I’ve been listening to a lot of podcasts over the past year. My library is mostly comprised of podcasts related to art, art and business, and spirituality/meditation. I find myself listening to particular categories of podcasts depending on my activities. I listen to spiritual/meditation podcasts when I’m creating my daily collage (see my Instagram page @drfiber). I listen to business-oriented podcasts when I’m organizing my office, setting up meetings and virtual retreats, and I listen to art podcasts when I’m working on an artistic endeavor.
When I find a new podcast for my library, I go back to the very beginning of the podcast and listen to the work in order. I do this for two reasons, earlier work may represent foundation principles and newer work may be more evolved thoughts. The other reason is the more we do something we develop mastery. Interviewers get better, the questions get better, the impact of the podcast becomes stronger.
For me, podcasts have allowed me to mature in how I run my business and upped my confidence level in the art I create. I’m a mental health/health humanities practitioner. I’m continually looking for new and inventive ways for health professional both practicing and students to stretch their wings. It doesn’t matter what field you’re in, learning new coping skills, increasing your joie de vivre, aligning your values with your work is important for survival.
During these uncertain times, how will you creatively protect your physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness? What do you want to say but you haven’t been able to thus far? If you could create anything knowing no one would see it or hear it what would it look like, feel like, sound like, taste like? We all have creativity residing in our bodies and minds so let’s use it to capture and expand our resilient nature.