Podcasting for Mamas featuring Moms With Dreams, Plus Mommy, Tilt Parenting, Joyful Courage

 


If you’re on the fence and thinking about creating a podcast, that means  there’s a message in your belly, there’s something that you have to say and believe me the world needs to hear you. They need to hear your message. They need to hear your voice. You matter and so does your message and I encourage you to do it, no matter what. Don’t talk yourself out of it. 

Erica Blocker, Moms With Dreams
 

Today I have an incredible wisdom-packed episode for you and, no, that wisdom is not coming from me. That wisdom is coming from four dynamic, super smart, successful women leaders who have created podcasts in the niche of parenting and podcasts for moms.

Now wait! If you are not a mom or you are not podcasting about parenting or being a mom that does not mean you should not listen to this episode.

You should totally listen because I am not either of those two things and I learned so much from what these women have to share about marketing, niching around purpose, and positioning with their shows, and about something that they pretty much have to be masters of — TIME MANAGEMENT!

Featuring:

Erica Blocker from Moms with Dreams

Jen McLellan from Plus Mommy

Debbie Reber from TiLT Parenting

and Casey O’Roarty of Joyful Courage Parenting

Listen in and read on for more…

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Erica Blocker, Moms With Dreams

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Facebook Page @momswithdreamsu

Jen McLellan, Plus Mommy

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Instagram @plusmommy

Debbie Reber, TiLT Parenting

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Podcast
Facebook Page @tiltparenting
Instagram @tiltparenting

Casey O’Roarty, Joyful Courage

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Podcast
Facebook Group Live and Love with Joyful Courage
Facebook Group Joyful Courage for Parents of Teens
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Instagram @joyful_courage

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Podcasting for Yoga Teachers

Teaching yoga can go so much deeper than just cueing a physical workout class — there is a certain way that a skillful teacher can use words and language and imagery to connect to  deep emotions and levels of awareness — It makes perfect sense that they could use their voices and the skill and this talent in the medium of podcasting.

~Andrea Klunder

Can podcasting change your teaching practice?

Even if you’re not a yoga teacher, don’t skip this episode. You are going to learn so much about positioning, niching and marketing your podcast from our panel of yoga teacher podcasters.

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I want to do an episode for the end of the year featuring other podcast makers and podcast listeners expressing gratitude for their favorite podcasts, the amazing magical wonderful things that have happened to them since they started listening to or producing podcasts and that could be you.

So if you feel grateful for podcasts or podcasting, I would love for you to be a part of the episode. Send me a short audio clip (3min or less) and/or post visual representations of how you appreciate making or listening to podcasts over on Instagram using #podcastgratitude. Be sure to tag me @andreaklunder so I see it! 

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This episode was inspired by Shannon Crow of The Connected Yoga Teacher, who appeared right here on episode 033 of Podcast Envy, talking all about how to use podcasting as a medium for social impact beyond the impact that you can have as a local yoga teacher.

This is a topic that is near and dear to my heart because I am also a yoga teacher and though I don’t do it full time anymore, I spent a lot of time and energy and money and frustration and exhilaration learning how to teach yoga and meditation and getting a full education around the ins and outs of yoga business.

So I reached out to a panel of four podcasters who have been also teaching yoga anywhere from 2 to 15 years, and who each have a very different type of show. I’m excited to introduce to you:

Gabby Orcutt from Soul Speak

Amanda Kingsmith from M.B.Om

Kathryn Nicolai from Nothing much happens

and Natalia Hastings from Flow With Me Yoga

One thing that these yogi podcasters all have in common is that they each have a very distinct origin story for their show. I shouldn’t be surprised by this because I know that excellent yoga teachers know how to weave stories into their classes from their own personal experience in such a way that it resonates deeply with their students.

So it should not surprise me that these women have awesome origin stories and tons of wisdom on the following questions:

  • How did your podcast come to be?
  • Why did you decide to focus on the specific niche you’ve chosen (guided yoga practices; the business of yoga; bedtime stories to help you sleep, discussions about yoga, pregnancy and self-care)?
  • Does your podcast directly support your yoga teaching business and if so, in what way?
  • How do you measure success with your show? 
  • How have you been growing your audience?
  • What has been your biggest podcasting challenge?
  • What is your best advice for a yoga teacher considering their own podcast?

