Guts N' Glory

Guts N' Glory

By Guts N' Glory
A podcast on the power of following one's gut.

Released every other Monday - passing on the mic.
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Bud Before the Bloom with Christina Youngi Kim
There’s no more body. You can WHATEVER. And my ankles need elevating. The takeaway of this episode is surrender. Surrender whether by choice or out of necessity. Surrender in this moment to seize the next. Acknowledge the skill and strength it takes to surrender, to ask for help, and to accept it. Time-bound, corporeal-based acts of surrendering heals physically, and translates on a conscious, as well as subconscious level, that you ARE. Instances of simply being is a step above surviving and the state before living. Sometimes we need to be the bud before the bloom. And sometimes we need another to help us realize this. Definitely a slower episode. Christina prompts a quick intentional movement sesh followed by a meditation and tarot pull. We went out to go in. Therapy served. Don’t know what I’d do without my bean. If you feel like you’re in this place, need to hit refresh, or just want to follow along during the meditation, this one’s for you. This is Ep 41 Bud Before the Bloom with Christina Youngi Kim. You can find Christina at: https://www.secretcacaogarden.com/ https://www.instagram.com/christinaygkim/ Please share your thoughts and show us some love by subscribing, or get in touch to be featured on the podcast! Released every other Monday - thanks for lending us an ear. https://www.gutsnglory.online/ https://www.instagram.com/gutssnglory/ yougotgutsyouareglory@gmail.com
1:19:31
May 31, 2020
Of Friends with Christina Youngi Kim
Doing things a little differently this week. For our birthdays, Christina Youngi Kim, my Taurus sister, bday twin, and cacao queen extraordinaire is the one asking the questions. I know, right now, there are a lot of us trying to keep afloat our social agendas, or maintain a state of normalcy, by way of what our tech facilitates. Zoom calls, virtual events, online classes. But I’ve also heard the burnout in that a 20 person Zoom call is just tiring, and at some point, the novelty of the screen fizzles out in comparison to that in-person event. But right now that’s just how it is. Rather than hold my previous engagements and agenda to what is doable within the restrictions of this pandemic, I’ve just adapted it. My days are slower, gentler, yet there’s also more fear and agitation. Sometimes I honestly just feel bipolar. Instead of seeing all that we live for, as on hold, let yourself be molded to what allows you to continue forward, to what feeds you, supports you. I make an event out of my weekly phone calls with those in my life whom I hold dear. Morning check-ins whilst finishing up a yoga stretch. Afternoon coffee chats. Heck, I even jabber away in the shower to a friend, wondering if the steam is eventually going to screw my iPhone over. If we were still on landlines, the bills would be outrageous. Christina and I hold our mini-meditation sesh on Thursday’s. We intentionally breathe together, and slurp cacao. Those people you don’t feel the need to entertain, to “do” with, but can just “be” with, those are a gift. We’re thinking of sharing some of these moments on the pod. No strings attached, just a good amount of musings, tangents, debates, recipes, fangirling, planning.etc. It’s a weird, abstract feeling. Ever since we’ve been in quarantine, the number of steps with which we expand our sense of existence out into this world with has significantly decreased to, perhaps that 700sq ft apartment, alongside morning runs and the weekly grocery pickup. And yet, I feel that my own existence is becoming fuller. That there’s much to do, much to experience, laugh and cry about. That I come from two people who loved each other dearly, that I’ve been given all that I have, and that there’s so much adventuring to be done. Pandemic or not. Anyway, this has been a tangent in itself. Here’s an episode giving space to whatever we were in that instance. Just between two friends. Don’t forget to give yourself moments like these. P.S. Christina leads a killer meditation. This is Ep 40 Of Friends with Christina Youngi Kim You can find Christina at: https://www.secretcacaogarden.com/ https://www.instagram.com/christinayoungikim/ Please share your thoughts and show us some love by subscribing, or get in touch to be featured on the podcast! Released every other Monday - thanks for lending us an ear. https://www.gutsnglory.online/ https://www.instagram.com/gutssnglory/ yougotgutsyouareglory@gmail.com
52:44
May 17, 2020
Earthly Matters with Patrick Kelly
Today we’re sitting down with Patrick Kelly, perfumer, and founder of Sigil Scent. With only our senses as a means through which we perceive the world, touch, sight, hearing, taste, and smell serve as the footholds through which we understand and carve our reality. Patrick, a wielder of one of such senses, alchemizes tinctures, essential oils, and absolutes in the act of preserving the moments and places we wish not to forget. There are things we can be certain of. The crispness and tang of life, the suggestive smokiness of what was, and that, though not in the same way, the repetitive blossom and its wilt is the way of things. As such, it’s our home from which Patrick draws upon in bottling these memories for us to wear. That these earthly matters in their transmuted forms will be our remembrance, a premonition, and predecessor as we too, move throughout our cycles. Once it was clear what we were up against and everything went on lockdown, Patrick has been singlehandedly formulating sanitizing hand mists from out of his downtown studio. As of the last batch update, the sanitizing hand mists are composed of 190-proof organic, lab-certified gluten free wheat-derived alcohol, distilled water, a small amount of essential oils (less than 2%), 3% hydrogen peroxide solution, and pure bloody intention. Over $4000 has been raised for @lalgbtcenter’s food pantry and COVID-19 relief efforts as a result of Patrick and his work. This is Ep 39 Earthly Matters with Patrick Kelly. You can find Patrick and Sigil Scent at: https://www.sigilscent.com/ https://www.instagram.com/sigilscent/ Please share your thoughts and show us some love by subscribing, or get in touch to be featured on the podcast! Released every other Monday - thanks for lending us an ear. https://www.gutsnglory.online/ https://www.instagram.com/gutssnglory/ yougotgutsyouareglory@gmail.com
41:12
May 4, 2020
Herb Nerds with Alisa Pospekhova
Today we’re sitting down with Alisa Pospekhova,  the International Marketing Director at Hourglass Cosmetics and founder of Kindroot, functional, adaptogenic plant lozenges. All I can say is when you’ve found someone who’s also been held back at TSA for traveling with questionable adaptogenic and root powders, well you know you’ve crossed paths with a fellow herb nerd. This episode’s for those that have long been practicing herbalism and plant medicine as a means of service, to both themselves and their community. As we step into this period in which the relationships between our states of being are put under even further scrutiny, we’re realizing that we are not well, and haven’t been for a very long time. We carry it in our postures, how we manage our time, connect with others, perceive others, the wider world, and generally the way in which we go about running ourselves into the ground. Our world only a reflection of this. Obviously, this being said, the circumstances have left us feeling powerless, but that’s not to say we don’t hold influence when it comes to our well-being, educating ourselves, and seeing ourselves, thus acting, as a part of a greater community. If we haven’t lost all sense of time, then this should serve as the perfect segway for the week to come. We spill the tea in this episode (do people still say that!? Gen Z here but my baby sister’s more tapped in than me). Herbs, plants, apprenticeships, international business and marketing, more herbs obviously, recipes, and all that Kindroot has brought forth since its founding. In questioning something, there’s initiative, through initiative there’s strength, and strength gives us the means to keep going. And I think that’s what a lot of us forget when there’s no end in sight but uncertainty, that the keep-going-part is the hardest thing. So here’s an episode that’ll hopefully provide a few practices you can employ, a few herbs you can lean on, and remind you that certainty does not make all decisions, nor does it call upon strength. This is Herb Nerds with Alisa Pospekhova. You can find Alisa and Kindroot at: https://www.kindroot.com/ https://www.instagram.com/kindroot/ Please share your thoughts and show us some love by subscribing, or get in touch to be featured on the podcast! Released every other Monday - thanks for lending us an ear. https://www.gutsnglory.online/ https://www.instagram.com/gutssnglory/ yougotgutsyouareglory@gmail.com
1:05:23
April 19, 2020
I am The Wave with Lauren Popish
