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Haley Stewart

Haley Stewart is an author, writer, speaker, blogger, and Catholic convert, she wrote The Grace of Enough: Pursuing Less and Living More in a Throwaway Culture and now co-hosts The Fountains of Carrots Podcast.
Recent episodes featuring Haley Stewart
FoC 116: Practicing Joy: Lessons from Orthodox Christianity with Phoebe Farag Mikhail
The Fountains of Carrots Podcast
Before we introduce this episode’s guest, a quick reminder that our Anne of Green Gables retreat, the Raspberry Cordial Catholic Literary Gathering is coming up soon! Come and hang out with kindred spirits in real life in Waco, TX November 8th and 9th. You don’t want to miss it, so be sure to head over and grab your tickets ASAP (we have a very limited number available and we’re more than 40% sold out!). Today’s guest is wife, mama of three, and author, Phoebe Farag Mikhail. Phoebe is a Coptic Orthodox Christian and the daughter of a priest and the wife of a priest! She runs the blog Being in Community and recently released a book titled Putting Joy into Practice. In this episode Phoebe shares about what it’s like when your dad’s the priest of an Orthodox church and some of the history of the Coptic Orthodox Church (we learned so much!). We also talk about pursuing Christian joy through spiritual practices–some familiar and some new to us. Phoebe has so many rich and insightful ideas to offer, so grab a cup of tea and listen in! Phoebe’s book: (links to Amazon.com are affiliate links) Putting Joy into Practice How to connect with Phoebe: Phoebe’s blogFacebookTwitter Sponsor: Today’s episode was brought to you by The Jane Austen Card Game Kickstarter Campaign. Janeites everywhere will love this rollicking good time of Austen fun that friend of the podcast, Nancy, has cooked up! Head over to the Kickstarter page to learn all about it and support the campaign so that an evening of delight over Jane Austen’s characters can become a reality! Follow The Jane Austen Card Game on Instagram! Patreon! Do you love FoC and want to help us keep doing what we’re doing (and more!)? Well, we have just the thing for you! Our Patreon is finally up and running so listeners can support the work we do. Head on over to support the podcast as a patron and get access to special episodes available exclusively to patrons as well as to the FoC Slack community! Come hang out with us! Haven’t joined in on the fun with 4,500+ other FoC listeners in our facebook group? It’s your direct line to some fantastic folks who also care about faith, culture, books, and whatever our current masterpiece theatre craze might be! Join in with the link below.I The Fountains of Carrots Raspberry Cordial Social Club on Facebook (our Facebook group)Connect with Haley on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and her blogConnect with Christy on Facebook, Instagram, and her blog You can listen to us on iTunes, and we’d love a quick rating or review. If you have an android device we’re also on Stitcher. And as always, you can find all links, show notes, upcoming guests, and listen to all episodes at Fountains of Carrots.com.
