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The podcast for creatives of all types (and neurotypes) to celebrate passion and creativity, stop hiding your unique brilliance, and embrace what makes your mind and spirit come alive!

Previously known as Run Like Hell Toward Happy, this show is hosted by Caitlin Fisher, a writing and creative coach who helps neurodivergent, chronically ill, and/or queer folks connect with their most passionate lives.

The Neurodivergent Creative Podcast Caitlin Fisher

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    • 4.9 • 28 Ratings

The podcast for creatives of all types (and neurotypes) to celebrate passion and creativity, stop hiding your unique brilliance, and embrace what makes your mind and spirit come alive!

Previously known as Run Like Hell Toward Happy, this show is hosted by Caitlin Fisher, a writing and creative coach who helps neurodivergent, chronically ill, and/or queer folks connect with their most passionate lives.

    Executive Dysfunction: Is your brain getting stuck buffering? | #125

    Executive Dysfunction: Is your brain getting stuck buffering? | #125

    The relentless pursuit of productivity, driven by unreasonably high societal standards, often leaves us trapped in a mental fog - making it doubly hard to enjoy our creative pursuits.

    In this episode, Caitlin Liz Fisher talks about how the pressure to constantly mask our neurodivergent traits can stifle the natural ebb and flow of our creative energy. They also dive deep into the importance of setting realistic goals, the value of rest, and the power of reframing our relationship with productivity.



    You Will Learn:


    Strategies to recognize and combat executive dysfunction, including how to challenge the norms imposed by internalized capitalism.


    Practical tips for starting and sustaining creative pursuits even when your brain is stuck "buffering."


    Understanding how unrealistic expectations of self can lead to burnout and exacerbate executive dysfunction.


    The importance of self-compassion and understanding that needing rest and recovery is not only human but necessary.


    FREE TRAINING ALERT: Art is Revolution, April 23rd @ 7PM EST (askfishfisher.com)



    Episode Wisdom Nuggets:💬 "What sucks about productivity culture is that we prioritize productivity, profit, and perfectionism over our human needs."

    💬 "When in doubt, I write a list of 20 things, roll a 20-sided die, and let that decide where I start."



    Super epic resources to check out next:

    ✨ Working Title Writing Incubator (Caitlin’s Signature Writing Program)

    Your story deserves to be written, messy drafts and all! Join me in turning your authorly dreams into reality with the Working Title Writing Incubator. Dive into the world of storytelling and make your book inevitable. Your story belongs in the world—let's make it happen, one chapter at a time.

    ✨ What’s it like inside the Working Title Incubator: https://open.spotify.com/episode/1MQysBYzuQ58SVXcd4wymK?si=412d7283c70c441c

    More cool resources we think you’ll love:

    🚂 FREE TRAINING ALERT: Art is Revolution, April 23rd @ 7PM EST 

    https://www.askfishfisher.com/revolution-2024

    📚 THE GASLIGHTING OF THE MILLENNIAL GENERATION

    https://www.caitlinlizfisher.com/books

    📌 Embrace Your Autistic Joy

    https://open.spotify.com/episode/3N4Ctkx8YI4g1bzOoVOImi?si=b6f3869f36c04d89

    📌 You Are Enough - The Power of Self-Compassion

    https://open.spotify.com/episode/0wWB6ipewH8KO4kU5QiFCd?si=4004b2e034dc4484

    __________________________________________________

    Are you a neurodivergent creative aching to dismantle societal myths and pave the way for more inclusive, flexible, and fulfilling experiences through artistic expression? 

    Join the conversation and connect with others like you by joining The Neurodivergent Creative Pod, where folx make weird art AND talk about it! 💖

    Hang out with us on Facebook in the Neurodivergent Creative Pod: https://www.facebook.com/groups/neurodivergentcreativepod

    • 16 min
    Unlearning Self-Loathing and Embracing Your Self-worth | #124

    Unlearning Self-Loathing and Embracing Your Self-worth | #124

    In this episode, Caitlin Liz Fisher, guides us through an exploration of how social narratives influence our self-view and how we, as neurodivergent people, can take back our feeling of value. They also share their personal experiences on how self-loathing takes root, highlighting it as a behavior ingrained by societal standards that frequently overlooks the neurodivergent experience. 

