Being a Whole Person

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A podcast all about creative entrepreneurship, self-care, and spirituality and how they integrate in our lives. Pianist and composer Rebecca Hass and astrologer Alexandria Rollet are having honest conversations with other creative entrepreneurs exploring topics such as the hustle mindset, trusting the process, and finding ways to give ourselves the care that we need. Join them to hear about the whole story about being a creative business owner, not just the instagramable version.
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A podcast all about creative entrepreneurship, self-care, and spirituality and how they integrate in our lives. Pianist and composer Rebecca Hass and astrologer Alexandria Rollet are having honest conversations with other creative entrepreneurs exploring topics such as the hustle mindset, trusting the process, and finding ways to give ourselves the care that we need. Join them to hear about the whole story about being a creative business owner, not just the instagramable version.
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REPLAY // Authenticity and Trusting Your Own Process with Lucia Hawley
In this episode, Rebecca and Lexie talk with Lucia Hawley, NTP, of Essential Omnivore, whose mission is “taking the fear out of food, one bite at a time”, and who absolutely views each of her clients as a whole person.  TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE: Lucia’s path to becoming an NTP (nutrition therapy practitioner) and background in social work Lucia’s health journey Transitioning from working as an employee to being self-employed and working virtually Authenticity - how much we all value it in ourselves and others Burnout and how personal each person’s experience is The importance of trusting your own process + timeline Flowing with change as an entrepreneur, and the discomfort that naturally comes with that Self-confidence  Lucia’s self-care and spiritual practices  The “Digital Munchies” Mindfulness and meditation Lucia’s astrological chart and how it relates to her business RESOURCES DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE: Gretchen Rubin’s Four Tendencies Quiz Digital Munchies Pema Chodron MORE FROM LUCIA Appetite Autonomy course Essential Omnivore Podcast Essential Omnivore @essentialomnivore on IG MORE FROM LEXIE Alexandria Astrology MORE FROM REBECCA Rebecca, the Pianist Coaching for Creative Wellness
1:01:34
July 26, 2019
Presence and Holding Space with Sara Garnier
Today’s episode is with Sara Garnier, a massage therapist focused on craniosacral therapy. Her business is called Presence Bodywork, which, once you hear from her, you’ll see why that’s the perfect name. After dealing with Lyme disease a few years ago, Sara went through a transformation which left her much more rooted in intuition, embodiment practices, and the most intensive self-care we’ve ever heard about! We have deep conversation about so many things, including how she moved from a more general massage therapy background to specializing in craniosacral therapy, how we often work too hard in an effort to prove our worth, and how she determines her personal energy capacity, which is all very inspiring.  TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE: Sara’s background in massage therapy and how she came to specializing in craniosacral therapy Her first time turning down a client and how that made her feel Famine/scarcity mindset Allowing space for transformation in her clients and herself The importance of knowing her limits That no one really prepares you for the emotional side of being your own boss How Sara transitioned from being an employee to being her own boss Getting embodied (paying attention to bodily signals) Committing to listening to intuition is its own accomplishment The “hustle” and not listening to our bodies is destructive Working to prove one’s worth (subconsciously or not) The slippery slope of working constantly How Sara determines her capacity and creates her schedule accordingly, even quantifying the hours of rest needed to preserve her energy Sara’s self-care practices (truly next-level!) Practicing present awareness and being “ridiculously tender” with herself Drawbacks and benefits of social media (“a socially acceptable form of addiction”) What she’s intentionally stepped away from and released, in order to make more space for what matters Sara’s spiritual practices and how they’ve impacted her life, business, and how she interacts with clients and others in her life The power of the somatic meditation retreat that she had just returned from Giving ourselves more credit when dealing with traumas of all sizes It’s okay if all of this spiritual stuff is difficult - it’s all a practice! Meeting everything with presence as it shows up, and not turning away Sara’s astrological chart and how it reflects in her business and personal life Friendly reminder: we are okay the way we are, and we don’t need to be fixed - we can hold space for each other! RESOURCES DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE: Brianna Christie / Modify Salon Apple screen time feature Dharma Ocean - Blazing Mountain Retreat Center  Somatic meditations from Dr. Reggie Ray Bliss and Grit podcast Ecstatic Dance Minneapolis  MORE FROM SARA Website Instagram