Read on for the rest of the article…

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I’ve gotta be honest — hearing these success stories and strategies and ideas-– I wish that when I had a yoga studio business and was teaching yoga and meditation full time, I had made a yoga podcast!

In fact, I had a client who asked me if I would ever consider doing such a thing because she loved taking my classes, but I really did not at that time even know what the heck a podcast was and since they were available for free, I couldn’t figure out how you make money off of one (money I desperately needed.) So I just dismissed it.

I feel like if I would have done it things might have ended differently for my yoga business, but I don’t know. Maybe we are right where we need to be and things happen the way they’re supposed to.

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Kathryn Nicolai
Nothing much happens: bedtime stories for grownups
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Amanda Kingsmith
M.B.Om – Mastering the Business of Yoga
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Soul Speak Podcast
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Flow With Me Yoga

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071: Power Your Story, Sam Trump, Sam Kirk, Jenny Q on Music, Art, Social Impact

Announcing Power Your Story Season 3, a podcast produced by my students from the Podcast Tech mentoring program at a high school in Chicago!


Today I’m giving you a first-hand sneak peek of Season 3 of our student-produced podcast, Power Your Story.

Featured Interview Clips

  1. Musician Sam Trump with Mark and Nate
  2. Artists Sam Kirk and Jenny Q with Alfred and Justus

Musical transitions (Power Your Story theme music) by DJ Sparkz.


Connect With Power Your Story

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Facebook 
Leave a review in Apple Podcasts
Listen on Spotify 

Connect with Sam Trump

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Connect with Sam Kirk & Jenny Q

IamSamKirk.com
Quirklyn.com
Provoke Culture
Instagram – Sam
Instagram – Jenny

Resources & Links

Las Puertas del Paseo Boricua
Watch the micro-doc about the doors on Humboldt Park, featuring Sam Kirk & Jenny Q, produced and directed by Edwin R. Ruiz (our audio engineer)

Check out my interview on Conversations with a Wounded Healer with Sarah Buino

Podcast Movement 2018
(I’m speaking there Wednesday @ 11am!!!)

Power Your Story Podcast
(This is what my talk is about.)

My podcast about craft of podcasting Podcast Envy
The Creative Impostor Magic page – Get a special gift from Andrea here.

Connect with Andrea

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Podcast Envy: Podcast Launch, Craft & Coaching Services
Chicago Women’s Creative Collective

Support the Creative Impostor

Andrea’s Patreon Page — where you can support the show, get cool gifts from me and can become an active participant in the creative community!

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This episode was NOT mixed by Edwin R. Ruiz of Mondo Machine.
The Creative Impostor theme music was created by JoVia Armstrong.


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069: Flip the script, Robyn Conley Downs, Feel Good Effect, mindset, podcasting & what it really means to be healthy

“I had to be able to sit there in that uncomfortable place of this is not as good as I want it to be — and that’s okay.” ~Robyn Conley Downs

I discovered Robyn when she needed a podcast editor for her new show the Feel Good Effect. That was a year ago and since then, I have listened in detail to every single one of her episodes and she continues to amaze me with her big heart, inquisitive mind, business savvy, and seemingly superhuman ability to “do it all.”

As we discuss in this episode, there’s nothing superhuman about it and, in reality, there’s a give and take to everything. In fact, in terms of mindset, one of Robyn’s favorite sayings is “gentle is the new perfect.”

I love it and you’re going to love Robyn.


Take Robyn’s Wellness Personality Quiz!!!

“You have to be a beginner to start — there’s no way to bypass being a beginner.” ~Robyn Conley Downs

Connect with Robyn

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Feel Good Effect Podcast on Apple Podcasts
Feel Good Effect Podcast on Stitcher
Real Food Whole Life Community on Facebook
Instagram
Facebook 
Twitter
Pinterest

“It’s so good to point out that I did NOT wake up one day and say, ‘I know exactly what I want to do,’ and/or I didn’t say, ‘I know that I want to be the founder of a lifestyle wellness brand.'” ~Robyn Conley Downs

Resources & Links

Summer Self-Care Society — not too late to join by 5/31!!!
Key Change Podcast Trailer from The Santa Fe Opera and… me
Power Your Story — Created by my high school student podcast mentees
My podcast about craft of podcasting Podcast Envy
The Creative Impostor Magic page – Get a special gift from Andrea here.