    So, grab your snacks and get cozy, 'cause we’re taking a trip down memory lane, and retracing some practical steps towards loving the amazing person you are!



    Key Points:


    Caitlin unpacks the origins of self-loathing, emphasizing that it's a learned behavior influenced by societal norms and expectations.


    Caitlin invites us to reflect on the carefree nature of childhood and how societal pressures can dim our innate sense of worth.


    Caitlin highlights the importance of embracing our neurodivergent selves and finding empowerment in our differences.



    You Will Learn:


    The roots of self-loathing and how societal norms influence our self-worth.


    Practical steps to overcome self-doubt and embrace one's neurodivergent identity.


    The significance of childhood joys in fostering a sense of self-worth.


    Actionable tips for cultivating self-love and acceptance.


    How embracing one's uniqueness can lead to greater creativity and fulfillment.


    FREE TRAINING ALERT: Art is Revolution, April 23rd @ 7PM EST (askfishfisher.com)



    Episode Wisdom Nuggets:💬 "Nobody is born into this world with self-loathing. That is a learned behavior."💬 "Being a child is so good... it's supposed to be whimsical and everything's a new adventure."



    Super epic resources to check out next:

    ✨ Working Title Writing Incubator (Caitlin’s Signature Writing Program)

    Your story deserves to be written, messy drafts and all! Join me in turning your authorly dreams into reality with the Working Title Writing Incubator. Dive into the world of storytelling and make your book inevitable. Your story belongs in the world—let's make it happen, one chapter at a time.

    ✨ What’s it like inside the Working Title Incubator: https://open.spotify.com/episode/1MQysBYzuQ58SVXcd4wymK?si=412d7283c70c441c



    More cool resources we think you’ll love:

    🚂 FREE TRAINING ALERT: Art is Revolution, April 23rd @ 7PM EST 

    https://www.askfishfisher.com/revolution-2024

    💜  Eldest Daughter Rehab Sessions:

    https://www.askfishfisher.com/private-podcast-the-eldest-daughter-rehab-sessions

    📚 THE GASLIGHTING OF THE MILLENNIAL GENERATION

    https://www.caitlinlizfisher.com/books

    📌 Embrace Your Autistic Joy

    https://open.spotify.com/episode/3N4Ctkx8YI4g1bzOoVOImi?si=b6f3869f36c04d89

    📌 Healing from People Pleasing Trauma

    https://open.spotify.com/episode/6SxYEmmcS5T27JcNFVmZl2?si=cd5efc88eacf4b5c

    📌 You Are Enough - The Power of Self-Compassion

    https://open.spotify.com/episode/0wWB6ipewH8KO4kU5QiFCd?si=4004b2e034dc4484

    📌 Are You Suffering from Eldest Daughter Syndrome?

    https://open.spotify.com/episode/1fOrKVXMOJqEeQ8LPeCu2V?si=325af2f6d11b4556



    __________________________________________________

    Are you a neurodivergent creative aching to dismantle societal myths and pave the way for more inclusive, flexible, and fulfilling experiences through artistic expression? 

    Join the conversation and connect with others like you by joining The Neurodivergent Creative Pod, where folx make weird art AND talk about it! 💖

    Hang out with us on Facebook in the Neurodivergent Creative Pod: https://www.facebook.com/groups/neurodivergentcreativepod

    • 23 min
    How to Eliminate Guilt & Shame in Your Creativity | #123

    How to Eliminate Guilt & Shame in Your Creativity | #123

    Welcome, Sunshine, to our first April episode! Did you know that April isn't just about blooming flowers and fresh starts? It's my birthday month AND also Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month, a time to embrace diversity and understanding. (yay, #celebrate)

    Today, our spotlight shines on a familiar struggle: the sneaky duo of guilt and shame that can creep into our creative adventures. But fear not! We're here to lighten the load and help you navigate these choppy waters.

