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054 Yumi Sakugawa: On Creating our own space & having tea with our demons

054 Yumi Sakugawa: On Creating our own space & having tea with our demons

What if you could live a life that 100% represented your singular experience?  What if you stopped asking how can I fit into the current society and dominate culture and instead asked what space can I carve out in the world that is mine, and fully supports who I am and what I care about? 


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053 Messy Middle Minisode: On Impatience

053 Messy Middle Minisode: On Impatience

Have you ever been in a stage of your life and thought "I thought I would be so much further along in _____ than I am"  This week I am talking about that uncomfortable space of when we are going after our dreams and goals and we realize at some point that our expectations have not been met.  

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052 Nicole Miyuki: On Showing up and Doing the Work

052 Nicole Miyuki: On Showing up and Doing the Work

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Have you ever wondered what people are talking about when they say "Just show up and do the work?"  Well, in this episode we are getting deep into what that looked like for Nicole Miyuki watercolorist, teacher and author as she wrote her first book. 

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050 On Year Long Projects: My 12 Experiments

050 On Year Long Projects: My 12 Experiments

If your someone who has ever had an interest in doing a year long project this episode will hopefully provide you with the inspiration to do one yourself.  If you asked me 2 years ago if I thought this was possible for me, I would have told you that I never follow through on long term projects and that I am just not the type of person who completes these sorts of things.  

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044: Tiffany Han: On finding Flow & Trusting Our Knowings

044: Tiffany Han: On finding Flow & Trusting Our Knowings

Tiffany Han, CPCC, is a writer, speaker, teacher, and coach whose work focuses on  helping highly-creative women embrace a new framework of creative productivity to design and build the businesses of their dreams and bring their best ideas to life. As the founder of Say Yes Creative LLC, Tiffany has been helping creative women take bold, inspired action towards their dreams since 2011.

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043 Sarah Driscoll & Coleen Hodges: The heart of business choosing the unconventional path

043 Sarah Driscoll & Coleen Hodges:  The heart of business choosing the unconventional path

Coleen is a mother 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 launch of this passion project was a dream come true for her. She believes in capturing the beauty and unique spirit of every child. 

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037 Elise Blaha Cripe: On the Power of Trying and Making Bold Moves

037 Elise Blaha Cripe: On the Power of Trying and Making Bold Moves

I'm Elise and I make stuff. That's who I am and that's my job.

I started a blog in 2005 because I wanted to share my thoughts with the Internet. A year later, I began sharing craft projects and tutorials. In 2008, I opened my first online shop and since then, I have made and sold everything from letterpress prints to wooden plant stands.

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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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Creative Inc

008 Sarah Moore: On Facing Fears and Year Long Projects

Sarah Natsumi Moore is a commercial and editorial photographer based in Austin, Texas. Having previously worked as the in-house creative for the largest travel magazine in The Netherlands, she is now enjoying the sunny freelance life in the lone star state.

It was so much fun interviewing Sarah.  When I meet people who are part of my tribe it makes me feel less like I belong somewhere.   For most of my life I have felt like the black sheep struggling to ‘fit in’ with the mainstream ways, and when I read Sarah’s blog I knew I had found a kindred spirit.  Sarah Moore is both funny and witty and a great example of someone who is willing to overcome her fears and put her work out there. 

We talked about her 12 Experiments project: which is her personal year long project of doing a different experiment a month for a year. 

The challenges of doing long term projects.  

Facing Fears- creating healthier habits 

Being ok with feeling like a hot mess

How having type A friends is so helpful, but also remembering that we help our type A friends too.

Show Notes:

12 Experiments

Website

Raise your hand say yes

Lisa Congdon- personal projects

Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up

Social Media Detox

Ice Cream will Save the Day

002 Katinka Kraft

002 Katinka Kraft: On Creative Risk and Knowing how to Fail

Katinka Kraft is a spoken word artist, performer and artistic director of Shut Up and Sign_Speak, a project that brings together deaf and hearing poets in Berlin. On the cobble stone streets of Berlin, she started her performance and directing career, at the early age of 7, with a 80s pop rendition of Mary Poppins. She grew up in a German-American family and moved to the United States from Germany, as a teenager. There she discovered spoken word and eventually became a teacher, organizer and performer in the spoken word and poetry slam scene in the USA for over 12 years. She moved back to her hometown Berlin in 2008.  Here she works as a freelance workshop facilitator, consultant, and artistic director. She received her B.A. degree from Western Washington University, Bellingham (USA) in Cultural Studies, Youth Advocacy, and the Performing Arts and my M.A in Biographical and Creative Writing from the Alice Salomon University, Berlin. She speaks German, English and is currently learning German Sign Language.

Katinka Kraft Website

Shut up and Sign Speak

The Descendents Project