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Hi. It's Jill Badonsky. This podcast is stories to free your creativity and promote mindfulness. I am an author/illustrator of three and a half books on creative mindfulness, inspirational humorist, performance poet, creator of Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coaching Certification Training, workshop leader, and certified yoga instructor. I live with two cats and a bougainvillea. www.themuseisin.com www.kaizenmuse.com P.S. Don't text while driving
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Stephen is a qualified meditation and yoga teacher, who has developed simple and effective mindfulness practices for relaxation, sleep and deeply experiencing the present moment - and the yoga practice of Dynamic Breath Yoga. With 30 years of experience, Stephen brings a relaxed, practical and down-to-earth approach to mindful practice. Check out his regular live sessions and his audio recordings on the free Insight Timer app.
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The Muse's Daydream is back. I've been spending time working on a card of decks... no wait, a deck of cards. I explain about them, read two of them, and invite you to buy a deck in case you want creativity to be easier for you. Also a Zoom workshop is included as part of the purchase. You can buy a deck here. Upcoming trainings: The Kaizen-Muse Cre…
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This episode is a momentary departure from the usual frivolity for reverie of the inspiration, relaxation, and the possibility of creativity. Script and Poster of the poem is available to purchase at this link. "Don't let the future hold your happiness hostage." ~Sam Harris Workshop: Blessing of the New Year Join me in a complimentary workshop call…
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I’ve spent a career teaching how self-judgment works against us in the creative process. I’ve spent a lifetime dealing with my own harsh self-judgment, so I have the requisite compassion to understand its costs. Once we’ve made it to a place of near completion, there is time is to be discerning, but the process requires license to start out crappy,…
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Sometimes a little humor and perspective around the holidays is called for. I know it was for me. This episode gives a number of tongue-in -cheek and whipped-cream-in-mouth ways to deal with a dysfunctional family at the holidays... or really, anytime. Have a beautiful holiday season. Subscribe to A Muse's Daydream wherever you get your podcasts A …
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Sometimes the undesirable and embarrassing parts of who we are make the best stories. Writing does that... it uses creativity to lift us out of self-judgment about our personal weaknesses and into comedy, healing or just an awareness of our common humanity. , I've brought one of those stories I'm particularly startled by, to sound effects, music, a…
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If you've ever tried to record a podcast without the proper sound proofing it can be challenging. This episodes illustrated the frustrations I encounter with interruptions and how they can be good practice for resilience. The secret to happiness is also revealed. Script Making a podcast is challenging in many ways but can be a particularly frustrat…
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Hi, Thank you for listening. Think of someone who might like it and please, spread the word. Here's the blog that goes along with the newsletter. Written, narrated, and enginneered by, Jill Badonsky The Script : I’ve always identified with Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale, the ugly duckling story… maybe that’s why I don’t eat duck or why I shou…
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Nothing here except this: Subscribe to my newsletter for podcast scripts and more creative inspiration. More here Thanks for listening Brought to you by Kaizen Muse Creativity Coaching Certification Training Written, narrated, and engineered by Jill Badonsky Music and sound effects by Epidemic Sound Support the Show. Upcoming art and creativity pro…
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William James, philosopher and psychologist observed, “… when we reach the end of our days, our life experience will equal what we have paid attention to, whether by choice or default.” I’m over 60., but I don’t care,. I don’t choose to pay attention to my age most of the time “Age is only a number.” There are occasional reminders that I’m not the …
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Ever find yourself in a job where you don't recognize who you are anymore? "Sold your soul to the company store?" I did for 10 years. It made me cranky but ultimately gave me compassion, resilience, confidence, and the determination never to eat duck again... so to speak. Learn to facilitate creativity groups and/or recognize and celebrate the dept…
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This episode is about how moments in childhood predict who we are as adults including jumping too soon into pools and relationships. Everything's better with humor and creativity. For podcasts delivered straight to you, sign up for the newsletter. More here Support the Show. Upcoming art and creativity programs www.themuseisin.com…
