088: Keeping the Folk Alive with Erin Mae Lewis

088: Keeping the Folk Alive with Erin Mae Lewis

As this month's featured School of Bravery student, Erin MaeLewis is with us this week! We talk about folk music -- mountain dulcimer, specifically -- and some of her previous "Seasons of Bravery." (i.e. surviving cancer at 20 years old and being a full-time modern folk musician! She also tells us about her current season of bravery and what she's got her sights set on these days!

If you like folk music and finding common ground with people (Lord, knows we need it today!), then you'll enjoy this convo with Erin Mae Lewis, my friend, student and fellow musician!

087: Five Red Flags of Poor Planning & Shadow Reading with Kristen Kalp

087: Five Red Flags of Poor Planning & Shadow Reading with Kristen Kalp

This week we get to welcome Kristen Kalp (of the podcast That's What She Said) to the School of Bravery!

Because this month's theme is Imagination & Reading Shadows, she and I talk about playing whack-a-mole, unexpected successes & failures, going into "bunker mode," what it's like to lose your marriage AND lose $43k to incorrectly reading shadows! We also cover 5 red flags to watch out for when you're making plans for big things!

085: How to Use the Context of Vulnerability with SARA AVANT STOVER

085: How to Use the Context of Vulnerability with SARA AVANT STOVER

Sara Avant Stover is with us today! She is a teacher of feminine spirituality and empowerment, bestselling author, and founder of The Way of the Happy Woman. She mentions this a briefly in our conversation today, but after a cancer scare in her early twenties, Sara moved to Thailand, embarked on a decade-long healing and spiritual odyssey throughout Asia.

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.

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.

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.

ps039: A Powerful Recipe & Exercise for Guaranteed Improvement

ps039: A Powerful Recipe & Exercise for Guaranteed Improvement

This week I needed to hop on a soapbox. I saw a quote the other day attributed to the lovely Brené Brown which I (shockingly) disagreed with. Normally, I love Brené's work, but the quote I read of hers did not sit right with me.

ps038: How to Plan for Seasons of Bravery

ps038: How to Plan for Seasons of Bravery

When I look back over my life, I can see just how powerful planning for seasons of bravery can be. That being said, I've gotten really burned by making some really audacious goals and not being able to attain them. There's an art to making plans, especially plans that you can stick to. That's what this week's Bare Naked Bravery podcast episode is all about: how to plan for seasons of bravery!

068: Daring to Rest with Karen Brody

068: Daring to Rest with Karen Brody

Bailie Slevin is with us today to talk about money and making it! We talk about how to break into a new level of income as an artist. and we also talk about how to even out the income bumps that almost any freelancer experiences.

067: How to Find Wonder & Mystery Within Bravery with Mel Schwartz

067: How to Find Wonder & Mystery Within Bravery with Mel Schwartz

We see so much pain and suffering in the world and it's easy to get caught up in the sameness and finite path that our culture is going down. This is exactly why I invited psychotherapist and author Mel Schwartz onto the show today. Mel and I chat about the power that lies behind doors that we're nervous about opening. We talk about the mysteriousness of synchronicity, and how to lean into your intuition. We talk about how much we need to infuse more wonder into our lives, and how that curiosity can flip on huge light bulbs or even just soften dark, scary seasons of life.

ps037: On Rituals: How to Build Your Bravery with Acts of Intention

ps037: On Rituals: How to Build Your Bravery with Acts of Intention

Earlier this week I submitted the final manuscript of my book Bare Naked Bravery: How to Be Creatively Courageous to my formatter. To celebrate such a nerve-wracking accomplishment, I reached for my phone, posted several fun announcements on social media, did a quick “hooray” via Facebook livestream in the Bare Naked Bravery Community group, and then I took 2 shots of tequila. To give a taste of the things I uncovered this weekend, this week’s peep show episode of the Bare Naked Bravery podcast is all about how we can build our bravery with the help of rituals!

ps036: Creativity Leaks & How to Stop Them

ps036: Creativity Leaks & How to Stop Them

This week's peep show episode is all about how to stop wasting your time and energy in areas of life or your creativity that just doesn't pay off. The law of diminishing returns is an important one and pertains to having incessant worrying habits, over-planning things, over-controlling things, and even not caring about things enough! We'll chat a little about how to spot crazy-makers in your life and what make s a good system for preventing and stopping these creativity leaks.

063: Total Hell vs. Gratitude with MJ Fitzpatrick

MJ Fitzpatrick is a dynamite Australian and I'm super stoked to have him on the show today. He's got a story that even though the details might be different from yours and mine, the experience, the pain, the tribulation, the total hell he went through might still be very similar to yours.

062: Life Lessons & Storytelling with Deepak Ramola

062: Life Lessons & Storytelling with Deepak Ramola

Today we're chatting with Deepak Ramola who is the Founder & Artistic Director of Project FUEL. FUEL stands for: Forward the Understanding of Every Life Lesson. He's got a goal of collecting 1 million life lessons and I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that you've got some to add. Deepak collects little bits of wisdom from all over the world and that's what he's here to share with us!

058: Life With Herpes: Rejection & Self-Love featuring Alexandra Harbushka

058: Life With Herpes: Rejection & Self-Love featuring Alexandra Harbushka

Today we're gonna talk about some subjects that don't always come across as socially acceptable. But this isn't necessarily unusual for this show nor is it unusual for our guest today. Alexandra Harbushka joins us to talk about her new podcast and community: Life with Herpes. I think we're all in *some* closet at some point in our lives. So the process of making the big reveal to people whose opinions you care about - that's a really scary and brave thing to do! Without further ado, I give Alexandra Harbuska who will tell out all about it!

057: How to Be Wrong & Stay Listening with Andy Zook

057: How to Be Wrong & Stay Listening with Andy Zook

Today we have the extreme pleasure of talking with Andy Zook of the band "Bears & Other Carnivores." Andy also has a podcast. It's called "Bad at Parties" and I know you'll love it too. I also know you'll love today's chat because we're covering topics like how to put yourself out there as an artist, how to reconcile the fact that you're probably doing things wrong, how to be wrong and still stay listening to your audience. and we also dive into a topic that is near and dear to me: advocacy and art.

055: How to Find Your Creative Intuition with Food - Marisa Molina

055: How to Find Your Creative Intuition with Food - Marisa Molina

Today Marisa Molina joins us to talk about intuition and how our relationship with food can assist or drag the rest of our life and creativity down. Intuition is such a huge factor in being brave. Marisa Molina helps people to transform their relationship with food, their bodies, and themselves so they can eat, love and live freely. She teaches people how to use mindfulness and awareness to move past mental blocks that keep them from reaching their goals and to face challenges with ease. 

054: How to Be Everything & Never Fit in a Box with Emilie Wapnick

054: How to Be Everything & Never Fit in a Box with Emilie Wapnick

Emilie Wapnick is a writer, career coach, blogger, and community leader. She is the founder and creative director at Puttylike.com, where she helps multipotentialites (people with many passions and creative pursuits) integrate all of their interests to create dynamic, fulfilling, and fruitful careers and lives. Unable to settle on one path herself, Emilie studied music, art, film production and law, graduating from the Law Faculty at McGill University. In today's episode, Emilie and I also talk about some of the imposter syndrome she's encountered during the book publishing process and everything that follows, she's got some really solid advice to offer us today and also in her new book. Get excited! Here's Emilie Wapnick!