066: Raise Your Vibration, Susan Chu: Crystals, Feng Shui and Changing Careers

“Fear has a tendency to hold us back… and when we free ourselves from our own prison then… we notice a lot more about opportunities, about door openings — we can actually walk across to the other side.” ~Susan Chu

 

Susan Chu is a holistic practitioner who works with people to move past fear, take better care of themselves, and find their passion for a more authentically aligned life. She uses crystals, feng shui and mindfulness for magical results in a totally grounded way.

I LOVE how she calls the impostor voice your “inner saboteur!”

Be sure to check out her Crystals for Your Health Facebook Group — it’s excellent for learning how to work with crystals!

Connect with Susan

Website
Crystal Mentorship Program
Crystals for Your Health Facebook Group
Facebook

Connect with Andrea

Website
Facebook
Instagram

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 Susan

I’m Susan M. Chu. One of my biggest passions in life is living a feng shui life.

I was in corporate America for about 20 years, in the banking industry. I excelled in my jobs and made excellent money. But, somewhere along the way, I lost my feng shui values. I stopped living the feng shui life. Over time…

  • I was struggling, financially
  • My career stalled
  • I was in a dead end relationship
  • My health was deteriorating
  • And I couldn’t manifest any magical opportunities anymore

I was a total mess. I had hit my rock bottom. I took a long, hard look at myself and what came next was a total shocker to me. I quit my very cushy job. I didn’t quite bounce right back up, but when I did, I had rediscovered the magic in feng shui living. I have an unshakeable deep peace within myself; my inner child could not stop laughing when I rediscovered the feng shui way; I manifested so many helpful people that I can’t even recognize my life from when I quit my job; and I finally attained a quiet mind.

I stopped passing judgement on myself. The saboteur within me got a new job. Whenever I step off the feng shui path, it will lead me back.

There are a lot of people who accept life as being difficult. There are a lot of people who are conditioned to believe that you should struggle through life. I disagree. For me, life is about attaining inner peace and conquering life challenges. What I see is many people trying to find some semblance of peace in a very chaotic world.

It is so wonderful to sing to my favorite songs and not hear “Please, don’t sing. You can’t sing. from within me.

My clients include a wide variety of professionals: entrepreneurs, artists, expectant moms, corporate professionals, etc…. What they all have in common is they want to change their life, believe the Universe will work with them, and are ready to do whatever it takes. Our work together helps them attract the right relationships (mentors, teachers, and partners); inspires passion for their careers; and enlightens them to love their lives. It can do the same for you.

If you are ready to step into that life and commit to loving your life, I’d love to schedule a complimentary 15 minute call. Please email me at: info@susanmchu.com.

Feng shui living is a way of life. It embraces synchronicity with Heaven, peace within ourselves (man), and harmony with our environment (Earth). Many centuries of feng shui wisdom flows through me. I am here to share everything I know to transform your struggles into opportunities and to help you reach your dreams.

www.SusanMChu.com


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065: A remedy for not enough

“She asked me how could I express gratitude. My first thought was “to whom?” But she meant… gratitude to mySELF.” ~Andrea Klunder

Pause, take a deep breath, lift your head, and look around…
 

I just released an episode in my new-ish podcast about the craft of podcasting, Podcast Envy, about downloads, numbers, stats, etc and you probably know already how I feel about using those metrics as a measure for success from my Creative Impostor episode 57: What do numbers have to do with success?

And I propose a question that applies to areas of life and work beyond podcasting, which is — if these numerical metrics were to disappear…

If you could not easily see how many followers you had on Facebook or Instagram, how many people liked your picture, or retweeted your post. If you had no idea how many people were subscribed to your email newsletter or opened it or unsubscribed. If you did not have a head count for the audience of your talk or your show… If you did not see an actual number…

… how would YOU measure success? How would you value your OWN work?

Sometimes I feel like my own numbers are too small. Like I’m working and working and working and no one notices or cares. Like I’ll never reach that critical mass of followers where suddenly the conversion statistics  come out to actual sales of services and I can actually earn a sustainable comfortable income off of the content I create and the work that I do.

And sometimes I feel like a fraud, teaching podcasting classes, encouraging hundreds of other people to create a podcast and being positioned as the “expert” or making recommendations on gear, equipment and software when certainly there are other people out there who know more in that department than I do.

And I keep putting myself out there despite those feelings.

And THEN what happens? Listen and find out…

Resources & Links

Connect with Andrea

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Facebook
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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!

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


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057: What do numbers have to do with success?

“We have a tendency to focus on the negative rather than the… goals that have been really successful and one of the reasons for that is an obsession with numbers.” ~Andrea Klunder

Being successful, being seen, being heard…

Happy New Year!!! How are you? What are you up to creatively this year? Intentions… visions… desires… are you going to switch things up or are you going to really stick it out and drill deeper into what’s already working?

