The School of Bravery Podcast & Blog
The research for the book Bare Naked Bravery: How to Be Creatively Courageous started with a podcast which continues today as a free resource & supplemental content for students of The School of Bravery.
How to Be a Better Ally for Social Justice featuring Dr. Joy Cox
I have been looking forward to speaking with Dr. Joy Arlene Renee Cox for months now. She is such a beautiful soul and I'm so grateful to her for all the work she's doing in the world. In today's conversation we talk about trusting our intuition, the lived experience of individuals with larger bodies, being brave in the healthcare industry, cultural biases, and discrimination against people with different bodies.
In light of the current season of anti-racism, she also answers the question of "H…
Lessons from Dandelions on Defiance & Social Justice with Kate Fontana
In this episode, we have to honor of sitting with Kate Fontana on her deck to enjoy some sunshine and chats about everything we can learn from dandelions about defiance and social justice.
Kate Fontana is a queer Catholic yogi, interspiritual midwife, and a sacred activist. She's also on our awesome lineup of guest faculty and provides our students with a monthly meditation. Be sure to catch the bonus training on how to use meditation to tap into your creative courage. https://www.schoolofbrave…
Good Girls Talk About Sex & Context with Leah Carey & Emily Ann Peterson
Today we get to discuss something we haven't really talked much about on this show! It's kind of shocking really when you think about it. But Leah Carey is the perfect guest to pop this bravery cherry of ours because she is a Sexual Communication Coach!
In this episode, you'll hear Leah Carey and our founder, Emily Ann Peterson, discuss the importance of context to your sexual life, how Leah's context defined her brave sexual journey and blossoming, and other lovely tidbits that you will really…
How to Have a Vision of Possibility for 2020 (Plus New Co-host, Danielle Hope Diamond!)
We have such an exciting episode for you today! To coincide with last month's bravery ingredient of Vision of Possibility, I wanted to introduce you to someone very special: Danielle Hope Diamond
Danielle reached out to me to potentially become a guest expert of The School of Bravery and get interviewed on the podcast. However, after getting to know her very briefly, it became clear that she should be much more than just a one-time guest on our little podcast.
Danielle is our new podcast co-ho…
The Beauty of Conflict & Friction in Relationships - CrisMarie Campbell & Susan Clarke
This month in The School of Bravery we've been focusing on the bravery ingredient of FRICTION. It's been a really good month. We've highlighted the things that keep us from making the steady progress we're hoping and aiming for.
When today's guest experts reached out to me I knew it was a match made in heaven for this month in particular! CrisMarie Campbell & Susan Clarke are the authors of a new book titled, The Beauty of Conflict for Couples and today's episode is chock-full of excellent adv…
Why You Need to Attend a Work Party with Erin Mae Lewis
This month we celebrated the beginning of our 2nd year! We're kicking things off with some brand new events on our monthly calendar, including a monthly WORK PARTY!
Erin Mae Lewis has been a student of The School of Bravery for the last year and I'm so excited to have her join the faculty to help us host these awesome monthly events.
In today's episode, we talk all about why you need to get yourself to a Work Party, and STAT! I think you'll enjoy hearing from her what this last year has been …
Fabienne Raphaël on Taking Big Risks
Because this month we're focusing on the bravery ingredient of Risk, it's the perfect time to talk with my business colleague, Fabienne Raphaël!
In today's episode, she and I discuss things like why risks are so important to feats of bravery, how your life can change for the better because of risks, and what it can look like to make risky decisions.
As a guest expert, Fabienne Raphaël and I also spent some time with students of the School of Bravery in a students-only guest expert training. In…
Your 3 Word Rebellion with Michelle Mazur
Because this month we're focusing on the bravery ingredient of Vision of Possibility, I thought it'd be the perfect time to invite Dr. Michelle Mazur, author of the brand new book 3 Word Rebellion to be a School of Bravery guest expert!
In today's episode, she and I discuss things like why you need a 3 Word Rebellion, how you know you need a 3 Word Rebellion, and what the heck a 3 Word Rebellion even is! It was such an honor to have her on the show and speak with us!
