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How Do You Want To Be Seen?

How Do You Want To Be Seen?

By Lisa Arnold
Asking, discussing and answering the question, How do you want to be seen? Far, far more than how we want to look.

How we live our lives, show up every day, the principles, ethics, personality we bring to our personal and professional lives ~ this is how we are seen. So why not decide how you'll be seen?
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'We're All So Much More Than The Beliefs We Allow To Bog Us Down ~ Emily Aborn (#46)
What beliefs drive you? What beliefs hold you back? Are we always able to recognize them for what they are? My conversation with Emily Aborn (she's joined me a second time), digs into how we reach the goals we want, which includes working through who we are and walking towards that goal. Why is it so difficult to do that first thing, figure out who we are?  As a business owner hosting over a thousand women in her She Built This women's entrepreneurial group she's constantly working on this.  She leads by example asking herself the hard questions and working on getting the answers. Emily also mentioned that she's working with Kasey Mathews.  Kasey was a wonderful guest on this podcast. If you want to work through life's challenges, Kasey is a great person to talk with.  in fact, Kasey is a great person to talk with anyway.  Here's Emily's site.  If you're a woman in business or know one, check her out.
March 24, 2022
'I Knew I Needed A Change' ~ Kara Bitar (#45)
Let's face it, sometimes the changes we need to make aren't nearly as difficult as daring to make them.  When Kara thought revamping her professional life may be the most difficult thing she'd ever done she soon realized it was going to take more courage and determination than she'd ever have needed.  Now, on the other side of a full-life transformation, she's helping others with their own progress so they don't have to go through what she did.  Here's Kara's information Do you know someone whose story could help others, inspire them, make them laugh? If so, please make the introductions.  Let's get them seen. 
February 17, 2022
Roadtrip 2022
Two, three, four-generation portraits? Or how about just you, for you? Let's talk about How you want to be seen.
February 10, 2022
Emily Otterman - The Gratitude Project (#43)
Emily has been creating most of her life.  The project she's displaying now at Labelle Winery in Derry, NH goes beyond pretty pictures.  Listen as she discusses the very personal motivation that has prompted her to commit to this years' long endeavor.  It was so easy spending time with her and I'm looking forward to experiencing her work in person.  It's available through August 30th.  If you know someone who would be touched by this exhibit please, do share.
August 01, 2021
"Suffering is a Wicked Good Teacher, Until You Get a Better Teacher" Karen Kenney (#42)
Much of Karen Kenney's thinking is aligned with my own.  And even in areas where we may differ I feel such a depth of respect for her.  You're going to hear why her choosing the path she has is incredible, not just for its own sake but for the obstacles that could easily have pushed her in another direction. This was a fun, moving, touching conversation.  Thank you Karen. We mention a lot of worthwhile information that may be of interest to you. Here are some Karen is passing along: KK Website: The Karen Kenney Show Podcast: Facebook: Instagram: Free Gift - Your Spiritual Team: And I mentioned the books You Are Not A Rock written by Mark Freeman and Feeling Good by David Burns Not for the first time, a thank you to Emily Aborn for the connection, the support and way you make it all look so easy.
June 29, 2021
And Now The Tables Have Turned. (#41)
Every now and then I create my own portraits.  I do it so I can remember what it feels like to be uncomfortable and a bit exposed.  It allows me to better relate to my clients who, very often feel uncomfortable and exposed. But I'm taking it a little further.  As a follow-up to a number of my clients and guests I've put myself in the position to answer my own question: How do I want to be seen? That's what this episode is. At the end one of my clients shares her experience being photographed and honestly talks about her own resistance.  I hope this gives you a glimpse into why this question is important to me in both this podcast as well as my portrait work.  And at least as importantly, I hope you get a feel for how much I cherish the privilege of creating portraits for my clients. This is a link to  a gallery of a few clients who have shown that breaking the rules of traditional portraits, even for head shots and personal branding just makes sense.  If you aren’t a traditional kind of person, why be seen in a traditional way? Whether you're quiet, outgoing, creative, stoic, be seen as you are.  How do you want to be seen?
