52 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

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 33 Ratings

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!

    Weaving Occupational Therapy into Art with Rebecca Mezoff

    Weaving Occupational Therapy into Art with Rebecca Mezoff

    Rebecca Mezoff, author of the bestselling book, The Art of Tapestry Weaving, loves nothing more than helping new tapestry weavers untangle the mystery of making images with yarn. Rebecca has a background in Occupational Therapy and in this episode she shares how her journey with OT shifted her perspective in the weaving studio. She shares some great tips that you are not going to miss! So let’s dive in!

    • 27 min
    Art and Ergonomics with Serafine Lilien of ErgoArts

    Art and Ergonomics with Serafine Lilien of ErgoArts

    I am so excited to share that this is Wellness for Makers’ 50th Podcast episode! Thank you all for tuning in week after week. For sharing episodes with your friends, family, students, and co-workers. It truly means so much to me! I am so honored to be able to have the opportunity to share so many incredible conversations that leave you feeling inspired to improve your studio practice. 
    With that being said, I am so honored to introduce today’s guest to the show, Serafine Lilien. As a graphic designer, Serafine developed a repetitive strain injury resulting from excessive work with a computer mouse. She retrained as an ergonomist. And then went on to create ErgoArts. Which combines her two passions art and ergonomics! She has more than 20 years of hands on experience as a professional ergonomics consultant for companies of all sizes, and individuals working from home. She has helped injured employees return to work and has guided companies into compliance with OSHA standards. This conversation is not one to be missed, so let’s get started! 

    • 28 min
    Make Time to Reset with Raïssa Bump

    Make Time to Reset with Raïssa Bump

    I’m so excited to introduce my friend Raïssa bump to the show! Raïssa is a talented contemporary art jeweler and the founder of Reset. Her mission with Reset is to educate others to be attentive to their body’s signals and provide them with practical self-tuning techniques so they can continue creating. Raïssa and I clearly have a shared passion for educating others about wellness and our friendship grew through many collaborations which we will talk about in this episode.

    • 39 min
    Blaming Your Posture? Or Taking Action?

    Blaming Your Posture? Or Taking Action?

    We often know what we should do. How many times has your body told you to readjust your posture, stretch, drink a glass of water, or take a nap, and you ignored it? How many times have you powered through pain or strain to get something done? We often know what we can do to care for ourselves now but we ignore the signals our body sends us until the signal gets louder and louder. But why?

    • 4 min
    LISTEN TO YOUR BODY WITH "THE KNITTING PT" ANDREA LUI

    LISTEN TO YOUR BODY WITH "THE KNITTING PT" ANDREA LUI

    I am so excited to introduce this week’s guest to the show. Andrea Lui is a board certified clinical specialist in orthopedic physical therapy (OCS), and is skilled in treating a variety of patients with acute and chronic pain. Andrea is passionate about patient education and empowering her patients to help themselves. 
    I found Andrea through her instagram page @TheKnittingPT. She began noticing that there were very little resources available to knitters, crocheters, and crafters alike on how to take care of their bodies. She was inspired to put out short videos with information on stretches, strengthening exercises, and information on how to care for your body. 
    No matter what type of maker you are, I know you will get a lot out of today’s conversation. So let’s dive in!

    • 19 min
    A Movement Guide for Artists

    A Movement Guide for Artists

    Over the past year and a half I have secretly been working hard on a project that I am so excited to finally share with you. I wrote a book with you in mind! Dive in to this week's episode to learn more about my new book Wellness for Makers: A Movement Guide for Artists. 

    • 5 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

paula knows ,

Love the book

Congratulations! I cannot wait to get your book. Love all your podcast have helped a lot. Once again Congratulations you go girl!

riverview_ny ,

Incredible guests!

I love hearing from so many differnt artists and trying the tips Missy shares!

ArtTeacherMZ ,

Art teacher approved!

My favorite podcast by far. I love all the creatives Missy interviews. She has such a great way of finding topics and the right people to bring on that make you stop and rethink things. As an art teacher by trade, so many of the episodes resonate with me and help me take care of myself as I do what I love.

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