Your Positive Imprint

By Catherine Praiswater

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You go girl!
 Sep 3, 2019
Great show. Interesting guests!

 Jul 28, 2019
This is a fabulous podcast!! I so loved listening to the oceanographers. I also love the concept of connecting with people all over the world. It is really awesome.


This show features conversations with remarkable ordinary people who are leaving their positive imprint on humanity and the earth.

Episode Date
Global Food Security. Does it really exist? With Andrew Bracken
Andrew Bracken creates public and private partnerships to invest in sustainable agriculture for small farmers across the globe. He collaborates with entities across the continents. Furthermore it's about global food security on a planet where climate change is affecting food supplies. Andrew discusses global food security regarding Kenya and Mozambique. Partnering for Innovation.
Nov 11, 2019
WATER, FIRE, BREATH. Being a Glassblower. Bicycle Glass
David Royce and Michael Boyd were mesmerized with the authentic and romantic art of glassblowing from an early age. It is the water, fire and breath of the glassblower that drew them in. A pot where molten melted glass awaited the artisan to transform it into a breathtaking piece of art. The two share their stories of what it means to be a glassblower and what it means to be sustainable in a world where lowering the carbon footprint is crucial.
Nov 04, 2019
Healing Powers – Energy within your soul – Laura Michelle Powers
Laura Michelle Powers is a celebrity psychic whose passion is to help you access intuition and psychic abilities and to understand your own healing powers. There are many ways that the unseen kind of energetic realm will connect with and work to communicate with us. Most people are just oblivious to that happening.
Oct 28, 2019
The Prizefighter Stands Strong! Kristy Sobel
The Prizefighter, Kristy Sobel: "I was given about two months to live and I didn’t know if I had anything left in me. I hit the gas and headed straight for a cement column. Just before impact I started screaming “I want to live“. I boarded an airplane, flew out and sat on the doorstep of the doctor who said to me, “sorry can’t help you.“ And I told him if I’m going to die you’re going to watch me. Listen to The Prizefighter Kristy Sobel tell her story from her depths of darkness to becoming The Prizefighter and a distinguished humanitarian ambassador.
Oct 21, 2019
Seeds of Creativity From Child’s Play. Filmmaker Ryan Denmark
Filmmaker finds imagination from his childhood seeds of creativity. Growing up, Ryan Denmark and his sister spent their time creating their own universe through pretend play. They enjoyed a pure sense of entertainment which birthed Ryan’s entertainment career. His talent as an editor was discovered by Barry Alexander Brown. ('Do the Right Thing', 'MalcolmX', 'Inside Man') Ryan works on Spike Lee films, Barry Alexander Brown Films, and he was associate producer for several of the episodes of the Netflix SyFy hit, 'Happy!'. Ryan’s films as a director and writer have won at film festivals - ‘Hell’s Heart’, ‘Romeo and Juliet vs the Living Dead’, and ‘Plush'. ('Plush' and 'Romeo and Juliet vs the Living Dead' were co-written with Jason Witter.)
Oct 14, 2019
Mumbai, a city of dreams. Mine came true. Ghulam Jilani Quadri
Mumbai, India is a place of dreams. Ghulam Jilani Quadri found his.
Oct 07, 2019
Who am I? Why I started a podcast.
After losing her father Catherine started a podcast. She shares her upbringing and philosophies in an interview inspired by questions from her listeners.
Oct 04, 2019
Special Needs Adults Assemble Your Office Products. Business With A Heart. Stride, Inc.
Special Needs Adults Find Equal Employment With Stride, Inc. After dealing with tragedy and loss, this family chose to improve the world using their experience to change lives.
Sep 30, 2019
Nature Artist Celia Cortez rejected corporate money to honor nature
Artist Celia Cortez moved from corporate America to full-time nature artist to honor the beauty in nature with her successful drawings. There is life and death in nature and she captures both.
