Audra creates greeting cards that cut through the bullsh*t and make people laugh their guts out.

Audra Ricketts left her hometown Victoria, B.C. in 1995, making the epic 1 hour and 35 minute ferry journey over to Vancouver to tackle the world.

Like many young people, she didn’t know what to do with her life but landed a job in the thriving film industry washing dishes in a catering truck. Sam Elliot kissed her on the lips.

Interested in art and dance since childhood, she got into art school somehow with the aid of her portfolio: one unfinished painting and an old sketch book.

Audra spent the next few years studying art at Emily Carr University of Art and Design and continued her education studying acting and has since been type cast as a lesbian.

Struggling in the film and art industries, she did what any artist might do: sat in her basement drinking wine, drawing rabbit heads and writing out her cynical, angst filled thoughts.

Thus the birth of RabbitRabbit Greeting Cards!

Lucca and Rebecca are huge fans of Audra’s work, and are thrilled to get her in the hotseat at the studio to probe the inner and outer depths of what makes Audra tick. But there’s no laughing in this episode. None. No fun here. Don’t listen if you want fun.

Michael has been a serial entrepreneur since the age of 22, starting with design and sales and then moving on to building an internationally-renowned ceramic tile business, Benaya Art Ceramics, that grossed 2.4 million in annual sales. His last venture was Tea Sparrow, North America’s first monthly tea subscription company, featuring organic teas of all varieties. Since starting a family of his own with his wife and two young daughters, Michael realized he needed to find an affordable way to feed them organic and natural quality foods. He believes he’s found it and is looking forward to starting his newest project, Community Grocer, which is close to his heart.

Listen in as Lucca and Rebecca explore Michael’s expansive experience with business creation, and learn how and why he chooses his projects!

 

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Assunta loves numbers and loves people – being a CPA is the perfect career for her. She brings this passion to every project and every client. She helps business owners understand their numbers so that they can make better business decisions.  She is unique because she has a natural curiosity, creative flair and interest in people. Who would have thought a creative person can make accounting fun and worthwhile?  Assunta listens to her client’s stories and suggests alternatives that they may not have thought of.

Lucca and Rebecca dig into the details with Assunta, being frank about the barriers many solopreneurs face when trying to manage everything on their own. Assunta reveals herself as a financial tactitian!

 

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In Khenpo’s words, “… Life is only the love we share … the only enduring happiness is to truly know the job of making others happy … the meditation at every moment: … how to be ‘best’ useful, while cultivating skillful means to be ‘best’ useful.” He has spent four decades as a Wandering Artist, news media supplier, motion picture production artist, tennis player, teacher and executive producer with Fake Digital Entertainment (and more). Khenpo is happy to be sucking air somewhere, as we have to enjoy dancing to whatever crazy orchestra is playing and we never get to pick the songs!

Lucca and Rebecca dive into the fascinating background and fascinating stories that make up Khenpo’s life and experiences so far! We peruse a rare book with him, learn about the country of his heart: Bhutan, and discover what is up with Hummingbird Children’s TV!

 

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Michele loves life and all of its complexities. She is a zealous creator of living lessons for children, parents and teachers, translating leading edge research and practices in mindfulness, neuroscience and compassionate communication.  It is her intention to teach children these practices so that can become more resilient, self-regulating, self aware and joyful. Her own personal growth has led to travel all over the world and to practices that led her deep inside herself. It is through these practices that much of her teaching stems. She now teams with James Baraz in writing a book for parents and teachers in Awakening Joy For Kids.

She has taught in the public education system for the past 25 years although all of her principals have described her as “out of the box” and out of the building with her students! Her university training focused on special education, psychology, kinesiology and art. She has taught kindergarten to grade 12, with a focus on elementary school, having job shared with over 30 other educators. For the past 10 years, her focus has been social and emotional learning.

Listen in as Lucca and Rebecca explore why Michele was drawn to co-create “Awakening Joy for Kids,” and feel the contagiousness of joy that emerged during our time on air together!

 

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Inspired and motivated to find a solution for her baby Esme’s auto – immune condition, a business was born. From what started in her kitchen is now a thriving local business where Patrice has created a solution that has provided relief for countless children and parents no doubt! An inspiring story for all mom’s and entrepreneur’s to hear, don’t miss it.

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Lori is thoroughly artistically credentialed, practiced and currently also curating local, contemporary art for Western Canada at ArtBomb. She has to be creative, curious, outgoing, and collaborative in order to find the talent for us to share and buy on-line from coast to coast. We’ll be chatting about who she is and her creative impulse.

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Daisy’s designing days began in the early 2000’s, when she was backpacking and trekking across Canada, which lead into a full winter collection. Motivated by her youngest daughter’s diagnosis of severe non verbal autism in 2012, she created a line that would help her daughter and other kids with autism. Her designs are now helping families with autistic children all over! 

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Anne followed her dreams to make a move out west to Vancouver in the summer of 2014. She teamed up with her best friend of 20 years to become the new owners of the iconic sex positive store Womyn’s Ware in Vancouver. Both Anne and Lesley are also sex educators, offering an environment that provides creative solutions and support where there tends to be a lot of shame and misinformation.
So true, can’t wait to hear what these brilliant women have to say on the subject, how about you?

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Baljit Rayat is the founder of Lotus Destiny™ and Creator of the Lotus Destiny Star Activation™ system, an Akashic Records Consultant and Teacher who powerfully connects you to your Soul’s Purpose so you can bring your gifts and talents into reality. Baljit has been doing Akashic Records readings since 2006 and has served thousands by connecting them to their authentic power, and living their truth.

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