Sandy Bosben / Martys Meals

Marty’s Meals opened its doors in Santa Fe in June 2013, and is one of the most integrity-full purveyors of extremely high-quality, locally-prepared, vet-approved pet meals. The store also provides valuable information and free programs on the care and treatment of our most valued friends.Sandy Bosben   founded Marty’s in 2010 in San Francisco, after adopting her rescue, Marty, who had some physical problems which Sandy chose to solve nutritionally.  As well as the nutritional philosophy behind Marty’s Meals, the mission of the company is a triple bottom line; Sustainable, ethical sourcing, aggressive minimal waste operations, and supporting regional growers and ranchers, as well as education of pet owners on holistic health, nutrition, and care.

LAURIE MOORE / Animal communicator

Dr. Laurie Moore is an intuitive reader, coach, certified animal communicator, and hypnotherapist. She uses her intuitive gifts as animal and human reader to offer clarity and assistance with life passages, relationships, and personal and business problems.. She calls herself a HEART telepath. For two decades she has assisted people and animals to transform their lives, and communicate in evolved and fulfilling ways.  She has taught in Europe, around the US and all over the Hawaiian Islands. Author of The Cat’s Reincarnation: Transformative Encounters with Animals and Healing and Awakening the Heart:  Animal Wisdom for Humans.

Lipbone / Multi-instrumental Musician

Lipbone is a one-man orchestra, unplugged and unexpected. A dude in a small-brimmed hat who plays the guitar and harmonica, sings, and does at least 3 different instruments with his mouth. Trombone is best, but trumpet and percussion run a close second. His sound is a combination of jazz, blues, funk, maybe some ragtime; it is always the right tempo, the right beat to make your body absolutely have to move. He improvises like mad and interacts with the energy on the dance floor.

Argos MacCallem / Actor / Founder /Teatro Paraguas

Santa fe is a growing theater community, and has been in dire need of theatrical venues.  One of our most beloved and relatively new venues is Teatro Paraguas on the burgeoning south side of town.

Teatro Paraguas began in 2004 with an original staged tribute to Pablo Neruda and his poetry in honor of the 100th anniversary of his birth. A group of 12 artists and actors of various nationalities came together and performed a number of his poems in Spanish at el museo cultural. The group quickly realized that Santa Fe (and northern NM) had no theatre company dedicated to presenting Hispanic/Latino theater. Since its inception, TP has produced 50 plays, including several world premieres and 17 plays by 10 New Mexico playwrights. Here to talk with us about Teatro Paraguas is it’s artistic director and co-founder, Argos MacCallum.

Argos MacCallum moved to Santa Fe in 1967, and graduated with honors from Santa Fe Prep (on scholarship) in 1969.  Since then he has worked as a carpenter, plasterer, cabinet shop owner/manager, orchardist, and ranch manager. He has worked with many Santa Fe theatre companies as an actor, director, and theatre technician. Argos spent 9 years on the Board of Directors of the Santa Fe Playhouse (four as president), and worked on dozens of productions in various capacities.  He also served on the Wise Fool New Mexico board. In 2004 Argos helped establish Teatro Paraguas, a company dedicated to producing contemporary and classic Hispanic/Latino plays in English.

Ashton Applewhite / Author / "This Chair Rocks"

Of all of the “isms”…racism, sexism, ageism is the only ism that is a prejudice against our own future selves, and has the dubious distinction of being the only ism related to a universal condition. It takes root in denial of the fact that we are going to grow old. 

This Chair Rocks: a Manifesto Against Ageism by Ashton Applewhite is a call to arms not just for older people, but for society as a whole, to see ageing as an empowered, perhaps wisdom stage of life, rather than a decline. PUSH Back! Applewhite says, “reject the old/young binary. Reaching out over divisions of race and class as well as age, and acknowledging our shared humanity, is a radical act.” This book is full of stuff that is "hidden in plain sight." Rather than to embrace the term "ageless" t is far better to think of ourselves as "agefull,"

the accretion of alll of our decades.  As Annie Lamott says reviewing the book, "we contain all of the ages we have ever been."

Author and activist Ashton Applewhite has been recognized by the New York Times, National Public Radio, and the American Society on Aging as an expert on ageism. She blogs at This Chair Rocks, speaks widely, has written for Harper’s and Playboy, and is the voice of Yo, Is This Ageist?  Ashton’s work is a call to wake up to the ageism in and around us, embrace a more accurate and positive view of growing older, and push back against the forces that frame it as decline. 

