241 Quiet Quitting and Labor

First off, I wanted to shout out two special happenings from past guests. First up is Romany Rose and Kat Hunt offering a night of pleasure in which they will explore the potential of healing through Medicinal Desserts and the Akashic Records. Happening Friday, September 30th, 7-9pm at Say Boo Studio in Kingston, NY. $55, includes all desserts and herbal beverages as well as Q&A with the Records.
To register and secure your place, please email medicinaldesserts@gmail.com.

Next, the Circle Creative Collective ladies are up to another magical happening. LUMINOUS will take guests into the cavernous heart of the Earth through contemplative story. It reminds us that even in the coldest, darkest times we are held by beauty and that each of us can be a light in the dark. We will offer two consecutive evenings to ponder and honor the importance that death, grief, and the dark carry…for there is no day without night. Happening October 29th and 30th, and they need your support. Financially and physically so please follow the link above to learn more. 

Today I talk with myself and share my thoughts about work, a favorite subject of mine. Here’s the NPR article on quiet quitting that I break down and discuss, and the articles on quitting and work boundaries and on modern slavery.

Caring Majority Rising and Tanaaz’s New Moon Report.

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240 Kingston Design Showhouse with Maryline Damour and Jennifer Salvemini

Joining me today are two highly talented women, Maryline Damour and Jennifer Salvemini.

Maryline is a seasoned interior designer, entrepreneur, and home expert based in the Hudson Valley. She founded the design/construction firm Damour Drake with partner Fred Drake, and then developed Kingston Design Connection and the annual Kingston Design Showhouse to help connect designers, makers, artists, contractors and design/build businesses in the region.

I’m honored to have her return to the show this year considering she has since appeared on the Drew Barrymore show and been featured on a billboard in Time Square! Looking forward to learning about becoming a non-profit and what to look forward to at this year’s showhouse.

P.S. you can catch previous conversations she’s had with other creatives on her radio show, “Maryline By Design.”

Jennifer Salvemini is at heart a producer, bringing elements from her personal passions into cohesive creations, ranging from living spaces to curated events. As a student of anthropology and philosophy, her academic interests evolved into an obsession for aesthetic expression in all areas of culture. She developed an intense appreciation for deep sensory experiences and finds great satisfaction in creating sensational experiences for others. Jennifer is an interior designer living and practicing in the Catskills and is the founder of Hinterland. Hinterland is an unfurling dream. It’s a playground, a sanctuary, and a home – an evolving concept to bridge disciplines, build community and generate joy. You’re invited! Jennifer is also a member of the Kingston Design Connection strategy team, the organization which produces the annual Kingston Design Show House, as well as a participant designer.

This year’s showhouse takes place October 7-23. We talk about lots more including career changes, following your passion, stars aligning, magic happening, and how to keep the design world aimed towards quality of life for all regardless of income levels.

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239 Kanien’kehá:ka Land Buy Back with Kawenniiosta Jock and Bethany Yarrow

Today, Marielena and I are joined by two women from the Waterfall Unity Alliance to talk about the land buy back project for the Kanien’kehá:ka people.

Kawenniiosta Jock, Kanien’kehá:ka Wolf Clan, is an activist, land protector, master seamstress and artist. Kawenniiosta has helped develop traditional support, cultural teachings and language preservation within the tribe and is a traditional full-spectrum doula who uses indigenous methods and medicines. Kawenniiosta is an alumna of the Akwesasne Freedom School and is passionate about her people and culture.

Bethany Yarrow sings music of power and praise. She is a song keeper, earth activist, and student of the spiritual traditions of the Americas. With a living prayer for unity at the heart of her music, she uses her voice to  help protect the land & water and build community & collaborative solutions to address the existential threats of our time.

All levels of contribution are welcomed at https://www.gofundme.com/f/MohawkReturn

 

“On a spectacular ribbon of cropland in the Schoharie Valley of Central New York sit the remains of an old Mohawk village on what is now a 60-acre working berry farm. The Waterfall Unity Alliance, a 501c3, put a deposit down on the farm as part of a community-supported landback effort, butan additional $575,000 is needed by Sept. 30, the closing date, to purchase the farm for a new Kanien’kehá:ka community in the Valley. Please help us get the farm!!!!”

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238 New Moon Plus Mindfulness and Mysticism with Ora Nadrich

Today’s episode is a collage of sorts, checking in on the New Moon vibes, this week’s astrology and the wisdom of Ora Nadrich, a pioneering Mindfulness expert, international keynote speaker and coach, and the founder and president of the Institute for Transformational Thinking. A sought-after expert in the fields of Mindfulness, transformational thinking and self-discovery, she is the author of Says Who? How One Simple Question Can Change the Way You Think Forever, and Live True: A Mindfulness Guide to Authenticity, named “one of the 100 Best Mindfulness Books of All Time” by BookAuthority. Her new book is Mindfulness and Mysticism: Connecting Present Moment Awareness with Higher States of Consciousness (IFTT, Nov. 11, 2021). Learn more at oranadrich.com,

Ora talked about why it’s important for people to recognize or connect with mysticism, what are our superpowers, what is consciousness and how do people connect with a greater consciousness, and how to maintain this connection to mysticism and a higher consciousness while living a busy and sometimes overwhelming life.

