Episode 11: Well-Being Now

In this mini episode, Aaron shares how we can experience well-being in our lives and that it’s easier than you might think! This episode is perfect for anyone who feels like they have to do something first in order to achieve well-being… like go to yoga, meditate, exercise, make money, etc.

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Episode 10: Kids’ Art Spaces

This is a mini solo podcast episode, where I share the inspiration behind my business, The Art Pantry. I talk about why I view kids’ art spaces as workshops and what kids learn in them that goes way beyond art. I also share about my online course, Design Camp, and have a free download for you with art prompts for kids that are based on the skills I discuss in this episode.

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It’s Not About Art: Skill-building in the studio

The other day I was going through photos of our art space over the years and it hit me how much my girls have learned from having a dedicated art space in our home.

I always say that having an art space is about so much more than just having a place to do art. But I realized that maybe I take this for granted and maybe other people don’t know what happens in an art space over time.

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Episode 9: Total Eclipse: How things sometimes line up perfectly

We recently returned from a trip to Sun Valley, Idaho to visit friends and experience the total solar eclipse. We weren’t expecting what happened in that moment and it was something that we’ll never forget.

In episode 9 of Muse and the Catalyst, Aaron and I try to share this experience as best we can and talk about how sometimes things just line up perfectly. We also give tips on how you can allow for more of this serendipity in your own life and share a few magical stories of when things lined up perfectly in our past. We hope this episode is helpful to you and inspires you to be open to the magic of the universe.

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Episode 7: Back To School: Tips on setting up kids’ workspaces, organizing, and creating more joy and family connection.

It’s Back to School time so Aaron and I thought it would be helpful to share our unique perspectives on the subject. Since I’m a designer and organizer, I share tips on setting up your home environment for back to school success. Aaron is a family coach and education consultant so he shares tips on how to re-think your daily routines to create more peace, joy, and connection in your family.

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Episode 6: Julia Linsteadt on Creativity, Education, Motherhood, Entrepreneurship, and Intuition

Our first guest interview!

In episode 6 of Muse and the Catalyst, we interview Julia Linsteadt, mother of 2, art teacher, and co-founder of KidArtLit. We talk about creativity, flow, art, education, motherhood, self-care, collaboration, community, running a creative business, and how following our intuition never leads us astray. Julia also talks about a near-death experience in her early 20’s and how it lead her to go after her dreams.

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Episode 5: Law of Attraction & Abraham Hicks: Takeaways From A Workshop With Esther Hicks

Aaron and I finally went to our first workshop together since having kids!

We recorded this podcast episode the day after attending a workshop on the Law of Attraction by inspirational speaker, Esther Hicks. In this episode, we share our experience and takeaways from the workshop, who Esther and Abraham Hicks are, and why Oprah has called them the “secret behind the The Secret.” (The bestselling book and film by Rohnda Byrne). Even if it all sounds a little wacky, I hope you’ll give it a try and listen to the main ideas behind this workshop, rather than the unusual way that these ideas are presented by Esther.

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How To Incorporate Tinker & Maker Materials Into Your Art Space

Art spaces for kids are places of exploration, investigation, discovery, and creation. It’s important not to limit your materials to only art supplies (especially for kids over age 3), but to offer them a variety of materials to enhance their learning experience.

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