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A Spiritual Artist with Christopher Miller is a podcast series that shares stories of enlightenment and growth from conversations with today’s spiritual artists and thought leaders. An artist is defined as anyone that is consciously connected, present and inspired while practicing their discipline. Conversations with guests explore how making art engages us in emotional, wholistic and spiritual growth. Christopher Miller is an artist and produces the Urban Artist Market in Dallas, Texas.

The Spiritual Artist Podcast Christopher J. Miller

    • Arts
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A Spiritual Artist with Christopher Miller is a podcast series that shares stories of enlightenment and growth from conversations with today’s spiritual artists and thought leaders. An artist is defined as anyone that is consciously connected, present and inspired while practicing their discipline. Conversations with guests explore how making art engages us in emotional, wholistic and spiritual growth. Christopher Miller is an artist and produces the Urban Artist Market in Dallas, Texas.

    Healing From Trauma Requires Self-Compassion, Courage and Time According to Award-Winning Reporter Michaela Hass

    Healing From Trauma Requires Self-Compassion, Courage and Time According to Award-Winning Reporter Michaela Hass

    Michaela Haas, Ph.D., an award-winning reporter and author of three non-fiction books, wrote her most recent book looking for answers to a chronic health issue she experienced. 
    Two psychologists, Richard G. Tedeschi, Ph.D., and Lawrence Calhoun, Ph.D., coined the term "post-traumatic growth" from their work with survivors. Michaela wondered how other people navigate through trauma, illness, and death.
    In "Bouncing Forward: The Art and Science of Cultivating Resilience," Michaela interviews iconic "mavens of post-traumatic growth," including Writer and Civil Rights Activist Mia Angelou, ex-POW Brigadier General Rhonda Cornum, famed jazz guitarist and Holocaust survivor Coco Schumann, Buddhist Teacher Roshi Bernie Glassman, and many more.
    Michaela gravitated toward Mia Angelou's definition of resilience. As opposed to bouncing forward, resilience explains that we can never bounce back; we will never be the same after that loss, but we can forge a path ahead, and it's not something that happens immediately.
    She discovered a change in five different areas of their lives:
    Personal strengthDeeper relationships with othersNewer perspectives on lifeA new appreciation for lifeA change of spiritualityMichaela emphasizes that one of the essential components of resilience is joining like community and sharing your experience. "No one can do it on their own," she said. "Finding support is the most crucial step." She now defines herself as a solutions journalist, seeking stories of effective, reproducible solutions to society's most pressing issues.
    Michaela is a contributing editor for David Byrne's Reasons to be Cheerful and has been writing for the New York Times, AlJazeera, Rotary International, the Huffington Post, CBS, and numerous other media. Awards include the Professional Excellence Award 2022-2023 from the Foreign Press Correspondents Association & Club (AFPC-USA), Winner ASJA Health Writing 2022, First Place Environmental Reporting LAPress Club 2020, a.o. Find her at www.MichaelaHaas.com


    #solutionsjournalism
     

    • 40 min
    Are you Beliefs Serving Your Creative Expression? Examine Them With Fresh Eyes

    Are you Beliefs Serving Your Creative Expression? Examine Them With Fresh Eyes

    Podcast host CJMiller asks listeners to be willing to examine their beliefs each day. When we learn to "be the watcher" of our beliefs, we begin to actively participate in creating our lives. Are your current beliefs moving you forward, or are they holding you back? There is no right or wrong, but there is a "right for you."  

    Take extra care this week to watch your thoughts and ask Byron Katie's question, "Is this true?" to become a creative co-creator.

    For more information, visit https://spiritualartisttoday.com

    #byronkatie #beliefs #bethewatcher

    • 6 min
    Ease Autoimmune Issues Caused by Stress & Anxiety with Logic Sleep

    Ease Autoimmune Issues Caused by Stress & Anxiety with Logic Sleep

    Yoga teacher Lisa Coyle returns to The Spiritual Artist podcast to discuss the destructive cycle of stress and anxiety on the body. Her deeply informative podcast explains how the sympathetic and parasympathetic systems work and the importance of restorative practices in your daily routine. According to Lisa, our parasympathetic system supports us; the more we let go, the more we are supported.
    Lisa practices yin yoga and yogic sleep to counter the adverse effects of chronic fight or flight on the body. Yogic sleep is a restorative guided meditation where your body and mind sleep while your consciousness remains awake. When in yogic sleep, the body heals, repairs, and detoxifies. According to Lisa, “We are nothing more and nothing less than part of universal consciousness. My consciousness is still alert, but my mind is quiet during this sleep.”

