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Behind-the-scenes stories of creative lives are often as fascinating and worthwhile as the projects they yield, and can inspire us all. Join me as I find out what creators have learned along the way—and help folks get their creative lives back on track.

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    • Education
    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

Behind-the-scenes stories of creative lives are often as fascinating and worthwhile as the projects they yield, and can inspire us all. Join me as I find out what creators have learned along the way—and help folks get their creative lives back on track.

    Creative Pep Talk #32: ”Hey Jude”

    Creative Pep Talk #32: ”Hey Jude”

    What I learned from helping my 9-year-old nephew learn "Hey Jude" for his piano recital—both from the process of working with him, and from the song itself.

    If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review! But in it, share your favorite Beatles lyrics with us so we can all check them out. (Your favorite song will do, too, if that's easier!)

    Sign up for my monthly Creative Check-In call here.

    Feeling stuck in your creative process? Or wondering how to start having a creative process at all? Check out my super-affordable Creative Tune-Up, which is full of my favorite coaching tools to help you get moving TODAY. 

    • 8 min
    Portraits of Peace with John Noltner

    Portraits of Peace with John Noltner

    My guest today is John Noltner, a writer and photographer whose project, A Peace of My Mind, has produced three books, the latest of which is Portraits of Peace: Searching for Hope in a Divided America. John’s freelance photography career took him all over the world for a variety of national magazines, but the 2008 recession, along with his increasing awareness of the growing divide in American society, called him to explore both the breadth of human experience and the things that we have in common but tend to lose track of thanks to the relentless news cycle. I think John will leave you feeling much more hopeful about our world, and how you might do your part to bring us closer. 

    Check out the show notes at fycuriosity.com, and join the conversation on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter! I also post pretty regularly on TikTok, and you can also listen on YouTube. And if you're feeling stuck in your own creative process, I made the Creative Tune-Up just for you!

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Creative Pep Talk #31: Small and Crappy

    Creative Pep Talk #31: Small and Crappy

    Small and crappy can be the key to creative success. In this episode, I tell you why *and* give you a fun exercise to give it a try.

    Sign up for the monthly Creative Check-In call here.

    Feeling stuck in your creative process? Or wondering how to start having a creative process at all? Check out my super-affordable Creative Tune-Up, which is full of my favorite coaching tools to help you get moving TODAY. 

    • 8 min
    No ”What Ifs” with Jon Davey

    No ”What Ifs” with Jon Davey

    Actor, photographer, and filmmaker Jon Davey has appeared in 50 episodes of Doctor Who since its revival in 2005, as a variety of monsters including Cybermen, Daleks, Ood, and Judoon. He’s also done behind-the-camera work on a variety of projects, including quite a few music videos for Radiohead. He joins me to talk about how he came to those roles, as well as what it’s like to meet fans at a convention when you grew up as a fan yourself, how growing up with learning issues including dyslexia equipped him for an unconventional career, and the value of questioning your assumptions about yourself and what “normal” means to you. 

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Invitation: Creative Check-In

    Invitation: Creative Check-In

    I'd love for you to join me for a free Creative Check-In session this coming Sunday, May 1 at 12pm ET. I explain in this super short episode what a Creative Check-In is and how it works. It's a great way to keep yourself in the creative process while having fun with others. I hope you'll come hang out with me (and bring a friend or three!).

    You can register here. If you have any questions, or can't make it but would love to suggest another time, send me a note at nancy at fycuriosity.com or on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter!

    • 1 min
    Creative Pep Talk #30: Joy

    Creative Pep Talk #30: Joy

    Kids find joy all the time, but as adults, we tend to think it's not important, or at least not a top priority. I realized this past week how backwards that is. Here's why you should get back in touch with what brings you joy and add more of it to your life.

    Feeling stuck in your creative process? Or wondering how to start having a creative process at all? Check out my super-affordable Creative Tune-Up, which is full of my favorite coaching tools to help you get moving TODAY. 

    I'd love to hear your feedback, questions, and experience with these ideas! Send me a note at fycuriosity.com, or contact me on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter! I also post pretty regularly on TikTok.

    • 6 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

megan@podcastingyou ,

Amazing Content!

Nancy does such a good job covering a variety of topics. The show is filled with beautiful insights and wit. Her guests offer awesome advice as well. I would recommend this show to anyone looking to be inspired!

Miriam Schulman ,

Lead with Fun!!

Lots of insightful conversations. I especially enjoyed your interview if Tracy Matthews and agree that you need to “protect your creativity”

@schulmanArt The Inspiration Place Podcast

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Genuine & Thorough

Nancy is a genuine person who has a conversation in the moment, opening her guest and audience into great conversation. Her thoroughness and quality of her podcast is evident. Highly recommend!

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