Minisode: 2017 Goals & Why "Nourish" Is My New Favorite Word

New year, new me. Well... not really! Today on the podcast, I'm baring it all and sharing with you what my goals are for the new year, including the business and personal nitty gritty stuff. Hear why I'm choosing the word "nourish" to focus my efforts in 2017 and just how I'm planning on bringing that nurturing spirit into fruition. Motivated? Absolutely. A little scared to bare it all with you guys? Totally. Keep me accountable and get excited, shall we?!

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ROAM + GOLIGHTLY | Minisode: 2017 Goals & Why "Nourish" Is My New Favorite Word

TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE

ROAM + GOLIGHTLY | Minisode: 2017 Goals & Why "Nourish" Is My New Favorite Word
ROAM + GOLIGHTLY | Minisode: 2017 Goals & Why "Nourish" Is My New Favorite Word
  • Catching up from the change of the new year
  • My once, anti-love for new years resolution and why I'm choosing a word for the year as opposed to a goal or daily habit change
  • Why "BOLD" was my word last year and how the podcast, course and the Roam + Golightly community were created as an extension of this practice
  • My word of the year for 2017.... *drum roll please*... "NOURISH"
  • How I plan on nourishing community through creating new, meaningful content for the R+G community, including: creating a physical product for everyday adventures, refreshing the homepage so that it delights my constantly flip-flopping tastes and adapting Creative Coffee Break for email subscribers
  • Cherishing my personal relationships in family and friendship that have flourished
  • Self care and how I plan on nurturing my mind and mental health with 1 hour a week learning a skill through online resources and allowing myself to take more mental health days

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Local Milk's Beth Kirby On "The Magic Of Cooking & Slow Living"

All kinds of magic is in store as I sit down to chat with Local Milk's very own Beth Kirby about slow living, her pantry of inspiring flavors from around the world and her new venture into hosting retreats around the globe! As a freelance stylist, photographer, recipe developer, curator of rich experiences, traveler of the world and downright wonderful writer, Beth's blog is a conglomeration of seasonal recipes, simple gatherings, reflections of quiet living and a slow, intentional approach to life and creativity. Besides winning Saveur's Sites We Love & Saveur's Reader's & Editor's choice in Best Food Blog, Beth's work has been featured in everything from Food & Wine Magazine, Kinfolk Magazine, Food 52 and more... and today we're honored to have her speak with us on the podcast!  

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TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE:

Local Milk's Beth Kirby On "The Magic Of Cooking & Slow Living" | ROAM + GOLIGHTLY
Local Milk's Beth Kirby On "The Magic Of Cooking & Slow Living" | ROAM + GOLIGHTLY
  • Beth's exciting new ventures in marriage and motherhood
  • Local Milk's origins and how she organically found her focus through her love of cooking, despite all odds in her young life
  • How the blog got its name, through a metaphor "local: being present" and "milk: nourishment and sustenance"
  • Her relationship to the art of cooking, her history of loving to eat to being self taught in her teenage years living in New Orleans
  • Beth's creative cooking process and how she sources inspiration... including keeping a page of notes dedicated to inspiring flavors she's tasted while traveling
  • The particular flavors she's drawn to right now, in this season
  • How Beth chooses the location and menu for her workshops and retreats through finding inspiring locations and un-tapped countries and connecting with her network 
  • Beth's definition of slow living... creating balance by slowing down to enjoy life with friends and family and also the time and effort it takes to produce great and meaningful results
  • Taking time to be quiet and still in order to find discipline and beautiful experiences 
  • Slow travel and creating the non-typical tourist moments through connecting with locals, creating downtime to breathe and handpick meaningful experiences unlike those found in a guidebook
  • Beth's advice for finding inspiration through the art of cooking
  • A look inside Beth's history in being a self taught food stylist and photographer, and her process through experimentation and vacillating between the many styles she loves
  • Being Japanophiles and how the landscape, the food culture and their love of imperfect beauty, shadow and light and brokenness and wholeness completely enthralls her 
  • Her Japanese pantry of inspiring flavors for anyone wanting a taste of Japan in their own home

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Bri Lamkin On "Being Your Own Kind Of Artist"

Come hang out with me as I chat with Bri Lamkin, a photographer and singer songwriter turned collage artist who's smart and minimalist-vintage pieces are guaranteed to get your gears turning. Together we're talking about her creative beginnings, her process in composing unique stories through her art, what's inspiring her lately and how allowing herself to be her own type of artist has freed her inspiration.

