If you've ever wondered this, you'll want to check out Episode 61 of the Being a Whole Person podcast! It was a special treat to join Rebecca Hass on the show recently to chat about our mutual passions for creativity and self care. We had so much fun, I didn't want the interview to end!
I first met Jenny virtually, in the Wandering Aimfully community, which we are both a part of. Wandering Aimfully is "unboring business coaching" and it is so so wonderful. I could go on about nice things about that, but that's where we connected. I found that our work has so many parallels. We both are creative coaches who focus on self care, and I just knew that I had to meet her and interview her for the podcast.
Jenni Kowal is a multi-passionate visual artist and personal development coach specializing in self care and creative exploration. She's the founder of Anytime Creative and offers a variety of life coaching services, including mindfulness support. She also has created the Self Care Adventure Cards, which we talked about a little bit in the episode. I just got a deck myself about a month ago, and they are so wonderful, really well made, well thought out, and tons of great ideas for self care, so that you can be playful with it, be curious about it. It is an intuitive card deck that sparks inspiration for every step of your self care journey.
Jenni's mission is to help scattered and multi-passionate creatives, such as yourself, use self care, to fuel their creative expression, get out of their own way, and spend more time in creative flow. I love all of this. I'm guessing if you have been listening and you like my work, you will love Jenni as well.
We talk about self compassion and intuition and how they are essential to the creative process, how to use self care to help you build up that lifeforce that is your creativity, how to fill up your cup as your energy is always evolving, and Jenni shares about how she balances her many interests as a multi-passionate artist, and leaves space for reflection and being a whole person in the process. I hope you love this conversation as much as I did
Here's the episode for your listening pleasure!
And while you're at it, here are some other ways to find inspiration to help you on your creative journey:
Self care should be intuitive, ﬁt into your lifestyle, and only when you need to focus on yourself. I wanted to make it as easy as possible to tap into self care - whenever and wherever - and that's why I created this deck.
The deck is broken down into 5 different categories to help serve you on your journey - Revitalize, Nourish, Express, Connect and Reflect.
With the Self Care Adventure Cards, you make room for yourself to practice when you need it to keep on in the pursuit of what you care most about in life: creativity, friendships, and connecting with yourself.