053: Why I don’t like “self-care” and I LOVE Self-care

“…my ultimate self-care ritual was turning into an anxiety-creating monster.” ~Andrea Klunder How can we redefine self-care? It’s November — my BIRTHDAY MONTH!!! It’s the time of year when the weather begins to chill, leaves fall from the trees (at least here in the midwest), and nature is calling us to go inside, snuggle up with a cup of tea Read more & listen →

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, Read more & listen →

051: Take a risk, solve a problem, learn something new, Nikki Ricks, FemiNest

“Failure is okay, and you learn so much from failure… you would never know that unless you actually took the risk.” ~Nikki Ricks You don’t have to do this alone… Nikki and I discovered each other at a creative women’s mentoring brunch, but we didn’t actually meet… until she reached out to me after the fact and NOW we are Read more & listen →

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 Read more & listen →

048: Write your own roles, Fawzia Mirza

“You will fail, and it’s awesome.” ~Fawzia Mirza Breaking down stereotypes… Fawzia Mirza is an actor, writer, producer. She is also a Pakistani, Muslim, queer woman. And she is using her platform, her voice, and her art to break down stereotypes across a multiplicity of identities: race, religion, sexual orientation, gender and defy the concept of the “model minority”. I’ve known Read more & listen →

045: Talking to strangers

“How can I push the boundaries and expand the possibility for what we are creating here together in this podcast relationship through this technological, magical, modern connection that we have?” ~Andrea Klunder Confidence = the decision to try, Self-doubt = the decision not to. What happens when you get bored with the thing you’re creating? You switch it up, try Read more & listen →

044: Break patterns & shift the narrative, Elsie Escobar

“It was, for me, a self-help tool. It was a way in which I experienced a very deep transformation in who I was as a woman — as a person.” ~Elsie Escobar, on podcasting How do we, as content creators, begin to break the patterns and shift the narrative? It might not be what you think… Elsie Escobar is one Read more & listen →

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 Read more & listen →

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 Read more & listen →

040: All the things I am NOT

“I looked at everything I saw being done and asked: What else? What isn’t here? How could I do this differently? What is a way to approach this problem that only I can (or will?)” ~Andrea Klunder Swimming my way out of the impostor cycle… Last week I released a very fun, funny, insightful, inspiring interview with Jennifer Briney of Read more & listen →