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The SOUL STUDO Podcast is a show on all things related to Mind-Body Harmony, hosted by Abby Wadhwa. It is a series of conversations with pioneers and leaders in the fields of design, research, technology, and the art world on many topics. These conversations aim to inspire you to be part of our community, help you know more about Mind-Body Harmony and Mental Wellness.
 
We cover the business and marketing side of the sawmill, tree service, furniture making, Urban Wood, and woodworking industry. If you're a woodworker, sawmill owner, or any other entrepreneur and/or business owner in the wood industry, you need to check out this podcast. Each week, we interview business owners, large-scale companies, entrepreneurs, makers, and designers while also offering marketing and business advice that will help you grow your business and increase your profits. Tune in ...
 
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Hey everyone! Welcome to a brand new episode of the Woodpreneur podcast. Today's guest is Zach Wicks From Wood By Wicks, based in Edmond, Oklahoma. Zach has been working for himself for thirteen years, but he describes his business as truly being realized around eight years ago. It started when Zach thought it was a great idea to harvest some cedar…
 
Welcome to a brand new episode of the Woodpreneur Podcast. Today, your host Steve Larosiliere sits down with Marc Dubac of Windwood LLC. Like many other Woodpreneurs, Marc got his start in woodworking during downtime from his primary career. “I play in the Oregon symphony. That's my full-time job. During the summertime, we don't have work, so we on…
 
In this episode, Abby is talking with Jon Morris about “Art In The Public Realm.” He talks with Jon about his journey growing up in rural Berea, Kentucky, acting in Hollywood and founding The Windmill Factory in 2009 in Brooklyn, NY. Jon is a conceptual artist who creates multilayered installations, performances, and experiences with the express in…
 
Welcome back to a brand new episode of the Woodpreneur Podcast. Today's guest is John Graves from City Hardwoods of Birmingham, Alabama. City Hardwoods started because of the difficulty that many hobbyist woodworkers in Birmingham had with sourcing hardwood lumber. "There used to be a few big distributors that folks would go buy from, but they kind…
 
In this episode, Abby is talking with Dr. Larry Wallace about “Reflections on Light and Vision." Larry and Abby discuss how and why light and vision is so much more than acuity or eyesight. Larry has been a practicing Doctor of Optometry for the last 47 years. In his journey as a practitioner and a student of vision and light, his career emphasis h…
 
Today we talk to Josh Clarkweiss from Full Circle Forest Products and discuss sustainability, creative business practices, grants, and more. In this episode, we explore how the focus on sustainable forestry has changed consumer habits and we discuss the perspective that folks hold about urban lumber. We also dive into an incredibly important aspect…
 
In this episode, we have a Special Guest Host Justin Moench, who will talk with Jonathan Metzl, MD, Ph.D. about his goal to create “A Structurally Competent Health Care System”. Jonathan is an author, physician, and the Director of the Center for Medicine, Health, and Society at Vanderbilt University. Each stage of the COVID-19 pandemic, from conta…
 
Welcome to a brand new episode of the Woodpreneur Podcast. Today's guest is Randall Williams from Fireside Farm and Sawmill. Randall explains that the farm side of the business started first when he and his wife moved to a nine-acre homestead together. They were both teachers and wanted to live a life around growing food, raising livestock, and ten…
 
In today’s episode, we will have Beth Wright, who will lead us in Guided Meditation. Beth is a great teacher, therapist, healer, helper ad thinker who lives in New York. Beth is a Vibrational Healer and founder of Spirit Works. Relevant Links: SOUL STUDIO Website: https://www.soulstudio.world/ Join us on our social media: SOUL STUDIO Instagram SOUL…
 
Welcome to a brand new episode of the Woodpreneur Podcast. Today, Steve sits down with Alma Rosa Villalobos of Pink Soul Studios. Like many woodworkers, Alma's first influences came from her family. Her grandfather was a woodworker, and her mother provided a super creative effect on her as well. Alma bought her first house in Detroit when she was 2…
 
