PE026: Reva Mody, The Anxious Rebels, on Impostor Syndrome & Anxiety

I could talk to Reva Mody of The Anxious Rebels Podcast all day long… but I won’t! For your sake, I’m giving you the 40 best minutes of our conversation about podcasting, impostor syndrome, anxiety, and mint chocolate chip ice cream.

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About Reva Mody

I am a former Corporate Finance employee turned solo business owner.

I understand the anxiety and stress that comes with new business ownership and I believe, very strongly, in learning how to find happiness with the process vs the outcome.

I believe everyone deserves to pursue whatever they want to, but not at the cost of their mental health, happiness & relationships.

I am a psychology enthusiast and a Certified Mind Body Eating Coach.

I use scientifically proven, evidence based techniques to make our brains work for us, versus us, for it.

PE023: Katy Barber, KakeBytes, on Impostor Syndrome, Online Trolls & Gaming History

Imagine you were a brand new podcaster and you immediately started getting trolled on your Facebook page… and in a VERY nasty way. What would you do?

Well hopefully, you’d find a way to keep going like today’s guest, Katy Barber of KakeBytes.

KakeBytes is an adventure through gaming history and Katy has a fascinating story to share with you.

This episode is part of the “impostor syndrome” crossover series between my two shows, The Creative Impostor and Podcast Envy… enjoy!

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Resources

5 Questions You Haven’t Asked About Your Podcast (FREE)
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About Katy Barber

Katy Barber is the producer and host of KakeBytes, a podcast adventure through history. On her show, Katy interviews people who have been working in and around the industry since its infancy and hopes that she can bring new perspectives and previously unknown stories about the video game industry. She has been involved in podcasting for four years, starting her journey on a nerdy pop culture podcast and then launching her own show in 2017. You can read more about Katy and KakeBytes at www.kakebytes.com.

064: Stay in the room, Stacey Herrera, Sex, Money, Creativity, The Sensuality Project

“Self-consciousness is the assassin of authenticity.” ~Stacey Herrera

Stacey Herrera is the producer and host of the podcast The Sensuality Project. I love it, it makes me blush and it makes me think about topics we often don’t get to talk about in a constructive way. And I don’t mean just sex — but what the experience of being in this physical, sensual body is like; relationships; permission, consent and boundaries; social norms and prejudices; and so much more.

Stacey is facilitating a premium community JUST FOR these kinds of conversations amongst “sister friends”: The Sense & Sexability Society

 {This episode includes explicit language. Listener discretion advised.}

In this episode, we talk about:

  • The difference between sensuality and sexuality
  • Why it’s so important for us to normalize and talk about sex
  • The connection between sex, money and creativity
  • Our chakras (energy!) and our sexuality
  • Impostor syndrome manifesting as self-consciousness
  • Advice from Stacey!

“If you’re worried about what the other person is thinking, intimacy cannot happen… you have to be willing to be vulnerable.” ~Stacey Herrera

Connect with Stacey

Website
The Sensuality Project Podcast
The Sense & Sexability Society

Twitter
Facebook
Pinterest
Soundcloud
Tumblr
Youtube

“If I can’t receive in the physical realm, can I receive form the universe? Uh… no.” ~Stacey Herrera

Connect with Andrea

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Podcast Envy: Podcast Launch, Craft & Coaching Services
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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 Stacey

Stacey Herrera, The Sensuality Project

I’m Stacey, a native Angelino, who loves to talk.! And sex happens to be one of my favorite subjects. I am seeker and my default setting is optimistic.

I believe that deliciousness is about life, not taste.
I am not a size 2 and I don’t wear stilettos.
I believe that beauty is not a look, but a feeling.
I believe that sexy is not an article of clothing, but the embodiment of vivacity. And that sexy is also a subjective term that applies to everyone.
I also believe that every woman deserves a lover who makes her wet. That the work she does should make her nipples hard. And that she should be aroused by some aspect of her life on a daily basis.

