A big part of making decisions is determining what our actions and choices have been inspired by. So we asked decision makers from the community to tell us about what they are inspired by.

Natalie Zanecchia | Owner & Principal Designer

I am constantly inspired by nature and the great outdoors. I find that many of my best ideas come from a hike or walk up in the mountains with my dog, Pica. There is something so revitalizing when you listen to the crisp mountain air blow quietly through the trees, feel the sun beat down on your face, and you mindfully follow along a path. I usually try to find a path that rewards me with a stunning view — turning a corner on a trail to see for miles always puts things back into perspective for me and can wash away any worries, fears, or struggles in that moment. Read more>>

Corinne Lohss | Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist

As an acupuncturist I am inspired by many things relating to health, wellness, and the people that promote these ideals, but I would have to say what I am most inspired and driven by is the natural world. I have always felt a deep connection with my environment- having a sense of place in the world and respect for it frames what I do and has been a strong guide for me in my life and acupuncture practice. I think that is part of the reason I was drawn to Chinese Medicine, as it is very much rooted in our relationship with nature. To me it is all about living in harmony with our surroundings, and finding that balance so we can exist and thrive in a healthy way. For example, on a very basic level and to just give you the tiniest snapshot of what Chinese Medicine is about, think about heat and cold. These two elements exist in nature and also in the human body. Read more>>

Amelia Furman | Mixed Media Artist

My inspiration is multi-faceted, just like my work. Sometimes, I will see a scene in nature that just captures my attention and I want to paint it. Other times, I will hear a story or a song and I grab onto the message behind the text and feel compelled to express the idea in my style. Other times, it might be something as simple as a watching people in my life live out their story that inspires me. The materials that came into play during that story like maps, menus, newspapers, tickets, etc. I find that often, small bits of inspiration from various sources come together in my paintings in a way that is surreal and supernatural. I’m just along for the ride. Read more>>