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Welcome to #ActuallyICan, the podcast for ambitious modern women who are ready to break free from societal norms and design life on their own terms. I’m your host, Katy Ripp, a lifestyle coach, business mentor, and serial entrepreneur. This podcast is your guide to challenging expectations and embracing authenticity. Through candid conversations, humor, and deep […]

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Welcome to the Lifestyle Design Blog

Welcome to my little corner of the internet, where I invite you on a journey of empowerment and self-discovery. Here, I delve into the intricacies of business ownership, sharing insights and strategies for carving your path in the entrepreneurial and professional world.
But it's not just about business; it's about crafting a lifestyle that resonates with our true selves. Sobriety is a cornerstone of my journey, as I explore the profound freedom and clarity it brings. Through discussions on health and wellness, mindfulness, and the joys of alcohol-free living, I offer a holistic approach to living vibrantly. Join me as we embrace the transformative power of exercise, nourish our bodies and minds, and design lives that reflect our deepest desires. Together, let's build a community rooted in intention, resilience, and the pursuit of authentic living.


i write therefore i am.

Hi, I'm Katy.
Your lifestyle designer and business mentor.

Writing is my way of unwinding and letting my thoughts roam free. Every so often, in the midst of this creative chaos, something clicks, and I'm like, "Hmm, maybe someone else will dig this too." So, I toss it out into the world, hoping it lands with someone who gets it.
I hope that's you.

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Anxiety. Burnout. Unproductivity. Sleeplessness. Overwhelm.  I'm certain that every entrepreneur and business owner has undoubtedly encountered these emotions while managing their business ventures. I can definitely admit I did. Consequently, as a seasoned entrepreneur, one of the most valuable lessons I've learned is the significance of establishing boundaries to shield myself from these emotions and to savor both my personal and professional life.


How many times have you said this to yourself? Well, you’re in good company. I am in my mid-forties and there are days where I just cannot seem to adult. Where I feel like EVERYONE else has their shit together.

This happens less now that I’m not hungover everyday, but they still rear their ugly heads now and then. When it happens I try to think of this acronym. It helps…sometimes. Sometimes I just go back to bed.

You’ll find me to be a sunshine and rainbows kinda’ gal who whole-heartedly believes in the Law of Attraction, uses the f-bomb like it’s my part-time job, loves with all my heart and likes to do things just because others say it can’t be done.  Women in midlife ready to live unapologetically are my jam.  

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Just an

No competition.  No jealousy.
No backhanded- compliments.

and there is no one else on earth like you

"I love you. I support you.

kind of energy."

 their lives to think they're a 


Women need other women in

big deal