    Chris and Lisa discuss the rampage of autoimmune issues in society today based on poor digestion. Poor digestion, air quality, and stress out picture as autoimmune issues, and there is a direct gut/brain connection. A chronic deluge of stress hormones weakens the digestive system. Chris asks the listener to mindfully notice how much time they spend in a stressful state during the following week.

    Lisa closes the episode by sharing her technique for deep diaphragmatic breathing to quiet anxiety and stress whenever it occurs.
    Lisa Coyle, RYT, HHC, AYS, is a Para Yoga Nidra Certified Teacher, a Yoga 4 Cancer Certified Teacher, a Yoga and Meditation Instructor, a Holistic Health Coach, and an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant. For more information on her coaching, visit www.lisacoyleyoga.com. Her Yin Yoga Yogic Sleep class is available via www.thematyogastudio.com on Zoom.

    • 52 min
    Discover How Your Voice Matters With Writer, Coach and Speaker Cynthia James

    Discover How Your Voice Matters With Writer, Coach and Speaker Cynthia James

    Transformational coach and inspirational leader Cynthia James introduces her new book, "Does My Voice Matter?" Cynthia explains that the term "voice" is used as a metaphor to define the aspect of being more fully yourself. She encourages the listener to be more fully who they are, whether an author, painter, or writer, and let themselves be seen in the world.
    She asks us to take action when we hear that inner calling and claim our unique voice. She believes we deprive people of our gifts when we hold back from our whole self.
    The past doesn't define us, and we get to choose how we want to respond and show up in the world at any moment. She reminds the listener that no matter how we show up, somebody won't like it.
    When we learn to listen and ask heartfelt questions, it opens space for both people.
    Each chapter starts with a chronological timeline of world events by decade, followed by Cynthia's own experiences during that same time period.
    Cynthia emphasizes the importance of coming from the heart when creating. She challenges the listener to work from the heart and let their authenticity come through. 
    At the end of the interview, she encourages readers to do the exercises at the end of each chapter and let the process work for them.
    Cynthia excels as an International speaker, coach, singer, and multiple award-winning author of What Will Set You Free and Revealing Your Extraordinary Essence and #1 Amazon Bestseller for I Choose Me: The Art of Being a Phenomenally Successful Woman at Home and Work. For more information, visit http://cynthiajames.net. 

    • 42 min
    Affirm Good Beliefs and Rewrite Negative Ones

    Affirm Good Beliefs and Rewrite Negative Ones

    Podcast host Chris Miller reviews the best gift ever given to him; when his sister affirmed that he "bounces" back from bad experiences. He accepted this belief at a very young age and has declared it his own throughout his life. He encourages the listener to pay attention to their thoughts, affirm the good ones and pivot the negative ones into positive ones. The episode concludes with a positive spiritual declaration. 

    #beliefssystem #belief #spiritualdeclaration

    • 9 min
    Jealousy is A Crime Against Your Spiritual Self

    Jealousy is A Crime Against Your Spiritual Self

    Podcast host, Christopher J. Miller shares his insecurities when viewing the work of a talented artist. When he feels jealousy or envy, he uses the emotional experience to remind him of his own unique value. We succeed when we fully embrace our individual creative DNA with 100% authenticity. If you're feeling jealous, consider that you're not fully expressing yourself.
    Chris announces an upcoming podcast interview with Cynthia James to discuss her new book, “Does My Voice Matter?”
    For more information, visit https//spiritualartisttoday.com.

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

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SageDenise ,

On my favorites list!!

I love this podcast and Chris’s genuine approach to life and his guests! It’s a certain feel good every time I listen.

Sage Denise ,

Inspiring and uplifting

I love this podcast! As a coach, inspiring writer, spiritual seeker and emerging artist, it speaks to my inner artist looking for inspiration.

gaflet ,

Practical spirituality.

Great insights into being present to what we do. Quite timely.

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