June 08, 2021
"You Have To Sit In The Fire" Sonya Lyn (#40)
That doesn't sound terribly appealing, does it?  But ask yourself this; how many wonderfully, life-changing experiences have you had that didn't involve work?  When I heard Sonya use that term, sit in the fire I immediately went to the refining process. Without that extraordinary heat and pressure the finest gold cannot meet its full potential.   This is the second of two conversations around life with those with narcissistic  tendencies (Please click here to listen to that first conversation).  As with the first with Tammy Jordan, this conversation does address the real challenges that come from these relationships.  However, I also really wanted to get into what is it about those who draw or are drawn to those with these tendencies that can be recognized, and helpful.   I've received a lot of feedback from this conversation, and I'm deeply grateful.  At the end of this episode I'm asking for your help with another highly sensitive topic.  Please reach out if you're interested in helping.   Here's Sonya's contact information.  She wants to help. 
June 04, 2021
"You Know...The Only Truth Is Love" Tammy Jordan's son, Finn (#39)
I know, this one's going long.  Add to that, we're getting into some pretty heavy stuff. Tammy Jordan was introduced to me through the She Built This network group (Thank you Emily & Erin).  I indicated that I was interested in recording a conversation with someone qualified to discuss narcissism and narcissistic personality traits as well as the challenges that come with caring for someone with these characteristics.  The request was kind of out of the blue but the response was quick and enthusiastic.  Tammy has written a book describing her own experiences both as a child and residual affects as she is herself now a mom.   She readily attributes much of her own growth to various authors; all of the pertinent links are below.  Included is a link to the video version of the recording.  I will say that as I edited the episode I saw a lot of discomfort in my own reactions.  That is not to say to I regret having had the conversation, not at all.  But if you want to see me squirm... There will be another conversation in a couple of weeks with Sonya Lyn following up and taking a look at the individuals who see themselves drawn towards those who exhibit hurtful behavior.  It's also kind a of tough episode, but hopeful. I'd like to consider having a round-table discussion with a small group and someone like Tammy or Sonya to field questions.  It's clear there are a number of people impacted. Thank you Tammy.  Thank  you all who responded to my request. Enjoy. Video version of our conversation Tammy's book: Returning to Whole (free first chapter) Purchase Returning to Whole through Amazon The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk, M.D. Waking the Tiger by Peter Levine Peter Levine's organization Tammy's headshot was created by Alexandra Chan
May 07, 2021
"I'm On A Mission To Change The Conversation Around Creativity" Angie Follensbee-Hall (#38)
First, I'm going to say that this episode is a little wonky.  I couldn't get myself to edit out a part of our conversation that wasn't officially meant to be in the episode.  I couldn't figure out how to weave it in to sound more organic so I just let it stay right where it is.  So, as you're listening, don't be confused - you really are hearing us mid-conversation. Now, all of that aside, let me introduce you to Angie Follensbee-Hall.  She's just one of those people..someone you want to hang out with, to be taught and inspired by, whose energy you'd like to borrow.  Cheyenne Vaughn connected us (thank you Cheyenne) and the conversation around creativity was such a motivation for me.  Naturally, as you listen to the podcast you miss out on the visuals so I've also connected the episode to the video version.  Take a look.
April 29, 2021
The Healing Power of Music ~ Christopher Booth (#37)
Loss and grief are universal.  Working through is individual.   There's never been a generation who have skirted the pain of loss. How do you deal with it? For some the answer is to remove themselves from everything so as to just 'be'. For other, they know they need to be around others. It's no secret that there are damaging coping mechanisms, and they can send us down into a pit. Christopher Booth had found himself in a dark place after the loss of his mother. He gradually recognized the power of music, not erase, but to manage the pain. That's what this conversation is about.   If you'd like to learn more about how he's helping others through all manner of emotional discomfort here's where you can find him:  Christopher's YouTube Email And by the way, the lead out of this episode gives you a sample of his work.
April 27, 2021
"If You Don't Like What You're Seeing Without, Start Working Within" Dr. Amanda Barrientez (#36)
Amanda applies that principle of looking within to money, but man, isn't that the truth in so many areas?  Amanda is only the second person I've met who's built a business around removing money blocks.  What are we talking about here? What are money blocks? Do we have control over the income we receive or is it merely - "Want more? Then work more"? I've been doing work in this area for a little while now, and it's fascinating. I'd be interested in your feedback and insights. Below are Amanda's links.