Today we’re sitting down with Lauren Popish, fellow podcaster and founder of The Wave, a podcasting studio that is catering towards your every podcasting need. So I’d say, for most of us, it’s been around a month in which our earthly foundations have been shaken to their core, Lauren being no exception. Trading the East coast for the West right before this all went down, she’d only just launched The Wave in what seemed the most kismet of moments given that her day job for a real estate company that she worked under as product manager just laid her off. So we go from moving across the country, to losing the stability of being employed, to basically having to pivot big time with this new podcasting studio because, I still can’t believe I am saying this, we’re in a pandemic. After having adjusted the pod’s scheduling a bit, Lauren’s the first guest that I am interviewing during this time. It’s perhaps more of a reactive episode in that we’re all just coping day by day, hour by hour. Sustaining this emotional rollercoaster we’re all going through calls for presence, meaningful movement, intentional consumption, but most importantly, connection. So why not brew a little something up, breathe a little deeper (I feel like all I’ve been doing lately is telling people to breathe!!), and tap into someone who’s feeling out her days and getting reacquainted with her voice. Realizing that small can be good, cozy is something deserved, and that any wave, big or small, is still a wave. This is I am The Wave with Lauren Popish. You can find Lauren and The Wave Studio at: https://thewavepodcasting.com/ https://www.instagram.com/thewavepodcasting/ https://www.instagram.com/laurenpopish/ Please share your thoughts and show us some love by subscribing, or get in touch to be featured on the podcast! Released every other Monday - thanks for lending us an ear. https://www.gutsnglory.online/ https://www.instagram.com/gutssnglory/ yougotgutsyouareglory@gmail.com
42:29
April 5, 2020
Gaga for Granola with Travis Pied
On March 9th I announced the pod was going to take a break and that we’d be back March 23rd. It was the Full Moon in Virgo, spring break, Mercury in retrograde was ending, people were eyeing their horoscopes and I was gearing up to hold a little cacao ceremony. I used to do track, so I know every second counts. Fourteen days later and it really does feel like that. There are indoor protocols to washing hands after touching certain things and drinking herbal teas every twenty minutes given the nature of the virus never mind going outside safe for an early morning run and buying resources when needed. This episode with Travis Pied, founder of Lume, is reminiscent of a time when “wellness” was more so a lax term, shiny branding, an optional powder for the pantry, yet in releasing this episode I do find that it carries an important message. Travis, growing up in a familial setting in which a parent struggled with chronic medical conditions, experienced a shared effort in supporting, healing, and connecting as a community. From this, has stemmed a vision in which Travis took a very much loved staple, our Granola, and infused it with vitamins and adaptogens. Here you had a guy spending his college nights in the kitchen, concocting herbal, adaptogenic and vitamin and mineral-rich snacks in bountiful amounts. There was the lavender incident among many other questionable infusions. His roommates were the guinea pigs. But you know what, soon they started to feel and see the effects of what the crazy herb kid was DIYing. This episode conveys with it a degree of luxury and earnestness with regards to our well-being, is an ode to the human spirit, and that in times like these we pull together in a sense that goes above and beyond physical proximity. This is Gaga for Granola with Travis Pied. You can find Travis and Lüme at: https://www.eatlume.co/ https://www.instagram.com/eatlume.co/ Please share your thoughts and show us some love by subscribing, or get in touch to be featured on the podcast! Released every other Monday - thanks for lending us an ear. https://www.gutsnglory.online/ https://www.instagram.com/gutssnglory/ yougotgutsyouareglory@gmail.com
1:00:47
March 22, 2020
Eating with Intention with Liz Smithers
Plates clattering, cutlery clinking….that is, if you use cutlery because let’s be honest, who doesn’t love some good finger food, or using their fingers in general. Nothing beats a good slurp either. And you know what, pass the chocolate while you’re at it. Extra dark. We need to consume energy before we expend it. What allows you to wear the pants in the relationship between mind, body, and soul? Introducing a new segment, Eating with Intention, in which we’re invited into the domestic musings of each guest as they go about their kitchen habits, brewing up an elixir, or plating their next meal. For this inaugural episode, we’ll be sitting down with Liz Smithers, founder of Laka Living, yogi, and first-time momma. With a baby, a business, and hubby, presence, and efficiency is key. She eats for brain oomph, beauty, detox and sleep on a budget. Staying true to one of Laka’s main tenants, listen in on how this lady “Eats the Earth.” This is Eating with Intention with Liz Smithers. You can find Liz at: https://lakaliving.com/ https://www.instagram.com/lakaliving/ https://www.instagram.com/elikeaton/ Please share your thoughts and show us some love by subscribing, or get in touch to be featured on the podcast! Released every other Monday - thanks for lending us an ear. https://www.gutsnglory.online/ https://www.instagram.com/gutssnglory/ yougotgutsyouareglory@gmail.com
12:37
February 23, 2020
Lifestyle Longevity or Longevity of Lifestyle with Joey van Koningsbruggen
Today we’re sitting down with Joey van Koningsbruggen, founder of Jimmy Joy and Sapiens. Food and fuel. Sometimes we just want the fuel. No grocery runs, no need to think about what to eat, what the meal’s going to be made up of. Heck are we being healthy, am I bothered, do I even have the time or dime to intentionally put towards what’s going on my plate!? Joey kind of threw me a curveball here in that he was helming this whole other nootropics business, Sapiens, besides Jimmy Joy. So, though we mainly discussed the elephant in the room here i.e. food, it’s benefits, the drawbacks, overall lifestyle, and longevity, you know, the whole spiel, note that the guy’s also got the brain on the mind. See what I did there. Anyway, listen in on how Joey went from prepping and blending his own concoction of eggs and whatnot, to providing, and I quote, “Easy and tasty nutritionally complete meals that give you more time and energy to do what you love.”   What goes into our mouth is a tricky subject. Often fraught with emotions of all kinds, safety, symbolism, self-worth. I do want to put a disclaimer out there that this episode more so focuses on the efficiency of a meal, rather than the partaking of what we traditionally perceive to be the preparation of a meal. This being said, this episode may come as triggering to some listeners. This is Ep 34 Lifestyle Longevity or Longevity of Lifestyle with Joey van Koningsbruggen. You can find Joey at: https://www.instagram.com/koningsbruggen/?hl=en https://jimmyjoy.com/ https://www.sapienslabs.io/ Please share your thoughts and show us some love by subscribing, or get in touch to be featured on the podcast! Released every other Monday - thanks for lending us an ear. https://www.gutsnglory.online/ https://www.instagram.com/gutssnglory/ yougotgutsyouareglory@gmail.com
23:25
February 9, 2020
Ancient Wisdom Modern Times with Lindsay Berman
Today we are sitting down with Lindsay Berman, property manager, dog mom to Peggie the Papillon, and the behind the scenes lady at Dark Horse Organic. There are fundamental things that bind us and to this earth, our physical vessel and the food we consume to nourish it being two of them. And yet, so many of us have had, or do have, a very distorted relationship with the two. Some make the argument that this warring on ourselves is more so prevalent in the West where it’s nothing but a manifestation of privilege. And yet, that begs the question, why must a state of privilege, where food and water, and all that is necessary to live comfortably and deservedly so, foster an inwards turmoil where we start viewing the tools we have been given as unworthy, not enough, or something that will harm our being in some way. Lindsay addresses the ill-fitting human we’ve all seen staring back at us in the mirror, and the fear, stress, or shame surrounding said human’s plate. And then we start to discuss the things she’s interested in, how she invests and expands out into the world around her, and you realize that you’re listening to someone who is making peace; finding that in letting go, she found herself. And that’s not something you can find in a mirror, on a scale, or on a plate. We’re born into a state of abundance, and through a well-cultivated, if not entirely intentional, capitalist culture and prescribed way of living, we are made to feel otherwise. It can’t be taken, but it os our’s to give. This is Ep 33 Ancient Wisdom Modern Times with Lindsay Berman. You can find Lindsay at: https://www.instagram.com/feels_soft/ https://www.instagram.com/peggiethepapillon/ https://www.instagram.com/darkhorseorganic/ Please share your thoughts and show us some love by subscribing, or get in touch to be featured on the podcast! Released every other Monday - thanks for lending us an ear. https://www.gutsnglory.online/ https://www.instagram.com/gutssnglory/ yougotgutsyouareglory@gmail.com
