Introducing the Pure Green Podcast!

The newcomer to the group of PGM content platforms, we're super excited about this. The show is be a weekly conversation with people that inspire us, and live their lives in sync with the values we hold at Pure Green. Thanks for listening!

PGM 17 | Minimalism, Organization & Life in Small Spaces with Erin Boyle (EXTENDED VERSION)
Mar 19 2015

Have you ever considered de-cluttering your life by living with less? Erin Boyle of Reading My Tea Leaves did and now she can’t go back. In Episode 17 of the Pure Green Podcast, Celine speaks with Erin who is a successful author on the topic as well as a minimalist and mother. She discusses how she got started, her experience thus far, and the tips, tricks, and motivation for continuing to live small. In a world full of excess, it’s hard to consider living another way, but as Erin says, “it all comes down to being purposeful”. She is also the author of an upcoming book titled, “Simple Matters”, so if you want to know more, keep an eye out for her book (coming in 2016) and definitely visit readingmytealeaves.com for some beautiful inspiration on organized, minimalist living. Listen

Minimalism, Organization & Life in Small Spaces with Erin Boyle (SHORT VERSION)
Mar 19 2015

Have you ever considered de-cluttering your life by living with less? Erin Boyle of Reading My Tea Leaves did and now she can’t go back. In Episode 17 of the Pure Green Podcast, Celine speaks with Erin who is a successful author on the topic as well as a minimalist and mother. She discusses how she got started, her experience thus far, and the tips, tricks, and motivation for continuing to live small with a minimalist, organized approach. In a world full of excess, it’s hard to consider living another way, but as Erin says, “it all comes down to being purposeful”. She is also the author of an upcoming book titled, “Simple Matters”, so if you want to know more, keep an eye out for her book (coming in 2016) and definitely visit readingmytealeaves.com for some beautiful inspiration on organized, minimalist living. Listen

PGM 16 | Looking Through the Lens with Susannah Conway
Mar 12 2015

On this episode of the Pure Green Podcast, Celine speaks with blogger, photographer, author, and teacher Susannah Conway. Susannah is a woman who has touched so many lives through the lessons she learned due to a tragic event that altered her own life many years ago. Now she teaches the healing methods that helped her so many years ago by focusing on cultivating a sense of calm through creativity, and integrating mindfulness and self-awareness into our everyday lives. There is so much wisdom and insight to be gleaned from Susannah’s conversation and we truly hope that you find your own inspiration from this talk, as well. Listen

PGM 15 | Living with Less & Loving It with Madeleine Somerville
Mar 05 2015

Celine talks with Madeleine Somerville, the author of "All You Need Is Less" and of our very own Practically-Eco column in Pure Green Magazine, on how to live a more eco-friendly life. Listen

PGM 14 | Become Plant Powerful with Heather Crosby of YumUniverse
Feb 26 2015

There are those rare people in life who not only inspire change but provide you with the tools to do it. Heather Crosby is one such person. Full of life, wisdom, and so much knowledge we could barely fit it into one podcast, Heather is a force to be reckoned with. In episode 14 she talks to Celine about her life-long opposition to vegetables and how, ultimately, an unusual encounter and series of events changed that for the better. Flash forward to today, and Heather is the author of the popular blog YumUniverse that inspired a cookbook of the same name. If you are looking to make a healthy shift in your lifestyle and diet you will find that Heather is an expert at both coaching and teaching you the myriad of ways to do so, and as she says, "you want to enjoy the journey, not resent it". Listen

PGM 13 | Passion, Creativity and Drive with Izy Hossack
Feb 10 2015

On episode 13 of the Pure Green Podcast, Celine speaks with Izy Hossack of Top With Cinnamon, the hugely popular food blog written by one confident teenage girl. In their conversation you’ll hear them talk about her earliest childhood memories and the influence growing up in a design-oriented household had on her which fueled desire to start the blog. Listening to Izy’s eloquent and confident tone, it’s not hard to imagine how her blogging “hobby” turned into a successful and well-loved cookbook that is only the beginning for this passionate and talented young woman. We are delighted to share this episode of the podcast with you here and hope you enjoy listening in, as well! Listen

PGM 12 | Fine Living With Laura Wright of The First Mess
Jan 28 2015

Laura Wright of The First Mess is a much-adored food blogger and a treasured member of the Pure Green family as one of our very first community leaders for #PGMinseason, along with past podcast guests Claire Ragozzino and Lindsey Love. Needless to say we are so excited to have her as the latest podcast guest today and the conversation is good. Laura speaks with candor, light-heartedness and passion about living authentically and being present both in and out of the kitchen. Her zeal for life and fine living, which is what she calls: “what you can make yourself”, is potent and simply infectious! Listen to Celine’s conversation with Laura as they discuss her childhood in and amongst gardens and fresh food, working in the restaurant industry, her creative process in the kitchen, and why being kind to yourself and others is the key to living well. Listen

