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.
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!
Today we have Karen Brody with us! Karen had a long personal history of severe panic attacks until she found yoga nidra meditation over a decade ago. She signed up for a yoga nidra meditation class simply looking to lie down for a nap. What she got was “the best nap of her life.” It is such an honor to introduce you to the power of rest and to the wonderful Karen Brody.
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.
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!
Yuri Cataldo is with us this week to share his story of bravery through business and career. He's a classically trained set/costume designer 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. He was the architect of the Business of Creative Enterprises major at Emerson College where he combined his years of experience in the arts, design, entrepreneurship, marketing, and publicity into creating a unique educational experience that will aid the next generation of artist in creating their own path to success. Yuri has a really fascinating story and I don't want to give you any spoilers, so let's jump on in!