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Bri Lamkin On "Being Your Own Kind Of Artist" | ROAM + GOLIGHTLY
Bri Lamkin On "Being Your Own Kind Of Artist" | ROAM + GOLIGHTLY
Bri Lamkin On "Being Your Own Kind Of Artist" | ROAM + GOLIGHTLY
  • Her start dabbling into creativity with photography and how she stumbled upon collage through a sketchbook/collagebook activity with friends
  • Sketchbook has a unique reflection for each artists
  • Bri's mother's background in film photography and how observing her make film portraits inspired her to start doing photo shoots with friends and eventually take classes
  • Knowing her strengths and weaknesses and how finding creative outlets that allow her to play with her strengths
  • Her process in creating collage, sometimes structured and intentionally thought out and other times completely swept away by pieces she finds
  • Searching for the perfect images in collage and the internal battle to compromise vs. not compromise
  • The resources Bri sources for creating her collages (listed below) and her love for hunting around estate sales for vintage magazines
  • Vintage color and design and how estate sales fuels her inspiration
  • Bri's desire to make people laugh and see the irony in her pieces
  • Her collage class and how being in a motivating place to share work and be prompted to create keeps her inspired and refreshed
  • Bri's other creative venture with singing and songwriting
  • Collaborating with her sisters on performing songs she's written
  • Her advice for anyone wishing to try a new art form: allow yourself to be your own artist

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Liz & Jeff Frandsen On "Continuously Dreaming" - Local Hangout Session!

Happy Monday! Meet Jeff & Liz Frandsen, who are what I have coined #creativecouplegoals. Both are multifaceted masters of their craft, from Liz's beautiful fashion brand Liz Riden and Jeff's gamut of creative ventures, including hand lettering, photography, design and more. These two support each other in life and in their creative businesses, and I just know you'll fall in love with them (and maybe their daughter Emme too). Not to mention, they also happen to be located right here in my town of Lancaster! Yep, that's right. Today, we're sharing the first episode of our local hang out sessions that we'll be scattering within this season... so come hang out with us and get your daily dose of inspiration from these two cool creatives I'm proud to call friends!

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Liz & Jeff Frandsen On "Continuously Dreaming" - Local Hangout Session!

TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE:

Liz & Jeff Frandsen On "Continuously Dreaming" - Local Hangout Session!
Liz & Jeff Frandsen On "Continuously Dreaming" - Local Hangout Session!
  • How Liz & Jeff met and their multifaceted backgrounds in creativity
  • Jeff's "Swiss Army Knife" approach to creativity and how he approaches sharing all that he does as a wedding photographer, hand letterer, app designer, web designer, business owner, professor and more
  • Liz's background in fashion and design and her desire to create beautiful, timeless and minimal leather goods that will stand the test of time in women's closets
  • Lessons learned after completing a 365 project and comparing this experience to creating freely and without a deadline
  • Collaborating together as a couple
  • The story behind creating the Liz Riden brand (hooray for long car rides!)
  • Jeff's healthy take on inspiration by only following 50-100 people on Instagram.. and how creating control over his feed has propelled his desire to create (versus playing the comparison game)
  • The creative strengths they see in each other
  • How their personalities, strengths and weaknesses balance each other in business
  • Their ever changing individual and collective goals for their creative businesses and family
  • Their local Lancaster hidden gems: Passenger Coffee, Central Market's Tea Bar, Chop Sushi, Pop Up Park

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Minisode: Small Business Saturday, My Local Small Business Favorites & Catching Up!

