Overview

FriYAY is a podcast and webinar series that delves into a variety of topics spanning practical things like how to stay motivated, ways to expand your creativity, connect with others, and tips to keep you grounded! Every episode will be packed with great advice to either help you personally or professionally. Our goal is to kick off your weekend with some helpful tips to get you through this historic moment in time. And, plus, YAY! It’s Friday!Two figures stand with arms outstretched cheering. Behind them the text reads "FriYAY!", the name of the podcast series. There is confetti in the corners of the logo.

This Week’s Episode

Our next live Q&A session will be on Friday, May 29, 2020. We will be joined by Annie Reiser, owner of BoTangle.net and a graduate of the School of Botanical Art and Illustration at the Denver Botanic Gardens. Please have a piece of paper or your sketch book and a fine tip pen ready for the interactive portion of this session. Sign up here.

Episode 8

Creativity: What is it and how do we get more of it? with Annie Reiser (released May 22, 2020)
You can download a copy of the transcript here.
Annie Reiser, owner and artist of Botangle.net and a graduate of the Denver Botanic Gardens School of Botanical Art and Illustration, is an active member of the Rocky Mountain Society of Botanical Artists and the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators. She is also a certified Zentangle® teacher (CZT).

 


Past Episodes

Episode 1: Home Office Tips for Everyone

with Jill Fleming, Owner of Smart Organizing Solutions (released April 9, 2020)
You can download a copy of the transcript here.

 

Episode 2: Tips to Create Family Balance At Home During A Pandemic

with Kris Allen, Elementary STAR Mentor, Cherry Creek Schools, Denver (released April 16, 2020)
You can download a copy of the transcript here.

 

Episode 3: Calming Techniques for Adults and Kids

with Kimberly Blair, Executive Director, Mid-Ohio Psychological Services (released April 23, 2020)
You can download a copy of the transcript here.
Kimberly Blair, M.A., LPCC-S, is the Executive Director of Mid-Ohio Psychological Services, Inc, as well as a Yoga Instructor at The Wonder Within. When Kimberly found herself lost in the chaos of managing her career and parenting two young children, she made a commitment to dedicate time and energy to work on self-care, inquiry, and meditation through yoga. The yoga community has served as a safe, accepting, and positive environment that provides balance to the messy world.

 

Episode 4: Overcoming Stress Levels During a Time of Crisis

with Michael Wigge, Motivational Speaker (released April 28, 2020)
You can download a copy of the transcript here.
Michael Wigge, Writer, Challenge Seeker, and Motivational Speaker.

 

Episode 5: Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My! How Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens Educates and Conserves

with Kelly Rouillard, Director of Marketing, Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens
You can download a copy of the transcript here.
Kelly Rouillard, Director of Marketing, Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens. Kelly is a big animal lover and advocate. She’s a mom to two rescued Giant Schnauzer dogs and has been known to foster and fundraise for dog rescues. During her breaks at the zoo, you may find her teaching Flamenco to the flamingos!

 

Episode 6: Tips and Experiences with a Triple Crown Hiker

with Lauren Reed (released May 8, 2020)
You can download a copy of the transcript here.

 

Episode 7: The Search For Awesome – Finding Your Path

with Dr. Amy Lopez (released May 18, 2020)
You can download a copy of the transcript here.

 


Our Podcast Team

Creative Director

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Sally Mayberry

 

Creative Producer

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Kristi Rugg

 

Strategists

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Philip Burton
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Ryan Scavo

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