Connect with Andrea

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Facebook
InstagramPodcast Envy: Podcast Launch, Craft & Coaching Services
Chicago Women’s Creative Collective

Support the Creative Impostor

Andrea’s Patreon Page — where you can support the show, get cool gifts from me and can become an active participant in the creative community!

Free Audio Book & 30 day trial membership with Audible.com — support The Creative Impostor when you sign up!


This episode was NOT mixed by Edwin R. Ruiz of Mondo Machine.
The Creative Impostor theme music was created by JoVia Armstrong.


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062: Commit to yourself, Jeannette Bridoux, Instagram growth boss, personal brand builder

“If you keep telling yourself you can’t do things, just stop it. Cut that inner critic out of your life and be more open to ‘I could do that.'” ~Jeannette Bridoux

Commit to yourself, your goals, your dreams, your purpose…

Spending time with Jeannette Bridoux is like a really good cup of afternoon coffee for my soul. Her energy, her bottomless well of fresh ideas and her laugh are contagious.

Jeannette is a connector who has been mastering social media, especially Instagram, and who even inspired me to experiment with Insta Stories on my profile at the most recent podcasting conference we attended together, Podfest!

In this episode, we talk about:

  • The origin of her personal brand “marketing bride”
  • Finding visuals that are interesting and not for everyone but a YES for the right people
  • Navigating the dilemma of creatives feeling awkward about marketing especially online
  • The trap of comparison in social media — (psst! the remedy to connect with your purpose so you don’t lose your uniqueness and creativity)
  • Giving your brand time to evolve — you don’t have to have it all figured out from the beginning!
  • Conscious media consumption, how ask what you need rather than mindlessly scrolling and how you use and feed your brain energy
  • Pros & cons of being a digital nomad
  • Mental health concerns for entrepreneurs — you don’t have to be depressed to seek out support for mental health!

Jeannette’s TOP Instagram tip: show your face!

 

“You are here for a purpose. That purpose can evolve over time… just go do it, and enjoy it along the way and focus on the impact that you wanna make in the world.” ~Jeannette Bridoux

Connect with Jeannette

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Instagram
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Facebook
Entrepreneurs Unveiled Podcast

FREE Guide to Personal Branding on Instagram

NEW! Boss Women Community (apply to be a featured guest blogger)

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Podcast Envy: Podcast Launch, Craft & Coaching Services
Chicago Women’s Creative Collective

Links and Resources

The Creative Impostor Magic page! Get a special gift from Andrea here.

Power Your Story — Created by my high school student podcast mentees!!!

Support The Creative Impostor

Andrea’s Patreon Page — where you can support the show, get cool gifts from me and can become an active participant in the creative community!

Free Audio Book & 30 day trial membership with Audible.com — support The Creative Impostor when you sign up!

About Jeannette Bridoux

Before I was MarketingBride or running my own business, I was Marketing specialist for a SaaS startup where I wore ALL the hats – marketing strategy, onboarding, social media marketing, customer support…

Eventhough it was totally stressful, it was also exciting and I learned a lot.

After coaching over 100 entrepreneurs on personal branding & marketing at a startup in Chicago, I knew it was time to branch off and do what I love on my terms.

So after working my 9-5, I built my business and my brand online.

Fast forward a few months later…

I quit my full-time job to run my Instagram growth business full-time, launched an Instagram Course & spoke internationally while traveling the world.

I’m a location independent entrepreneur on a mission to help you commit to your dreams & build your brand on your own terms.


This episode was mixed by Edwin R. Ruiz of Mondo Machine.
The Creative Impostor theme music was created by JoVia Armstrong.


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060: Reduce the friction, David Kadavy, writer, producer of Love Your Work podcast

“If you’re brave enough to follow your curiosity, then that place that you end up will often be a place that nobody else has been.” ~David Kadavy

Here’s what I tried, here’s what happened, here’s where it might be wrong.

I’ve been binging David Kadavy’s podcast, Love Your Work, ever since I discovered him on Jennifer Gardner’s podcast, RoamHowl. And then I read his new book The Heart to Start AND now it’s available as an audio book on Audible.