But I know what it feels like to have a full plate. When there are not enough hours in a day to accommodate all the things that need to be done. There was a time when self-care was a conversation and not something I routinely practiced. Family, friends, work… people relied on me. And I got tired. Tired of trying to keep all the balls in the air. Tired of being spread so thin. Tired of being everything to everybody. Tired of being tired.

I was working  job that sucked the life out of me on a daily basis. I could not build my own business because I was too busy wearing a cape. I became resentful. Then I got sick. I stressed myself to the point of developing an illness that caused blindness in my left eye. 

I had to lose my sight in order to regain my vision.

But you don’t have to…

You CAN make different choices now. You CAN have it all without losing your sh*t. You CAN live a turned-on life without giving up the things and the people you love.

And I can help you do that… www.StaceyHerrera.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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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

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Love Your Work Podcast
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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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056: Affirm yourself, Kelly Covert, Inner Voice Coach & Host of In Her Voice Podcast

“One minute does not change who I am.” ~Kelly Covert (upon reflecting over the disappointment of missing her triathlon personal record by one minute.)

Everything counts…

I met Kelly Covert online through a podcast mentoring program with Elsie Escobar (episode 044) and then in person at 2017 Podcast Movement and I LOVE Kelly’s presence. She is affirming, clear and joyful. She is an incredible listener AND she totally gets my type A, overachiever, creative perfectionist personality. I knew immediately she needed to be here on the show, talking with you!

In this episode we talk about the true inner voice you want to listen to (i.e. NOT the impostor voice or inner mean girl), daily practices for cultivating your connection to that voice and your deepest desires, overcoming perfectionism and recognizing your own inherent worth outside of achievement and productivity.

“If you never do another thing, you are worthy right now.” ~Kelly Covert

Resources & Links

Kelly’s 5 Days of Journaling for Visionary Women

My interview on Kelly’s podcast, In Her Voice

As far as holiday self-care Kelly says:

Everything counts. One breath of intentionality for your day counts. Take 5 minutes in the shower, stay up 5 minutes after everyone goes to bed, wake up 5 minutes earlier than everyone else… offer to run to the store alone to pick things up. Find a way to have a moment to yourself.

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!

“I was very addicted to external affirmation. I had to go from one hit to the next hit and the reason I was so addicted to that was because I wasn’t willing to give it to myself.” ~Kelly Covert

Connect with Kelly

KellyCovert.com
In Her Voice podcast

Facebook: trimommylife
Instagram: kellyjcovert
Twitter: kellyjcovert

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Facebook: andreaklunder.creative
Instagram: andreaklunder

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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 Kelly Covert

“I’m here with you today. And I’m fully present with you and loving every minute. To me, that is, success. And also I want to make a lot of money and that is ALSO success.” ~Kelly Covert

Kelly Covert is an inner voice coach with a passion for helping visionary women believe and achieve their big vision by connecting deeply with the wisdom that is inside of them all while owning their worthiness each and every day. Through her intuitive, heart-centered approach she helps women awaken to their true power as creators and world-changers.

She is the creator and host of the In Her Voice, a podcast that empowers women to listen and live by their inner voice so they can change the world. Her work has been featured on The Huffington PostThe Elephant JournalYourTango.com, and she has been a featured guest on many podcasts.

Kelly is also a professional flutist with Symphoria, a wife and the mother of 2 boys, 14 and 11, and 1 baby girl beagle named Piper.

You can learn more and connect with Kelly at www.kellycovert.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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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

Connect with Sarah

Head/Heart Therapy
Facebook
LinkedIn
Sarah’s Blog

Connect with Andrea

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Facebook
Instagram

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!

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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054: Trust the nudges you’re getting, Samantha Mant, Naturopath, The Holistic Branch

“When it does feel vulnerable, that’s an indicator that it’s something that you really desire.” ~Samantha Mant

We have so much more insight into our own bodies and what works for us than anyone else…

Have you ever gotten health or healing advice from a doctor or other practitioner and felt like they just weren’t listening to you or believing you?

What if you could get high level intuitive health advice from a hip holistic healer with a strong clinical naturopathic background and hot pink (blue or purple) hair depending on the day?

