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Join Andrea Owen, life coach and author, as she serves up self help in a easy-to-digest way that is also practical and implementable. Andrea brings you guests as well as solo episodes on topics such as perfectionism, the inner-critic, courage, and more.

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    • 4.7 • 466 Ratings

Join Andrea Owen, life coach and author, as she serves up self help in a easy-to-digest way that is also practical and implementable. Andrea brings you guests as well as solo episodes on topics such as perfectionism, the inner-critic, courage, and more.

    Spirituality and Creativity series: How to Live a Spiritual AF Life with Roxan McDonald

    Spirituality and Creativity series: How to Live a Spiritual AF Life with Roxan McDonald

    Roxan McDonald joins me to share how spirituality can help with creative writing and how to live what she calls, “Spiritual AF” life. Roxan is another amazing human I found on TikTok and I am happy to share her work with you today! 
    For those new to Roxan, she is a writer, workshop facilitator, podcaster, and coach who has dedicated herself to helping people find their voice both on the page and in their lives. She currently leads writing groups and personal development retreats, and co-teaches with Ellen Bass at Esalen Institute and 1440 Multiversity.
    We cover:

    Roxan’s meaning of spirituality is aligning self with thoughts, actions, beliefs, and values (7:25) Writing as a spiritual practice and how it can help your creativity as a writer (14:25) The transformative and therapeutic nature of writing (25:13) What is at the core of the spiritual creative overlap (33:40) Roxann has a playlist of videos on TikTok about not being nice. She shares her thoughts about women being nice and what she means when she says “Polite protects predators.” (38:12) http://andreaowen.com/469
     

    • 55 min
    Spirituality and Creativity series: Self-care and the Enneagram with Sarajane Case

    Spirituality and Creativity series: Self-care and the Enneagram with Sarajane Case

    *Before we jump into today’s episode, I want to remind you that we have a few spots left for The Daring Way retreat and that registration closes August 19th!*
    Sarajane Case is on the show this week to talk about the enneagram and self-care. If you’ve heard people talk about enneagram or reference their enneagram type and were curious what it all means - this episode breaks it all down. We also explore how the enneagram encourages growth, discuss productivity, as well as, define some ways to honor your strengths. 
    Sarajane is an author, podcaster, and speaker who uses the enneagram to help people find a creative balance between self-care and productivity. 
    We cover:
    Enneagram: what it is, the nine types, and why it is important to know your type (4:43) How the enneagram encourages growth through curiosity and compassion vs. discipline and restriction (11:20) Rest: The true purpose of productivity is the path to rest not the opportunity to produce more (23:20) Why it’s important to have a loving, tender, and intimate relationship with yourself (27:37) Sarajane talks about “The honest method,” which helps you honor your strengths, explore your contribution to relationships, and so much more (30:38) http://andreaowen.com/468
     

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    Minisode: Your creativity can be like hygiene

    Minisode: Your creativity can be like hygiene

    As we continue the podcast themed around spirituality and creativity, and I found myself moving furniture around in my living room, it made me think about my own creativity. Was I taking the time to be creative just for fun; outside of work? The answer was…not really! 
    So, I recorded this minisode to chat about it with you, read a little bit of The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown, and challenge you to prioritize creativity this week. 
    http://andreaowen.com/467
     

    • 14 min
    Spirituality and Creativity series: Deconstruction, Dogma, and Spiritual Beliefs with David Hayward

    Spirituality and Creativity series: Deconstruction, Dogma, and Spiritual Beliefs with David Hayward

    *Before we jump into today’s episode, I want to remind you that we have a few spots left for The Daring Way retreat and that registration closes August 19th!*
    This week we are exploring deconstruction, creative expression, and spirituality with guest David Hayward. This is the first time we are covering topics like deconstruction and dogma on the show and I hope you find this episode informative and perhaps even a bit healing. 
    After 30 years as a pastor, David left his ministry to focus on his work as the Naked Pastor (he’s not literally naked, well, you’ll see). He believes that questions are the answer to authentic growth. It’s why he uses words and images to challenge the status quo, deconstruct dogma, and offer hope for those who suffer under it.
    We cover:
    Deconstruction: what it means, how it feels, and how you can have deconstruction in many areas of your life (5:54) What spiritual abuse looks like (11:38) The importance of accepting the fact that we are free and autonomous (18:46) Advice for those who are questioning their spiritual beliefs and/or living with dogmatic fear (31:30) David talks about using creative expression as a form of healing (36:00) http://andreaowen.com/466

    • 45 min
    Spirituality and creativity series: Bodywork, mental health, and healing with Shontae Cone

    Spirituality and creativity series: Bodywork, mental health, and healing with Shontae Cone

    This week our previous series on mental health intersects with our current theme on spirituality.  Shontae Cone, a mental health counselor, energy worker, and psychic, joins me to talk about bodywork, mental health, and healing. Some of Shontae’s specializations include women empowerment, biracial and multi-racial peoples, and highly sensitive people, or empaths. 
    The spirituality theme we’ve been exploring has been so much fun for me because this is not my typical area of expertise. I hope you have been enjoying this series as well and equally enjoy this episode!
    We cover:
    The importance of learning to feel our feelings (5:49) How to know the healing work you are doing is effective (13:31) Bodywork: what it is and why it matters (26:09) Shontae answers the question “What do you think about thought work?” (32:10) http://andreaowen.com/465
     

    • 49 min
    Spirituality and Creativity series: Psychedelic Experiences with Ana Verzone

    Spirituality and Creativity series: Psychedelic Experiences with Ana Verzone

    Ana Verzone was on the show years ago and she is now back this week to talk about psychedelics and spirituality. We explore the differences between recreational use versus spiritual purposes, the science behind their use, and the benefits of gaining spiritual insight.
    Ana Verzone is a Master Life Coach, Altered States Guide, and host of the Rebel Buddhist™ podcast. She is devoted to helping yogis and wanna-be Buddhas create an {unconventional} life of true freedom – inside and out.
    We cover: 
    Why people seek psychedelics for spiritual or mental health (11:33) The difference between recreational use and intentional use (12:17) What qualifies someone to guide someone on psychedelic experiences (15:23) Integration is important following a psychedelic spiritual experience (19:57) Who psychedelics is appropriate for and some reasons that support their use (33:04) Ana answers, “Do you have to do the “hard work” to really get the benefit or spiritual insight?” (32:41) http://andreaowen.com/464
     

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
466 Ratings

466 Ratings

acopanos ,

Love Andrea

Thanks for always keeping it real, living and podcasting authentically, and sharing your vulnerability! After reading/listening to the first 2 books, I own but haven’t read the 3rd one. But this series on How We Heal- has been wonderful for my 18 hour drive from visiting family- where my trauma subconsciously always rears it’s ugly head! Thanks for introducing so many wonderful clinicians and skilled people into my life- and giving me new resources to take back to therapy or use on my own time. I don’t think I’ve ever listened to so many episodes of a single podcast!

Science_girl MEW ,

I love this show

Still have guests, I have found so many really useful people to follow through listening to Andrea. I love her warm, but probing interview style

singy 1018 ,

Thank you for making This Podcast!

I just want to say thank you. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and speaking so openly and your honestly. You are helping me to heal just by speaking honestly.

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