moving the podcast – interview from January 7, 2015
Episode 35. Stephanie Jones talks about her lifelong passion for giving, shares stories of her giving experiences both great and awkward, and provides tips on how anyone can become a giver.
“If, throughout your journey of what you’re trying to accomplish, you’re impacting other lives and trying to make other lives better, then you’re gonna be successful.”
0:00 ~ defining what is a gift
7:30 ~ 500 days of giving
12:45 ~ tips to become a giver
17:05 ~ half-eaten pizza (giving takes courage)
22:25 ~ doing something is better than doing nothing
25:00 ~ becoming a life coach & encouraging others to give
moving the podcast – interview from December 16, 2014
Episode 34. Renée A. Schuls-Jacobson was a teacher for 20 years and will always be a writer, but this year she also began sharing her paintings with the world. Today she talks about becoming a professional artist and how art helped her find herself again as she worked through a long illness.
“My most important things are just being true to myself, and being a good mom, and being a good wife, and being a good friend to people. And being good to myself.”
0:00 ~ “coming back to my roots”
5:40 ~ where the inspiration comes from
14:00 ~ from hobby to business
17:50 ~ dealing with long-term illness
28:10 ~ art as therapy (and milestone)
32:00 ~ being a professional artist
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
moving the podcast – interview from December 2, 2014
Episode 32. Walk with us as Carolyn Congelosi takes me on a walking tour of her business, Watermark Farm. Listen in as she educates me on horses, show training, and what it takes to run a horse farm.
“They awe me every day. I love it, I love being here. There’s not a day that I would not want to be around them and help them and work with them and take care of them. And love them. It really fills me, fills my soul for sure.”
0:00 ~ welcome to Watermark Farm
5:10 ~ competing and the horse show community
9:55 ~ being a trainer and starting a horse farm
15:05 ~ horses as pets and athletes
20:10 ~ meet Nikki and Markie (horses are big)
26:55 ~ a normal day at the farm…is hard work
32:05 ~ “find something you like to do and do it”