17 min

A Cool Way to Release Your Self Critic | UA125 The Unlikely Artist

    • Self-Improvement

I learned something so easy and profound last weekend when I attended a creativity retreat taught by Rob Bell and Elizabeth Gilbert at Omega Institute that I simply had to share it with you.
Pretty much everyone I know has a relentless self critic inside their heads. We think self criticism is what helps us improve. Instead it leads, at its worst, to self-loathing and, at its best, to inaction.
In this episode, I share a simple technique Elizabeth and Rob taught us that is both easy and transformative. Listen to this episode when you have time to pause it so you can try out this exercise yourself.
DISCOVER WHO YOU ARE
If you’re not leading the life you want, you can build the mindset, emotional and intuitive skills to change that. I use my experience as a lawyer, business leader, artist and coach to help my clients discover who they are and live the life they desire.
If you’d like to discover what it would be like to work with me, you can sign up for a free coaching consultation call by using this link: https://gracedcanvascalendar.as.me/freestrategysession/.
You can also sign up for my Creative Expansion newsletter by using the link posted throughout my website: https://gracedcanvas.com). In the newsletter I share my random thoughts about things that catch my attention, plus let you know about the live events and workshops I host here at GRACE Studio in Prince Edward County. My workshops are created to give you a chance to relax, enjoy the country scenery, and experience personal transformation by learning skills such as mindfulness, nature exploration, creative flow, making art, creative writing and more. I offer special packages and experiences to corporate teams.
You can find me on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/gracedcanvascoaching/), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/heatherirenekerr) and LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/in/heatherkerr/).
THANKS FOR LISTENING:
If you’ve found this episode helpful, please spread the goodness by sharing it with a friend, family member or colleague.
To complete a review, go to The Unlikely Artist on Apple Podcasts, scroll down to Ratings & Reviews, tap the stars to rate it and write a sentence about what you like best about the podcast.
Send your podcast topic suggestions to heather@gracedcanvas.com.
ABOUT ME:
I’m a former international tax lawyer and senior partner of Ernst & Young in Toronto, where I serviced banks and other large multinationals and led a large group of professionals.
My life expanded when I left the law in 2014 to learn how to paint, something I’d always dreamt of doing, but had no reason to believe was possible for me. After a couple years of painting and selling my work, I became passionate about helping other people who yearn to feel more personally fulfilled, invigorated and soul connected in their lives every day, and I became certified as a life coach.
I now spend my time painting, coaching, and creating live events at GRACE Studio (more formally, the “George Russell Academy of Creative Expansion”) in beautiful Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada. And, of course, producing this podcast for you.

I learned something so easy and profound last weekend when I attended a creativity retreat taught by Rob Bell and Elizabeth Gilbert at Omega Institute that I simply had to share it with you.
Pretty much everyone I know has a relentless self critic inside their heads. We think self criticism is what helps us improve. Instead it leads, at its worst, to self-loathing and, at its best, to inaction.
In this episode, I share a simple technique Elizabeth and Rob taught us that is both easy and transformative. Listen to this episode when you have time to pause it so you can try out this exercise yourself.
DISCOVER WHO YOU ARE
If you’re not leading the life you want, you can build the mindset, emotional and intuitive skills to change that. I use my experience as a lawyer, business leader, artist and coach to help my clients discover who they are and live the life they desire.
If you’d like to discover what it would be like to work with me, you can sign up for a free coaching consultation call by using this link: https://gracedcanvascalendar.as.me/freestrategysession/.
You can also sign up for my Creative Expansion newsletter by using the link posted throughout my website: https://gracedcanvas.com). In the newsletter I share my random thoughts about things that catch my attention, plus let you know about the live events and workshops I host here at GRACE Studio in Prince Edward County. My workshops are created to give you a chance to relax, enjoy the country scenery, and experience personal transformation by learning skills such as mindfulness, nature exploration, creative flow, making art, creative writing and more. I offer special packages and experiences to corporate teams.
You can find me on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/gracedcanvascoaching/), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/heatherirenekerr) and LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/in/heatherkerr/).
THANKS FOR LISTENING:
If you’ve found this episode helpful, please spread the goodness by sharing it with a friend, family member or colleague.
To complete a review, go to The Unlikely Artist on Apple Podcasts, scroll down to Ratings & Reviews, tap the stars to rate it and write a sentence about what you like best about the podcast.
Send your podcast topic suggestions to heather@gracedcanvas.com.
ABOUT ME:
I’m a former international tax lawyer and senior partner of Ernst & Young in Toronto, where I serviced banks and other large multinationals and led a large group of professionals.
My life expanded when I left the law in 2014 to learn how to paint, something I’d always dreamt of doing, but had no reason to believe was possible for me. After a couple years of painting and selling my work, I became passionate about helping other people who yearn to feel more personally fulfilled, invigorated and soul connected in their lives every day, and I became certified as a life coach.
I now spend my time painting, coaching, and creating live events at GRACE Studio (more formally, the “George Russell Academy of Creative Expansion”) in beautiful Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada. And, of course, producing this podcast for you.

17 min