In this episode, Abby will be talking with Doreya Karim about “Biogeometry”. BioGeometry uses specially designed shapes, color, sound, motion, and wave configuration, to induce harmony into biological subtle energy systems. It is a new field of science and a design language that deals with the energy of shapes and how shapes can be used to enhance …
 
Steve Larosiliere: Season Recap Today we have a recap episode of the podcast, we’re going to talk about some of the awesome guests we’ve had, and dive into some current trends happening in the wood business. First off I want to give a shout-out to my partner Ethan at the Building a Furniture Brand Podcast, he has been absolutely crushing it. It’s b…
 
In this episode, Abby is discussing “Know Your Rhythm” with the very talented musician, composer, and humanist Arnab Bishnu Chowdhury. Arnab is the founder of “Know Your Rhythm” - a training program that helps participants discover their own sense of Rhythm in life and work, creating 'conditions' to experience Aha! Moments, raising well-being, well…
 
John Mahoney: Mahoney Woodworks Welcome to a brand new episode of the Woodpreneur Podcast. In today's episode, your host Steve Larosiliere speaks with John Mahoney, owner of Mahoney Woodworks. John owns his own contracting business, and he's been doing woodworking on the side for about fifteen years. Much of John's career has been focused on genera…
 
In this episode, Abby is talking with Carolyn Jones about “Be Healed”. 2020 was like no previous year. All of us were impacted by the happenings of 2020, and some of us lost people near and dear to us. It has been tough all around. As we look onwards and upwards, we thought it would be a good idea to work through the pain and trauma and talk to Cha…
 
James Matthius: Pocono Table Company Welcome back to a brand new episode of the Woodpreneur Podcast. Today, your host Steve is joined by James Matthius, owner of Pocono Table Company. James’ father always had a woodshop in the basement of their family home, so James was always around woodworking from a young age. His father often made cabinets, tab…
 
In this episode, Abby will be talking with the incredibly talented artist Tara Boirard, from New York, about the Theme You Are Powerful. Tara works in pastels, acrylic, and oil paint and she has pieces that are political and speak against social injustice and also others that display a softer side of life. She is an incredible artist, and Abby even…
 
Austin Keenan: Keenan Slabworks Welcome back to a brand new episode of the Woodpreneur Podcast. Today, your host Steve sits down with Austin Keenan of Keenan Slabworks. Austin started his company back in February of 2017 with his father who had been looking to retire from his job as an attorney and had always enjoyed dabbling in woodworking. Origin…
 
In this episode, Abby talks with Joel Bergner, Co-Founder of Artolution, about “Art-Making with Communities in Crisis”. Joel is an artist, an educator, an organizer of community-based public art initiatives with youth in conflict-affected and traumatized communities around the world, and a fantastic human being. He has worked in Syrian refugee camp…
 
Welcome to another episode of the Woodpreneur Podcast! Today we have Danny Torres from Deadwood Revival Design joining the "Two Timers Club" and coming back for a second episode! A lot has changed since the last time we talked to Danny and we are so excited for you to hear all the incredible moves this company has been making. From giving back to t…
 
In this episode, Abby welcomes back Mark Wentworth for a second episode. Today they will be talking about “Color as a Visual Storyteller” and how we can enhance the visual narrative using color. Have you ever watched a film without sound and simply paid attention to the color? Try it, and you will be amazed at what you see and how it deepens the pl…
 
Welcome back to a brand new episode of the Woodpreneur Podcast with Steve Larosiliere. Today’s guest is Damon Barron, the founder of Carolina Urban Lumber based out of North Carolina. Damon has been in the bulk commercial lumber space for over twenty years, and Carolina Urban Lumber is very much a natural extension of that career. Damon describes h…
 