1:05:53
June 27, 2019
Radical Generosity with Maggie Gentry
Today’s episode is with Maggie Gentry, founder of Own Your Why. She is a thought partner and business coach that helps creatives who are deeply craving support and space to make the pivotal transitions that will sustain their soul work. Her journey from a marketing background to owning her own business is really interesting, and she tells us about the spiritual shifts she’s made toward trusting her intuition and going through an intensive meditation training. The most exciting change that Maggie has made in her work has been turning her Own Your Why community into a pay-what-you-can offering, and how that embracing radical generosity has affected her. Her generous spirit really radiates through in this wonderful conversation!  TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE: How traditional goal setting can be too arbitrary to allow us to adjust to new information What it’s been like to crave structure yet wanting to rebel against it in favor of flexibility Busy-ness as consumption, and how digital consumption can parallel the consumption of food The difficulties of uncertainty in business, which contrasts with how we often see it portrayed Establishing boundaries between life and work Our complicated relationships with money as business owners, supplementary income, and stress tolerance Trying out taking a full time job and how that didn’t align How the Being Boss podcast connected all 3 of us, and the origin story of this podcast Maggie’s long and leisurely morning routine - slow mornings are her most important self care Meditation training and noble silence Maggie’s self-care must haves - self-care that doesn’t just “check the box” Maggie’s astrological chart and how it relates to her business, communication, and more  How the philosophy behind Simon Sinek’s Own Your Why inspired Maggie to try a totally  new pricing model - pay as you’re able Radical generosity The importance of trust (Maggie’s word for 2018) and inner work in her life lately RESOURCES DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE: Start With Why by Simon Sinek Simon Sinek’s TED Talk: How great leaders inspire action Digital Munchies  Being Boss Kundalini meditation Pema Chodron Yin yoga Yoga therapy Paths to God by Ram Dass The Aquarian Conspiracy by Marilyn Ferguson MORE FROM MAGGIE Website Instagram  Own Your Why Virtual Office Hours
44:52
June 20, 2019
Trusting Your Own Authority with Kourtney Thomas
In this episode, we chat with Kourtney Thomas, a conquer-the-world life coach for women who want to know what the hell they’re doing. Kourtney is no-bullshit; that will be apparent right from the start. It’s hard to not feel inspired and utterly motivated during this conversation. Kourtney’s approach to business and life will show you that you don’t need to listen to all of the “experts” out there, because according to her, “The right way is the way that works for you.”  TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE: Simple ways to prepare for being a business owner that not everyone thinks about at first Not subscribing to the idea that you have to do all the standard marketing tactics such as the “Ideal Avatar” The importance of core values and how they help you make decisions Reading as a form of self-care but not always the self-help books How people consume all kinds of things to “help” themselves never really doing anything about it The unfortunate marketing ploys “experts” use to sell us on self-help Having your own authority over yourself and finding your power on your own How even coaches need coaches! Magic Bullet Syndrome Using the Moon for planning, journaling, and developing as a person Picking and choosing from multiple forms of religion and beliefs RESOURCES DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE: Being Boss Book by Emily Thompson and Kathleen Shannon Many Moons Planner Mindset by Carol Dweck MORE FROM KOURTNEY Website Instagram  Good Thing We’re Perfect Podcast MORE FROM LEXIE Alexandria Astrology MORE FROM REBECCA Rebecca, the Pianist Coaching for Creative Wellness
59:23
June 13, 2019
Down to Earth + Spiritually Nourished with Lisa Dolan