FoC 115: The Quirky and Wonderful Hildegard with Emily Stimpson Chapman
The Fountains of Carrots Podcast
We’re back from our summer break with a brand new episode! And we have a HUGE announcement to make. We’re holding a Fountains of Carrots meetup/soiree/shindig this November in Waco, TX featuring none other than our favorite Anne of Green Gables! It’s called the Raspberry Cordial Catholic Literary Gathering and we want you to come! We’ll start things out November 8th with an evening hangout at the world’s most charming bookshop, Fabled, in their “Spare Oom” special event space. You will love this sweet place! Their children’s section is accessed by going through a wardrobe door and walking through fur coats! We’ll sample some of their Raspberry Cordial drinks and get to know each other. Saturday, November 9th, we’ll meet up at the Reicher Performing Arts Center with talks on Anne of Green Gables in light of Catholic faith from international Catholic speaker Meg Hunter-Kilmer, as well as from your friendly neighborhood podcasters Christy and Haley. We will drink tea, do some literary nerding out, explore Waco a bit, break so you can walk over to beautiful St. Louis church for Confession and Mass, and then meet back up for tacos from Haley’s favorite Waco restaurant and party! We may even squeeze in a live taping of the podcast! You don’t want to miss it, so be sure to head over and grab your tickets ASAP (we have a very limited number available). (And psst! Patreon patrons, don’t forget to use your patron discount BEFORE September 15th!) And without further ado….we have a great episode for you today! St. Hildegard of Bingen’s feast day is coming up on September 17th and we’re celebrating this holy renaissance woman by chatting with the wonderful Emily Stimpson Chapman. Emily recently wrote a beautiful study on the Doctors of the Church (and St. Hildegard specifically) for Endow and has so many insights to share! Emily is a wife, mama to an adorable one-year-old, beloved Instagrammer, and renowned Catholic writer, speaker, author, and the voice behind  The Catholic Table.  In this episode we talk about why Hildegard is such a wonderful saint to be rediscovered in the 21st century, her many talents and quirks, and the example she sets as a fiercely strong and holy woman. Grab a cup of coffee and get to know St. Hildegard! The Endow study about St. Hildegard and the Doctors of the Church Our first episode with Emily Some of Emily’s books: (links to Amazon.com are affiliate links) The Catholic Table: Finding Joy Where Food and Faith Meet These Beautiful Bones: An Everyday Theology of the Body The American Catholic Almanac: A Daily Reader of Patriots, Saints, Rogues, and Ordinary People Who Changed the United States The Catholic Girl’s Survival Guide for the Single Years: The Nuts and Bolts of Staying Sane and Happy While Waiting for Mr. Right How to connect with Emily: InstagramThe Catholic TableEmily’s speaking and writing websiteFacebookTwitter Sponsor: Today’s episode was brought to you by Rose Harrington, a home to botanical rosary art by Katrina Harrington. Her art is inspired by the tradition of Mary Gardens as well as paper, canvas and ceramic hand lettered goods, all made in the USA.  In addition to the beautiful botanical prints, the shop features ceramic mugs made in Ohio with Katrina’s designs of the Morning Offering prayer, Offer It Up hand lettering, and a blue and white floral Fiat which lend you perfect reminders to pray the Morning Offering first thing in the morning with your morning cuppa, to groggily offer up whatever is making you reach for the caffeine or to pray, “Let it be done,” as Our Lady did. During the medieval Age of Faith, rural Christians bestowed names upon flowers and plants to symbolically represent Mary, the Mother of God, as well as the life of Christ, the saints and the liturgical year. Katrina turned to these traditions to paint a botanical rosary – 20 flowers representing each of the mysteries of the rosary.  And they are gorgeous! Haley has Katrina’s botanical take on the Sorrowful Mysteries hanging up in her living room! FoC listeners can use FOUNTAINSOFCARROTS for 15% off paper goods and banners. This includes hand lettering, botanical rosary art, fine art calendars and banners. Head on over to the shop now! Patreon! Do you love FoC and want to help us keep doing what we’re doing (and more!)? Well, we have just the thing for you! Our Patreon is finally up and running so listeners can support the work we do. Head on over to support the podcast as a patron and get access to special episodes available exclusively to patrons as well as to the FoC Slack community! Come hang out with us! Haven’t joined in on the fun with 4,000+ other FoC listeners in our facebook group? It’s your direct line to some fantastic folks who also care about faith, culture, books, and whatever our current masterpiece theatre craze might be! Join in with the link below.I The Fountains of Carrots Raspberry Cordial Social Club on Facebook (our Facebook group)Connect with Haley on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and her blogConnect with Christy on Facebook, Instagram, and her blog You can listen to us on iTunes, and we’d love a quick rating or review. If you have an android device we’re also on Stitcher. And as always, you can find all links, show notes, upcoming guests, and listen to all episodes at Fountains of Carrots.com.
