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Join writer and host, Jill Hodge, as she shares her creative self-care journey through a soulful mashup of storytelling, spoken word poetry, and music. Part self-help/part performing arts, this podcast explores personal growth through a creative lens. 

Through an immersive backdrop of music and soundscapes, Jill explores a variety of practices and tools drawn from positive psychology like mindfulness, positive reframing, gratitude, and creative flow. Dive into creative self-care techniques such as journal writing and affirmation meditations. You’ll find journal prompts at the end of every episode to guide your own self-reflection.

This podcast was born out of the struggle (and then insight) that Jill experienced as she dealt with her mother’s ailing health. She turned to creative expression for comfort and discovered the life-changing ways that it revealed a path toward a more purposeful life. In verse form: “I thought I’d lost myself along a road that was seldom straight or supple, but after the broken shards fell away, I glimpsed the undergrowth. From every tear that had fallen, nestled in life’s rich soil, there sprang a stalk, now entangled and evergreen. Exhausted, I rested under the lush canopy. This is my story.”

Let Jill inspire your creative self-care journey as she shares her “reflections from the bright side of the beat” and join this growing community by connecting with her at https://www.lettheverseflow.com/. 

Want to ignite your creative self-care journey? Sign up for Jill’s free companion newsletter, the Me-Time Mixtape, which offers 3 essential, hand-curated creative self-care resources designed to put you back on your to-do list. 

Let the Verse Flow: Personal Growth Thru a Creative Lens Jill Hodge (writer, teacher & self-care enthusiast)

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    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

Join writer and host, Jill Hodge, as she shares her creative self-care journey through a soulful mashup of storytelling, spoken word poetry, and music. Part self-help/part performing arts, this podcast explores personal growth through a creative lens. 

Through an immersive backdrop of music and soundscapes, Jill explores a variety of practices and tools drawn from positive psychology like mindfulness, positive reframing, gratitude, and creative flow. Dive into creative self-care techniques such as journal writing and affirmation meditations. You’ll find journal prompts at the end of every episode to guide your own self-reflection.

This podcast was born out of the struggle (and then insight) that Jill experienced as she dealt with her mother’s ailing health. She turned to creative expression for comfort and discovered the life-changing ways that it revealed a path toward a more purposeful life. In verse form: “I thought I’d lost myself along a road that was seldom straight or supple, but after the broken shards fell away, I glimpsed the undergrowth. From every tear that had fallen, nestled in life’s rich soil, there sprang a stalk, now entangled and evergreen. Exhausted, I rested under the lush canopy. This is my story.”

Let Jill inspire your creative self-care journey as she shares her “reflections from the bright side of the beat” and join this growing community by connecting with her at https://www.lettheverseflow.com/. 

Want to ignite your creative self-care journey? Sign up for Jill’s free companion newsletter, the Me-Time Mixtape, which offers 3 essential, hand-curated creative self-care resources designed to put you back on your to-do list. 

    Affirmation Meditation to Cultivate Creative Flow

    Affirmation Meditation to Cultivate Creative Flow

    This affirmation meditation accompanies episode #21 on cultivating creative flow. 

    Creative flow, that wonderful feeling of innovation, freedom and creativity, is the ultimate self-care activity. More than that, it is a pathway to finding purpose and meaning in your life, and supports your journey to know yourself and your interpretation of the world around you. 

    In this affirmation meditation, I've organized the affirmations to follow a 5-step journey for engaging your creative spirit: 
    setting an intention scheduling time for creativityreadying your creative spacereflecting on your creative sessions  repeating the steps to build a practice Listen to episode #21 to hear more about building a creative practice.

    Music: Mystic Wind by Outside The Sky; sourced and licensed for use via Soundstripe.

    Related Episode: Creative Flow: Self-Care that Matters (episode #21)

    If you've enjoyed this meditation, please join the Let the Verse Flow community at https://www.lettheverseflow.com/ to find more resources (podcast episodes, blog articles, and creative self-care tips and tools). 

    Subscribe to the free companion newsletter, the Me-Time Mixtape, which offers 3 essential, hand-curated creative self-care resources designed to put you back on your to-do list.
    Note: Please listen to this affirmation meditation in a safe and comfortable environment, free from potential distractions. Find a quiet and secure space to fully engage with the meditation without interruption. This affirmation meditation strives to promote a positive mindset and encourage creative well-being. However, it is not a substitute for professional mental health advice and treatment. If you are facing mental health challenges, please seek the guidance of a qualified mental health professional for personalized support and care.

    • 16 min
    Creative Flow: Self-Care That Matters

    Creative Flow: Self-Care That Matters

    This episode is about what we know as children: that play and creativity are the building blocks of a joyful soul. It’s also about what we should carry forward as we live our “grown” lives, an understanding that the impulse for play and creativity still lives inside us, waiting to be unleashed through creative flow. 