22:18
January 26, 2020
Conversations Had in Public with Michael Ventura
Happy New Year!!! We're ushering in 2020 with our first guest of the season, Michael Ventura, founder of design agency Sub Rosa, Corvus Medicine Practitioner, and author of the book, “Applied Empathy: The New Language of Leadership”. Empathy, is perhaps in its truest form, the separation of one’s ego, to the best of our ability, in relating to that of our neighbor. It was Alfred Adler (1870 - 1937), Austrian Psychotherapist and founder of The School of Individual Psychology who, in the simplest of terms, gave me my earliest understanding of the concept, “Seeing with the eyes of another, listening with the ears of another, and feeling with the heart of another.” Through the toil and discomfort of being in the human skin, many of us come to realize and understand the children we are, therefore the child, essentially, sitting across from us; whether that be the middle-aged man in a boardroom, our own partner, or the youth still defined by the body of one. A cognizance of oneself optimizes our capacity to connect with one another; a relearning of one of the many languages we seem to have lost along the way. I won’t say we’ve cracked the code, but to be practiced in empathy makes for an invaluable asset both in career and personal affairs. Michael’s track record only serving as a further reflection of this, with the likes of Google, Nike, and The Obama Administration amongst his agency’s clientele. And yet, perhaps more importantly, it may be that we’re coming to see our neighbor for the very first time. This is Ep 32 Conversations Had In Public with Michael Ventura. You can find Michael and his book at: https://www.appliedempathy.com/ https://wearesubrosa.com/ http://www.corvusmedicine.com/ https://www.instagram.com/themichaelventura/ Please share your thoughts and show us some love by subscribing, or get in touch to be featured on the podcast! Released every other Monday - thanks for lending us an ear. https://www.gutsnglory.online/ https://www.instagram.com/gutssnglory/ yougotgutsyouareglory@gmail.com
45:16
January 12, 2020
Yellow Brick Road PART 2 with Ahmari Alford
We LOVE lists. Crossing out your to-do’s. It’s delicious. But when we contemplate these daily tasks, our long-term checkboxes, the five-year plan, our dreams, is it a reflection of ourselves? Or merely a compilation of that which we hold ourselves accountable to as an immediate consequence of comparison? This dialogue with Ahmari, as much as it communicated on the spectrum that speaks more so to the juggling act that is study, work, internship, having a social life; it holds the zest of someone who didn’t just find herself there. She made it so. Through intentionally allowing herself to have that space. There’s a difference between being stuck in the confines of an endlessly jam-packed schedule rooted in comparison, and an endlessly jam-packed schedule rooted in authenticity. This girl has a twenty-year plan, holds late-night DIY denim sessions, is a self-taught multi-linguist, and, without a doubt, is going to slay the courtroom in style. This is Ep 31 Yellow Brick Road PART 2 with Ahmari Alford. You can find Ahmari at: https://www.instagram.com/ahmarialford/ Please share your thoughts and show us some love by subscribing, or get in touch to be featured on the podcast! Released every other Monday - thanks for lending us an ear. https://www.gutsnglory.online/ https://www.instagram.com/gutssnglory/ yougotgutsyouareglory@gmail.com
39:22
December 7, 2019
Yellow Brick Road PART 1 with Ahmari Alford
Today we’re sitting down with Ahmari Alford. College student. Double major in anthropology and international studies with a concentration in the Middle East and North Africa. Pre-law track. Interning at an International relations firm whilst working the stationery retail circuit (can you hear my little artist heart going badump badump!?). Pure human dynamo in the form of a Man Repeller muse and total style maven. We talk a little on the ways in which we are shaped and molded, how our geographical locations play a part in this, and the performative and personal dialogues we hold with ourselves whilst engaging with the world around us. As an academically accelerated individual, what does that compartmentalization look like? Education, extracurricular, community service, a multitude of sports, friends, internships, work, health. Jokingly, but not so jokingly, I suggested Ahmari throw running the podcast in there too. So when there’s so much feeding your identity, how do you make sure you’re still showing up as you? From the mind and heart of someone who’s transitioning into womanhood, I like to think of this episode as a precursor to the New Year. That through Ahmari, we see the endless multifacetedness within us, and all we have to do is answer. This is Ep 31 Yellow Brick Road PART 1 with Ahmari Alford. You can find Ahmari at: https://www.instagram.com/ahmarialford/ Please share your thoughts and show us some love by subscribing, or get in touch to be featured on the podcast! Released every other Monday - thanks for lending us an ear. https://www.gutsnglory.online/ https://www.instagram.com/gutssnglory/ yougotgutsyouareglory@gmail.com
39:10
November 25, 2019
Slashie This Way PART 2 with Puno Dostres
Ep 30 PART 2 with Puno Dostres coming through!! So at this point I assume you’ve had a right earful of all that this versatile woman has done, is doing, has planned. If not, then why are you here!? You don’t just skip to the end of a book, or google how the movie ends! Anyway, a term I picked up during the editing of this ep and have been using an obnoxious amount since has been “hustle porn”. And, if in true Monday fashion you’re already feeling overwhelmed, you feel this describes your day-to-day down to a T, then let me leave you with this. You have permission to step away from it. And know that you are entirely worthy of that. Puno reminded me of this and is doing so for many. This is Ep 30 Slashie This Way with Puno Dostres. You can find Puno Dostres at: http://www.punodostres.com/ https://ilovecreatives.com/ https://www.peoplemap.co/ https://www.madewithmap.com/ https://www.instagram.com/punodostres/ Please share your thoughts and show us some love by subscribing, or get in touch to be featured on the podcast! Released every other Monday - thanks for lending us an ear. https://www.gutsnglory.online/ https://www.instagram.com/gutssnglory/ yougotgutsyouareglory@gmail.com
20:02
November 10, 2019
Slashie This Way PART 1 with Puno Dostres
Today we’re sitting down with Puno Dostres web designer, digital creative, entrepreneur, and founder of ilovecreatives, People Map, Made With Map, and proud mama of Muad’Dib the cat. So your Pinterest boards, they equal having your shit together right? You got your home decor, the dream office, snazzy style references, maybe a pet board; and obviously the lifestyle that’s going to facilitate all of this!? Cue Puno. Unbeknownst, you may have heard this one’s contagious laughter from a distance (unmistakable once committed to memory), or perhaps you’re a little more intimate with the comings and goings of the queen slashie herself. It’s almost been five years since Puno first graced my then-teenage self’s screen, looking to youtube as a form of escape and community AKA vlogs. I saw someone who, in the light of day, had her shit together in the way that only my Pinterest boards spoke of. This chick had her ducks in a row. But the grass is always greener on the other side, and that’s not what we’re here to preach. Fast forward five years, Puno mentions that people from the outside looking in, say that the way with which she’s set up and navigates her life, almost seems like magic. And it is a little. But the good news is is that we don’t need to go all the way to Diagon Alley to stock up on the stuff; you already got it. It’s your essence, your zest. Before we get into what you’re bringing to the table, it’s about whether you want to be sitting at the table at all!? God forbid I look at the entirety of my life outside of career and finances, and see myself worthy of such. Honestly, this episode was as much of a rabbit hole moment for me, as it was in somewhat delivering a cohesive podcast ep. What can I say, it’s easy to get lost in other people’s brains. So there’ll be two parts. From Houston’s suburbs, her time at Activision and spearheading the Call of Duty franchise, to being a keynote speaker at the recent Girlboss Rally, and the exploration of self via the Meisner acting technique. Basically, threading together a dialogue through which we question the ecosystems of work-life-play and how it should fit around us, not us it #sustainableslashie This is Ep 30 Slashie This Way with Puno Dostres. You can find Puno Dostres at: http://www.punodostres.com/ https://ilovecreatives.com/ https://www.peoplemap.co/ https://www.madewithmap.com/ https://www.instagram.com/punodostres/ Please share your thoughts and show us some love by subscribing, or get in touch to be featured on the podcast! Released every other Monday - thanks for lending us an ear. https://www.gutsnglory.online/ https://www.instagram.com/gutssnglory/ yougotgutsyouareglory@gmail.com
