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How to Glamp Like a Pro with Wildhaven Sonoma

How to Glamp Like a Pro with Wildhaven Sonoma

I’ve officially glamped four times. Each time, I’ve learned more and more about my expectations and needs to better prepare myself for successful glamping. For the glamping newbies, I’ve wrangled my friends Ken Barber and Brian Lawerence, co-founders of Wildhaven Sonoma (the coolest glamping site in Healdsburg), to answer all of our pressing glamping 101 questions and what its like to glamp at Wildhaven Sonoma. Happy glamping!

The Key People You Need When Launching a Business - Nancy Nichols

The Key People You Need When Launching a Business

By Benjamin Reid
When you’re launching your own business, there’s a lot of support you need on a personal level. Through, you’ll build up a network of people to discuss business ideas with. That kind of help is essential and can make the process of starting a business a lot more comfortable (and a lot more fun!).

How to cope with financial stress

Financial stress can be overwhelming, but a few simple strategies can help you better understand your finances and feel more in control. Here’s what you should know.

The Email Whisperer: Meet Jackie Ayala, Founder of EmailBeam

Jackie Ayala is pure magic, she has an understanding of email nuances that most humans get frustrated by and can’t figure out. She took this gift and started EmailBeam, a company that helps individuals get their email campaigns off the ground. Learn more how this LA based maven took her geeky obsession with email and transformed it into a company helping others.

Skincare For All: Meet Laura Lee Botsacos, Founder of Apollo & Artemis Beauty by Equality™

My husband and I have varied skin regimes – he thinks my skincare is too “feminine” in smell while I think his products are too masculine. So when I heard about the skincare line my friend Laura Lee Botsacos was creating, I needed to learn more. She created Apollo & Artemis Beauty By Equality™ because skin is skin regardless of gender. Learn more how this accomplished actress made the pivot into a game changing skin care product.

Soundboard. Courtesy of Niamh Donoghue.

The Mentor Matchmaker: Meet Niamh Donoghue, Founder of Soundboard

Do you have a mentor? How did you find him/her? Finding a mentor is a lot like dating — you’ll meet a lot of people before you find “the one”. Niamh Donoghue started her Ireland based company to help those curious about their career, or next steps in life, to find a mentor. In these digital events, we’re introduced to various industry leaders and hear their stories of getting to where they are now. What’s the special sauce? The conversation is broken up with curated introductions based on needs/desires. Learn more about Niamh and her own journey with mentorship.

A Community For The Spiritually Curious: Meet Alexandra Trevisan, Founder of Spiriosity

I was raised with Jewish and Escopalian parents, so my spiritual upbringing was unique. Now as a 30-something, I’m not quite sure what I believe – nor do I see myself belonging to a particular institution. But I do consider myself spiritually curious! Enter Spiriosity, a community created by Alexandra Trevisan, for individuals like myself who have questions but want to learn more about religions and how they intersect with spirituality.

Setting Boundaries When Working From Home

Setting Boundaries When Working From Home

Working remotely is the new normal for many of us—but that doesn’t make setting boundaries any easier. Learn how to work smarter, not harder, with these tips.

The Healer’s Community: Meet Ashley Rose Howard, Co-Founder of Heal Good Collective

We all want to find our community that best fits us. Heal Good Collective is a community for healers and individuals in service. Unlike other communities, Heal Good Collective is more than events – it’s a destination to help people navigate their businesses. Meet Ashley Rose Howard, the co-founder of Heal Good Collective and learn how she turned her hustle into a healing opportunity.

Here’s Why You Should Be Delegating

Here’s Why You Should Be Delegating

There are many excuses not to delegate, but they pale in comparison to the benefits of smart delegation. Here’s why you should be handing off more work.

Mindset Matters: Meet Celeste Harrington, The Mindset Maven

It’s easy to complain about a job and play the victim. But what if it’s not your situation that needs changing, but it’s you? Celeste Harrington was on the brink of burnout when she took a look at her life and realized it needed some framing. Learn more about her journey and how you can put mind over matter.

The New Code of Motherhood, According to Saskia Roell

“The New Code of Motherhood” is an inspirational story by Saskia Roell. She is the mother of five children and recognized as a renowned fertility coach, international motivational speaker and bestselling author.

Avoid These 7 Common Mistakes In Virtual Networking

Networking has taken the internet by storm, especially in a time when intersectionality and diversity are heavily discussed on social media and elsewhere. With the recent COVID-19 pandemic, millions of people are either working at home or staying home after being furloughed.

How To Make Networking Work For You

It doesn’t matter what industry of the business world you’re in or what job you’re working – you’ll always hear about how important networking is.

Practical Tips for Easing into Entrepreneurship

The world needs entrepreneurs. People who think outside of the box, bring goods and services to the marketplace and add creativity to the world. Entrepreneurs are go-getters, risk-takers and need-fillers. They design their own destiny.