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We continue on this journey of misguided creative adventures you may not want to try at home - adhd has it’s hazards, but stay tuned to A Muse’s Daydream, it also has its advantages. This episode includes a home far far away I once lived in with the wrong person, Martha Stewart Christmas ornaments, a tow truck and a firetruck, hitting bottom both l…
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This is a story that begins in the Miami sun with wobbly sailboats incarcerated in the straight lines drawn by a well-intending mom and ends with... wobbly sailboats sailing free. It highlights the advantage of perseverance which is a by-product of finding the joy in the process and not worrying how things look. There are advantages of being a perf…
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Hi Listener, If you've been in earshot of me randomly bending a stranger's ear or at one of my workshops or trainings, you've probably heard the story I'm about to tell you. I share so maybe a little light is shed on the poison of perfectionism as it relates to doing three of the most important parts of the creativity: 1. enjoying the process 2. en…
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hi, I wrote this poem a few years ago when I was single. I'll still single, but in two weeks, I'll be married. Yet, I will still be living alone because that's what we decided was best for both of our independent artist mentalities. Read the text as you listen by clicking here. Music by Epidemic Sound Written, narrated, and engineered by Jill Badon…
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Hi It's Jill. This episode I explore a Georgia O'keefe quote that goes like this: “When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for the moment. Did Georgia O'Keefe really like flowers? You'll find out in this episode. Script here and free workshop registration The Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coaching Certification Training …
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I'm not really in New Mexico... this is an encore episode to go along with the theme in this week's Muse letter of seeing things differently but also finding the beauty in things we see as the same. It has the full script of the episode as well as some creative prompts and pretty paintings. You can find that here. Voice of Antonio: Robin Brisebois …
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The script is here if you want to follow along. Written, engineered, and edited by Jill Badonsky Some traditions need to be examined, and maybe modified if they're not fun. Some of us would rather high-five than bow, some of us would rather blow bubbles in our chocolate malts than act too serious. I had fun writing this podcast. I find when I have …
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Don't quit your daydream. Daydreaming is the source of infinite creativity. Unlike any other form of thought, daydreaming is its own reward. ~Michael Pollan Daydreaming incubates creative discovery. `Daniel Goleman He does not need opium. He has the gift of reverie. ~Anais Nin Creativity Workshop: April 19 Here's other places I hang out Support the…
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My hangouts can be found here. It's rainy here in San Diego. I wrote a poem and podcast last year about rain. I was in an Airbnb for two months because my bathroom was being renovated. It seemed fitting to send it to you again.. Here's the writing "I’ve been taking a masterclass from poet, Joy Harjo. She says -- one of the elements to writing good …
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Written, narrated and engineered by me, Jill Badonsky This was written in 2020 to help us get through, you know, that thing in 2020. But it's also relaxing for 2023 and beyond. Embrace the Wabi Sabi Here's a little newsletter with prompts to go along with it. Here's where I hang out. Support the Show. Upcoming art and creativity programs www.themus…
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This is a Re-re-release of the episode called Rain because it just feels like people need a little relaxation and reverie during this time where the contagion, politics and the threat of climate change is exhausting us. Plus the holidaze. When I listened to it again, it seemed new, that's the nice thing about forgetting stuff. And it's raining in S…
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Hi! Thank you for listening. This is a replay from last year, but I have to admit I laugh everytime I hear and thought you might need a laugh. Check out www.themuseisin.com for more inspiration. Take care And here's where you can find more of my posts. Written, engineered, and narrated by author, illustrator, mindfulness/creativity teacher, Jill Ba…
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What happens when olives don't agree with Zeus? Who is the mother of the nine Muse's? How do we keep our creativity going during fear and despair? I'm pretty sure this podcast answers those questions. Written, engineered, and narrated by Jill Badonsky Guest voices: Robin Brisebois and Kelly Kirchmar-Heger Birds in the background by birds in the bac…
