moving the podcast – interview from February 4, 2015
Episode 38. Winston Simmonds tells us how he started Sand Dune Publishing and why he created the Between Me And You journal series. We also talk about the importance of asking people we care about for their stories, and sharing our own with them.
“We’ve never talked about some of their feelings, some of their dreams, some of their hopes when they were in their twenties or thirties or forties. Or what they think about the relationship that we all share together, questions that sometimes we’ve been meaning to ask but never get around to.”
0:00 ~ starting a publishing company
5:20 ~ Between Me and You Journals
8:50 ~ origin story
14:50 ~ it’s important to share our stories
20:50 ~ emotional responses
29:20 ~ “the whole point is to connect”
moving the podcast – interview from December 9, 2014
This past April, Sue’s husband headed out yet again to help with earthquake recovery, this time Kumamoto, Japan. I really admire Sue and her husband for their commitment and good hearts!
When I checked the links for the podcast notes, I ended up buying myself a pair of earrings – a treat for myself, but also a tiny little way that I can help too. I can’t wait to be able to tell people the story behind them, why they are a very special piece of jewelry!
Episode 33. Sue Plumb Takamoto shares the inspiring story of the Nozomi Project, an organization that employs and nurtures women affected by the tsunami that devastated Ishinomaki, Japan in 2011.
“That’s why we’re here. That’s God’s heart, is to love people who are having challenges. And we’re all broken people, in reality, and God loves to make beauty from brokenness.”
0:00 ~ missionaries in Japan
5:00 ~ how God inspired the Nozomi Project
14:15 ~ lasting impact of the tsunami
19:25 ~ a survivor community as much as a job
27:20 ~ being a business with a Christian foundation
29:30 ~ building beauty from destruction
37:15 ~ how to help
Episode 26. Debbie and I talk about the startlingly high number of children who are killed or injured by furniture tipping over on them. Debbie shares her personal story of loss, and talks about the organization she and her husband founded to prevent other people from losing the children they love.
“It just didn’t feel right to live with that knowledge and let other parents who don’t know the dangers just go about their life, and just hope that they’re not the next ones.”
0:00 ~ Safe and Sound with Amaya
4:00 ~ an accident waiting to happen
9:55 ~ we don’t see the danger
14:35 ~ tipping is totally preventable
19:10 ~ hot pink pinkies
24:10 ~ a difficult thing to live with
28:15 ~ Why not protect your kids?
moving the podcast – interview from January 28, 2014
Episode 23. Asia talks to me about yoga and about her experience hosting an international travel tv series. She also shares all about the business she built around her passions for yoga, learning and teaching other people. I learn that yoga is really a mind-body workout, with physical, mental and emotional benefits, and that it’s perfectly okay to be multi-passionate!
“It’s a living thing, you know? It is an actual relationship that you’re developing with yourself. So as long as there is something more for me to learn and to accept and to move through, then there will always be a role for yoga within my life.”
0:00 ~ 26 countries in 9 months
9:45 ~ “television is not an easy industry”
14:15 ~ finding yoga (by accident)
20:35 ~ a mind-body workout
32:05 ~ Pranalife Yoga and Teacher Training
38:20 ~ finding your bliss
A clip I had to cut for length, where we talk about being multi-passionate:
“It doesn’t matter what your next thing is, as long as it’s creating more of the experience you want to have in the world.” ~ Asia Nelson