Hi there! I'm Emily, owner and designer of all things at Pistachico Paper Goods. The name Pistachico (yep, pronounced just like pistachio but with a 'co' at the end!) was created from the nickname my husband calls me — pistachio — in a whimsical and spontaneous moment to share my work with the world.
My mission through everything I design is simple: to make a difference in the lives of others through meaningful products that embrace mindful living, joy, and mental wellness.
During a really difficult year with my mental health back in 2018, I created the I'm Doing Okay Anxiety Journal as way to track my progress, recovery and therapy journey while going through treatment for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD - learn more here). I found journaling to be an incredible resource, and shared the book with a few friends who encouraged me to share it further. In 2019, I crowdfunded the cost to print the journal, and after funding almost 200% (wow!), the shop was born.
Today, Pistachico exists to offer thoughtfully designed stationery products to encourage you wherever you're at — whether that's starting a personal journey towards wellness, taking that first step towards therapy, supporting someone you love, or simply living life recognizing the importance of mental health — while continuing to be a safe space for honest conversation, advocacy and education.
However you arrived here today, I'm thankful that you're here and honored to share this space with you.