April 20, 2021
"I Want To Be Seen At Peace" LaurieAnn Campbell
Everyone would like to be seen at peace.  For those who have struggled with eating disorders, or any disorder, this is quite an accomplishment.  Bulimia. It's certainly not a new trend, but I'll be honest, until I met LaurieAnn I didn't realize it as a problem for women in midlife.  I know most of my listeners are women and for you this may be a very sensitive topic.  Please don't turn away.  Whether you have struggled with an eating disorder or not the dynamics that lead to this kind of behavior are so common.   I really hope you enjoy this conversation.  I hope if you feel the need for support you reach out for it.  I hope, if you've never experienced this particular pain you'll offer your hand.   LaurieAnn's Site 
March 26, 2021
'You're Going to Have Highs and Lows; Deal With The Lows, Focus on the Highs'. Lori Baker Schena
Deal with the lows, focus on the highs. Easy enough.  Well, probably not.  But wouldn't it be nice if we could.   Lori Baker Schena has designed her life and her practice around believing she can. And she's incorporated it into her coaching; from the entrepreneur to the corporate big-wig.  See how her message touches you.  Here is Lori's LeadHERship Consortium website: TELEPHONE: 949-415-4940 EMAIL:
March 19, 2021
'You Can't Give From An Empty Vessel" Lucy Weed
Self-care.  We hear about it, we talk about it, we extol its many virtues.  Few of us would tell our friends they shouldn't 'indulge' in rest, or a massage if they needed it. And yet, how often do we struggle with feeling okay to that for ourselves? It's a thing. Lucy Weed has put herself in front of people, wanting to serve them. First, she worked at Prime Roast, right here in Keene, NH.  So it was an easy transition to carry that on in New Orleans. But over time she's recognized the damage the lack of self-care brings.  She wants to be seen as kind, for that to be her lasting legacy.  Listen to how she is working along as a brand ambassador for  St Germaine Liquor as well as develop her own brand aimed at helping others take for themselves the time, the relaxation, the wellness they need.  This one applies to pretty much every woman I know.  Enjoy the conversation then reach our to our Keene native, Lucy Weed. Site ~ Have A Good Time A big nod to Prime Roast Coffee - still serving the community with a smile.
March 12, 2021
How Can We Help Our Bodies? Amy Novotny
Fight or flight. Are you free of its influence?  Does one have to endure an especially severe trauma for their body to be held in a fight or flight state? Think about it; Do you ever feel really relaxed? Have you ever paid attention to your body's state at moments of 'rest'?  I will say, after having this conversation with Amy I am far more aware of, sort of the status of my body: shoulders are tighter than I realized; my 'good posture' isn't really as good as I'd thought; my hips are tighter than I'd noticed before.  What is that about? As someone aware of the need for exercise I wouldn't have thought I would learn as much as I did from this conversation. Listen and see if you come away with helpful insights.  If so, please share with them.  And if you'd like to watch our conversation, here's the link. Amy's Site Amy's YouTube
March 04, 2021
'My Goal Is To Help Women Feel Gorgeous' Jennifer Ginty
We've all had that friend who wouldn't ever tell us we looked ridiculous before we left the house. They're just too nice.  Then there's the 'friend' who never has a good thing to say about how we look A personal stylist.   Imagine having someone help you shop.  I don't mean just go shopping with you. I mean help you find what you feel really great in. And she's really excited to see you feel great.  That's her job.  She loves it. Here's Jennifer's Facebook so you can have her go shopping with you.  How do you want to be seen? Let me know. Jennifer's photo was taken by Jenessa MacKenzie
February 26, 2021
'As a Model of 'Anything is Possible.'" Kasey Mathews
Is anything really possible.  Are some adversities just too much to make it through?  Listen as Kasey Mathews describes the journey her family faced when her little babe was born at 25 weeks.  Then read her book, Preemie  Kasey's web site
February 19, 2021
Massaging Mailmen - Meg Poor
Listen to how love of others is one of Meg's biggest motivations.  
February 11, 2021
The Woman Gave a Mailman a Massage on the Street - Meg Poor
Who does that?!  Meg Poor.  There is no lack of resource for life and/or business coaching. That's not to say though that there's an overabundance; each of these coaches have their own way of helping people move forward.  It's not just professional experience, it's also personality and personal experience.  Meg brings her own life's experience and desire to help others.  And she's so fun. Thank you Emily Aborn for yet another great connection through your She Built This group. Meg Poor's facebook
February 11, 2021
What Stops You?
