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Ep.101: Creative Minds Need Rest Too

Oct. 7, 2021

Burnout. Overwhelm. Restlessness. It happens to the best of us! It was happening to me, and what better time to talk about it than when I'm in the midst of it?! In this episode I share 3 super quick easy tips you can do in t…

Ep.100: Top 3 Greatest Hits

Sept. 16, 2021

CELEBRATION! It's episode 100!!! **Insert popping champagne sound effects** What does one do for the 100th episode? Heck if I know, so I decided to take a trip down memory lane, a throwback to YOUR favorites. So sit back, gr…

Ep.99: The Next Level of Success w/ Vaughan Liddicoat

Sept. 8, 2021

Vaughan Liddicoat is a professional Ballroom dancer, studio owner, entrepreneur, speaker, coach, investor and content creator from Australia. His unique methods will help you create the best version of yourself, live out you…

Ep.98: False Obstacles - The Goal Killer

Sept. 2, 2021

As creatives our imagination runs wild with possibilities, with ideas, moving head first into the unknown … but it also runs wild with the obstacles we create that hinder us for taking some leaps into our biggest goals and d…

Ep.97: Keys For Your Next Creative Project

Aug. 26, 2021

I recently did a huge project I've been working on for months and thinking about much longer than that. Seeing it come to fruition felt incredible, but in the process is when we're tested. Our patience is tested, our mindset…

Ep.96: Bridging The Creative Gap w/ TJ Walsh

Aug. 19, 2021

Today's guest, TJ Walsh, BFA, MA (b. 1985) is an: Artist, Psychotherapist, and Higher Education Administrator in Philadelphia. TJ received his BFA from the University of the Arts, Philadelphia. Received his MA in Counseling …

Ep.95: Mind, Body, & The Final Applause w/ Tammy Wise

Aug. 12, 2021

Tammy Wise is a former Broadway dancer turned Tao minister and is a widely respected mind-body fitness expert, owner of BodyLogos, Inc., author of The Art of Strength: Sculpt the Body ~ Train the Mind, and creator of the The…

Ep.94: The Paradigm of Pivots w/ Sincerely Tam

July 15, 2021

As we evolve and grow as individuals, we can outgrow our current careers, hobbies, and desires. Some choose to stay where they're at because it's comfortable, and some choose to make the leap. Today's guest shows us the latt…

Ep.93: Guarding Your Time

July 8, 2021

You ever have a long list of to-do's, commitments to yourself and others that you've made, confident you can do it all in a day... then you get half of it done? It might be the result of not guarding your time! In this episo…

Ep.92: The Power Of Momentum and How To Get It Back

July 1, 2021

Ep.91: The Power Of Momentum and How To Get It Back I recall so many times that my momentum came to a screeching halt, though injuries, shows closing, and for many through the recent lockdowns. It can be difficult to get the…

Ep.91: Using Creative Criticism To Your Advantage

June 24, 2021

Using Creative Criticism In Your Benefit Who gets to tell you if your work is good enough? What gives someone the right to judge if a piece of art is deemed worthy or not? Art is subjective to the viewer, and can muddle the …

Ep.90: Indecisive? The Power of Decision Making

June 17, 2021

Analysis paralysis has been following me around for a long time, I never really understood how much making minor decisions affected my success in all areas of life. The power to make a decision quickly without the need for a…

Ep.89: Clutter, Clarity, and Creativity

June 10, 2021

What kind of creative would you consider yourself to be? A cluttered one who swears that the clutter helps your creativity? Or the tidy creative who feels most productive when your environment is clean? I've definitely been …

Ep.88: Identity - More Than Just a Dancer

June 3, 2021

You know the feeling of the possibility and inevitability of not being able to perform some day? Or maybe for you its the possibility of getting fired or losing someone. What would you do? In this episode: Preparing for the …

Ep.87: Tenacious Past, Resilient Future

May 27, 2021

As artists sometimes we lose sight of our resilience. We wake up to work when no one is watching, we dance through the pain, our capacity to show up when it hurts, to willingly attend opportunities that we’ll be rejected day…

Ep.86: Resistance... What's Stopping You?