Parenting in a Pandemic

Mom mom mom mom mom mom mom mom mom mom….
It was 10am on day something of god-knows-how-long school will be canceled.

The Sixth Degree Podcast with Chris Lotz

Life Changing Coverage with Chris Lotz

Today’s guest, Chris Lotz, is the CEO of Goodcover, a start up insurance company which offers a digital and differentiated service to its clients.

freelance project

Master Dealing With Freelance Anxiety

Dealing with freelance anxiety can be challenging – the unpredictability of your next paycheck, client, or freelance project can take a toll on you. But there are ways to help you pivot this anxiety into something useful and take control.

Email campaign

Spread the News(letters)

Getting a following can be one of the most difficult parts of starting (and maintaining) a business. The flood of social media posts, the constant

From Invisible to Visible with Harper Spero

From Invisible to Visible with Harper Spero

On today’s podcast we have Harper Spero, a business coach for individuals who are 0-5 years into launching their business, and she is the host of the Made Visible podcast, which shines a light on invisible illnesses.

Productivity apps

Make It Happen

How can we maintain organization without sacrificing efficiency and without losing our minds in the process? Here are our three best productivity apps.

The ABC’s of CBD & THC

By Emily Merrell The only thing I ever learned in school about marjauana was not to do it. After moving to San Francisco, the DARE

brand identity

Building a Brand

Golden arches, the swoosh, a bitten apple. These symbols spark a brand name as soon as you visualize the image in your mind, right? Chick-fil-A

An Unedited Life with Mercey Livingston

Mercey Livingston is a freelance writer and creator of the “Wellness United” podcast. She’s written for Well+Good, Women’s Health, and Glamour. She uses her platforms to promote a healthier lifestyle for everyone.

Five Things To Learn During A Pandemic

By Emily Merrell  Since we’ve been “sheltering in place” for more than two months, I’ve felt overjoyed by this extra time to learn everything –

Working with Your Friends and Family: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

Working with Friends and Family

Wouldn’t it make things complicated? What if something goes wrong and the relationship turns sour? Will you be able to fire him or her if the need arises?

The Journey of Cooking your Dreams with Julia Chebotar

In today’s podcast, we are joined by Julia Chebotar, health and wellness consultant. Julia grew up in the cooking world and after college started working in her family’s restaurant. Some years later, inspired by Emily’s message of empowerment, she decided to take a leap by starting her career as a private chef and health coach where she found her true passion. Now, with more than four years of experience and a lot of interesting stories (including a couple that involve celebrities) she has found her own style and grown her own business.

A Sustainable Shift to a Conversation with Carolyn Stine

Having an eye for the aesthetic side of life is life-changing. Today on The Sixth Degree podcast with Emily Merrell, we have Carolyn Stine, who left her corporate job to become an entrepreneur by expressing brand and lifestyle content for businesses. She has become an advocate for sustainability to produce a more health-conscious life and eco-friendly environment. Carolyn’s goal is to create a healthier and more positive habitat for ourselves and the earth.

Six Degrees Society Online Meeetings

Business Communication – A New Era for Meetings?

Remember when an office meeting required more than wearing a headset and making sure the webcam didn’t show your unicorn pajama pants? Let’s take a few minutes and evaluate the benefits (and downsides) of both online and face-to-face meetings.

How your Well-being is Your Power with Kelly Nash

On today’s ‘The Sixth Degree’ with Emily Merrell we talk with special guest Annie Heath. Annie started her professional journey as a young blogger with a deep desire to share her thoughts. A few years later, she found the strength to pursue what really made her happy or, as she calls it, to “chase the flower feeling” and founded Ida Blooms, her flower design company that offers a wide variety of services. From workshops to DIY kits, she has found in her business a way to express herself and let her clients discover in flowers a tool for many things, including mental health.

Six Degrees Society Blooming a Business with Annie Heath

Blooming a Business with Annie Heath

On today’s ‘The Sixth Degree’ with Emily Merrell we talk with special guest Annie Heath. Annie started her professional journey as a young blogger with a deep desire to share her thoughts. A few years later, she found the strength to pursue what really made her happy or, as she calls it, to “chase the flower feeling” and founded Ida Blooms, her flower design company that offers a wide variety of services. From workshops to DIY kits, she has found in her business a way to express herself and let her clients discover in flowers a tool for many things, including mental health.

A Snapshot of Planning a Wedding During COVID-19 with Jodee Debes

Planning your wedding can be stressful, but it can be even more so with recent events. Today on the Sixth Degree with Emily Merrell, special guest, friend and wedding photographer Jodee Debes joins us about the necessary steps to take for all the brides and grooms out there. She has created a virtual offering to mentor people who want to be in the photography business and helps soon-to-be brides and grooms achieve their wedding goals.