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What if you could call a hotline to get ideas? I did and for SOME REASON it required a lot of patience. But I did get a pizza out of it, you might get a tip or two about your creativity. Explanation of where Wild Abandon Art and Writing Came from Voice Actors: Robin Brisebois - he's an architect Sadie Spikes, Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coach Nicky Pitm…
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A relaxing romp ... into roses. A tour to serve as a little vacation from your stresses that can also feed your creativity. At least 12 metaphors - send me a list of them for a drawing for a copy of the book, The Awe-manac: A Daily Dose of Wonder Written, narrated, and engineered by author/illustrator, workshop/retreat leader, Jill Badonsky. Music …
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What happens when the Cheshire Cat becomes a life coach? This episode is inspired by Lewis Carroll and thanks to Terry Way Written, narrated, and engineered by Jill Badonsky Thank you for listening. Share if it feels right. Be kind to yourself. Stay safe. The Ministry of Silly Walks reference: Omega Institute Wild Abandon Creativity workshop Jill i…
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Emily Dickinson said, “I know nothing in the world that has as much power as a word. Sometimes I write one, and I look at it, until it begins to shine.” This episode explores how to make words shine and involves a whale, a giant, and a goat named Mog. Music by EpidemicSound Sound effects by Zapsplat Voice of the giant: Robin Brisebois Voice of the …
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In this episode, we witness the power of the imagination to transform the mundane to the magical in an unexpected way. "A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it bearing within him the image of a cathedral." ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Written, narrated and engineered by Jill Badonsky Guest voice: Robin Brisebois Fo…
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This how a quote from mystery writer Agatha Christie inspires the best way to daydream for creative fruition. Subscribe to A Muse's Daydream wherever you get your podcasts. Written, narrated, and engineered by Jill Badonsky. More creative inspiration at www.themuseisin.com Join me in a Master Mindfulness Group that uses mindfulness as a conduit for…
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Sometimes there's a double meaning to a quote, other times a single meaning, and still other times... no meaning at all. Which one is it in this episode? Are you allowed to make up your own quotes, or is that going through the door you were told not to go into? BTW.. I love Anne Lamott, I highly recommend all of her books and thank her for her wisd…
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You are invited to this tea part of the imagination. It is a delicious thing to use the imagination, to exist in any universe of our choosing. To simultaneously be villain or heroine, to be an autumn afternoon where a red leaf lets go of its hold on a maple tree and surrenders in floppy grace to the ground. The imagination is a vacation from realit…
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We interrupt this holidaze, for a little bit of nothing. Brought to you by A Muse's Daydream, The Muse is In, and Gertrude Stein. Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. Sign-up for creative prompts and support here Written, illustrated, and narrated by author/illustrator Jill Badonsky Share with a friend. If you're enjoying this podcast, please …
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This short episode of A Moment with a Muse uses the inspiration of Vincent Van Gogh as a conduit for perseverance. Imagine yourself with unflappable tenacity with whatever it is calling to you. One way you can persevere with your creative passion is by joining me on Mondays, 8:30 am pacific time/ 11:30 am eastern for what I call Parallel Universe T…
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This episode is about staying with an idea through creative chaos and the occasional trio of sandpipers. Dedicated to Tom Robbins. Art-filled Permission Slip to take it to the wildest of edges, Written, illustrated, and narrated by author/illustrator Jill Badonsky With the character voices of Linda Blom, Robin Brisebois, Nicky Pitman, Sadie Spikes,…
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In this episode, we go back a bit in time ... but the sentiment remains the same: Paying attention to the senses is a good way to get into the creative moment. Sensoria, played by Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coach, Sadie Spikes, gives us this wisdom, and despite or maybe BECAUSE of ruminations, a creative story emerges ... along with a refreshing sea br…
