How do self-care and wellness help us cultivate more creative lives? Following a discussion on the symbolism of watermelon and Harry Potter socks, as well as Maria’s coining of our listeners as “creative soles” (the more sock puns, the better, yes?), Anna and Maria delve into this question on the podcast this week. They cover a range of topics from the complicated issue of the tortured artist archetype, to how nourishing our mental well-being can help us share our creative work. They also take time to appreciate the benefits of food and sleep (is there ever enough time to devote to these topics?). Throughout the next week, Anna and Maria agree to commit to one wellness practice that will help nourish their creativity, and invite listeners to join them in this pursuit! To wrap up the episode, Anna breaks the rules by leaving our creative soles with not one, but TWO quotes.
Mentioned in this episode:
Our episode on sharing creative work
Our episode with Katie Dalebout
Oprah and Deepak’s 21 day meditation challenge
Nurture Retreats and Sonja Seiler's Instagram
This week’s quotes:
“Clean out a corner of your mind and creativity will instantly fill it.” - Dee Hock
*Apologies to Dee Hock, who Anna referred to as a woman. He is not a woman (though Anna’s Grandma Dee is). Again, sincerest apologies! And thank you, Mr. Hock, for your words of wisdom.
“The creative adult is the child who survived.” - Julian F. Fleron