Discomfort. Guilt. Anxiety. Money Blocks. Insecurity. Lack of confidence.  How would, or perhaps how do these issues stop many of us from reaching our goals?  This episode gives you a very brief synopsis of a three-day event with six presenters taking on these challenges.  As you listen, if you find yourself wanting more please click here to register and get free access to the entire event.   We know that even taking a full hour each isn't enough time to topple these obstacles so we are arranging round table discussions to help grow your business or face personal issues together.  If you would like to be a part of these open, yet directed conversations please let me know here.  
February 02, 2021
"I want to be seen as giving generously from a caring, non-judgmental place" ~ Ashley Nanney
In order to grow our businesses you need to Be Seen.   Marketing ourselves can take time and energy we just don't have.  These are two conflicting truths. If you own a business you probably know just what I'm talking about.  That is what Ashley Nanney and her collaboration of marketing pros does for her clients.  Imagine being able to do what you love about your business confident that the tools are being implemented to make it grow.  Ashley's focus, due in large part to her own history with wellness, is in working with those businesses who are committed to help others with their wellness.  My not-so-secret hope though is that she someday will be able to offer her services to all small businesses.  I have a whole list of people who need it.  "If there's something to share from my journey ...that is useful and powerful...I want to be seen as her." Ashley Nanney
January 07, 2021
Where Is The Edge of Your Comfort Zone? Sandy Demarest
What is your comfort zone?  Does it provide real comfort or a justification for not reaching further?  This conversation deals with what to do when you want more but just aren't sure how to get 'there'. Imagine being as excited about Monday morning as you are about Friday afternoon.  That's Sandy Demarest's goal for her clients.   How do you feel about your comfort zones?  If they are keeping you from moving forward what are you missing out on? Photo credit goes to Kristin Hardwick
December 07, 2020
'I want to be teacher who helps people find..their own power.; Deb Arthur
'Connect your mind and  your body.'  If you're like me, when you hear that you have literally no idea what you're be asked to do.  None.  During this conversation Deb made such a clear, obvious statement, our mind and body have always been connected.  That's not to say we don't have work to do in order to be as strong and well as we can be, but her way of approaching that is very different than many.   The conversation mentioned 4 other coaches who are joining forces with Deb for a multi-day event: Liz Sumner Judy Blake Jeanne Demers Judy Fine Each name is linked to their previous episode.  
November 22, 2020
"I want to be seen as someone who gives others permission to live the life they want." ~ Judy Fine
This episode has been published and can be heard everywhere your podcast is available. I love this conversation.  I love what Judy Fine is doing.  I didn't know anyone was doing what she's doing. If you are one of those people who don't have anything against the  'normal' lifestyle of a house and kids and mortgage and a couple of  cars...but you just don't see it as your thing.  You're going to like  this.
November 15, 2020
'I want to be seen as someone who is living a really cool life' Liz Sumner
Well, she's done that.  While having relocated from New Hampshire to Italy she is still helping people deal with goals, productivity, anxieties, anxieties around goals & productivity... I've had the opportunity to speak with a number of life coaches over the past few months.  It's been fascinating to see how varied their ways of helping others can be.  Liz has transplanted herself to Italy.  Can she help you?  Well, ask yourself; Have you ever found  yourself feeling guilty if you aren't  'productive' every moment of every day?  How do you feel when you realize the 'right way' of doing something for you is different than for others you know and respect?  Does it make you anxious? If so, you'll enjoy my conversation with Liz. Liz Sumner Facebook In our conversation Liz mentions a book she's reading and incorporating into her practice, Designing Your Life.  Here's a link.
November 08, 2020
"I Want To Help People; That's Where I Find The Most Joy" ~Jon Ingram
If you're in business you are likely aware of business network groups whether international organizations like BNI or perhaps local 'grass roots' groups.  They are often a powerful force for growth. In fact my own portrait business has benefited from a local group, Evolution Business Development here in the Monadnock region.  But my guest today, Jon Ingram has filled a different need for business owners. a different way of connecting.  Imagine gathering a handful of people you respect and having the opportunity to meet weekly for full, honest conversations.  No sales pitches. No elevator speeches.  No exchanging of upcoming events.  Rather, a supportive group where ideas and concerns are exchanged with the intent of growing as individuals.  How would your business benefit from that kind of group?  That's what Jon has done here.  Here's ready to arrange new groups.  If you operate a small business, one with no board members, often not even a partner, you know the value of connection and feedback.  Here's a quick intro. You can see two members of the group of which I'm a member talk about just a few of the ways they benefit.   Jon Ingram's Facebook Testimonial from Jeanne Demers & Judy Blake
November 02, 2020
'I would like to be seen as a guide'. Emily Benson
Who says you have to know what you want to do when you grow up? At what point do we tell ourselves that change is no longer an option? Emily Benson has worked with people of all ages, helping them see the options available to them in a way they may not.  To take a quote directly from her website: "Do you know you need something new - but no clue what that would look like?"  If that describes you, you'll enjoy our conversation.  And when you're ready, here's her link.
