This episode's interview is with Amy Leiter, Emily Rose Popiel, and Emily Seagrave of Violet Hive Art Therapy.
Violet hive is a collective of therapists in Denver Colorado. Their mission is to bring art to the community, as well as therapeutic services to families and organizations in need. They say that the act of expressing one’s self through mindfulness and art brings us back to our authentic selves, allows us to feel connected to our dreams, and it heals us. You may be
Have you ever wondered about the fruit growing in public spaces around your city? Would you like to get to know your city better while eating seasonal fruit at no cost? Tune in as I interview Ethan from Falling Fruit, an online interactive foraging map! Falling Fruit is a website dedicated to worldwide urban foraging. There you will find an edible map that is described on their website as "a celebration of the overlooked culinary bounty of our city streets". They go on to say
Summer solstice is one of my favorite days of the year. It marks the official beginning of summer, and is the longest day of the year (as opposed to the longest night of the year during winter solstice). Because of the long daylight hours, this solstice lends itself to amazing outdoor parties, and serves a great time to reflect on the power of the sun. I think it's a perfect time to have gratitude for all the energy that has gone into growing food, not only because the sun pr
"This week's episode is an interview with Theresa Baker who is the handwork teacher at the Shining Mountain Waldorf school in Boulder, CO. Theresa talks about the importance of handwork, and how this educational philosophy not only teaches skills to the student, but also furthers cognitive development as the child grows." If you haven't heard of Waldorf education, it's an educational philosophy that emphasizes the roll of imagination in learning and which strives to holistica
"This episode is for anyone who likes food! Brian Coppom and I discuss our local farmers market (BCFM), why farmers markets are such an important part of a community, and how they make buying and preparing food more intentional, much easier and truly meaningful." Despite the snow that our area received last weekend, spring is here! One of the signs of spring that I especially love is when the farmers market opens again for the year. The opening of the market really adds to th
"DIY Makerspaces are popping up all over the country. In this episode, Adam and Janet of the 'BLDG 61 Makerspace', located in the Boulder Public Library, share how this public space can empower the community to build, learn, design, and grow." Everyone! As of tonight, spring is officially here (in this hemisphere anyways...)! This year, March 19 is the spring equinox which is not only the first day of spring, but also one of only two days of the year when day and night are eq
Here in Colorado, we are right in the middle of winter. Which means the air is not only cold, but very dry. Even with our humidifier running my skin still longs for more moisture, so I take a lot of baths in the wintertime. While a simple epsom salt bath usually does the trick, this weekend I decided to try to make something new and exciting. I had seen fizzy bath bombs at different stores and wanted to try my hand at making my own which turned out to be really easy and fun!