In this episode, Abby is talking with Mark Wentworth about “Know Yourself Through Color: A Way of Living and Being.” Do you dream of living a different life or simply improving on the life you are already living? The answer and the solution are quite simple – add a little color to your life. Color PsychoDynamics® guides and supports individuals and…
 
Welcome back to a brand new episode of the Woodpreneur Podcast. Today’s guest is Brian Ciciora the founder and CEO of Truewerk. Brian and his company Truewerk are the first apparel brand to be featured on the Woodpreneur Podcast, and while he has a very unique story to share, it is rooted in the same journey as so many other Woodpreneurs. He wanted…
 
In today’s episode, Abby will be talking with Dr. Raquel C Ferrazzano de Solve from Argentina about “THE USE OF COLOR GLASSES IN PSYCHOTHERAPY: Trauma, Stress, Phobias, and Cognition.” Raquel is the Director of the Center for Advanced Therapies®. Stress and trauma affect the central nervous system blocking the interaction between the brain hemisphe…
 
Welcome to another episode of the Woodpreneur Podcast! Today, we have a recent repeat guest Christian and Lauren from Big Sky Wood Company. They used to be called Big Sky Dry but they've rebranded! The last time the pair were on the show they realized that they were expanding quickly and wanted a name to reflect the new products and services they w…
 
In this episode, Abby will be talking with Mandara Cromwell about “Cymatics: Harmonic Codes for Health.” Carved into the pillars of ancient temples, the walls of caves, and the sacred structures we see today, we find signs and symbols to connect us to the wisdom and mysticism of the past. Encoded within these structures and symbols are the secrets …
 
In today’s episode, we will have Ric Soares, who will lead all of us in Guided Meditation and breathing techniques. Ric Soares is the co-founder of the DeRose Meditation School in the US and has been a teacher in the DeRose Meditation method for the last twenty years. He is an exceptional humanist, always there for anyone who needs help. His style …
 
In this episode, Abby will be talking with Dr. Jacob Liberman about “Seeing beyond 2020” - what should the purpose be and what is next. Dr. Jacob Liberman is a well-known pioneer in the field of light, vision, and consciousness. He is the author of many books, and his latest one is Luminous Life: How The Science Of Life Unlocks The Art of Living. T…
 
Today on the podcast our guest is Frank from Frank Does it. Frank Does It is primarily a media company, Frank doesn’t focus on making commissions anymore. He recalls that the origins started all the way back in High School woodshop. Then Frank and his wife went nine years in their marriage without having an actual bed with a headboard and footboard…
 
In today’s episode, Abby talks with Cary McQueen about “The Role of Art in Mental Wellness.” Cary is based in California and is the founder of the NGO: Art With Impact. Cary is an extraordinary person who has been working with art to help people with mental health issues. Her approach is refreshingly engaging in what the person really needs and has…
 
Welcome to a brand new episode of the Woodpreneur Podcast. Today's guest is Nick Mooers from Maverick Sawmill. This is Nick’s second time on the podcast, and he and Steve discuss the changes that have happened since his last appearance. Nick notes that he was certainly burning the candle at both ends when he was on the podcast last time. He was wor…
 
In today’s episode, Abby will be talking about Trauma and Color Therapy with Dr. Daniel Asis from Argentina. He is a leader in Anesthesiology and Pain Management and practices Acupuncture, Auriculotherapy, and psychotherapies focused on trauma, including Erickson Hypnosis and EMDR. Relevant Links: SOUL STUDIO Website: https://www.soulstudio.world/ …
 
Welcome back to a brand new episode of the Woodpreneur Podcast. Today Steve is joined by Viktor from the Stump Shop. Viktor is one of the very first repeat guests on the podcast, and in the time since his last appearance, he has grown and accomplished a lot.Viktor was originally on the podcast when it was still the Sawmill Business Podcast. Since t…
 
