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Author: Larissa Russell

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Showing the Connection between Healing and Creativity. Larissa Russell the owner of Creative U interviews Creatives, Healers and people who have healed using creativity (eg: Abuse survivors, Cancer survivors). Listen as these amazing people share their connection between healing and creativity.
101 Episodes
Jules and I spoke about all things creative and the energy we bring to our healing through creativityJules Ostara is an author, artist, and guide for fun online courses. She also created the Heart of Life and Soul Songs oracle card decks. She lives in the Blue Ridge mountains with twin boys, a guitar man, and a few feisty cats.You can find Jules here: has a free gift for you:The beauty of Imperfections Video & Free Playbook! new book is available for preorder here You can find your host Larissa Russell here: 
Heather and I spoke about healing through creativity and how having been through a journey of healing brings us to a place of being able to help others authentically. She also shared about how she helps others along their journey.Heather is a German-Canadian intuitive collage artist, creative healing guide, and SoulCollage® facilitator with a background in art history and art therapy. She is the creator of the 'Inner Compass Oracle' deck and the 'Inner Journey Tarot' deck which she conceived specifically for creative self-exploration and healing work. Creative expression and personal development are tightly intertwined for her and the focus of her work is to guide people to access their inner resources, their inner beauty, and strength through working with a great variety of images and art materials intuitively and creatively. Heather also runs monthly online SoulCollage® groups for women from all over the world. Witnessing the light and beauty in the vulnerability and grace in her students never ceases to touch her deeply. She is so grateful for having found her calling and for sharing it with other beautiful souls.You can find Heather here:Www.heatherhoeps.comHeather has a gift for you of a free collage project A Year in Color: You can find the Host Larissa Russell here: 
Iris and I talked about the healing aspects of art and learning to let go of the perfectionism that holds us back. Creating space for ourselves to heal, create, learn, and grow.Iris is a Dutch mixed media artist, teacher & vlogger based in London, UK. She is passionate about art and art journaling for self-expression and self-discovery. Online Iris loves to share her art, outlook, and creative life through pictures, writing & videos. It’s important to her to share real life, not just a polished ‘social media version’, so apart from the happy times she also addresses the harder feelings and struggles like creative block. She hopes that authentically sharing her creative life will inspire those on a similar journey!You can find Iris here:Website:  Patreon:  YouTube:  Instagram: Iris has a free gift for you:Sign up for Iris’ newsletter, and receive a free copy of ‘Get Inspired!’ a 20-page art & inspiration guide. You can find the host Larissa Russell here: 
Blake and I spoke of following our passions, and healing through creativity and how necessary that is. We also had a conversation about what ‘making it’ means.Blake Farha is a voice artist, musician, and author. Fluent in four-and-a-half languages (his Danish has gotten a bit rusty), Blake has spent his adult life hopping from country to country and jumping from career to career. He currently lives in Berlin, Germany, where he has devoted himself to his creative pursuits: voice acting, writing and producing music, improv comedy, and podcasting.You can find Blake  Blake’s book: Lost on the Way: A Journal From the Camino de Santiago You can find your host Larissa Russell here: 
Lena and I spoke about needing to put ourselves first, to listen to our bodies, and to feel okay with where we are at regardless of what society deems acceptable. We also talked about the masculine energy of the world and the shift that is happeningLena Dolter is a Feminine Embodiment and Feminine Energy Guide, Intuitive Healer, and Women's Wellness Coach. She serves busy, professional women who are stuck in a cycle of stress and overwhelm and helps them shift from overdoing, overthinking, & overcommitting and get reconnected with their body, so they can feel calm & centered and have more time, space, and freedom on their calendar and in their life.You can find Lena IG - Group - The Clear and Confident Woman - www.lenadolter.comLena’s free gift:Woman in Flow quiz found here - You can find your host Larissa Russell here:
Trigger Warning - SuicideThomas and I spoke of the loss of his youngest son to suicide and how that has affected the way he now listens to people and how he navigates the worldThomas is a writer and college writing teacher living in Southern California. A little over three years ago, his youngest son took his life at 17. This shattered the lives of his family and challenged any faith he had. Thomas has journeyed to discover how to live again.You can find Thomas  Twitter: tallbaugh1 Facebook: Thomas Allbaugh September 10th is World Suicide Prevention DayAn estimated 800 000 people die by suicide worldwide each year. It can affect every one of us. Each and every suicide is devastating and has a profound impact on those around them.  However, by raising awareness, reducing the stigma around suicide, and encouraging well-informed action, we can reduce instances of suicide around the world.This year’s World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) theme is ‘Creating Hope Through Action’. It is a reminder that there is an alternative to suicide and aims to inspire confidence and light in all of us; that our actions, no matter how big or small, may provide hope to those who are struggling. Preventing suicide is often possible. Through action, we can all play a role in supporting those experiencing a suicidal crisis or those bereaved by suicide.How to participate in WSPD?World Health Suicide Prevention Day will take place on 10 September 2021.Go to the WSPD website to explore resources, education and gain a better understanding of WSPD -  Watch the IASP Step Closer Video -  Light a candle to remember - You can find your host Larissa Russell here; 
Robert and I spoke of peace and equality for all, and the change you can choose. Robert shared about his journey and how he stepped into his passion and why that is important.As a dedicated yoga practitioner, photographer Robert Sturman has increasingly focused on capturing the timeless grace and embodied mindfulness of asana in his work.His portraits, whether set in the lively streets of Manhattan, the expansive beaches and canyons of Malibu, the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, the timeless elegance of Walden's New England, or the bleakness of San Quentin Prison, remind us that there is beauty everywhere.His stunning repertoire runs the gamut from yogis perched on rocks surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, to African orphans practicing yoga in Kenya, to breast cancer survivors, bare-chested and scarred. In addition, Sturman has worked extensively photographing war veterans who have embraced the practice of yoga to heal PTSD, in an effort to help change the heartbreaking statistics of veteran suicides each day.In Sturman's own words, "I often think of Rumi's words 'I can't stop pointing to the beauty.' That feels right to me." Sturman's honors include Official Artist of the 47th Annual Grammy Awards, 2010 FIFA World Cup Artist Representing America, and Official Artist 2008 United States Olympics. Sturman has been the subject of two separate New York Times articles celebrating his photographs of yoga from around the world.You can find Robert here:www.Robertsturmanstudio.com   His ‘A Celebration of Humanity through theArt of Yoga Photography’ Workshop can be found here: You can find your host Larissa Russell here: 
Nikki and I spoke of creativity and how it helps you to open up to other forms of creativity. As well as the ebb and flow of productivity and allowing ourselves the space for downtime.Nikki Starcat Shields is an author, book midwife, and leader of transformational writing retreats. She's also a licensed Pagan priestess. Nikki has had five non-fiction books published so far and is currently writing a contemporary fantasy series. She would love to help you give birth to your heart-centered book, whether it’s a memoir, fiction, or self-help. Nikki specializes in bringing your unique voice - your expertise, your passions, your most cherished stories - to the page in a way that will engage and delight your readers. She also guides you to write your book in a way that supports you and helps you focus on your true priorities. Nikki teaches people to be Thriving Artists, writing their heartfelt books while also nurturing themselves and their creative lives. She lives in Maine and adores reading, cats, and spending time by the ocean.You can find Nikki here: can find your Host Larissa Russell here: 
Nicky and I spoke about being an outsider and looking at the world from a different perspective.Nicky Scorpio is a singer, songwriter, and producer. Born and raised in the bay area in an LGBTQ+ home. Currently residing in NYC.Nicky’s music and message is about overcoming poverty, rising from depression, abuse, trauma, and what he learned growing up as an outsider, and how having a unique perspective taught him about how our society works. His focus and passion is creating a culture and universal family where we can respect and celebrate differences and mental health is respected and discussed.You can find Nicky here:www.Yonickyscorpio.com You can find your host Larissa Russell here: 
