046 The Craft of Sleep

Oh my God, this is so much mom porn. You’re going to have to put an advisory up the front of this episode. Say, “Look out, we’re going to be talking about naps. We’re going to be talking about enjoying yourself before bed. We’re going to be talking about sand…and the beach. Yeah. -Amber

It’s so relaxing… -Angelica

It’s been a minute since I release an episode. I actually recorded this with Amber Moreno, Diana Stahl, and Genevieve Saenz back in August, but because of 2020, I needed to rest. You may be experiencing something similar. If you’d like to snuggle in and think about sleep hygiene and bediquette, please get in your favorite position under a soft blanket and join us for this week’s episode.

Amber’s sleepy Spotify playlists:

Late night: warning: more for bedtime than going to sleep, if you know what I mean

Shhhh: tracks curated to help you fall asleep

Angelica’s sleepy podcasts:

The Empty Bowl – a meditative podcast about cereal from cereal eater Justin McElroy and Cerealously.net creator Dan Goubert

Nothing Much Happens – bedtime stories for grown ups by Kathryn Nicolai

My Brother My Brother and Me – The McElroy brothers are here to take your questions and turn them, alchemy-like, into wisdom.

Genevieve’s sleepy instagram recommendation:

The Nap Ministry – by Tricia Hersey and is an organization that examines the liberating power of naps. 

023 Dexxcellent Creator: Ms. Dexxi

I think i like more improvising and just kind of going with what feels right, sometimes the kids will come to class and they may have had a day of testing; they really don’t want one more structured thing to do. They need more freedom, and so we have to be spontaneous in that way.

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That’s Ms. Dexxi. Dance instructor, aspiring motivational speaker, and mom.  She stopped by after class to chat about the mental relief of dance, the art of self-development, and encouraging the bloom of kids’ creative self-expression–in-and out of the studio. You can find her on Facebook on her Yoga Sign page and find her dance and yoga classes offered at the East Communities YMCA in Austin, TX.

Girls, you got that Buffy reboot on your mind?

Parents, do you let your kids curse? Have you thought about it? Michael Adams has.

Find some inspiration to try on some costumes with Amber’s tried and true Halloweemix on Spotify. ………..Or if you’re into the 80’s, and dark, synthy horror-prog try these by Ryan M. Todd.  We’re still collecting images of homemade Halloween costumes for our Costume Parade.  Send them to us at our email or tag us on social media with #chattycraftiescostume

If your work or creative space feels stagnant or heavy, find some sacred objects around the home and think about a ritual to set your intention for the space.  You can find meaning in anything, and sometimes we just need to be reminded that we’re on the right path.  Our old plan Genevieve at Passageway Arts reminded me that all is well (that was our closing affirmation) and she talked more about how she picked the sacred items on her Instagram page.  Gen was one of the original 5 producers of the monthly storytelling show Testify, which we talked about at length on Kate’s episode and we brought up to Dexxi that she might enjoy.

Intro is a sweet sample from one of Ms. Dexxi’s classes; our outro music is by Berm and Swale, who has more HERE.