    I’ll explore what creative flow is, how it works, and why we need it, and then lay out a 5-step process for cultivating creative flow: 
    setting an intention scheduling time for creativityreadying your creative spacereflecting on your creative sessions  repeating the steps to build a practice Today let's leave judgment and fear behind as we tap into our inner knowing that reminds us (if we listen) that we yearn to make beautiful things as we use our minds to innovate and reenergize our playful souls.
     
    Welcome to my reflections from the bright side of the beat.

    Want to reengage with yourself and put creative self-care back on your to-do list? Head over to my website: lettheverseflow.com and sign up for my free newsletter, the Me-Time Mixtape. Three times per month, I’ll send you 3 essential, hand-curated links/resources on creative self-care tips, tools, and strategies.

    Poem: What a Child Knows

    Music: (My thanks to all the musicians who make incredible music and share it with the world. All music for my podcast is sourced and licensed for use via Soundstripe.)

    Songs in this episode:
    Lilting by Cast Of Characters; Slide by GEMM; Deep Sea Dive by Chelsea McGough; Try Oh My by Sam Barsh; Pyaar Kee Seemaen by Cast of Characters

    LTVF Season 2 Music Playlist: Check out the songs that inspire me, and connect with artists from many genres who add to our collective, human soundtrack.

    Prefer to read this episode? Read the complete episode in blog format here: https://www.lettheverseflow.com

    • 22 min
    Affirmation Meditation: Keep Your Dreams Alive

    Affirmation Meditation: Keep Your Dreams Alive

    This affirmation meditation accompanies episode #18 on keeping your dreams alive. 

    I believe strongly in the power of setting intentions as a guidepost for taking action to work toward goals and dreams. First, we speak our dreams into existence through visualization and by setting an intention; then, we take action to move toward our dream. 

    Along the way, we have to adapt, pivot, and grow, but keeping our dreams alive is an active state of being. Here is an affirmation meditation to accompany your journey. I hope that it will keep you positive and grounded in the belief that you can make your dreams happen. There’s no magic here; what I offer is the chance to build a positive mindset and framework from which to take action toward reaching your dreams. 
    If you've enjoyed this meditation, please join the Let the Verse Flow community over at https://www.lettheverseflow.com/ to find more resources (podcast episodes, blog articles, and creative self-care tips and tools).  Subscribe to the free companion newsletter, the Me-Time Mixtape, which offers 3 essential, hand-curated creative self-care resources designed to put you back on your to-do list.
    Note: Please listen to this affirmation meditation in a safe and comfortable environment, free from potential distractions. Find a quiet and secure space where you can fully engage with the meditation without interruption. This affirmation meditation strives to promote a positive mindset and encourage creative well-being. However, it is not a substitute for professional mental health advice and treatment. If you are facing mental health challenges, please seek the guidance of a qualified mental health professional for personalized support and care.

    Music: Lucid Dreams by Craig Allen Fravel; sourced and licensed for use via Soundstripe.

    Related Episode: Affirmations & Actions to Keep Your Dreams Alive (episode #18)

    • 11 min
    Lessons from My Trip to Morocco: We Travel the World Through Our Eyes

    Lessons from My Trip to Morocco: We Travel the World Through Our Eyes

    During my trip to Morocco this past summer, I expected some culture shock; I expected beautiful landscapes, incredible food, and curious interactions with strangers. What I hadn’t thought about was how awakening my spirit and mind to these new experiences would return me to my deeply-held beliefs. That travel to North Africa would reaffirm the way I see the world, and help me contemplate those things in myself that I most believe. I’m touching on a disparate array of topics here, everything from gender equality to family picnics, but the takeaway is how travel helps us come home to ourselves. 
    Welcome to my reflections from the bright side of the beat.
    Want to reengage with yourself and put creative self-care back on your to-do list? Head over to my website: lettheverseflow.com and sign up for my free newsletter, the Me-Time Mixtape. Three times per month, I’ll send you 3 essential, hand-curated links/resources on creative self-care tips, tools, and strategies.

    Poem: I've Seen the Palace in Rabat
    Music: (My thanks to all the musicians who make incredible music and share it with the world. All music for my podcast is sourced and licensed for use via Soundstripe.)
    Songs in this episode:
    Sahara by Brion James; Slide by GEMM; original soundscapes from medinas in Marrakesh and Rabat recorded by Jill Hodge; Pyaar Kee Seemaen by Cast of Characters
    LTVF Season 2 Music Playlist: Check out the songs that inspire me, and connect with artists from many genres who add to our collective, human soundtrack. 
    Prefer to read this episode? Read the complete episode in blog format here: https://www.lettheverseflow.com

    • 21 min
    Affirmations & Actions to Keep Your Dreams Alive

    Affirmations & Actions to Keep Your Dreams Alive

    This episode is about giving our dreams space to grow and take shape. Dreams can come alive, if we feed them like fires, stoke our internal flames. We keep our dreams alive by:
    ·   Cultivating a positive mindset
    ·   Taking small actions consistently to work toward goals
    Knowing we need these two ingredients is one thing, and doing them is another. In this episode, I'll inspire you to cultivate these two essential dream-builders. I offer an affirmation mediation to keep your dreams alive, new poetry to wake up your senses, and words of encouragement, taken from my personal experiences, to light your way.
    Whether you are in your 20s, 40s, or 60s, you are never too old to dream. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Listen in to grow and feed your dreams from a positive well of inspiration and encouragement.
    Welcome to my reflections from the bright side of the beat.
    Want to put some of these strategies into action? Subscribe to my free newsletter, the Me-Time Mixtape, and get 3 essential, hand-curated links to creative self-care tips, tools, and strategies that you can use today. Head to my website: lettheverseflow.com to sign up.

