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Eight Great Ways to Jumpstart Your Creativity and Get Unstuck

Jump Start Your Joy

Release Date: 08/05/2022

Top 10 Most Beloved Episodes of Season Seven on Jump Start Your Joy (Finale Part One: A Countdown) show art Top 10 Most Beloved Episodes of Season Seven on Jump Start Your Joy (Finale Part One: A Countdown)

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Season 7 was all about "Intentional Comfort." This episode shares the top ten most downloaded and beloved episodes from season 7.  They are: 10. Emma Loewe, author of Return to Nature 9. 5 Tips to Bring More Mindfulness to You Everyday 8. Fred LeBlanc of Cowboy Mouth on Finding a Mardi Gras State of Mind 7. Heather Hall, Author of Step Up and Stand Out: 20 Tips for Aspiring Introverted Leaders 6. Jenn Oglesbee: Intentional Comfort and Joy in the Midst of Grief 5. Stasia Savasuk: Wearing Your Word of the Year 4. 10 Things to Inspire More Passion and Joy in Your Life and Work 3....

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10 Things That Will Inspire More Passion and Joy in Your Work and Life (Best of Season 7) show art 10 Things That Will Inspire More Passion and Joy in Your Work and Life (Best of Season 7)

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Are you looking for ways to define what brings you joy, and identify your passions? In this episode I'm sharing 2 exercises to help figure out what you're passionate about and 10 ways to bring more of that passion to your work and your life. Introspection - Using the tools above, or working with a coach, a mentor, or a journal can provide a lot of insight for you. It's also important that you take time to heal any sort of past trauma or issues that might be making it hard for you to define or get in touch with your passions. Just start moving and working on things. Lots of times people think...

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Still on Fire: Joy, Intuition, and Your Soul's Path with author Renee Linnell show art Still on Fire: Joy, Intuition, and Your Soul's Path with author Renee Linnell

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I'm really excited to have author Renee Linnell back on JSYJ!. This is her second time on the podcast, and in this brand new conversation, we're talking about her book that came out on August 16, 2022, which is titled "Still on Fire: A Memoir." Renee first came on the show when her first book, "The Burn Zone," came out.  This book was was all about how she found herself in a cult several years ago. Her new book is a delightful continuation of her amazing craft of storytelling. The themes that come through in her new book are all around  trusting your intuition, manifesting things in...

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Return to Nature with Emma Loewe show art Return to Nature with Emma Loewe

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Emma Loewe is the co-author of The Spirit Almanac, and she is the senior sustainability editor for mindbodygreen, and she has released the amazing book, Return to Nature: The New Science of How Nature Landscapes Restore Us. In it, she shares the different kinds of landscapes, how they effect your mental health, studies about why they improve your mental health, and things you can do to counter-act the effects of climate change on these landscapes. This discussion fits so well into this month’s theme of “finding home,” and I hope you love this conversation about the return to nature...

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Eight Great Ways to Jumpstart Your Creativity and Get Unstuck show art Eight Great Ways to Jumpstart Your Creativity and Get Unstuck

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Creativity and joy are closely related. If you're feeling stuck, and need some inspiration on how to tap into creativity - Marion Abrams of Grounded Content and I have 8 ideas for you to jumpstart your creativity and joy. Here they are: 1. Just do the thing. Starting is the hardest part. 2. Double down on what you've been doing. Recommit to it.  3. Take yourself on an "artist's date. " (as inspired by Julia Cameron's book, ) 4. Revisit the source of your inspiration. What started you on your creative journey? Spend time with that, and DO some of it.  5. If you're creating something...

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Finding Joy and Learning to Finding Joy and Learning to "Give From Your Overflow" During Stressful Times

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The weighty-ness of the past two years means we're all working through difficult things. Joy is as important now as ever before. Joy gives you room for "overflow" which allows you to be more present & available for the things that matter most. In this episode, I'm sharing: 1. a quote that made me rethink the role of joy in the world, and why we must keep choosing it. 2. How the current news cycle, and use of fear by many politicians and mass media keeps us stuck in feeling like we can't do anything but stay plugged in to the fire hose of fear that they create. 3. Why and how joy is important:...

