Short on Wisdom

Short on Wisdom | I read this morning a dear sweet message…it felt so true?  It certainly has been true for me in the past and in some area’s still true.  It went something like this…

we are short on wisdom when we cannot put aside an ordinary routine so that we can

♥️ #rest (self-care)

♥️ #evaluate (look at patterns or obsessions of the mind that no longer serve us)

♥️ #change (implement new devotion & new habits)

♥️ #meditate (quiet the busy mind in a very noisy world)

True wisdom can really inspire, move, change & motivate us IF (and only IF); we’re able to take them into our heart & soul & truly implement them (as the life & business enhancing resources they’re designed to be.)

They (rest, evaluation, change & meditation) ONLY help us IF we are able to implement into our daily life & lifestyle.

That’s the tricky part‼️ Implementation‼️ Creating a NEW‼️ way of being & doing.

I don’t have it all figured out YET (I guess that’s the essence life being called a journey.)  I can share that I’ve never been closer to doing & being what FEELS SO GOOD to my heart & Soul.   Which is why – I’m sharing with you!

Please accept my invitation to few resources where you’re able to experience the essence (have a feel good taste test) of what WE are doing that is SO INCREDIBLY “Life & Business” changing.  At first sight you’ll probably think “I’m not doing that.  I’m not bubbly like that.  I’m not into this or that.”  All the things – to be honest – I did – and said. Okay add – I’m too old to do that.  Smile.  Don’t judge.  Don’t dismiss.  Every bit of this information, the teachings, the energy is designed for you to “take in” and process.  Process in a way – that you’re able to make it your own.  Your way.  In your time.  Completely designed with customization on your behalf, on your Souls behalf and on your hearts behalf.

Bring an open mind, evaluate, sit with this information for a month or so and evaluate ALL THE THINGS so you too can co-create, co-design, customize & co-collaborate with some of the best teachers & teachings in all the nation!

3 Resources to Get You Started

2 Completely Complimentary

Soul + Social Tribe (Private FB Group)

Merry Meditation www.MerryMeditation.com (must register – starts Dec 10 & runs until Dec 24 Christmas Eve)

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Big LOVE, I hope you’ll expand your beautiful mindset and join us.

It FEELS SO GOOD to implement NEW‼️ ways of seeing & being.

Theresa

Founder | Talk of the Town LOVE

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Couples, Conversations & Co-Creating

Couples, Conversations & Co-Creating

If you’re ready to deepen, develop and re-define the important things in life – you’re ready for this – a couple-oriented learning process.

The best part – it’s on the phone from home – for one hour – for just 6 weeks – in your boxers, I mean pj’s, I mean sweats! ~Theresa

With communication re-defined we’re more able to find the Sacred and Elevated Approach to connection and/or re-connecting.  Walking couples through the process individually and then collectively together on the phone – is not only productive – it is pure joy.

Can you imagine?

Can you imagine one hour on the phone weekly for six weeks – as an easy peasy – in your pj’s – approach to revitalize, enhance and refresh your relationship?  A real, private (just us), confidential conversation – wrapped up in convenience with long-term tools designed to clear the crap that holds us back…getting us up and out of the ditch and back on track! 

Your relationship can have more fun, ease, less stress, more love and joy plus way more play.  It’s time.

Your relationship is important and Sacred – you’ll learn tools together within these conversations that allow you to co-create – a set of – foundational core principles that you’ll have forever – going forward.  Get ready 2019 – here we come!

Chocked full of lifestyle tools, conversational tools that are really worthy of passing on to your children and grandchildren – co-creating a legacy by wrapping your heart around deeper, more beautiful, softer, more understanding, compassionate conversations.

Investing Time, Money and Heart

IF IF IF investing in yourself, investing as a couple feels good to you,  feels like something you need or want, if it resonates with you and most importantly,  feels fair – for all involved.  Fair meaning – the energy, teachings and intellectual properties I bring to the conversation and the energy, time, money and heart you bring to the conversation – if it feels good and ONLY if it feels good in your heart – choose to move forward.