What if she could guide you to get in touch with your own body’s natural cycles and biorhythms?

What if your treatment recommendations included food, herbs, flower essences and essential oils?

Today I’m bringing you a conversation with Australian naturopath, Samantha Mant. Working with Samantha is like learning about yourself through the kind advice and insight of a good friend who is super smart and wise. In fact, she’s so good at listening, that I talked about myself WAY too much in this interview and probably should have paid her for a consultation!

“Healing is a journey and I get to hold space for people, and I feel really honored.” ~Samantha Mant

Resources & Links

Tea by the Cauldron – FREE consultation with Samantha to develop a healing plan for you.

Are you curious about what working one-on-one with a Naturopath-Witch entails? Wondering exactly how she mixes her own brand of holistic medicine & Witch flavour together to help people manifest the results they seek?

Pull up a virtual chair and have Tea by the Cauldron!

Flower Essences & Essential Oils

Australian – busch fuschia – throat chakra, communication; dog rose – increases confidence in yourself; Five Corners – increases joy, love, acceptance ; Little Flannel Flower – tap into inner child, making creativity more playful

Bach Flowers – Rock Water – expression & flexibility , Wild Rose – apathy , Aspen – fear of the unknown, Pine – taking creative risks

Essential Oils – Citrus esp Wild or Sweet Orange, Lemon or Lime

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!!! Their Thanksgiving Special episode comes out Wednesday 11/22! Subscribe in your favorite podcast app to be the first to get it.

“I actually think if you don’t have that [impostor] feeling, then you’re not doing the right thing.”~Samantha Mant

Connect with Samantha

The Holistic Branch Website
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram

Connect with Andrea

Website
Facebook
Instagram

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!

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

About Samantha Mant

“I’m a self-proclaimed witch, I’m a naturopath, I’m a feminist, I’m a vegan — I kind of tick all the internet’s taboo boxes.” ~Samantha Mant

The Holistic Branch is run by Samantha Mant, a Naturopath & Intuitive Healer, with 17 years experience.

She is also a Writer, Witch, and facilitator of a Facebook community (The Holistic Branch Cauldron) open to all who walk a magickal healing path.

Samantha is on a soul-powered mission to help cultivate a world in which every person trusts their intuition to heal themselves, honour their body and support their own healing journey.


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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047: Become a co-conspirator for social justice, Sarah Dennis & Ashley Lana Scott

“We’re all different and that’s part of human nature, to celebrate those differences.” -Sarah Dennis

Calling in, rather than calling out…

In this episode, I had the privilege to discuss the history and the current reality of racism in our society as well as the potential for change from the inside out (and the outside in) with educator Sarah Dennis and artist & activist Ashley Lana Scott.

Sarah and Ashley had never met before so this was a truly candid conversation about what it takes to be an ally, how to support one another in looking inward at our internalized racism (regardless of skin color), and why these sometimes uncomfortable conversations are crucial to the cultural dialogue. (BTW, that’s the difference between calling in and calling out…  IN is initiating a conversation, OUT is pointing a finger in an accusatory way.)

Of course we talk about impostor syndrome and feeling like a total fraud when trying to have said difficult conversations, too!

This is a conversation that is humorous, sensitive, hopeful and deeply thought-provoking.

So take a deep breath, relax your mind open, have a listen, and let me know what you think over in the Facebook Group…

And if you haven’t already, check out Episode 045: Talking to strangers, where you’ll hear how I met Julie and why I’m taking on a theme on the show that pushes me out of my comfort zone. Also, Episode 046 with Andrea Ranae Johnson on how to use your power and privilege for good.

