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Conversation is the thread that helps tether and inspire relationships. It doesn’t have to be fancy or grand; but, it does need to be real. Inspiring conversation often comes from the ordinary moments in life when stories are shared and hearts are laid bare. Join Amy Vallejo, founder & co-collaborator of Social Creative Workshops, as she chats to extraordinary women sharing, teaching, and learning through the conversations we have. ​This podcast is for all the makers; artisan makers, business makers, movement makers, homemakers, mess makers, idea makers. What we do is a contributing portion of who we are, but there is so much to all of us, isn't there? If you are like me, the stories are gold and connect us so much deeper. WE ALL HAVE SOMETHING TO TEACH, WE ALL HAVE SOMETHING TO LEARN. Welcome to our conversation, we’re glad you’re here!

Social Creative Conversations Amy Vallejo

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 12 Ratings

Conversation is the thread that helps tether and inspire relationships. It doesn’t have to be fancy or grand; but, it does need to be real. Inspiring conversation often comes from the ordinary moments in life when stories are shared and hearts are laid bare. Join Amy Vallejo, founder & co-collaborator of Social Creative Workshops, as she chats to extraordinary women sharing, teaching, and learning through the conversations we have. ​This podcast is for all the makers; artisan makers, business makers, movement makers, homemakers, mess makers, idea makers. What we do is a contributing portion of who we are, but there is so much to all of us, isn't there? If you are like me, the stories are gold and connect us so much deeper. WE ALL HAVE SOMETHING TO TEACH, WE ALL HAVE SOMETHING TO LEARN. Welcome to our conversation, we’re glad you’re here!

    Cathedral + Spír Candle Co

    Cathedral + Spír Candle Co

    Yes, our podcast is mainly focused around highlighting women led brands and the incredible  life journey and stories of the human behind the brand.    Every so often we break the rules to feature brands and stories making extraordinary impact in the lives of others.  With our recent focus on mentorship and the value of each person's story, no matter the life stage or age, we are honored to share the story of Cathedral and Spir Candle Co co-founded by Nate and Amy Stone.

    Cathedral is a local, charm-filled, historical venue that hosts events of all kinds-weddings to photoshoots.  It also donates 100% of its profit to charities.  (as of 05/2023  $81,765)  Spír Candle Co. is a hand-crafted candle company selling locally and nationally.  It also employs underrepresented youth transitioning out of the juvenile justice system. These brands help people. 

    I spoke to Nate (co-founder) and Shane (Cathedral's Operations Manager) about the organic mentorship program that exists from the employment opportunity.  Shane is a former inmate being (with the assistance of a transition house) empowered, equipped and employed by Cathedral and Spír.   The connection and opportunity is a win for both, as you'll hear from their story.    Not only is there tangible benefit through skill and work, but also relationship building and mentorship.  Both are shaping, leading,  and teaching each other in varying ways.

    Listen in as the episode dives deeper into how Cathedral and Spír got started, where they are today, and what the goals and aspirations are in the future.

    Mostly, hear how even the smallest act of kindness and help can produce big impact for many.  No matter if you make the candle, buy the candle,  host the event or benefit from its donation outpouring.   These candles help people. Truly.


    Cathedral :
    Web:  https://seattlecathedral.com/  Instagram: @seattlecathedral
    Spír Candle Co. :
    Web: https://www.spircandleco.com/   Instagram: @spircandleco
    Two Feet Project : https://www.twofeetproject.org/

    Social Creative Workshops: Summer Social
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    Social Creative Workshops | Social Creative Conversations Podcast
    Amy Vallejo | founder, co-collaborator
    wearesocialcreativeworkshops@gmail.com
    www.wearesocialcreative.com
    @socialcreativeworkshops

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Vermouth : Natural Beauty; With Color.

    Vermouth : Natural Beauty; With Color.

    Our investigation and appreciation of beauty continues with a sustainable, colorful addition to make or match your mood.

    Meet Jill Jago and Meg Diaz, the co-founders and creators of Vermouth.  Brainstormed over 2 glasses of vermouth, these experienced businesswomen found a way to honor the earth and honor your natural beauty by developing lip colors you'll love to wear every day of the week.  Literally, a shade for each new day or mood or style you have.   Be it on the trail, in the carpool, at the art gallery, or out on the town-they have you colored, but not covered.  Vermouth's commitment is to value your inner beauty first, "Be You. Then Add Some Color".

