Being a Whole Person

Living in Alignment with Ambi Kavanagh

An episode of Being a Whole Person

By Alexandria & Rebecca
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.
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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