Sep 23, 2019
It’s huge and it needs to be removed! Sea Monkey Project shares their ocean plastic solutions
It’s huge and it needs to be removed from our oceans. Sea life is not under water but under the threat of death. Sea Monkey Project is about cleaning up plastic pollution and providing ocean plastic solutions. Australia’s fourteen year old Sydney Steenland is seeing the world through her family’s Sea Monkey Project. The family lives on a boat. Her passion is to do what she can to prevent more death and destruction. At only 14 she is finding ocean plastic solutions. Carlos, Sydney’s dad says, “Our ocean life and other wildlife do not have a choice. They are just stuck with it.” He is an inventor and builder. Sarah, Sydney’s mom, is a cartoon artist. She creates visual education materials. Indi is 11 years old and sorts plastics for shredding He knows all seven categories of plastic. Listen to Sydney, Carlos, Sarah, and Indi share their ocean plastic pollution solutions.
Sep 16, 2019
Oceanographer wins BIG money in rainfall forecasting contest.
Ray Schmitt’s rainfall prediction model was accurate in forecasting the drought that led to southern California wildfires last year. He and his two sons entered a forecasting contest hosted by the US Bureau of Reclamation and the Team Salient won! Ray would like to see his model serve the world in predicting droughts and floods before they happen. Ray also says that knowing the future availability of water is vital for famers and food security. His research demonstrates the central role of the ocean in the climate system and how essential it is to continue with research and share with government so policies may be legislated.
Sep 09, 2019
Weather Flight Delays. Opportunity or Annoyance?
Weather flight delays. Opportunity or annoyance? Fog rolls in and closes the Kodiak, Alaska runway. Stranded commercial airline pilots Doug and Dave share their perspectives. You can't build your life on past successes. Tomorrow hasn't yet come. Documentary filmmaker Sarah Lanier joins the conversation sharing a foggy experience.
Sep 02, 2019
Tundra Tours – Step outside!! Explore Norway.
“You don't need to be a full-time adventurer to have a nice experience in the woods. Step outside and see what opportunities are around you.” -Espen Lysø Experience Norway’s outdoors during this podcast. It features Espen and Kine of Norway along with their tour guide, Bernie of Tundra Tours. Bernie, once on a mission to enjoy the outdoors on holiday instead found himself as an appointed guide. A guide for free to English speaking travelers into Norway’s outdoors. The ‘guiding’ experience which was fulfilling left Bernie with only one option. Become one. So he did. Bernie IS Norway’s Tundra Tours. Join them on their journey into Norway’s outdoors as they canoe down a river, sleep in tree tents and hang out with mosquitoes. Just listen and have fun!!
Aug 26, 2019
Shoes for the Masses – Darryl Carnly
There are 300 million children in the world who do not have shoes.. The My 360 Project is changing that through innovation. As far as the shoes go, this non-profit organization does not want to buy the shoes. They want to teach locals around the world how to become sustainable with their own cobbler business. Experts teach people how to build the shoe and then they build them for the My 360 Project. Volunteers deliver the shoes to poor communities around the world. Through community, a seed of hope is planted into the lives of others. This non-profit is about sustainability, community, and economy. With Darryl Carnly, CEO, My 360 Project.
Aug 19, 2019
NASA – OMG!! Ice Mission with Josh Willis AKA Climate Elvis
NASA is in Greenland!!  Josh Willis, Principal Investigator with NASA explores ice melt and warming oceans by day.  His NASA mission is to study where the oceans meet the ice.  OMG!!  Oceans Melting Greenland is his day expedition.  At night he journeys into the nightlife of theater to share the research using comedy and song.  What kinds of songs you ask?  Elvis songs.  Josh Willis IS Climate Elvis by night.  He rocks and rolls to Climate Rock!