Simple Enrollment BIG Blessing

Simply send an email to Theresa@TalkoftheTownNWA.com with 360 Turn Around Couples in the subject line.

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Can you schedule a consultation or clarity call before committing? Yes!  Just hit this link – and book a time on my calendar!

NOTE: my definition of Sacred – dedication to some person, purpose or cause; a sense of right, good and holy.

In Appreciation, Theresa

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Career Advice Women Receive…and Why You Shouldn’t Follow It

The Four Most Common Pieces of Career Advice Women Receive… and Why You Shouldn’t Follow It….
By: Alison Nail-Malone, Executive Coach & Founder of Malone Consultants Group

#1 Leave your job if you’re not passionate

Alright, I’m not saying to stay in a mind & heart suck job. However, I see WAAYYY too many women beat themselves up because they: a) aren’t working a job that fulfills what they are truly passionate about; and/or b) have no real clue what they are passionate about and how to do ‘that’ as a career.

Here’s the deal ….

You can ‘work a job’ that pays your bills and have the things you are passionate about outside of work. AND yes, you absolutely can have a career that includes what you are passionate and purposeful about.

Take your time to find what you are passionate about. Don’t just check out because right now this role doesn’t fit you. Find small ways in your job and your life outside of office that starts to feed your soul.

If you already know what your passionate about…begin your research on how to include that in your career. Then ask for those opportunities at work; but also keep your eye out for the open career opportunities too.

#2 Network, Network, Network

Seriously this is one that makes me crazy when experienced professionals say, “Network, network, network” to build your career credibility. It’s a waste of time!

Ultimately, your network should be made up of people who will be, or currently are, your advocate. Your professional network need to be the people who know what you do, how you contribute and how they can tell your story no matter who they talk to.

Your professional network should be the people you are an advocate for as well. But make sure…there is a balance between these two groups.

#3 Save it for the annual review

Ok, maybe this one really rubs me the wrong way. How many times have you been surprised about the feedback you received in your annual evaluation? I don’t know about you… but it’s happened almost every time I’ve had an annual review!

But …

Admittedly I have also been guilty, in the past, of not providing real feedback (both positive and constructive) until an annual review (or maybe not at all).

Let’s commit together to something right here. No more of that. Take a proactive approach in receiving and giving feedback on a regular basis. Perhaps you need to just start with once a quarter. Maybe you need to be committed to once a month. Whatever that is, commit to owning your career in a big way…and feedback is one of the most vital components of that.

#4 Stay at least a year

I know I just eluded that you shouldn’t leave your job. However, give yourself permission to leave when its time.

My clients, and other professional women I am connected with, will notoriously stay ‘committed’ to a job … even when they KNOW the job is not right.

Most likely you don’t have the luxury to jump ship without another boat to drive; AND you do have the RIGHT to explore and interview for new roles.

Do not limit your growth to time. If it’s not right, it’s not right. Don’t waste your time.

Your time…your talent…your presence is valuable. Step into that knowingness!

When you ask for career advice, first take it with a grain of salt and then consider it carefully before you follow it. It could either be the worst piece of career advice, or the best. Find out which before you bet your future on it.

Finding a tribe of other women heading on the same journey where you want to go. If you have not found a group of people, I created this FREE Facebook community of ambitious and high-performing women who are coming together to position themselves as top talent to advance in their careers quickly and with purpose. CLICK HERE TO JOIN THIS FREE FACEBOOK GROUP:

Alison Nail-Malone is an Executive Coach, Intentional Speaker, and Corporate Leadership Expert; and runs Malone Consultants Group.  Get her free leadership article by clicking here.

 

Millennial Gifts 84.6 Strong

Millennial Gifts 84.6 Strong | Have you ever scrolled through your Facebook feed to see a #transformationtuesday? Or a picture of someone’s super food salad? Or even the cliché selfie at the gym? Everyone, right? Millennial’s have a knack for making changes, mostly when it comes to health and wellness. Since we are the largest living generation, at 84.6 million strong, we seem to put a target on our head for businesses focused on a healthy lifestyle. 

