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The Inner Curious

The Inner Curious

By The Inner Curious
Welcome to the Inner Curious, a podcast to support your inner journey. If you've ever wondered what it's like to be connected to your inner self, then you'll enjoy eavesdropping on these candid conversations between Louise Weigall & Karen Hollenbach about what it means to live from the inside out. Listen in as Louise and Karen explore the balance between the doing and the being and discuss their ideas, concepts, thoughts and observations as they cultivate their inner selves.
S1 #8 - The Art & Discipline of Creativity
In this episode Louise shares her observations & insights on the benefits of creativity as a means to exploring your inner curious.  Having recently visited the Matisse exhibition in Sydney, Louise was reminded of the benefit of connecting with art & creativity as a means for exploring the inner self.  Listen in to the conversation between Louise & Karen as they explore how they go about connecting with their creativity & what their creative process looks like.  With suggestions that are both practical and thoughtful, we hope this episode prompts you to get more curious about connecting with your own creativity. Matisse - Life & Spirit Exhibition. Art Gallery of NSW. Finishes 13-March 2022. Think Like an Artist - Will Gompertz Deep Work - Cal Newport Books That Made Us - The book to accompany the ABC TV series by the same name The War of Art - Steven Pressfield
56:18
January 18, 2022
S1 #7 Reinventing Your Career
In this episode Karen and Louise reflect on the growing trend, due to the increased uncertainty in the world, of many professionals making the decision to quit their jobs and pursue opportunities as freelancers, small business owners, consultants, coaches or roles in completely different industries. They discuss their reasons for deciding to make this transition and reflect on what they've learnt as part of this process.  https://www.linkedin.com/in/karenhollenbach/ https://www.instagram.com/louise_weigall/
49:55
January 11, 2022
S1 #6 Our Top 8 Books for Self Knowledge
In this episode we explore the books that have had a significant impact on how we think and operate and have helped develop our self knowledge and personal productivity. RESOURCES MENTIONED Work Smarter Not Harder, Jack Collis & Michael LeBoeuf https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4564271-work-smarter-not-harder Quiet: The power of introverts in a world that can't stop talking, by Susan Cain. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8520610-quiet Susan Cain's TED Talk https://www.ted.com/talks/susan_cain_the_power_of_introverts Big Magic, by Elizabeth Gilbert https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27225750-big-magic The Creative Habit, Twyla Tharp https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/254799.The_Creative_Habit Company of One, by Paul Jarvis https://www.dymocks.com.au/book/company-of-one-by-paul-jarvis-9780241470466 The Inner Self, by Hugh Mackay https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/51184100-the-inner-self Routines & Ruts Podcast episode - Hugh Mackay on where we hide and compassionate love as a daily discipline https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/hugh-mackay-on-where-we-hide-daily-discipline-compassion/id1490791468?i=1000492695967 Digital Minimalism & Deep Work, by Cal Newport https://www.calnewport.com/ Karen's other favourite writers include Malcolm Gladwell. Louise's other favourite writers include Austin Kleon.