1:05:48
October 28, 2019
Freshly Churned with Kitty Travers
Today we’re sitting down with Kitty Travers, founder of La Grotta Ices, teacher at The School of Artisan Food, and someone who’ll put your childhood frozen treats to shame. Now I realize that releasing an episode all about ice cream in October may not seem like the most “duh” thing to do, but it is when said ice creams are seasonal, local, and this months’ flavors happen to be Bergamot Cream, Rye Rum Raisin, and Nectarine de Vigne. Halloween who!? From London to New York and back again, with many Italian layovers in-between, I can’t think of a better way than to rein in this season’s chill with a few well-deserved scoops of brain freeze à la Kitty. She operates from out of her “ice cream shed”, macerating, steeping, churning out ice creams that taste of an ecosystem in its entirety; provoked by the use of whole foods, the pits and leaves, the unapologetic value of fats, and smatterings of herbs. Hint, tomatoes, and seaweeds have a place in these palettes too. Attention all earbuds on how to serve with intention, navigating the tastebuds of children all too easily bedazzled by branding, and how beyond what turns up on your plate, the farmers market makes for a place of human connection and presence. This is Ep 29 Freshly Churned with Kitty Travers. You can find Kitty Travers and La Grotta Ices at: https://lagrottaices.tumblr.com/ https://www.instagram.com/lagrottaices/ https://www.schoolofartisanfood.org/categories/ice-cream Please share your thoughts and show us some love by subscribing, or get in touch to be featured on the podcast! Released every other Monday - thanks for lending us an ear. https://www.gutsnglory.online/ https://www.instagram.com/gutssnglory/ yougotgutsyouareglory@gmail.com
1:08:19
October 14, 2019
Green Girl Leah with Leah Thomas
Today we’re sitting down with Leah Thomas, wellness and sustainability advocate, contributing writer at The Good Trade, and PR + public engagement assistance Patagonia. What do we think of when we hear the word “green”. Maybe it’s just that, a color…or perhaps it’s the organic food aisle, possibly foregoing the car and opting for the bike, and that come to think of it, our wardrobes might be doing more harm than good to both ourselves and the planet. Basically a whole bunch of shoulds. Shoulding all over ourselves (creds to last hearing this on That's So Retrograde Podcast). But what we don’t often relate to these subject matters is the education and accessibility surrounding them. There’s just too much noise, too much to be taken care of, to be advocated for, to be judged for, too much lost. Too many wrongdoings that need to be set right. But maybe it’s not the lack of care that’s the problem, but the allowance to care, starting with ourselves. That’s where Leah comes in. She’ll give you a rundown from the greens on your plate to the ones on your back, but most importantly, the cultivation of self. Setting boundaries, taking a face mask or two along the way and learning to walk before you run. Taking cue from this angel in this week’s Ep 28 Green Girl Leah with Leah Thomas. You can find  Leah Thomas at: https://www.greengirlleah.com/ https://www.instagram.com/greengirlleah/ Please share your thoughts and show us some love by subscribing, or get in touch to be featured on the podcast! Released every other Monday - thanks for lending us an ear. https://www.gutsnglory.online/ https://www.instagram.com/gutssnglory/ yougotgutsyouareglory@gmail.com
44:41
September 29, 2019
The Rural Pen with Thomas Little
Today we're sitting down with Thomas Little, ink maker, alchemist, and garden hermit. At the time of this call, he also worked as a park ranger in North Carolina (garden hermit check). And during said call, which was well over two hours long, he was wandering said park. Hey, who knew middle-of-nowhere-North Carolina had better connectivity than my own house *insert eye roll*. He also kind of reminds me of a modern day Radagast from The Hobbit, but you know, not  unhinged. From sunrise to sunset, between bush and bracken, Thomas expresses his values in ink blotching and across scroll, telling the tales of the environments that surround him. The inks themselves a token of an ecosystem governed under an infrastructure that only seeks to profit in its ownership of our natural world, and the ways with which he navigates his internal, as well as external, dialogue in finding his footing between community and nature. Don't ever tell your kids that the likes of alchemists and witches don't exist because, if you look a little closer, they might just be your neighbor, your local baker, or in this case, a park ranger. This is Ep 27 The Rural Pen with Thomas Little. You can find Thomas Little at: https://www.instagram.com/a.rural.pen/ https://www.patreon.com/aruralpen Please share your thoughts and show us some love by subscribing, or get in touch to be featured on the podcast! Released every other Monday - thanks for lending us an ear. https://www.gutsnglory.online/ https://www.instagram.com/gutssnglory/ yougotgutsyouareglory@gmail.com
1:51:15
September 12, 2019
Entertaining the Absurdity with Winky Moon
Today we’re sitting down with Winky Moon, yogi, herbalist, elemental medicine practitioner, and founder of Cocoon Room; a space in which, through self-care systems and tools such as pulse + tongue readings, bodywork, and a plethora of herbs…you’ll get a feel for what’s actually running through your veins. Were the hipsters trying to tell us something when almost every song written mentioned “home” in it about fifty times!? Regardless, I think we’ve all known for quite a while now that this has been a long time coming. Home, not in the sense of having a roof over your head, but being comfortable in your own bones. And boy is that hard to do these days. If you don’t have something, well honey you’re bound to get it. I found Winky Moon because of her gua shas, and stayed for, well, the breadth that she is and shares. Let me tell you, this lady’s a firewater etherair belly breather, flows like a yogi, plays like a child, loves her horses as much as I do, and truly lives from the inside out. And she reminds us that this vessel we’re in is one of joy, and strength, and courageous beauty for all that it gives. Protect your Calcifer!! If you know you know, and if you don’t, well then I’d say Netflix has been taking up way too much of your time #hayaomiyazaki This is Ep 26 Entertaining the Absurdity with Winky Moon. You can find Winky Moon at https://www.instagram.com/_cocoon_room_/ https://www.instagram.com/_winky_moon_/ Please share your thoughts and show us some love by subscribing, or get in touch to be featured on the podcast! Released every other Monday - thanks for lending us an ear. https://www.gutsnglory.online/ https://www.instagram.com/gutssnglory/ yougotgutsyouareglory@gmail.com
1:15:49
August 25, 2019
Amen to Abundance with Matthew and Terces Engelhart
Today we’re sitting down with Matthew and Terces Engelhart, the founders of Cafe Gratitude and Gracias Madre, as well as being the co-authors behind the book “Sacred Commerce: Business as a Path of Awakening”. Not to mention their home turf, this all encompassing practice of regenerative living on their biodynamic Be.Love.Farm. This just to mention a few of the multitude of avenues through which they serve in their purpose. You know the opening scene in “Love Actually”? Well, that’s kind of how I feel about this episode, or more specifically, Matthew and Terces. Now I may sound a lot less sexy than Hugh Grant, albeit just as mushy in saying this, but there’s no better way to describe these two as anything other but the simple acknowledgment of human love. This is Ep 25 “Amen to Abundance” with Matthew and Terces Engelhart. You can find Matthew and Terces at: https://www.belovefarm.com/ https://www.cafegratitude.com/ https://www.graciasmadreweho.com/ Please share your thoughts and show us some love by subscribing, or get in touch to be featured on the podcast! Released every other Monday - thanks for lending us an ear. https://www.gutsnglory.online/ https://www.instagram.com/gutssnglory/ yougotgutsyouareglory@gmail.com
58:38
August 12, 2019
Christina and Cacao PART 2 with Christina Kim
