Acceptance, love, presence. Repeat.

May 21, 2018By Peri

I’m actually doing OK. The news we got last week is literally the very very worst thing I have feared since 2013, and I did not fall apart. I am letting myself feel the awfulness and it is flowing through. I am able to be with my daughter and my family and my friends and not feel like a shell, or like stone. This feels like an accomplishment.

Fighting Anxiety, One Feeling At a Time

April 20, 2018By Peri

What would tend to happen is the feelings would eventually pass but I wouldn’t have recognized them at all, as if a visitor came to my house and sat there awkwardly for a few days then left without any acknowledgment.

The Business of You: Danielle Vincent, Author of You-Nicorn

March 14, 2018By Peri

Outlaw Soaps co-founder Danielle Vincent has just written a new book, “You-Nicorn: 30 Days to Find Your Inner Unicorn and Live the Life You Love.” Peri talks with Danielle about forging her own path and her passion for targeted, data-driven marketing. 

Biz, Branding, Beards: Big Wood Beard Combs Founder Kyle Malone

March 7, 2018By Peri

It’s a hairy world out there, and Kyle Malone has a comb for it. Kyle had been running his branding firm Kinfolk Branding when he had the idea for an heirloom-quality beard comb, and he ran with the idea. Peri and Eph Sharpe talk with Kyle about launching Big Wood Beard Co, learning about his audience, and where the beard trend is going.

The Art of Building: Sanitary Tortilla Factory Founder Sheri Crider

February 28, 2018By Peri

Building a business takes resourcefulness, resilience and often a lucky accident or two. No one knows this more than Sheri Crider, who has built a life as an artist and founder of visual art centers (currently, the Sanitary Tortilla Factory in downtown ABQ), despite challenges of addiction and incarceration in her early life. Peri and Eph Sharpe chat with Sheri about the intersection of “businessperson” and “artist” and how she built upon skills in drawing and construction to create a rewarding, creative self-employed life. 

Get Your Activism On: Maggie Byers and Emilie De Angelis of Moms Demand Action NM

February 21, 2018By Peri

We get our activism on and talk with Maggie Byers and Emilie De Angelis of Moms Demand Action NM, a bi-partisan grassroots organization fighting the epidemic of gun violence in the US. Peri and Eph Sharpe chat with Maggie and Emilie about the group’s advocacy for common sense gun control legislation and how regular folks can get involved.

Self-Care for the Self-Employed: Wellness Coach Antonia Montoya

February 14, 2018By Peri

Today on Self-Employed Happy Hour we talk wellness with coach, educator, bass player and grateful human Antonia Montoya. Peri and Eph Sharpe chat with Antonia about how to carve out time and intention for self-care within a busy self-employed life. Peri also shares a slice of her self-employed juggle this winter, from her frosty living room studio.

New Year 2018 Coaching Special!

January 12, 2018By Peri

If you’ve been working on plans for the new year and could use advice from an experienced business author and coach, I’m here to help! Sign up for any premium coaching package at peripakroo.com/coaching and use code 2018FORTUNE for 40% off!