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Brett Waterman Brings Us A New Season of Restored

“Some of my fondest memories go back to my childhood in Oklahoma when I would drive with my Parents past a Dairy on the way to my Grandparents farm. Over my youth I remember watching it get more and more dilapidated and I would tell my Parents – ‘Someday I am going to buy that Dairy and Restore it.’ – It really stuck with me and that was where my passion for preservation really began.” – Brett Waterman

Restored on DIY Network heads into Season Two in Redlands, California.

It feels a privilege to be invited inside these hand picked Arts & Crafts homes, destined to be touched by Brett Waterman’s infectious enthusiasm. Trusting the expertise and intuition of this Preservationist, home owners are able to invest the best of the old with the new in their restoration projects.

Yes this Craftsman admits stripping paint really is a turn on – as it lights up his curiosity for all that is buried deep within. Brett brings viewers back to a time and place, when roots began to grow – inspiring all to appreciate what came before – and to reinforce the pillars of time. This working man feels most at peace with his hands in the earth, adding the finishing touches to the homes entrusted in his care.

Growing up my own Dad instilled in me to bring the best of yourself to whatever you do – and that is what inspires me most about Brett. Not only does he bring the ‘best of himself’ to what he does – he has the ability to make you fall in love with it too.

One of my favourite interviews to date.

There are loads of ‘renovation style’ shows to spend your time on – but Restored TV with Brett Waterman – is soon to be deemed a national treasure.

 Restored – Brett Waterman

Season Two Begins Wednesday January 10th

DIY Network

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She Believed She Could and So She Did – Szilvia Gogh

‘My Grandparents always told me – you know you should stay on the surface and watch those Jacque Cousteau movies, it’s much less dangerous than going under water. I thought I don’t want to watch other people’s movies – I want to make my own movie – star in my own movie – make my own life through my own experiences.’ 

 

At Fresh Independence we gravitate toward other ‘Women Strong’ – those who remain true to the voice inside –  that fuels their light to shine bright, in an all too often dark world.

Szilvia Gogh began to imprint on me while buying a piece of her jewelry for a heart on a soul fight. It said ‘never never never give up’ –
I didn’t know how inspirational her message would be in that moment.

Certified scuba instructor, youth mentor, inspirational jewelry designer, proud mother, loving wife and breast cancer survivor – all important pieces in her story. Accomplishments that pay true testament to her own hard work and perseverance.

‘I live by the idea that I once heard – that luck comes to those who stay busy while waiting. I believe in that. We’ve got to do it our selves.’

As women we all have growing pains unique to our journey – but that is what makes life truly amazing and ‘us’ so imperfectly who we are.

Lovely conversation – I hope you will enjoy learning more about this soulful beauty.

 

SZILVIA GOGH

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Katey Brooks – Will She

“I don’t often like to give too much of  the meaning inspired behind a song, so as to allow the listener their own journey with it . ‘Will She’ comes from an intense breakup – that feeling when someone you love so deeply has to leave your life, and coming to realize that another human can not fix that – instead you have to find that inside yourself.”

– Katey Brooks

Truly delightful speaking with Bristol born Katey Brooks this morning, whilst she was sitting on a bus near Manchester.

How lovely she is, and most equally her new single ‘Will She’ which is warming us up for her album coming in the new year.

I will forever say the best part of what I do is meeting good people.
I know you will enjoy Katey Brooks  as she finds her way not only onto your playlist – but into your heart.

Stay tuned for more of this sultry soul as we flip over the calendar to a New Year.

Fresh Independence

Documentary – Music – Life

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Jessica Allossery – A Canadian Troubadour

I write a lot about other people’s experiences – they reach out to me when they need words to share a special message. It’s been the place where most of my songs have been born from…

Jessica Allossery

London, Ontario troubadour Jessica Allossery recently finished up a 4 month tour with her quaint companion ‘Pearl the Camper’ –  together on a road less traveled – taking in some of the most beautiful scenery across Canada and the USA. Sharing what she does best – making hearts feel a little brighter through song.

 

If there ever was a story of do what you love – love what you do – it is found inside the sweet charm of Jessica Allossery.

 

 

 

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