September 21, 2020
'I Want to be seen...period." ~ Amy Nelson
When I ask today's guest 'How do you want to be seen?' that was her response - 'I want to be seen...period.'   But don't be fooled, she's not looking for attention.  She wants to be seen, in part at least, because she has a solution.  She has an answer to a problem most of us face - preventable wellness issues.  Don't worry, this isn't a sales pitch for a brand, although she is a brand rep.  This is the 'why' she's so adamant to educate and fill in the blanks around the products you and I probably have in our home right now.   Amy opens her heart up on this one.   Amy Nelson Do you know someone whose story motivates, empowers or inspires?  Are you that person?  If there's a story to share please contact me.  
August 17, 2020
"I want to be seen as a cross between David Bowie..and a fat English nanny." Becky Karush
There's not a lot I can say to follow up with that title. But I'll try.  Becky is a creative writer.  She does help businesses find the words to promote their brand.  But she's also just a lover of words.  She provides a safe, welcoming atmosphere to explore writing, even for those of us who have a bit of a hesitation around writing.  She calls these experiences Gateless Writing Salons.  Its just sounds nice, doesn't it?  Listen to Becky describe her experience with writing and you go, here's her web site.   If anyone has attended these salons and would be willing share their experience I think it would be a great opportunity for others to feel a bit more comfortable to at least look into it.  And thanks! Some time back I had a conversation with another creative writer. I mentioned her in this episode and feel compelled to share her link here too.  I get the sense Becky won't mind.  Cheyenne Vaughn
August 07, 2020
"I want to be seen as someone where others will say: 'If you did that, I know I can, and I will too'." Heather Sweeney
Heather Sweeney, like so many of us has worked through those difficult times.  That's not why her story is one to share; it's because of how she did it and what she's learned along the way.   In our conversation she shared quite a bit about the projects she's supporting through nonprofit organizations.  If you'd like to learn more ask her.  And in the meantime, here are some relevant links. Team In Training   Climb 2 Cure {Kilimanjaro)  The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Thank you Heather for you decision to be positive and to share with others your strength, empathy and compassion.   Photo credit goes to Kristin Hardwick.
July 27, 2020
"My Interest is My Blocks...What Keeps You Stuck..." Jeanne Demers
"Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strengths." Sigmund Freud  Can our weaknesses, our 'soft spots' really lead us to our strengths? This is the second time Jeanne has been on the podcast.  I was first introduced to Jeanne as an EFT Tapping coach.  She's still offering that to her clients. But as you'll hear in our conversation Jeanne is welcoming the reality of change and growth and learning from past unpleasant circumstances. See how she's developing programs to help you use your vulnerabilities to produce your greatest strengths.  And to learn more about how EFT Tapping works, especially if you are having money issues, enjoy our previous conversation.  
