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Vulnerable, real conversations challenging the norm & empowering you to harness your intentional vision for your purposeful life. See nostalgia, now.Artist & Educator Bianca Morra hosts conversations with inspiring guests and also records journal entry style solo episodes with unabashed honesty. Listen in to a new episode every Wednesday and leave inspired by your every day with a deep peace of knowing that you're not alone & have the innate power to make this life count.

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Vulnerable, real conversations challenging the norm & empowering you to harness your intentional vision for your purposeful life. See nostalgia, now.Artist & Educator Bianca Morra hosts conversations with inspiring guests and also records journal entry style solo episodes with unabashed honesty. Listen in to a new episode every Wednesday and leave inspired by your every day with a deep peace of knowing that you're not alone & have the innate power to make this life count.

    Presence Through Photography: Harness The Super Power You Already Have [WORKSHOP]

    Presence Through Photography: Harness The Super Power You Already Have [WORKSHOP]

    What if I told you that the way to be more present in your life is to use your phone more?

    I'm not joking. This could actually work.

    What if I told you that the secret super power hack that could unlock your 20/20 hindsight and rid you of regrets & ever having to say “I wish I knew how important that was at the time” is sitting in your back pocket/possibly in your hand in this very moment?

    What's the last photo you took?
    What does that say about you & your life in this moment?
    Funny? Serious? Sad? Joyful?

    These visual breadcrumbs root us into our lives and it's not all about the memento of the photo itself. It's about the PROCESS.

    You are already halfway there.

    Your photo taking habit truly has the power to CHANGE YOUR LIFE.

    You already do so much of what I'm about to teach you, unconsciously. Turning on the awareness to it all will inevitably propel transformation, self discovery, & a richer experience of this one & only life.

    I don't want to get to the end of my life and feel like I missed something. I don't want to think…"that was it, huh? damn."

    I want to think, “Yes. That was IT. & I lived it. I really lived.”

    I 100% know the single most important habit I have that enables me to live awake in my life is my photo habit. My mundane snapshot photo habit. 
     
    And I'm sharing it with you.

    This new podcast episode is the audio to my free workshop Presence Through Photography.  I highly recommend signing up to be sent the video class if you're a visual person. There's a slide deck to go with it.



    Get the visuals-
    Presence Through Photography Video Class

    • 1 hr 26 min
    See More of Your Life: The Ripple Effect of a Photograph

    See More of Your Life: The Ripple Effect of a Photograph

    I was driving home and did something I've never done- recorded a podcast episode in the car. 
    I just couldn't help myself-I needed to speak right there and then. Not waiting until I got home or in a more ideal situation- I was vibrating with joy & purpose & need to speak directly from that moment. It felt URGENT to speak from this place of knowing and feeling in that very second.

    I had spent the last 2.5hrs photographing a family doing absolutely nothing- & it was simply everything.

    You see, there was no planned scenic background-
    just the home in which they live their lives every day.

    There was no coaxing of kids participating & behaving a certain way-
    just letting them actually be EXACTLY who they perfectly are in this season.

    There was no performing for the camera-
    just a beckoning for them to look up at my lens for a moment every now & then while they were already in the natural flow of being in their bodies and in their lives. Their REAL lives.

    This was not a box checked off on a to-do list. 
    This was not a mini session to be gotten over with ASAP in order to avoid emotional turbulence bubbling over from little ones just wanting to be.

    This is was not a “job” for me.

    This was “This.”

    This was true seeing.

    I saw a treasured rock collection.
    I saw toothy grins,
    I saw the sun lighting them up in a way that felt like tangible rainbows.
    I saw tears.
    I saw an impromptu story time.
    I saw blueberry & cheese snack time.
    I saw a father lovingly witnessing his family.
    I saw a mother who was so gentle & tender with her babies that it almost brought me to tears.
    I saw patience, acceptance, joy, curiosity, and so much love.

    In that session on a random Saturday morning, together we were all gorgeously present. Present to what is, was, or whatever could have risen during that time. There was nothing that was to be fear or nervous about. Nothing not idea. It was all perfect because it was presence.

    But it didn't stop there.
     In fact, it's only the beginning of the ripple effect.