FoC 114: Bringing Creative Inspiration to Children’s Art with Demi
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Demi’s children’s books are at the very top of our list of favorites. We were thrilled when her latest picture book on Mozart was released and may or may not have begged her publisher for an interview. Because we love her. And much to our surprise, she agreed to talk with us! We tried not to fangirl but totally failed and she was ever so gracious. The conversation was an absolute delight. If you live under a rock and haven’t discovered Demi’s work yet, you’re going to love her art and the gorgeous books she creates. She is an award-winning author and illustrator of over 300 books who lives in Washington with her husband. Many of her books are about famous historical figures including many Catholic saints! While Demi herself isn’t Catholic, she depicts the saints so beautifully and in this interview she shares all about her artistic training at Immaculate Heart College in Hollywood, CA and the inspiring nuns she studied under. We were absolutely spellbound learning about Demi’s incredible life, the famous artists in her family tree, her artistic process, where she finds inspiration, and most of all her home library of (wait for it) EIGHTY SIX THOUSAND BOOKS! We also enjoyed hearing her thoughts on how children react to art (and create art). Hearing from Demi will make you want to stop, tap into that creative spark, and create something beautiful. We know you’re going to love hearing from her! Demi’s two newest books: (links to Amazon.com are affiliate links) Mozart: Gift of God Hildegard of Bingen: Scientist, Composer, Healer, and Saint Books we talked about today: The Complete Tales of Beatrix Potter How to connect with Demi: Amazon Author Page Sponsor: This episode is sponsored by Telos Art Shop: Modern Design for a Timeless Faith. Exclusive discount available just for Fountains of Carrots listeners: Use FC10 for 10% off any order! Gorgeous new Sacred Heart stacking rings are now available from Telos Art Shop! These rings are designed by Jessica of Telos Art and fabricated by a Catholic artisan in Florida.  In addition to the Sacred Heart rings, the shop offers faith-inspired gifts, jewelry, and liturgical calendars. At Telos Art you will find both popular prayers and vintage medals from all around the world, redesigned for the modern day.  Sign up for the newsletter to receive a free liturgical calendar download each month, new product updates, and occasional discount codes. Connect with Telos Art on Instagram and Facebook. Website: www.telosartshop.com Renderings by 31Four, Inc. Patreon! Do you love FoC and want to help us keep doing what we’re doing (and more!)? Well, we have just the thing for you! Our Patreon is finally up and running so listeners can support the work we do. Head on over to support the podcast as a patron and get access to special episodes available exclusively to patrons as well as to the FoC Slack community! Come hang out with us! Haven’t joined in on the fun with 4,000+ other FoC listeners in our facebook group? It’s your direct line to some fantastic folks who also care about faith, culture, books, and whatever our current masterpiece theatre craze might be! Join in with the link below.I The Fountains of Carrots Raspberry Cordial Social Club on Facebook (our Facebook group)Connect with Haley on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and her blogConnect with Christy on Facebook, Instagram, and her blog You can listen to us on iTunes, and we’d love a quick rating or review. If you have an android device we’re also on Stitcher. And as always, you can find all links, show notes, upcoming guests, and listen to all episodes at Fountains of Carrots.com.