David’s work is the gift that keeps on giving — and yet, I haven’t paid for any of it. Yet. And that’s one thing we talk about in this episode — the challenge of being a content creator, following your curiosity and figuring out how to make a living doing it WITHOUT selling some kind of $1000+ online course.

Get The Heart to Start for Kindle here, or the audio version on Audible here!*

We also talk about:

  • How David got from Nebraska to Silcon Valley to Chicago and now Colombia — where he’s discovered how to reduce the friction of daily life, variable weather and decision making in order to optimize creative productivity
  • Creating what you like to consume
  • Creative routines, efficiency and the mix of neuroscience research and self-study he employed to come up with his process
  • Crowdsourcing the editing of his new book “The Heart to Start” and the process by which he tested his ideas via his blog on Medium to help get over any feelings of self-doubt
  • Why it’s important to allow ideas the time and space to incubate by disconnecting from your work
  • PODCASTING – David’s inspiration and why audio over video
  • Asking for money — where, when and how
  • How posturing as an “expert” can trigger David’s own impostor feelings and how Seth Godin’s advice — reframe what you have to offer from a place of generosity — is the remedy for that!

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“Audio is even more intimate than video is… your voice becomes the voice in their head.” ~David Kadavy, on the power of podcasting

Connect with David

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Connect with Andrea

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Podcast Envy: Podcast Launch, Craft & Coaching Services
Chicago Women’s Creative Collective

Links and Resources

The Heart to Start for Kindle or the audio version on Audible*

Predictably Irrational (mentioned in the episode)

NEW! 2018 Creative Collective Studio Memberships available in Chicago AND globally

The Creative Impostor Magic page! Get a special gift from Andrea here.

Power Your Story — Created by my high school student podcast mentees!!!

Support The Creative Impostor

Andrea’s Patreon Page — where you can support the show, get cool gifts from me and can become an active participant in the creative community!

Free Audio Book & 30 day trial membership with Audible.com — support The Creative Impostor when you sign up!

About David Kadavy

I’m David Kadavy. I’m author of The Heart to Start and Design for Hackers: Reverse-Engineering Beauty (which debuted in the top 20 on all of Amazon). I also host a podcast called Love Your Work (iTunes), where I’ve interviewed entrepreneurs and creators such as Jason Fried, Dan Ariely, James Altucher, Ryan Holiday, Laura Roeder, Noah Kagan, and many more.

I used to be a product designer in Silicon Valley, but I’ve since doubled down on my love for writing, after accidentally becoming an author. My writing has been featured in Observer, The Huffington Post, Inc.com, Quartz, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Upworthy, and Lifehacker. I currently do most of my writing and thought experimentation on Medium, and I’m very active on Twitter, and have a Facebook Page.

I worked with behavioral scientist Dan Ariely to reinvent Google Calendar. The company we worked on, Timeful, was bought by Google, and many of those features are now in Google Calendar.

I currently live in Medellín, Colombia, which I chose as my home base after extended stays in many places around the world. I’m originally from Omaha, Nebraska, and have also lived in San Francisco; Chicago; San Jose; Kearney, Nebraska; Ames, Iowa; and I’ve done month-or-longer stints in many other places.


This episode was mixed by Edwin R. Ruiz of Mondo Machine.
The Creative Impostor theme music was created by JoVia Armstrong.


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059: Keep your day job AND your dream, Dylan Rice, singer, songwriter, guitarist, arts administrator

“The challenge is how do you not give yourself away? How do you keep your own soul and integrity intact? You need to have these reserves of your own worth.” ~Dylan Rice

Crowdsource your perks…

In this episode, I reconnect with singer, songwriter, guitarist, arts administrator and my former roommate from my early 20s, Dylan Rice. Dylan is an artist who has both left his day job to make music and record an album AND has kept his day job to make music and is now recording his THIRD self-funded studio album. And he’s doing this really cool thing where he reached out to his creative community to crowdsource the perks for his current crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo.

And this episode has music! All tracks from Dylan’s 2nd album Electric Grids & Concrete Towers, used with permission from Dylan Rice.

Check out the campaign here and consider supporting his dream, while getting some new music AND fun perks, including an artsy Meditation for Creative Minds gift from me.