She deals does she!? Christina and Cacao PART 2 coming through!!! What does Cacao look like as an industry? Cheap profit, deforestation, exploitation of indigenous communities and culture…you’re not wrong there, but in sitting down with Christina, I like to think our conversation spoke more so to the solution-driven energetics that are being implemented globally; though we may not always see or know of it. It might not make headlines, your local newspaper, or that of your daily instagram feed, but this bean speaks to a lot more than just its drool inducing tendencies. Human rights, culture, communities, a lack of government-wide enforcement, company infrastructures, downstream to our own retail frontlines, right into that mug of steamy cocoa. Cacao is known as a heart opener. It did Christina’s, it has done so for many, and will continue to do so for those to come. It’s not going anywhere. I say so because of people like Christina, because we talked, because I got to listen in on someone who’s trajectory stands testament to what we’re capable of in learning, cultivating, protecting, and sharing when it’s something we hold dear. We also talk cacao face masks and rituals. Because what are we if not ritual abiding creatures with a penchant for chocolate. This is Christina and Cacao with Christina Kim. You can find Christina and Secret Cacao Garden at: https://www.instagram.com/secretcacaogarden/ Please share your thoughts and show us some love by subscribing, or get in touch to be featured on the podcast! Released every other Monday - thanks for lending us an ear. https://www.gutsnglory.online/ https://www.instagram.com/gutssnglory/ yougotgutsyouareglory@gmail.com
41:59
July 15, 2019
Christina and Cacao with Christina Kim
Today we’re sitting down with Christina Kim, founder of Secret Cacao Garden; someone who’s artisanal cacao brews and bites you’ll all come to wish were postmate-able. As I am recording this, Christina is currently, going off of her last social media post, in Satipo, Peru. The lady’s on a mission. One that, through connecting with global cacao farming communities, you, I, herself, and the approximate - not quite sure on the exact numbers here but I am just going to count the rest of the 7.7 billion human beings as fellow chocolate lovers too - on what sustainable livelihoods look like for those within the cacao industry. We’re on the receiving end of that warm mug of cocoa, but there’s a lot that goes into making that nightly ritual accessible…or that favorite chocolate bar, cake, you name it. It’s an industry that’s deeply rooted in its unethical approach and capitalization on environment, and communities alike. Hence people such as Christina. She actually entered my life by way of previous guest, Jason Logan and The Toronto Ink Company; this all encompassing flurry of artisanal healing chocolates, exotic honeys, herbal infusions, all via the lens of equitable farmer-buyer relationships, a holistic addressal of the bean-to-bar process, not to mention this insane kismet connection we share in sharing the same birthdays, May 4th Taurus baby! Former nurse, pilates instructor, and wellness coach turned globetrotter with a penchant for chocolate, the life it gives, and the many mouths it feeds. This is Christina and Cacao with Christina Kim. You can find Christina and Secret Cacao Garden at: https://www.instagram.com/secretcacaogarden/ Please share your thoughts and show us some love by subscribing, or get in touch to be featured on the podcast! Released every other Monday - thanks for lending us an ear. https://www.gutsnglory.online/ https://www.instagram.com/gutssnglory/ yougotgutsyouareglory@gmail.com
50:24
July 1, 2019
Fullest Self with Nikki Bostwick
Today we’re sitting down with Nikki Bostwick, founder and editor in chief of The Fullest, creator of your new plant-based elixir desirable the Fullest’s Saffron Latte, host of the Morning Matcha podcast, and founder of Laguna Beach Living. Muma and wife to boot. Granted there isn’t enough time in one podcast episode to cover the aforementioned list, BUT we did have an hour together. An hour in which Nikki shares, through her own pain and mishaps, the life and love that she lives and gives. Wellness is a shared meal, even when that plate doesn’t look like the greenest thing within a 5 mile radius; it’s the person sitting across from you. The intentions surrounding your everyday breath, the spaces you allow, and the boundaries you draw. We touched on Sacred Commerce, bridging business and empathy, the energetics behind breastfeeding, and that wellness is all-encompassing; not just that with which you stock your pantry with. Political, societal, environmental. It’s all connected….though we do love a good green juice to top it off, or in this case, The Fullest’s latest Saffron latte!? This is Fullest Self with Nikki Bostwick. You can find Nikki Bostwick and her many brainchildren at: https://thefullest.com/ https://www.instagram.com/morningmatcha/ https://www.instagram.com/saffronlattebythefullest/ https://www.lagunabeachliving.com/ Please share your thoughts and show us some love by subscribing, or get in touch to be featured on the podcast! Released every other Monday - thanks for lending us an ear. https://www.gutsnglory.online/ https://www.instagram.com/gutssnglory/ yougotgutsyouareglory@gmail.com
1:03:01
June 16, 2019
Palette with Jason Logan
Today we’re sitting down with Jason Logan, creative director, graphic designer, author, ink maker, and the founder of the Toronto Ink Company. He’s somewhere on the color spectrum between being this alchemical wizard, an artist and father who sees the importance of color in how, on a conscious and subconscious level, it relates to and conducts our very lives; yet still manages to retain his bright eyes and bushy tail. And I guess that’s the most important part. A total child ready to pounce on the next acorn he comes across, or, on the contrary, cigarette butts. Because acorn caps make for silver, whereas tobacco golden hues. It’s in this bridging of our natural world, with that of our man-made domains, that Jason seeks to imprint his own life into that of his palettes. Roses are red and if violets look blue that’s because Anthocyanins can vary in hue I’ve got twitter to thank for that one! This is Palette with Jason Logan.   You can find Jason Logan and the Toronto Ink Company at: http://www.jasonslogan.com/ http://www.torontoinkcompany.com/ https://www.instagram.com/torontoinkcompany/ Please share your thoughts and show us some love by subscribing, or get in touch to be featured on the podcast! Released every other Monday - thanks for lending us an ear. https://www.gutsnglory.online/ https://www.instagram.com/gutssnglory/ yougotgutsyouareglory@gmail.com
46:09
May 26, 2019
"Connection Through Craft" with Beatrice Valenzuela
Today we’re sitting down with Beatrice Valenzuela, stylist, designer and co-founder of Echo Park Craft Fair; which this coming weekend May 11th-12th 2019, is celebrating its 10 year anniversary - hence why this episode is being released a few days early...let's call it serendipity. This episode carries a lot. Because this lady just does…a lot. Originally from Mexico, she calls Los Angeles home, and spends her days immersed among makers, creation, craft, her family, and looks to design as an agent of education; building upon sustainable societal infrastructures both local and nonnative, whilst facilitating human connection as the center point to all. Meet the woman, mother, and wife whom our feet have come to adore for her sandals, our bodies for the silk dresses, and the Magpie in all of us for her jewelry. This is “Connection Through Craft” with Beatrice Valenzuela You can find Beatrice Valenzuela and Echo Park Craft Fair at: https://beatricevalenzuela.com/ https://www.instagram.com/beatricevalenzuelastudio/ https://www.instagram.com/beatricevalenzuela/ https://echoparkcraftfair.com/ https://www.instagram.com/echoparkcraftfair/ Please share your thoughts and show us some love by subscribing, or get in touch to be featured on the podcast!  Released every other Monday - thanks for lending us an ear. https://www.gutsnglory.online/ https://www.instagram.com/gutssnglory/ yougotgutsyouareglory@gmail.com
1:09:41
May 9, 2019
"Bio-Psycho-Social-Spiritual" with Carly Jensen
