Blog — Pandemic

65: One Year In | Interview with Ryan Haack

65: One Year In | Interview with Ryan Haack

This week we wrap up our “One Year In” series with guest Ryan Haack, speaker, advocate and author of the children's book, "Different Is Awesome!" We quickly found that Ryan is a fantastic storyteller — and does he have some great stories to tell! Tune in to hear how he came to write his book about living with one hand, how the pandemic has affected his school speaking engagements, and that one really awkward time he got banned from Facebook!

64: One Year In | Interview with Andrea Keapproth

64: One Year In | Interview with Andrea Keapproth

This week brings us yet another wonderful guest for our “One Year In” series! Andrea Keapproth, massage therapist and owner of Resolution Health Collaborative in Madison, tells us what it’s like running a business that focuses on person-to person contact during a pandemic. Andrea shares her holistic approach to wellness, impresses us with her calm vibe and definitely makes us want to stop in at Resolution for a massage and some sauna time.

62: One Year In | Interview with Nicole Benedicto Elden

62: One Year In | Interview with Nicole Benedicto Elden

We have another amazing guest for our “One Year In” series this week! Nicole Benedicto Elden, assistant director of Student Counseling Services at The Graduate Center of The City University of NY, talks to us about her experiences over the past year helping grad students through their unique struggles and the difficult changes brought on by life during a pandemic. We were fully impressed with Nicole, who did all this virtually, balanced motherhood on top of it ... and even finished writing a book!

61: One Year In | Interview with John Mleziva

61: One Year In | Interview with John Mleziva

Today we’re introducing a new interview series, “One Year In,” where guests share with us the ways their lives have changed in light of the past year’s pandemic. Our first guest is John Mleziva, founder of State Line Distillery in Madison, WI. John shared stories of the challenges his distillery and cocktail lounge have faced since last March, as well as the many creative ways he’s worked to keep it all going (we’re definitely intrigued by those cocktail kits…).