Aug 12, 2019
I didn’t know where I fit in the world. Van Cat Meow
Richard East, also known as Van Cat Meow, is a nomad from Tasmania. He and his cat Willow travel around Australia in a van.  "I didn't know where I fit in the world. If you’d asked me when I was ten what I’d be doing in twenty years’ time, I suspect my answer would have been exactly this. Exploration and adventure — the kinds of things we lose sight of as we’re thrown into adulthood."
Aug 06, 2019
Storytelling. An art of imagination!!
Through the use of words and movement, Elaine Muray immerses the audience in a unique and intense performance of narrative communications. Elaine recalls the times in her life that she encountered different characters coming into her father's barber shop. She listened to their stories and then began developing her own characters based on those experiences. She has inspired people of all generations with a storytelling experience.
Aug 05, 2019
Human Rights? What is our global obligation?
Human Rights. What is our global obligation? My experiences have left me with questions. Whom do we honor and whom do we fight for as a global society? I did not wake any Saturday or Sunday except to FUNERAL BELLS. WHERE DO WE BEGIN? I grew up fairly sheltered and sort of privileged and hadn't actually confronted death. How do I grapple with my reality when I am witness to some very harsh realities? Somehow I have to honor the histories that I have become WITNESS to.
Jul 29, 2019
Fix YOUR Sentimental Treasures. Visit a Repair Cafe
We all have sentimental treasures around our home. Some are broken sitting in a drawer. Ah heck, some items are just practical but when they break, our throw-away society is to trash and replace them. Don’t toss it, repair it!! Patrons of North Balwyn’s Repair Cafe in Australia share their thoughts on why they are utilizing Repair Cafe. You will be pleasantly amused with some of the items being repaired and mended.
Jul 22, 2019
Right To Repair. Australia’s Kaz and Dan
Don’t trash that! Repair it!!  The Right to Repair movement is growing across the continents.  What do you do with broken items around your residence?  Kaz and Dan of Victoria, Australia have years of experience tinkering in their shed fixing and mending items.  They are now repairing your items at Repair Cafes around Melbourne and other areas in the state of Victoria.
Jul 15, 2019
Homeless once. Now, A Rose Called Candace
She was homeless once.  Today she is A Rose Called Candace. Solo performer Candace Nicholas -Lippman struggles with a dysfunctional upbringing.  As an adult she struggled with being homeless.  She says that her struggles are her strength in standing up for social justice. Today she is a writer and a performer.  Being a victim is not how she wants to come across in her solo story-telling performances.  Candace wants to inspire you and others through her experiences.  “God really had to humble me.  This story is really not for ME.  It’s not about ME.  God is using my talent so that I can tell my story and help change lives."
Jul 08, 2019
C’mon! Discover YOUR Magic Words! Kelsey Formost
Magic Words?  Who doesn't love magic?  Magic Words! Actress, script writer and copyright entrepreneur Kelsey Formost shares her innate interest in helping you tell your own story.
Jul 01, 2019
What worries you? Kurt Polzin humanizes the world of oceanography
What worries YOU? Kurt Polzin humanizes the world of oceanography. “I worry obsessively on whether or not a multi-million dollar instrument is going to come back from the depths of the ocean or not. When it doesn’t come back, I find myself worrying and sitting there on a boat. I listen to its ping and I know where it is more or less.”
Jun 24, 2019
Oceanographer Helen E. Phillips Investigates Currents
Australian Oceanographer Helen Phillips, PhD was a quiet, introverted drifter growing up. She was comfortable in math and science because she was judged on the exactness, the preciseness of her answers. Her research is on the Antarctic Circumpolar Current. Helen explains her research and the instruments she uses. She also remarks on climate change and ways that she is trying to bring science findings to the public.
Jun 17, 2019
Spoken Word by Nigerian Performance Poet, Huwa
Nigerian resident, Huwa, performs Spoken Word. She talks about living in a third world country - Nigeria - where life is grand despite limited choices. Poems in Spoken Word frequently refer to issues of social justice, politics, race, and community.  Huwa says to live your dreams even if you are in an environment where things are limited but you have a choice to invest time and energy into your craft.