    When I got home & was amongst my own family chaos, I anticipated being a little frustrated  with overstimulation- knowing I would want to simmer in what just happened a little longer. 
    But what happened was such a “duh” moment for me I laughed that I didn't see it coming. It's everything I teach.

    I was awake to my life in a different way.

    Suddenly my little boys incessancy was precious instead of slightly suffocating to me.

    I found myself looking deeper into my baby's eyes instead of tending to him and putting him back down.

    I felt gratitude in places & spaces that I would have glazed over that day had I not been woken up to seeing through the lens of my camera and the lens of someone else's mundane.

    & now, when I deliver the photographs of moments I captured extracted from the real life version of this incredible family, they will be able to see visual proof of what there are no words for. It will remind them of what WAS far beyond the time where it is.

    AND the freezing of the moments isn't even the best part. It is the gift of transformation inside of you when you are able to look back at those photographs with new eyes. Eyes that have seen more life. Eyes that have felt more things. Eyes that live in a time that is different. Photographs can comfort, heal, & move you.

    Learn more about how you can do this too- Nostalgia, Now Membership

    • 23 min
    Get Out Of The Box You Don't Realize You're In

    Get Out Of The Box You Don't Realize You're In

    I got so pissed.

    I don't even understand why I was so rocked by it today of all days because I see this all the time. 

    Well intentioned loving individuals can offer "all knowing" advice from a place where they are wearing horse blinders themselves and don't even know it.

    Now, listen. I am most certainly not claiming to be an all knowing vessel myself but what I AM claiming is the fact that if anyone is ever pointing you towards anywhere outside of yourself for answers pertaining to your art and your life, it's a no go.

    There is a sweet spot of being dissatisfied with what you're creating, looking outside for inspiration, and yet still holding center. The more clearly you can hear your own voice and maintain that throughout your learnings and adding to your toolkit, the more powerful and fulfilling the outcome.

    Be YOU.
    Do YOU.
    See YOU.
    Hear YOU.
    LIVE YOU.

    The most work I have had to do is UNLEARNING the constraints I have been taught by people that have learned really well how to do it the way it's always been done.




    FREE LIVE WORKSHOP SIGN UP: Your Photo Habit = Your Super Power

    Our incredible, intimate monthly membership for being present in your life:
    Nostalgia, Now Membership

    • 17 min
    THERE ARE NO RULES: Entrepreneurship & Living an Intentional Life w/Calandra Martin

    THERE ARE NO RULES: Entrepreneurship & Living an Intentional Life w/Calandra Martin

    THERE ARE NO RULES.

    there are no rules.there are no rules.there are no rules.there are no rules.there are no rules.there are no rules.there are no rules.there are no rules.there are no rules.there are no rules.there are no rules.there are no rules.there are no rules.there are no rules.there are no rules.there are no rules.there are no rules.there are no rules.there are no rules.there are no rules.there are no rules.there are no rules.there are no rules.there are no rules.there are no rules.there are no rules.

    and yet…

    i still effing forget this! Do you relate? 

    We have spent our whole lives taking on social norms, expectations, and perceptions about what & how to do things (from people that likely had no real idea of why the f**k they were even doing it besides the wonderful reason of “it's always been done like this”).  So it makes sense that we need to continue to peel these layers off of us over and over again. 

    No one is excluded from this topic. It bleeds into every area of our lives. Today we are talking about it in the context of your business.

    Calandra Martin is an intuitive brand designer helping female entrepreneurs stand out in the online space. She helps spiritual entrepreneurs demystify branding and shine their brilliance with confidence! She is the host of the Magnetic Boss Podcast and founder of Magnetic Boss Studio.
    On this episode we talk about why looking outside of yourself for the answers might be slowing you down.

    Learn more about Calandra:
    calandramartin.com
    instagram.com/calandra.martin



    Help Me See Links:


    FREE LIVE WORKSHOP 7/27:
    I am hosting a free live workshop specifically on how we can use our photo habit to drop deeper into presence. To be sent the link, sign up HERE.

    I'll be breaking down why and how thinking to take a photo and actually taking a photo is not only OKAY/not a hindrance to your presence, but an actual catalyst and tool to soaking up your moments. Your photo taking helps you see your life and can unlock your 20/20 hindsight in the NOW.