And how will you measure success?

“Numbers are the easiest way to measure things, but they’re not always the biggest indicators of success.” ~Andrea Klunder

Resources & Links

Connect with Andrea

Website
Facebook
Instagram

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

“It IS about the engagement, the core people, the people who are committed, the people who are showing up.” ~Andrea Klunder

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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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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052: Discover your magic, Tonya Gonzalez, Tarot Life Coach, Woo Woo Witchcraft

“Women are ready to speak their voices, raise their voices, lift their voices because we’ve been quiet for too long. We are ready stop the destruction of the world. We’re ready to heal these conversations around money and finances. We’re ready to heal these conversations about having your period. It is a part of our life. Please deal with it… look at it, understand it. It’s not going away.” ~Tonya Gonzalez

Take off the impostor mask, show your true self…

I’ve been following Tonya Gonzalez on social media for a while — connected by a mutual friend, both in life and in spirit, we are definitely fans of each other’s crafts!

Tonya calls herself a tarot life coach, using her psychic gifts, tarot cards, crystals, essential oils, incantations and spells to support her coaching practice and clients. In this episode, she tells the incredible story of how she went from bussing and waiting tables at a restaurant in Key West, to being voted the #3 psychic in the world on a hit reality TV show in Kiev, Ukraine.

Tonya even does a LIVE tarot reading for me about money — a perfect segue to her new book, “The Little Book of Woo Woo: Prayers, Incantations & Spells for Loot, Love & Life.”

“Prayer really works. Prayer heals. Prayer is a salve. Prayer has been my teacher and my guidance through every adventure I’ve had. Prayer has been how I’ve traveled all over the world.” ~Tonya Gonzalez

Resources & Links

“The Little Book of Woo Woo”

Tonya’s program “Divine With Me” Tarot Lessons + Intuition Development + Spiritual Practice.

“The School of Bewitchery” Membership, Mastermind & Mentoring.

Learn to “Use Your Magic”. DIY Lessons, Rituals & Spells for Everyday Magic!

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

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

“I believe that all women are brujas and witches… we are the reincarnated women that were burned at the stake… we remember being burned for our power. That’s why it is so important to empower ourselves. That’s why Mama Earth is awakening now because she’s done with the impostor of the patriarchy running things because before it was the Goddess.”~Tonya Gonzalez

Connect with Tonya

TarotLifeCoach.com
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 Tonya Gonzalez

“I went from coffee shop in 2009 when I first came out with my brand… to TV star in Europe in three years.” ~Tonya Gonzalez

With over two decades of study, Tonya Gonzalez brings you her gifts of clairvoyance, mediumship, energy healing and crystal therapy. All with her beloved Tarot and oracle cards, intuitive gifts & divine guidance.

Tonya has been voted #3 Psychic in the World. She is a Tarot Expert, International Bestselling Author, Spiritual Teacher and Priestess.

She is growing the Woo Woo Witchcraft brand & products, teaching in “The School of Bewitchery” and developing an Oracle & Tarot Decks. Tonya offers confidential, intuitive life and spiritual counseling.

She currently lives in central Mexico with her husband, Artist & Tarot Deck Co-Creator, Guillermo Gonzalez, her daughter, Miana Melendez and their four cats.


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The Creative Impostor theme music was created by JoVia Armstrong.


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049: Change, Connection, Magic and the Death Card

“A lot of times we start things… we set a big goal, we create a big vision for ourselves, and we announce it on Facebook… and then somewhere along the way, it gets difficult, we meet with that resistance, we start falling short…” ~Andrea Klunder

It’s the murky, muddy middle…

Our theme for the upcoming month is all about working with Coaches to help navigate resistance to change. In this episode, hear what I’m feeling resistance around these days and get the scoop on what I WANT to do next.

“The Death card represents an opportunity — a strong call toward transformation, setting something aside, letting it go and moving into something new even if it feels scary, even if it feels uncertain.” ~Andrea Klunder

Connect with Andrea…

Facebook
Instagram
Chicago Women’s Creative Collective

Resources & Links…

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

PodcastEnvy.com – How can I support YOU in creating your own podcast?

October 29th Create Your Own Podcast workshop in Chicago

Send me questions for my student producers for Power Your Story podcast via email or voicemail.

Upcoming Guests:

Katy Flatau, Mindful-U 

Nikki Ricks, Gab Lab

Tonya Gonzalez, Tarot Life Coach

“This feels like a very full spectrum chakra experience that I’ve lined up without even realizing it.” ~Andrea Klunder

Feel Good Effect, (my client Robyn’s podcast!) episode with Jon Acuff

Charlotte Elea’s Sacred Sojourner Space on Facebook (for tarot)

The Creative Impostor episode on Resistance

“Resistance — you know that feeling, when you know what to do… but you just canNOT find the internal motivation to do it.” ~Andrea Klunder

Support the Show…

Andrea’s Patreon Page — check it out and stay tuned for new PLAYFUL creativity making opportunities with me!!!