Jun 10, 2019
A Polar Bear Tapped Me On The Shoulder
“The polar bear must have heard me snoring and he put his paw on my head and my shoulder…” Jack and Steve of Akook Arctic Adventures and Left Eye Productions are polar bear guides in Kaktovik Alaska. They put the polar bears at the forefront for tourists through education, sightings, and respect for the great white spirit bear. On this podcast they share their own adventures of living in the Arctic which is Heaven and Hell all in one.
Jun 03, 2019
Life Coach Kyra King – Listen to your Body
Do you want to learn how to listen to your body? Maybe you want habits that will transform you! Learn how Satisfaction Life Coach Kyra King can help you. Life Coach Kyra King is the mother of two children.  She is a single mom coming out of a relationship but she learned how to cleanse and re-program her body and mind.  She transformed herself by getting present with the moment. During her transformation she discovered her talent in coaching and became a certified life coach. Having a background as a professional dancer and model, she sees coaching as a way to bring radiance back into a client's life.  "Get present with the moment.  Be true to yourself." Kyra King is Radiant and True. Life Satisfaction Coach.
May 27, 2019
An unconventional journey to motherhood
Kyla and Britney are two human beings coming together at the most human level possible. They share a close friendship with each other. Kyla and Mark could no longer have children but through gestational surrogacy Britney carried Kyla’s and Mark’s son to term. People are angels in different ways. Britney is Kyla’s angel on earth. This is Britney’s and Kyla’s incredible journey.
May 20, 2019
Reflections on motherhood. Victoria Sanchez
Victoria Sanchez reflects on motherhood to her five children. She reflects on happy memories and the wonderful adventures the family experienced. Her husband says that she makes sacrifices for the family with ‘angelic devotion.’ Building community and philanthropy are important to Victoria and she instilled these values into her children. Love for family and devotion to family are key to success. Her marriage of over 61 years is testament to that.
May 13, 2019
Inspiration of dance. Inspiring expressive movement. When In Doubt Dance It Out.
Dancers share their thoughts on the inspiration of dance. When in doubt, dance it out. Dancing brings you into a new world. Dance has no boundaries and no negatives through expression. Hearing yourself tap is pretty cool. Choreography is putting on stage what has been going inside my head. Dance is a motivation to approaching life.
May 09, 2019
Dancer Kathie Fishback Anthony of the Carol Burnett Show shares her joy in the art
Dancer Kathie Fishback Anthony enjoyed a professional career in California.  Some of her performances include The Carol Burnett Show and The Dean Martin Show.  She also toured with Sammy Davis, Jr.  Kathie finds joy in the world of dance.  As director of a dance studio Kathie continues to be a positive imprint to dancers.  Raquel Miera whom is also featured on this episode is a 22 year old dancer and bio medical engineer. Dance inspires Raquel daily.  Her pathway into her studies is partly due to Kathie and her encouragement into the world of dance.
May 06, 2019
‘Reading Partners’ Tutor & Journalist Matt Bracken unlocks student potential
Matt Bracken is a young senior editor for a Washington, D.C. based publication. He also volunteers with Reading Partners as a literacy tutor for struggling readers. His positive imprint is impressive as he chooses to help students succeed at a school that needs his services but is located a long distance from his own community. He says, “I am lucky and I think other people should be as lucky to be able to see a place that does need a little bit more love.”
Apr 29, 2019
Ten Year Old Global Environmental Activist Lilly Platt. Lilly’s Plastic Pickup. Clean up the world! Who’s with me?!
Ten year old GLOBAL environmental activist Lilly Platt is taking an active role in seeking political action against global warming and against plastics. She is a youth ambassador of plastic pollution coalition. One day I was walking with my grandfather. I think I was eight. Maybe younger. There was something plastic on the ground and I picked it up. My grandpa told me that the plastic will make its way to the ocean over here in Holland. I started Lilly's Plastic Pickup because I want to educate and inform the world about the dangers of plastic. It went viral so people are listening and reacting.  I've been all over the world cleaning beaches and meeting government officials.  I even met with the prime minister of Curaçao. Please refuse to use plastic and please pick up rubbish. Get a bag.  Get a grabber.  Let's clean up the world!  Who's with me?