How to Glamp Like a Pro with Wildhaven Sonoma

How to Glamp Like a Pro with Wildhaven Sonoma

I’ve officially glamped four times. Each time, I’ve learned more and more about my expectations and needs to better prepare myself for successful glamping. For the glamping newbies, I’ve wrangled my friends Ken Barber and Brian Lawerence, co-founders of Wildhaven Sonoma (the coolest glamping site in Healdsburg), to answer all of our pressing glamping 101 questions and what its like to glamp at Wildhaven Sonoma. Happy glamping!

The Key People You Need When Launching a Business - Nancy Nichols

The Key People You Need When Launching a Business

By Benjamin Reid
When you’re launching your own business, there’s a lot of support you need on a personal level. Through, you’ll build up a network of people to discuss business ideas with. That kind of help is essential and can make the process of starting a business a lot more comfortable (and a lot more fun!).

How to cope with financial stress

Financial stress can be overwhelming, but a few simple strategies can help you better understand your finances and feel more in control. Here’s what you should know.

The Email Whisperer: Meet Jackie Ayala, Founder of EmailBeam

Jackie Ayala is pure magic, she has an understanding of email nuances that most humans get frustrated by and can’t figure out. She took this gift and started EmailBeam, a company that helps individuals get their email campaigns off the ground. Learn more how this LA based maven took her geeky obsession with email and transformed it into a company helping others.

Skincare For All: Meet Laura Lee Botsacos, Founder of Apollo & Artemis Beauty by Equality™

My husband and I have varied skin regimes – he thinks my skincare is too “feminine” in smell while I think his products are too masculine. So when I heard about the skincare line my friend Laura Lee Botsacos was creating, I needed to learn more. She created Apollo & Artemis Beauty By Equality™ because skin is skin regardless of gender. Learn more how this accomplished actress made the pivot into a game changing skin care product.

Soundboard. Courtesy of Niamh Donoghue.

The Mentor Matchmaker: Meet Niamh Donoghue, Founder of Soundboard

Do you have a mentor? How did you find him/her? Finding a mentor is a lot like dating — you’ll meet a lot of people before you find “the one”. Niamh Donoghue started her Ireland based company to help those curious about their career, or next steps in life, to find a mentor. In these digital events, we’re introduced to various industry leaders and hear their stories of getting to where they are now. What’s the special sauce? The conversation is broken up with curated introductions based on needs/desires. Learn more about Niamh and her own journey with mentorship.

A Community For The Spiritually Curious: Meet Alexandra Trevisan, Founder of Spiriosity

I was raised with Jewish and Escopalian parents, so my spiritual upbringing was unique. Now as a 30-something, I’m not quite sure what I believe – nor do I see myself belonging to a particular institution. But I do consider myself spiritually curious! Enter Spiriosity, a community created by Alexandra Trevisan, for individuals like myself who have questions but want to learn more about religions and how they intersect with spirituality.

Setting Boundaries When Working From Home

Setting Boundaries When Working From Home

Working remotely is the new normal for many of us—but that doesn’t make setting boundaries any easier. Learn how to work smarter, not harder, with these tips.

The Healer’s Community: Meet Ashley Rose Howard, Co-Founder of Heal Good Collective

We all want to find our community that best fits us. Heal Good Collective is a community for healers and individuals in service. Unlike other communities, Heal Good Collective is more than events – it’s a destination to help people navigate their businesses. Meet Ashley Rose Howard, the co-founder of Heal Good Collective and learn how she turned her hustle into a healing opportunity.

Here’s Why You Should Be Delegating

Here’s Why You Should Be Delegating

There are many excuses not to delegate, but they pale in comparison to the benefits of smart delegation. Here’s why you should be handing off more work.

Mindset Matters: Meet Celeste Harrington, The Mindset Maven

It’s easy to complain about a job and play the victim. But what if it’s not your situation that needs changing, but it’s you? Celeste Harrington was on the brink of burnout when she took a look at her life and realized it needed some framing. Learn more about her journey and how you can put mind over matter.

The New Code of Motherhood, According to Saskia Roell

“The New Code of Motherhood” is an inspirational story by Saskia Roell. She is the mother of five children and recognized as a renowned fertility coach, international motivational speaker and bestselling author.

Avoid These 7 Common Mistakes In Virtual Networking

Networking has taken the internet by storm, especially in a time when intersectionality and diversity are heavily discussed on social media and elsewhere. With the recent COVID-19 pandemic, millions of people are either working at home or staying home after being furloughed.

How To Make Networking Work For You

It doesn’t matter what industry of the business world you’re in or what job you’re working – you’ll always hear about how important networking is.