This episode is such a delight! We talk with Lisa Dolan, owner and creator of Lark Skin Co in St. Louis, Missouri. Listen in to hear her story about how she went from making skin care products for herself to having a meditation experience that gave her a full vision of what her products were meant to become. You might think the owner of a skin care brand would be into all of the most luxurious self-care techniques but Lisa lets us in on her secret of what self-care really means to her in her life. To us, Lisa’s life feels like a magical blend of creative business, self-care, and spirituality, with a  down-to-earth bow to tie it all together. TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE: Lisa’s story and how she went from being cosmetologist to starting a skin care brand Getting products into Urban Outfitters The difference between having a service business and a product business The struggle with establishing boundaries and not bringing your work home with you Identifying the differences between having an online product business and a brick and mortar location Being more assertive in your dealings with other people and other businesses and why it’s important to stay on top of having difficult conversations instead of waiting for them to “go away” How even when you own a self-care-product-centric business, self-care doesn’t always look like facemasks Establishing consistency in your spiritual and self-care practices Knowing when to hire people that can take your business to the next level Growing up in and establishing a mixed religion/beliefs household How even when you set out to manifest something, the Universe usually knows better of when, how, and what will actually get manifested in your life RESOURCES DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE: Insight Timer You Made it Weird with Pete Holmes Fortune Teller Bar in St. Louis, Missouri Jen Gotch is OK...Sometimes Thich Nhat Hanh Emily of Bubba and Bean MORE FROM LISA Lark Skin Co Website Instagram  Lark Shop in St. Louis, Missouri MORE FROM LEXIE Alexandria Astrology MORE FROM REBECCA Rebecca, the Pianist Coaching for Creative Wellness
42:40
June 6, 2019
Having an Intentional Mindset with Amanda Dennelly
Today’s episode is with Amanda Dennelly, a Mindset Coach who helps creatives and entrepreneurs stop feeling stressed and overwhelmed so they can grow their business and create more time to do what they love. We chat about the fact that the dreams we have might change and that’s totally okay. We talk about the mindset work Amanda has done in her own life and business to feel more whole, and how it doesn’t really matter WHAT you believe spiritually, but that you have an intentional belief in something. Amanda’s point of view, business experience, and life experience gives way to a lively conversation that we hope you enjoy.  TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE: Having a dream job but not being totally satisfied Having all the creative tools to have a creative business but maybe lacking the business tools   The power of Google when embarking on anything new Amanda’s own mindset work she’s done and helps others with The power of defining your dreams and/or goals Listening to your body when it’s telling you it needs a break The importance of grounding techniques for self-care How having experiences with different cultural/religious backgrounds has impacted Amanda’s beliefs Why it’s so important to have an exact birth time for birth chart interpretations Having a solid morning routine RESOURCES DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE: Leveraging the Universe by Mike Dooley MORE FROM AMANDA Website Instagram  FREE Morning Routine Guide MORE FROM LEXIE Alexandria Astrology MORE FROM REBECCA Rebecca, the Pianist Coaching for Creative Wellness
48:22
May 30, 2019
Listening to What's Best For You with Amanda Green
Today’s interview is with Amanda Green, a Human Design Chart reader and owner of Intuitive Galaxy. If you’ve never heard of Human Design before, this episode will give you some insight into what the area of study is and how it can be used but you’ll have to go to Amanda’s website to learn more details if Human Design interests you. We talk largely about Amanda’s transition from side-passion to full-time business owner, how we are not all designed to be doing things the same way in life and business, and the amazing things that can happen if we just start paying a little more attention to ourselves. Amanda shares such wonderful reminders that just because someone has found success one way, it doesn’t mean that it has to be our way, too. TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE: Human Design and what it is Amanda’s transition from side-passion to full time in her business How Amanda found Human Design Being a mother, wife, business owner and how these identities blend together What it means to take a leap of faith Using Human Design and Astrology to inform decisions in life and business The necessity of listening to our bodies and resting Taking care of ourselves and how that plays into the success of our businesses Trusting rest over action Emotional labor in the household How it’s impossible to have multiple priorities AND not be stressed out Meditation RESOURCES DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE: Holisticism Magic of I Astrological Planner The Dark Side of Light Chasers by Debbie Ford (Audiobook) Calm Headspace Insight Timer MORE FROM AMANDA Website Instagram  MORE FROM LEXIE Alexandria Astrology MORE FROM REBECCA Rebecca, the Pianist Coaching for Creative Wellness