I came across a quote the other day a friend posted and it struck a chord with me. “Fitness is 20% workout and 80% nutrition. You can’t outrun your fork!” How clever and unbelievably true is that? If you spend hours a week at the gym but after, swing by your local donut shop, you’re going nowhere. If you Google ways to lose weight or get fit, most articles will talk about your caloric intake. If you put in less than you take out or burn, you should be shedding the pounds, right? Unfortunately, it’s not that easy. If you eat 1,200 worth of carrots and work out to burn 1,500, most would expect to see a lower number on the scale but, that’s not always the case. Where does your body get the protein, iron, and other vitamins it needs to sustain itself? This is where superfood comes into play.

A superfood that seems to be catching much hype is Moringa. Good Morning America even named it the superfood of the year. One cup of the leaves from a Moringa tree gives you 25x more iron than spinach, 12x more vitamin C than oranges, 15x the potassium of bananas, 17x more calcium than milk, 9x more protein than yogurt and 10x more vitamin A than carrots.  It even helps the body rid itself of toxins and free radicals. If that’s not a superfood worth raving about, I don’t know what is! We live in a fast paced society where preparing and cooking meals with real, nutrient dense foods is simply impractical. Thankfully, there are very convenient ways to consume Moringa, and let’s be real, we are all about convenience.

Another way Millennial’s are living a healthy life style is currently sitting in your bathroom. Of all the places in your house, it seems like the most unlikely but you’d be surprised. Have you ever read and googled the ingredients in your deodorant? Your face wash? Shampoo and conditioner? How about your kids’ toothpaste? All of these products touch or are absorbed into the biggest organ on your body, your skin! Even the products you clean your bathroom with that have harsh smells, most of which, recommend wearing gloves when using. Millennial’s have started taking a more natural approach. Essential oils have multiple uses and are replacing everyday household products. From helping with headache relief, weight loss, replacing toxic multipurpose cleaner and boosting immunity, these oils are becoming an essential part of a Millennial’s life.

I am proud to be a Millennial in the business of helping others learn how to create a life unlimited and rid their lives of toxins. We are truly disrupting the status quo with the natural health revolution.   Next article I’ll bring the the mindset magic that makes a difference regarding being a leader, influencing others and accelerating while living a beautifully designed life and business.  Meanwhile don’t forget to follow me on Facebook here.

Our generation believes that profit and purpose can go hand-in-hand. Unlike previous generations, whose pursuits of money and excess are well documented, Millennial’s have far different goals. It is no longer simply about making money, and that is an extraordinary shift in thinking.

I am an entrepreneur and my efforts are driven by making an impact, building dreams, and helping others to reach a beautiful life, too.  Let’s connect.

Lindsey Conti | Entrepreneur | Millennial | Leader

Nature is the Best Supplement for Leadership

Nature is the Best Supplement for Leadership

Research shows that the practice of spending time in nature is good for your mind, body, and spirit. But how does nature impact our wellbeing?

As an Executive Coach for emerging women leaders, I often hear my clients ask, “What can I do to feel less stressed and feel better in an ever-changing, ever-demanding career and life?”  (Ever feel that way?)

One of the most effective, low-cost ways to recharge your fatigued brain is nature therapy, or what is commonly called, “forest therapy”.  A growing body of science is showing that nature is good for you. That includes spending time in nature, but it even means looking at natural scenes out a window.

The basics behind the “nature is healthy” concept goes back decades. A classic study found that hospital patients recovered from surgery quicker if their room offered a view of nature compared to those who looked out on a brick wall.

Experts in both natural science and psychotherapy are touting the effects of nature on the human body and mind, as well. According to psychotherapist and owner of East Sooke Counselling, based in Canada, Sarah Nakatsuka, ‘walking in nature’ is part of treatment for her clients and that connecting to nature is a wonderful way feel better – mentally, physically, and emotionally.

