017: How to start (anything)

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“Personally, I don’t ever want to run out of opportunities to soar.” ~Andrea Klunder What is it that you want to try, do or create? And what’s holding you back? Scratch that second question. Simply… what is it that you want to start? This episode was inspired by clients, friends, members of the Chicago Women’s Creative Collective, my own experiences as Continue Reading →

016: Trust yourself, Amy Segreti

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“Why do I have to go to this place where I’m called to write something but it hurts to do it because I’m really digging around in this tender place in my heart? I know that it’s me and that it’s authentic when it’s hard to publish, when it’s scary to publish.” ~Amy Segreti In this episode, I talk with Continue Reading →

015: Comparison & Competition

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“Think of it like Game of Thrones — Oh, look, that person has more power or influence than I do… great! I’ll just kill him.” ~Edwin Ruiz, on comparison & competition Since comparing ourselves to others always makes us feel bad, WHY do we do it?! This episode was inspired by my conversation in Episode 14 with travel blogger and creative entrepreneur, Continue Reading →

014: Start a conversation, Beth Santos

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“Why is my self-worth being so dependent on this other outside activity? Why am I letting someone else decide if I am a great entrepreneur or not. ” ~Beth Santos, on handling rejection  In this episode, I talk with Beth Santos, Founder and CEO of Wanderful, a global network for women who travel about: traveling domestically vs internationally and how she Continue Reading →

013: Toolkit: Yoga Nidra (Relaaaaax…)

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“I didn’t know or understand what was happening or why — I was just doing downward dog and shoulder stand and feeling… better.” ~Andrea, on yoga practice What if you had a direct line to uncovering your life’s purpose? One of my favorite things to do in my life and work is to take potentially weird, esoteric or “out there” Continue Reading →

012: Toolkit: The Paper Planner

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“The director’s most reliable tool may be his capacity to be bored.” ~Peter Brook, The Open Door I got bored with my podcast. It’s taken me a MONTH to publish a new episode of The Creative Impostor. I have so many wonderful interviews with inspiring guests languishing on my laptop, waiting to be edited, formatted and shared with YOU! So what’s Continue Reading →

011: Resistance

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“Where there is a Dream, there is Resistance. Thus: where we encounter Resistance, somewhere nearby is a Dream.” ~Steven Pressfield, The War of Art I have a huge impostor confession to make. This one was big and it’s embarrassing to admit to you… You should know that as I was recording it in my mini recording studio, in my bedroom closet, I Continue Reading →

010: Ask your inner wise person, Ellen Katz

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“So I learned how to love me better. And that’s the way out of hell. How do I love me better? Not through words, not through platitudes, but through action.” ~Ellen “Radha” Katz  In this episode, I talk with psychotherapist and kirtan musician Ellen Katz about: the roots of impostor syndrome, how we connect with our “inner wise person”, the importance Continue Reading →

009: Travel, Service, Gratitude

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“Even with limited resources, we really are in a position where we have the power to make positive change in the world around us.” ~Andrea Klunder, regarding a service project in El Salvador Post-Thanksgiving, are you still flexing that “gratitude muscle” or are you all thankful-ed out? This episode is inspired by my conversation with Kathryn Pisco of Unearth the World in Continue Reading →