Apr 22, 2019
Britain’s Got Talent Star Father Ray Kelly reminisces memorable audition and family memories
Father Ray Kelly had no desire to sing in front of Britain's Got Talent, Simon Cowell but he went for it! His audition is memorable. Father belted R.E.M.'s "Everybody Hurts" song with emotion. He shares his experiences on this podcast episode. Today he continues to serve Ireland. Listen to Part Two of this episode now.. Don’t forget to listen to Part One!
Apr 18, 2019
Father Ray Kelly Hallelujah singing sensation reminisces and humanizes his journey into the priesthood Part One
Fr. Ray Kelly humanizes his journey into the priesthood. He had a great Civil Service job and money in his pocket. What inspired him to give it all up? Father sang for Pope John Paul II and Father also formed a band. He continues to serve Ireland as a Catholic priest. His singing sensation was Hallelujah at a wedding and his Everybody Hurts memorable audition on Britain’s Got Talent. Listen to Part One of this episode.
Apr 15, 2019
Federal CID Agent turns Author. Writing provides outlet for PTSD issues. Stuart L Scott. I stopped suffering in silence.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. I Didn’t suffer in silence. I dealt with my PTSD through writing. US Federal CID Agent Stuart L. Scott turns experiences into a romance novel and a humorous compilation of short stories. My experiences are woven into my fiction books. My writing is my legacy. ‘Prisoners of War’ and short-stories book, ‘Gritty, Grisly and Greedy Stories Inspired By True Crooks and Crimes From My 28 Years As A Fed.' Listen Now! YOUR POSITIVE IMPRINT. What's YOUR P.I.?
Apr 08, 2019
Outside Magazine Online freelance writer Eva Holland; Physician’s Assistant Kayla inspired by Starfish Story
Eva Holland is a free-lance writer for Outside magazine. She also does work for National Geographic and other publications. She write stories that will have some meaning for people but the stories don't have to be super serious because there's something fun in reading about schlepping across the sea ice. Island Medicine Physician’s Assistant Kayla is inspired by the starfish story. Kayla is a medical provider in rural Alaska. Through focus groups she re-instills a sense of camaraderie for veterans.
Apr 01, 2019
Vegan Czech Engineer inspired by Joaquin Phoenix and the movie ‘Earthlings’. Learned English working with American carnival
Becoming vegan is a choice I am able to make.   In the past, people in Czech Republic couldn't really make those choices because of the scarcity of so many things but today we have developed a very competitive country. The old regime is recent and people still remember that and so whenever there are ways or rules that seem impossible we will find a way through it.   We have the freedom to study and the freedom to travel.   Being a vegan was a choice I made about a year ago but I was thinking about quitting eating meat for a long time.  The final step was the inspiration from Joaquin Phoenix and the movie 'Earthlings.' It was narrated by Joaquin Phoenix and it shows the brutal truth about the food industry and that kind of made me do the next step and quit eating all animal products-- meat, dairy products, eggs. The pure reason behind my being vegan is ethical for me. My selection of food doesn't involve cruelty in killing animals.  There are other options out there of what to eat and I can replace everything.  I just feel better. Martin talks about learning English working with an American carnival and he shares his philosophies. Take a listen.
Mar 25, 2019
Natural Disaster survivors find hope through All Hands and Hearts global response team. Relief from volunteers in purple shirts
We can't control nature but we can control the actions that we take in a natural disaster. Every situation that we deal with a homeowner or school child or whatever it is those situations are each heart-wrenching and they are beautiful and you walk away feeling on top of the world when you hear the words ‘thank you’ because I don't think you will ever hear a thank you that means as much as that does. I want to encourage anybody who's listening to be a part of this. It is an experience that will change your life completely and it will change it for the better. Come and join us.
