68 episodes

A podcast for creatives about how to nourish our art and ourselves. Sock-obsessed, long-distance cousins Anna and Maria have weekly discussions about creativity, art, writing, self care, wellness, holistic health...and fun socks. Our philosophies: 1. Our health deserves a creative approach, because it’s definitely not one-size-fits-all. 2. As artists, we need to create in order to be well. 3. Why wear boring socks if you can wear fun socks?

Never Wear Boring Socks Anna Barnard & Maria Ramsey

    • Visual Arts
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

A podcast for creatives about how to nourish our art and ourselves. Sock-obsessed, long-distance cousins Anna and Maria have weekly discussions about creativity, art, writing, self care, wellness, holistic health...and fun socks. Our philosophies: 1. Our health deserves a creative approach, because it’s definitely not one-size-fits-all. 2. As artists, we need to create in order to be well. 3. Why wear boring socks if you can wear fun socks?

    The Seriousness of Silliness

    The Seriousness of Silliness

    Things can often seem very serious in the art world, and also in the health and wellness world. But we’re here, for ONE LAST EPISODE OF SEASON 2, to make the argument that silliness and humor are just as important as their more serious friends. From the mind-body connection, to judgement, to the power we have to affect and uplift each other, we’re talking all about embracing joy, humor, and goofiness! …after all, what else would you expect from a podcast with “socks” in the title??

    • 51 min
    Creativity & Growth on Both Sides of the Atlantic

    Creativity & Growth on Both Sides of the Atlantic

    In the second to last episode of season 2, Anna and Maria give some updates on their lives on opposite sides of the Atlantic. Some common themes between their experience: growth, discomfort, creativity….AND an upcoming cousin reunion!

    • 19 min
    067 | Giving Thanks (and Gifts!)

    067 | Giving Thanks (and Gifts!)

    The holiday season is fast approaching, which means it’s time for the third annual Never Wear Boring Socks gift guide! In this episode, Maria and Anna share their thoughts on the importance of gratitude and how to develop a gratitude practice, and then describe some of their favorite items to gift to others. Whether your preferred type of gift is a product you buy, a food you make, or an experience you share, our co-hosts are sure to offer ideas that will suit everyone on your list.

    • 42 min
    066 | Growing our Perspectives with Permaculture

    066 | Growing our Perspectives with Permaculture

    This week, Anna and Maria discuss a new and exciting topic: permaculture! Permaculture is a form of agriculture that is based on a holistic system of people care, earth care, and future care. Our hosts talk about how permaculture works and why it’s important, how it relates to environmentalism, and its influence on—you guessed it—creativity and wellness. They wrap up with some wisdom from one of Maria’s own mentors.

    • 52 min
    065 | Writing, Music, & Creative Motivation with Heather Sommerlad

    065 | Writing, Music, & Creative Motivation with Heather Sommerlad

    Our co-hosts are joined this week by guest Heather Sommerlad. A musician and writer, Heather knows her way around the creative process—though isn’t afraid of admitting how difficult it is to create. In this episode, Heather shares her thoughts on the creative motivation and instinct, sharing your creative work, and managing multiple creative pursuits.

    • 58 min
    063 | Transitions & Travel

    063 | Transitions & Travel

    Due to Anna’s recent departure from the U.S., our co-hosts are doing something a little different for this episode. Anna shares a voice memo about her first couple weeks of her abroad adventure, and Maria responds with her own updates and advice. Big takeaway this week: give yourself space and do what you need to do to take care of yourself during difficult transitions!

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

rayofsun21 ,

So fun and creative!

I always look forward to these podcast episodes! They are so fun and always give idea on how to be more positive and inspire me to focus of my creativity!

thisisareallybadmovie ,

Excellent!

Really creative and insightful!

Gib1313 ,

Life changing

I just listened to the introduction podcast. I'm looking forward to listening to more!
I usually wear boring socks and I'm hoping you can change my life!

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