Spending time in natural spaces can boost the immune system, positively change moods, and may reverse muscle tension and decrease blood pressure. Furthermore, time in nature or viewing nature scenes increases our ability to pay attention. It also provides a respite for our overactive minds, refreshing us for new tasks.

“Forest Therapy” is one exercise that not only do I regularly practice, but also encourage my clients to incorporate in their daily routines to feel less stressed and restore psychological wellbeing, meaningfulness, and vitality.

So…literally…take a hike!

In the Northwest Arkansas and surrounding area, we are fortunate enough to multiple ways to have easy access to trails, parks, and places to enjoy nature scenes. Here are just a few of my favorites to explore whether you are new or local to our area.

Botanical Garden of the Ozarks

Tanyard Creek Nature Trail

Hobbs State Park

Compton Gardens & Conference Center

Here’s an interesting video on the importance and science of grounding – Down To Earth.

Alison Nail-Malone is an Executive Coach, speaker, and corporate leadership consultant; and runs Malone Consultants Group.

Get her free leadership article by clicking here.

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Alison will also be a featured speaker in the near future sharing her wisdom and insights via Wisdom Workshops.  A Co-Ed community event designed for connection, growth and inspiration.  Alison will be in attendance at our next Wisdom Workshop Saturday, March 31st.  You can learn more about each Speaker here.

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~Theresa | Connector & All About You Accelerator  | TalkoftheTownNWA.com | 479.633.GROW

What No One Told Me … Before I Started Managing People

What No One Told Me … Before I Started Managing People

Did you know that over 90% of managers state that they have never been trained how to manage their direct reports?

Managers are expected to ‘know’ intuitively how to lead, inspire, and have direct conversations with their employees. As an Executive Coach, I often hear managers say, “No one ever showed me how to do this!” or “I am just winging this!” This lack of support and truly lack of knowledge often stunts the growth and leadership influence of a manager and can negatively affect the team.

When I became a manager of 17 employees, I made many mistakes at first. After a very candid and tough conversation with an employee I had to terminate, I received feedback from my team and the ex-employee that I had not communicated clearly about performance and expectations. This hit hard because I thought I had, and I assumed that my team knew what was expected of them when it came to performance. After all, I had to figure it out on my own and promoted quickly because of that. Why couldn’t they do that?

Unlike some roles, which can be studied and prepared for in advance, leading a group of people can best be learned on the job; as well as proactively pursuing knowledge. You will make mistakes. Embrace them and learn from them. Here are three key lessons I learned that I wished someone would have told me about being a manager.

1.     There is power in letting your team members do the thinking. In Kevin Crenshaw’s book, “NeverBoss: Great Leadership by Letting Go”, a leader inspires thinking by asking great questions that invite feeling, thinking, and action. “When people feel, think, and act on their own, they start to become leaders.” This is particularly true when you have to address mistakes. Mr. Crenshaw proposes asking these questions to engage conversation and brainstorming:

  • Tell me more about it…
  • What do you see?
  • Would A or B work better?
  • What is the standard or procedure?
  • What do you think?
  • What do you recommend?

When you engage your team to think for themselves and search for their own answers, there is a higher degree of ownership for solutions as well as follow through. As leaders who desire to be the very best, we tend to take on too much. Your role is to let them shine and succeed. In turn, this reflects positively on you as a leader and key contributor to your organization.

2.     Don’t aim to be liked. Aim to be transformational. Being liked is not the same as being respected by your team. Often managers have a tough time with this one. It requires a certain level of courage and self-awareness.

Transformational managers are models of integrity and fairness, set clear goals, stirs the emotions of people, and inspires people to reach for greatness (based on their terms and the company objectives).

Easy, right?

Not really! However, there are literally thousands of books, podcasts, and digital resources available on becoming a transformational leader.