We talk about:

  • How we met and what we were like in our 20s in Chicago — artistic naivite and how we struggled to find our creative identity
  • Music making, performance and prioritizing what you love most in your craft
  • Depression and self-loathing vs patience and self-compassion
  • Pros and cons of having a steady day job while pursuing your creative passion
  • The seemingly hidden side of being a musician- business!!
  • Creative burnout, how Dylan keeps moving forward with his craft and why it’s important to take breaks and CONSUME art as makers of art
  • The inspiration behind Dylan’s new album, his starstruck moment walking into the recording studio and how it feels to open his crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo

Connect with Dylan

iTunes
Spotify
Software Giant (collaboration) on Bandcamp
LinkedIn

Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign

Arts, Entertainment, and Public Policy Professional with 15 years of experience in program design, business and community development, marketing and communications, collaborative partnerships, and event production in the public and private sectors. Ecosystem and brand developer. Relationship builder and connector. Organizational collaborator. Audience-focused wordsmith. Dedicated follow-upper. Music maker.

Proven track record of launching strategic initiatives based on measurable outcomes, engaging corporations and organizations as collaborative partners, steering complex projects to completion on time and under budget, and evaluating impacts.

Connect with Andrea

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Facebook
Instagram

Podcast Envy: Podcast Launch, Craft & Coaching Services
Chicago Women’s Creative Collective

Links and Resources

NEW! 2018 Creative Collective Studio Memberships available in Chicago AND globally

The Creative Impostor Magic page! Get a special gift from Andrea here.

Power Your Story — Created by my high school student podcast mentees!!!

Support The Creative Impostor

Andrea’s Patreon Page — where you can support the show, get cool gifts from me and can become an active participant in the creative community!

Free Audio Book & 30 day trial membership with Audible.com — support The Creative Impostor when you sign up!


This episode was mixed by Edwin R. Ruiz of Mondo Machine.
The Creative Impostor theme music was created by JoVia Armstrong.


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058: Cultivate brave space, intentional community, Licia Berry, Lisa Nalbone, Wendy Parman, Isabelle Rizo, Emily Stroia Gold

“There’s something sacred about passing the microphone to each individual woman and what’s even MORE exciting and sacred is the way in which everyone was LISTENING to each other.” ~Andrea Klunder

In this episode, I have FIVE incredible women gathered to talk about intentional creative community and, of course, that pesky little impostor voice!

My guests!

Licia Berry… bestselling author, artist, speaker, mentor, women’s advocate, author of I Am Her Daughter*

Lisa Nalbone… educator, advocate for self-directed lifelong learning, author of Life Sparks

Wendy Parman… singer, actor, writer, voice teacher, creator of Callie’s Solo web series

Isabelle Rizo… business mentor for the next generation of successful female entrepreneurs, artist, filmmaker, facilitator of The Singularity Circle

Emily Stroia Gold… professional intuitive, spiritual medium, poet and author of Into the Light

Let me set the scene for you…

A cool, crisp fall day in Chicago. Six women, including myself, gather in my 2nd floor vintage walkup apartment. Many of us have only ever met online, but we’ve all been brought together for a single purpose.

We have tea and then we sit in a circle.

I have two microphones — one for me, and one that we pass around the circle as each woman shares her own story, ideas, and words of encouragement.

This is the closest thing to a wise women’s council that I’ve ever experienced. I feel that we’re sitting around the bonfire shaping the future of our culture and community ahead.

We talk about:

  • The bridge between online and offline space to create community
  • The Supernova personal art and storytelling event designed by Isabelle Rizo, for which we were all gathered
  • The importance and power of cultivating intentional community
  • Getting clear on your story, your why, what you want to create in the world, and also your boundaries
  • How our impostor voices show up and what we do about it

*Books are affiliate links to Amazon. The Creative Impostor makes a teeny, tiny commission when you buy through these links. 

Links and Resources

NEW! 2018 Creative Collective Studio Memberships available in Chicago AND globally

The Creative Impostor Magic page! Get a special gift from Andrea here.

Power Your Story — Created by my high school student podcast mentees!!!

Connect with Our Guests

Licia Berry

Website
Book: I Am Her Daughter
Facebook
Twitter

My professional experience includes 25 years in education and training, with keen interests in psychology, philosophy, neuroscience, fine art and learning styles.  My search has been to find a way to explain mystical experience through logical language. Through a grounded, practical and even scientific approach, I bring left brain language to right brain experiences (such as mystical experience).