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Sometimes adopting the thoughts of others can embolden our own confidence. Try a thought from painter, Georgia O'Keefe. Written and narrated by Jill Badonsky, Author/illustrator of three books on the creative process, creator/trainer, Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coaching Certification training, mindfulness/yoga teacher Inspired by Sam Harris Quote by Ge…
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Giving yourself permission to make time for your creativity can have a bigger impact on who you are than you might have been thinking. Consider that if you’re listening to this, creativity is a value of yours. There’s something beyond the intellect that’s calling you to engage in this love affair with the present moment – it’s instinctual and valid…
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Take a moment to revisit a feeling that can only serve you, both creatively and physically. Written and narrated by Jill Badonsky, Author/illustrator of three books on the creative process, creator/trainer, Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coaching Certification training, mindfulness/yoga teacher Inspired by Sam Harris Find Jill in these places. Support the …
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"A Muse's Moment" is subbing from A Muse's Daydream while that Muse is refilling. Offered on Mondays for your creative fortification in little messages under three minutes. Play it once, play it fourteen times... the Muse will rearrange your thinking and feeling in the direction of mindfulness and creative dreams. Subscribe where you get your podca…
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Thank you for listening to Season 2. I will be back with new episodes. I'm resting on my maples for a bit (laurels are uncomfortable), and working on a new book. Stay in touch. Here's where I hang-out Written and narrated by Jill Badonsky. Music by Epidemic Sound Support the Show. Upcoming art and creativity programs www.themuseisin.com…
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The nice thing about little stories is you can listen to them again and get something new the second time. I think that might be the case with this story. Our lives wax and wane but one thing remains the same, creativity is a reflection of our brightness ... and sometimes our darkness. This episode sheds some light on the creative process. "Sometim…
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In this episode, peacocks, cat hair, and acting "as if" all play a part in the power of a daydream to transport us to a red carpet and the confidence that can ensue by doing so. Written, narrated and engineered by Jill Badonsky with guest voice, Robin Brisebois. Subscribe where you get podcasts or subscribe to my newsletter and I'll send them to yo…
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This is a Re-release of the episode called Rain because it just feels like people need a little relaxation and reverie and when I listened to it again, it seemed new, that's the nice thing about forgetting stuff. Written, engineered, and narrated by Jill Badonsky Upcoming art and creativity programs www.themuseisin.com Support the Show. Upcoming ar…
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Celebrating one year of A Muse's Daydream with one of the most popular episodes and a drawing for regular listeners. To enter the drawing: email me at info@themuseisin.com with A Muse's Drawing in the subject line. Tell me where you're from and if you have a favorite episode by August 30th. Prizes: New out-of-print editions of The Awe-manac: A Dail…
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This episode illustrates how the writer (that would be me), can be influenced by TV shows and movies from the 60s and 70s, a zigzag carpet design that asks me to dance, and the altered state of consciousness one can get into when daydreaming while getting a massage. And of course, there's a nugget of wisdom. Sometimes it's more painful not to follo…
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What if you could call a hotline to get ideas? I did and for SOME REASON it required a lot of patience. But I did get a pizza out of it, you might get a tip or two about your creativity. Voice Actors: Robin Brisebois - he's an architect Sadie Spikes, Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coach Nicky Pitman - Master Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coach Kim Selby, Kaizen-M…
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I've been a little stuck with coming up with a new episode lately, so I tuned into Radio Daydream. Where do those kind of daydreams come from? The answer has something to do with brooms, unused amused, WD40, and a little bit of belief. What if you embraced your magnificence just a little more? Written, narrated, and engineered by Jill Badonsky. Gue…
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Last October, in the middle of election insanity and pandemicness, I found an article about the water found in the Clavius Crater on the moon. I took a trip to the moon to get out of the craziness and found out how relaxing it can be to just float in a relaxing body of water. I still need moments to revisit that experience and thought you might too…
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