Some of my favorites are:

Radical Candor – Book written by Kim Scott

Coaching for Leaders – Podcast by Dave Stachowiak

TED Talk: Tribal Leadership – Speaker David Logan

3.     Managers coach, not tell. Coaching your people helps build rapport, supports them through business challenges, develops self-awareness, and finds solutions. It also helps you understand how people think about their work, their careers, and their relationships with the organization. Coaching also helps you to improve a person’s performance and deal with issues before these become problems. This skill takes a lot of time and thought.

Daniel Goleman wrote an article for the Harvard Business Review Leadership that Gets Results, in which he characterized the coaching style of leadership as one that

 “…help[s] employees identify their unique strengths and weaknesses and tie them to their personal and career aspirations. They encourage employees to establish long-term development goals and help them conceptualize a plan for attaining them. They make agreements with their employees about their role and responsibilities in enacting development plans, and they give plentiful instruction and feedback…”

Management can be demanding and consume a lot of time. The best managers embrace challenges and build trust with each employee one day at a time. However, being the kind of manager described above also brings unmatchable rewards: positively impacts the lives of people, grows the business through productive teams, and enriches your career journey and purpose.

Alison Nail-Malone is an Executive Coach, speaker, and corporate leadership consultant; and runs Malone Consultants Group. Get her free leadership article by clicking here.

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~Theresa | Connector & All About You Accelerator  | TalkoftheTownNWA.com | 479.633.GROW

 

Five Ways to Cope with Manager Loneliness

Five Ways to Cope with Manager Loneliness | Alison Nail-Malone

Did you notice yourself feeling lonelier once you started managing people or people who were your peers? The price of leadership can feel lonely but is also a universal human response to taking on the responsibility of others and new business objectives.

Think about it. When you first step into a new management role, you’ve drastically multiplied the number of people you need to make happy. The higher you climb up the ladder, the harder you have to focus on proving to your team and clients to be loyal to you and the company. You are judged more severely. Your metrics of success increases. Your words, moods, and actions also have a serious impact on the mental state of your team. And the success of your leadership style typically rests solely influenced by what each team member thinks good management is; and as a leader, you often have fewer work people (or work friends) to “hang” with than you did before.

I bet this may leave you, at times, longing for more simpler times.

Sound familiar?

There is no one right way to avoid these feelings, but throughout my own career and as I coach corporate leaders, I have discovered five effective ways you can dodge the isolation trap.

Accept reality.  Simply acknowledging feelings of loneliness or isolation can be a relief in itself. Constantly denying these emotions in exchange for a false sense of self-assurance is exhausting. Leaders should take a moment each day to process and accept how complex their responsibilities can be. The more accepting a leader is of their reality, the easier it will be to seek and accept support in dealing with it.

Don’t fall into the pitfall of expecting gratitude. This is a common trap for managers who believe they need to go above and beyond in order to help their team through their personal issues. Leaders sometimes get their feelings hurt after overextending themselves for their direct reports, particularly when they receive no gratitude or recognition in return.

Find that one person to offload on. Sounds easy but it is not. Spouses, romantic partners and the like are not exactly whom I am talking about. They have the best intentions; however, they may not always be the most objective. Find a coach, a counselor, a mentor or someone in your trusted network to meet with monthly. They must possess impartiality and practice active listening.

Establish a peer group or a “personal board of advisors”. While this may take some time up front to build, this will make a positive difference. Your personal board of advisors are people who are most likely to understand the pressures that your title (CEO, VP, Director, Sr. Manager, etc.) experiences. They may possess the same titles or titles similar to yours. Spend time with other leaders from different walks of life. Meet with them at least once a quarter if not monthly. Collaboratively discuss the challenges, brainstorm new ideas, and celebrate the wins.

Pick one challenge or low hanging fruit that you can easily accomplish and take action. Being in a leadership role can often be daunting with the day-to-day responsibilities you need to accomplish and supervising a team. Choose one challenge, or a low-hanging opportunity, a month or even quarterly. Managers are tasked with big project and goals. Having a win that can be achieved quickly will help build confidence and strengthen your sense of accomplishment; particularly in those times, you may feel alone as a manager.

