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44 minutes | Oct 21, 2021
Sustainable Manufacturing (with Joe Sprangel)
Manufacturing has been problematic in the past, but it presents a lot of opportunities to make life better for workers and the community, and to be regenerative for the sake of the planet. Today’s guest is an expert on manufacturing, and how it can be better.Joe Sprangel is this week’s guest and I really enjoyed his insight and his big heart for humanity.Joe is the Dean of the College of Business & Professional Studies at Mary Baldwin University and the Founder & Principal Consultant of Emmanuel Strategic Sustainability.Where to find Joe Sprangel onlineWebsiteLinkedInFull show notes are here: https://halfhippiepodcast.com/episode/025Follow @halfhippiepodcast on Instagram for more resources and actions you can take.
18 minutes | Oct 14, 2021
What is Sustainable Development?
Sustainable development is a global policy framework that could replace capitalism and give everyone access to a better life. Everyone!I've been studying and researching Sustainable Development and in this episode, I'll tell you what I've learned and why I think it's the future. Check out the show notes for links to some of the resources I mentioned.https://halfhippiepodcast.com/episode/024 This is very exciting! It gives me hope for the future. I hope it inspires you too.Be sure to follow on Instagram @halfhippiepodcast for more fun and helpful resources.
33 minutes | Oct 7, 2021
What Conscious Consumers Want (with Ashlee Sang)
Let’s talk about conscious consumerism. Today’s guest is a conscious consumer and she also advises sustainable businesses around marketing strategy and brand identity… it’s all about what conscious consumers want!Ashlee Sang is today’s guest and she is so insightful and charming. One of my favorite things she said is “Every single choice I make affects a real human and actually affects the environment in a real way... once I knew that, I couldn't unknow it.”I feel the same way! Once I learned about factory farming, the dairy industry, the clothing industry, etc, I couldn’t unknow it and I now I have to make decisions with this knowledge in mind. She also gives some great tips for people who want to be a little more conscious, and of course for sustainable businesses who want to reach more customers. Find Ashlee Sang onlineWebsiteInstagramFacebookLinkedInFollow @halfhippiepodcast for extra goodies throughout the week.
11 minutes | Sep 30, 2021
We're back! Summer Recap and What's Coming
The Half Hippie Podcast is back from summer break! In this brief episode, I'll share a bit about what I've been doing over the summer and what's in store for future episodes. Be sure to follow on Instagram @halfhippiepodcast for more fun and helpful resources.
41 minutes | May 20, 2021
Journey to Connection (with Buffie Diaz)
Today’s guest hosts yoga and wellness retreats all over the world! She is the creator and facilitator of Elements Wellness Retreats where she offers yoga retreats and now teacher training. Her training program starts with online workshops and culminates with a retreat and graduation in Costa Rica!And of course, she’s planning to host a retreat in Portugal.Welcome, Buffie Diaz.I met Buffie several years ago and instantly had a girl crush! She is the epitome of chill. Show notes are here:https://halfhippiepodcast.com/episode/021Find Buffie online:Website Instagram: @YogiBuffie and @ElementsWellnessRetreats Follow @halfhippiepodcast on Instagram for more fun and resources throughout the week.
59 minutes | May 6, 2021
Sailing for Clean Seas (with Nixie Marie and Cameron Van Peebles)
My guests today are currently sailing the world while running a business! CLARYTI co-founders are spreading awareness on plastic pollution in the ocean through household cleaning products. Their mission is to eliminate the 3rd largest contributor of plastic pollution in the ocean -- household products -- by creating non-toxic plastic-free cleaning products that people love!Welcome, Nixie Marie and Cameron Van Peebles.They are so creative, fun, and smart. This conversation had some new perspectives and reasons to be optimistic that I hadn’t considered. Show notes are here: https://halfhippiepodcast.com/episode/020Where to find Claryti onlineWebsite Instagram Also follow @halfhippiepodcast on Instagram for more resources and goodies related to today's episode.
40 minutes | Apr 29, 2021
Comedy and Compassion (with Claire Malkie)
Today’s guest is a comedian and actor. She lives in Chicago and she is the co-host of the comedy and politics podcast Sit Still, Look Opinionated. Part of the show is discussing how to have productive conversations around “taboo” topics and hone critical thinking skills.Welcome, Claire Malkie.Claire is smart, funny, and ready to have hard conversations that aim to make us all better.Show notes are here:https://halfhippiepodcast.com/episode/019Where to find Claire and Sit Still, Look Opinionated onlineInstagramFacebookTwitterLinkedInFollow @halfhippiepodcast on Instagram for more fun throughout the week.