    In our episode, we explore the beauty philosophy and intentions for Vermouth's lip crayons.  Additionally, we discuss how our beauty ideals change; depending on age, life stage, personality, mood, experiences.  We dive into the struggles and challenges women face  with beauty and aging.  Hear them speak to their design process, inspiration for colors, exceptional dedication to sustainability, and pursuit of fun in every flight.   "We don't want precious. It should just be fun and disposable in a guilt free way"

    Amen to that. 
    ps- Give yourself permission to do "Red"

    Vermouth is a collaborator for our Freedom Movement on May 7.   Come mix your shade and see what 5 days of color look like!  Kiss, Kiss.

    Vermouth :
    https://vermouth.co/
    Instagram:  @vermouth_beauty
    Purchase Online or Pop-up's

    Vermouth Blog Post by Amy of Social Creative Workshops


    Social Creative Workshops | Social Creative Conversations Podcast
    Amy Vallejo | founder, co-collaborator
    wearesocialcreativeworkshops@gmail.com
    www.wearesocialcreative.com
    @socialcreativeworkshops

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Coach Mindy Lee : Mindset Habits

    Coach Mindy Lee : Mindset Habits

    We are speaking with Coach Mindy Lee Irvine about fueling our Mind, Body & Spirit.   Each of us has our own journey with body positivity and esteem.  Sometimes there is struggle, sometimes there is confidence.   This is part 2 of a 2 part series, (See Episode 33 for  lessons on fueling our bodies and making the right healthy lifestyle decisions  for you).    Today's conversation focus is on fueling our mind and cultivating our mindset health.

    Coach Mindy is a Nutrition, Mindset and Self Development coach focusing on helping women learn to fuel their bodies, achieve their goals and find health and fitness for all the areas of their lives.   This can include nutrition, mindset and personal coaching.

    In this episode we discuss mind training tools available to us, how we make better tracks or "folds" for healthier neuropathways,  and good habits for  combating negative thoughts or self sabotage.   Mindy walks us through real examples and scenarios of taking control of our thoughts when faced with anxiety or stressful situations (4 f's: fight, flight, freeze, fawn).  She finishes our conversation asking us to identify our own anchor statement of truth.

     
    Coach Mindy Lee : @coachmindylee , mindyleeirvine@gmail.com

    Emotional Agility
    Positive Intelligence: http://positiveintelligence.com

    You Tube : How to Heal Trauma & Destroy Negative Thoughts (Dr Rahul Jandial)

    Coach Mindy will be joining us with further tips and teaching at our Freedom Movement event on May 7.   If you are local to Seattle, I highly encourage you to come.

    Register Here:  Freedom Movement

    Freedom Movement is an annual, progressive experience featuring movement, connection, silent disco, and support of local makers.  It speaks to the heart of women needing to renew, reset, and remind themselves of the vigor and beauty they hold on their interior and exterior.  Our experience celebrates freedom and beauty found in all women.  We boldly embrace vulnerable, brave steps toward whole-self confidence and body confidence.  
    Social Creative Workshops | Social Creative Conversations Podcast
    Amy Vallejo | founder, co-collaborator
    wearesocialcreativeworkshops@gmail.com
    www.wearesocialcreative.com
    @socialcreativeworkshops

    • 48 min
    Coach Mindy Lee: Fuel Your Body [Confidence]

    Coach Mindy Lee: Fuel Your Body [Confidence]

    We are speaking with Coach Mindy Lee Irvine about fueling our Mind, Body & Spirit.   Each of us has our own journey with body positivity and esteem.  Sometimes there is struggle, sometimes there is confidence.   Over our body's history, it may change from factors such as physicality, genetics, emotion, stress, hormones, age progression, medication, life markers,  societal and cultural pressures, and the list goes on.  This is a 2 part series, starting with lessons on fueling our bodies and making the right healthy lifestyle decisions  for you. (not for anyone else) 

    Coach Mindy is a Nutrition, Mindset and Self Development coach focusing on helping women learn to fuel their bodies, achieve their goals and find health and fitness for all the areas of their lives.   This can include nutrition, mindset and personal coaching.

