Me: Julie Love Gagen | Blogger at How I Sustain Blog


I consider myself a person in progress. I love photos + words. On my blog, I share my journey towards living well through the things that inspire me, each and every day.


About Me

I am an incredibly honest, goal-oriented, former suit-wearer, with a background in financial consulting, engineering, non-profit international development, organizational management, and now a wellness-oriented creative blogger who is passionate about helping people find their version of living well.

Currently, I own a small yoga business Power Yoga with Julie in Massachusetts where I teach (mostly) moms how to get their body lean, toned, and gorgeous, all while enjoying the luscious splendor which is an awesome, and incredibly relaxing, yoga class.

Yes, friend, it’s possible. Take my word for it. It’s all about the fascia.

You can also take  memory keeping classes with me online through my business Little Paper Projects.

It’s a strange path, I know. But bear with me, because I firmly believe that all of these professional paths are going to converge to my through line: the point in my career where all of those seemingly different professional careers all come together. And when I get there, you’ll say: OH, that makes sense.

I’ll say that too, because it will be a happy surprise for all of us. 😉

For more on my evolving business, follow me on twitter, instagram, or Pinterest, and get inspired to find your sustainability.

About this Blog

How I Sustain is the place where I write about what inspires me, what wakes me up in the morning, what keeps me going when life throws lemons (like, at me, in the way where if I don’t dart quickly enough, I’m going down), what I love most about right now, and how I get through that crazy balance of motherhood, work, starting my own business, and still finding time to do the things that I need to do to stay me – like crafting, creating, and memory keeping.

If I had to sum my perspective here into one sentence, it would be this:

It doesn’t matter how much you invest in the production of perfect, if you have to impose undue stress on yourself to get there, make sure you’re able to say that it was worth it.

Sometimes I just want to be able to say “ya, it’s worth it” and know that I mean it. And that’s why I write here. And that’s what I’m trying to share.

So follow the blog, grab some free downloads, or follow me on twitter, or instagram, or Pinterest, and get inspired to find your sustainability.






  1. I believe that outer sustainability cannot be achieved without inner sustainability. Happy to have stumbled upon your blog!

  2. I can’t begin to thank you enough for stopping over and following my humble blog-o-thing! I wish you the very best, not only today but well into the future. Be inspired and please take care.

  3. Found you on Pinterest and will be following your blog regularly now. Just wanted to say I thought it a brilliant idea to pin your About page as well as the usual posts! I’ll definitely do that for mine… Well as soon as I’ve created an About page anyway.

    • Julie says

      Thank you! I feel like the About page always needs to be updated, but ya – it’s kind of a catch-all and a great place to add a pinnable graphic if you make one. I love the title of your blog, can’t wait to check it out!

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