My life, as well as my work in the world, is firmly centered in wholeness and balance.  The union of our inner feminine and masculine, or yin/yang, is accessed and our true power expressed through this attention to balance.  My interest in wholeness arises from my experience, which shows me that integrating all aspects of ourselves is the kind, compassionate course to an actualized, joyous life.

Lisa Nalbone

Book – Life Sparks
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Life Sparks Learners Group
Instagram

Do you want to see possibilities, adopt new mindsets and find resources to tackle challenges in your learning adventures?

I’ve felt your pain — as a student, a teacher, a mom, and a daughter.

Hi! I’m Lisa. My path was not always clear and the journey not always easy.

Over the years I’ve taught multiple subjects in elementary through high school, and outside the classroom I’ve coached children and adults in everything from math, college preparedness, to designing non traditional learning pathways to meet career goals. Today, I focus on coaching young people and the young at heart to identify and design a path to pursue their purpose. I also write, speak, and give workshops about the power of self-directed learning and how to use the LifeSparks A-Z strategies to reignite your – or your children’s or student’s love for learning..

I’ve published the LifeSPARKS Guide and Workbook with strategies for self-directed learning and am hard at work on a combination quarterly planner/journal to help you define and map your self-directed learning journey.

And of course, I am learning all the time, enthusiastically. Won’t you join me?

Wendy Parman

Website
Callie’s Solo
Facebook
Instagram
Twitter
Youtube

Wendy Parman is a bit of an anomaly among performers today. She has spent a life in the performing arts singing, acting, writing and creating material and as well as teaching.

Most recently Wendy has been creating a musical/comedy web series, based on her life as a singer/voice teacher in Chicago, called “Callie’s Solo, which debuts this fall.

Originally from Kansas, Wendy graduated from the University of Kansas with a BFA in Theater/Voice, where she studied classical music and sang the roles of the Countess in The Marriage of  Figaro and Laetitia in The Old Maid and the Thief, and had the unique opportunity to study with  Z. Cynkutis,  one of the original actors from the  Grotowski ‘s renowned  Teatr Laboratorium, with a specially selected group of students. Wendy appeared in summer stock theatre with Vassar Playhouse and played Eliza in My Fair Lady as well as Marty in Grease.

Isabelle Rizo

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As an amateur scientist observing human behavior online and offline Isabelle noticed similarities between all humans. Our need for connection. Connection coming from integration with trauma. In online space where things were easily anonymous people would instantly connect – and she wanted to create that in offline space. From there Isabelle began integrating her online story with her offline reality by becoming a travel blogger, consultant, and strategist working remotely from various parts of Europe and North America.

Skipping the traditional college route and becoming an advocate of life-long learning, Isabelle integrated her learning journey into her culminating mentoring and strategy programs. How we as a society must not fear technology but integrate with it as singularity storytellers. Creating a smaller more connected world.

Through her multimedia art and curated experiences she intends conversation to be sparked, connections to be made, and deeper things to be moved. Her work and programs can be found at IsabelleRizo.com

Emily Stroia

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Emily Stroia is an intuitive, medium, teacher and author. She teaches people tools to connect to their intuition and share their gifts with the world. You can find out more about her at www.emilystroia.com

She is also the recent author of Into the Light, a memoir-inspired book on healing the past including loss, trauma, abuse and finding one’s voice after through spirituality and self-exploration.

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This episode was mixed by Edwin R. Ruiz of Mondo Machine.
The Creative Impostor theme music was created by JoVia Armstrong.


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055: Let go of that desire for control, Sarah Buino, Addiction Counselor, Head/Heart Therapy

“Our baseline isn’t happiness, our baseline is contentment.. We have to actively seek happiness.” ~Sarah Buino

Connection is the only way through all of this…

What if we could stop talking to ourselves like an a*@hole?

What if we could give up shame completely?

What if happiness was only a perspective shift away?