Mar 18, 2019
Archaeologist recovers human remains. History vanishes as ice melts- Anne M. Jensen; Vanessa Crandell-Beck studies Mt. St. Helen’s.
Scientists. Anne. Somebody reported human remains in far north North America. I helped to recover them before they were washed away. This one individual dated back to 1000 A.D. or earlier and this person had grave goods intact. Vanessa I’ve worked in the oil fields before and I’ve been employed on ships. These are male dominated jobs but I did well and I succeeded. But what I want to do is be a vulcanologist. I want to study volcanoes. My research was done at Mt. St. Helen’s and that was studying to see if there was any correlation with grain size distribution from the source down to where the mud flow was deposited.
Mar 11, 2019
Engrave Your Forever, Leave Your Mark, The Recognition Place Jason York & Thomas DeMoss
"Leave your Mark” is our slogan. As a business model this is what we do. People bring things in for engraving. These are items that people want to give to someone else that are reminders of something special or for an appreciation but whatever the case, it is forever. Forever is popular around here because what we do is forever. It’s fun to leave your mark on something that’s going to be passed down for generations. Personally I want to tutor somebody in astrophysics, math or science and that’s the impression I want to leave. For me it’s about expanding and growing. The wonder that metaphysics provides me is awesome. Science and space made an imprint on me. I’d like to make it to Mars some day. It’s a stepping stone to look towards the stars as those were our navigation at one time. It’s important to leave our positive imprint on the world. Entrepreneurs Jason York and Thomas DeMoss.
Mar 04, 2019
Dirk Wales, storyteller, “Jack London’s Dog,” “A Lucky Dog.” Filmmaker, get unhooked of prescription drugs.
Dirk Wales - Develop a habit that you’re going to do something for yourself and that will re-inspire you towards your passion. Dirk has inspired people to get unhooked of prescription drugs. He’s the author of novels, ‘how-to’ books, and children’s books and he found a niche in movie making through his Rainbow Film productions.  Rainbow Productions produced films in the medical field as well as children’s animated films and other genre of film.
Feb 25, 2019
Outdoor adventures? Step outside and get inspired – Espen Lysø. Follow your dreams – Kine Leines Skår – Norway
—"You don’t need to be an expert, hike for miles or have the best equipment to have a great outdoors experience. Make do with what you have and learn from your adventures". "Du trenger ikke å være ekspert, gå milevis eller ha det beste utstyret for å ha en fantastisk turopplevelse. Man kommer langt med det du har og lær fra dine eventyr.” We live in Malvik, Norway which is close to the fjords. The fjords are beautiful. My mission is to tell people that you can make it outdoors even with this lifestyle of work; having a job.  You don’t need to be a full-time adventurer in order to have a  nice experience in the woods. Step outside of your house and look at the opportunities around you.  Take the time to relax and enjoy a nice walk.  The outdoors don’t have to be expensive. You don’t need much to be in the outdoors.  You can borrow items, buy used or find things around the house.  Everyday can be an outdoor life.  Find the opportunities nearby. As busy as we are we still find time to be in the outdoors even if it's a walk with our dogs.  It's important to not stay in the house but to relax outside and reflect. Kine Leines Skår I started mushing thirteen years ago at a school where I became an apprentice.  My work is to train dogs for several dog mushers here in Norway.  It was a dream of mine to train dogs.  When I learned about the Iditarod in Alaska that became another dream.  Training dogs for the Iditarod was something I hoped to do.  It was a goal of mine.
