One of our favorite things to do is to ask the folks we are inspired by what they are inspired by. We’ve shared some of their responses below.

Yugs | Music Producer, Performer, and Writer

I’m inspired by connection! Connection to people, connection to nature, connection to art; connection to anything that’s alive in some shape or form really! When you connect with someone or something, you get a different perspective and start to see life in a different way. That’s why I love making music because to me it’s something anyone can connect to, no matter what language you speak or where you’re from. When it comes to my music making process, I love working in person sessions with artists to connect with them and get inspired by their vibe. I’m also inspired by experiences, whether that’s hiking the in the mountains at sunset, going on a long road trip, or dancing my heart out at a concert with people I’ve never met. Read more>>

Tara Alexander | Content Creator & Student of Wellness

I’m inspired by systems of nature. Hiking around the diverse landscapes of Colorado, I’m awed by “big” processes such as rock formation and erosion by water. I’m also energized by the constant goings-on on smaller scales. I wonder how many animal eyes are watching me pass through, or how much CO2 is converted to oxygen by the greenery around. A scientist, I’m not! But books, apps, social media groups and trail buddies are plentiful resources to learn more about these forces of nature. It’s a lot about adaptability and persistence, which are good qualities to mull on the trail. Read more>>

Gabby Ring | Artist

Many of my pieces are inspired by the harder experiences I have had in my life. When I am struggling with something heavy in life, I work through those emotions by imagining visuals to represent them. I think it’s important to reflect on the darker and uglier things we feel in life because they teach us something. I also find inspiration in nature, anatomy, and the female form. I think there is an immense amount of beauty in each and they inspire me in different ways. Read more>>