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

“Do we ever really finish anything?” ~Andrea Klunder


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The Creative Impostor theme music was created by JoVia Armstrong.


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043: Have your ice cream first, Ruth Humphreys

“If I start the day with my inner child playful activities, I’m a lot more productive, I’ve been able to entertain my inner child so I can later on get on with the ‘work’ and also I’m more joyful and then other things come from that as well.” ~Ruth Humphreys

Just hit “play” and start your day…

What did you LOVE to do as a child? Something that you could do all day and it would be as if time stood still…

Ruth Humphreys, former librarian, is a storyteller for children and a coach for grown-ups who want to find their playful mission in life through connection with your inner child. This phrase, inner child, typically would make me roll my eyes, but in this case, I’m inspired and energized by Ruth’s imaginative approach to re-discovering wonder!

“When children are playing, they’re processing emotions — they’re processing what’s going on… and as adults we’re the same… it’s very therapeutic.” ~Ruth Humphreys

Connect with Ruth

On the Web
Wonder Led Leaders Circle on FB

Ruth on Facebook
Instagram

Ruth’s Ice Cream Video 

Ruth’s Inner Child Morning Music Playlist

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!)

“We come into this world knowing who we are and what we’ve come here to do.” ~Ruth Humphreys, on the time in our life BEFORE impostor feelings begin to set in

About Ruth

Ruth Humphreys is a storyteller, inner child Wonder Shop leader and facilitator of play, curiosity and courage for kids and inner kids.

The Wonder Led Leaders Circle is a safe and nurturing space to help us connect with and listen to our inner child. The inner child which loves to play, has so much wisdom to impart and is hidden under the adult bit.

This circle is a playful and sacred space to share what you loved to do as a child and explore joyful and magical ways to find the essence of these activities to nurture and bring more of what lights you up into your life.

We share playful suggestions, reminders to look at the world in the eyes of wonder and support each other in being courageous in our creativity”

“When we play, we relax, so the more playful we can be, the more we can relax.” ~Ruth Humphreys


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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042: Come over and play

“There’s a very blurry line between making art and working when your art is your life and your passion is your art and your art becomes your business and your business is work… it’s a tricky cycle.” ~Andrea Klunder

Self-promotion & Play like Oil & Water? Maybe not…

When I was a kid, the other kids on the block would get frustrated because rather than just riding bikes together, I always wanted to creates some structure and do things like make them play traffic cop.

Not a lot has changed, in that even as an adult, I have a tendency to turn my creative passions into hard work.

But what happens when forces in your life, your community, your clients, and even your tarot cards conspire to get you out of your rut and just play?

Find out…

“At first I was like, “ugh, I have so much work to do this weekend, I don’t have time to screw around in the forest preserve, shooting slow motion video for what purpose I have no idea.”” ~Andrea Klunder

Resources & Links…

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

Interview with Bree Noble on music, business and self-promotion, Episode 041

Interview with Jennifer Briney on Congressional Dish, Patreon, and asking for money from your listeners, Episode 039

Interview with Ruth Humphreys on storytelling, your inner child and play, Episode 043 coming soon!

Sean Johnson & the Wild Lotus Band – my muses for movement, music & myth

The Bhakti Caravan – the band I sing with

Support the Show…

Andrea’s Patreon Page — check it out and stay tuned for new PLAYFUL creativity making opportunities with me!!!

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

“And I thought to myself yes these women totally get it. This is what podcasting CAN be all about — an extension of your creative expression and art to be able to reach new audiences and build community around that creative spark — and invitation for others to come over and play with you.” ~Andrea Klunder


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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037: Permission to stop

“I keep thinking I need to do more– That I need more clients. That I’m going to run out of money. That I need to keep pushing forward until I make it to… where exactly?” ~Andrea Klunder

Letting go of busy…

It has been a BUSY month filled with transitions and new things. 

Of course I knew it would be because our theme for the last few weeks both in The Creative Impostor Facebook Group and in the Chicago Women’s Creative Collective has been Creative Woo-Woo: mystical practices for your creative workflow

I’ve interviewed Intuitive Counselor and Self-Discovery Coach Charlotte Elea about tarot and oracle cards for developing your intuition and Spiritual Embodiment Teacher Monica Martin about using your body’s felt-sense to guide your decision making.

AND I’ve done informal live video interviews with both of them in TheCreative Impostor FB group AND with Naturopath & Holistic Healer Samantha Mant (who will be on the podcast in the coming months) on coordinating your creative cycles with the moon and with feminine cycle. 