In this episode, I’m talking with licensed clinical social worker, certified addictions counselor and Certified Daring WayTM (that’s Brene Brown’s program!) facilitator, Sarah Buino of Head/Heart Therapy all about:

  • Sarah’s struggle with impostor syndrome & shame
  • How did Sarah get into her work, specifically with addiction counseling
  • Why Sarah calls herself a “joy pusher” and “empathy snob”
  • How does Sarah keep herself moving forward
  • Happiness vs. contentment
  • How to shift perspective
  • Using music as therapy
  • How to stop talking to yourself as though you’re an a*@hole!
  • What Sarah is excited about!
  • CONNECTION
  • Best advice for mental health from Sarah

“Everybody’s crazy, everyone. Including me. And anybody who says they’re not crazy- run. Because they’re the craziest of them all.” ~Sarah Buino

Resources & Links

As far as holiday self-care for mental health and shame here are a couple of things from Sarah:

  • Take breaks. Lots of time with family can be intense, so make sure there’s down time. Maybe take a walk or offer to pick something up from the store. Give yourself a breather when you feel you need it.
  • Pick your battles. There’s still likely to be discord in politically diverse families and while we all must remain diligent in our social justice quests, conservative Uncle Joe probably won’t change his mind because of that one fact you share. People don’t respond to facts anyway…they respond to feelings. I HIGHLY recommend Sarah Silverman’s show “I Love You, America” because she’s done an excellent job of making space for conversation and empathy even when we strongly disagree. And it’s just hysterical at the same time.
  • Be mindful. Family can push our buttons more fiercely and quickly than anyone else and shame is often one of the strong emotions that gets kicked up by our nearest and dearest. Shame wants us to either fight, flee or people-please, so when you feel those urges coming on, take a time out! Excuse yourself from the moment until you’re able to get back to your authentic self and respond mindfully.
  • Reach out. When you do experience shame, the best thing to do is connect with someone who can understand. Keep in mind the friends you have who have lost family members – they’re in the unique space of not having do deal with the hassle of family, but may be dealing with grief or loneliness. Give those folks a call to see how they’re doing and that’ll help you disconnect from whatever crazy is being stirred up within you as well.

The Season of You: Self-Care Holiday Gift Bundle* – digital gifts including meditation, prompts, recipes, a scavenger hunt and more from some of my creative colleagues! Perfect for women who do “too much” — you or someone else you love.

Sounds True* is my go-to resource for guided meditations, self-care resources, tools, trainings, books, and music for meditation and yoga. They also produce one of all-time favorite podcasts, Insights from the Edge, and I look forward to their annual holiday sale to stock up on my listening & reading for the year! That sale is NOW through December 22, 2017.* 

Items in my cart (and recommendations) include: 

Zoo Zen and Yoga Bug book bundle (for children’s yoga)

Awakening Through Sound with Chloe Goodchilde (audio training)

Self-Compassion Step-by-Step with Kristin Neff (audio training)

Room to Breathe with Sharon Salzbergy (guided meditation & home retreat)

Music as Medicine with Nawang Khechog (music Tibetan flute & Native American rhythms)

and ANYTHING by Pema Chodron

*This is an affiliate link, meaning that if you order one (or more) The Creative Impostor will get a thank you bonus from the creators. You support me, I support them, they support you!

NEW! 2018 Creative Collective Studio Memberships available in Chicago AND globally.

You do NOT have to do this alone.

The Creative Impostor Magic page – Get a special gift from Andrea here.

Power Your Story — Created by my high school student podcast mentees!!!  Subscribe in your favorite podcast app to be the first to get Season 2 THIS MONTH!

“As long as we have people in our life who love us, not despite our imperfections, but because of them, then it is going to be okay. ”~Sarah Buino

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Free Audio Book & 30 day trial membership with Audible.com (support The Creative Impostor when you sign up!)

About Sarah Buino

“I’m excited about changing the world.” ~Sarah Buino

Sarah Buino, LCSW, CADC, CDWF is the founder of Head/Heart Therapy, Inc. She is a licensed clinical social worker, certified addictions counselor and a Certified Daring WayTM facilitator. She holds a masters degree from Loyola University in Chicago and specializes in shame and substance abuse.

Sarah has served as a therapist at Presence Behavioral Health’s Addicted Professionals Program, working with attorneys, executives, nurses, and physicians struggling with substance use disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and trauma.