Katie and I talked about everything, and then some. How our minds work, how creativity opens us up, how to regenerate and move through the world.Katie is a multi-disciplinary artist who utilizes her voice to inspire change and transformation in people who want to make an impact on the world. She loves having deep human conversations using our voices to inspire connection, compassion, understanding, empathy, and whole-hearted wellness. She feels we all need to learn to give ourselves the grace and space to heal from trauma, breathe through the tough stuff, and create meaningful lives and love. This is exactly who she is and what she lives for. Katie is also a mental health advocate standing for ethics, morals, and values. She wrote a poetry book on love that focuses on all the beautiful elements of life untainted by trauma and mental health.You can find Katie here:Website:  Facebook:  Instagram:   Pinterest: Things Katie mentioned:Her book a Lover’s Fairytale at Photographer Robert Sturman (his interview is coming) Her EP’s  Sophisticated Psychos Dr. Joe Dispenza Nicky Scorpio ‘Irregular’ (his interview is coming) One Strange Rock Docuseries hosted by Will Smith Mindvalley The Republic by Plato Asana Shaman Harry Paul Fear = False Evidence Appears RealRichest Man in Babylon by George S. ClasonThe Sophisticated Psychos YouTube She’s All Over the Place Podcast You can find the host Larissa Russell here: 
Kerri and I spoke of healing, learning, creating, and becoming your best self by listening and learning from your own self. Kerri also shared about her new book ‘Healing the Mother Wound’.Kerri Hummingbird, Soul Guide and host of Soul Nectar Show, is the #1 international best-selling author of "The Second Wave: Transcending the Human Drama" and the award-winning best-selling book "Awakening To Me: One Woman’s Journey To Self Love" which describes the early years of her spiritual awakening. Kerri inspires people to lead their lives wide awake with authenticity, passion, and purpose that positively impacts others. She catalyzes mind-shifts that transform life challenges into gifts of wisdom. Her newest book, already a #1 int'l bestseller, is called "Love Is Fierce: Healing the Mother Wound" and describes the most direct path to spiritual enlightenment.You can find Kerri (receive 17 days of interviews for the Return of Mother Wisdom Series)  Podcast:  Facebook:  Instagram: Free gift: Love Mastery Game, and oracle card game that explains the Love Lesson you're learning by a particular challenge. mentioned The Four Agreements by Don Miguel RuizThe Gene Keys by Richard RuddYou can find your host Larissa Russell here: 
Rachel and I talked about changing careers, finding our passion, and being true to our authentic ourselves.Rachel West is a Personal Growth Coach, Certified Trainer, Breakthrough Expert, Speaker, Best Selling Author, and the Founder of Empowering Growth. She is a certified Master Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Master Time Line Therapy Practitioner. She volunteers at Safe House in Las Vegas and is a Certified Domestic Violence Victims Advocate. Rachel is passionate about helping individuals ready to transform themselves and to transform their life by helping identify what holds them back in the areas of life they struggle with the most. She helps broaden their perspectives and understands firsthand how releasing negative mental, emotional and behavioral programming helps one feel, hear and see new possibilities and focusing this new mindset and toolset to get results at a much higher level. You can find Rachel here:Website  Facebook Rachel West Empowering Growth  You can find your host Larissa Russell here; 
Riana and I spoke about the ten childhood traumas that affect us as adults and how we learn about relationships in life. Plus a few tips on what we can do to make changes.Riana Milne is a Certified, Global Life and Love Trauma Recovery Coach, a CertifiedClinical Trauma & Addictions Professional, a Certified Mindfulness Coach, a #1 Bestselling Author, the Host of her own Podcast called ‘Lessons in Life & Love’, an Educational Speaker, and Licensed Mental Health Counselor for over 21 years living in Palm Beach County, Florida.She was also a Life & Dating Coach for the Docu-Series; Radical Dating- Finding Lasting Love Over 40 (and her client is now happily married!). Riana specializes in helping those who have had past Childhood or Love Relationship Trauma to Heal, Transform & Thrive; leading them to Create the Life They Desire & to Have the Love They Deserve! She offers Coaching programs for both Straight & LGBTQ Singles & Couples globally for ages 16-76. Riana’s #1 Bestseller, LOVE Beyond Your Dreams- Break Free from Toxic Relationships to Have the Love You Deserve - and - LIVE Beyond Your Dreams - from Fear and Doubt to Personal Power, Purpose, and success addresses Lifes Difficult Transitions, Personal Transformation, The Mindset for Success, and having Loving Conscious Relationships with yourself and others.You can find Riana here: Facebook: Coach Riana MilneFree Gift - Free Love Test for Singles and Couples You can find the host Larissa Russell here; 