Vijali Hamilton / Artist, Peacemaker

Vijali Hamilton has dedicated her life as a peacemaker. Beginning in 1986, when she became inspired by a dream and was prompted to embark upon a quest for global peace, artist Vijali Hamilton traveled from one country to another, leaving behind magnificent environmental stone sculptures as a gift to the communities in which she lived.  Over one thousand of her artworks are in museums, public places, and private collections. She gives seminars and retreats on meditation and the creative process, internationally and at her World Wheel Center Retreat outside of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Vijali spent ten years as a monastic member of the Vedanta convent in Santa Barbara.

As Vijali collaborates with diversified communities, she utilizes her skills as a filmmaker, sculptor, musician, teacher and author to further her quest for world peace. Her journey ranged from India, Tibet, China, Siberia, Japan and the Middle East, to Senegal, Native North America, and the Andes and Amazonian region of Ecuador and continues on today and into the future. Her journey is shown in her recent feature film Wheel of the World, One Woman’s Creative Journey for Global Peace”.

Marianne Murray / Holotropic Breathwork

In a world that is almost entirely outer-directed and distinctively not self-reflective, it is important and refreshing that The Academy for the Love of Learning has created a home in Santa Fe. The spirit of exploration and self-discovery is at the core of the Academy’s mission: Learning as a practice for awakening. As we “wake up”, our view of life is transformed, and we no longer see ourselves or our world in quite the same way.

Holotropic Breathwork, created by Stanislar Grof, is a method that can evoke this sort of transformational experience. It offers a way to experience one’s self through perspectives that are uncommon is our everyday awareness. It invites discovery and exploration of our internal territory – unfamiliar aspects and parts of ourselves – in a way that is new, fresh, and inviting of new insight, awareness, and possibility. Marianne Murray, highly trained by Grof, speaks with me about the work.

Ducdame Ensemble / Theater

The first words of Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” are: “If music be the food of love, play on.” That tells us something about two of the themes in the multi-layered play, music and love. The amazing NYC-based Ducdame’ Ensemble, in one of their visits to Santa Fe, are presenting two Shakespeare plays, one, the gender-bending “Twelfth Night” and “Merchant of Venice”. “Twelfth Night”, offered as Meow Wolf, and “Merchant of Venice” at Santa Fe High School.

Ducdame Ensemble members were trained at and hold Master’s degrees in Classical Acting from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), a graduate school offering holistic classical training combining Alexander Technique, Laban, Clowning, and Improv.

Ranier Wood / Artist / Vulveré

Ranier Wood | Vulvere

Ranier Wood is an artist. She calls her art serious “reclamantion work”, as she paints beautiful paintings of women’s vulvas, each one unique and different.

Her work is both political and rememdial, as she acts as a catalyst for excavation of some of the more painful memories that a woman holds in the most vulnerable place in her body.

This is from Ranier’s website, vulvere’.org. Return to reverence. Vulveré is an art project dedicated to women’s most intimate geographies. It is about the wild inner parts in all of us; the stardust at the center of our souls.

The dark, the soft, the wet, the raw.

Vulveré is not eroticizing, commodifying, or civilizing a woman’s genitals. It’s about PUSSY as a metaphor and access point to the deepest, wildest, raw parts of ourselves. It’s about witnessing that in women, interpreting it visually, and then sharing it with the world saying: “You see this? THIS is sacred. This is DIVINE.”

Nina Simons / Bioneers / Visionary Social Entrepreneur / Cultivating Women's Leadership

     Nina Simons is an award-winning social entrepreneur, teacher, speaker, author, and visionary thinker. In 1990, she and her husband and partner Kenny Ausubel founded Bioneers, an innovative nonprofit organization that highlights breakthrough solutions for restoring people and planet. The subtitle for Bioneers is "Revolution from the Heart of Nature" Prior to that, she joined Seeds of Change as it’s marketing director, and was subsequently promoted to President, helping to grow the company as a national brand in a mere 5 years.

     Nina’s current work focuses on writing, speaking and teaching about the importance of leadership, diversity, nature, systems thinking and restoring the feminine in us all.

    She is the co-creator of the Cultivating Women’s Leadership residential trainings and co-edited the anthology, "Moonrise: The Power of Women Leading from the Heart." 