Before Presence, Sarah performed clinical work with adolescents and their families at Alternatives, Inc., a community mental health agency in Chicago that’s widely recognized for its youth-driven programming.

Sarah became part of Loyola University’s School of Social Work adjunct faculty in the fall of 2015. She currently teaches Introduction to Alcohol and Other Drug Disorders  and Clinical Practice in Addictions to master’s level students. She is committed to relating the pharmacology and clinical work of addiction in a relateable way to foster passion for chemical dependency work.

Sarah was honored by NASW’s Illinois Chapter by being awarded Emerging Leader for 2017. The Emerging Leader is an “early” career social worker who has demonstrated exemplary leadership, expertise, and dedication to the profession in the state of Illinois, whose contributions enhance practice knowledge and/or the capacity of the profession and the human service to obtain resources and influence.

Sarah has always valued authenticity as a critical component of whole-hearted living. Since hearing Dr. Brené Brown speak in the winter of 2009, she has been sharing the concepts of shame-resiliency, authenticity and vulnerability with her clients. She has completed training with Brené Brown’s team and is a Certified Daring WayTM facilitator (CDWF).

Sarah is also knowledgeable about the benefits of various alternative and complementary techniques for wellbeing, and is a certified Reiki Master. Reiki is a form of energy healing that encourages the release of oxytocin to reduce pain and increase the body’s ability to repair itself mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually.

In her spare time, Sarah is a musician and sings in a variety of musical groups around the city of Chicago. She loves fitness: yoga, weight lifting, and just about anything that gets her off the couch. She also loves tattoos and changing her hair cut and color often.

You can reach Sarah by email at sarah @ headhearttherapy.com.


This episode was mixed by Edwin R. Ruiz of Mondo Machine.
The Creative Impostor theme music was created by JoVia Armstrong.


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2018 Studio Memberships Now Open!

You don’t have to do this alone!

Do you ever feel isolated — like you’re creating in a vacuum and longing for someone to engage with your work?

Are you craving connection with other women who are taking risks, thinking outside of the box and designing a creative lifestyle?

Have you been feeling like an impostor and need some accountability, support and motivation (i.e. swift kick in the pants) to boost your confidence and find your creative groove?

I have definitely experienced ALL of these feelings. It’s why I created the Chicago Women’s Creative Collective FIVE YEARS AGO (OMG) in 2012 and why I started The Creative Impostor in 2015. Because I was looking for connection, community, someone who really could understand what the #*!@ was going on in my entrepreneurial, overstimulated, artistic, impostor brain.

I didn’t want to hang out in bars (and blow all my financial resources with nothing to show for it), I didn’t want to self-segregate into one category (just yoga teachers or only podcasters or simply writers) to the exclusion of all my other creative passions.

I didn’t want to feel competitive, less than, or alone.

And in this growing community, I don’t.

I LOVE our Chicago members who have been attending a sprinkling of Idea Brunches, Artist Salons and Co-Working sessions, along with social outings to support each other, clothing swaps and more.

I am INSPIRED by our growing global community in the Facebook Group who have been showing up for Facebook Lives, listening to the podcast and sharing their online program offerings.

I HEAR you asking for more opportunities to connect. I hear our global community feeling jealous of our Chicago events.

And I am FEELING called to expand, yet again. And I want to do it while taking care of MYSELF (something I don’t always consider when creating something new.) I want to make sure I’m offering a sustainable model for building community that supports you and honors my own time and effort.

So I THINK I’ve got a good plan that you’re going to LOVE!

For a limited time, I am now offering 2018 Studio Memberships for The Creative Impostor (online only) and the Chicago Women’s Creative Collective (in Chicago with an online element.)

 

2018?! It feels so far away!!!!

Nope.

How are you going to complete that creative vision you’ve been dreaming of?
Who are you going to intentionally surround yourself with?
When are you going to dedicate time to your artistic process?
And why keep going when it gets tough or overwhelming or your impostor voice starts throwing an existential tantrum?

Now is the time to design your creative support plan. Are you ready to commit to yourself?

Get the details and reserve your membership here.

There are 4 different Studio Memberships available, 3 in Chicago and 1 online. Each membership has a limited number of spaces and priority registration for all of our Chicago Idea Brunch and Artist Gallery events will be given to Studio Members. Single tickets to these events will be sold if any spaces remain.

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