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Intentional Comfort and Joy in the Midst of Grief with Jenn Oglesbee show art Intentional Comfort and Joy in the Midst of Grief with Jenn Oglesbee

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Jenn Oglesbee is a certified life coach and licensed clinical social worker, and the discussions that she and I had last summer on Instagram Live are what me to choose the “Intentional Comfort” for season seven on Jump Start Your Joy. We had a series called “What the Hell?,” and in it we discussed the events of the past couple of years, and how they impacted our lives. Jenn and I share a love of talking about joy, and have both woven it into our work. It’s an honor to have Jenn come back a year later, and share more about her own journey. In December of 2021, Jenn lost her sister to...

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Five Easy Mindfulness Tips to Help You Every Day show art Five Easy Mindfulness Tips to Help You Every Day

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Mindfulness is a great way to find more joy and center yourself. In this time of transition, when things feel difficult, it's great to have a few easy, go-to mindfulness tools.  The five are: 1. Notice your emotions, and share them with someone else. 2. Breathe, as taught by Thich Nhat Hanh. I share his practice of inhaling, exhaling, and smiling. 3. Observe (or spend time in) Nature. As discussed in my previous episode with Emma Loewe, author of Return to Nature, nature has restorative properties for humans. When you feel stressed, take a moment to look out your window or take a break...

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Finding and Honoring Your Heart's Second Home show art Finding and Honoring Your Heart's Second Home

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In tying in with this season's theme of "Intentional Comfort," and the mini series on "Finding Home," I'm excited to share about how finding and honoring your heart's second home. The idea of having homes beyond the physical place you dwell is one that hit me in about 2004, when I attended a retreat at San Damiano in Danville, CA. It became clear to me that some places feel like home, usually because of the community or the connection I had to them. In this episode, I'm sharing a few of those places, what they mean to me, and how you can also find and honor your heart's second home.   ...

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Shelter in Place and Finding Your Way Home with Laura Joyce Davis show art Shelter in Place and Finding Your Way Home with Laura Joyce Davis

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Laura Joyce Davis started her podcast, Shelter in Place, just as the pandemic shut California and the United States down on March 17, 2020. We talk about finding joy in hard times, defining the meaning of home, and sheltering in place as parents. Laura is a Minneapolis native who now calls Oakland home. She is an award-winning fiction writer, a Fulbright scholar, a WNYC Podcast Accelerator finalist, and a two-time Pushcart Prize nominee. She is a mom of three young kids who believe that anything is possible if you have a cape, a crown, and a very good book (she doesn’t disagree). In past...

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Creativity and joy are closely related. If you're feeling stuck, and need some inspiration on how to tap into creativity - Marion Abrams of Grounded Content and I have 8 ideas for you to jumpstart your creativity and joy.

Here they are:

1. Just do the thing. Starting is the hardest part.

2. Double down on what you've been doing. Recommit to it. 

3. Take yourself on an "artist's date. " (as inspired by Julia Cameron's book, The Artist's Way)

4. Revisit the source of your inspiration. What started you on your creative journey? Spend time with that, and DO some of it. 

5. If you're creating something and have data that can inform you as to what has done the best (on your blog, podcast, social media), spend some time looking at what past episodes or posts have done the best. Go back and look at what some of your favorite past work has been, and take inspiration from that.

6. Take a break or a breather.

7. What has been the favorite thing you've created for your show / blog / art? What did you love about it, or love about creating it? Use your past favorite work as inspiration for what comes next.

8. Go pro, as inspired by Steven Pressfield's "War of Art." Sometimes, you are not going to love your art or the thing you create. And, that's when you need to go back to it and do the work.

Bonus: try "Morning Pages" as an exercise, (Julia Cameron's book, The Artist's Way)

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Resources:

Podcasting and Content Creator Insights / Our YouTube Show

Marion's site and Grounded Content

The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron

The Art of War by Steven Pressfield

Big Magic by Liz Gilbert

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