Ora will be at Omega Oct 23- Oct 28

https://www.eomega.org/workshops/core-creativity-mysticism/core-creativity-mysticism

Here’s the Virgo New Moon report from Alina Alive.

And Ora Nadrich interview with Teresa McKee.

Pluse Tanaaz’s Weekly Astro Report and her New Moon report is here.

And lastly, here’s the playlist we listened to today.

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237 “Rewinding to January 2018” with Gail Ann Dorsey and Ruth Ungar

I’m still in newborn land so playing an oldie but goodie in honor of Olivia Newton John and this weekend’s Summer Hoot with Olivia super fan and musician Gail Ann Dorsey and Hoot founder and musician Ruth Ungar Merenda. These interviews originally aired in January 2018 when Shana and I were hosting together. It was our second episode! I could listen to these women speak for days…

P.S. Gail says to see the movie Network! And here’s such a profound example of her talent.

We also heard these songs today: My Baby Drinks Water by the Mammals, 2Gether by Naiika Sings, Good Things by Olivia K and the Parkers, La Belleza by Lau Noah, Magic Powers by Liana Gabel, If You Could Hear Me Know by the Mammals. Check out the playlist to listen!

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236 “Politics and Spirituality” with Marielena Ferrer and Mya Bailey

Today, Marielena steers the ship and is joined by artist and art historian/historian Mya Bailey for this month’s installment of Politics and Spirituality. Theresa and baby Aiden do make a guest appearance. Today’s conversation approaches reproductive freedom from the perspective of justice and equity and where it’s lacking in the health care system. Mya has focused much of her art on the idea of race and how it’s both impacted her internally as well as externally. Marielena brings themes from this recent NY Time’s Article to the conversation, and we learn about Mya’s artwork placement in the Yale University’s Art and Art History journal @asteriskjournal.

You can find Marielena engaged in the an/aesthetics @rosekill.art.farm opening Sunday August 14, 6-9pm. 177 Binnewater Road.

The show at this location will change and evolve over the next 10 months. Please follow @anaesthetics_rosekill to track this experimental outdoor exhibition.

As an/aesthetics suggests, we sought projects that reimagine collective assumptions about the aesthetically acceptable. For example, how might new paradigms emerge with mutuality and reciprocity, inclusivity, regeneration, imperfection, entanglement, slowness and authenticity? Can we create space for bodily intelligence, the imperceptible, irregularity, playfulness and nonsense?

Today’s show was engineered by Ian Seda from Radiokingston.org.

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235 “Pollinators” with Karen Ranney

Karen Ranney taught Early Grade Science, Kindergarten, and Pre-K for more than 20 years. She now maintains a little woods in the Hudson Valley. She gardens, photographs and writes for children every day. She thanks all the young children who observe nature, show curiosity, ask questions, and inspire everyone in their world. She’s written All About Leaves and My Hear Your Heart under her pen name Lea Utsira.

Today we learn about and visit Karen’s garden, and she shares about how and why she’s cultivating pollinator plants, how’s she’s bringing her yard back into a more native state, how she manages critters and poison ivy, and the two books she’s authored for young (and old) readers. If you want to reach out to Karen and talk gardening or pollinators, you can find her at leautsira@gmail.com.

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234 “Childfree by Choice” with Therese Shechter and LeNora Faye

It’s the return of Therese Shechter, Founder of Trixie Films, Author, Speaker and Director of the compelling documentary film, My So-Called Selfish Life, and she’s brought with her LeNora Faye, a childfree lifestyle advocate, speaker, and moderator who creates global platforms, both public and private, for people who are choosing not to have, birth, or raise children. She is a co-host of the international podcast and web series, Childfree Girls and a co-founder of Childfree Convention, where she serves as PR manager and co-moderator. 

The Childfree Convention is a free, two-day virtual event to connect childfree people all over the world, where childfree people and their allies can expand their knowledge about the childfree lifestyle and explore important topics in the childfree community.

The convention is FREE to watch and open to all who want to be part of the childfree conversation.

The panels will explore topics of interest to the childfree community such as the childfree experience in different world cultures, Pronatalism, Antinatalism, Defining Family, Childfree Guys, Childfree LGBTQ+, Sterilization, Childfree F.I.R.E. (Financial Independence Retire Early), Childfree 60+, and more.

The Childfree Convention is happening July 30-31 and August 1st is International Child Free Day so we’re celebrating with them and sharing their good work with you. Whether you identify as Child Free, Child Less or none of the above, this is an important conversation in changing the narrative on womanhood and disempowering the patriarchy.

Here’s the link to the Poly Styrene film and the playlist we heard.

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233 Shauna Kanter “Summer Youth Workshop – Voice Theatre”

Shauna Kanter has taught CNN announcers, as well as speakers and singers of all backgrounds for over thirty years; from teachers, lawyers, Broadway actors, and Royal Shakespeare Company members, to folks who just cringe at the sound of their own voice. She has served as a New York Foundation for the Arts mentor for immigrant artists and is the Artistic Director of Voice Theatre in NYC and Kingston, NY.