48:22
May 23, 2019
Human-Centered Creative Business with Laura Holway
In this episode, you’ll hear from writer, small business advisor, and artist Laura Holway, who provides Small Art Advising: business coaching for ambitious creative humans that value ease and sustainability as much as impact and growth. She helps creative people make plans and create work that aligns with what they need. We covered so many topics relating to creative work and personal evolution, through Laura’s lens of movement, which makes sense, since she’s also a dance artist! Her approach to human-centered business is refreshing, inspiring, and genuine.   TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE: Laura’s career path and how it’s evolved since she came to Minneapolis as a dance artist in 2005 How she discovered that artists need support in order to create sustainably Trusting the process via movement / taking action - it isn’t linear The uncomfortability of creating your own path How her new Map Your Movement offering came about The benefits and challenges of being focused and unfocused  What is creative energy? Laura’s self-care practices and how they expand beyond things that usually get that label Boundaries as self-care Movement and its various purposes in creative work and life Laura’s spiritual practices and beliefs (God is not a white man!) Human-centered business as opposed to profit-centered business Experimentation as a philosophy And so much more! RESOURCES DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE: Walker Art Center Minnesota Playlist Essentialism by Greg McKeown The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer The Confidence Gap | The Atlantic  MORE FROM LAURA Website Instagram  MORE FROM LEXIE Alexandria Astrology MORE FROM REBECCA Rebecca, the Pianist Coaching for Creative Wellness
56:10
May 16, 2019
Intuitive Life + Business with Erin Lowndes
In this episode, you’ll hear from Erin Lowndes, a wedding planner and the owner of Plain With Sprinkles Events. Hear her story about how she unexpectedly found her way into the wedding industry after having studied and worked in Stage Management. Erin also talks about where she is in her business at the moment which is largely centered around hiring employees and getting a better handle on her money now that she’s not the only person who’s getting paid. You will also hear how Erin connects with her intuition both for life and business, the difference between health care and self-care and learning how to be a someone’s boss.   TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE: Erin’s story from college to business owner The similarities between Stage Management and Wedding coordination Moving across the country + planning her own wedding at the same time Why having a Wedding Planner is actually pretty freaking awesome Thinking that you’re starting one kind of business but you’re actually starting a different kind The pricing woes of Wedding Industry Money Management for wedding planners Introducing employees into your business and how to pay them The “Profit First” Model Gender roles and generation gaps in traditional employment Health Care vs Self-care Dreamy morning and evening routines Journaling, tarot, and connecting to your intuition Changes within the Catholic Faith  RESOURCES DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE: The Artist’s Way Being Boss Episode - Profit First Episode 3 - Building a Dream Life with Shaun Delgado-Harris Profit First Catholic Mass changes LLC vs S Corp MORE FROM ERIN Plain With Sprinkles Events Instagram Facebook MORE FROM LEXIE Alexandria Astrology MORE FROM REBECCA Rebecca, the Pianist Coaching for Creative Wellness
1:09:03
May 9, 2019
Bravery and Creativity with Emily Ann Peterson
In this episode, you’ll hear singer-songwriter, speaker, creative consultant, and author Emily Ann Peterson share her journey through the many facets of her career, and how her life as a musician changed when she received a degenerative neurological hand tremor diagnosis in 2013. This diagnosis led to a fascination with the concept of bravery, which led to a podcast, Facebook community, and eventually the bestselling book Bare Naked Bravery: How To Be Creatively Courageous. In her learning lab for creative visionaries, The School of Bravery, she also teaches creative entrepreneurs how to prepare, launch, and recover from their own seasons of bravery, which is inherently required of all business owners and creative people We’re really excited for you to hear her wisdom on the overlap of all of these topics!  TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE: The various facets of Emily Ann’s career, such as songwriting, consulting, and writing, and how they make up her “income quilt” Her Cello Yoga project and its unexpected success Utilitarian projects vs. artistic projects When “good enough” is just fine, instead of bullying oneself into perfection Her health condition, which forced a career change away from the cello as her main focus How this led to her interest in bravery and courage, and eventually her podcast and book Bare Naked Bravery The recipe and ingredients for bravery and using them in life and business Figuring out the crossover between separate audiences for different career facets while still speaking specifically to a specific niche  Finding ways to thrive and work efficiently with chronic illness The importance of market research when starting a business Planning for failure in order to succeed The root of overwhelm Automating self-care Creative practices as spiritual practices Not being ashamed of day jobs or side hustles RESOURCES DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE: Pareto principle / 80/20 rule Brené Brown MORE FROM EMILY ANN Music Website School of Bravery Cello Yoga Bare Naked Bravery book Instagram  Facebook Twitter MORE FROM LEXIE Alexandria Astrology MORE FROM REBECCA Rebecca, the Pianist Coaching for Creative Wellness
47:03
May 2, 2019
Doing the Damn Thing with Raven Marin
In this episode, you’ll hear Raven of Love and Local Business talk very candidly about her entrepreneurial journey, reaching a state of burnout, and how deeply connected her and her family are to spirituality. It is our hope that while you listen to Raven’s story, you soak up her “you can do whatever the eff you want as long as you’re not being a shitty person” type of energy. This conversation takes some twists and turns and by the end of it, you’ll likely want to rush over to Instagram or her website to get a glimpse at the multi-dimensional, entertaining, no-bullshit person! TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE: Raven’s entrepreneurial journey and how it was mostly an accident Being active on a community college campus Is it okay to NOT go to college? The fast-paced changes in the business world and how education needs to catch up Getting burned out and letting self-care slide Connecting to your intuition Catholic School and wanting to become a nun Raven’s family lineage of witches Raven’s own experience with reading objects Listening to your body and giving it the space it needs SO, SO MUCH MORE!! RESOURCES DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE: Being Boss and Carolyn Elliott Harry Potter Horcruxes That’s So Retrograde Podcast Water Dowsing 100 Mile Diet Law of Attraction The Real World Chuck Klosterman Twin Peaks  MORE FROM RAVEN Love and Local Business- Website Instagram  Facebook Crystal Clarity - Service  MORE FROM LEXIE Alexandria Astrology MORE FROM REBECCA Rebecca, the Pianist Coaching for Creative Wellness
1:15:45
April 25, 2019
Living in Alignment with Ambi Kavanagh
In this episode, you’ll hear from Ambi Kavanagh. If you don’t know who she is, Ambi is an astrologer and spiritual teacher. You’ll hear how she went from a lawyer in England to an astrologer in LA. Her approach to self-care is very much about getting in tune with yourself. Also, you’ll hear all about how business and spirituality are closely entwined for Ambi. This episode is full of genuine wisdom from Ambi and we are so humbled that she felt called to share her far reaching knowledge on our podcast. MORE FROM AMBI Alchemy with Ambi - Website Instagram   MORE FROM LEXIE Alexandria Astrology MORE FROM REBECCA Rebecca, the Pianist Coaching for Creative Wellness
1:01:12
April 18, 2019
Building a Dream Life with Shaun Delgado-Harris
In this episode, Rebecca and Lexie chat with Shaun Delgado-Harris, wedding planner and owner of Rogue Wedding Co. Tune in to hear about Shaun’s journey to where she is now and why she has committed herself to being a voice for those who are underrepresented within the wedding industry. Hear her take on why you don’t have to have a “passion-filled” career to feel like a whole person. TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE: Learning from old bosses and how that helps you in your own business Developing a career that supports the lifestyle we want Finding meaning in what we do as business owners  Getting super dreamy about #allthethings Do your passions actually need to be monetized? Should creativity be graded? Therapy and “checking out” as a form of self-care All women are witches and...hysterical?! RESOURCES DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE: SMART goals Boop My Nose - IG Juniper the Fox - IG Self-Compassion Guided Meditations Game of Drones Podcast Kiki’s Delivery Service The Craft Charmed Halloweentown Michel Camilo Masters of Sex Hysteria MORE FROM SHAUN Rogue Wedding Co - Website 50% off Wedding Coaching until July 27, 2019 Rogue on IG Shaun on IG MORE FROM LEXIE Alexandria Astrology MORE FROM REBECCA Rebecca, the Pianist Coaching for Creative Wellness Follow us at @beingawholeperson on Instagram and Facebook to stay up to date on new episodes!
