Here Today with John + Patti

live a vibrant life with us.

I’m Patti Pagliei, the founder and designer of the jewelry and lifestyle brand Waxing Poetic. In 20+ years, my work has touched countless souls who wish to celebrate a life of connection, curiosity, delight, and reverence. I’m a mom, breast cancer survivor, and advocate for empowered and expressed living.

John Simpson is my husband, partner and co-creator in life. He’s a visionary entrepreneur, the co-CEO of Waxing Poetic and runs our experiential boutique The Shopkeepers.  An outdoor enthusiast and nature lover, John encourages our family’s ongoing wonder-filled adventures. He is also the lead singer and plays harmonica (and sometimes guitar) in The Doublewide Kings band.

Our life together has been charged with vibrant wonder through several tumultuous health, home, business, and life challenges that shook us out of a more conditioned and constrained construct of living. It was when we were forced to reexamine our perceived boundaries that we uncovered the seeds of our new book, The Way of Wonder (coming in September 2023), which we consider–– along with our family and our zest for life–– one of our greatest accomplishments. We currently live in Santa Barbara, California with our daughter Lulu.

Over the years at Waxing Poetic, we've been graced with a loyal following and hundreds of thousands of subscribers— down-to-earth, accomplished folks, esteemed writers, creators, entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and all-around amazing humans–– who find joy and connection in our inspirations, creations, poetry, stories, and wonder-seeking lifestyle.

In Here Today, we will write, speak and share everything we know about how to move beyond struggles, find connection, and create an exalted, fulfilling life. This is what we’re here for, and we hope you’ll join us!


why become a paid subscriber?

Every Thursday, we publish a long-form Here Today exploration, which is free for everyone and include our monthly good living recommendations: 5 Things We Love.

If you’d like to support our work and receive our special benefits, here are the details: for just $5/month, or $50/year, you can delight in:

MONTHLY ISSUE of Exalted & Delicious

  • Exalted

    We’ll open the door to new wonders, and share suggestions for furthering your experience of what we consider very rewarding, deep living.

  • Delicious
    We share recipes, snippets from the kitchen, and other tasty exclusives.

  • Plus: Special Offers
    You’ll receive a deeply satisfying online discount offer for our Waxing Poetic jewelry or goodies from The Shopkeepers.

QUARTERLY ISSUE of A Life Well Lived

  • Peeks Behind the Scenes

    Four times a year, you’ll receive exclusive peeks into our writing, designing, music, business, and creative processes. We’ll share how things have unfolded for us and meaningful methods to fire up your own creative living and pursuits.


  • Community Membership
    Discussion threads are reserved exclusively for paid subscribers. Here’s where we make the world a smaller place and where we can connect one-on-one and learn from each other.


  • Extra Goodies
    You’ll be the first to know about our events, new books, designs, adventures and other things we think you’d enjoy.

We are so happy to be here and that you’re here with us too! We don’t like messing around with your precious time here on earth, so please know that when you opt-in for paid, you’ll receive offers that (if you choose to take advantage of them) far exceed the price of the subscription (our tangible thanks!).

If you are a teacher or would like to subscribe and need assistance, please reach out to us at, and we will get you set up with a free subscription.

Your support allows us to continue our mission to bring you fresh content that we hope will pump you up! Our mission is to further open the wonder of living and to bring that value to you.

Here today. With thanks. With you,

John + Patti


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