It's just you and baby on this one baby! Welcome to our first minisode of season two, where I'm chatting about the pledge I made with Fundera to shop small this Saturday, why it's so important to support our local shops, artists and stores and my Lancaster favorites. Plus, I'm sharing some fun news about what we're up to lately and things we're working on behind the scenes.

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ROAM + GOLIGHTLY | Small Business Saturday, My Local Small Business Favorites & Catching Up!

TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE

ROAM + GOLIGHTLY | Small Business Saturday, My Local Small Business Favorites & Catching Up!
  • Why I'm pledging with Fundera to shop small on Small Business Saturday 
  • The reasons why shopping small is actually thinking big, and giving back in a big way too
  • My favorite local shops I'll be shopping at on Saturday (listed below with links!)
  • My special finds from the local stores I'll be supporting on Small Business Saturday... goodbye wallet!
  • What we're up to lately and some sneak peeks of what's going on behind the scenes
  • A call for help to find travel reward credit cards as Luke and I are about to splurge big time for our next summer adventure abroad!

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Photos taken by Char Co. & Marisa Albrecht

This minisode was supported by Fundera, a small business loan provider who's sole mission is to get small business owners the capital they need to grow. It's businesses like this that we support here at Roam + Golightly, and we're honored to pledge to shop small with them!

 

Flynn Coleman On "Advocacy, Mindfulness & Creativity"

Flynn Coleman is an inspiration. Where to even begin with the incredible impact she's made on the world? As an international human rights lawyer, social entrepreneur, mindfulness, innovation, and creativity teacher educator, author, TedX speaker and founder and CEO of an ethically driven shop, it's easy to say that Flynn's hellbent on inspiring and empowering the world with her incredible voice and mind. She's travelled the world, worked with the U.N., international corporations and human rights organizations around the world, and today's she's chatting with us all about her journey, her experiences in advocating for others so that people can share their stories in their own words, in their own way, and how we can tap into the "dance" of creativity through mindfulness and bringing our best to every moment. Are you ready for some next level inspiration?

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  • Flynn's core belief that everyone has a story to tell and her mission to be an advocate so that people can share their experiences in their own words, in their own way
  • How Flynn's adventures and experiences around the world has helped her celebrate the diversity within our world and also realizing how our humanity is very much the same
  • How she remains positive about her outlook on the world when dealing with the world's toughest problems (and how Dumbledore inspires her perspective!)
  • "Travel for good" to positively impact communities and how to make sure that we are not traveling for voyeurism
  • Infusing principles in our day to day lives to get involved and make a difference on a local level
  • Flynn's social enterprise, Malena, it's origins and its mission to empower artisans in an international market by telling the stories behind the goods 
  • Some of Flynn's favorite stories from working with individuals around the world and how involving ourselves in our local area can make a greater impact
  • Finding inspiration and creativity in the beauty in the ordinary and how tapping into the "dance" of creativity comes from what we bring to it
  • Un-training our ideas of how creativity "should" be and turning towards mindfulness to find inspiration
  • Flynn's favorite book selections (which she listed off of the top of her head!)

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PRVNCL Magazine's Grace Taylor On "Drawing Inspiration From The Simple"

Grace Taylor's creative journey started in the chaotic and crazy New York city, but her experiences studying in France inspired her to value the notion of rest and relaxation in her life. PRVNCL magazine is the extension of Grace's experiences admiring and curating the balance between work and rest, something I think we can all learn a thing or two from! Together, Grace and I chat about how we can infuse little, tiny things in order to achieve that French lifestyle of valuing rest, admiring the little things and drawing inspiration from the simple, beautiful moments we overlook far too often. This episode is perfect for anyone looking to discover a more restful approach to finding inspiration, Francophiles and every one who's curious about creative wellness. 

