For Michael Ziman, life has been relatively easy. He grew up enjoying the nature of the Jersey Shore, and built a career building vacation homes in his favorite place. But when the COVID-19 pandemic shut the world down last year, he started to realize how damaged nature had been by human intrusion – and how clear and beautiful it became when humans stepped away. In the latest episode of the Make Meaning Podcast, host Lynne Golodner speaks with Michael about how the pandemic inspired him to be more climate-conscious in his work building new homes along the Atlantic Ocean. They […]
When many people receive life-altering medical news, they don’t see it as opportunity. Keisha Greaves does. As founder of Girls Chronically Rock and an inspiring advocate for the disability community, Keisha embraced her situation and let it motivate her to live her best life.
In the latest episode of the Make Meaning Podcast, Sabrina Colosimo speaks with host Lynne Golodner about spending a month in Bali to find precious housewares and fabrics, creating rooms that are globally inspired, and how to find new purpose for vintage furniture amid contemporary design.
Adrian Tonon is an example of what happens when people believe anything is possible. The first-generation son of Italian immigrants, Adrian is now Director of Customer Service and the first 24-hour Economy Ambassador for the City of Detroit.
Lynne talks with Dr. Sibrina Collins, Executive Director of the Marburger STEM Center at Lawrence Tech University, about the value of STEM.
Jason Kadlitz dropped an engineering career to become a barber, morphing his engineering skills and creative passion into vintage precision haircutting.
When Adri Smith, founder of Moss Floral Design in Fort Worth, Texas, was a child, she loved sitting in her mother’s garden, smelling the hyacinths and admiring the irises.
Lynne talks with Aaron Dworkin, author, performance artist and professor of arts leadership and entrepreneurship at University of Michigan.
Co-founder of Soulmuch, Reyanne aims to rescue the 1 million pounds of untouched restaurant food headed for the trash bin every day.
Today’s guest on the Make Meaning podcast, Rev. Dr. Maidstone Mulenga, was a journalist for nearly 17 years before he felt the call to ministry.
In honor of International Podcast Day, we are highlighting one of our first episodes of the MakeMeaning podcast, featuring Zingerman’s co-founder, Paul Saginaw. In this conversation, Lynne and Paul talk about his journey of building and running a successful business.
The road to finding one’s purpose can take many turns, often with a destination not yet determined. Knowing when to pause, breathe, and listen to the “heart tugs” is how Stacy Dockins, yoga trainer/instructor, author and co-founder of the Yoga Project, has found meaning and fulfillment. Stacy is this week’s guest on the Make Meaning podcast, and she talks with Lynne about the power of mindfulness, running a successful business with a spouse, meeting the evolving needs of the yoga industry, and sharing her expertise in her new book. Listen here: What excites you, lights a spark, tugs at your heart? How have you responded to it? What has your path to […]