This is a podcast about what it looks like to be in the middle of figuring it out. Brought to you by Kathryn Ho, coach for creatives, these are conversations for anyone who has fears and dreams, and is curious about how we create a life where we feel we truly belong. Join me and my guests as we explore their experiences of navigating change, uncertainty, doubt, and possibility – and the messy feelings we encounter along the way.
On figuring things out as we go, with Kathryn Ho
For the final episode of this first season of The Places That Scare Us, I’m joined by Fiona Barrows - for a conversation in which we delve into how we’re feeling in amidst such uncertain times, what I learned in making this podcast, and figuring it out as we go.
Living with ME and not losing yourself to chronic illness, with Lisa Stewart
In this episode I talk to Lisa Stewart about her experience of living with ME, also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. There is no known cause, diagnosis, or cure for ME, and it is an incredibly poorly understood illness. As a result, a lot of people who suffer from ME don’t get the support they need to navigate an experience that Lisa describes as a ‘half life’. As always, there are no easy answers. This is very much an episode on being the middle of what is, what it looks like to figure things out in your own way, in your own time.
On experiencing psychosis and asking for help, with Anna Considine
In this episode, I talk to Anna Considine, about her experience of psychosis, as well as the importance of asking for help. Based in Northampton, Anna is photographer and copywriter, and she helps creative brands and businesses to tell their story online. I really appreciate Anna’s openness with sharing her experiences of dealing with a mental illness, and I hope you do too :)
All things creative business, with Jo McCarthy
You may know the lovely Jo McCarthy as Jo at Firain, who joined me to talk about her recent decision to close her online shop and transition to becoming a creative business coach and cheerleader. Jo and I covered quite a few different things in this episode, including Jo’s thoughts on managing your time when you’re self-employed, how not to get distracted by your phone, and some of the most common challenges she sees creatives facing in the online world.
Learning to listen to your inner voice, with Giulia Mazzola
Giulia Mazzola joins me for a conversation in which she shared her story of losing her corporate identity, rediscovering her love of the written word, and how learning to listen to your inner voice can sometimes take much longer than we might expect!
We also talk about how we can become comfortable with being in the process of figuring things out. I also share some of my own experiences in this conversation of being lost and having to learn to be okay with that.
Finding the positives and pursuing what matters, with Jo Becker
In this episode, I talk to Jo Becker, self-employed Disability & Inclusion Specialist, and small business coach. We talk about Jo's experiences of managing her own disability, taking time to process change, and making the most out of the circumstances you find yourself in. Jo exudes energy and positivity, and I hope you come away from this episode feeling as inspired as I did!
On the complexity of being human
A beautifully honest and raw podcast. Kathryn succeeds to create that moment of total comfort for her listeners and her conversation partners alike, and delves deep into uncomfortable emotions and the complexity that makes us human.
Thank you, Alex at My Beautiful Stories.