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The Art of Lost and Found is a podcast that explores creative recovery and transformation. The core idea is simple: Every one of us is creative, even if we don’t know how to access it. It's in our nature. The key is re-learning how to access and use it as your own superpower. Join Creative Amplifier, Brooke Estin on a creative journey to explore stories and uncover insights, resources and tools to help you align your most creative, purposeful life.

The Art of Lost & Found Brooke Estin | Creative Amplifier

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The Art of Lost and Found is a podcast that explores creative recovery and transformation. The core idea is simple: Every one of us is creative, even if we don’t know how to access it. It's in our nature. The key is re-learning how to access and use it as your own superpower. Join Creative Amplifier, Brooke Estin on a creative journey to explore stories and uncover insights, resources and tools to help you align your most creative, purposeful life.

    #15 Get Quiet Enough to Hear | Laurie Shiers, Creativity Coach

    #15 Get Quiet Enough to Hear | Laurie Shiers, Creativity Coach

    Today we welcome to the podcast Laurie Shiers, a Creativity Coach who believes that creativity has the power to heal our lives and change the world. She helps her clients uncover fresh insights and possibilities, develop powerful habits and create meaningful and lasting change.

    Reconnecting with her innate sense of joy and wonder is what busted opened the door to Laurie’s own happiness and fulfillment. It allowed her to accept all parts of herself so that she could create with purpose, passion and joy, and align her inner world with her outer one.

    Laurie began her professional journey as an actor, but chose to pivot to marketing when she faced significant struggles with her inner critic and an unhealthy need for external validation. As she continued to work as a shadow artist making content for other people, she couldn’t shake this nagging feeling that she was out of alignment. She pushed through the grind until personal tragedy, the loss of her brother Robbie, forced her to step back and re-evaluate everything.

    In this episode, Laurie goes into how aligning her business with her ideal lifestyle helped her discover greater personal fulfillment, as well as how to better be of service to her community and clients.

    Join us as we delve into what it can look like when we stop and create the space we need to hear and trust our inner voice. For more on Laurie, check out https://laurieshiers.com/ or @brainchildcoaching


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    #14 Finding Your Way Home To Yourself | Carrie Alyson, Artist and Founder of Aspen Hearted

    #14 Finding Your Way Home To Yourself | Carrie Alyson, Artist and Founder of Aspen Hearted

    Today I’m talking to guest Carrie Alyson, an incredible professional visual artist and graphic designer. Carrie is an extra special guest for me personally.  We met back in 2021 when we were both part of a program called Creative Alchemy, which was run by artist and author, Amber Rae. Carrie’s energy was so warm, friendly, supportive, generous and engaging that she stuck out among the 70+ person group.  We connected more 1 to 1, and she eventually became a private coaching client.

    We recorded this podcast in 2021, so be sure to check out what Carrie is working on now at aspenhearted.com or on IG @aspenhearted .

    From a young age, Carrie learned to adjust who she was in order to fit in and feel accepted. She navigated the universal struggles of seeking external validation and feeling imposter syndrome whenever she didn’t express her creativity according to other people’s expectations. As her anxiety ran rampant and she continued to deny her authentic self, Carrie eventually burned out, which caused her to take an extended hiatus from creating.

    Being the resilient woman she is, Carrie refused to quit. She embedded herself deeper in creative communities and brought in the support she needed to heal.

    Through our coaching sessions together, she developed practical mantras and expectation-free experiments that helped her let go of the limiting beliefs that were holding her back. During this journey of self discovery, Carrie shares how she learned to let go of the outcome by refusing to put limits on her creativity.

    Join us on her empowering evolution from a woman just trying to fit in to an authentic and inspiring community leader, creating for others the accepting, exploratory spaces she longed for herself.


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    • 1 hr 2 min
    #13 You Are the Golden Buddha | Zamir Dhanji, Founder of "The Mystic Yogi" and "Inner Path Yoga Deck"

    #13 You Are the Golden Buddha | Zamir Dhanji, Founder of "The Mystic Yogi" and "Inner Path Yoga Deck"

    Our guest today is Zamir Dhanji. He is a Yoga Teacher - Storyteller - Holistic Counsellor and Founder of @the.mystic.yogi and the Inner Path Deck.



    A true creative at heart, he is is strongly influenced by developments in modern biology, physics and chemistry as he believes they provide a holistic and paradigm-shifting understanding of the body-mind system -  one that complements the scientific knowledge of ancient yogis.



    Zam and I go waaaaay back. He and I grew up together in Thailand and have developed a sacred bond over the decades



    In this episode, we explore the limiting beliefs that “we are not enough” and that “the world is not a safe place”. We dive into how our reactions to trauma often cause us to feel disconnected from nature and disoriented to life. Through deeply personal stories, Zamir leads us through the path he’s taken towards reorienting himself to life, death and a sense of purpose.



    From rejecting traditional studies on international relations to traveling with an empty wallet through Asia to sharing sacred final moments with his beloved grandfather, Zamir shares his revelations about the cycle of giving - the life practice of learning to give and receive freely with an abundant heart in spite of worldly traumas.



    Join us as we envision what the world can look like when we all open ourselves to this interconnected lifestyle of abundance and joy.