In this interview, nina talks about women, nature, and social change. she says we are in a time of massive re-invention, and need to look at what leadership really looks like. Nina trusts her body's information, as it never lies. She suggests "befriending vulnerability" and says that "women tend to more relational thinking, and when crisis occurs, they "tend and befriend". She asks how we can reclaim the validity of our emotional lives? She talks about the "demonization" of the feminine, suggests seeking diversity in all it's forms, and says that "relationships are a function of rupture and repair."

Hour World / Linda Hogan, Terry Daniels & Addrianne McCurrach

We are Social Architects who believe that people are the true wealth of the world as their talents gracefully flow out to the benefit of all. We are grounded in the principles of simplicity and abundance and in the the joy of giving and receiving. It is our desire to help in the reclamation of local community prosperity by providing our gifts of time, training and tools in a pay it forward model within the Hour Exchange networks of hOurworld.

We strive to remove all barriers to entry and membership in the time banking movement so that all may have the opportunity to contibute their time and talents and feel connected to their local community. As individuals we each participate in the community currency movement and we honor all the good people who have contibuted to this system of service to others. We pay special tribute to the seven women that originally founded time banking in the United States.

George & Sedena Cappannelli / Authors / AgeNation, "Do Not Go Quietly"

George and Sedena Cappannelli are award-winning authors, world class consultants, speakers, and co-founders of AgeNation, an organization bringing inspiration, engagement and solutions to "people who weren't born yesterday." Their books include:  Getting Unstuck - 10 Simple Secrets to Embracing Change & Celebrating Your Life; The Best Is Yet To Be – How to Age Wisely & Fall in Love with Your Life, Again!; 9-time award-winning, Do Not Go Quietly: A Guide to Living Consciously and Aging Wisely for People Who Weren't Born Yesterday; Say Yes to Change: 25 Keys to Making Change Work for You; and Authenticity - Simple Strategies for Greater Meaning and Purpose at Work.

Joan Borysenko - A distinguished pioneer in integrative medicine. She is a world-renowned expert in the mind/body connection. Her work has ben foundational in the health-care revolution that recognizes the role of the spiritual dimensions of life, as an integral part of health and healing.

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International Shakespeare Center

Caryl Farkas has worked with Shakespeare productions for decades. She is the president of the board of directors and the director of community engagement for the International Shakespeare Center.

Kristin Bundesen Ph.D. was a founding board member of the International Shakespeare Center. She served as a scholar of record for the “First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare” Exhibition at the New Mexico Museum of Art supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, The Folger Shakespeare Library, and the American Library Association.

The International Shakespeare Center (ISC) is dedicated to making Santa Fe a destination for world-class Shakespeare. They support performances, provide education and create opportunities for people to meet in community to read and discuss Shakespeare. 

Vince Kadlubek / Meow Wolf

Vince Kadlubek is a co-founder and CEO of the Santa Fe, NM artist collective Meow Wolf.

Meow Wolf was founded in 2008 by a group of young residents who wanted to supply Santa Fe with an alternative arts and music venue. Meow Wolf's installation "The House of Eternal Return" has become internationally recognized since opening in March 2016. Meow Wolf established a classroom mentorship program in connection with the Albuquerque Museum’s classroom mentorship program for gifted students in 2013 called “Chimera”. The new space housing “The House of Eternal Return” also contains a makerspace and a children’s area, which doubles as a Chimera classroom space. 

 

Cecile Lipworth / Producer, "The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey"

"The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey" is a play by James Lecesne, directed by Tony Speciale. Cecile Lipworth produced the play and is the managing director of V-Day and the co-producer of One Billion Rising. The Absolute Brightness is about the disappearance of Leonard Pelkey, a 14-year-old boy who dared to be different, and the small New Jersey town that will never be the same without him. 

Film / "Zen and the Art of Dying"

Broderick Fox's film, Zen and the Art of Dying, features Zenith Virago, a deathwalker practicing out of Byron Bay, Australia.

Denys Cope is a Hospice RN, professional speaker, end-of-life coach and author. She focuses on matters of death and dying, and helps her clients overcome their fears and understand the dying process. She is the author ofDying: A Natural Passage.

Patrick Anderson, Thomas Jaggers / Embodying the True Masculine

Patrick Anderson and Thomas Jaggers are the leaders of Embodying the True Masculine: An Exploration for Men, a workshop exploring gender roles and what it means to be a man in the 21st Century. The workshop uses sacred physical and meditation practices to ground participants deeply in their embodied experience. From this grounded place, participants are more able to carefully explore the energy of true masculinity and femininity, and the qualities of strength, sensitivity, vulnerability, beauty, intimacy, and sexuality that live innately within both men and women.