In this episode I am so excited to introduce my incredible friend and mentor, Heidi Lowe!
Heidi is a life long artist, jeweler, educator, and life and business coach. She is also the owner of Heidi Lowe Gallery. I personally worked as a summer intern for Heidi while I was in grad school and I seriously loved every moment. Not only did I learn more about running a gallery, business, and living a life as a jeweler, but it also inspired me to dive deep and do some inner work. Heidi always asks the best questions to help identify what is holding you back in your creative journey.
In this episode we learn more about how Heidi teaches makers like you how to do the inner work required to create the financial freedom you desire. She also urges us to sit and reflect within the difficult moments of our lives in order to focus better on ourselves and our personal needs. She asks us to shift the narrative inside of ourselves in order to succeed and sometimes, she...
Happy Earth Day! Here are a few companies that I use who's missions help support the planet.
1. Noissue: Looking for eco-packaging that's custom for your brand? In need of compostable mailers? Noissue has got you covered. I get so many compliments on the sustainable custom tissue paper I had printed through Noissue. Their Eco-Packaging Alliance is a great way to contribute to global reforestation, and show off your eco-friendly packaging! For every order you make, Noissue will plant trees for you in areas of need, and give you access to a badge to promote your eco-goodness to your customers.
2. One Tree Planted is a non-profit that helps with reforestation. They make it easy for any individual or business to give back and plant trees! Trees help clean the air we breathe, filter the water we drink, and provide habitat to over 80% of the worlds terrestrial biodiversity. You can partner with One Tree Planted...
In this episode we have emiko oye! emiko is a Japanese American artist who creates bold and colorful jewelry with repurposed LEGO®. From her emikooreware ready-to-wear line, to one-of-a-kind, conceptual work inspired by haute couture, art history, David Bowie, Nonviolent Communication and Mindfulness.
She began her San Francisco-based jewelry business, emiko-o, in 1997, dealing in retail, wholesale and private commissions. Collaborations with LEGO® System in Denmark have led to their endorsement of her as an “Influencer” for young female makers. emiko has a BFA University Scholar from Syracuse University and her work has been shown in over 100 exhibitions worldwide and has been featured in a multitude of publications. She served as President and on the Board of Directors for the Metal Arts Guild San Francisco, and has lectured on the business of craft and her own work for notable institutions and organizations featured around the world.
I know what it is like to push yourself beyond your limits and hit burnout. There is a difference between stress and burnout. Let's dive in and talk about the two! You can now listen to the Wellness for Makers Podcast here in the blog. At the end of the episode, I will guide you through a grounding exercise that you can come back to again and again. Enjoy!
I am so excited to introduce today’s guest, Tyler Benner. Tyler is former US Archery Olympic level archer, author of “Inside the Archer”, and the Founder of Venn Design a company dedicated to creating furniture designed for human movement. I reached out to Tyler because I love Venn Design’s Air Chair, a Stability ball that is beautifully crafted with you in mind to help you move, bend, and wiggle while you work! Inspired by stability balls, Tyler set out to make a piece of upholstered furniture that had a pleasing temperature for sitting and utilized a beautiful design for you to enjoy having it in your space rather than hiding it away. Each piece is beautifully crafted by hand in Salem, Oregon. Venn Air Chairs come in two sizes and a range of colors, styles, and designs, including the newly launched NASA / Solar Series and premium Pendleton Wool Jacquards!
In this week’s conversation, Tyler invites us to surround ourselves...
Do you offer online courses to promote your creative gifts? Scared to make the shift? I’ve been there.
If you are new to Wellness for Makers you may not realize that the majority of my business model was based around in person events. When the pandemic hit, like many I took a major hit. I remember the week that my inbox read cancelation after cancelation. My event schedule went from very full to VERY empty in less than 2 weeks. Like many other creative entrepreneurs, I panicked. Can you relate?
I immediately had to pivot the way I structured my business and I will admit, I am still figuring it out. Thankfully, I had started offering online learning before the pandemic but I realized that it was time to make it my priority. So, I spent the beginning of the pandemic re-creating the Wellness for Makers website on Kajabi. A platform designed for online learning. Idk about you but I love re-working a website. As much as it's a time consuming void that I...
We are living in stressful times and our issues didn’t just disappear in 2021 as many had hoped. I don’t know about you but my anxiety levels have been really high. So I started using the app Bloom, an interactive self-therapy app and LOVE it! I reached out to the CEO because I had to share this resource with you.
Today’s guest is Leon Mueller, the CEO & Co-Founder of Bloom. An interactive video self-therapy app that empowers users to be their own therapist. Bloom’s interactive short videos guide you through CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) exercises personalized to your needs. Think fitness for your mind! Leon was born in Germany and later studied Finance & Business in the UK. He resides in New York where he continues his mission to help unlock everyone’s full potential.
Visit https://www.enjoybloom.com to download Leon's app.
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I know how challenging it can be to carve out time, space, and finances for self-care, but movement breaks are critical for learning to create longevity in the body. The good news is that even moving a few minutes a day can help create lasting change. That's why I created the Mindful Maker Membership! A platform for makers, like you, to gain access to weekly Movement Break videos, breathing exercises, exclusive events, and more!
This virtual wellness space is open to all makers regardless of size, race, religion, age, orientation, gender, or ability. To support BIPOC artists during the COVID-19 crisis and fight systemic racism and barriers in the wellness industry, Wellness for Makers is offering 5 scholarships to BIPOC makers. Each scholarship recipient will gain access to a 1 year subscription to the Mindful Maker Membership! Application Deadline: Jan 30th.
As a movement / yoga instructor, I often get asked about my leggings and what brands I suggest. While I've worn brands like Lululemon, what I have noticed is that most brands that sell activewear like this are often NOT inclusive and do not have ethical practices.
I believe that movement is for ANY body regardless of race, age, or weight. I am a supporter of brands like Girlfriend Collective who are actively working to change the mentality behind this.
When you get to their website, you will see beautiful BIPOC models in all shapes and sizes ranging from XXS-6XL. It is so important to see more representation in the wellness world and Girlfriend Collective is paving the way!
They are a women owned company that makes all of their products from recycled water bottles and repurposed materials. I own a few pairs and can share from experience that they are comfortable and durable.
Movement, Fitness, and Yoga are practices for...
We are excited to have John Furniss, “The Blind Woodsman” on the show! His story is filled with adversity, resilience and strength. At the age of 16, he survived a suicide attempt and then learned how to navigate the world through total blindness. John also overcame years of battling addiction. Today this story fuels his artistic woodworking and serves as a beacon of light and hope in his motivational speeches. He most recently was a speaker for VANTalks at Kiggins Theatre!
John has always been interested in working with his hands. He eventually went to the School for the Blind in Salt Lake City, Utah; this is where he found his love for wood shop, a gift he shares with the world. He tells us all about adaptive woodworking skills and how he maintains his studio practice. He has also attended the Emil Fries School of Piano Technology for the Blind, where his beautiful love story with Anni Furniss began! They now reside in the Pacific Northwest...