Connect with Ashley

Ashley Lana Scott’s Website
Ashley’s Facebook
Ashley’s Instagram
Ashley’s Twitter
Ashley’s LinkedIn

“At the end of the day, the thing that is pulling the strings is our silence, on every side, and that silence is deadly. Like Sarah was saying, when you allow yourself to feel that shame and then you don’t want to do anything about it, you allow it to overcome your action, it makes the decision for you… I suggest getting your hands dirty with that shame.” -Ashley Lana Scott

Connect with Sarah

Sarah Dennis’s Website

“I actually like the word ‘co-conspirator’ better, I think ‘ally’ is really soft and wimpy. For me it’s not a call to action, being an ally. But being a co-conspirator makes me feel like, “I want to dismantle this system and I’m going to do anything I can to figure out what that looks like.” -Sarah Dennis

Connect with Andrea

Facebook
Instagram
Chicago Women’s Creative Collective

I was featured on Jessi Frey’s video blog talking about “What to Do When You Feel Like a Fake!

One of my guided meditations was featured on the ASMR-based Sleep Whispers podcast. Skip forward to the 1hour mark just for the meditation (otherwise Harris might whisper you to sleep before you hear it if you listen to the whole episode!)

Resources & Links

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

Power Your Story — My students’ new podcast!!!

The Movement for Black Lives – Policy platform mentioned by Sarah
Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: Revised Edition By Beverly Tatum
SURJ – Showing Up for Racial Justice
A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America by Ronald Takaki
What Does It Mean to be White? Developing White Racial Literacy by Robin Di Angelo
Article in the Atlantic: The Case for Reparations by Ta Nehisi-Coats
Online Seminar highly recommended by Sarah: http://www.37days.com/racism/

Mother’s Quest podcast with Julie Neale

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 Ashley Lana Scott

Ashley Lana Scott is a Visual Artist and Community Organizer from the Westside of Chicago. She creates art from innovative ideas that are grounded in Social Justice, Self- Love and Community Empowerment.

In 2006, she presented her first Art Installation titled “Inspire A Generation”, using Installation Art and Film to introduce the history of the impact that oppression had on young people in underprivileged communities and how Hip-Hop grew out of poverty into an outlet from the oppression that still thrives in underground communities as a Socially Conscious Art Culture.

In 2012, she presented an excerpt of her art exhibition called (Her)story: A Journey through Womanhood and Hip-Hop during Chicago’s Pilsen Neighborhood Art Walk/Second Friday Event at the Chicago Art Department.

Ashley Lana Scott serves Creative Young Women in discovering their own personal power through Socially Conscious Art Engagement so that they can transform the global consciousness and inspire connection with their own innovative Ideas, ArtWork and Business.

About Sarah Dennis

Ph.D, Biography

I grew up in Chicago, attending a Chicago Public Magnet school that attracted children from diverse racial, ethnic, religious and socio-economic backgrounds near the Cabrini Green Housing Project in the mid-late 80s/early 90s. From the young age of about 10, I was inspired to become an engaging educator committed to social justice to help turn children on to the love of learning and reading, and try to change the inequities in many of the systems in the United States. Also from the age of 10, I was a proud member of the Chicago Children’s Choir, a multi-cultural, multi-racial, secular city-wide organization committed to social justice. My experiences at my elementary school and choir helped shape my commitment to social justice.

After attending New York University for a Bachelors degree in Early Childhood/Elementary Education and then teaching preschool/Kindergarten, 3rd, 4th and 5th grades at public schools in New York City, I began coaching and mentoring preschool teachers in the Best Practices in Early Literacy Project, which led to two Early Reading First projects (2002-’05 & 2005-’08). During these years, I earned a Masters in Literacy Education (2005) and a doctorate in Early Childhood (2008) from New York University.

I have presented at many dozens of conferences nationally including the National Head Start Research Conference in Washington D.C. (2002, ’04, ’06 & ’08), NAEYC’s Professional Development Institute (Pittsburg, 2007; Indianapolis, 2012), NIEER’s Conference (2002), the Early Reading First Grantees Meeting (2004 in AZ, 2005 in FL, 2007 in CA), the Illinois Reading Council Conference (Springfield, 2011-2014), and have provided professional development and coaching to many hundreds of teachers and coaches. I have also been assessing and tutoring children (Kindergarten-HS) for nearly 15 years in NYC and Chicago.