PGM 11 | Finding the Antarctic, Fulfilling Dreams & Compelling Change with Carol Devine
Jan 21 2015

Welcome to Episode 11 of the Pure Green Podcast. This week Celine talks to the fascinating Carol Devine, co-author of “The Antarctic Book of Cooking and Cleaning”, researcher, humanitarian, and activist who as she puts it, “[loves] to explore inner and outer worlds”. Carol’s work carries a positive message with it that underscores everything she does and her passion for the well-being of both wild and human landscapes is absolutely contagious. In this episode, Celine speaks with Carol about her love for the continent of Antarctica, why environmentalism is so important to her and how to spread the awareness in a hopeful way. How she is passing this legacy of caring for our planet on to the next generation and why realizing the inherent connection between us and our world is a keystone of preservation. Listen

PGM 10 | Lindsey Love of Dolly & Oatmeal
Jan 16 2015

In this podcast, Celine interviews food blogger and former Pure Green In Season community leader, Lindsey Love of the beloved Dolly and Oatmeal. Lindsey has been a notable figure in the blog world for some time now and continues to garner attention for her beautifully simple recipes, aesthetic and relatability. She talks to Celine about the health struggles that forced her to change her diet and how that morphed into a celebrated blog and upcoming cookbook (!!!), how to keep meal-planning simple and intuitive, and the way she draws inspiration from a support group of fellow bloggers. Thank you so much for listening, we hope you’ll enjoy Celine’s conversation with Lindsey and tune in next week for another episode of the Pure Green Podcast! Listen

PGM 09 | Making Dinner Plans with Huckle & Goose
Jan 07 2015

This episode, Celine is talking to Anca Toderic and Christine Lacaciu, sisters-in-law and founders of the company Huckle & Goose a website plus built-in application that provides you with access to what’s in season, a carefully curated list of seasonal recipes and a neatly sorted list of groceries that supports your seasonal cooking as a way of life! Wow. Both women are mothers and committed to providing healthy and nourishing food for their family. Their dedication to this task is inspiring and along the way the topic of family meals, health-both mental and physiological-and parenting comes up. In this episode Celine discusses the stark contrast between the consumption and waste management of the food industry in North America, and Anca and Christine’s Romanian roots. This is such an interesting and exciting episode to listen to because Huckle & Goose have just gotten started and we hope that you are just as inspired by their mission as we are. As a very generous donation, Anca and Christine are offering PGM listeners 35% off a one-year membership with the code PGMPODCAST. Grab the show notes and a special playlist to add a little extra joy in the kitchen at www.puregreenmag.com/podcast/hucklegoose. Thank you so much for listening and we’ll see you next week! Listen

PGM 08 | A Homesteading Life with Ashley English of Small Measure
Jan 02 2015

This episode I'm talking with Ashley English, the voice behind Small Measure, a blog dedicated to life on her homestead, where she lives with her husband Glen and four year old son Huxley. She’s also the author of 7!!! books, the 8th is already written, and there are more on the way! She’s accomplished, motivated and down to earth, and she loves what she does. You can tell, which is why it was so nice talking with her. In the show, Ashley shares with us how, under very serendipitous circumstances, she began her learning journey in homesteading, and how her life has evolved from there. It’s all happened very naturally and organically for her, a sure sign that she is following her heart and is exactly where she should be in this life. She talks about working with the seasons and insists that while country living is wonderful, you can homestead anywhere, even in the busy city. She also shares some awesome advice for writers hoping to publish a book. Get detailed show notes with links over at www.puregreenmag.com/podcast/ashley. Thank you for listening! Listen

PGM 07 | Dark Side of the Chew with Andrew Nisker
Dec 26 2014

This episode I'm talking with Canadian film director Andrew Nisker of Take Action Films. Andrew's latest film is called Dark Side of the Chew, and yes, it's about gum. Gum is actually the second most common form of litter in the world, after cigarette butts, and those little black globs on the sidewalk cost cities around the world millions of dollars to clean up annually, and are a major source of pollution in our water systems. Gum has it’s origins in chicle, a harmless tropical tree sap that’s harvested much like maple syrup. Now, it’s made of plastic and it never really biodegrades. Despite the global impact of gum chewing, it's rarely talked about, at least not that I've heard. In this episode Andrew and I talk though some of what makes gum so nasty. It's really interesting stuff, but it's really just the tip of the iceberg. You need to watch Andrew's film (www.darksideofthechew) to get the whole story! But, and this is arguably the best part of Andrew's film, it's not all doom and gloom. Personally, I don't like feeling panicked and hopeless, as happens to often when digging into environmental problems. Andrew, who used to work in comedy, uses his comedic chops to give the film a light, funloving feeling. It knocks you down but picks you right back up full of hope for our gum-loving culture. Visit www.puregreenmag.com/podcast/andrew for show notes and more information. Listen