July 12, 2020
"I want to be seen as a person that is caring, passionate about life, and about possibility." Diana Place-Third Act Quest"I want to be seen as person that is caring...passionate about life, and about
"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" Mary Oliver Do you know?  How long has it been since you asked yourself that question, or one like it?  A simple life is a good life.  A purposeless life, not so.  And the thing is, we all can reach for and attain that which fills us.  Diana Place, of Third Act Quest has decided not only to do that but to be a resource for others who would like find what fills them.  Unfortunately I had to limit our conversation's time but you can learn more by visiting Diana.  She's got big plans. “Live Now, Live Forward: Designing your ‘Third Act’” A transformational four-week online workshop that will guide you to create a plan for the life of your dreams. When is the last time you took the time to create a plan for your life?  For most people, the answer is never. This workshop is for you if you're 50+, wondering what's next.  It's for you if you'd love to unearth your dreams, rise above all the stress and uncertainty to explore your life's possibilities.   You'll be guided through a step by step process including video instruction, an online course & weekly small group coaching calls with me.   At the end of 4 weeks you will have designed a life framework for your future, full of joy and meaning-- your "Third Act".   Summer Sessions start July 9, July 23, & August 6.  The workshop is designed to take only 3 hours per week. Links for Information, Testimonials and to set up a Call with me to see if this program is right for you: "Live Forward" online workshop Info and Sign up Third Act Quest's 2020 offerings -- coaching, workshops and events Testimonials Set up Call with me with questions and to see if this program is right for you
June 28, 2020
"I Want To Be Seen As Somebody Who Makes A Difference" ~ Liz Wyman
"To be courageous, we must be willing to surrender our perfectionism, if only for a moment.  If my self-worth is attached to being flawless why would I ever try to learn anything new?  After all, learning requires mistakes." Vironika Tugaleva We all admit to imperfection, we recognize it as an indivisible part of being human.  But when faced with specific imperfections, or when our striving for excellence escorts us over the line into perfectionism we often find ourselves feeling unsettled.  What some see as an admirable attribute, that of reaching beyond excellence is in fact paralyzing to many.   Listen to Liz Wyman share her experience of falling into a 'dark place' and how she traded in fear for love.   In this episode I mention a book called You Are Not A Rock.  It was referred to me by a dear friend.  I'm not a therapist and so am not recommending this book as treatment, but I'm finding it to be a good read.  I also refer to Car Van Leuven  (I mention her but not by name).  I want to link my conversation with Cara because of her own process of reaching for excellence and finding joy and contentment.  Here's a look at Cara's paintings.  (Photo credit of Liz goes to Miss MegaBug (Meg Brown).)
June 22, 2020
Melissa Scherer ~ Fitness, Nutrition & Transformation
"Growth must be chosen again and again.  Fear must be overcome again and again."   Abraham Maslow It is true that with growth and transformation there is often challenges.  But for those who face those challenges the results can be so satisfying, even life-changing. Melissa Scherer is a fitness & nutrition coach working remotely with her clients long before it was a thing.  Tailoring her plans to fit the individual needs of each person. The conversation also mentions Sue Bruce Photography a successful, inspiring photographer who has helped me shape my business.  She deserves to be credited.
June 15, 2020
"Growing Up Girl' ~ Lori Pedrick
'We are all products of our past, but we don't have to be prisoners of them."  Rick Warren, The Purpose Driven Life That's a tough one.  For so many of the experiences that have molded us feel immovable.  And it's true, they are a part of us.  But must they determine every bit about us?  Must our futures be dictated by events that happened, oftentimes long before we had any control over our lives? Lori Pedrick, a local photographer, has created a project giving voice to the experiences of her clients.  While I love reflecting the beauty I see in my clients, Lori allows her subjects to contribute their voice in a very real way, providing short essays in their own words. I wish I could have included our entire conversation, all 90 minutes of it! But here, I hope you enjoy the sincerity of Lori's vision. Site:  Facebook I'll be back in two weeks.  Thank you for listening.  And if you know of someone whose story should be heard, someone who answer to the question, 'How do you want to be seen' would inspire and motivate, please make the introductions.
June 08, 2020
"I want to be seen as a person who will hear you." Cheyenne Vaughn ~ Creative Writing Coach
Somewhere along the way we let go of the power of the written word.  Not all of us, of course, but it's undeniable that society today relies less on telling heartfelt stories in a way they once did.  With 280 character limits and the immediacy of social media in general the lost art of putting pen to paper seems to be left to generations past.   But words matter.  Using the 'right' words matters.  Sitting with our thoughts and feelings can help us find our thoughts and feelings and put them into words.  Cheyenne is a copywriter, she helps small businesses choose the words to represent their business.  But she also encourages those with the inclination to use the written word in expressing themselves personally.   This lighthearted conversation was a long time coming.  I enjoyed it so much.  Here's Cheyenne's Facebook. In the episode I mentioned a local photographer Lisa Scoville. She's creating powerful images, telling the stories of those in her community as they deal, upfront with the Covid19 crisis.  Please visit her page.  