FoC 113: Does a Wife in the Attic Make Your Marriage Invalid? And Other Jane Eyre Questions with Eleanor Bourg Nicholson
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We’re thrilled to have Catholic novelist Eleanor Bourg Nicholson back with us today discussing one of our favorite books of all time: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. Eleanor is a wife, homeschooling mother of four, director of religious education at her parish, former assistant editor at Dappled Things and the Saint Austin Review, has previously published a novella entitled The Letters of Magdalen Montague, and she has also edited the Ignatius Critical editions of Dracula, Mansfield Park, and Sense and Sensibility. In this episode we nerd out on all things Jane Eyre! We start out with the importance of reading the classics and how good books make our souls expand. We also cover the very important questions such as whether Mr. Rochester’s marriage to Bertha was really valid and if he could have gotten an annulment and saved Jane a whole lot of heartbreak. We have OPINIONS! So grab a cup of strong tea and imagine you’re about to embark on a blustery walk on the moor. Eleanor’s new book: A Bloody Habit Remember to use the coupon code CARROTS when ordering any of the Ignatius Critical Editions of the classics we discussed OR Eleanor’s book from Ignatius Press to get 25% off! Books we talked about today: Links to Amazon are affiliate links. Mansfield Park  Vilette Jane Eyre Great Expectations Hard Times A Christmas Carol Wide Sargasso Sea About Ignatius Critical Editions Our past episode with Eleanor: Delving into the Mind of a Catholic Novelist How to connect with Eleanor: Facebook Thanks again to Ignatius Press for sponsoring today’s episode! What better time to read or re-read the classics than summer? Use coupon code CARROTS to get 25% off the retail price of the Ignatius Critical Editions, including classics such as Jane Eyre, Pride and Prejudice, Dracula, and Wuthering Heights. Each title includes footnotes as well as critical essays from Catholic writers and academics, including today’s guest Eleanor Bourg Nicholson.  See the full list of titles at IgnatiusCriticalEditions.com or search by title at Ignatius.com. Ignatius Press is also extending this discount to Eleanor Nicholson’s novel, A Bloody Habit. Use coupon code CARROTS at checkout. Offer expires August 31. 2019. Patreon! Do you love FoC and want to help us keep doing what we’re doing (and more!)? Well, we have just the thing for you! Our Patreon is finally up and running so listeners can support the work we do. Head on over to support the podcast as a patron and get access to special episodes available exclusively to patrons as well as to the FoC Slack community! Come hang out with us! Haven’t joined in on the fun with 4,000 other FoC listeners in our facebook group? It’s your direct line to some fantastic folks who also care about faith, culture, books, and whatever our current masterpiece theatre craze might be! Join in with the link below.I The Fountains of Carrots Raspberry Cordial Social Club on Facebook (our Facebook group)Connect with Haley on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and her blogConnect with Christy on Facebook, Instagram, and her blog You can listen to us on iTunes, and we’d love a quick rating or review. If you have an android device we’re also on Stitcher. And as always, you can find all links, show notes, upcoming guests, and listen to all episodes at Fountains of Carrots.com.
FoC 112: Fighting Perfectionism with Holiness with Colleen Carroll Campbell
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Colleen Carroll Campbell is a journalist, former presidential speech writer, author, speaker, wife, and mother of four. Her new book, The Heart of Perfection, brings the common struggle against perfectionism to light by offering personal stories and wisdom from the lives of the saints who were recovering perfectionists. Today we chatted with Colleen about the hidden ways perfectionism sneaks into the spiritual life, how the saints have been there before, and how we can learn from the saints’ wisdom and lives in combatting perfectionism in ourselves. We also explore how perfectionism takes it’s toll on how we see God and his plan for us. It was great to talk about the distinction between God calling us to holiness not perfection, and how we can live that out. We think you’ll enjoy Colleen’s insight and experience in our conversation! Links for this episode: (This post contains Amazon affiliate links) Colleen’s brand new book: The Heart of Perfection Colleen’s other books: My Sisters the Saints: A Spiritual Memoir The New Faithful: Why Young Adults Are Embracing Christian Orthodoxy How to connect with Colleen: Colleen’s web siteFacebookTwitter Patreon! Do you love FoC and want to help us keep doing what we’re doing (and more!)? Well, we have just the thing for you! Our Patreon is finally up and running so listeners can support the work we do. Head on over to support the podcast as a patron and get access to special episodes available exclusively to patrons as well as to the FoC Slack community! Come hang out with us! Haven’t joined in on the fun with 4,000 other FoC listeners in our facebook group? It’s your direct line to some fantastic folks who also care about faith, culture, books, and whatever our current masterpiece theatre craze might be! Join in with the link below.I The Fountains of Carrots Raspberry Cordial Social Club on Facebook (our Facebook group)Connect with Haley on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and her blogConnect with Christy on Facebook, Instagram, and her blog You can listen to us on iTunes, and we’d love a quick rating or review. If you have an android device we’re also on Stitcher. And as always, you can find all links, show notes, upcoming guests, and listen to all episodes at Fountains of Carrots.com.
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