In this episode, it’s just Jules & Statoya asking each other the questions that they ask their guests from their list of 70 questions at the end of every episode – it’s light, it’s fun, and it’s a step away from the seriousness of every day business podcast episodes. As you listen in to get to know these co-hosts better, we’re curious to know how you’d answer these questions.
BEKI CROWELL: Being Awakened To Your True Self, Living Present For The Process, And Leaning Into The Contradictions Of Life
Beki Crowell is an artist, and author, an entrepreneur, and a vibrational healer. Almost 30 years ago, she opened Utopia, an artsy women’s art gallery boutique selling contemporary apparel & accessories ranging from, as she says, classic to funky. But what really lights her soul on fire is her ability to use her gift as a vibrational healer to come alongside of people on their journey of learning to let go and heal their souls on the path to wholeness. Beki’s presence is calming and her wisdom is evident. She has committed her life to being aligned to unconditional love regardless of circumstances. This is someone we want to be around. We hope you enjoy this episode!
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Elizabeth Stribling knows firsthand what it’s like to be in need. She’s lived it as she and her sisters grew up in poverty and were raised by their aunts. And as a result, Elizabeth’s heart beats with great compassion to help others. She is a teacher by day, but what lights up her passion even more is The Undergarment Society. This is the nonprofit she co-founded that collects new bras and underwear for women living in transitional housing as a result of domestic violence, homelessness, or other unsafe conditions. To Elizabeth, it’s all about offering dignity so that someone can make a fresh start. And one of the main ways she collects these undergarments is by inviting women to throw a “Party with a Purpose”, by asking guests invited to a party or social event to bring undergarments. At the time of this recording, they have collected 7,462 undergarments. Women helping women. This is what will change the world.
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SHELBY RING: Embracing Your Truth, Saying Yes Then Figuring It Out, And Radiating Ruby Strength & Power
Shelby Ring was an entrepreneur from her earliest of days. As an 8 year old, she started Animal Pet Care and grew her savings from taking care of other people’s pets. As she’s grown older, she’s come into her own professionally, personally, and spiritually. In this episode, Shelby gets real and raw as she talks about growing up in the church and getting married early because of her desire to honor God, but how that marriage ended relatively quickly because it wasn’t built on a solid foundation of trust and respect, and then talks about how she healed and rebuilt herself after the divorce as she went to work as a yacht chef in the British Virgin Islands. On the side, she began taking pictures and videos of guests diving adventures with an old GoPro, that eventually turned into a skill set that started her current business Ruby Riot Creatives. Shelby is fantastic and as interesting as they come. We hope you enjoy this episode!
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MARIA KELLY: Eating From Our Local Food System, Allowing Food To Connect Us, And Creating Space For Service
Our guest today, Maria Kelly, is a special human. She has a giant heart for others that is evidenced by the work she has committed her life to. After having spent 14 years in the school system as a teacher, she left that position to start Amor Healing Kitchen. Amor Healing Kitchen, inspired by Ceres Community Project in California, is a Charleston-based non-profit organization that teaches teenagers how to cook healthy vegan food that gets delivered weekly to people who are going through treatment for serious illnesses. Often times the hard things we’ve been through are those exact things that shape our impact. Such is the case with Maria. Having lost her Mom to cancer, Maria now uses her love for healthy, locally sourced food and ability to empower teenagers in ways that directly helps others in their time of need. Maria entered and won Rachael Ray’s Feed it Forward competition and, as a result, appeared on the Rachael Ray Show and in the Rachael Ray magazine. We absolutely loved our time with Maria. Hope you do as well.
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