June 01, 2020
"I want to be seen as be whimsical, to be creative" Julie Trieb; Creator of Designs by JuJu
"Creativity is contagious...pass it on,"   Albert Einstein is credited with saying that.  I don't know if it's true, but I'd like to think so.  I love the idea of a brilliant mind attributing value to creativity....and to passing it on.   Julie Trieb, originator and owner of Designs by JuJu started a company for the love of creativity; her own and to see others’ grow. After hearing our conversation be sure to meet Julie.  And be sure to share with someone you know has gobs of creativity but maybe doesn’t know where to go with it. Facebook Instagram
May 18, 2020
"I See Myself Being Here For You." Jillian Miner Wellness
"No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.”                                                                                                                      Charles Dickens We live in a world that creates burdens, burdens that are often just too heavy to bear on our own.  As the stresses of life mount we often find ourselves making less-than stellar food choices.  Some do their best but still feel stuck.  It can be a lot, dealing with life when you're feeling unwell.   My guest today is Jillian Miner of Jillian Miner Wellness.  In an area full of holistic practitioners, nutritionists, fitness instructors, there are many choices to hone in on your well being.  Jillian offers an exceptional product to help you know where to start.  Enjoy my conversation and go to her with your questions.   Facebook Call: (603) 933-0832 Email:
May 11, 2020
"I want to be seen as someone who is deserving." Cara Van Leuven
“The most difficult thing is the decision to act. The rest is merely tenacity."  I just love this quote from Amelia Earhart.  It seems that so many who have overcome more than most despite the odds do so through sheer tenacity.  Well, that and an inclination to look for and see beauty everywhere. Cara is an artist I met when I lived in St Louis.  I hope her story inspires you to look for, and see beauty everywhere.  Check out her work here.
May 04, 2020
'I Want To Help People Feel Better In Themselves." Sarah Ann Aborn
Anxiety.  It's real, even before we were thrust into a global pandemic. Sarah Aborn is someone whose countenance exudes kindness.  Her determination to help others deal with their own vulnerabilities and uncertainties shows up in her demeanor, her words and her choice of profession.   Sarah offers a number of ways to help deal with life's anxieties.  In my conversation with Sarah she actually offers a sampling of EFT tapping. (Click here for external link)  In fairness, we also mentioned Brianna Graves, originator and coordinator of Saga, a directory helping those with wellness issues find practitioners who can help.   Here's Sarah's web site and Facebook 
April 26, 2020
Judy Blake ~ Survive & Thrive in Uncertain Times
"Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat."                                                                                                    F. Scott Fitzgerald.   Some say there is no such thing as a failure.  Which is easy to say unless you feel as though you're failing.  And if because of illness other circumstances out of control create upheaval in our lives (like a global pandemic), these can be felt as defeats which then can feel like failures.  So how do we move forward?  Some might say it's easy, you just move forward.  For others, a little experienced, compassionate help would make all the difference.   Judy Blake is a life coach offering that support.  Here's where you can find her:  Judy's site; Facebook  Email: Today's episode makes mention of Brianna Graves, originator of Saga who has been a guest here in a previous episode.  We also mention a New Hampshire musician whose name escaped me while I was recording but really deserves to be acknowledged...and heard! Here's a pile of Charlie Chronopoulos' music.  I didn't have a chance to get Judy's portrait....hopefully I can rectify that soon. :)  For now, enjoy a little natural beauty...It's morning fog in the park in historic Lafayette Square, St Louis, MO
April 18, 2020
"I'd like to be seens as someone with so much happiness and joy..." Tricia Heed
Tricia Heed is a long-time resident of the Keene area. Having served the community as a teacher and now a spinning instructor she has found herself creating beauty.  New to the world of entrepreneurship, Tricia is taking the seeming ordinary she sees around and creating unique pieces of art.  Using sea glass from Europe, rocks from local rivers and beaches she has various lines of necklaces to show the beauty she sees around her.   I had the privilege of photographing Tricia and love the images that resulted.  The one here in the episode shows what I saw in her.  When this is over I'd love to ask you - How Do You Want To Be Seen?