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ROAM + GOLIGHTLY | PRVNCL Magazine's Grace Taylor On "Drawing Inspiration From The Simple"

TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE:

ROAM + GOLIGHTLY | PRVNCL Magazine's Grace Taylor On "Drawing Inspiration From The Simple"
  • Grace's creative journey and how her study abroad experience in Paris completely changed her outlook on creativity and rest
  • How she was struck by the importance of rest in French culture and how she dug in deep to strive for the same work-life balance in her busy, chaotic, city-life
  • PRVNCL's beginnings online and deciding to step into the print industry
  • The other quarterly magazines that helped Grace determine how she wanted to share her issues to her audience
  • Building a following online and their response to the notion of balance between work and rest
  • How taking a beat can actually make us more creatively productive
  • Grace's definition of provincial living: "to live a balanced life style, to be inspired by the simple, to take time to rest and recharge, surrounding yourself with things that fill you up, taking time to notice the small, the details."
  • How we can live provincially in our day to day lives and, even more importantly, how resting our minds can actually spark creativity and inspiration more than pushing to find it
  • Not guilt tripping ourselves about resting because it makes our work more compelling and present
  • Volume 4's upcoming focus on "Le Cafe" and how cafe culture has been the hub for many creatives from around the world
ROAM + GOLIGHTLY | PRVNCL Magazine's Grace Taylor On "Drawing Inspiration From The Simple"
ROAM + GOLIGHTLY | PRVNCL Magazine's Grace Taylor On "Drawing Inspiration From The Simple"

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Emily Jeffords On "Finding Peace & Loving The Process"

As an abstract impression painter who’s work ranges from oils, watercolor and acrylics, Emily Jeffords is just one of those people who is deeply in touch with her creative process and completely understands why art is crucial to our lives. In addition to creating pieces that always nothing less than dreamy and downright soulful, Emily is also a mother of two and a creative entrepreneur who's passionate about enjoy the process of inspiration. Together Emily and I chat about why creating is so important in our lives, what keeps Emily in touch with her creativity and her tips and tricks for finding peace before diving head first into inspiration's welcoming arms. This episode is perfect for anyone who's on the verge of starting a creative project or needs a little extra push to stop and enjoy the actual steps of making and creating. 

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ROAM + GOLIGHTLY | Emily Jeffords On "Finding Peace & Loving The Process"
ROAM + GOLIGHTLY | Emily Jeffords On "Finding Peace & Loving The Process"
ROAM + GOLIGHTLY | Emily Jeffords On "Finding Peace & Loving The Process"
ROAM + GOLIGHTLY | Emily Jeffords On "Finding Peace & Loving The Process"

TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Allowing herself to have more creative freedom this year and how it's helped her become more inspired and in touch with herself
  • Creating Instagram Stories during her process of painting
  • Overcoming the need to create for sales... as opposed to creating for expression and joy and how painting for herself has welcomed a more well balanced approach to creating art
  • The story behind creating her series "Do It For The Process" and how enjoying and documenting the steps of creativity and connection re-inspired her own process
  • The dichotomy of making vs. selling and how vulnerable it can feel to share at the right moment, or as she puts it "putting your big girl pants on"  
  • Her tips for anyone who is on the cusp of sharing their work effectively and lovingly
  • Completing a painting a day challenge and how it helped her journey in finding her ever-evolving aesthetic
  • How motherhood redirected and empowered her desire to be an artist 
  • Childhood's knack for natural exploration and how we as adults should try our best to tap into that genius
  • Slowing down and finding peace in the creative process, investing the desire to find rest and calm before opening the doors of inspiration
  • Her tips for finding peace: playing music, enjoying her drive, sitting calmly for four minutes, lighting a candle and not fighting against the wild-ness life but carving out moments for control
  • Emily's thoughts on the connectedness of landscapes across the world and how amazing it is that humans are so fascinated with nature
  • Her magnetic inspiration towards landscape, abstraction, mixed media abstracts and show paintings 
  • Why Emily feels compelled to create and why she considers herself to be a creator

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