Feb 18, 2019
How one person is changing the lives of many through a warm heart and two knitting needles. Darlene Matz
‘Alone we cannot change the world but we can make it a better place for one other person.’ In 2005 my mother died and I had just started making hats after not knitting for many years. My stepfather said to me, “how many of those are you going to do anyway?” My answer was 25. Sadly, my stepfather laughed at me. Well that made me more determined to do more than 25. Since 2012 I’ve made more than 3,000 hats. Knitting is fun. I make hats for the homeless and the villages in northern Alaska. I’m free with my time to do it. I don’t want to sit at my house. Being involved with people makes me happy. Once I finish a hat it is done. I don’t deliver the hats because I can’t travel to all of the villages, therefore I cannot see the happiness and smiles from the children and adults. But the response is not important. In the native culture it means more if something is hand done and I make each hat unique so people can take pride in wearing it.
Feb 11, 2019
Hey! Can I Get Some Help Here Right Now? Traveling. You’ve Got to Listen to This! Marcos Mendonca
Author Marcos Mendonca shares his perspective on traveling: To me traveling is very fulfilling. The more I see the less I know. How can I live my entire life without knowing how people do things and how they live? The most important thing for me about traveling is the culture. I like getting to know cultures and meeting different people and how they live around the world. I think by the end of the day you value the things you have a lot more. There are people that don’t have stuff and they are happy. I can live without some stuff. I see the places through different eyes. I can share that. I am sharing that.
Feb 04, 2019
Repair Cafe Don’t Throw It Away Repair It Find a Repair Cafe Near You – or Start One Part Two
“The Right to Repair movement is the idea that manufacturers have this policy where if something goes wrong with an item you purchase you have to take the item to them for repairs. That can be a big cost to you. You are not allowed to fix it. But people are saying wait a minute. I bought this. I own this. I should be able to do what I want with it. I should be able to choose whom I want to repair it.” “It doesn’t matter where you are politically or financially we can all agree that saving money is a good thing. Everybody wants something that is reliable and will last.” "Repair Cafe is not just about repairing items. It's an interactive place to meet people and talk to skilled volunteers to help you.” Dale: “I brought in a paper shredder that runs in reverse but wont’ run forward. This kind gentleman Cory is fixing it for me. My goal is not to have to replace it and now I don’t have to.”
Jan 28, 2019
Repair Cafe Break the Throw Away Mindset What You Can Learn From Jackie Carter Part One
PART I-"The Repair Cafe is free to the public.  It's a place where people can bring in items needing to be fixed.  Visitors can also learn how to repair things themselves so that they can see their belongings in a different way." "The common mindset is to throw it away if it doesn't work.  That causes problems for the environment and we are battling this all of the time. Sustainability is really big deal."
Jan 28, 2019
Elevated Cat Walks and Monkey Trails of Ray Orehowsky Construction That Wins Visitors
Ray Orehowsky executed the building of several of the habitats for the Philadelphia Zoo.   "There is nowhere for the zoo to expand except up.  I was part of a fantastic team and through collaboration we designed elevated trails." "It's been an interesting process because the materials are different.  I've had to really think about how to do this.  There is so much to take into consideration.  The cats cannot have a slippery platform or one that does not make them feel secure."
Jan 21, 2019
I Want to Be Open to the Gifts that are Shown to Me, Organic Gardener, Marion Owen Kodiak Alaska
"Grow food you want to eat." Marion Owen lives in Kodiak Alaska where she cares for her well-established organic garden.  She grows foods she wants to eat and share with others. "I live in Kodiak Alaska.  It gets radical in the spring and fall with the changing light and cooler climate.  I have learned from experience on how to grow in this climate.  It's OK to put things in the compost pile. We learn from experience." "I grow food I want to eat but I also want to provide food for the late pollinators.  I don't just gardens for me but for other people, insects, birds.  It's all inclusive." Marion saves bumble bees who get caught up in a deep freeze.  Hear how she does it on the podcast. "I love photography.  One of my favorite things is to not have an agenda for my photography.  I want to be open to the gifts that are shown to me." Your Positive Imprint. What's Your P.I.?
