Kerry Malawista My guest this week is Kerry Malawista, a psychoanalyst and writer who uses writing to heal. She’s the co-director of the New Directions in Writing project, which offers programs in writing from a psychological perspective. Her publication credits include the Washington Post, New York Times, and Delmarva Review, which nominated her for a… Continue reading Writing, Memory, and Healing with Kerry Malawista
Some of the most interesting and inspiring stories I’ve heard are about people’s creative journeys and what they’ve learned along the way. The world needs to hear more of those stories, so I’m going to bring them to you in the Follow Your Curiosity podcast.
Once a month, you’ll get a new interview where we delve into one person’s creative journey. Some of these folks will be better known than others, but they’ll all hold up a mirror to the importance of creative endeavor in every life. You’ll hear something you can use every time.
You’ll also get a call-in episode every month where I work with someone who’s feeling stuck. We’ll talk about their situation and you'll hear the steps we develop to help them through it—and you can call in yourself if you like!
Every episode will be posted right here in addition to your usual podcast sources, and you can join the conversation on Instagram. I can’t wait for you to join us as we Follow Your Curiosity!
If you’d like to contact me with a guest idea or to be featured on a coaching call, please email me. I’d love to hear from you!
Do you give yourself credit for your creativity? A lot of us don't, including people you wouldn't expect. You really should recognize your own creativity regularly—I'll explain why in this short episode. Want more tips? Check out this playlist with all my previous Creative Pep Talks! Please leave a review, and in it, tell us… Continue reading Creative Pep Talk #76: Recognize Your Creativity
Kevin Carey Kevin Carey came to writing and filmmaking later in his career, but has wasted no time producing a wide range of poetry, fiction, and documentaries, including a crime novel, Murder in the Marsh, and a middle grade novel, Junior Miles and the Junkman. He’s also the coordinator of creative writing at Salem State University… Continue reading Revision, Rejection, and Perseverance with Kevin Carey
It sounds so simple, but we hardly ever let ourselves be happy, especially with our work. Why is that a problem? I explain in this super short episode. Want more tips? Check out this playlist with all my previous Creative Pep Talks! Please leave a review, and in it, tell us about a time when… Continue reading Creative Pep Talk #75: Let Yourself Be Happy
Tim Myers Tim Myers does a bit of everything: he’s a writer, songwriter, storyteller, visual artist, and senior lecturer at Santa Clara University, where he teaches writing. We got together to talk about the nature of creativity, which Tim calls a “sacred mystery,” including everything from the way our childhood creativity is changed by the… Continue reading The Transformative Power of Play with Tim Myers
Folks who consider themselves creative often have a REALLY hard time with structure, but it can be one of your best allies. I explain why in this short episode. Want more tips? Check out this playlist with all my previous Creative Pep Talks! Please leave a review, and in it, tell us about a time… Continue reading Creative Pep Talk #74: Structure
Marc Kaye Marc Kaye calls himself a “restless creative”—a musician, writer, and comedian who loves to tell stories and make people laugh. He also, through his company, VitalConex, uses those skills to help develop the vital connections needed for focused, united teams and creative problem solving. Marc tells me how—and why—he took the leap into… Continue reading Comedy and Teamwork with Marc Kaye
Setting resolutions can be a recipe for disappointment—or, if you've set appropriate expectations, a recipe for success. I explain the difference in this short episode. Want more tips? Check out this playlist with all my previous Creative Pep Talks! Please leave a review, and in it, tell us about a time when you were grateful… Continue reading Creative Pep Talk #73: Resolutions and Expectations
Gary Russell Gary Russell has done a bit of everything in media, from acting when he was young to writing fanzines to writing for Doctor Who Magazine to working for the BBC to co-founding Big Finish Productions, which produces a variety of audio dramas for various TV series including Doctor Who, The Prisoner, Dark Shadows,… Continue reading Professional Fandom with Gary Russell
It seems like the simplest, most obvious thing, but the fact is, we don't always listen. Changing that could change your life. I'll tell you more in this short episode. Want more tips? Check out this playlist with all my previous Creative Pep Talks! Please leave a review, and in it, tell us about a… Continue reading Creative Pep Talk #72: Listen