This podcast explores the intersection of Creativity, Art, and Medicine. Learn how physicians and healers have used art to heal themselves through burnout. Artists and writers share their creative journeys for inspiration and to provide channels of hope.
THE CREATIVITY CURE WITH DR. CARRIE BARRON
Note: This episode was taped in Feb. 2020 right before the lockdown of the pandemic in New York City.
In this episode, we speak with Dr. Carrie Barron a psychoanalyst and psychiatrist who authored the book the Creativity Cure with her husband, hand surgeon Dr. Alton Barron. They have come up with the concept that there are five elements for tapping into your creativity..."Insight, Movement, Mind Rest, Mind Shift and the Using your two hands." Creativity leads to positive well-being and happier lives.
Willie Macc Actor, Stand Up Comedian, Real Estate Investor, talks about HGTV's new show "My Flipping Family"
Willie Macc has over 20 million views of his standup comedy on TikTok, Instagram, and YouTube. He is one of the stars from the hit BET show College Hill: Virgin Island. Willie Macc was pinned by Fox Reality Awards as one of the funniest guys on reality TV. Willie Macc has also appeared on TV episodes and movies such as:
TruTV’s Laff Mobb‘s Laff Tracks,
CSI TV Show
Meet the Spartans with Kevin Sorbo and Tiffany Haddish and
Willie is known for his acting in over 40 national commercials such as Snapple, Kia, Residence Inn, Applebee’s and was the face of "Pump", a bottled water brand, in New Zealand.
Willie's Show "My Flipping Family" premiered on Feb 16th where he and his brother buy and flip homes in the city of St. Louis, MO. Willie has become one of the few Reality TV stars to make it as a working actor and comedian in Hollywood. Willie Macc now travels as a stand up comic and you can see him frequently at the Comedy Store and Laugh Factory in Hollywood
Willie also has a clothing line of T- Shirts and a Children's Book that will be coming out this summer!
HGTV My Flipping Family:
Willie Macc website:
Nancy Prendergast, MD - Anatomical Radiologist, Musician and Visual Artist
Dr. Prendergast is a Radiologist and a visual artist/musician who discusses her childhood, immigration experience and the influence of art and music had on her development as a physician, daughter, wife, and mother. This is an intimate conversation that you don't want to miss. We share stories and feelings about art, having older mothers, and our creative children. Dr. Prendergast's youngest daughter is in the Broadway show Hamilton and her oldest has a daily comic strip that is scientifically based, my daughter is a novelist. Dr. Prendergast is honest, forthright, and authentic.
You can view her work here:
Painter, Artist Kimberly Santini from a 9-5 job to being a fulltime artist
Kimberly left her job when she found herself dissatisfied and not in alignment. When she rediscovered art she found joy again.
She studied art history but wasn't brave enough to call herself an artist until long after her children were born.
She paints animal portraits and landscapes among other things.
Website and paintings: https://www.kimberlysantini.com/
Instagram view paintings: https://www.instagram.com/kimsantini/
Dr. Lynette Charity from Anesthesiologist to Stand Up Comic!
Dr. Charity is a retired physician/ anesthesiologist with over 40 years of experience in medicine and she has been a paid speaker as well. You can hear her story in a TED Talk as well. In this episode, we talk about the good 'ole days in medicine where doctors had more time with patients and wrote their own notes as opposed to clicking buttons. We talk about connecting with patients and how that has changed over time.
Dr. Charity speaks candidly about her bouts of depression in medical school. She was a National Merit Scholar and was accepted into medical school in her junior year of high school! Even though she was a brilliant student, she dealt with imposter syndrome and racism that caused her to spiral downward. She finally physically collapsed during one of her classes. Plagued with depression and suicidal ideation, and tells her story of overcoming many of these hardships and dark days. Dr. Charity knows how to use humor, even in the bleakest moments. You will laugh along with us.
Of note, Dr. Charity a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the military and is an honorary member of the 555 PIA, the first Black paratroopers' group in the military during WWII. Find out how this group became the Smoke Jumpers and its meaning.
Dr. Anu French an Integrative physician and author, painter and health advocate
Dr. French is an integrative pediatrician, artist, and musician. She can be reached at A New Wellness by Dr. Anu French, on Facebook, and on Instagram @anewwellness.anufrench.
Her mission through her website is to create healthier communities through healthier kids.
Her journey over the last 25 years as a holistic pediatrician and the last 17 years as a mother has been focused on building the resilience of mind, body, and spirit for herself, her patients, and her family. A yoga student for 20 years, Anu has completed Kids Yoga Teacher Training. She co-authored and published a review on Yoga in Children included in the AAP’s 2016 Clinical Policy Statement on the use of Mind-Body Therapies in Children and Youth. She has created a children’s book, ‘I Am You, You Are Me’ about unity and inclusivity and a sound healing CD ‘Wake Up My Divinity’ streaming on Pandora, Spotify, Amazon, and iTunes. She paints for mind-body spirit balance and offers her healing acrylic artwork the ‘I Am’ series and her ‘I Am Vida’ line of apparel/accessories to support global Literacy for Life and Social Justice programs. She serves on committees for Integrate, a national grassroots Interdisciplinary Network of Trauma-Informed Providers who provide Trauma-Informed Care through the lens of mental health and accessibility, and for IM4US Integrative Medicine for the Underserved.
Finding My Creative Self
I was honored to be interviewed by Dr Bates. However, there is more to Dr. Bates’ podcast series than my story. Much, much more! This podcast series by Dr Bates is a must-listen. I highly recommend her approach to resolving what ails us. And her soft, calm, soothing voice puts you in a quiet place to open your mind to the change needed in you and to awake that creativity that may be suppressed inside.
Expand your horizons
I love that Dr Banks has curated a selection of inspiring creatives that I wouldn’t normally have come across. Have so enjoyed expanding my awareness of the variety of backgrounds creatives come from.
Dr. Bates is so inspiring!! I have loved every single minute of every one of her episodes. She is an expert in her field and in every episode I feel that I learn something entirely new about myself and the possibilities for my own career. This is a must-listen podcast