121: Love and Healing in India

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Episode 121. "He told me to stay, that love was more important than visiting temples.” ~Andrea Klunder

It came to my attention recently that I did a whole series on travel stories and had not recorded my own travel story to share with you.

And while I have been recording these conversations for you with amazing guests about travel AND now self-care, Erica Courdae and India Jackson offered a theme for the month of November in their professional DEI (diversity, equity, inclusion) network Pause On The Play.

The theme: wellness.

Perfect timing!

And then one day India posted the following prompt in the group:

What's the most adventurous or uncomfortable thing you've tried in support of your wellbeing? What were your takeaways?

Now wellness, wellbeing, self-care... that was the industry that I was in, and ultimately feel like I failed in, for more than five years. Between yoga, meditation, therapeutic bodywork, Reiki, essential oils, tarot, acupuncture, sound healing, botanical skincare... I've tried a lot of things and they have often put me in uncomfortable positions, but the word 'adventurous' felt different.

It immediately brought to mind a risk, more accurately, a series of risks that I took for my 34th birthday in 2012.

I posted a response to that prompt in Pause On The Play and India asked me if I had yet recorded a podcast episode about that experience. I was surprised to look back over my catalog of The Creative Impostor to discover that I hadn't... not really.

But now that I have crafted that story on virtual paper, I see why I hadn't shared it. It feels vulnerable. I think it's because I have some regrets from this time in my life and from this story in particular.

So, here goes...

Full show notes, resources, opportunities, other podcasts & books mentioned... You can find them here: http://www.thecreativeimpostor.com/121

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