    Why do these pesky emotions tag along with our creativity? And more importantly, how can we kick them to the curb and let our creative spirits soar? Whether it's fear of the blank canvas or hesitation to put pen to paper, we've got you! Guilt and shame have no power here. 

    Key Points:


    Understanding Guilt vs. Shame: Caitlin differentiates guilt (a response to actions) from shame (an encompassing sense of being ‘bad’) and their impact on creativity.


    The Need for Creativity: Discover why creativity should be viewed as a fundamental need, akin to spirituality or community, rather than a luxury or afterthought.


    Combat Shame with Self-Acceptance: Learn how shifting your perspective from proving yourself through art to creating for the sake of beauty can dissolve shame.


    External Expectations vs. Self-Judgement: Caitlin encourages listeners to dissect whether their self-criticism stems from their own beliefs or the imposed beliefs of others.



    You Will Learn:


    The significance of adapting programs to better serve the neurodivergent community.


    The benefits of small cohort sizes in fostering meaningful critique and support within a workshop setting.


    The entrepreneurial mindset of embracing change and growth for the betterment of all involved.


    FREE TRAINING ALERT: Art is Revolution, April 23rd @ 7PM EST (askfishfisher.com)



    Super epic resources to check out next:

    ✨ Working Title Writing Incubator (Caitlin’s Signature Writing Program)

    Your story deserves to be written, messy drafts and all! Join me in turning your authorly dreams into reality with the Working Title Writing Incubator. Dive into the world of storytelling and make your book inevitable. Your story belongs in the world—let's make it happen, one chapter at a time.

    ✨ What’s it like inside the Working Title Incubator: https://open.spotify.com/episode/1MQysBYzuQ58SVXcd4wymK?si=412d7283c70c441c

    ✨ F*ck New Years Resolutions Workbook at bit.ly/fnyr 

    More cool resources we think you’ll love:

    📚 THE GASLIGHTING OF THE MILLENNIAL GENERATION

    https://www.caitlinlizfisher.com/books

    📌 Embrace Your Autistic Joy

    https://open.spotify.com/episode/3N4Ctkx8YI4g1bzOoVOImi?si=b6f3869f36c04d89

    📌 How Disability Accommodations Should Work for You

    https://open.spotify.com/episode/2NmkxbRbke9D6nsNqfgBo9?si=b6eb326398014ba0

    📌 How to Combat Internalized Ableism in Your Writing

    https://open.spotify.com/episode/2bnDwyaGZzSBiF5gLRVrEd?si=f7925ab99cd14976

    📌 Healing from People Pleasing Trauma

    https://open.spotify.com/episode/6SxYEmmcS5T27JcNFVmZl2?si=cd5efc88eacf4b5c

    📌 You Are Enough - The Power of Self-Compassion

    https://open.spotify.com/episode/0wWB6ipewH8KO4kU5QiFCd?si=4004b2e034dc4484

    📌 Are You Suffering from Eldest Daughter Syndrome?

    https://open.spotify.com/episode/1fOrKVXMOJqEeQ8LPeCu2V?si=325af2f6d11b4556

    __________________________________________________

    Are you a neurodivergent creative aching to dismantle societal myths and pave the way for more inclusive, flexible, and fulfilling experiences through artistic expression? 

    Join the conversation and connect with others like you by subscribing to The Neurodivergent Creative Podcast, where folx make weird art AND talk about it! 💖

    Hang out with us on Facebook in the Neurodivergent Creative Pod: https://www.facebook.com/groups/neurodivergentcreativepod

    • 22 min
    Awesome Changes in my Working Title Writing Incubator | #122

    Awesome Changes in my Working Title Writing Incubator | #122

    Hello, sunshine! In a whirlwind of innovation and inspiration, Caitlin unveils groundbreaking updates to the Working Title Writing Incubator, offering lifetime access and unparalleled coaching support for neurodivergent creatives like you!!