Put all of these experiences together with the tarot readings I’ve been incorporating into my almost-daily meditation practice AND some very practical DEEP coaching I’ve been doing with the luminous podcasting guru Elsie Escobar as part of her new e-league mentoring program and…. whew!

“I’m getting all intuitive, introspective, one with the universe, aligned in my purpose – flow – flow – flow all OVER THE PLACE!” ~Andrea Klunder

It’s actually been so intense that I’m alternating between these bursts of manic creative insight where I can’t sleep and I’m up way late into the night — so late I hear the birds chirping in the pre-dawn darkness outside my window  And then these periods of deep sleep without an alarm clock, where I will sleep for 11 hours at a stretch.

And in between all of that are the client deadlines for projects new and old, the smattering of yoga and meditation classes I teach throughout the week, the orientations for the After School Matters podcasting program for high schoolers I’m creating and facilitating starting this summer, hosting and expanding the Chicago Women’s Creative Collective and producing this podcast.

Busy. 

Are you exhausted just listening to this? 

And this leads me back to my coaching with Elsie at the beginning of this month.

I asked her to help me figure out what to do next with The Creative Impostor, where I fit into the podcasting industry, how to leverage my unique gifts, skills and strengths for a sustainable purpose-driven business.

And here’s what she said to me first:

You have the ability to “become what is needed” in any situation— you have the solution for any problem.

BUT what do you want to do?

“I have everything I need. And now I have the luxury to let go of the hustle and spend some time focusing on what I want to do and create and who I want to be for a while.” ~Andrea Klunder

 

Resources & Links…

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

Charlotte Elea’s Exclusive Daily Tarot Package for The Creative Impostor Community! – Includes e-course, your own tarot deck in the mail AND a 30min intuitive session with Charlotte. Get the details & sign up here by June 7th!!!

Monica Martin’s 7-day exploration: Discover your inner (re)sources
Includes guided meditation, creative expression, body/felt sense intuition, etc and it’s free! Get the details & start here.

Support the Show…

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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036: Transform the trauma, Monica Martin

“We are so in a reactive mode, in our heads, trying to make meaning… we don’t allow ourselves time just to slow down and notice what is happening right now.” ~Monica Martin

The process of becoming who we are…

Monica Martin is the woman you want with you whenever you’re feeling uncertain. Her presence and incredibly soothing voice always give me the feeling that everything is going to be okay — or even better than okay. AND in this interview Monica shares how to tap into and trust that grounding, connected energy within yourself through meditation, visualization, “felt-sense” experiencing in your body, process art and… boxing!

“Boxing has been one of THE biggest parts of my healing… it’s so important that, especially now, people find a way to express their emotions in a physical activity… because it helps you actually transmute the emotions and it helps you find your own way of expression.” ~Monica Martin

Resources & Links…

Monica’s 7-day exploration: Discover your inner (re)sources
Includes guided meditation, creative expression, body/felt sense intuition, etc and it’s free! Get the details & start here.

Charlotte Elea’s Exclusive Daily Tarot Package for The Creative Impostor Community! – Includes e-course, your own tarot deck in the mail AND a 30min intuitive session with Charlotte. Get the details & sign up here.

Isabelle Rizo’s Singularity Circle (where Monica and I met) – learn how use your story to step into visionary leadership and get the 5 day storytelling challenge. Tell Isabelle I sent you.

Podcast Envy Learn 5 ways to grow your reach with podcasting and maybe even launch your own podcast.

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!)

Andrea’s Facebook Group – The Creative Impostor

Chicago Offline Community – Chicago Women’s Creative Collective

“I’m watching our leaders… and I’m having such a sense of compassion because I am watching them as humans and I’m seeing the struggles — mental struggles and psychological and emotional reactionary things that are happening — AND I’m also saying that what their actions are and what they’re doing is not okay WHILE still having compassion for them as a person.” ~Monica Martin

Monica Martin

Spiritual Embodiment Teacher

Monica is a Spiritual Embodiment Teacher, and she has truly dedicated her life and mission to supporting others through trauma recovery, healing, & embodied transformation, to live their fullest life’s expression and joy. She teaches her clients the gift of felt-sense intuition to work with their bodies as powerful tools to connect to their inner wisdom to guide their decisions, words, and actions with integrity. The work teaches others how to transform their states of being to make quantum shifts in their lives to be empowered change-makers in the world. Her work blends together body awareness, transpersonal psychology, spiritual guidance, and intuition.

Her path has been full and rich, and taught her a range of tools to integrate into the work. She calls forth the different aspects of herself to best support her students and clients – Intuitive, Psychologist, Anointing Priestess, Medicine Woman, Embodied Mystic, and Earthy Mamma. Continually, she holds the space with conscious love and grace, playful curiosity, and warm compassion.


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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