May 20, 2021

Resistance likes to rub elbows with perfectionism, imposter syndrome, fear, and it's cousin, procrastination. Resistance rears its ugly head just when the project at hand is about to hit the finish line. Heck, I had this ent…

Ep.85: Distorted Body Image & Rose Colored Glasses

May 12, 2021

Production shows can demand strict standards for how a dancers body looks. This can also cause problems later on when dancers are no longer in the productions show, causing the standards to spill into other aspects of our li…

Ep.84: How To Tame Your Fear

May 5, 2021

I brought my husband, James Pfeiffer, on to share some principles he's found to be helpful on the topic of fear. He shares some relatable stories and tips he does in his day-to-day to prevent the grip of fear from ruling his…

Ep.83: Imagination vs. Logic... Where Creativity Goes To Die

April 28, 2021

The beginning stages of creation and imagination are fragile. Brand new ideas haven't had a chance to take root which is why it's so important to know where logic plays a role in that delicate time. In this episode: Why too …

Ep.82: Pursuing Your Next Idea... Just GO - w/ Chris Ruggiero

April 22, 2021

Keeping that open mind of learning and growth through each current path can accidentally open up intrigue into new possibilities, setting you on a new path or purpose. Today's episode is a creative discussion with Chris Rugg…

Ep.81: A Single Dance Step In The Stage Of Life

April 15, 2021

I would have never thought what a single dance step done correctly or incorrectly for that matter would teach me. As I reflect on aspects of life that pull from what we do on stage vs the patterns we create off the stage, I …

Ep.80: Shining Your Light In Muddled Waters

April 8, 2021

During my travels to Jamaica last week, and taking a social media break, I was given the chance to step back, absorb, and observe. I discovered some enlightening parallels to our every day activities that I couldn't wait to …

Ep.79: Your Phone Is Making You Less Creative

March 31, 2021

Is it possible that these constant sound machine distraction devices are actually making us less creative? Sure, we can get a lot done on our smart phones, but are they making us less smart in the process? In this episode: H…

Ep.78: Mindfulness In Creativity

March 25, 2021

Does mindfulness meditation help or harm our creativity? It might surprise you to learn that the various types of mindfulness exercises can actually make a difference depending on the stage of your creative process. In this …

Ep.77: Your Impact On This World

March 18, 2021

Do you ever feel like you're not making an impact like you could/should be? Like you have more to give inside you that stirs you to make a difference and you feel like you've missed the mark? Let me tell you my friend, I hav…

Ep.76: What Is Your Creative Spark

March 11, 2021

What constitutes as a creative spark? It's something we feel and know deep down, and it can be difficult to describe but where words can't explain, our art speaks volumes. In this episode: Why Spark Your Inner Podcast was bo…

Ep.74: Self Care & Burnout

Feb. 25, 2021

I used to kind of chuckle at the term self care thinking it was a given, until a mirror was held up and revealed a type of self care I was neglecting. In this episode: How seemingly minuscule tasks can represent a limiting b…

Ep.73: Artist Don't Belong In Boxes, Create A New Box

Feb. 18, 2021

We don’t belong in boxes, LET ME OUT!! Our varying personas on and off the stage can be confusing to most people (even to us sometimes.) Society wants to put everyone into a box or label, It can give us that feeling like we …

Ep.72: Doomsday Habits & Self Talk

Feb. 11, 2021

Have you ever encountered things you don’t want to do and talk yourself out of? Or you feel an utter sense of doom and gloom? Or maybe you’re avoiding a phone call because you just know what the outcome will be? These 3 scen…

Ep.71: Awakening That New Passion Within

Feb. 4, 2021

Is there a magic button somewhere that can help discover what I'm meant to do? No. Sorry to break it to you. But I have discovered some ways to help explore, experiment and cultivate new possibilities to find the hidden spar…

Ep.70: Perfectionism In All The Wrong Places

Jan. 28, 2021

What's that BIG goal for you? The pie in the sky dream that keeps getting pushed further and further away? Or maybe the goal is in close proximity but its still not done? For you maybe its a new choreography piece, an artist…

Ep.69: Don't Wish Away 2021

Jan. 21, 2021

How many times in 2020 did you say, "when is this year going to be over?!" I know... me too. It’s been a wild ride. As you are likely just starting your goals or resolutions, you have the choice to choose to make your day or…

Ep.68: Growing Up In The Circus w/ Nicoll Dominguez

Dec. 31, 2020

Buckle your seats and grab some popcorn, we’re about to enter the “Big Top!” Nicoll Dominguez, aka Nicky D, is a 5th generation circus performer, 23 years old, born in Venezuela, does a variety of aerial acts and grounds act…

Ep.67: Twas The Night Before Christmas Poem

Dec. 23, 2020

It's technically the night before, the night before Christmas but it's jolly and happy and we can all use that! What better time to read this beautiful classic, "Twas the night before Christmas." It was originally written by…