22 minutes | Apr 22, 2021
Earth Day Optimism! (with me, Terra Milo)
I'm normally not too optimistic about climate change, but I've been hearing from so many brilliant people and it's Earth Day so I thought I'd do something a little different. In this episode, I'll share how and why I became passionate about sustainability (my origin story) and 5 things that make me optimistic for the future.5 reasons I’m optimisticTechnologyVegans aren’t saving the planetYounger generationBCorps companies EconomicsListen now and follow on Instagram for good stories throughout the week. @halfhippiepodcast
38 minutes | Apr 15, 2021
Smart Businesses are Sustainable (with Eliza Erskine)
After completing a Master's Degree in Sustainability Management from the Harvard Extension School and a Bachelor's in Business Administration from Boston University, today’s guest launched Green Buoy Consulting to show businesses exactly how to integrate sustainability to transform their businesses.Welcome, Eliza Erskine!Eliza’s work focuses on early-stage, small & mid-size companies across industries and delivers results including 30% average annual energy savings and adding an average of 38 points to clients' B Corp assessments. Green Buoy Consulting clients have been featured on Inc. 5000 and Nevada Top Workplaces Small Companies lists.Show Notes are here:http://halfhippiepodcast.com/episode/017Where to find Eliza and Green Buoy Consulting onlineWebsiteInstagramFacebookLinkedInFollow us on Instagram for more resources throughout the week. @halfhippiepodcast
39 minutes | Apr 8, 2021
Garden Like a Mother (with Danielle Smith)
Today’s guest helps moms and busy women learn how to grow fresh food at home with confidence and ease so they can lead their families in living healthy, happy, and intentional lives.And she’s so chill. I love her calm vibe.Welcome, Danielle Smith.In this episode, we’ll talk about why gardening is so healthy, how to follow nature to prevent pests without using chemicals, and how to make it easy to grow your own vegetables.Show Notes are here:https://halfhippiepodcast.com/episode/016 Where to find Danielle onlineInstagram Facebook
47 minutes | Mar 25, 2021
Thriving Eco Nomads (with João Mendes)
My first Portuguese guest is on a mission to help his fellow digital nomads lower their footprint and increase their impact as they travel the world for work. He and his partner, Sara, founded the No Footprint Nomads website where they promote a low-impact nomadic lifestyle. He also co-founded the Thriving Nomads which intends to be a community of nomad change-maker entrepreneurs. Welcome, João Mendes.Show Notes are here: http://halfhippiepodcast.com/episode/015In April, he’s co-hosting the Thriving Nomads Summit. Check it out here https://summit.thrivingnomads.com/ and use code halfhippie to get 50% off the upgraded packages.Where to find João and No Footprint Nomads online:Website Instagram Facebook LinkedIn Follow @halfhippiepodcast on Instagram for more related fun throughout the week.
43 minutes | Mar 18, 2021
Protecting the Seas (with Maike Baun)
Today’s guest is saving the seas with Sea Shepherd Portugal. They do it through education and awareness campaigns as well as direct action in the ocean. It’s fascinating, essential work and I’m so honored to talk with Maike Baun.Show Notes are here:https://halfhippiepodcast.com/episode/014Where to find Maike and Sea Shepherd onlineWebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterYouTubeFollow @halfhippiepodcast on Instagram for more fun stuff throughout the week.
59 minutes | Mar 11, 2021
Buddhist Wisdom (with Sherab Chödrön)
A lot of hippies gravitate towards Buddhism so I thought it would be fun to talk with one of my favorite people, a Buddhist student and teacher. She is also a prison chaplain, author, celebrant (she officiates weddings and funerals), the director of Tarastone Retreat center, and someone who simply glows with love and light.Welcome Sherab Chödrön.In this episode, we talk about Buddhism and what it means. We talk about grief, attachment, cultural appropriation, my resistance to the word "play," and what Buddhism can tell us about climate change. Show notes are here:https://halfhippiepodcast.com/episode/013Where to find Sherab Chödrön onlineWebsiteInstagramFacebookLinkedInFollow us on Instagram @halfhippiepodcast.
46 minutes | Feb 25, 2021
Sustainable HappyBond Dogs (with Anja Skodda)
Dogs do so much for us and we have the honor of caring for them and giving them a good life. When today’s guest realized her beloved English bulldog had arthritis in his shoulder, she used her biotech engineering expertise to create a collagen supplement to help his joints feel better. And it worked!She created a startup called HappyBond that makes and sells human-grade supplements and food for our four-legged friends. Then she partnered with Dog Whisperer Cesar Milan to get the word out about it.I love her commitment to quality and sustainability, and I admire her entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to making life better for animals. I’m so honored to talk with Anja Skodda and I hope you enjoy our conversation.Show notes are here:https://halfhippiepodcast.com/episode/012Where to find Anja and HappyBond onlineWebsiteInstagramFacebookYouTubeSubscribe to the podcast and follow @halfhippiepodcast on Instagram for extra resources and fun throughout the week.