As a guest expert, Michell…
090: Undefended Living, Racism, ADHD, and Inherent Worth with Ellis Delaney
I first heard about Ellis, because one of her patrons suggested that I would REALLY love her songwriting. I immediately became a patron myself. Then later met Ellis Delaney in person at the Rocky Mountain Song School & Folk Festival. She taught a really excellent workshop on planning, project management, and undefended living as an artist. In that workshop, she briefly mentioned her ADHD and I just knew she would be a perfect guest expert for The School of Bravery.
This month in the School of B…
089: Finding Your Boundaries with Erika Amy Olson
As a creative visionary, a mom AND an attorney, Erika Amy joins us to discuss this month's theme in the School of Bravery! We're talking about BOUNDARIES!! How to enforce them. How to know when to enforce boundaries, and how to reinforce them!
I met Erika at a songwriting retreat she and I both attended last month and fell in love with her spirit and general attitude about life and creativity. I know y'all will love her as much as I do.
Erika Olson is teaching students of The School of Bravery…
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 thi…
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!
As a guest expert, Kristen is teaching students of the school o…
085: How to Use the Context of Vulnerability with SARA AVANT STOVER
Sara Avant Stover is with us today! This month in the School of Bravery and on the podcast we're focusing on the bravery ingredient of Context, specifically as it pertains to being vulnerable.
When I gave Sara a couple topics to choose from, she actually picked this topic, so get ready for some powerful and introspective looks at how context plays a role in our bravery and ability to be honest and vulnerable with others and within ourselves.
Sara Avant Stover is a teacher of feminine spiritual…
084: Creative Boundaries & Preparing for Seasons of Bravery with Janelle Jones
Today we have Janelle Jones joining us and I can't wait to share this with y'all. Janelle is a fellow business strategist friend of mine specifically helps mothers smash major goals. She is from Queens, New York, she is based in Atlanta, and is a single mom who travels the world with her toddler.
Today she and I are chatting about the MANY different layers of her life that would make her a hero in someone else's life. We also chat about some of the must-have tools she would suggest to any busin…
083: How to Kill Your Darlings with Radical Essentialism with Martin Stellar
Today we have Martin Stellar with us! Martin is a former monk who is currently using those skills and experiences to assist ambitious creative entrepreneurs to really make a difference.
He himself is a brave creative all around: Writer. Illustrator. Marketing Educator. Teacher of sales magic. Singer. and Psychology fanatic.
I was particularly excited to discuss this month's School of Bravery theme of the Timing with him and how that element improves your improvisational skills and practice of …
082: How to Find Your Purpose in the Midst of Transition with Jonathan DeWaal
I'm so honored to introduce you today's guest! Jonathan DeWaal is with us today to discuss the timing of improvisation, especially as it pertains to seasons of bravery and transition!
Jon 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.
One nugget of a quote he laid down in today's conversation is this: "The gold we're often looking for is found in the…
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 or really overwhelmed orin some cases they'll look like the stress gives them a high that only illegal substances could explain. ha!
I say that from experience, because I've been all versions of stress management as an entrepreneur. I've poorly handled my stress and especially after the diagnosis…
080: The Defiant Expectation of Recovery with Jessica Flint
The timing of how this episode lined up to get published is perfect! Today we have Jessica Flint with us! Jessica and I recorded this conversation several weeks ago after she interviewed me for her community Recovery Warriors.
We had such a great time together that I knew y'all would enjoy meeting her too. but THEN when Jessica found out I was coming through Austin on my book concert tour, without any hesitation she opened her home to my dog and I! So last week, our internet friendship become r…
079: Risky Business: Saying Yes to Rejection with the Ladies Behind Badassery Magazine
Today's episode is a first for the Bare Naked Bravery podcast! I'm stoked that we've got BOTH Samatha Parker and Kathy Rasmussen with us today! It's our first episode with more than one guest at once! Things are getting fancy over here!
A couple months ago they featured me on their Badassery podcast and I also wrote an article about how bravery can help a business owner build their bank account. I believe the article was on page 52 of their April issue. Go check it out at badasserymag.com