I'm Eden Hensley Silverstein and I’m the creator of The Road To The Good Life, a blog about appreciating and enhancing your life by being grateful for the “haves” instead of lingering on the “wants.”

I live in San Francisco with my husband cubes, my daughter Gates, and a Maine Coon cat named Sprite, in a railroad flat in The Mission. 

I've always had an eye for capturing and chronicling the everyday moments that make a good life; with each shot, I strive to tell a story. 

The best place to tell a story is over a home-cooked meal around a dinner table, and I discovered my love of food preparation with my first cooking class when I was eight. Since then I’ve identified, repositioned and branded a Thai restaurant franchise, written a cookbook with a Thai chef, and currently teach an online Thai cooking class on Atly


I envisioned and launched a monthly dinner series for Texas Hill Country wines that brought technology dreamers, vintners, and restaurateurs together around local wines paired with regional, sustainable cuisine. I love capturing moments like these on camera as well, and my food photography has been published in Nation’s Restaurants News.

Here on The Road To The Good Life, I share my thoughts on Food, Family, Making, and Work one to three times a week. You’ll find personal stories about my life and family weaved in with real-life, achievable entertaining tips, recipes, and fashion inspiration.

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Hire me to be the “voice” for your vision or brand.

For the past eight years, I’ve served as the voice and personality of the companies I’ve worked with, overseeing and managing corporate websites, crafting stories, editing and writing company newsletters, choosing events to participate in, and developing relationships with current and future customers. Learn more about hiring me to personalize your brand or vision by helping you share your company’s unique stories and building relationships with the people who need your products or services.


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Let’s collaborate!

Have a project that you'd like to work on with me? Please feel free to shoot me an email, Eden Hensley at gmail dot com.

Share a snapshot of your Good Life Story.

Once a month other DIY/lifestyle bloggers and readers share their versions of what The Good Life means to them.

Want to share a snapshot of your life?

Contribute to The Good Life children’s book.

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I want Gates to grow up being able to recognize and to enjoy "The Good Life." Many of us seem to define "The Good Life" by what we're missing in our lives. We're constantly striving for more. But, what if we already have "The Good Life" and we're just defining it wrong? 

I'm collecting people's definitions and examples of "The Good Life." My sister, a pre-school and an elementary school teacher of over fifteen years, and I will be creating a children's book for Gates and other kids. 

Interested in contributing? Share your definition or example of the good life. You can post to the blog's Facebook page or send me an email. In return for your help, if I use your submission in the book, I'll send you a copy when it's done. Remember that this is a children's book, so definitions need to be family friendly.