    FREE LIVE WORKSHOP SIGN UP: Your Photo Habit = Your Super Power



    Our incredible, intimate monthly membership for being present in your life:
    Nostalgia, Now Membership

    • 29 min
    Creating Your Dream Life, Your Way w/Emmy Kissinger

    Creating Your Dream Life, Your Way w/Emmy Kissinger

    Sometimes making a major change in your life means slow & steady work.

    Sure, it's not as sexy and dramatic as quitting your job the next day and having overnight success, but the biggest contributing factor to being able to show up in your highest and best self is feeling safe- in whatever way that means for you.

    For Emmy Kissinger, taking the leap into her dream life of being a stay at home mom & entrepreneur meant 4 years of consistent action. Waking up at 4 am with her newborn in her lap and doing the work before the work. Kind of like an appetizer before the meal but something tells me 4am work is probbbably not as fun as a bloomin' onion. (i haven't had that in like a decade- no idea where that came from. I will probably have a fierce craving for it now.)

    Emmy Kissinger is a wife and mom of 3 from Iowa. She is also the owner and founder of Connect Well Social a social media micro-agency on a mission to help businesses cultivate the power of meaningful connections using social media. On this episode we talk about her journey into entrepreneurship and how she juggles being present in her life & work. We also talk about the craving for connection in both online marketing & real life.


    Now, can I ask you a question?
    Have you had a secret desire that has just felt too big to even think about conquering?
    What if you committed to it with the knowing that taking your sweet ass time might be the very thing that completely ensures you will get there? What is the very next baby step you could take towards that?


    Connect with Emmy-
    https://www.instagram.com/connectwellsocial/
    https://www.instagram.com/emmy_kissinger/
    https://connectwellsocial.com/

    Help Me See Links: 

    Bianca's Presence THROUGH Photography free class sign up:
    FREE LIVE WORKSHOP SIGN UP: Your Photo Habit = Your Super Power

    Our incredible, intimate monthly membership for being present in your life:
    Nostalgia, Now Membership

    • 40 min
    Are You an Active Participant in Your Life? Lean Into Multi-Passionate You with Katie Dragos [Define Your Presence, Design Your Life Series]

    Are You an Active Participant in Your Life? Lean Into Multi-Passionate You with Katie Dragos [Define Your Presence, Design Your Life Series]

    If you are a multi-passionate human with a tendency of getting antsy to move onto the next thing before you finish what you started, you are going to LOVE hearing from this week's guest. Oftentimes our “achilles' heel” is actually a gorgeous strength. 

    Katie is a mindset and personal growth coach, a full-time working mama and wife, who is committed to celebrating the everyday and sharing the honest truths of working mom life. She has combined her loves of creativity, cultivating connections and helping others with a one-on-one coaching and community-based program for working moms and caregivers called “Unleash Your Awesome”.
    On this episode we talk about how leaning into YOU is the game changing unlock for elevating how you're able to show up in all areas of your life. Katie is passionate about helping other busy mamas identify the missing links to finding their JOY, managing their time more efficiently and doing less in order to achieve more.



    Connect with Katie at:

    Instagram: @katiedragos717

    Facebook: Katie Dragos

    Direct link to the Unleashed Newsletter

    Help Me See LINKS:

    Megan Moran fromThe Mompreneur Guide

    Join the CONNECT Retreat with Megan Moran- July 13-15th

    Bianca's Presence THROUGH Photography free class sign up:
    FREE LIVE WORKSHOP SIGN UP: Your Photo Habit = Your Super Power

    Our incredible, intimate monthly membership for being present in your life:
    Nostalgia, Now Membership

    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

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13 Ratings

K McCauley ,

Keeping it real!

I loved listening to these episodes and I was grateful to chat with Bianca on her podcast, as well! I am now obsessed with listening. It’s an authentic, real life vibe and I’m here for it!
-Kate

theintrovertsheart ,

This really resonates with me!

Conversations about intention and awareness are something that are super important to me! I'm also a huge introvert and struggle with anxiety. Can't wait to hear more!

Sareena23 ,

Saw Raw

Just what i need to hear, the truth. Love her perspective and just listening to her. She lets us know what it is without hiding the ugly truth and I appreciate it so much!

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