Conscious Collaboration Circle with Tuzmo's Rana Saad

Conscious Collaboration Circle with Tuzmo's Rana Saad

March 12, 2022

Enjoy our Conscious Collaboration Circle interview with Rana Saad, Founder of Tuzmo. Rana and the Tuzmo team are developing an app that will allow travelers to connect with local artisans and avoid the "Made in China" souvenir surprise. Think Airbnb for travelers searching for authentic local artisans and their products. Rana shares more about the Tuzmo app in this conversation, as well as the story and mission behind the app.

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Ukraine, Gaia, Butterflies and

Ukraine, Gaia, Butterflies and "Woo Woo": Is there an Answer to the Chaos in There Somewhere?

March 01, 2022

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Staving Off the Inner Bag Lady: Shifting from Risk Aversion to an Entrepreneurial Mindset

Staving Off the Inner Bag Lady: Shifting from Risk Aversion to an Entrepreneurial Mindset

February 10, 2022

If you're anything like me, talking about money is like talking about politics or religion--you avoid it if at all possible. for lots of different reasons.  I think that American outlook on money makes it really challenging for entrepreneurs like me who entered this world late in life.   Many of you know that I'm a "recovering attorney." I spent 31 years as a business lawyer. I chose law because I was risk averse with a capital "R." I didn't want the anxiety and risk of owning my own busines...

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Rikki Quintana-Podcast Interview on Learning from Smart People with Rob Oliver

How to Build a Fair Trade Business

January 31, 2022

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Trees and Mountains at Nofin Homestay in Fann Mountains of Tajikistan

Slow Down to Make the Journey Meaningful-Tajikistan Spotlight

January 13, 2022

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Dinosaurs, Dragons & Sleigh Bells, Oh My!

Dinosaurs, Dragons & Sleigh Bells, Oh My!

January 13, 2022

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Is it time to panic yet?

Is it time to panic yet?

December 04, 2021

Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday have come and gone. And I’ve barely begun to do my Christmas shopping. It seems like the job is just too big to even start, even though I know all about the shipping delays and the supply chain problems. (And don't even get me started on the "what if's" around the Omicron variant.)I have the Amazon wish lists for my favorite people, but they are so boring! And looking for anything on Amazon or other big e-commerce sites soo...

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What Do Egyptian Mummies Have to Do with a Modern Tajik Artist?—Part Two

What Do Egyptian Mummies Have to Do with a Modern Tajik Artist?—Part Two

October 22, 2021

Who knew that a comb could be the key to opening a doorway to unknown worlds and building bridges across time and space? In Part I of this blog, I took you down the historical path behind the two-sided Egyptian comb that our Tajik master woodcarver, Sodiq Zaripov, is in the process of recreating.  Today I want to show off the fantastic reproductions that Master Sodiq has created, as well as a bit about the broad reach of two-sided combs throughout Asia, Europe, and Egypt. You'll also hear fro...

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What Do Egyptian Mummies Have to Do with a Modern Tajik Artist?—Part One

What Do Egyptian Mummies Have to Do with a Modern Tajik Artist?—Part One

October 09, 2021

Have you ever had one of those magical out-of-the-blue connections that really makes you believe in the butterfly effect? A few weeks back, I received an email out of the blue from Joe Balmos, a volunteer working with the Penn Museum in Philadelphia. The writer asked if I could have my Tajik woodcarver reproduce an ancient carved wooden comb on display in the Museum’s Egyptian Mummies Gallery. The photos he sent showed that the original comb looks a lot like Master Sodiq’s two-sided combs on...

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Tears to Turquoise: Or, Why You Haven't Heard From Me Recently

Tears to Turquoise: Or, Why You Haven't Heard From Me Recently

October 05, 2021

I get tired of hearing myself and others say "I've just been so busy . . ." So I try to remember to say, "Life is so full." 

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HoonArts Live: CCC with Stephanie Calver

HoonArts Live: CCC with Stephanie Calver

August 31, 2021

Tune in here for the replay of our latest HoonArts Live episode of our Conscious Collaboration Circle with Stephanie Calver of Leaping Fox Consulting, based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. As a leadership and wellness coach, retreat facilitator, and community builder, Stephanie focuses on weaving together leadership, wellness, and sustainability, to support others as they deepen practices for self-awareness and set intentions to amplify their impact on local and global communities.

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HoonArts Live: Travel to Central Asia in 2022 (8-3-21)

HoonArts Live: Travel to Central Asia in 2022 (8-3-21)

August 16, 2021

Join the HoonArts team for an overview of our travel and live online experiences that allow you to journey in real time to Central Asia. Come with us to learn how you can enjoy VIP access to this unique world through an experience that celebrates your unique sense of beauty, your values and your connection to the world.

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