082: How to Find Your Purpose in the Midst of Transition with Jonathan DeWaal

082: How to Find Your Purpose in the Midst of Transition with Jonathan DeWaal

Jonathan DeWaal is the executive director of Liminal Space, a nonprofit organization based out of Seattle, WA which is dedicated to helping others find the courage and means to navigate major life transition. Over the last 10 years his work and research has shown that major transitions are places where people can find their desired path and become stronger, or where they can get stuck – sometimes for years.

081: How to Manage Stress & Expectations as an Entrepreneur with Benjamin Dell

081: How to Manage Stress & Expectations as an Entrepreneur with Benjamin Dell

Anybody who has ever done something new for the first time will tell you it's a bit stressful. Ask any entrepreneur how their stress-life is and they'll most likely tell you they're hanging by a thread. I say that from experience, because I've been all versions of stress management as an entrepreneur. But where does this stress come from? Well, Benjamin Dell, founder and CEO at Missing Lettr is here with us today to chat briefly about just that.

080: The Defiant Expectation of Recovery with Jessica Flint

080: The Defiant Expectation of Recovery with Jessica Flint

Jessica Flint is the founder of the Recovery Warriors community which dedicated to educating, inspiring, and empowering people to make big changes in their life. Forbes recognized her work as a technology innovating mental health that has served millions worldwide.

ps048: Is Imagination Insanity? How to Think Beyond Your Reality

ps048: Is Imagination Insanity? How to Think Beyond Your Reality

On today's mini-episode we're talking all about constraints, limitations, and how to have an imagination based on *hope* for your future. There are three main points I want to make, to help us get out of the "woe is me" mindset. So listen below to hear those thoughts and my answer to whether I think imagination is insanity or not.

079: Risky Business: Saying Yes to Rejection with the Ladies Behind Badassery Magazine

079: Risky Business: Saying Yes to Rejection with the Ladies Behind Badassery Magazine

Today we chat about what it means to say yes or no to something. I'm stoked that we've got BOTH Samatha Parker and Kathy Rasmussen with us. I really just love what they're putting out into the world and knew they would have a LOT to say on this month's topic of Risk and Rejection! We talk about how risk and rejection have played a part in the start of their new magazine, partnership, and business.

078: Hiding Under Desks, Prioritizing Pain & Other Hard Things with Jessica Ribera

078: Hiding Under Desks, Prioritizing Pain & Other Hard Things with Jessica Ribera

Today I have to thank Jessica Ribera for being so willing and open to jump into our conversation so blindly. She and I talk about the moments we share while dealing with our respective pains and losses. Jessica lost her ballet career. I lost my career as a cellist. Today we both find ourselves using the word writer as a self-descriptor. Jessica and I both retain our emotional sobriety today, however we do talk about the moments we denied our lack of emotional sobriety and instead tried to numb or deny the pain we were so vividly fighting to feel. We talk about writing. We talk about being honest. We talk about career-ending injuries. We talk about gaining, losing, and regaining our vision for the possibility. Please enjoy my brand new friend Jessica Ribera!

ps046: How to Nurse Your Wounds of Rejection

In today's peep show episode, we discuss my 6 go-to steps for recovering from rejection. This is so important for any creative or visionary. Those of us who have big ideas, often encounter rejection of those big ideas. But understanding how to handle and recover from rejection is ALSO crucial. If you're putting yourself out there, most likely, you will encounter rejection. Here are my tried and true methods to bouncing back as quickly as possible without denying yourself the time to heal...

077: How to Find a Powerful Voice for Advocacy with Liis Windischmann

077: How to Find a Powerful Voice for Advocacy with Liis Windischmann

Liis Windischmann is with us today! Liis is a curvy model and a TV personality who is a massive advocate for wellness, body love, and consciously creating epic lives. Today Liis and I are talking about Power of Choice. I knew she'd be a great person for this subject because there's no way someone would choose to advocate for anything if they didn't know how to utilize their personal power of choice. But Liis and I also discuss the smaller, more common versions of utilizing your power of choice. So if you're feeling a little bit boxed into a corner today or like you're being victimized in some form or fashion (even by your own self!) then today's episode is for you.

ps045: Regaining Your Power & Enforcing Boundaries

ps045: Regaining Your Power & Enforcing Boundaries

The past 2 weeks were filled with unexpected changes in my personal life. These changes greatly affected my work life. So in light of this month's top of "power of choice" in the realm of self-promotion, today we're chatting about how to regain your power by enforcing boundaries and drawing new lines in the sand. This is a crucial skill for anyone with personal life and a career - we all need the ability to balance crisis between the two realms.