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    #12 From Startups to Sexual Healing and Womb Wisdom | Hanna Ruddies

    #12 From Startups to Sexual Healing and Womb Wisdom | Hanna Ruddies

    The guest on today’s show is Hanna Ruddies, an incredible healer, guide, coach and facilitator. Hanna spends her days guiding women through Feminine Embodiment, Ancestral Clearing, Female Sexuality & Womb Wisdom.

    When Hanna was younger, she had endless bladder infections, was diagnosed with Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), experienced sever pain with sex and masterbation, and had all but given up on healing. But instead of giving up on her healing, she decided to explore a different kind of healing journey and booked a spontaneous trip to Thailand for an intensive shamanism and tantra retreat that changed just about every aspect of her life. She discovered the connections between her illnesses and her deep traumas that went all the way back through her family lineage. The deeper she went, the more she discovered.

    Hanna says the Tantric, Taoist and Shamanic path opened her heart, body, soul and re-connected her with the divine feminine, which opened up new relationship dimensions across all elements of her life.

    Originally from Germany, and currently living in Portugal, Hanna now spends her time helping women reconnect with their bodies by learning to see the beauty, grace, power and purpose in all of life’s challenges, joys and changes.

    A special sidenote for this episode: We get pretty woo woo and unconventional around the topics of spirituality, mysticism, healing and alternative medicine. If that isn’t your vibe, this probably isn’t the episode for you. But if hearing things like “the Divine Feminine” or “Womb Space” is your jam, then let’s get into it.


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    • 51 min
    #11 Ex-Evangelical Leader Turned Imagination Doula on Faith, Loss and Creative Healing | Molly Elizabeth

    #11 Ex-Evangelical Leader Turned Imagination Doula on Faith, Loss and Creative Healing | Molly Elizabeth

    Our guest today is Molly Elizabeth, a professional artist, imagination doula and founder of The Darling Revolution. She helps creatives come home to themselves so they can imagine & birth a better world.



    As a Creative Professional, Molly has daily studio practice where she makes mesmerizing abstract expressionist art. She primarily works with acrylic paints, blacklight reflective pigments, collage or any other materials she can get her hands on. She also hosts a creativity focused podcast, also called The Darling Revolution, which dives into creativity, emotional literacy and finding your voice.



    She believes that often, we are conditioned to stay quiet, stay small, not make too much of a fuss, and stop trusting our desires and imagination. If we can have a safe space to come home to these parts of ourselves, we can find the inner power source that we need to revolutionize our world.



    But Molly wasn’t always the colorful, provocative, out-spoken creative doula she is today.  Molly grew up within a very conservative evangelical family and community, where she married young, had kids and eventually rose all the way to becoming a worship leader within her evangelical church community.



    Then, she experienced a deep loss that shook her faith in everything she had known.  She began to question her faith and the deeper she got, the more disconnected she became from what she had known.



    On the podcast today, she shares her story, how had to lose everything in order to discover her truest self and how she uses her creative practices and communities to maintain the connection with herself and those around her.


    TOPICS COVERED:


    Value and power of creativity

    Finding yourself in the midst of loss​

    Grief for the loss of a loved one and how it led her to question her faith

    Losing her faith in the Evangelical notion of God

    Learning to forgive, rebuild trust and create a new version of community

    and so much more!




    CONNECT WITH MOLLY:​


    Molly Elizabeth on Instagram

    Molly's The Darling Revolution Podcast

    Molly's original artwork

    Molly's artwork merchandise



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    • 56 min
    # 10 Psychotherapist Turned Actor on Fitting in, Coming Out & Creativity During COVID | Nuno Queimado

    # 10 Psychotherapist Turned Actor on Fitting in, Coming Out & Creativity During COVID | Nuno Queimado

    Our guest today is Nuno Queimado, a professional actor and acting teacher.  But his journey to get there was far from linear.

    Nuno made the difficult decision to pursue a degree in psychotherapy, rather than the more traditional and personally appealing path of becoming an engineer.

    As part of his training to become a psychotherapist, he of course had to undergo psychotherapy himself.  Through the experience of having his own therapist and learning to process his deeper emotions, feelings and experiences, he uncovered a life changing desire: he wanted to be an artist, and specifically, he wanted to do musicals.

    He shifted courses quite dramatically and moved to London where he joined a theater group and learned musical theater.  Despite being several years behind his peers, he went all in and eventually made it, and in 2018 he landed the Alternate Lead role of Hamilton in the critically acclaimed and multi-award winning Broadway musical, Hamilton, which (up until the pandemic) he has been performing in London's West End.

    On today’s episode, Nuno shares about how growing up in Portugal and learning to be a social chameleon left him feeling lost and disconnected from his own experience.  He shares his story of coming out o the closet as a gay man and how his work now centers around the power of creative expression to spread love, joy, empathy and connection.

    **​SHOW NOTES & MORE EPISODES:**

    www.brookeestin.com/episode-10-nuno-queimado


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    • 54 min

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LOVE the lightness through heavy topics

Brooke has a unique way of bringing light to heavy, serious topics. I love feeling refreshed and related to after listening. We are not alone and there is light in every experience. Thank you for bringing these topics to us :)

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One episode & I’m already a fan!!

Even though this podcast is brand new I already love it and am looking forward to more episodes! I LOVED Brooke & Diem’s conversation about artistic identity... related so strongly with that struggle. Brooke is great at holding space and digging deeper in the conversation. Can’t wait to hear her explore more topics around creativity!

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