Anyone who has stepped into a leadership role knows that the less-than-positive feelings that come with authority are often unexpected. Leaders tend to go to great lengths to maintain a façade of valiant confidence to conceal insecurities. In today’s time of high-stakes business, leaders cannot afford to ignore and not deal with doubts.

Manager loneliness needn’t be a taboo subject. Like related issues of stress and anxiety, being open and proactively dealing with it will lessen the hidden toll it takes. And that will be a good thing for leaders and a good thing for businesses, too.

Author | Consultant | Alison Nail-Malone

Alison Nail-Malone is an Executive Coach, speaker, and corporate leadership consultant; and runs Malone Consultants Group. Get her free leadership article by clicking here.

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~Theresa | Spreading Sweet & Salty Love at | TalkoftheTownNWA.com | 479.633.GROW

 

 

Taking on 2018 as a Millennial

I am a Millennial who was raised in the traditional household where my parents both had successful corporate careers all the way until they were about 10-15 years from retirement, when suddenly, their positions were “eliminated”. I always expected that when I graduated college I would go out into the workforce and get a job and spend the next 30-40 years working for someone else and building their fortune. That was until I learned more about being an entrepreneur.

The Millennial generation inherited a flawed world and has a zeal to repair it that is unique to our generation. It is as if our generation has been hardwired to believe in the fierce urgency of now. Everything is about today. The moment. The instant. Millennial’s are an on-demand instant-gratification generation that has become emboldened by technology and molded by world events.

So if we don’t wait for anything in our lives – why should we wait when it comes to making a difference?

This generation believes that profit and purpose can go hand-in-hand. Unlike previous generations, whose pursuits of money and excess are well documented, Millennial’s have far different goals. It is no longer simply about making money, and that is an extraordinary shift in thinking.

I am an entrepreneur in the next trillion dollar industry, the Health and Wellness Industry. My efforts are driven by making an impact, building dreams, and helping others to reach a Life Unlimited. This Natural Health Revolution was founded on the idea that Life Unlimited is possible, which is based on 4 distinct pillars: Health, Wellness and Beauty, Financial and Time Freedom, Personal Development, and Active Lifestyle.

Click here to find me or follow on Facebook as I love to connect with like-minded individuals who are driven and focused on making a difference, a significant difference.  (Little Sweet Salty Secret I learned from Theresa – click the drop down on facebook follow – then click “see first”).

Connect soon!

Lindsey Conti | Entrepreneur | Millennial | Leader

Northwest Arkansas Mentor Tammy Jean Velasquez

One of the things we love and focus on at Talk of the Town NWA is the great people who live here, work here and contribute here in Northwest Arkansas.  With that said – please allow me to introduce the lead speaker for the NEW! Wisdom Workshops in Northwest Arkansas launching February 3, 2018.  The focus?  Wisdom sharing for personal & professional next level living!

Wisdom Workshop lead presenter Tammy Jean Velasquez is a metaphysical coach & mentor assisting individuals in uncovering and releasing pre-conditioning & false beliefs that are causing discord at the subconscious level.  Tammy received her coaching certification through Transform Coaching Academy and has studied under the metaphysical teachings of Divine Science.

Tammy is best known as a Metaphysical Coach & Mentor, who helps assist individuals release years of pre-programing and conditioning that has been creating discord in all areas of their lives.  She teaches, by establishing unity within all levels of the mind, Conscious, Subconscious and Super Conscious. This process then creates unity within the individual and reestablishes alignment with the Higher Self, which is the real secret to unlimited abundance.

With an extensive background in metaphysics and the higher teachings of the mind, Tammy has been able to assist individuals in a shift in consciousness to create the life we were all meant to have.