I am the founder and co-leader of the Illinois Chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education: Advancing and Advocating for Social Justice & Equity, and have also founded and co-lead the Families for Racial Justice Chicago Facebook Group. I recently participated as part of a panel on anti-racism for the Quentin B. Young Equity Project (Feb 2017) (see photo below), and I am currently in training to hopefully become a trainer with the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond.

I hope to hear from you soon to see how I can support your work to inspire the children of the next generation!


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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039: Give yourself a real shot at your crazy dream, Jen Briney of Congressional Dish

“Give yourself a real shot at the dream, go for it, and if you fail, fine, but at least you gave it a shot and you’re definitely going to learn something that will help.” ~Jennifer Briney

Create the thing YOU want to exist…

We’re switching gears just a bit on this episode — we are talking politics — I KNOW TABOO!!!

But don’t roll your eyes in disgust, frustration and overwhelm. You are going to LOVE this conversation with Jennifer Briney of Congressional Dish podcast.

I discovered Jennifer and her show earlier this year at Podfest in Florida where she was keynoting about how she funds her podcast, her production team and her life 100% through direct listener support  — no ads, no sponsors, no links to sign up for her XYZ course. Just straight up value for value between what she’s creating and the people who consume it.

You’ll get to hear about our mutually impostor-y experiences around Podfest, the awkwardness of asking for money, Jen’s huge leap of faith, and her take on what’s going on in government right now (without straight up ranting and bashing.)

Also…  we laugh a LOT in this episode. Who knew politics could be so funny? 

“I felt like one of those people that sits by the subway with a little cup in my hand being like, ‘Change sir?’ It was horrible!” ~Jen Briney, on the first episodes where she asked listeners for money

Connect with Jen…

Congressional Dish on Apple Podcasts

Website
Support the show on Patreon
Facebook
Show’s Twitter
Jen’s Twitter

Connect with Andrea…

Facebook
Instagram
Chicago Women’s Creative Collective

Resources & Links…

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

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!)

“Vote! People have died for the right to vote — it’s the thing that makes us different from these countries we’re so afraid of… so to just throw it away? I can’t fathom that.” ~Jennifer Briney

ABOUT CONGRESSIONAL DISH PODCAST

Congressional Dish is different from the “political” shows you have seen on television and have heard on the radio. Congressional Dish is not owned by a big company. There are no screaming matches. There are no commercials. The listener-supported Congressional Dish podcast is a show about the Congress and Jennifer Briney, the host, reads the bills that they pass.

If you are an American, you are your Representative’s boss and this show will help you judge their job performance. Using the information from Congressional Dish, you can decide if their actions represent you and choose whether to re-hire or fire them. This show makes your job easy, explaining complicated legislation in a way anyone can understand and exposing Representatives who accept legal bribes (“campaign contributions”) from industries that benefit from their bills. Congressional Dish will introduce you to the people using and misusing your government, and you may even laugh a few times along the way.

ABOUT THE HOST

Host of Congressional Dish

Host of Congressional Dish

Hi. I’m Jen Briney. I’m the host of Congressional Dish.

My husband and I currently live in Walnut Creek, CA but I was raised and went to school in Southern California. I have a degree in Communications from Loyola Marymount University. Congressional Dish is my full time job.

I have no affiliation with anyone with power in Washington D.C., any political party, or any political organization. I was a registered Republican in 2000 (before I knew anything about politics), a registered Independent in 2004 (before I knew that was a political party), and I’m now registered as “unenrolled”.

In December of 2010, I saw Tom Cole (R-OK) on C-SPAN successfully attach an amendment protecting secret campaign contributions into a government funding bill; that’s when I started reading the Congressional Record. After reading the bills, I realized that there is a lot of important news inside of them that is going uncovered. A year later, after teaching myself how to create a website and a podcast, Congressional Dish was born.

Want to know more? Listen to the podcast. Follow me on Twitter. Contact me. Ask.

Thanks for listening :)

Subscribe to the podcast in iTunes!

“I created the thing that I wanted to exist… If you want something bad enough, chances are someone else wants it too. They might not know it yet, but when they find out about it, they’ll be happy that it’s there.” ~Jennifer Briney

 


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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