7 episodes

Are you ready to learn the skills you need to support a lifetime of making? Then you're in the right place! My mission is to motivate and empower artists like you through education, mindful-living, and movement! In each episode, I will make information about the body more accessible by teaching you the tips, tricks, and strategies I use in my everyday routine. You'll also get to listen in on honest conversations with experts from around the world. I hope this podcast inspires you to create a studio practice that lasts!

Wellness For Makers Missy Graff Ballone

    • Self-Improvement

Are you ready to learn the skills you need to support a lifetime of making? Then you're in the right place! My mission is to motivate and empower artists like you through education, mindful-living, and movement! In each episode, I will make information about the body more accessible by teaching you the tips, tricks, and strategies I use in my everyday routine. You'll also get to listen in on honest conversations with experts from around the world. I hope this podcast inspires you to create a studio practice that lasts!

    Your Sense of Touch

    Your Sense of Touch

    In this episode we dive into what the sense of touch is all about and how it relates to your daily routines. In order to experience touch we have a HUGE network of nerve endings and touch receptors in the skin. These receptors send signals to our brain so we can understand the world and objects around us. 

    Learn more at www.wellnessformakers.com

    • 6 min
    What Are You Putting On Your Skin? With Kate Mcleod

    What Are You Putting On Your Skin? With Kate Mcleod

    Did you know that your skin is the largest organ of your body? As Makers, we tend to forget the importance of taking care of ourselves, especially in regards to skincare as self care. In this episode, Pastry chef turned Body Stone maker, Kate Mcleod, reminds us of the value in taking a moment to turn in and nourish our skin. She challenges us all to look within ourselves and find a self-care process that works for each one of us. Learn more! www.katemcleod.com, Instagram: @thebodystone

    • 26 min
    Get More Out of Your Clay with Stephanie Wilhelm

    Get More Out of Your Clay with Stephanie Wilhelm

    Do you experience low back and neck pain from hunching over the potter wheel? Have you wondered how creating can affect our own body? In this podcast episode of Wellness for Makers with Stephanie Wilhelm, we discuss how you can create a practice at the wheel that is sustainable and in alignment with your body. She stresses the importance of working WITH your clay and body, not against them. So, listen in on how you can get the most out of your clay without hurting your ultimate tool: your body.

    • 19 min
    3 Tips For Creating a New Connection with Your Body

    3 Tips For Creating a New Connection with Your Body

    Do you hope to create negative or positive change? Here are three tips I use for creating positive change in the body!

    • 7 min
    Craft Emergency Relief Fund (CERF+) with Carrie Cleveland

    Craft Emergency Relief Fund (CERF+) with Carrie Cleveland

    Ever wonder how you can work in a way that protects your career as an artist? Carrie Cleveland from CERF+ shares her secret! CERF+. Carrie has worked for CERF+ for 11 years and shares with us her remarkable career helping artists everywhere. CERF+ offers a wealth of resources for all makers. We talk about the time Wellness for Makers and CERF+ joined forces and we listen as Carrie shares some insightful stories to reflect on and consider the importance of an organization such as CERF+.

    • 28 min
    Nervous System Overload with Abby Mechanic

    Nervous System Overload with Abby Mechanic

    Let’s be real. As artists, we can tend to neglect our bodies. Typically, we think about this in terms of our bodies' anatomical structure: aches and pains. But, Abby Mechanic’s woodworking journey was shifted when particulate and exposure to chemicals in her workshop affected her neurologically. Her nervous system responded in a surprising way, forcing her to re-focus on her wellbeing.

    Learn more about Abby!
    https://www.abbymechanic.com
    Instagram: @abbymechanic

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

srobinon ,

Mrs R

This podcast is so awesome! It is great for anyone who is doing any repetitive motion, which is everyone! Your body and mind will THANK YOU if you listen to this!!

ShellMcShell ,

This podcast!

I’m inspired by Missy’s knowledge about easy and attainable adjustments to my studio practice that empower me to be healthy and safe as a maker.

JillianAnderson ,

So Helpful!

Missy’s voice is constantly in the back of my mind as I stand at my keyboard/computer to do my writing practice. Because of her, and her helpful information + knowledge, I’m taking better care of my body, and building in these longevity promoting habits. Thank you so much Missy!

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