58:31
January 04, 2022
S1 #5 Navigating the Art & Discomfort of Self Promotion
In this episode Louise navigates her curiosity & discomfort on how to share yourself authentically in business.  As they explore this topic, Karen and Louise uncover the many facets of marketing from the commercial to the creative, while Karen also lends her voice of wisdom for beginners in the marketing space.  For the reluctant sharers and fellow creatives who would prefer the work to just speak for itself, this episode is for you.  We hope you enjoy this episode. RESOURCES MENTIONED: 1. Book: "This is Marketing: You can't be Seen until you Learn to See". by Seth Godin 2. Online Education: Creative Live online class via subscription - "A Brand Called You" - Debbie Millman 3. Book Series: 1. "Steal like an Artist" 2. "Show your Work" 3. "Keep Going" by Austin Kleon
01:01:23
December 28, 2021
S1 #4 Digital Habits & Self Care Rituals
In this episode Karen explores the ideas from Cal Newport’s book, Digital Minimalism. Both Karen and Louise discuss how they feel about the potential darker side of social media and technology and the self care rituals that serve them well.  We also learn about Karen’s staycation, a short break at home during lockdown, and what she learnt about some of her digital habits and rituals as a result of this. We hope you enjoy this episode.  RESOURCES MENTIONED  Digital Minimalism, by Cal Newport  https://www.audible.com.au/pd/Digital-Minimalism-Audiobook/0241387779 The Voices of Program with Tali Brash  https://www.talibrash.com/programsandshortcourses Sonya Stattman  https://sonyastattmann.com/ Journal with Ingrid https://ingridjanejones.com/
31:05
December 21, 2021
S1 #3 Grey Matters
In this episode Karen and Louise discuss their reaction to an article by Lauren Cochrane in Guardian, 'Grey glamour at Cannes film festival as stars show their silver hair'. Read more here.  Listen to the conversation as Karen and Louise explore their own experiences with the discovery of their first grey hairs and consider what it means to age gracefully. At the heart of this discussion are the concepts of conversations with self, true self, bravery and how we respond to external messages from society. We hope you enjoy this episode. RESOURCES WE MENTION IN THIS EPISODE Grey glamour at Cannes film festival as stars show their silver hair https://www.theguardian.com/film/2021/jul/10/grey-glamour-at-cannes-film-festival-as-stars-show-their-silver-hair Sally Mann https://www.sallymann.com/
44:16
December 14, 2021
S1 #2 Why Women have Permission to embrace their Kindness and Power
In this episode, Louise shares her insights & learnings from the book Fierce Self-Compassion, by Kristen Neff.   The book was written with the intention of helping women to harness their kindness to speak up, claim their power, and thrive. In this discussion, Louise helps us understand why we need to embrace both the tender & fierce parts of ourselves, as well as deepen our understanding of the masculine & feminine in relation to ying & yang.  As always, there are stories of personal experience from both Karen & Louise that go beyond the theories & definitions to show how we live with these concepts in our everyday lives. We hope you enjoy this episode. RESOURCES MENTIONED: 1. Book: Fierce Self Compassion: How Women can Harness Kindness to Speak Up, Claim their Power, and Thrive. by Kristin Neff 2. Podcast interviews with Kristin Neff about the book a) Metta Hour with Sharon Salzberg. b) Emerging Women with Chantal Pierrat 3. Book: The Inner Self by Hugh Mackay 4. Book: The Good Life by Hugh Mackay 5. If not Dieting then What by Dr. Rick Kausman 6. Podcast: Routines & Ruts - Madeleine Dore of Extraordinary Routines blog - Season 2 - EP #1 Interview with Hugh Mackay 7. Insight Timer - Meditation App 8. One Roof - A global online community of women in business 9. Tali Brash - The Voices Of program 10. Ingrid Jane Jones - Journaling community
41:47
December 07, 2021
S1 #1 Getting to Know My Emotions
In this episode Karen explores her experience with learning how to better acknowledge and sit with her emotions. Karen and Louise reflect on personal stories Karen shares and explore processing emotions, self awareness and what happens when your inner settings get adjusted. We hope you enjoy this episode.  _________________________________________ RESOURCES WE MENTION IN THIS EPISODE  Deborah Fairfull https://www.deborahfairfull.com/  Sonya Stattman https://www.sonyastattmann.com/  The Creative Zone Podcast - Tali Brash https://www.talibrash.com/thecreativezonepodcast  Ingrid Jane Jones https://ingridjanejones.com/  The School of Life Emotional Barometer https://www.theschooloflife.com/shop/emotional-barometer/  The Good Life, Hugh Mackay https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/17854967-the-good-life
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December 01, 2021
Welcome to The Inner Curious
Welcome to the Inner Curious, a podcast to support your inner journey. If you've ever wondered what it's like to be connected to your inner self, then you'll enjoy eavesdropping on these candid conversations between Louise Weigall & Karen Hollenbach about what it means to live from the inside out.  Because the right thought gives the inner voice the strength to move from the inner curious to being the gift you bring to the world. Listen in as Louise and Karen explore the balance between the doing and the being and discuss their ideas, concepts, thoughts and observations as they cultivate their inner selves.  The Wonderings.
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December 01, 2021