    In this episode we discuss body comparison, fueling our bodies, relationships with nutrition and body health, and thin privilege.    Coach Mindy provides us with thoughtful perspectives and tools as we aim to set up habits for a healthy lifestyle-not just change the number on the scale or pair of jeans.

    Coach Mindy Lee : @coachmindylee
    Emotional Agility
    Positive Intelligence: http://positiveintelligence.com


    Coach Mindy will be joining us with further tips and teaching at our Freedom Movement event on May 7.   If you are local to Seattle, I highly encourage you to come.

    Register Here:  Freedom Movement

    Freedom Movement is an annual, progressive experience featuring movement, connection, silent disco, and support of local makers.  It speaks to the heart of women needing to renew, reset, and remind themselves of the vigor and beauty they hold on their interior and exterior.  Our experience celebrates freedom and beauty found in all women.  We boldly embrace vulnerable, brave steps toward whole-self confidence and body confidence. 




    Social Creative Workshops | Social Creative Conversations Podcast
    Amy Vallejo | founder, co-collaborator
    wearesocialcreativeworkshops@gmail.com
    www.wearesocialcreative.com
    @socialcreativeworkshops

    • 51 min
    3 Women Share : The Naked Truth

    3 Women Share : The Naked Truth

    This is the story of 3 women, with different bodies, and different life experiences, coming together to get real...and naked.  Real naked.

    Have you ever been to a Korean Spa (or some European Spa) that *surprise* encourages (or requires) dropping your robe?   It is the most terrifying, exhilerating and liberating feeling.    I, personally, cannot recommend it enough.   While the trepidation has decreased over the years, it still exists-and maybe is part of the brave therapeutic process of being comfortable in your own skin.  Even celebrating, and admiring your own skin-and the perfectly imperfect bodies around you.

    Listen in to 3 women describe their own experiences from a recent visit together.  Hours and hours of blissful spa talk, therapy, and insight has been put into a 35 minute conversation.  It is worth your time to listen.   

    Hear our perspective and decide if you should bravely dip your toes in the blissful, confident waters. (Naked, of course)


    Olympus Spa

    Articles on Naked Spa:
    Seattle Refined
    Seattle Magazine
    Social Creative Workshops | Social Creative Conversations Podcast
    Amy Vallejo | founder, co-collaborator
    wearesocialcreativeworkshops@gmail.com
    www.wearesocialcreative.com
    @socialcreativeworkshops

    • 34 min
    Body, Mind, Spirit, Naked Spa

    Body, Mind, Spirit, Naked Spa

    Is that right?
    Yep.   

    This is another wave of my personal reflection story, as I figured out the  "mind, body, spirit" relationship layers of pain and beauty.   

    And, yes, Naked Spa-which was a part of my brave therapy to feeling confident in my own skin during a time of extreme self consciousness-especially around the people who knew me the most.

    In this episode I speak about the investigative work I did surrounding mindset, body image, self esteem, and emotional behavior. They are all deeply connected.  As I healed, I processed and learned.  I found "buoys" to help me survive, let go of things that didn't suit me and battled against self sabotage and "lies of attack".

    I set up the framework of several conversations to come, which dive  deeper into mindset, body positivity, self esteem, and the reciprocity of internal/external beauty.

    I speak to the real life example of going to Olympus Spa, a Korean spa,  where being naked is a natural part of the therapeutic experience.   It can be a very freeing experience, but also a very intimidating one-especially if you are already feeling insecure in your own skin.   Ultimately, this is a place where all bodies are admired equally-celebrating each scar, shape, size, or life stage.   There is a sense of unity and ease; which makes exposing your truth in the form of nakedness all worth the scary dis-robing.

    Olympus Spa https://olympusspa.com/
    Positive Intelligence
    Project Stress Relief
    How Sorrow and Longing Make Us Whole; Brené Brown & Susan Cain.
     Unlocking Us Podcast

    See Social Creative Conversations Bonus : Episode 32- The Naked Truth



    Social Creative Workshops | Social Creative Conversations Podcast
    Amy Vallejo | founder, co-collaborator
    wearesocialcreativeworkshops@gmail.com
    www.wearesocialcreative.com
    @socialcreativeworkshops

    • 39 min

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