121: Love and Healing in India
Episode 121. "He told me to stay, that love was more important than visiting temples.” ~Andrea Klunder It came to my attention recently that I did a whole series on travel stories and had not recorded my own travel story to share with you. And while I have been recording these conversations for you with amazing guests about travel AND now self-care, Erica Courdae and India Jackson offered a theme for the month of November in their professional DEI (diversity, equity, inclusion) network Pause On The Play. The theme: wellness. Perfect timing! And then one day India posted the following prompt in the group: What's the most adventurous or uncomfortable thing you've tried in support of your wellbeing? What were your takeaways? Now wellness, wellbeing, self-care... that was the industry that I was in, and ultimately feel like I failed in, for more than five years. Between yoga, meditation, therapeutic bodywork, Reiki, essential oils, tarot, acupuncture, sound healing, botanical skincare... I've tried a lot of things and they have often put me in uncomfortable positions, but the word 'adventurous' felt different. It immediately brought to mind a risk, more accurately, a series of risks that I took for my 34th birthday in 2012. I posted a response to that prompt in Pause On The Play and India asked me if I had yet recorded a podcast episode about that experience. I was surprised to look back over my catalog of The Creative Impostor to discover that I hadn't... not really. But now that I have crafted that story on virtual paper, I see why I hadn't shared it. It feels vulnerable. I think it's because I have some regrets from this time in my life and from this story in particular. So, here goes... Full show notes, resources, opportunities, other podcasts & books mentioned... You can find them here: http://www.thecreativeimpostor.com/121 *** JOIN THE COMMUNITY The Creative Impostor Collective on Mighty Networks is free to join -- let's say farewell to 2020 together! January 1st @ 11am CST. Are you a creative professional who podcasts? Apply for our Podcast Envy Pro Pod now. Or book a complimentary podcast "tea" with me to learn more about the 2021 cohort and see if it's right for you. Connect with Andrea Email or Voice firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook Page @thecreativeimpostor Instagram: @thecreativeimpostor LinkedIn: @andreaklunder (I only accept connections from people I actually know, so include a message to say you’re a Creative Impostor listener.) Show some love for The Creative Impostor! I would LOVE if you could leave me a short & sweet review: http://www.ratethispodcast.com/creative. Send me a screenshot and I might even read it on a future episode. Get your books from somewhere OTHER than Amazon. Bookshop.org is a B-Corp - a corporation dedicated to the public good — online bookstore with a mission to financially support local, independent bookstores. When you order from Bookshop, through my link, 10% of your purchase goes to an earnings pool that will be evenly distributed among independent bookstores and 10% comes to The Creative Impostor studios through their affiliate program. Grow your own online community using Mighty Networks! It's where we host The Creative Impostor Collective and when you create your own group with the Business or Community plan, we receive a thank you bonus from them for referring you.