Episode 44: The Girlfriend Manifesto

 
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Summary: Sabrina and Trent talk to Ayesha Ophelia, creator of The Girlfriend Manifesto


 

Ayesha Ophelia

Ayesha Ophelia is the creator of The Girlfriend Manifesto, a women's space for inspired living. Her personal manifesto consists of a strong sisterhood, spirituality, a radical self love practice, and adventure. She moonlights as a creative consultant with an emphasis on online marketing, social media, and graphic design. Holy Rebellion is her new Youtube channel where she shares inspired content that speaks to the union of our sacred/holy and human selves. She is in the process of creating a healing center in her hometown of Chattanooga, Tennessee.


The Invitation

by Oriah Mountain Dreamer


It doesn't interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart's longing.

It doesn't interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love, for your dream, for the adventure of being alive.

It doesn't interest me what planets are squaring your moon. I want to know if you have touched the centre of your own sorrow, if you have been opened by life's betrayals or have become shrivelled and closed from fear of further pain.

I want to know if you can sit with pain, mine or your own, without moving to hide it, or fade it, or fix it.

I want to know if you can be with joy, mine or your own; if you can dance with wildness and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes without cautioning us to be careful, be realistic, remember the limitations of being human.

It doesn't interest me if the story you are telling me is true. I want to know if you can disappoint another to be true to yourself. If you can bear the accusation of betrayal and not betray your own soul. If you can be faithless and therefore trustworthy.

I want to know if you can see Beauty even when it is not pretty every day. And if you can source your own life from its presence.

I want to know if you can live with failure, yours and mine, and still stand at the edge of the lake and shout to the silver of the full moon, 'Yes.'

It doesn't interest me to know where you live or how much money you have. I want to know if you can get up after the night of grief and despair, weary and bruised to the bone and do what needs to be done to feed the children.

It doesn't interest me who you know or how you came to be here. I want to know if you will stand in the centre of the fire with me and not shrink back.

It doesn't interest me where or what or with whom you have studied. I want to know what sustains you from the inside when all else falls away.

I want to know if you can be alone with yourself and if you truly like the company you keep in the empty moments.


 

Episode 43: Insta Happy

 

Summary: Sabrina and Trent share some of their favorite Instagram accounts. 


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Episode 41: Liz Graver

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Liz Graver

Tuesday, 12 November, 2013

There once was a little brown haired girl who loved to roar.  Each morning she would rub the sleep out of her eyes and roar.

“Good Morning,” greeted her dad.

“Rawr,” shouted the little girl until she felt it rumble in her heart.  She smiled and then skipped off to play.

Sitting quietly in the grass, the girl concentrated on the activity she labored on.

Up walked a freckled faced boy who asked, “whatcha doing?”

“Rawr,” yelled the brown haired girl as she happily held out her project.  The boy was un-phased by her undertaking and walked away.

Later the girl saw a group of giggly youngsters gathered around in a circle laughing.  She strolled up to the assembly, edged her way in, and listened as they all chatted.

“What do you think?” asked a girl in yellow and white polka dots.

“Rawr,” hollered the brown haired girl as she laughed.  Some snickered while the rest of the group looked at her with confusion.  But she just hopped away while her hair bounced behind her.

Day in and day out, the roaring continued.  Some wondered if she was angry.  Some wondered if she was silly.  But most didn’t care to stick around to understand the roar.  Until one day she was approached by a curly headed boy.

His shaggy hair covered the tops of his ears as he marched up to the girl in fascination.  He opened his mouth and barely whispered the words, “hello, brown haired girl.”

“Rawr,” screamed the girl in uneasy retort to the squeaky boy she could hardly hear.

“Why do you always roar?” softly questioned the fluffy mass of curls.

“Because all of my favorite things roar,” answered the girl.  “The ocean.  The thunder.  Even the sound of laughter.  Why are you so silent?” countered the spunky girl to the hushed little boy.

“Because all of my favorite things are quiet,” responded the boy.  “A breeze.  The snow.   The warm feeling I feel in my heart.”

The brown haired girl reflected upon the things the boy told her.  For the first time, she meditated on this new way of exchange.  She closed her eyes tight and held her breath nervously.  Then when she was ready to speak, she opened her mouth and almost inaudibly declared, “I like you and your curls.”

“Rawr,” bellowed the boy.

And they both skipped off together.

 

Episode 40: Midnight Newton

 

Summary: Sabrina and Trent talk about getting out of ruts and returning to why. 


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Show Notes: 

1. Natures Bakery (Newtons)

 

2. Barnana Banana Bites. This company is our building neighbor. Great people and they own a banana car. There are many tasty flavors but my current favorite is peanut butter. 

 

3. Twyla Tharp

 
 

Episode 38: 16 Unit Birdhouse

 
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Summary: Sabrina and Trent talk with Corey about first meetings and building stuff. 


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1. From Sabrina's first book, "Spilling Open". 

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5. If you're in Portland make sure to go check out this mural painted by Julia Skerry (friend and truly fantastic intern for Room in the Trees) and Chris Bigalke at Sasquatch's Brewing Co's a new tasting room in the NW industrial area at 2531 NW 30th. They are slated to open to the public on April 21st. You can see more photos at instagram.com/glowdeer.

 

Episode 36: Take the Unicorn

 
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Summary: Sabrina and Trent talk with long time friend Molly Franks about life growing up in La Canada, what to do when faced with a free unicorn, and how opportunities for creative living show up in daily life. 


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Show Notes:

1. "Today, my hair sounds like a party popper." Molly is the originator of hair speak. 

2. Take a moment to check out Molly's organization. 

Ardmore Enterprises

Empowering People with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities. Every person has value and the right to choose the direction of his or her life.

www.ardmoreenterprises.org

3. Decorative elephant with usual dimensions. 

4. Repurposed level necklace holder. 

4. This is an excellent TED talk recommended by Molly that we referred to in our conversation. 

 

Episode 35: Collaboration

 
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Summary: Sabrina and Trent talk with collaborative artists Patrice Dworkin and Jackie Leishman about their ongoing work creating and exhibiting art together as "The Fourth Artist". 


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Show Notes:

Jackie Leishman
www.jackieleishman.com
Instagram: @jleishmanart


The Fourth Artist
www.thefourthartist.com
Instagram: @thefourthartist

Jackie's drawing that prompted the  Transition Project .

Jackie's drawing that prompted the Transition Project.

 
 

Episode 32: Monumental Megan

 
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Summary: Sabrina and Trent talk to long-time friend Megan Roberts Young. 


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Show Notes: 

1. Zencastr.com is the website we use to record our podcast. We highly recommend checking it out if you are interested in recording conversations with multiple participants. Love it. 

2. Patreon.com is another site worth looking into. 

2. Where the Freedom Garden once thrived at Commonwealth Ave and Chehalem Rd in La Canada: 

 

Episode 31: Liz In Red

 
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Summary: holiday episode recorded live in Pasadena, CA. 


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Show Notes: 

1. Liz in front of the thrift store. 

2. Trent applying Nevea Cream and the bouquet of electronics.