Today we’re sitting down with Carly Jensen, Massage Therapist, and founder of Liko Bodywork, where she addresses the bio-psycho-social-spiritual being through various structural integration, somatic, and mindfulness modalities. Do you remember the days where it was just you, your mum, and the kitchen - all to yourself. And on these occasions when the heaping loaves of homemade bread were running low, you’d take to the kitchen to revel in the process of helping her knead the dough. That’s the total vibe I got when talking to Carly. This Hawaiin-based goddess, a voice like caramel, depicted her therapeutic massage work with her clients in a way that all too closely resembled my childhood enthusiasm for kneading dough. Slow, meditative, intentional, you work out the kinks, you pay attention to the person’s skin quality (this is obviously as far as my bread making skills took me). Tuning into their breath, feeling their pulse; being in tandem with that person, being solely there for that person, whether this be their means to releasing something deeper, or the simple act of some well deserved self-care. Internal becomes external becomes internal. This episode really brings touch to the forefront. Human touch, an entire dialogue we seemed to have forgotten or want to ignore, and shoved under the rug to be quite frank, along with all of our fears and insecurities that this form of connection conjures up. Being entirely mindful towards those victimized by nonconsensual violations of their space and body, I am speaking to the broader extent to which our perspective of self, and the vulnerability we allow, reflects back upon a society starved of a language which, at birth, we could not have done without. To book a session with Carly you can go via her website Likobodywork.com. Her practice is based in Kauai, Hawaii.  In Hawaiin “Liko” means “to glisten as dew - to unfurl as new”. I don’t think anything else could have been more appropriate. This is “bio-psycho-social-spiritual” with Carly Jensen. You can find Carly and her practice Liko Bodywork at: https://www.likobodywork.com/ https://www.instagram.com/likobodywork/ Please share your thoughts and show us some love by subscribing, or get in touch to be featured on the podcast! Released every other Monday - thanks for lending us an ear. https://www.gutsnglory.online/ https://www.instagram.com/gutssnglory/ yougotgutsyouareglory@gmail.com
48:47
April 28, 2019
"The Qi" with Lisa Li
Today we’re sitting down with Lisa Li, a woman after my own heart, founder of The Qi, bringing us organic whole flowers for our tea sipping, tonic concocting pleasures. Rose, Lotus, and Chrysanthemum. Single flowers with a multitude of benefits. The Qi is this overarching conception of something that, with beauty and grace, addresses this need for us to reconnect with our earth’s resources, with those around, ourselves; and yet, still manages to speak to our modern-day demand for efficiency. Harvested once a year in Western China, between 5AM-8AM so as to secure peak nutrients, essence, and aroma, Lisa is working with family-owned farms to share these little, but mighty blooms, so that we may share externally, care internally, and you know, kick back a little. Anais Nin said it best, “The day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” This is “The Qi” with Lisa Li. You can find The Qi at: https://the-qi.com/ https://www.instagram.com/the_qi_/ Please share your thoughts and show us some love by subscribing, or get in touch to be featured on the podcast! Released every other Monday - thanks for lending us an ear. https://www.gutsnglory.online/ https://www.instagram.com/gutssnglory/ yougotgutsyouareglory@gmail.com
40:44
April 14, 2019
"Middle Brainer" with Rachael Z Miller
She’s the most comfortable in the water albeit a little clumsy on land. If there’s one way to describe Rachael, it’d be this spitfire energy; which is ironic given her love for all things water. It got to a point where she had to make a choice between either sailing or swimming competitively, because obviously, she was doing both. With a hand in just about everything, a jack of all trades, she’s a prime example in that you can’t take anything at face value. In this case, surface value. Former olympic candidate, snow kite and windsurfing instructor, and the first in North America to offer ROV supported shipwreck tours, she’s the founder of nonprofit Rozalia Project and Cora Ball, acting as spokesperson for our oceans. Through technology, innovation, solutions-based research, STEM programs, and a recent expansion into products, she’s bridging that land-sea disconnect between us humans and our home. This is “Middle Brainer” with Rachael Z Miller. You can find Rozalia Project and Cora Ball at: https://rozaliaproject.org/ https://www.instagram.com/rozaliaproject/ https://coraball.com/ https://www.instagram.com/thecoraball/ Please share your thoughts and show us some love by subscribing, or get in touch to be featured on the podcast! Released every other Monday - thanks for lending us an ear. https://www.gutsnglory.online/ https://www.instagram.com/gutssnglory/ yougotgutsyouareglory@gmail.com
46:19
March 31, 2019
"Pamplemousse" with Danica Zheng
It’s weird how corporeality and the spirit are inextricably linked. Trying to carve out our own little space is this equilibrium of infusing the concrete-here-and-now with the slippery intangibility of the soul. It gets even weirder when we start thinking in terms of relationships,  jobs, and the utter technicalities of it all. Fashion designer and founder of Pamplemousse the label, Danica Zheng, recently made the announcement to give the brand a “clean” restart. She’s a mother who’s questioning the security of a world in which her child will grow up in, a designer who’s confronted the ethicality of the practice, and a person who’s looking to give a little more of herself, not in terms of the amount of pieces produced, collections picked up, or fashion weeks checked off the list, but rather what her designs could mean in terms of sustainability, ethicality, community, and her own spirit as a designer. I love this episode as it brings into question the true relationship we have with the constant need to consume, how we’re seeing this play out in the world around us, and on a deeper level, the way it’s making us feel. This is “Pamplemousse” with Danica Zheng. You can find Pamplemousse and Danica at: http://www.pamplemousseny.com/ https://www.instagram.com/pamplemousse_studio/?hl=en https://www.instagram.com/danicazanica/?hl=en Please share your thoughts and show us some love by subscribing, or get in touch to be featured on the podcast! Released every other Monday - thanks for lending us an ear. https://www.gutsnglory.online/ https://www.instagram.com/gutssnglory/ yougotgutsyouareglory@gmail.com
28:58
March 18, 2019
"Nature isn't Alternative" with Dr JJ Pursell
I received Dr. JJ Pursell’s book towards the end of last year, “The Woman’s Herbal Apothecary”. And you know, like so many of us out there that have come to find our own sense of well-being and wellness practice, by way of good or bad…it probably took a whole lot of research, uncertainty, fear, and self compassion. Staring the pharmaceutical industry in the face, their credentials, authenticated studies, and their overall monopoly on our health takes courage. Especially when you’re coming from place of ill health. Though there may be so much we don’t know, we do know our symptoms. And I love Dr. JJ for having touched on this, especially in correlation to the times. We’re looking to our symptoms, not simply as an isolated ailment, but as a part of the whole human system and what’s really going on there.  Within this episode specifically, she opens up the dialogue to plant medicine, the cultivation of ones own herbal practice, and the maintaining of a legal herbal business; the technicalities of which speak to not only where we find ourselves within the current health system, but the power of choice that we carry. Dr. JJ is a Naturopathic Doctor, Acupuncturist, Herbalist, Business owner, farmer, wife, mother, and a total badass.  This is “Nature isn’t Alternative” with Dr. JJ Pursell. You can find Dr. JJ and her apothecary of wonders at: http://www.drjjpursell.com/ https://fettlebotanic.com/ https://www.instagram.com/fettlebotanic/?hl=en Please share your thoughts and show us some love by subscribing, or get in touch to be featured on the podcast! Released every other Monday - thanks for lending us an ear. https://www.gutsnglory.online/ https://www.instagram.com/gutssnglory/ yougotgutsyouareglory@gmail.com
43:02
March 4, 2019
"Blood, Sweat, and Chocolate" with Devon Porrino
Chocolate, menstrual cycle…menstrual cycle, chocolate. An equation we’re all too familiar with, but do we know why? Devon Porrino, founder of Moon Cycle Bakery, is bringing you a monthly-subscription based service that literally delivers baked goods to sustain, and support you, during your cycle. No longer is the cookie simply just a cookie. Anti-inflammatory, immune boosting, vitamin c packed, iron absorption, magnesium replenishing, antioxidant administrating, pms symptoms soothing. Even if you don’t know what any of this means, Devon and her team are directing the conversation, and in some cases, even initiating it, away from the age-old cramps, eye-rolls, and general drag we associate with the menstrual cycle - to one where, in knowing how our bodies work, we thrive throughout the entire month, we capitalize on the different phases of our body, and rather than retract, we step into ourselves, cookie in hand. This is “Blood, Sweat, and Chocolate” with Devon Porrino. You can find Moon Cycle Bakery at: https://www.mooncyclebakery.com/ https://www.instagram.com/mooncyclebakery/ Please share your thoughts and show us some love by subscribing, or get in touch to be featured on the podcast! Released every other Monday - thanks for lending us an ear. https://www.gutsnglory.online/ https://www.instagram.com/gutssnglory/ yougotgutsyouareglory@gmail.com
45:04
January 21, 2019
