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024 Katie Altneu: On Playing to your Strengths

024 Katie Altneu: On Playing to your Strengths

She first discovered the healing power of Oriental Medicine when she suffered from digestion problems of her own. When her doctors couldn't help her, she tried acupuncture and was amazed by the results and became a strong believer in the power of holistic medicine. She hopes to share the same success with you within her Denver area acupuncture and Chinese Medicine practice.

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023 Cinthia Pacheco: Melding Intuition with Data

023 Cinthia Pacheco: Melding Intuition with Data

She first discovered the healing power of Oriental Medicine when she suffered from digestion problems of her own. When her doctors couldn't help her, she tried acupuncture and was amazed by the results and became a strong believer in the power of holistic medicine. She hopes to share the same success with you within her Denver area acupuncture and Chinese Medicine practice.

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022 Coleen Hodges: Photography of the many faces of the Autism Spectrum

022 Coleen Hodges: Photography of the many faces of the Autism Spectrum

Coleen is a Mama of two, emergency room nurse, photographer and blogger located in Arizona.  Her passion for capturing the beauty of the everyday started the second she became a mother.  The collaboration with Sarah to launch this passion project is a dream come true for her.  She believes in capturing the beauty and unique spirit of EVERY child. 

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021 Sarah Moore: On Rejection the 12th Experiment

021 Sarah Moore: On Rejection the 12th Experiment

Hey there! My name is Sarah Natsumi Moore and I am a photographer, explorer, and ponderer. I started out 2016 with a list of lofty goals, full of metrics and benchmarks that seemed important at the time of writing, but two weeks into the year realized I no longer cared to “make more money” or “grow my Instagram followers.” I put the list away and took comfort In the Great British Baking Show (it's good I swear!).

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020 Danielle Stroble: On Divorce and Healing through Creativity

020 Danielle Stroble: On Divorce and Healing through Creativity

While this Sonoma Valley transplant hails from Arizona, Danielle spent her transformative, post-college, early adult “discovering the world years” living in the Midwestern United States, but traveling the world. Working in the car racing industry for what seemed like a life time, specializing in the “left brain” work of accounting and finance, building businesses, sponsorships and marketing left her feeling like there just HAD to be something more creative on the horizon.

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019 Holly Kleiman: On Commitment & Curiosity

019 Holly Kleiman: On Commitment & Curiosity

Today’s inspirational guest is with Holly Kliman, National VP of Arbonne.  In this episode we dive right into the elephant in the room and misconceptions around network marketing.  We talked about how holly almost passed up on this opportunity and why she believes that doing this business was the smartest decision of her life.  

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018 Michelle Grasek: For the Love of Marketing

018 Michelle Grasek: For the Love of Marketing

I’m passionate about acupuncture and believe – like you do! – that it can change the world.

But we can only change the world if we as a community of acupuncturists can reach more people and heal more patients. I want to help you succeed and do just that, with marketing & practice management advice and plenty of inspiration from other acupuncturists.

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016 Jen Verruto: Saying Yes and Following the Flow

“I don’t want design to be unapproachable and scary for people.  Designing your home should be fun, rewarding, and exciting, and it’s my job to make that happen!”
— Jen Verruto

Before becoming a Designer, Jen received a degree in Psychology with a minor in Anthropology from Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington. While Anthropology stimulated her fascination with varying cultures, and Psychology explored the area of social work, both were lacking the creative outlet she yearned for. 

She seized the opportunity to move to Macerata, Italy to study Italian art and learn the language while being submerged in the culture. She soon began to realize that her passions for both design and helping people could culminate in an exciting career.   

After moving to San Diego, she enrolled in design school where it became apparent that design was in her nature as she graduated with top honors while simultaneously working at a high profile model home design firm.  Over the following eight years she additionally dabbled in closet design, kitchen re-facing, upholstery, and professional real estate staging. 

By far, the most important outcome of these cumulative experiences was her realization that she wanted to design on a more personal level.  Through her extensive experience in these many different aspects of the industry, she has refined a keen design eye for color and layout and an ability to work with a wide array of clientele and design tastes. 

And while high-end remodels and model homes were interesting, she prefers the joy and ease of the collaboration with clients who are budget conscious but who need help sprucing up their spaces. Jen explains: "I don't want design to be unapproachable and scary for people. Designing your home should be fun, rewarding, and exciting, and it's my job to make that happen!"

 

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015 Nicole Miyuki: On Perspective

Nicole Miyuki Santo is a lettering artist, graphic designer and teacher. She has found her spirit through her creative journey walking alongside others; whether that's designing for their small business venture or being a guide while learning the craft of brush lettering. Nicole stays grounded through yoga and journaling and is just like you and me navigating life with the good and the bad that comes with it all. 