She has taught voice and served on the faculty of: NYU Tisch School of the Arts, T. Schreiber Studio and The Stella Adler Studio. She has been a Guest Artist at: Williams College, Hardin Simmons College, Columbia Festival of the Arts, Bowdoin College and Louisiana Tech among many others. In the UK, she taught at The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Queen Margaret College, Middlesex University, Mountview Academy, the Healing Arts and in London’s West End at the Drill Hall. In Berlin at the Pfefferwerk Centre and at Ernst Busch Schauspielkunst. In the Middle East at the Cameri Theatre, Israel and Ashtar Theatre, Palestine.

Shauna studied the Linklater technique with Kristin Linklater and holds a BFA from SUNY Purchase and a certificate in directing from The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Bristol, UK. Her plays have been performed in the US, UK, Germany, France and the Middle East. She has directed over 40 productions on four continents. Voice and Speech Warm-Up by Shauna Kanter is published by Drama Books. Her plays have been published by the University of Nebraska and she is featured in Stage Warriors published by Cune Press.

Today Shauna shares the details about the upcoming Summer Youth Workshop taking place August 1-8, 2022 at ASK in Kingston. Registration closes on July 20th, and if it’s already full, email them at info@voicetheatre.org to join Voice Theatre’s mailing list and learn about future youth programming and events.

We also get to speak about Shauna’s background in theater and as an actor and how she transitioned to directing including some of the important plays she’s worked on over the years and what Voice Theatre is up to these days. Their work includes supporting undocumented and unaccompanied young men in Kingston to tell their stories to Kingston High Schoolers, facilitating a connection and a deeper understanding of the stories of others. Shauna and I also discuss the voice in general and the power it has to convey and also to heal when our voices have been restricted or suppressed during our lifetimes. It’s powerful work that I hope you’ll tune in for!

Here’s a link to the Spotify Playlist for the second half of the show!

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232 “Spirituality and Politics” with Marielena Ferrer – Separation of Church and State

It’s the second Mo(o)nday of the Month and that means the return of Marielena to talk Spirituality and Politics. Marielena Ferrer is a socially engaged visual artist who serves as the chair of the Kingston City Arts  Commission. She also chairs the Alianza Cultural de Kingston, an advisory board for the promotion,  connection and celebration of the arts and cultures of the diverse Hispanic communities, and is the Executive Director of Humanamente, a diversity and inclusion consulting organization. 

Today we talk about the separation of Church and State, or the lack thereof.

Her upcoming artist residency with interactive art making is running from July 15-August 20 at WAAM and then she’ll be exhibiting August 20–September 11.

Artist Marielena Ferrer will have a six-week residency and interactive project from July 15–August 20 in the YES gallery, which Ferrer will use as a studio space. Ferrer will lead a series of 30-minute workshops that invite visitors to engage in collective artmaking. While creating paper butterflies with the artist, visitors will discuss the ideas that Ferrer’s work probes, including the monarch butterfly migration quest, its symbolic connection to migrant children at the U.S.-Mexican border, the Trump-Pence administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy and the negative consequences of the policy on the health and well-being of immigrant and U.S. citizens alike. A subsequent installation of the artist’s paper butterflies will be on view from August–September 11 in the same gallery.

PUBLIC PROGRAMS Opening Reception Saturday, July 16, 4-6pm WAAM will host an opening reception to celebrate the beginning of the artist residency and a new round of exhibitions throughout WAAM’s galleries.

Artist Talk Saturday, August 20th, 3-4pm Marielena Ferrer will discuss her work and residency in a roundtable conversation.

WORKSHOPS A series of workshops with Marielena Ferrer will be offered on a drop-in basis throughout WAAM’s open hours during the designated weekends below. Workshops are free, designed for people of all ages, and no reservations are required.

Saturday, July 16, 4-6pm Opening Weekend: To begin her residency at WAAM, Ferrer will invite visitors to come to the YES gallery and learn about her process and project.

Friday, July 22–Sunday, July 24, 12-5pm Upstate Art Weekend Throughout Upstate Art Weekend, which celebrates the cultural vibrancy of upstate New York, Ferrer will lead 30-minute workshops in which visitors learn to create paper butterflies. Visitors will also have the opportunity to chat with Ferrer and discuss the conceptual underpinnings of her work.

Saturday, July 30, 12-5pm Focus on Families Visitors will learn about butterfly migration and make butterflies for the WAAM installation. Drawing materials will also be available for kids and families to draw and explore WAAM exhibitions.

Saturday, August 6, 12-5pm Installation Day The full exhibition of Ferrer’s butterflies will be installed in the YES gallery, as visitors are invited to join the artist in exploring human and animal migration and the importance of art and activism.

Here’s the article we discussed about religion in the government.

YWCA’s Women Who Roar for the Y Gala.

Here’s Voice Theatre’s Summer Youth Workshop info. Registration closes July 20th but could fill up before then. Scholarships are available too!

Here’s the Full Moon Report from Tanaaz at Forever Conscious.

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