56 minutes | Feb 18, 2021
A Sustainable Spiritual Practice (with Lisa Rose, Spiritual Life Coach)
Let’s get a little woowoo! This week, I’m talking with soul coach, Lisa Rose.She tells us how to make a personal altar and what she includes on her altar to make it grounded and close to the earth. We also talk about travel, living abroad, and how to make simple sustainable swaps around your home.In her work at Truly Living You, Lisa helps creative women who've already had a lot of successes to create a more deeply satisfying life by getting in touch with their soul to understand its gifts, characteristics, and desires and use that understanding to create a life from the inside out so they feel like they are truly living. Show notes are here:https://halfhippiepodcast.com/episode/011Where to find Lisa onlineWebsiteFacebookInstagramFollow @halfhippiepodcast on Instagram for extra fun and resources throughout the week.
57 minutes | Feb 11, 2021
It’s all about the "AND" (with Lisa Fraley, Attorney & Legal Coach)
When I hear the word hippie, I don’t usually think of attorneys, so I’m very excited because today’s guest is an attorney and legal coach, an entrepreneur, a little woowoo, a lifelong learner, and a leader. We talked about her role as a lawyer, how she became an entrepreneur and legal coach, and maintaining the image.She also took the Harvard Business School Online Sustainable Business Strategy course so we talked about greenwashing and what companies are doing to be more sustainable.My conversation with Lisa Fraley was so inspirational and uplifting. I hope you enjoy her wisdom and energy as much as I do.Show notes are here:https://halfhippiepodcast.com/episode/010She has a free gift for you! #1 Way to Practically Refund-Proof Your Business - Legal Guide to a Strong Refund Policy. lisafraley.com/freegiftWhere to find Lisa Fraley onlineWebsiteInstagramFacebookLinkedInHave you downloaded the Half Hippie Essentials free guide? You can get it here. https://halfhippiepodcast.com/essentials
50 minutes | Feb 4, 2021
Responsible Mining and Green Elbows (with Becky Burton, founder of Green Elbows)
Let’s talk about mining. Today’s guest works for an organization that helps certify responsible sourcing of raw materials, aka mining. It is such admirable and necessary work. I learned a lot about mining and how important it is to get it right. She also created her own company called Green Elbows, which helps bring green into everyday life by removing intimidation about plants. We’re going to talk about plant parenthood, fails, and what plants can teach us about life. Making an impact, big or scale, Becky Burton is doing it all.Show notes are here:https://halfhippiepodcast.com/episode/009You can find Becky on Instagram @green.elbows.Follow @halfhippiepodcast for more tips and related ideas throughout the week.
80 minutes | Jan 28, 2021
Privilege and Anti-Racism (with Larissa Mogano, community activist)
On this podcast, we’re exploring identities, and one identity that deserves some reflection is privilege. Along with that, we can examine how to be anti-racist so we can take action and make a difference. This week, I’m excited to be joined by a smart and passionate community activist, a fellow woman in tech, and my friend, Larissa Mogano.Larissa will help us explore activism, how to unlearn racism, and how to be more conscious of ourselves and our community. Show notes are here:https://halfhippiepodcast.com/episode/008Follow @halfhippiepodcast on Instagram for resources.
64 minutes | Jan 21, 2021
Normalize Sustainability (with Monika Kanokova, co-founder of New Standard Studio)
If you’re looking for tips and a new perspective on how to be more sustainable, this episode is for you! Today’s conversation is with a Master of Communication Design, a graduate of the University of Cambridge Business Sustainability Management program, and co-founder of New Standard Studio, which helps companies and organizations lean into sustainability.Welcome Monika Kanokova.Show notes are here:https://halfhippiepodcast.com/episode/007Where to find Monika onlineWebsiteInstagramLinkedInFollow @halfhippiepodcast on Instagram for resources and bonus content all week.
59 minutes | Jan 14, 2021
Frolic Flowers for Everyone (with Chelsea Fuss, founder of Frolic! Blog)
She’s an expat living in Portugal, a digital nomad, an entrepreneur, and a hippie who hates hippies! Today’s guest is the founder of Frolic! Blog and Frolic Flower School where she teaches people everything about flowers, flower arranging, and how to be a florist. Flowers are proven to boost your mood and I hope our conversation gives you a boost too. Please enjoy this episode with Chelsea Fuss.Show notes are herehttps://halfhippiepodcast.com/episode/006Where to find Chelsea and Frolic! onlineWebsiteInstagramFacebookYouTubeLinkedInHead over to https://halfhippiepodcast.com to get the newsletter with the latest episodes and the new Half Hippie Essentials guide with my top 10 tips for reducing your impact on the planet.
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