    Discover how this program, crafted by a neurodivergent disabled queer writer, empowers you to step into your writerly potential, claim your narrative, and unleash your creative potential like never before.

    Elevate your storytelling skills alongside a community of neurodivergent creatives. Don't miss the chance to unlock limitless possibilities with the Working Title Writing Incubator!



    Key Points:


    Lifetime Access: Participants now benefit from lifetime access to the program, receiving continuous coaching as long as the program thrives. Replay calls and other resources are securely stored in each individual's client portal.


    Decision-Making Journey: Caitlin reflects on the impromptu changes made to the incubator, highlighting the importance of seizing the moment for innovation rather than waiting for the "perfect" time to implement improvements.


    Adaptability & Sustainability: Transitioning from a fixed 12-month format to a more flexible structure, the incubator aims to provide ongoing support tailored to the unique needs of neurodivergent creatives.



    You Will Learn:


    The significance of adapting programs to better serve the neurodivergent community.


    The benefits of small cohort sizes in fostering meaningful critique and support within a workshop setting.


    The entrepreneurial mindset of embracing change and growth for the betterment of all involved.



    Super epic resources to go check out:

    ✨ Working Title Writing Incubator (Caitlin’s Signature Writing Program)

    Your story deserves to be written, messy drafts and all! Join me in turning your authorly dreams into reality with the Working Title Writing Incubator. Dive into the world of storytelling and make your book inevitable. Your story belongs in the world—let's make it happen, one chapter at a time.

    ✨ F*ck New Years Resolutions Workbook at bit.ly/fnyr 

    More cool resources we think you’ll love:

    📚 THE GASLIGHTING OF THE MILLENNIAL GENERATION

    https://www.caitlinlizfisher.com/books

    📌 3 Major Roadblocks to Finishing Your First Draft

    https://open.spotify.com/episode/6hAqeyOSwq4oDiM5i0R6Ww?si=93167ed863744dca

    📌 What makes an Aspiring Writer vs a Real Writer?

    https://open.spotify.com/episode/5LxWra67goXPPXyDhG4LJW?si=3f85278229e543e1

    📌 Neurodivergent Creative Writing: How to Outline Your Novel

    https://open.spotify.com/episode/4Rc2DXAWKW4xQGydYieKA9?si=b8e22fef5490404b

    📌Neurodivergent Creative Writing: Allow Your Shower Thoughts to Do Magic!

    https://open.spotify.com/episode/09mCTqLLPIMt70lRJZhWgy?si=96b400be9f584e38

    📌 Healing from People Pleasing Trauma

    https://open.spotify.com/episode/6SxYEmmcS5T27JcNFVmZl2?si=cd5efc88eacf4b5c

    📌 You Are Enough - The Power of Self-Compassion

    https://open.spotify.com/episode/0wWB6ipewH8KO4kU5QiFCd?si=4004b2e034dc4484

    __________________________________________________

    Are you a neurodivergent creative aching to dismantle societal myths and pave the way for more inclusive, flexible, and fulfilling experiences through artistic expression? 

    Join the conversation and connect with others like you by subscribing to The Neurodivergent Creative Podcast, where folx make weird art AND talk about it! 💖

    Hang out with us on Facebook in the Neurodivergent Creative Pod: https://www.facebook.com/groups/neurodivergentcreativepod

    • 19 min
    How to Combat Internalized Ableism in Your Writing | #121

    How to Combat Internalized Ableism in Your Writing | #121

    Join us in this episode as we explore the profound impact of writing authentically for yourself, disregarding external pressures, and forging deep connections with your audience. From crafting viral blog posts to overcoming obstacles in the publishing world, this discussion delves into the importance of owning your narrative and staying faithful to your creative vision.



    Discover the liberating transition from chasing approval to expressing your truth boldly, empowering you to share your story with confidence and authenticity.



    Episode Highlights:

    ✅ Caitlin recounts her initial disbelief in her book deal, feeling it was a fluke and unrelated to her skills or talent as a writer.