    Poem: Home at Last
    Music: (My thanks to all the musicians who make incredible music and share it with the world. All music for my podcast is sourced and licensed for use via Soundstripe.)
    Songs in this episode:
    Beneath a Whisper by EVOE; Slide by GEMM; Crystal Soul by Wayfair; Lucid Dreams by Craig Allen Fravel; Pyaar Kee Seemaen by Cast of Characters
    LTVF Season 2 Music Playlist: Check out the songs that inspire me, and connect with artists from many genres who add to our collective, human soundtrack. 
    Resources:
    The Cultural Gardens at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport
    Prefer to read this episode? Read the complete episode in blog format here: https://www.lettheverseflow.com

    • 36 min
    Bonus: 30-Day Journal Challenge (Writing Prompts to Get Started)

    Bonus: 30-Day Journal Challenge (Writing Prompts to Get Started)

    So you've decided to journal or resume a journaling practice. You may be a beginner or an old pro, but you're finding yourself in need of some inspiration. Perhaps some structure and tools to get your journaling off the ground. Why do a 30-day challenge? Because writing in a journal is a practice and practices are built on habits. We need to make time and space for our journaling, built with daily (or near-daily) practice.
    These next 30 days aren't meant to box you in or make you feel like journaling is a regime or chore. Let's set an intention that is more positive, and powerful, than that.
    In this episode, I will:
    Discuss the practical logistics of journaling (tools, time/space, mindset)Help you set an intention for your journaling, a simple goal that will guide your first 30 days of writingWeek one: Morning Pages or simple writing promptsWeek two: GratitudeWeek three: Self-Awareness/Personal DiscoveryWeek four: Processing Emotions & Observing ChangesHelp you reflect on what you’ve learned about yourself and how to continue journaling in the futureWelcome to my reflections from the bright side of the beat.
    Have a listen, then connect with me at lettheverseflow.com to sign up for my newsletter and receive journal prompts and resources on creativity and personal growth.
    Music: (My thanks to all the musicians who make incredible music and have the courage to put it out into the world. All music for my podcast is sourced and licensed for use via Soundstripe.)
    Songs in this episode:
    Bring It by Rhythm Scott; Winning Streak by JeesGuy; Pyaar Kee Seemaen by Cast of Characters
    LTVF Season One Music Playlist: Check out the songs that inspire me, and connect with artists from many genres who add to our collective, human soundtrack. 
    Resources:
    The 30-Day Journal Challenge (30 days of writing prompts to start your practice)
    The Benefits of Journaling for Mental Health & Wellness
    Journaling 101: An Inspirational Guide to Start (or Revive) a Practice
    Julia Cameron’s Morning Pages
    The Mental Health Benefits of Journaling
    Related Episodes: The Benefits of Journaling for Mental Health & Wellness (Episode #16);  Why Journal: To Have Deep Conversations with Yourself (Episode #1)
    Prefer to read this episode? Read the complete episode in blog format here: https://www.lettheverseflow.com

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

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Value Upon Value

I highly recommend this Let the Verse Flow as it truly stands out. It offers a unique blend of meditations, poetry, music, and uplifting stories that are beautifully complemented by gorgeous artwork on the episode covers. Jill offers journal prompts that will help the listener connect on a deeper level. What makes this podcast exceptional is its sincere exploration of a daughter's heartfelt journey in navigating her mother's dementia. It's a deeply moving and authentic experience that I believe many listeners will find both touching and meaningful.

kurtn130 ,

A powerful blend of inspiration and affirmation!

Review of Let the Verse Flow
Title: A Powerful Blend of Inspiration and Affirmation
Let the Verse Flow is a podcast that seamlessly integrates music, poetry, and affirmations to create a truly uplifting and immersive experience.The musical selections are not only enjoyable but they also complement the overall theme of each episode, while the poetry and affirmations adds the emotion that takes you on a engaging and self-reflective journey. This podcast offers a powerful sensory experience that will resonate with you long after each episode ends!

Jill Hodge the podcasts host and creator, does a brilliant job of curating a refreshing and inspiring blend of content that truly nourishes the soul.

Highly recommend!

sledxl ,

Fresh creative and new

Beats, spoken word, and a fresh sound to encourage all of us to bring some magic into our day.

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