April 13, 2020
"I Want To Be Seen As A Resource...And To Bring Joy." Brianna Graves ~ Saga Wellness Collaborative
Imagine you're anxious. You need help.  As you look on the typical search engines you're either encouraged at the many options or overwhelmed by them. Now imagine a space where you can simply say 'I'm feeling anxious' and you will be introduced to any number of professionals who are qualified to help. She calls it Saga.  A sort of virtual hub designed to be a safe place for individuals to go and find what they need; even if all they are really sure of is how they feel.   Other businesses mentioned or referred to in this episode include: Jeanne Demers ~ EFT Tapping Coach Emily Aborn ~ Marketing Professional Melissa Reid ~ Social Media Strategist Stacey Nachajski ~ Social Media Strategist Boo Martin ~ Stepping Stone Farm Event Space Evolution Business Development Women 2 Women Keene / Women 2 Women Peterborough Photo credit goes to Brianna's sister, Kyla Graves Hall
April 04, 2020
Emily Aborn ~ She Built This
Think, Marketing Expert.  What comes to mind?  Advertising?  Hashtags?  Sales? Me too. But Emily, a marketing expert as well as creator & organizer of a women's network group and podcast both under the name, She Built this is not that kind of marketing expert.  She uses her talents and skills to continue to build a community of women entrepreneurs to grow at whatever rate and scale they want.  In her words she's 'on a mission to create the new norm', helping to build 'whatever this means to you'.   Like all of us, Emily has had to figure stuff out.  Take decisions that weren't working and redesign them.  And during this, a clearly challenging time, she has used her position as leader of this group of over 800 women to set the pace; calm, with no pretenses.  Forward thinking but dealing with the now.   I've been wanting to work with Emily for some time.  I'm so glad I had the opportunity.  Listen to her podcast and see what she and a group of 800 women from New Hampshire to Australia are building.   Facebook, Instagram & Web Site I have a strict rule that all images on my work are created by me.  Under the circumstances I have to go with that old adage about rules being made to be broken.  Thank you to Kristin Hardwick Photography for this smiling portrait of Emily.
March 30, 2020
Jeanne Demer - Realize What Matters ~ EFT Tapping
How familiar is this: 'I want to get paid for my talents but when it comes time to ask for my worth, I freeze.  I just seem...incapable of getting paid what I'm worth'?  If this rings true you need to hear this episode. Jeanne Demers knows this all too well and has developed the skills, the tools to help her readjust, rewire her thinking.  Too good to be true?  I know, I thought so too.  Then I worked with Jeanne.  It's still a work in progress, but there is progress.  So much so that I've asked her to join me along with a group of other professionals to present at a How Do You Want To Be Seen In Your Business retreat.  Click here for more information.  And here's Jeanne's information.
March 10, 2020
Annie Caslin ~ An Unexpedted Financial Advisor (Full episode)
Annie not only didn't plan on being a financial advisor, if you'd asked her a couple of years ago if she'd consider that path she'd have told you no.  Definitely, No.   But after seeing the impact of financial burdens on those she loved, and at least as importantly, being shown how she could make a difference, she reconsidered.   Listen to my conversation with Annie and leave a comment on how the financial crisis, not that long ago, is or isn't impacting your decisions today.  And leave thoughts and questions. Annie's link In this episode we talked about a number of resources that you would do well to keep in mind if you're in business or even just considering starting one.  Here are links that may help: A business development group, a Tuesday Peterborough, Wednesday Keene and Thursday Brattleboro, VT location Evolution Business Development Women2Women Keene.  Meets the second Monday of each month at Hannah Grimes in Keene, NH noon each day. Women2Women Peterborough meets the third Monday of each month at European Esthetics in Depot Square Peterborough, NH; 5:30-7:00 pm. How Do You Want To Be Seen In Your Business is a full-day retreat asking and discussing that questions.  You'll hear from professionals in various fields that directly and seemingly inadvertently affect your business: Social Media; Creative Writing; Life Coach; Money Blocks; Financial Advising; Portraits.  Click here to link to more information including tickets.   
March 07, 2020
Wait...Can It Be A Good Business If It's NOT Downtown? Jen Brown-Bassle; Manager Supercuts
Downtown businesses; support local; Main Street.  These are all ideas I support and encourage.  So much so that I tend to assume that any business on 'the circle (rotary)' must by design be, well, kind of terrible.  Then I met Jen. Jen is the manager of the local franchise Super Cuts.  As soon as we met I could tell from her presence she was in the beauty industry, just the way she looked and carried herself. But I quickly jumped to my strong-held belief that there must be something a little...cheaper...about her service once I realized where she worked.  In talking to her I soon realized how ridiculous that was.  Here was a woman just as enthusiastic about offering great service and quality products as anyone else.  So, I had to admit I was wrong.  As a result of hearing her commitment to style and service I've decided to collaborate with her on upcoming creative projects.   Listen to my conversation then reach out to Jen to learn more.  
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