Practical Tips for Easing into Entrepreneurship

The world needs entrepreneurs. People who think outside of the box, bring goods and services to the marketplace and add creativity to the world. Entrepreneurs are go-getters, risk-takers and need-fillers. They design their own destiny.

Parenting in a Pandemic

Mom mom mom mom mom mom mom mom mom mom….
It was 10am on day something of god-knows-how-long school will be canceled.

freelance project

Master Dealing With Freelance Anxiety

Dealing with freelance anxiety can be challenging – the unpredictability of your next paycheck, client, or freelance project can take a toll on you. But there are ways to help you pivot this anxiety into something useful and take control.

Email campaign

Spread the News(letters)

Getting a following can be one of the most difficult parts of starting (and maintaining) a business. The flood of social media posts, the constant

Productivity apps

Make It Happen

How can we maintain organization without sacrificing efficiency and without losing our minds in the process? Here are our three best productivity apps.

The ABC’s of CBD & THC

By Emily Merrell The only thing I ever learned in school about marjauana was not to do it. After moving to San Francisco, the DARE

brand identity

Building a Brand

Golden arches, the swoosh, a bitten apple. These symbols spark a brand name as soon as you visualize the image in your mind, right? Chick-fil-A

The Sixth Degree Podcast with Chris Lotz

Life Changing Coverage with Chris Lotz

Today’s guest, Chris Lotz, is the CEO of Goodcover, a start up insurance company which offers a digital and differentiated service to its clients.

From Invisible to Visible with Harper Spero

From Invisible to Visible with Harper Spero

On today’s podcast we have Harper Spero, a business coach for individuals who are 0-5 years into launching their business, and she is the host of the Made Visible podcast, which shines a light on invisible illnesses.

An Unedited Life with Mercey Livingston

Mercey Livingston is a freelance writer and creator of the “Wellness United” podcast. She’s written for Well+Good, Women’s Health, and Glamour. She uses her platforms to promote a healthier lifestyle for everyone.

The Journey of Cooking your Dreams with Julia Chebotar

In today’s podcast, we are joined by Julia Chebotar, health and wellness consultant. Julia grew up in the cooking world and after college started working in her family’s restaurant. Some years later, inspired by Emily’s message of empowerment, she decided to take a leap by starting her career as a private chef and health coach where she found her true passion. Now, with more than four years of experience and a lot of interesting stories (including a couple that involve celebrities) she has found her own style and grown her own business.

A Sustainable Shift to a Conversation with Carolyn Stine

Having an eye for the aesthetic side of life is life-changing. Today on The Sixth Degree podcast with Emily Merrell, we have Carolyn Stine, who left her corporate job to become an entrepreneur by expressing brand and lifestyle content for businesses. She has become an advocate for sustainability to produce a more health-conscious life and eco-friendly environment. Carolyn’s goal is to create a healthier and more positive habitat for ourselves and the earth.

How your Well-being is Your Power with Kelly Nash

On today’s ‘The Sixth Degree’ with Emily Merrell we talk with special guest Annie Heath. Annie started her professional journey as a young blogger with a deep desire to share her thoughts. A few years later, she found the strength to pursue what really made her happy or, as she calls it, to “chase the flower feeling” and founded Ida Blooms, her flower design company that offers a wide variety of services. From workshops to DIY kits, she has found in her business a way to express herself and let her clients discover in flowers a tool for many things, including mental health.

Six Degrees Society Blooming a Business with Annie Heath

Blooming a Business with Annie Heath

On today’s ‘The Sixth Degree’ with Emily Merrell we talk with special guest Annie Heath. Annie started her professional journey as a young blogger with a deep desire to share her thoughts. A few years later, she found the strength to pursue what really made her happy or, as she calls it, to “chase the flower feeling” and founded Ida Blooms, her flower design company that offers a wide variety of services. From workshops to DIY kits, she has found in her business a way to express herself and let her clients discover in flowers a tool for many things, including mental health.

A Snapshot of Planning a Wedding During COVID-19 with Jodee Debes

Planning your wedding can be stressful, but it can be even more so with recent events. Today on the Sixth Degree with Emily Merrell, special guest, friend and wedding photographer Jodee Debes joins us about the necessary steps to take for all the brides and grooms out there. She has created a virtual offering to mentor people who want to be in the photography business and helps soon-to-be brides and grooms achieve their wedding goals.

Community is a Form of Social Art with Nicole Tremaglio

Being multi-passionate can lead to some extraordinary experiences, and that is what it did for Nicole. On today’s ‘The Sixth Degree’ with Emily Merrell, we have special guest Nicole Tremaglio whose mission is bringing people together by cultivating culture and lifestyle brands. She took the leap in leaving her corporate career and pursuing her side hustle to create community and connect with people and their branded content. She hopes to bring awareness about mental health and its importance in society.

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