    ✅ The value of recognizing and owning your talents and accomplishments.

    ✅ The significance of serendipitous moments in creative journeys.

    ✅ How to navigate imposter syndrome and believe in your own potential.

    ✅ Insights into the non-traditional path to securing a book deal.

    PS - Tune in to the full episode on YouTube for a deeper dive into Caitlin's inspiring narrative and gain valuable insights for your own creative endeavors. Remember, your story is worth telling!



    Noteworthy Quotes:

    💬 “And so I realized after this entire process that I could either write with the reader in mind, And make them upset anyway, or I could write for me, I could write the book I want to write. I could tell the story I want to tell. I can write something that is so true to myself that it won't matter if people don't like the book because I know that like fundamentally, I wouldn't even want to be their friend.”

    💬  “For every one-star review, for people who just like don't get me and the book was never going to resonate with, there are probably 3 to 5 five-star reviews telling me that they were like crying by page 10, because they had never felt so witnessed and seen.”

    💬 “The core of any story that you tell, any book that you write, any play that you act in, like anything… the core of that has to be true to you in order for it to resonate with the right readers.”



    Cool resources we think you’ll love:

    📚 THE GASLIGHTING OF THE MILLENNIAL GENERATION

    https://www.caitlinlizfisher.com/books

    📌 3 Major Roadblocks to Finishing Your First Draft

    https://open.spotify.com/episode/6hAqeyOSwq4oDiM5i0R6Ww?si=93167ed863744dca

    📌 What makes an Aspiring Writer vs a Real Writer?

    https://open.spotify.com/episode/5LxWra67goXPPXyDhG4LJW?si=3f85278229e543e1

    📌 Neurodivergent Creative Writing: How to Outline Your Novel

    https://open.spotify.com/episode/4Rc2DXAWKW4xQGydYieKA9?si=b8e22fef5490404b

    📌Neurodivergent Creative Writing: Allow Your Shower Thoughts to Do Magic!

    https://open.spotify.com/episode/09mCTqLLPIMt70lRJZhWgy?si=96b400be9f584e38

    📌 Healing from People Pleasing Trauma

    https://open.spotify.com/episode/6SxYEmmcS5T27JcNFVmZl2?si=cd5efc88eacf4b5c

    📌 You Are Enough - The Power of Self-Compassion

    https://open.spotify.com/episode/0wWB6ipewH8KO4kU5QiFCd?si=4004b2e034dc4484



    More super epic resources to go check out:

    ✨ Working Title Writing Incubator (Caitlin’s Signature Writing Program)

    Your story deserves to be written, messy drafts and all! Join me in turning your authorly dreams into reality with the Working Title Writing Incubator. Dive into the world of storytelling and make your book inevitable. Your story belongs in the world—let's make it happen, one chapter at a time.

    ✨ F*ck New Years Resolutions Workbook at bit.ly/fnyr 

    ________________________________________________

    Are you a neurodivergent creative aching to dismantle societal myths and pave the way for more inclusive, flexible, and fulfilling experiences through artistic expression? 

    Join the conversation and connect with others like you by subscribing to The Neurodivergent Creative Podcast, where folx make weird art AND talk about it! 💖

    Hang out with us on Facebook in the Neurodivergent Creative Pod: http

    • 20 min
    Writing for YOU: Crafting Content That Connects | #120

    Writing for YOU: Crafting Content That Connects | #120

    In this episode of the Neurodivergent Creative Podcast, Caitlin Liz Fisher shares a personal story about her journey to realizing the importance of writing for oneself and how that authenticity can lead to resonating with the right readers. Join us as we explore the significance of staying true to your own voice amidst the pressures of audience expectations and marketability!



    Episode Highlights:

    ✅ The significance of writing authentically and passionately for yourself first

    ✅ The impact of imposter syndrome on creative endeavors

    ✅ How staying true to your voice can attract the right audience

    ✅ The importance of valuing your story above external validation

    ✅ Embracing the messy and beautiful journey of writing without succumbing to perfectionism

    This episode serves as a reminder to neurodivergent writers that their narratives matter, and staying true to their own stories is paramount in connecting with the right readers. Embrace the journey of writing authentically and remember that your voice is unique, your experiences valid, and your story deserving of being told! 



