The Bee Cottage Story with Frances Schultz. We talk about her House Beautiful magazine series on the makeover of her house, Bee Cottage, that turned into a book, what she learned and how she changed during this emotional process.
Writer, artist, traveler, and tastemaker, Frances Schultz is a contributing editor for House Beautiful magazine and writes also Veranda,Indagare, The Wall Street Journal and others. Former on-air host of the cable show Southern Living Presents, She is author and co-author of several books on design and entertaining. Her latest, The Bee Cottage Story—How I Made a Muddle of Things and Decorated My Way Back to Happiness is now in its sixth printing.
Frances was the 2015 recipient of the Horticultural Society of New York’s Award of Excellence and was named one of the Southeastern Horticultural Society’s Visionaries of Design. She is on the boards of the Horticultural Society of New York and of Empowers Africa. A North Carolina native and UVa graduate, she lives with her husband Tom Dittmer on a ranch in Los Olivos, California, with frequent forays to New York and East Hampton. You can follow her at FrancesSchultz.com.
One Month Post-Detox with Tim Mooney. We talk about our recent 10-day detox (confessed through my Detox Diaries), how we’re doing one month later, and what changes we’ve incorporated from the experience. Tune in for tips on going through a detox, our love/hate relationship with sugar, and an intro to intermittent fasting.
Tim maintains a solo law practice focusing on a small number of nonprofit clients. He is also the founder of Nineball Media, an independent podcast and social media production outfit based in Washington, DC.
Most recently, Tim has discovered the joys of bike touring and has launched an online community devoted to bike touring lifestyle at Pedalshift. He was also one half of the 2013 book tour / 11,000-mile North American RV adventure that was Tranquility Tour.
Tim received a B.S. from Syracuse University/SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry and a J.D. from Pace University School of Law. He splits time between the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, DC and his cabin retreat in Berkeley County, West Virginia with his girlfriend Kimberly Wilson and their pugs, Mookie and Belle Starr.
In this week’s episode, “Making a Transition,” I chat with Melanie Feeney about my decision to go back to school in social work, the associated challenges, and tips on making tough transition decisions.
Melanie Feeney is originally from Ireland and resides in Provo, Utah. A project manager by trade and a breast cancer survivor by circumstance, she believes that life is what you make of it. She spends an inordinate amount of time snuggling with her dachshund and cat on the couch while sipping tea and reading a book. She loves being organized and is passionate about the learning journey of life itself. She believes that we can choose transformation, and we can learn lessons and grow from anything that life throws at us. After recent breast cancer treatment, prophylactic surgery and reconstruction, she is ready to embark on this new phase of life, and is excited to discover what the next few years hold for her.