January 25, 2021
The Employee Owners of Vegan Cafe Seitan Rising Are Innovating How Cafes Run and Succeed
Two of the employee-owners of the cafe, Christina Verna and Amanda Fox join me to chat about how they are reinventing how the restaurant industry does business.
From the woman-owned, queer-owned, employee-owned cafe, Seitan Rising.
This cafe is the product of Pisces Rising Vegan and Seitan’s Helper meeting and combining forces.
They worked at pop-ups around the city for years and now they finally have a brick and mortar location in Brooklyn right near my house!
We’re going to chat today about how these women are Working on changing what is expected in the restaurant industry and how we treat ourselves and the beings we share the planet with.
January 22, 2021
It's no secret. A lot of us are feeling the crunch. Here's a super short episode with an even shorter technique on how to beat overwhelm creatively.
January 18, 2021
How Companies, Organizations, and Individuals Can Adopt Innovative Sustainability Practices with Aurora Benton
Dr. Aurora Dawn Benton is the Founder of Astrapto LLC, which offers courses, coaching, and consulting to advance sustainability in services industries. Her passion is to make sustainability practical and positive for anyone with a passion to drive positive impact in and through their organizations. Aurora loves helping people realize their potential while discovering a greater purpose for good in business. She regularly speaks on both leadership and operational angles of implementing sustainability initiatives. She also coaches social entrepreneurs and non-profit founders to help them develop strategy, improve their pitch performance, and measure social impact.
Connect with Aurora
January 15, 2021
Doing something for just five minutes a day will get you further than doing it once a week for three hours.
This episode breaks it down for you. Learn why it's important. Learn how to do it. And take part in this fun seven-day challenge.
Here's the super-easy Creative Practice Checklist.
Here's the Mindful Creative Calendar.
January 11, 2021
Culinary Innovator and Entrepreneur, Chef Guy Vaknin
Guy Vaknin is a renowned chef famous for his innovative plant-based creations. Raised in a big family in Israel, food was always the focus of their weekly gatherings. He spent a significant amount of time in his grandmother’s Moroccan kitchen making food using the freshest vegetables, herbs, and spices.
After finishing his military duties in the Israeli Defense Force, he moved to the United States and started school as a computer engineer major and quickly realized that it wasn’t the right choice for him.
Instead, he enrolled in the Institute of Culinary Education in 2007. After that, became the Executive Chef at Esprit Events, an established kosher catering company in Manhattan. In this role, he met his future wife and co-founder Tali.
Together, they developed their signature vegan sushi and the Beyond Sushi brand was born.
In 2012, Chef Guy was a contestant on Fox’s Hell’s Kitchen Season 10. In 2018, Chef Guy appeared on ABC’s Shark Tank Season 10 and won a deal with investors Lori Greiner and Matt Higgins.
Chef Guy’s vision of creating polychromatic plant-based sushi has evolved into a sustainable brand that offers an extensive menu with global flavors.
Connect with Guy
January 8, 2021
How much should you do of each to create and innovate optimally?
Welcome to the inaugural 2021 solo episodes. On today's show, I explore how much we should be consuming vs creating if we want to create and innovate mindfully at work and at home.
Your mindset is key but so is how much time you devote to honing your craft.
If you want to contribute to the conversation, drop me a line.
January 4, 2021
Movement Hacker, Lissa Michalak Gives You Scoop on Getting and Keeping Yourself Out of Pain
Lissa Michalak (NASM-CPT, DEP, RSMT/E, Kane School Pilates) is a movement hacker who can show you how to access your body's natural healing protocols using movement. She's been a movement and fitness nerd since the early '90s, and has injured pretty much everything at least once. And she still trains Shaolin kung fu, turns cartwheels, and does all the fun things without pain.
She lives and works in New York City, helping both entrepreneurs and employees to heal their bodies, and accept the radical notion that it's possible to life a pain-free life.
You might find her online referencing obscure graphic novels or offline hanging out in cadaver labs.
Connect with Lissa
December 30, 2020
Welcome to the Mindful Creative!
In this episode, I introduce you to the Mindful Creative Process!
I'm ridiculously excited to tell you about how you can deepen your connections to your most creative self through a daily practice of mindfulness and creativity.
I've developed a totally free process to help you do this!
Business owners and other employers are all saying that creative thinking is a crucial skill they're looking for in new people. Here's a way to develop those skills so you not only live your best life but do your best and most innovative work.
Here's where you can find the Back to Basics video on how to start meditating.
If you decide to join in on the fun, grab the calendar at https://IzoldaT.com/mindfulcreative
In the episode, I mention a few books.
Thich Nhat Hanh's The Miracle of Mindfulness and Being Peace.
Josh Waitzkin's The Art of Learning
Tim Ferriss' Tribe of Mentors.
And here's the image of the moon I mentioned.
December 23, 2020
Hi! It's Izolda. You get me in this episode, and I'm exploring what it means to be burned to a crisp and how you can handle it with ingenuity and inspiration.
In this episode, I break down how to handle it when you're burned out. Sometimes, it's because you're creating too much and you need to fill the well, and sometimes, creativity can be your solace. And Heck, I have an example in here that is life or death.
I hope you enjoy it.
Consider this week's episode the prep for next week's cool announcement.
December 16, 2020
Felicia is the founder of byfeliciabaird co. And the host of the ease and flow podcast. She uses human design and her NLP training to help people unblock their limiting beliefs and reframe their life in a way that works for them.
We talked about what Human Design is and how it can help you answer your soul's true calling. We also touched on how it can improve your creative thinking. If you want to know more about how to live your life aligned with your soul's path, this episode will be must listen.
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FB Group: aligned AF byfeliciabaird