Jan 14, 2019
Simplify your life? Van Cat Meow Richard East provides tips
Richard East, also known as Van Cat Meow, is a nomad from Tasmania. He and his cat Willow travel around Australia in a van.  "I didn't know where I fit in the world. If you’d asked me when I was ten what I’d be doing in twenty years’ time, I suspect my answer would have been exactly this. Exploration and adventure — the kinds of things we lose sight of as we’re thrown into adulthood."
Jan 07, 2019
FEED THE FUTURE AND GLOBAL FOOD SECURITY, Sustainable agriculture – Andrew Bracken
Andrew's positive imprint is that he creates public and private partnerships to invest in sustainable agriculture for small farmers across the globe. His job helps to provide real income to farmers and not just for subsistence living. "In Zambia we’re working on a tomato seedling project. I like to see the product in action which means getting back in the bush.  It’s valuable to see the people who are the ones intended to receive the help.  I like to learn the cultures.  In Malawi the culture is very alive with the Chewa ethnic groups and traditional clothing. With the funds we’ve reached over a million farmers world-wide." ...this is Andrew's Positive Imprint. What's Your P.I.?
Jan 07, 2019
Mary Shields First Woman to Complete Iditarod Race How she acquired her first dog team will surprise you
Happy Trails and Happy Tales from Iditarod Racer, author, adventurer and storyteller, Mary Shields. Mary Shields entered the Iditarod in 1974 and is known as the first woman to complete the Iditarod. She was told that she would die. One man yelled at her, “You’d better turn around now. You’ll never make it to Nome!” But she did. Mary Shields was born a city girl but wanted to live what Henry David Thoreau talked about in his books. She moved to Alaska in 1965 and lived in the rugged wilderness where she learned and loved to mush with a dog team. She cites Henry David Thoreau and Camp Fire Girls as her positive imprints that set her own imprints in motion—“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.“—Henry David Thoreau Mary lived in the wilderness to really experience what Thoreau was talking about. She says this about when her adventures began; “the conductor held onto my hand as I jogged along and when he thought I had my balance he let go.” While living off the land her friend had three dogs delivered to her via rail so that the dogs could help Mary with chores by use of the sled. The dogs arrived with a special note of instructions. Listen to the podcast to hear what that note said. These are Mary's positive imprints. What's Your P.I.?
Jan 07, 2019
Cinnamon Sugar and Spice Cafe Launch Party
My launch party is being held at Cinnamon Sugar and Spice Cafe. It is owned by Kanella Chronis. This bonus shorter podcast features two guests. Kanella and also James Garrigan who runs the Cinnamon Sugar and Spice Cafe cooking classes held at the cafe. Kanella is of Greek descent. Kanella translates to Cinnamon in English. “I want to be a part of the neighborhood. A neighborhood cafe is where folks can enjoy the food in a fun atmosphere.” For Kanella there is more to her positive imprint than providing a neighborhood cafe. Her positive imprint extends to a childrens' advocacy group. James is the lead cook for the cooking classes. James is the lead cook for the cooking classes. “Cook what you want to eat.” “The classes are a hands-on approach where every step is shown. “I got started in doing these cooking classes from a visit to a Kindergarten class. I was a guest baker for my child’s Kindergarten class and I had so much fun teaching them. They had fun. I wanted to do this for a living.” James provides cooking classes to both adults and children. AND my launch party is being held here. Cheers! Listen to their positive imprints. What's Your P.I.?
Jan 06, 2019
This PODCAST is a variety show!!  Stories are everywhere.  People are everywhere. Your Positive Imprint is real life...true stories.   This show features people from our global community and how their positive achievements are inspiring positive actions.  Globally!!  Get inspired! Your Positive Imprint.  What's Your P.I.?
Dec 20, 2018
Get inspired! YOUR POSITIVE IMPRINT podcast is real life…true stories. People from all over the WORLD share their positive achievements that are influencing positive actions. Hear how their efforts can affect and inspire you! It's a variety show! Your Positive Imprint. What’s YOUR P.I.?
Dec 12, 2018