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014 Bari Tessler: The Art of Money

Bari Tessler Linden, MA, is a Financial Therapist, Mentor Coach and Mama-preneur. Bari’s gentle, body-centered approach weaves together personal, couple, and creative entrepreneurial money teachings into one complete tapestry. She is the founder of The Art of Money: a global, year-long money school, which integrates Money Healing, Money Practices and Money Maps. Her work has been featured on Oprah.com, Inc.com, and the Huffington Post and in US News & World Report, Reuters Money, The Fiscal Times, Experience Life Magazine, Yogi Times, Best Self Magazine and Emerging Women. Bari is also the author of The Art of Money: A Life-Changing Guide to Financial Happiness, published by Parallax Press. Learn more about Bari at: http://baritessler.com/


Season Finale: On Why this Podcast and What's Next?

Ending my first season of Special Circumstance with a solo podcast all about what I’ve learned through doing this podcast, the challenges and the surprises and what I have planned next for Season 2 of the podcast.

Its been such a pleasure to get to interview such amazing, inspiring individuals that are pursuing a path of bravery.  

Thank you to all who have supported me and joined me in this journey!  Your encouragement means the world to me!!

013 Wes Sam-Bruce: On Growing and Flexing our Cultural Empathy Muscle

LIKE YOU, AND EVERYONE ELSE IN THE WORLD, I'M A LOT OF DIFFERENT THINGS.

I'M AN ARTIST, EDUCATOR, ILLUSTRATOR, MURALIST, PHOTOGRAPHER, DESIGNER, WRITER, AND POET

I'M BEST KNOWN FOR MY AUDACIOUS, EXPLORATORY, AND STORY-SOAKED SCULPTURAL INSTALLATIONS. LIKE ENTERING AN UNDISCOVERED WORLD, ABANDONED HOME, OR ONE'S OWN INNER LIFE, THESE INSTALLATIONS ACT AS LIVING METAPHORS TO PROMPT PHYSICAL ENGAGEMENT AND CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT WITH THE VIEWER, CONJURE STRONG EMOTIONAL CONNECTIONS, INSPIRE DEEP REFLECTION, OFFER INSIGHT INTO THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE, AND ENCHANT AUTHENTIC AND IMAGINATIVE PLAY IN BOTH ADULTS AND CHILDREN.THAT SAME TENACIOUS, AMBITIOUS, THOUGHT PROVOKING INTENTION ALSO MAKES ITS WAY INTO EVERY PIECE, BRUSH STROKE, WORD, AND IDEA I PUT IN A GALLERY, MURAL, ILLUSTRATION, POEM, OR PHOTO.RANGING FROM VAST VILLAGE-LIKE INSTALLATIONS IN MUSEUMS AND POETICALLY CHARGED 2D AND 2.5D WORK IN GALLERIES, TO THE SMALL ACT OF MAKING A POEM OR PHOTO ALONE AT THE RIVER, MY WORK INVESTIGATES THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE, MYSTERY, CONNECTIONS TO LANGUAGE, LANDSCAPE & PLACE, THE UNFATHOMABLE DEPTH OF OUR OWN INNER-LIVES, AND THE THREADED-NESS OF ONE THING TO EVERYTHING ELSE.  MY WORK HAS MANY MEDIUMS; THE IDEAS TAKING THEIR FINAL FORMS TO FILL IN THE OPEN SPACE OF A GALLERY WALL, INSTALLATION, OR POEM LIKE WATER SEEKING ITS LEVEL.

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012 Kate Casebier: On Listening to Creative Whispers & Making Bold Moves

I loved this episode talking with Kate Casebier: a mother, graphic designer, and blogger about taking risks and making big and brave bold moves.  

What happens when the whisper becomes too loud to ignore?  What happens when you start asking questions like: Does this bring me Joy?  What lights me up?  

What happened for Kate was that it took her on a journey that I think many people can relate to, the one that goes off the predictable track towards a destination uncertain and scary but so so necessary.  

Kate and I talked about making that bold move of leaving the law profession and then being willing to stay in the discomfort around making that transition.  And her insights about staying the course despite the challenges that come with it and her honest reflections about what it's really is like to live a creative path are a such a refreshing voice to hear among the other outside voices that sometimes can make it seem like its all butterflies and rainbows.  

In this episode you will hear about what it's really like to follow your heart, trust in the process, and move through the struggles and challenges that come along with a creative path.  And you will hear where Kate's Journey has led her to today, helping other people translate what they are feeling and envisioning in their business into a beautiful visually brand identity working as a business and branding coach.  

Check out all of Kate's stuff here:

www.loveonejack.com