28 episodes

Welcome to The Soft Focus Podcast, where we practice letting go, broadening the view, and opening up to the magic that is already here.The Soft Focus Podcast is hosted by Corinne McAndrews, the farmer, wife, mother, and contemplative at the helm of Late Bloomer Ranch in eastern Idaho, USA, which is a holistic ranch committed to raising meat, eggs, wool, and cut-flowers of the utmost quality with integrity to match.Looking across disciplines, The Soft Focus Podcast is less about farming per se, and more about investigating the interconnectedness of things and learning from individuals across the ideological spectrum.If you are looking for deep conversations about the principles of holism and finding meaning in everyday life, you've come to the right place.

The Soft Focus Late Bloomer Ranch

    • Society & Culture

Welcome to The Soft Focus Podcast, where we practice letting go, broadening the view, and opening up to the magic that is already here.The Soft Focus Podcast is hosted by Corinne McAndrews, the farmer, wife, mother, and contemplative at the helm of Late Bloomer Ranch in eastern Idaho, USA, which is a holistic ranch committed to raising meat, eggs, wool, and cut-flowers of the utmost quality with integrity to match.Looking across disciplines, The Soft Focus Podcast is less about farming per se, and more about investigating the interconnectedness of things and learning from individuals across the ideological spectrum.If you are looking for deep conversations about the principles of holism and finding meaning in everyday life, you've come to the right place.

    Motherhood and Farming

    Motherhood and Farming

    We are back with another solo episode on the podcast. Today, Corinne is diving into the (sometimes thorny) topic of motherhood. This time, the context is in agriculture. This isn’t about advice, and it’s not a how-to. This is simply a personal reflection on how Corinne wound up raising babies at Late Bloomer Ranch, and her general philosophy around parenting. In this episode, Corinne dives into: A holistic approach to parenting, and life The interconnectedness of ranching ...

    • 45 min
    Moving Through Change with Danielle Beinstein - Part 2

    Moving Through Change with Danielle Beinstein - Part 2

    Dani Beinstein is back on the podcast today, gracing us with her ever-growing wisdom and grace. The topic du jour is change, from the inside out, and adapting to life as it is showing up right now. In some ways, change is inevitable— “the only constant is change”, as the cliche goes. Yet, on the other hand, letting go of challenging behaviors and patterns can be incredibly difficult and sometimes completely impossible. Where do these truths meet? If you’ve ever woken up and ...

    • 39 min
    Moving Through Change with Danielle Beinstein - Part 1

    Moving Through Change with Danielle Beinstein - Part 1

    Dani Beinstein is back on the podcast today, gracing us with her ever-growing wisdom and grace. The topic du jour is change, from the inside out, and adapting to life as it is showing up right now. In some ways, change is inevitable— “the only constant is change”, as the cliche goes. Yet, on the other hand, letting go of challenging behaviors and patterns can be incredibly difficult and sometimes completely impossible. Where do these truths meet? If you’ve ever woken up and lo...

    • 34 min
    Getting a “Bloomsbury Hug” with Lauren Palmer

    Getting a “Bloomsbury Hug” with Lauren Palmer

    Today’s guest is Lauren Palmer of Bloomsbury Farm in Smyrna, Tennessee. Bloomsbury Farm is a diversified organic farm, with a host of vegetables, fruits, flowers, events, and even a small school onsite. It’s a cornucopia in a beautiful and romantic area of the country, less than an hour outside of Nashville. On today’s show, Lauren walks Corinne through the evolution of her farm business, how she has grown as a farmer and entrepreneur, and all the things that keep her excited for new gr...

    • 40 min
    Building a Business with Local Flowers with Ellen Frost

    Building a Business with Local Flowers with Ellen Frost

    Do you just love local flowers? Are you a designer or grower yourself? This episode is for you. Ellen Frost is a floral designer, and owner of Local Color Flowers in Baltimore, Maryland. Over the past 16 years, Ellen built a business from a passion for flowers and a connection to local farms in her area. Through several key changes and evolutions, Ellen has taken her original concept of arranging local, wedding florals for friends into a multi-faceted business with both brick-and-mortal ...

    • 49 min
    A Year of Lessons from The Soft Focus

    A Year of Lessons from The Soft Focus

    Today we are doing something a little bit different: taking time to reflect on some of the major lessons from a year of podcasting, and interviewing incredible guests. Corinne is on the mic today, solo, unpacking the major takeaways from the formative episodes on the podcast. Taking the time to look back and review is a life hack that always leads to big breakthroughs and improvements. Using that same tool to assess the podcast, and field some questions from our regular listeners, is the...

    • 45 min

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