Robert and I spoke of the healing aspects of creativity and stepping out of that linear thinking to create a life you love.Robert A. Belle is a transformational speaker, author and ACCA Qualified Accountant. He helps people who feel stuck in their career or life journey to break away from the “norm” and find new paths that reveal their true value. He is on a global mission to help individuals who feel inferior and have given up on their dreams to think freely, create unapologetically and live abundantly. He focuses on dismantling the line between licensed professionals and the creative world.You can find Robert Here: Free Gift to youFREE download to learn about the creative journey  You can find your host Larissa Russell here: 
ST (pronounced Esty) and I had a great conversation about challenging our minds, stepping out of our own way, and overcoming obstacles.ST Rappaport is a Relationship Photographer, Creative Journal Expressive Arts Coach, and host of the LifePix Relationships Podcast. After observing, listening, and connecting with so many couples, ST is on a mission to find out what makes relationships work and how they can become extraordinary and is on a mission to help 1 million couples by the end of 2025Right/Left Brain QuestionsWho are you?How do you feel?Why do you feel this way?What can I do to help you?You can find ST   TikTok: @lifepixrelationshipsYou can find your host Larissa Russell here; 
Gloria and I talked about love and acceptance for self and others. We need to step into loving ourselves and that opens us up to accepting others.Known as the Insightful Copywriter, Gloria Grace Rand shows service-based entrepreneurs how to gain clarity, confidence, and connection to your divine nature, so you can create a business with more Impact, Influence, and Income. Gloria is also an inspirational speaker and author of the Amazon #1 international best-seller “Live. Love. Engage. - How to Stop Doubting Yourself and Start Being Yourself.”You can find Gloria here:website:  FB & IG: @gloriagracerandFree Gift: Free guide called Uniquely You! Move from Self-doubt to Self-love in 4 simple steps. You can find your host Larissa Russell here; 
Corbie and I spoke about the psychic world and her 50 years of experience. Corbie is a Cancer Dancer and has moved forward in life to share her passion for helping people.Note: something/someone came through and I have no idea how or who. Listen in and see if you can hear it. What are they saying?Corbie Mitleid is a Certified Tarot Master, psychic medium, teacher, and ordained minister. Reading for almost 50 years, she is a full-time intuitive counselor with clients worldwide. Corbie is a featured channel in Robert Schwartz’s breakthrough series on Karma and pre-birth planning, Your Soul’s Plan, Your Soul’s Gift, and the upcoming Your Soul’s Love.You can find Corbie here:Website: Facebook:  Twitter:  Pinterest:  Instagram:  LinkedIn:’s free gift Download a free chapter of her books by going to You can find your host Larissa Russell Here:
Candy and I spoke of journeying through change and what we can take forward with us and what we need to accept has changed.Award-winning author Candy Leigh, mindset coach, and yoga instructor was in the aftermath of her divorce and trying to support her three kids when she got laid off not once, BUT TWICE, from the SAME COMPANY after a 20-year career. All this while she was physically recovering from back surgery and emotionally recovering from her home getting robbed TWICE!Candy was at her breaking point, devastated and not sure what to do next, so she literally got in her car and started driving in an attempt to get lost and hopefully, finally find herself.Her book, Finding Life In Between, takes readers on the ride of her recovery journey. It contains real-life examples of the inner work that we can choose to do to develop the mindset to survive the jolts of life.You can find Candy here;www.CandyLeigh.comCandy has offered a free gift: Life Balance Quizwww.LifeBalanceQuiz.comYou can find your host Larissa Russell
Kate and I spoke of how the sedentary life of Covid is wreaking havoc on our bodies, and how movement can inspire our creativity.Kate is a Clinical Exercise Physiologist and a community health researcher. She has spent almost 30 years as a professional Health Promoter and health educator. Along the journey, Kate has advocated for the importance of how physical health impacts our mental health and how movement can maximize our learning and creativity. She helps women feel strong and capable in their bodies, regardless of age or functional level, by integrating movement, exercise, mindfulness, and self-compassion.You can find Kate here:https://www.agesister.com
Hali and I spoke of nature as the muse, and creativity as the healer. We also spoke of the perceived value of the arts.Hali Karla is an artist, creative practice guide, transformation coach, and practicing contemplative. Passionate about the intersection of art, healing and spirituality, she offers courses and encouragement in intuitive painting, creative practice development, art+soul connections, and holistic perspectives that are grounded in presence, inspired with freedom, and infused with a sense of sacred joy+purpose.You can find Hali here;https://HaliKarla.com can find your host Larissa here; 
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