Hello Woodpreneurs! On the show today our guest is Matt from M2 Lumber. M2 Lumber is a sawmill and lumber yard that specializes in salvaging local trees that come down from storms or new development. They mill those into slabs and dimensional lumber but mostly live edge slabs, then dry those in one of their two kilns. M2 Lumber has a solar kiln tha…
 
Hey everyone, welcome to another awesome episode of the Woodpreneur Podcast, today's guest is Kyle Kidwell from Kidwell Fabrications. Kidwell Fabrications started in Fall 2017 and recently the focus has been more on fine furniture, custom designs, and small-batch signature collections. Go to www.Woodpreneurlife.com to read the full blog post! To se…
 
Today’s episode of the Woodpreneur Podcast features Steve Larosiliere sitting down with Pete of PeteSquared who is based in San Jose, California. Steve starts out the show by asking Pete how he became a Woodpreneur. “So I've always been making things. I was an artist A long time ago, I guess I still am. But my dad is a crazy woodworker guy. And he'…
 
When thinking about how he got started Mat muses that he didn’t even actually consider himself a business, he considered himself a hobby woodworker. How it really took off was when the local CrossFit gym wanted a CrossFit pile of blocks. Mat took on the project and then requests just kept coming in. Eventually the offerings expanded as requests for…
 
On this episode of the Woodpreneur Podcast we have Ryan Cochrane here with us. Ryan had a different path than most to get into the wood industry. He was an Olympic athlete who went to two Olympic Games, competed at the World Championships for many years, and was on the Canadian national team for sprint kayaking for 14 years. His time kayaking on la…
 
Hey everyone, we don’t have a guest for this week, instead I’m going to update you on what's been going on in the Woodpreneur and Acres of Timber Universe. Overall, it's been really, really exciting! I'm so pumped up right now with all of the progress happening in the wood business community. Website Launch & Woodpreneur Vision Later this month in …
 
Today on the podcast we are so excited to welcome Daniel Levin from GL Veneer. At its core, GL Veneer is a plywood manufacturing company. They got their start in 1977 when Daniel’s grandpa started the company, originally he was making cut to size furniture components for the furniture markets that were big in LA at that time. A short time later Dan…
 
Welcome back to a brand new episode of the Woodpreneur Podcast, today we are pleased to welcome Cameron Porter of Cammie’s Garage! Cammie’s garage started back in 2017 when Cameron and his wife bought their home. Previous to that Cameron had graduated from the University of South Carolina with an art degree, and had a 20 year career in the animatio…
 
Today on the podcast we are thrilled to have Justin Larson of JML Woodcraft as our guest. Justin is a one man show and a garage workshop warrior who specializes in highlighting the natural beauty of live-edge slabs. In fact, technically Justin only does woodworking part time about 15 to 20 hours a week, but he says if you ask his wife, she'll say h…
 
From Humble Beginnings When asked how 731 Woodworks got started, Matt says that the first question he always gets is where the number 731 came from. He explains that July 31st is his wife and his anniversary, and they named their business after that date in March of 2017. Matt explains that they started it out as a side business, so he took $100 an…
 
Today on the Podcast we have Vic Tesolin of Vic Tesolin Woodworks! Vic has been making furniture for a number of years, he studied at Rosewood studio in Ontario, Canada, where he focused on furniture design and making while building furniture. However, Vic found it was very difficult to make a living making the type of high-end furniture that he wa…
 
Welcome to another incredible episode of the Woopdreneur Podcast with your host Steve Larsoliere, and today's guest, Nathan Logsdon of Logsdon Woodworking. This episode is brought to you by Uneeda - the leading abrasive company for Woodpreneurs. Go to www.uneeda.com and use promo code Woodpreneur15 to save 15% of any order! Currently, Nathan is on …
 
On today’s episode of the Woodpreneur Podcast we are joined by Mara Harding. Mara began her journey into the wood industry when she was 41, because when her children began to reach the double-digit ages, she began to wonder what her purpose was on the planet. At the time, she owned and ran an advertising agency, and while she had several big client…
 
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