“I assist individuals in uncovering and releasing pre-conditioning and false beliefs that are causing discord at the subconscious level.  Creating unity within the individual reestablishes alignment with our Higher Self, which is the real secret to creating unlimited abundance!”  ~Tammy Jean Velasquez

I can’t say enough about this amazing woman! Working with her as a coach has shifted my experience of life to a new plane that is allowing me to gracefully walk through some of the hardest and most painful experiences. Old, stale patterns are falling away and bliss, peace and joy is my reward!See her LIVE Feb 3 at the Wisdom Workshops! Or reach out to her for coaching! ~ Lileith Rose Polite | Founder | LileithPolite.com

You can ask this gal anything and I mean anything…She truly is the real deal when it comes to understanding and explaining to us (the lay person) the Conscious, Subconscious and Super Conscious. Her guidance, conversations, presence and wisdom is divine to experience.  Don’t tell her I mentioned this publicly but I call her Baby Gandhi (total respect & adoration); she always laughs me off and calls me Lucy (smiley face emoji inserted – Lucy Love’s to Learn)!  ~ Theresa King-Thompson | Founder | TalkoftheTownNWA.com | 479.633.GROW

Yes – Please!  Keep up with all the good stuff & NEW things happening with TalkoftheTownNWA.com via Social Media – FB: TalkoftheTownNWA, FB: Wisdom Workshops, FB: Supper Club, Instagram: TalkoftheTownNWA – visit the website for more.

Oh LinkedIn – email: Theresa@TalkoftheTownNWA.com

See you soon – you know…the wise are always seeking and sharing wisdom – this will be an exciting sweet Saturday room to be in Feb 3rd!  Just Say’n.

With much gratitude,

Theresa | Founder | TalkoftheTownNWA.com | 479.633.GROW

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Real NWA Roots and The JOY of Cooking

Chef Erin Rowe grew up in Siloam Springs, Arkansas.  While her roots are here in Northwest Arkansas, she and her well loved copy of The Joy of Cooking have traveled the globe. From her earliest expatriate experience  as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Caribbean, St. Lucia and the Dominica she has met the world with a youthful spirit and hearty curiosity. Meeting with Erin for this interview was sheer delight.  She enthusiastically recounts her life and travels including her schooling at Hendrix College and the University of Hawaii Maui College Culinary Arts Program.

An Ozark Culinary History book signing | Chef Erin Rowe

Her culinary education and love of travel made her uniquely qualified to capture the history and delectable treasures of the Ozarks. Erin declares, “Food is what we make it and where we take it depends on knowing our history and valuing its preservation.”  Her new book, An Ozark Culinary History, Northwest Arkansas Traditions from Corn Doggers to Squirrel Meatloaf was released September of 2017.  Just thumbing through the book and seeing all of the vintage photographs made me believe that she not only wants to preserve the uniqueness of the regions’ recipes but the heart and struggles of those who came here before us.

An Ozark Culinary History front cover | Chef Erin Rowe

The profound simplicity of the names of the chapters such as Corn, Wild Things and Poultry Ca

pital help highlight the struggles of those who first settled this area and how they maximized the few resources they had.  She opens the book detailing Ozark Beginnings which tells of experiences of those native to the area and those who came here for greater opportunities. Many of the recipes include names of those who created and refined them. This book is a must have for anyone who calls Northwest Arkansas home. Her book is available on Amazon, “An Ozark Culinary History: Northwest Arkansas Traditions from Corn Dodgers to Squirrel Meatloaf (American Palate)” or you may find her at one of the local events signing her book.

Becoming a new author has not distracted Chef Erin Rowe from her private catering, event planning and cooking classes. She facilitates cooking classes at Honeycomb Kitchen Shop, 213 West Walnut Street in Rogers, AR.  Erin also shared with me her vision to start a food tour business in Northwest Arkansas which is sure to be a great adventure in culinary delights.

 

An Ozark Culinary History back cover | Chef Erin Rowe

To see where she’ll show up next, you can like and follow her on Facebook Chef Erin Rowe

Talk of the Town TEAMMATE  | Bex Tracy, Rogers, AR | “Together we can and will do more; serve more!”  Theresa

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