076: How to Edit Your Writing with Powerful Authenticity - Q&A with KARIN STEVENS

076: How to Edit Your Writing with Powerful Authenticity - Q&A with KARIN STEVENS

Today we have a sequel episode with Karin Stevens! Karin is a choreographer based in the Seattle area. It turns out that she's been doing more writing lately and she sent me an email the other day with a question. I immediately knew this question should become a podcast episode.

ps044: Doing Self-Promotion Differently

ps044: Doing Self-Promotion Differently

In this episode I give several real-life examples of how I have personally gone about self-promotion in a different way. I also honestly explain some of the benefits and drawbacks from doing self-promotion differently. I'm really hoping this slight variation in this month's theme is helpful for you! If it is, let me know!

ps043: How to Know If You're Bullshitting Yourself

ps043: How to Know If You're Bullshitting Yourself

It is imperative that we call BS when we see it. In ourselves, in others, in our surroundings - if we see folks faking authenticity or trying to be a square peg in a round hole, we need to call it out. So that's what we're talking about today.

074: Let the Numbers Be Your Guide with Ashley Armstrong

074: Let the Numbers Be Your Guide with Ashley Armstrong

If numbers and data kinda make your eye roll and blood boil, then today's episode is for you. I asked Ashley Armstrong (a leading Amazon Seller Strategist who helps companies create amazing results on Amazon) to come talk about how she uses numbers to guide her people to the right choices. She has learned the science of reading numbers like a really good novel and uses that science to advise her clients precisely what products future customers are looking for. Her wisdom and drive is something I know we could all use a dose of from time to time. I'm so happy she's with us today!

ps042: Forecasting For Your Seasons of Bravery

ps042: Forecasting For Your Seasons of Bravery

This week we're chatting about how to prepare for your next season of bravery and how to use some forecasting skills to make that happen. Using all the information we have available can be powerful, especially as we make plans for the future - which is what I'm doing this month while finishing up this national book tour. Come out and say hi!

073: The Courage of Choosing Silence with Singer-Songwriter Naomi Wachira

073: The Courage of Choosing Silence with Singer-Songwriter Naomi Wachira

At the time of recording this episode, about 18 months have passed since we spoke to our first ever podcast guest. I wanted to touch back to the beginnings of this show and catch up with Naomi Wachira. We're talking about the courage of choosing silence, which applies to anyone, anywhere. Today's conversation is a perfect example of the nakedness required for big bold actions. Sometimes being still, pausing your movement, and listening on a deeper level takes more bravery than keeping the hustle going.

072: The Audacious Luxury of Ego and Being Bald with Ann Rousseau

072: The Audacious Luxury of Ego and Being Bald with Ann Rousseau

Filmmaker and yoga teacher Ann Hedly Rousseau is with us today! She is a mother, wife, dancer, yoga student and instructor, gardener, and lover of life who happens to have alopecia. Ann recently finished her film Mop Cap: An Alopecia Story which lays out her latest hair loss journey. It was so fascinating to hear Ann work through some of these questions about identity, ego, compensation, and image. I knew I had to have her on the Bare Naked Bravery podcast and I'm so glad it worked out.

ps041: Post-Bravery Brain Mush & Book Excitement

ps041: Post-Bravery Brain Mush & Book Excitement

Last week we released my book "Bare Naked Bravery: How to Be Creatively Courageous" into the world and it was a smashing success! However, last week turned my brain to absolute mush, take a listen to hear all about it!

071: How to Turn Your Day-Job Into a Work of Patronage with Gabby Keegan

071: How to Turn Your Day-Job Into a Work of Patronage with Gabby Keegan

This week we're joined by Gabby Keegan who is the voice behind the Moxie Podcast! She and I chatted for a bit a while back on her show and I wanted to bring her on and jam together about some of the bravery it takes to consider your day job a work of patronage, what does it mean to be an introvert in an extroverted job, how to find sanity in a crazy career world.

ps040: How to Make Space for Powerful Moments

ps040: How to Make Space for Powerful Moments

In reaction to how close the publishing date for my book was the other day someone asked me, "Are you just so proud of yourself?!"  The question caught me off guard because if I'm being honest I wasn't proud of myself. I wasn't proud because I hadn't taken time to feel that yet. So that's what today's episode on the Bare Naked Bravery podcast is all about: How to Make Space for Powerful Moments.

070: How to Find Abundance Within Your Constraints with Catherine Rains

070: How to Find Abundance Within Your Constraints with Catherine Rains

Over this last year, in anticipation of my book publishing later this month, I've appeared on a lot of podcasts as a guest. One of my favorite interviews to be a part of was for the Courage & Clarity podcast, hosted by Steph Crowder. Love her.