Follow Your Curiosity
Creative Pep Talk #35: Five Minutes

Creative Pep Talk #35: Five Minutes

June 29, 2022

What can you do in five minutes? A LOT more than you think. Don't believe me? Let me explain--and then give it a try yourself!

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Meaning and Abundance with Kevin Roth

Meaning and Abundance with Kevin Roth

June 22, 2022

Kevin Roth began to play the dulcimer in 1972 at the old age of thirteen, and at sixteen recorded his first album for Folkways / Smithsonian Folkways Records, which immediately launched him into international fame. More recently, a cancer diagnosis he was not expected to survive caused him to reevaluate his life and choose to survive and thrive. Kevin now teaches the techniques he used to make big changes in his life to others as a life coach who has also developed a form of dulcimer-based meditation. We talk about what happens to us on the search for happiness, why we seem to get stuck so easily despite that quest, and how to focus on what feels good and let it inform the dreams we want to pursue. Kevin also treats us to some dulcimer-playing.

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Creative Pep Talk #34: Stop Ignoring Yourself

Creative Pep Talk #34: Stop Ignoring Yourself

June 15, 2022

Are you the last item on your own list? If so, you're not alone—we all fall into this trap. Did you know it could be tamping down your joy and your creative process? Listen for the simple solution!

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Meaningfullfilled with Dieter Randolph

Meaningfullfilled with Dieter Randolph

June 8, 2022

Dieter Randolph started his career in the “family business” of ministry. He’s since left that field, and has taken on a wide variety of jobs, from car sales to working for Google. These days, he’s a writer, speaker, coach, teacher, and podcaster. Along the way, he’s refined his ideas of what it means to live a meaningful life, including what leads us in the direction of meaning and how we get thrown off course. Those ideas also are the basis of his book, “Meaningfullfilled.” Dieter talks with me about everything from a concept of something bigger than ourselves to how our resistance to boredom can choke our creativity, and the importance of seeing each other as inherently worthy, valid human beings and listening to each other’s stories. 

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Creative Pep Talk #33: Laugh

Creative Pep Talk #33: Laugh

June 1, 2022

Following up from last time: how my nephew's piano recital went, and what we can all learn from how he handled the unexpected.

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Creativity and Liberation with Desiree Adaway

Creativity and Liberation with Desiree Adaway

May 25, 2022

Desiree Adaway, founder and principal of the Adaway Group, is one of the nation’s preeminent diversity, equity, and inclusion consultant-facilitators with over 25 years of experience creating, leading, and managing international multicultural teams in 40 countries through major organizational change. She also leads the annual Whiteness at Work program, which I took in 2020. When she sent an email a few months ago about the intersection of creativity, and was leading a journaling workshop, I immediately wanted to know more about how she sees that intersection, so I invited her to the podcast.

As you’ll hear, we delve deep into the ways equity work and creativity are similar, which may surprise you—from perfectionism to self-judgment to how to use journaling as a tool for your own freedom as well as the collective good, you’ll find a lot to think on and explore.

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Creative Pep Talk #32: ”Hey Jude”

Creative Pep Talk #32: ”Hey Jude”

May 18, 2022

What I learned from helping my 9-year-old nephew learn "Hey Jude" for his piano recital—both from the process of working with him, and from the song itself.

If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review! But in it, share your favorite Beatles lyrics with us so we can all check them out. (Your favorite song will do, too, if that's easier!)

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Portraits of Peace with John Noltner

Portraits of Peace with John Noltner

May 11, 2022

My guest today is John Noltner, a writer and photographer whose project, A Peace of My Mind, has produced three books, the latest of which is Portraits of Peace: Searching for Hope in a Divided America. John’s freelance photography career took him all over the world for a variety of national magazines, but the 2008 recession, along with his increasing awareness of the growing divide in American society, called him to explore both the breadth of human experience and the things that we have in common but tend to lose track of thanks to the relentless news cycle. I think John will leave you feeling much more hopeful about our world, and how you might do your part to bring us closer. 

Check out the show notes at fycuriosity.com, and join the conversation on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter! I also post pretty regularly on TikTok, and you can also listen on YouTube. And if you're feeling stuck in your own creative process, I made the Creative Tune-Up just for you!

Creative Pep Talk #31: Small and Crappy

Creative Pep Talk #31: Small and Crappy

May 4, 2022

Small and crappy can be the key to creative success. In this episode, I tell you why *and* give you a fun exercise to give it a try.

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No ”What Ifs” with Jon Davey

No ”What Ifs” with Jon Davey

April 27, 2022

Actor, photographer, and filmmaker Jon Davey has appeared in 50 episodes of Doctor Who since its revival in 2005, as a variety of monsters including Cybermen, Daleks, Ood, and Judoon. He’s also done behind-the-camera work on a variety of projects, including quite a few music videos for Radiohead. He joins me to talk about how he came to those roles, as well as what it’s like to meet fans at a convention when you grew up as a fan yourself, how growing up with learning issues including dyslexia equipped him for an unconventional career, and the value of questioning your assumptions about yourself and what “normal” means to you. 

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