The School of Bravery Podcast Archive
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.
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.
Well, Steph also released another conversation with someone whose story exemplifies so much of what we talk about here on the show that as I was listening to it, I was thinking, "The Bare Naked Bravery folks need to hear this. Wouldn't it be so cool to ge…
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.
So in today's podcast episode, I outline why I disagree and how I would've said what she said a little differently. It is my belief and I've witnessed this to be true in countless environments, that we MUST constantly evaluate ourselves in order to have constant improve…
069: Making It to the Next Level - Money & Creativity featuring Bailie Slevin
Bailie Slevin is with us today to talk about money and making it! This year has been my "year of money" and what I've noticed is that I actually *like* talking about money and making money. That was not always the case. It used to be something that I avoided like the plague, but after making the choice to "befriend" it, I've learned that it's a really powerful tool and completely relates to bravery, especially bravery as an artist.
Bailie is a guest nomination from a previous Bare Naked 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!
Obviously, the end of the year is the time where a LOT of folks are making new year's resolutions and …
068: Daring to Rest with Karen Brody
Get ready for the most amazing rest of your life. and I don't mean the remainder of your life (although that will happen too.) I'm specifically referring to your rest as in relaxation and sleep. Today we have Karen Brody with us! She wrote the book Daring to Rest: a 40-day program for Women which uses yoga nidra techniques to restore your body's ability to function at a really powerful level.
Karen had a long personal history of severe panic attacks until she found yoga nidra meditation over a …
067: How to Find Wonder & Mystery Within Bravery with Mel Schwartz
I've really been looking forward to having someone one the show to talk about Imagination and specifically how that looks in quantum physics. Now, before you tune out and roll your eyes about either science or magical mysterious stuff that we typically have a hard time explaining, I want you to know this stuff really does matter.
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 inv…
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. It’s official. I can no longer make changes or edits or additions to my book. The line in the sand has been drawn. That was my final answer. (At least for this first edition.)
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 Brav…
066: A Rollercoaster of Bravery with Yuri Cataldo
Woah are we in for a ride today! Yuri Cataldo is with us this week to share his story of bravery through business and career.
Yuri Cataldo is a classically trained set/costume designer (IU, Juilliard, Yale) with credits on Broadway, Feature Films, Indie Films, Dance, Theatre, and Opera. In 2011 he founded IndigoH2O, the only multiple award-winning bottled alkaline water in the world and the 2015 best tasting water in the world. Through his efforts, IndigoH2O has been sold all across the USA and…
065: How to Stand in Unshakeable Truth with Vicki Ambinder
I am kinda nervous about sharing this conversation, because our guest today is one of my personal performance coaches. She's amazing and in the same breath, I know she knows things about me, my performance, and how I show up in the world that I don't always reveal to my audiences.
Vicki Ambinder, music performance coach, is with us today and even though I'm a little nervous about opening up this discussion to y'all with someone who knows so much about my inner artist workings, I'm excited. I'm …
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.
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064: Radical Acts of Stillness & Writing with Albert Flynn Desilver
Today's episode is a gem of an experience. We've got Albert Flynn Desilver with us and we're got really deep on some subject matter that is relevant to ALL of us, regardless of art form or communication mediums.
Albert just published this beautiful book called "Writing as a Path to Awakening: a Year to Becoming an Excellent Writer and Living an Awakened Life." I highly recommend that you dive into this book with me. I can tell it was crafted with such care for us writers and intentional humans.…
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.
Y'all. In this conversation, MJ quotes Oprah. and I'm gonna let that sink in for a bit, because I'm SOOOO glad he did! I love her. MJ will forever go in my book as the first male who has quoted Oprah to my fac…
ps035: Encouragement When You Need to Hear It the Most
We're spending today's peep show episode in the realm of the real bravery I'm experiencing right now. If you're listening to some of the mutters on this show and in our facebook group, then you'll know that I'm doing the final revisions of the Bare Naked Bravery book this month. It's kinda terrifying, but fortunately something happened which we talk about today. Take a listen!
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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. The organisation collects life lessons from people of all ages and backgrounds around the world. and so through his methodology Deepak teaches human wisdom.
In essence, Deepak collects little bits of wisdom from all over the world and that's what he's here to share with us!
Please take a minute to check out his TEDx talk, his website,…
061: Forging a Way for Yourself & Your Art with Choreographer Karin Stevens
Karin Stevens of Karin Stevens Dance, or KSD for short, is someone who I deeply admire. That has been true for a very long while. She and I got started in the Seattle art/music scenes at about the same time and we worked on a project together that became something really wonderful, for both of us separately and also together.
I know you'll really appreciate how caring and thoughtful and eloquently Karin speaks about some of these subjects we cover today. We cover what it means to forge a career…
060: Breaking Out of Autopilot & Living a High-Vibe Artistic Life with painter/poet David Lesinski
Today we get to have a chat with painter and poet, David Lesinski. Ever since Marisa Molina nominated him for the show, I've had my eye on how he's showing up in the world for a several weeks now and I can tell you that today's conversation has the potential to be a hugely life-changing for you, especially if you're an artist. I'm really excited about this one.
David has a mission to provide people with the tools, knowledge, and support necessary to evolve themselves to great states of health a…
059: Censorship, Invincible Truth & Mentorship with Singer-Songwriter Jan Krist
Jan Krist is a phenomenal artist. She's a force to be reckoned with and I am so proud to call her my mentor. I met Jan while I was at my post-diagnosis Artist Residency in the mountains of Leavenworth, WA.
Today's recording occurred on the last day of a songwriter's retreat. I snagged her for a quick podcast recording and so I apologize for our energy levels in this conversation. Ha! We were both exhausted but I think that's what makes this episode so raw and real.
We talked about mentorship, …
ps033: Welcoming Big Changes in Small Ways
Bare Naked Bravery recently celebrated it's 1 year birthday! So exciting! When I started the show, I didn't really know what to expect. All I knew was that I wanted to publish an episode every week for a year and see what happened. Well I'll tell you: great big things!
I spend today's peep show episode talking about the big changes in store for the Bare Naked Bravery Community in the coming season. I also reveal some of my decision making process in the midst of all these changes and celebrati…
058: Life With Herpes: Rejection & Self-Love featuring Alexandra Harbushka
Okay. Brace yourselves. 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.
Alexandra is special to me because we're business bffs, we're in a podcast mastermind together, AND I'm helping her be brave with this brand new somewhat terrifying new project of Life with Herpes.…
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 and I met because our mutual friend (who is also a member of the Bare Naked Bravery community) invited both Andy and I to perform a couple songs for a little backyard garden concert several weeks back. While I was *totally* enjoying Andy's songs, Tos, our mutual friend, pulled me aside and said "You've GOT to have Andy on Bare Naked Bravery. Your podcast and his podcast are two I listen to r…