31. [Re-PLAY!] It's not a head thing, it's a heart thing (Part 2)
Last week, to mark our 30th episode, we resurfaced our second episode ever, a conversation about Sunflower Creative Arts’ core mission and inspiration. This week, we’re replaying Part 2 of that conversation! If you’re...View Episode
30. [Re-PLAY!] It's not a head thing, it's a heart thing (Part 1)
In honor of our 30th episode, today we’d like to resurface one of our very first episodes, a conversation about the core philosophy of Sunflower Creative Arts. We are so grateful to you for tuning in over these last...View Episode
29. Play first - lessons later!
This week, we expand on the idea put forth eloquently by the master painter, Pablo Picasso: “Every child is an artist - the problem is how to remain an artist when he grows up.” Who said you have to be formally...View Episode
28. Every child is an artist
At Sunflower Creative Arts, we believe everyone is born to create and express themselves through the Arts. Join Susan Caruso, founding director of Sunflower, and Lindsey Mills, co-creator of Sunflower Bridge, for a...View Episode
27. Change is the only constant
Join Susan and Lindsey as they discuss strategies for making your daily transitions just a little bit smoother. Learn how to apply the Sunflower Bridge framework (Time, Space, Permission and Language) to alleviate the...View Episode
26. [Seedling Interviews: Part 2] How many sleeps?
We're back with more amusing interviews with campers ages 3-7 attending Sunflower Creative Arts 2023 Seedlings Camp! The Sunflower Bridge Podcast is kindly sponsored by Switzer Musical Productions.View Episode
25. Time is relative
Have you ever noticed how when children celebrate a birthday, it seems like the very next week they are anticipating the next one? Time is a phenomenon we all experience, but the ways it can bend and change are...View Episode
24. [Special Guest: Lora McCoy] For the love of reading
Joining Susan on the podcast today is Lora McCoy, her best friend since their children were born more than four decades ago. These two good friends sat down in Lora's charming home garden to discuss their mutual love...View Episode
23. "What we gonna do now?" (Getting separation right)
In life, sometimes we all have to say goodbye. And when you have children, there will come a time when you have to separate from them, leaving them in the care of someone new. In this episode, Susan and Lindsey...View Episode
22. Yes, You Can: Encouragement vs. praise
Why do we at Sunflower Creative Arts emphasize giving encouragement rather than praise? What's so wrong about saying 'Good job' anyway? In this episode, Susan tells a powerful story about the time she watched a child...View Episode
21. Why we say 'Take a breath and smile with us'
Susan and Lindsey share why they chose "Take a breath and smile with us" as the tagline for The Sunflower Bridge Podcast. Hear them describe mindfulness practices that have benefitted them, including perhaps the two...View Episode
20. Time, Space, Permission and Language
Over Sunflower's 30 years of operation, we have developed a simple framework of tools for navigating life as both a parent and a person. In this episode, Susan and Lindsey describe how you can use the Time, Space,...View Episode