"New York to Tokyo" with Lindsay Arakawa
Versed in the ways of the interwebs, Lindsay Arakawa is the former Creative Social Media Strategist of Refinery29 where she oversaw creative strategy and production for social media accounts @refinery29 and @29rooms. We’re in this transitional period where, not only are the constructs encompassing career being redefined, but the very ways in which we associate ourselves with said career. Doing a complete 180, Lindsay’s found herself in the heart of Tokyo, teaching English, building upon her freelance portfolio, and allowing for creative passions to further unfold. There’s such beauty in this conversation in that it’s captured someone in a moment of realignment with themselves, when so often all that is shown of one’s journey is the end result. Here’s to guts, glory, and this dauntless lady whom I am very excited to have on as our first guest of the new year!!! This is “New York to Tokyo” with Lindsay Arakawa. You can find Lindsay at: https://www.lindsayarakawa.com/ https://www.instagram.com/blindsaay/ Please share your thoughts and show us some love by subscribing, or get in touch to be featured on the podcast! Released every other Monday - thanks for lending us an ear. https://www.gutsnglory.online/ https://www.instagram.com/gutssnglory/ yougotgutsyouareglory@gmail.com
37:14
January 8, 2019
"Just Mushrooms" with Tonya Papanikolov
Today we're sitting down with Holistic Nutritionist, speaker, functional foods recipe developer, and the mind behind The Well Woman and Rainbo, her recently launched brainchild, “optimizing health and open minds with medicinal mushrooms" AKA Tonya Papanikolov!! In advocating for her own health, paired with this keenness for knowledge, she’s reached a place where, through community and her own platforms, she’s providing and contributing to this ever-growing compassion and comprehension we have in regards to the self. Mind, body, and spirit. It’s people such as Tonya, who, through actually having acted as her own guinea pig at times, are providing accessible resources and knowledge within an industry that would very well seek to undermine you in both what you’re consuming, and your expenditure on said product. Feast your ears, this is "Just Mushrooms" with Tonya Papanikolov. You can find Tonya at: http://thewellwoman.co/ https://www.instagram.com/thewellwomanco/ https://rainbo.com/password https://www.instagram.com/rainbomushrooms/ Please share your thoughts and show us some love by subscribing, or get in touch to be featured on the podcast! Released every other Monday - thanks for lending us an ear. https://www.gutsnglory.online/ https://www.instagram.com/gutssnglory/ yougotgutsyouareglory@gmail.com
36:26
December 17, 2018
"You Can Always Add Your Two Cents To Muff" with Ellen Freeman & Sharada Tolton
Today we’re sitting down with freelance writer and deputy editor of Broccoli Magazine, Ellen Freeman, as well as Sharada Tolton - graphic designer, product photographer, and art educator for persons with disabilities. I initially approached Ellen on the basis of discussing her written work, and her current position at Broccoli Magazine, but it soon turned into a trio convo that, serendipitously, has come out the other end in what I can only describe as an ode to friendship, and the ways in which their’s supports them on a personal and professional level. What started out as a mutual disinterest in their peer’s gusto for Biology, not to mention Sharada’s innate styling of Dungarees, has led to the eventual co-founding of Muff, “a bi-annual magazine of feminism and esoterics.” I hope you lend us an ear as, once again, the friendship honed between ladies shows to be one of connection, collaboration, and sisterhood. This is “You Can Always Add Your Two Cents To Muff” with Ellen Freeman and Sharada Tolton. You can find Ellen at: https://www.ellen-freeman.com/ https://www.instagram.com/e___l___f/ You can find Sharada at: https://www.sharadatolton.com/ https://www.instagram.com/sirenshores/ You can find Muff at: https://muffmag.bigcartel.com/ Please share your thoughts and show us some love by subscribing, or get in touch to be featured on the podcast! Released every other Monday - thanks for lending us an ear. https://www.gutsnglory.online/ https://www.instagram.com/gutssnglory/ yougotgutsyouareglory@gmail.com
41:01
December 3, 2018
"This Fiber Journey" with Rachel Rutt
Today we’re sitting down with Artist, Singer, Sustainability Advocate and Model, Rachel Rutt. Speaking to her individuality, Rachel brings together this understanding and curiosity, traversing various forms of expression that seek to delineate connectivity, community, and consciousness. Speaking to her overall message, it’s to do more. Her work within the artisanal crafts such as weaving, knitting, and embroidery, paired with a background in the fashion industry as a model, has her straddled between generations both young and old. Advocating ethicality, sustainability, and a shift towards the Slow movement, she’s allowed for these to naturally take place within her own pursuits. Touching on, that perhaps, rather than the individual artist with a singular vision, we’re undergoing experiences and creating as a collective people, synchronously addressing and connecting on a level unbeknownst to us. You can find Rachel at: https://www.rachelrutt.com/ https://www.instagram.com/bbqriblet/ https://www.instagram.com/heartpeoplemusic/ https://soundcloud.com/heart-people Please share your thoughts and show us some love by subscribing, or get in touch to be featured on the podcast! Released every other Monday - thanks for lending us an ear. https://www.gutsnglory.online/ https://www.instagram.com/gutssnglory/ yougotgutsyouareglory@gmail.com
26:26
November 19, 2018
PART 2 " When Women Come Together " with Cynthia Ritsma
Picking up from where we left off, this is Part 2 of a two part episode with Communications Consultant, Content Creator and founder of House of Notoire, Cynthia Ritsma. Accommodation, promotion, speakers, activities, the whole shebang. A retreat is no joke. And all within a matter of four months. Somehow, some way, this lady pulled it off. Today, the global sisterhood, House of Notoire, functions on a retreats-basis for women, so if your office environment is starting to feel a little drab, she’s got you covered. But, I am getting ahead of myself, before Cynthia took House of Notoire global, she worked in Communications, doing both time within the Southeast Asian, as well as the European luxury market. Takeaway, yes I want my personal and professional life to be this exotic highlight reel, but there are some arduous roadblocks to living and working abroad, especially when you throw “freelance” into the mix. You can find House of Notoire and more of Cynthia at: http://www.houseofnotoire.com/ https://www.instagram.com/houseofnotoire/ https://cynthiaritsma.com/ Please share your thoughts and show us some love by subscribing, or get in touch to be featured on the podcast! Released every other Monday - thanks for lending us an ear. https://www.gutsnglory.online/ https://www.instagram.com/gutssnglory/ yougotgutsyouareglory@gmail.com
29:16
November 5, 2018
PART 1 "Business Partner Breakups" with Cynthia Ritsma
Today we’re sitting down with Communications Consultant, Content Creator and founder of House of Notoire, Cynthia Ritsma. Cynthia is definitely someone you want in your corner. Good femme vibes, a total doer, and the mind behind House of Notoire, a retreats-based initiative breaking down borders in order to facilitate spaces in which women, globally, can come together and really be in their power. Aside from instigating a global sisterhood, you know, no biggie - we also broach the subject of business partner breakups and how being an only child, whilst calling places such as Pakistan and Singapore home, might have seen her outgrow her barbies a little earlier than most. This is part one of a two part episode available on Apple Podcasts and the Anchor app. Ladies and, I hope gents, I give you Cynthia Ritsma⚡️ You can find House of Notoire and more of Cynthia at: http://www.houseofnotoire.com/ https://www.instagram.com/houseofnotoire/ https://cynthiaritsma.com/ Please share your thoughts and show us some love by subscribing, or get in touch to be featured on the podcast! Released every other Monday - thanks for lending us an ear. https://www.gutsnglory.online/ https://www.instagram.com/gutssnglory/ yougotgutsyouareglory@gmail.com
29:56
October 22, 2018
"Superpowers" with Meghan Duffy
Today we’re sitting down with Career Coach, Meghan Duffy. If there’s anyone I’d want around to do some adult-handholding, it’d be Meghan Duffy. How can one retain a sense of self when positively reinforcing and facilitating others is your passion, but also your bread and butter? INFJ’s can you relate!? In this episode, we get a much-appreciated earful on Meghan’s pilgrimage from being a Camp Counselor in Turkey to working at a tech startup as Chief of Staff and how, without any formal training, she found herself navigating the tech sphere. Sneak peek, she loves cheese, Corgis and openly uses the word “superpowers” within the workplace. You can find more of Meghan at: https://meghan-duffy.com/ https://www.instagram.com/futureproof/ https://twitter.com/futureproofmeg Please share your thoughts and show us some love by subscribing, or get in touch to be featured on the podcast! Released every other Monday - thanks for lending us an ear. https://www.gutsnglory.online/ https://www.instagram.com/gutssnglory/ yougotgutsyouareglory@gmail.com
