Episode Nine :: Heather Bruggeman

by eringoodman on July 19, 2012

Heather Bruggeman of Beauty That Moves was one of my first blogging connections.

As you’ll hear us talk about in this show, neither of us is quite sure exactly how we connected — it feels like we’ve always been following along with each other’s journeys via our blogs and e-mail exchanges — and it was such a joy to talk with Heather for the first time.

In this episode, Heather and I talk privacy, blogging ethics, mean spirited comments, teenagers, turning 40 and oh-so-much more!

This show was recorded in late June and is about 50 minutes long.

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Heather Bruggeman is a dedicated yogi, yoga teacher, artist, homemaker, holistic nutrition coach, mother, and wife. Each day she seeks to balance the necessities of life with a touch of humorous grace.

Heather blogs at Beauty That Moves.

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Show Notes:

Amanda Soule | Soulemama

Heather’s About Page

Heather’s Vermont update

My daughter’s request to not be on the blog

Renee Tougas | FIMBY

Jamie Martin | Steady Mom

Unplugged Sunday

Simple Homeschool

Kripalu Center

 

Heather’s Online Workshops:

30 Day Vegan

Whole Foods Kitchen

 

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renee @ FIMBY July 20, 2012 at 10:43 am

I do love listening to this, two of my favorite bloggers!

Heather, it’s interesting how you blog like company is coming and so do I. And yet, I think the level we’re willing to share at, or rather the details we’re willing to share, are different. I am very open with people in my everyday life – the people in my community, people who come to our home. The “company” in my life.

When you visit my home my toilet might be dirty and the bathroom sink splattered, there will certainly be dishes to be washed and the kitchen will be in state of cooking and preparation, but there will probably be flowers on the table. And my kids will invite you to their room to show off their art. And when you ask, “how are you doing?” I’ll tell you honestly. And that’s how I blog.

I think personal blogs really are a reflection of who we are and our family life – and so bloggers will naturally share a different levels and be very comfortable with that.

Now back to the interview… (which I haven’t finished listening to yet).

eringoodman July 24, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Always love hearing (reading) your thoughts, Renee.

“Heather, it’s interesting how you blog like company is coming and so do I. And yet, I think the level we’re willing to share at, or rather the details we’re willing to share, are different. I am very open with people in my everyday life – the people in my community, people who come to our home. The “company” in my life.”

Reading this made me realize that I when I first started blogging I used to write much more openly about my life online than I shared in person.

It didn’t bother me at all to put a messy picture of my house on my blog and write about my frustrations with getting organized, but if you were to come to my door, I likely would have stood in the doorway and not invited you in because I felt embarrassed.

These days I’m doing much better with household organization but our home always looks very ‘lived in.” That’s how it is when you come to my door (and I will gladly invite you in) and that’s what I share on my blog (facebook, Instagram etc.).

Allison July 21, 2012 at 9:45 am

Erin & Heather, I loved this conversation! I’ve been listening as I pack for vacation and it’s delightful.

I’ve enjoyed both of Heather’s workshops, and think that Erin described it perfectly by saying that our kitchens are now infused with Heather’s light, knowledge and energy. So true. I’m so grateful for that.

And I’m so glad that Heather has been able to grow and alter her online presence as needed over the years, so that she’s still happy coming back to her computer and sharing glimpses of her life with all of us. It’s a space that I visit regularly because I always find a bit of calm and peace there.

I have to go finish packing now (and I’ll be sure to grab my recipe binder- full of easy, nutritious, delicious meals- love that!)

eringoodman July 24, 2012 at 3:16 pm

Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Allison.

Hope you are enjoying a wonderful vacation with your family!!

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