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Episode 13 ~ The Creative Life with Robin and Andy Hasenpflug (Musicians)

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Robin and Andy Hasenpflug have been involved in music since they were young.  Currently they teach, perform, write, and travel for their music all while raising their son. Listen in on our conversation which took place in their home in the town of Aspinwall, right outside of Pittsburgh. Find Robin at her web site  Find Andy at Soundcloud Mentioned in the Podcast… Ableton Freesound College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati Slippery Rock University American Dance Festival Symphonies and Chamber Orchestras where Robin plays Respighi’s “Pines of Rome” Girl Boss Radio…read more

Episode 12 ~ The Creative Life with Suzanne Werder (artist)

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Suzanne, an artist, educator, and intercultural bridgebuilder, lives in Millville, a small town nestled in the hills surrouncding Pittsburgh. She is involved in the quickly growing artist scene, and partakes in a weekly Life Drawing at the Panza Gallery in Millville. Find Suzanne on Instagram || Facebook || Twitter || Youtube Artists and Art-related Events mentioned in this episode: Panza Gallery Carol Amidi Carnegie International Soup N’at Awesome foundation Bill Pfahl Vanessa German Kehinde Wiley Phipps Conservatory Great Pittsburgh Arts Council   SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave

Episode 11 ~ The Creative Life with Kirsten Kelly (Documentary Filmmaker)

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Kirsten Kelly grew up in the Asaragus capital of the nation (Shelby, Michigan) and currently lives in Brooklyn with her family where she works as a documentary filmmaker with Spargel Productions and Transform Films. In 2015, she and Anne de Mare won an Emmy for their documentary, The Homestretch, which followed the lives of three homeless high school students in Chicago. Kirsten finds stories that need louder voices and puts them out to the world.  It’s an emotional and physical job and we discuss in this episode just how this…read more

Episode 10 ~ The Creative Life with Corrie Morgan Dunkin (Writer)

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Support this podcast by signing up for a free 30-day trial. Click on the Audible image to the left to get your free download now.     Corrie spends her days just a few blocks from the Florida beaches after having lived in Oregon for over a decade. She and her husband are raising their three teen-aged children while they continue to pursue their own work and passions. Corrie and I met in college in the theater department and have been able to keep in touch long-distance because of social…read more

Episode 9 ~ FLOW

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Today’s episode is brought to you by Hygge Coffee Co. Get 10% off your order by clicking on the Hygge Coffee Logo.   Support this podcast by signing up for a free 30-day trial. Click on the Audible image to the left to get your free download now.     I love this quote from Heidi in today’s podcast: “Everything worth doing takes practice.” Mentioned in today’s podcast:  1/ 1938 Harvard Study – Robert Waldinger TED Talk 2/ The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor Train Your Brain in 21 Days:…read more

Episode 8 ~ What on earth is Hygge (Hyoo-gah)?

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Today’s episode is brought to you by Hygge Coffee Co. Get 10% off your order by clicking on the Hygge Coffee Logo.   Support this podcast by signing up for a free 30-day trial. Click on the Audible image to the left to get your free download now.     Discussed in Today’s Episode… Definition of Hygge The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking The Danish Way of Parenting: What the Happiest People in the World Know About Raising Confident, Capable Kids SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave

Friday Favorites (Smithical Snippet 4)

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Welcome to Friday Favorites…things that caught my eye and made me want to share with everyone! If you’re here from the Smithical Snippet – here is the infographic I was telling you about. The Basics of the Blue Zones in One Awesome Photo. I read this book in bits and pieces over the past week and just devoured the ending this morning as I tried to wake up after being on a family trip this week in D.C.  It’s not a new release, but a signed copy for sale (for…read more

Smithically Speaking ~ Episode 7: The Blue Zone

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Today’s episode is brought to you by Hygge Coffee Co. Get 10% off your order by clicking on the Hygge Coffee Logo.   Support this podcast by signing up for a free 30-day trial. Click on the Audible image to the left to get your free download now.   In our second conversation, Heidi and I deep-dive into how our own families and communities can adopt heart-healthy and mind-healthy living. Discussed in today’s podcast… The Blue Zone Solutions Dan Buettner Moai Groups (Okinawa) Bringing the Blue Zone ideology into your life:…read more

Smithically Speaking: Episode 6 ~ Health, Hygge, Happiness (with Heidi)

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Today’s episode is brought to you by Hygge Coffee Co. Get 10% off your order by clicking on the Hygge Coffee Logo. We begin our series on the topic of Health, Hygge, and Happiness, by getting to know Heidi a little bit and understanding where she gets her passion for all things Health and Hygge. This week, we focus on the healthy side of happiness – suggestions Heidi has for those of us who need to know how to get started on a happier, healthier lifestyle or encouraging those of…read more

Smithical Snippet 3 ~ A call out to YOU

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This week, I make a plea to you, the listeners of Smithically Speaking, to get involved and tell your story. To make this podcast truly successful, it includes you being a bigger part of it, other than just listening. Get in touch with me! Listen here: The book that I recommend in this week’s Snippet (because I finished it this week, and also because I love recommending books that are truly moving): Tara Westover’s Educated