    Noteworthy Quotes:

    💬 "I could write the book I want to write. I could tell the story I want to tell. I can write something that is so true to myself that it won't matter if people don't like the book."

    💬 "For every one-star review, there are probably three to five five-star reviews telling me that they were crying by page 10 because they had never felt so witnessed and seen."



    Cool resources we think you’ll love:

    📌 3 Major Roadblocks to Finishing Your First Draft

    https://open.spotify.com/episode/6hAqeyOSwq4oDiM5i0R6Ww?si=93167ed863744dca

    📌 What makes an Aspiring Writer vs a Real Writer?

    https://open.spotify.com/episode/5LxWra67goXPPXyDhG4LJW?si=3f85278229e543e1

    📌 Neurodivergent Creative Writing: How to Outline Your Novel

    https://open.spotify.com/episode/4Rc2DXAWKW4xQGydYieKA9?si=b8e22fef5490404b

    📌Neurodivergent Creative Writing: Allow Your Shower Thoughts to Do Magic!

    https://open.spotify.com/episode/09mCTqLLPIMt70lRJZhWgy?si=96b400be9f584e38

    📌 Healing from People Pleasing Trauma

    https://open.spotify.com/episode/6SxYEmmcS5T27JcNFVmZl2?si=cd5efc88eacf4b5c

    📌 You Are Enough - The Power of Self-Compassion

    https://open.spotify.com/episode/0wWB6ipewH8KO4kU5QiFCd?si=4004b2e034dc4484



    More super epic resources to go check out:

    ✨ Working Title Writing Incubator (Caitlin’s Signature Writing Program)

    Your story deserves to be written, messy drafts and all! Join me in turning your authorly dreams into reality with the Working Title Writing Incubator. Dive into the world of storytelling and make your book inevitable. Your story belongs in the world—let's make it happen, one chapter at a time.

    ✨ Novel Parkour Challenge (FREE)Unleash your creativity in our Free 5-Day Novel Parkour Challenge — a high-octane writing adventure designed specifically for ADHD and AuDHD writers. Fast-paced and fun, this challenge will help you outline your novel without getting bogged down by perfectionism or overwhelming details. Sign up now using the link below and revolutionize your storytelling process!

    https://www.askfishfisher.com/novel-parkour-five-day-challenge

    ✨ F*ck New Years Resolutions Workbook at bit.ly/fnyr 

    ______________________________________________________

    Are you a neurodivergent creative aching to dismantle societal myths and pave the way for more inclusive, flexible, and fulfilling experiences through artistic expression? 

    Join the conversation and connect with others like you by subscribing to The Neurodivergent Creative Podcast, where folx make weird art AND talk about it! 💖

    Hang out with us on Facebook in the Neurodivergent Creative Pod: https://www.facebook.com/groups/neurodivergentcreativepod

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

d1234@#$ ,

Highly recommend to all my fellow ND/chronically people

If you’re someone who feels the push and pull of what you know actually works and feels good for you and what the world says should work and feel good for you, I highly recommend pressing play whenever your internal monologue needs some backup. It’s a lovely little antidote to the ableism we’re all bombarded with day in and day out.

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We don’t hustle in this family!

Yes, I’m leaving a review for my own podcast. It’s my glorious love letter to creators — a reminder that your gifts and talents are not accidents, that you do not need to achieve perfection, and that you deserve to put your passions on your schedule for real. Love you!!

Defeater-99 ,

Dangerous misinformation

First off, I’m a former fat person. The information in this podcast is not in line with modern science. Yes, there are certain social and psychological factors that contribute to the stigmatization and shame of being overweight. Not acknowledging even a single negative health outcome resulting from obesity is disingenuous and unproductive to actually raising awareness of what it means to be healthy.

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