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Creativity and taming the Inner Critic

Embrace Your Weird

Release Date: 09/18/2018

My Back Breaking Back Story show art My Back Breaking Back Story

Embrace Your Weird

30 years ago last week, I broke my back on a film set. I had lingering pain and nerve damage for decades. 

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One Year Alcohol Free AF show art One Year Alcohol Free AF

Embrace Your Weird

What happens when you are not an alcoholic, but you decide to stop drinking for one year for the simple fact that alcohol makes your anxiety rage and makes you feel like garbage? 

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A sleepwalker gives sleeping advice show art A sleepwalker gives sleeping advice

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When I worked as an actor, I would often have to grab a quick nap to get through long days, comfortably sleeping upright in a folding chair without messing up my hair and makeup. 

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Fear: On hippos, demons, and why you should invite them all in show art Fear: On hippos, demons, and why you should invite them all in

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I've gotten lots of requests lately to talk about fear. I've not wanted to talk about fear. Fear is scary. 

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The Love Letter: a socially-distanced mini-episode show art The Love Letter: a socially-distanced mini-episode

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This is the first time I’ve ever cried during a podcast. I was going to re-record it because of that, but I didn’t. Because I want to be real with you.

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Anxiety in an anxious world: and staying sober through it all show art Anxiety in an anxious world: and staying sober through it all

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Um. Hi. 

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Mental wellness in corporate culture: talking about a talk I can't talk about show art Mental wellness in corporate culture: talking about a talk I can't talk about

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I recently did a talk about mental health and mindfulness at a big financial firm. (And I signed an NDA so I can't tell you the name of it.) Corporations are not known for being really safe and open spaces for discussing things like this. But I want to change that. 

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Interview with a holistic wellness coach: so, what should I eat? show art Interview with a holistic wellness coach: so, what should I eat?

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If you've made any health-related new year's resolutions - this is the episode for you. Feeling overwhelmed by wanting to change but not knowing where to start? Are your resolutions totally forgotten by mid-January? I talk to holistic wellness coach Cecily Armstrong about intuitive eating, self-compassion, and why sometimes it's totally fine to have a food-product covered in spray cheese. 

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Interview with an artist: why busy is B.S. show art Interview with an artist: why busy is B.S.

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Susan McCulley writes, moves, creates, and shines. She is an artist and all-around sparkly person. 

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Interview with a singer: performance anxiety, vulnerability, and what brave feels like show art Interview with a singer: performance anxiety, vulnerability, and what brave feels like

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In this episode, I interview Bre Gregg of the band Red Bird. She is a singer/songwriter, mother, and anxious person. 

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More Episodes

Creativity is one of my favorite topics. The Inner Critic can be loud for all of us, regardless of whether or not you consider yourself to be an artist. In this episode, I talk about some of my favorite ways to actually get work done and out into the world. Here are links to a few of the things mentioned in the podcast: 

On Writing - Stephen King

11/22/63 - Stephen King

The Man in the Arena 

Bird By Bird - Anne Lamott

Shitty First Draft - from Bird By Bird

The Artist’s Way - Julia Cameron

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