Ep.66: BAH-HUMBUG - Don't Be A Scrooge

Dec. 16, 2020

As mush as we hate to admit it we've all got a little Ebenezer Scrooge in us. We all have tendencies that don't look so pretty when when you look back on them. Join me in spreading more Cheer and Joy this holiday season, reg…

Ep.65: A Ballerina Follows Her Heart w/ Natacha Bachour

Dec. 9, 2020

Natacha began her professional dance career at the age of 17, as a Corps de Ballet member with Ballet Arizona. It was there that she had the opportunity to dance ballets such as Serenade, Copelia, Pequita, Romeo and Juliet, …

Ep.64: How To Not Lose Your Mind At The Holiday Party

Dec. 2, 2020

Ahhh the most wonderful time of the year, hot cocoa, Santa, and awkward family moments. Here's some uplifting nuggets that will hopefully help to navigate the upcoming family or work holiday gatherings. In this episode: How …

Ep.63: Operation Gratitude

Nov. 25, 2020

Can I just say, I'm so grateful for you?!! As we approach a Thanksgiving that will look very different for so many of us, I want to take this moment to thank you, from the bottom of my heart, I'm so grateful for every single…

Ep.62: Dancing Through Obstacles & Injuries

Nov. 18, 2020

An athletes worst nightmare... an injury. I just never thought it would happen to me, at least so soon. I share a quick glimpse into some pivotal moments facing dread, bitterness, and impactful lessons. I recognize the many …

Ep.61: Huge Goals & Dreams That Feel Out Of Reach

Nov. 11, 2020

It might be a goal you're working on, it might be a new creative hobby you've taken on, it might even be cleaning out your garage... regardless of the task(s) at hand, it might feel so big that it seems near impossible or ou…

Ep.60: Entering the Twilight Zone Dimension of Mind

Nov. 4, 2020

Have we entered the Twilight Zone? It sure feels like it lately! This episode puts politics aside so you can take a breather for a few minutes. I paint a picture of the middle ground between shadow and substance, things and …

Ep.59: Masks & Costumes of Transition & Hats of Possibility

Oct. 28, 2020

Halloween is coming, and as we put on our costumes and masks, I couldn't help but think of another type of mask we often put on. These happen often during transitions and new beginnings. The transitions in life can be overwh…

Ep.58: Train Your Inner Coach - How To Get Your Head In The Game

Oct. 21, 2020

Anyone else have an aversion to working out? I sure do. I'm a professional at talking myself out of it and pretending to distract myself with less important things or justify why I've worked out enough this week. **insert ey…

Ep.57: Let's Be Kind - The Ripple Effect of Impact

Oct. 14, 2020

You'll never be able to measure the impact you make in this world! Crazy thought if you think about it. In this episode I talk about the ripple effect of kindness and how seemingly insignificant tasks can help one another. A…

Ep.56: They Discourage Your Dreams & Abandoned Their Own

Oct. 7, 2020

Sometimes the people we care about most don't relate to our level of excitement that we have about the things we're so passionate about. Some times we're met by discouraging words by those very people that we would have hope…

Ep.55: The Applause Poem

Sept. 30, 2020

I'll never forget a tour I was on, the MC thanked the incredible audience at the end of the show by saying, "Applause is food for the performer, thank you for the banquet." Those words lingered for me and painted a picture o…

Ep.54: How to Prevent A Robot From Replacing You

Sept. 23, 2020

An estimated 20 million jobs will be replaced by robots by 2030! That's frightening, but it doesn't have to be if you play your cards right and get ahead of it. In today's episode I go over: Things to think about in your cur…

Ep.53: Perfectly Imperfect Perfectionism

Sept. 16, 2020

Raise your hand if you’re a perfectionist! (Raising my hand.) Sometimes perfectionism can be crippling to the potential of our life’s work. It can stop us from showing the world the very thing we were meant to create. In thi…

Ep.52: Telling An Artist To Get A "Real Job"

Sept. 9, 2020

The stereotype wrapped around an artist’s career can sometimes get a bad wrap. The term "starving artist" comes to mind. In this episode I'm going to debunk some myths and profess some truths about this topic and how to hand…

Ep.51: The Dance Teacher Said "One More Time"

Sept. 2, 2020

Dance teachers famous last words: "One more time!" Might be the most beautiful lies and lessons. Regardless if you've been in a dance class or not, these words teach us a great deal about persistence, & resilience. I hope yo…