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October 7, 2018
"A Little Woo Woo" with Driadonna Roland
Today we’re sitting down with Writer, Editor and Producer, Driadonna Roland. Too many times have we associated the act of getting to know oneself to be that of a rather unfavorable position to be in. If I don’t already have a grip on my truest self, then how is who I am and what I do valid? “Figuring it out”, a daunting little phrase when you’re the subject in question, but in listening to Driadonna, you might start to think a little differently about taking yourself out on that date. In a convergence between religion, gut instinct and therapy, this lady takes it in stride, all whilst armed with a loyalty to herself, a bold lip, and a zest for all that is to come. You can find more Driadonna at: https://driadonna.com/ https://bit.ly/2xQBrwm https://www.instagram.com/dreetv/ Please share your thoughts and show us some love by subscribing, or get in touch to be featured on the podcast! Released every other Monday - thanks for lending us an ear. https://www.gutsnglory.online/ htt
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September 26, 2018
"Chic Freud" with Kate Rosenberg
Today we’re sitting down with Artist and Psychotherapist, Kate Rosenberg. Spoiler alert, Kate’s spirit animal is the deer, and that’s exactly how she comes off as. Undisturbed and gentle in her being, we discuss how her experience with illness might have simultaneously served as the door through which she found an environment in which she was comfortable. Looking to pursue healing in the form of therapy, she applied to Pratt’s Expressive Therapy Program and, today, unites her work in Expressive and Psychodynamic therapy with her background in the arts, as well as pulling from Somatic, Play, Mindfulness, Humanistic, and Attachment-based theories. *breathe break* She’s also currently delving into Shamanism, offering clients a journey through which they come to recognize their own spirit and ally animals. Voicing our opinions on therapy as a legitimate form of self-maintenance, and whether we, independently, are capable of breaking patterns of a self-destructive nature, or if seeking ex
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September 10, 2018
"It's An Asset" with Fran Meneses
Today we’re sitting down with Illustrator and Youtuber, Fran Meneses. Our sensitivities and doubts are unrelenting in their claim for our thoughts and time, Fran, during which, acknowledges this all openly. Finding a place on Youtube, her content touches on the varying degrees of being an artist and general human being simply finding their way in the world. And yes, there are sketchbook tours and stationery hauls and PENS - what more could one ask for!? Whether you’re watching Fran’s videos, or snuggled in bed with her *ehem* latest graphic novel “About To Leave”, they’re all expressions of someone who’s gone after their dreams, who invites you to do the same, and who’s created a space in which we might not feel so alone in doing so. We talk about how having a prominent online following puts you in the position of being a “role model”, and how this goes hand-in-hand with the imposter syndrome of being self-made. You can find Fran on camera here: https://bit.ly/2wds4Hh Instagram
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August 27, 2018
"The Soul of The Sole" with Lauren Brinkers
Today we’re sitting down with Brooklyn based shoe designer, Lauren Brinkers. Conversing with Lauren instilled in me a sense of contentedness towards the unknowing of the future. At one point she references Rebecca Solnit, author of “A Field Guide To Getting Lost”, in that it is within the unplanned that we find our intentions. It is with this mindset that Lauren pursued her zeal for shoemaking, becoming a nurse as a means to support this passion and crossing oceans to further cultivate her skill. Listen in as we touch on scaling your business whilst preserving craft, as well as maintaining in-house production, to finding your place within an already niche community. You can find Lauren’s shoes, and potentially nab yourself a pair, here: https://www.instagram.com/laurenbrinkers/ Please share your thoughts and show us some love by subscribing, or get in touch to be featured on the podcast!
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August 13, 2018
"I Do Abstract, Not Cartoons" with Choichun Leung
Today we’re sitting down with this presence of a woman, Welsh and Chinese artist, Choichun Leung. Rooted in the practice of utilizing her art as an ever-evolving medium, she got her start in Silversmithing, but today you can find her in Brooklyn NY, giving voice to The Young Girl Project. A project centralized around sexual abuse and the silence that all too often goes hand-in-hand with sexual abuse and its victims. With one foot in nature and the other in the hustle and bustle of New York, hear how Choi has navigated her strive to create, motherhood, and the constant quest to define oneself. You can find more of Choi’s work here: https://www.choichun.com/ https://www.instagram.com/choichunleung/ Please share your thoughts and show us some love by subscribing, or get in touch to be featured on the podcast!
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July 30, 2018
Teaser
Grab some headphones and plug in! Guts N’ Glory is back and will be releasing episodes every other Monday starting July 30th. Here’s a little teaser for now💖 Until then, you can give some of our previous episodes a listen. Always appreciate your thoughts and some of that subscription love, or get in touch to be featured on the podcast! Music - "Holy Water" by Denise Casey. You can find her on Soundcloud at https://bit.ly/2L7lI5D www.instagram.com/gutssnglory/ yougotgutsyouareglory@gmail.com
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July 23, 2018
"Go Everywhere, Do Everything" with Fatina Hilal
Scrubbing through Fatina’s recordings, there’s an audible lust to live as she gives voice to her goals and ambitions. She gets lost in conversation with herself, has this insanely contagious laughter, and is a generator of motivation. In today's episode, we'll be discussing how to keep up with your own dreams. You’ll need a running tally to keep track of what Fatina Hilal has planned. https://www.instagram.com/callmeperhaps/ https://www.instagram.com/alphalyraethecompany/ Please share your thoughts and show us some love by subscribing, or get in touch to be featured on the podcast! Released every other Monday - thanks for lending us an ear. www.instagram.com/gutssnglory/ yougotgutsyouareglory@gmail.com
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September 18, 2017
"Came In Through The Back Door" with Beryl Fine
Camera in hand, as well as simultaneously helming the tastebud-enticing Haute Chocolate Brooklyn chocolate company, Beryl Fine deals us a gulp of honesty. Wearing her gut on her sleeve, hear her roll with the punches. I left our conversation with a shift of attitude towards my own challenges and a craving for chocolate…specifically Cinnamon Chipotle. http://www.hautechocolatebrooklyn.com/ https://www.instagram.com/hautechocolatebrooklyn/ Please share your thoughts and show us some love by subscribing, or get in touch to be featured on the podcast! Released every other Monday - thanks for lending us an ear. www.instagram.com/gutssnglory/ yougotgutsyouareglory@gmail.com
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September 4, 2017
"A Moment of Clarity" with Sarah Aphrodite-Stolwijk
Sarah Aphrodite-Stolwijk is the woman behind the brand "Sarah Aphrodite". An array of handmade, one of a kind garments, focusing on the singular vision of merging high fashion and streetwear in order to produce quality pieces. The brand is making the transition to becoming fully vegan. Currently, all materials are sourced through donations, recycling, and secondhand finds. Check out Sarah Aphrodite and photographer Brianna Capozzi - certified eye candy by following the links below: http://www.sarahaphrodite.com/ https://www.instagram.com/sarahaphrodite/ https://www.instagram.com/briannalcapozzi/?hl=en Welcome to our launch episode! We hope you enjoy your stay, and if you've already given us a listen, this was the perfect little sneak peak for what is to come. Please share your thoughts and show us some love by subscribing, or get in touch to be featured on the podcast! To be released every Monday - thanks for lending us an ear. https://www.instagram.com/gutssnglory/ yougotguts
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August 21, 2017