1:05:38
April 11, 2019
Authenticity and Trusting Your Own Process with Lucia Hawley
In this episode, Rebecca and Lexie talk with Lucia Hawley, NTP, of Essential Omnivore, whose mission is “taking the fear out of food, one bite at a time”, and who absolutely views each of her clients as a whole person.  TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE: Lucia’s path to becoming an NTP (nutrition therapy practitioner) and background in social work Lucia’s health journey Transitioning from working as an employee to being self-employed and working virtually Authenticity - how much we all value it in ourselves and others Burnout and how personal each person’s experience is The importance of trusting your own process + timeline Flowing with change as an entrepreneur, and the discomfort that naturally comes with that Self-confidence  Lucia’s self-care and spiritual practices  The “Digital Munchies” Mindfulness and meditation Lucia’s astrological chart and how it relates to her business RESOURCES DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE: Gretchen Rubin’s Four Tendencies Quiz Digital Munchies Pema Chodron MORE FROM LUCIA Appetite Autonomy course Essential Omnivore Podcast Essential Omnivore @essentialomnivore on IG MORE FROM LEXIE Alexandria Astrology MORE FROM REBECCA Rebecca, the Pianist Coaching for Creative Wellness Follow us at @beingawholeperson on Instagram and Facebook to stay up to date on new episodes!
1:01:38
April 4, 2019
Intro with Lexie + Rebecca
In this episode, Lexie and Rebecca talk about what inspired the creation of this podcast. It is also an episode about introductions: themselves, their businesses, their self-care rituals, and their spiritual practices. You might be surprised to learn about their backgrounds and how they got to where they are today! TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE: What inspired the creation of the podcast Our career paths: working for others and working for ourselves What we do in our businesses Repelling against the “hustle” mindset Burnout and anxiety How creative studies in college aren’t well prepared for the working world Our self-care habits and how they are evolving Our spiritual lives: Catholicism, Christianity, Buddhism, Astrology, and Tarot to name a few RESOURCES DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE: Thich Nhat Hanh MORE FROM LEXIE Alexandria Astrology MORE FROM REBECCA Rebecca, the Pianist Coaching for Creative Wellness Follow at @beingawholeperson on Instagram to stay up to date on new episodes!
1:08:33
March 28, 2019
Welcome to Being A Whole Person
Welcome to Being A Whole Person, a podcast all about creative entrepreneurship, self-care, and spirituality and how they integrate in our lives. Pianist and composer Rebecca Hass and astrologer Alexandria Rollet are having honest conversations with a variety of other creative entrepreneurs exploring topics such as the problematic word "hustle", trusting the process, and finding ways to give ourselves the care that we need.  Join them to hear about the whole story about being a creative business owner, not just the Instagrammable version.  Follow at @beingawholeperson on Instagram to stay up to date on new episodes!
01:14
March 12, 2019
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