Episode 18: How To Up Your Gratitude Game, Abraham Hicks Style

In Episode 18 of Muse and The Catalyst, Aaron and I talk about the difference between gratitude and appreciation, as it relates to the law of attraction, and offer tips on how to shift your mood (to feel better!) in any given moment. This is especially helpful as we move into the holiday season and navigate potential stress or extended family dynamics. We hope you find it useful! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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Episode 17: Awakened Father Series With Barnet Bain

In episode 17 of Muse and the Catalyst, Aaron kicks of our new Awakened Father Series with his first guest Barnet Bain, film-maker, author, and educator. Aaron and Barnet discuss a new paradigm for fathers, one in which dads begin to explore personal growth to find more meaning, connection, and well-being in their lives. They talk about how this relates to the current social and political climate regarding men in power and how we can create a better future for everyone when fathers begin to look inward.

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Join The Family Canvas Challenge!

Two years ago, I was inspired by an Art Pantry reader, Emily, and her family advent tradition of working on one canvas for each day of the Advent calendar. I loved the idea of layering different materials each day on a collaborative canvas and turning it into a fun game that we could do together as a family.

We adapted this idea and worked on our canvas about twice a week for a month. Each time we worked on it, I would bring out a new material, hide it in a bag, and set it out on the canvas for my girls to discover. They loved the anticipation of not knowing what the next material would be!

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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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