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CREATIVE SOUL HEALING

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.

EPISODE 38 FEATURING CHRISTINE KARPIAK

Christine is a mixed media artist and teacher who seeks wholeness through creative discoveries and expression. Whether Christine performs, gardens, paints, photographs or makes a general mess in her studio, the need to breathe creativity into her life is how she survives life’s hardships and elations.

EPISODE 37 FEATURING ANNA BARTLETT

For the past 8 years, she have been welcoming people to her studio to Paint Along with her. She now offer to sketch and painting Art Events to groups and businesses and pop up in beautiful places (like Norfolk Island!) to run Art Holidays and Workshops.

EPISODE 36 FEATURING LARISSA RUSSELL

Larissa is an artist and her favourite medium is acrylics, and her signature technique is adding metal foils. She loves the flow of colour against the edges of the metals.

EPISODE 35 FEATURING SYWIA GRYCZUK

Sywia's creative journey started here on this island full of fairy stories and history. There she discover her love for children’s art and illustrations. She believe that every one of us has an inner child hidden within, and sometimes we just need to let it go and let our inner child take over. 

EPISODE 34 FEATURING LONNIE GUSTAFSON 

Lonnie gave birth to her children, at home, unassisted. She help women discover their greatness in birth beyond their fears. She educate people about and shed light on where our fears come from.

EPISODE 33 FEATURING KAYLA HUSZAR

Kayla is is a registered social worker + expressive art therapist doing therapy in an atypical way (couch sitting need not apply).

EPISODE 32 FEATURING DEANNA JINJOE

A few years ago Deanna was dealing with some serious, chronic health issues. Her doctor’s solution was to prescribe medications by the hundreds. She was driven by this pain to seek a solution other than her doctor’s. One of the solutions turned out to be art.

EPISODE 31 FEATURING YOUHJUNG SON

Youhjung Son is a certified art therapist, artist, consultant, and content creator for YouTube channel “Thirsty For Art,” living in Austin, TX. Youhjung is passionate about bringing therapeutic art-making to the everyday person and using art as a healing tool to express and understand oneself. 

EPISODE 30 FEATURING JENNA REISS

Jenna, healer is a writer and Breathwork Coach, believes in the personal power of oneself and works with each client to help them re-discover their self-love and higher-truth. With an individualistic and holistic approach, she pulls from a toolbox of intuitive thinking, therapeutic conversation, essential oils, crystal healing, and musical sounds to guide students deep into a higher state of consciousness. 

EPISODE 29 FEATURING KAREN ATKINS

Karen Atkins is a unique vitality lifestyle expert and entrepreneur. Creator of Master Your Body iQ, Karen has helped thousands of busy students around the world bust stress, build their vitality and realize their TRUE purpose. 

EPISODE 28 FEATURING CHRISTINE ELDER

Christine Elder is a naturalist, artist, and educator. She holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Biology and a certificate in Science Illustration from the University of California. Christine teaches nature sketching workshops, leads international retreats, and offers online classes in nature sketching, painting, and journalism.

EPISODE 27 FEATURING MAHA ATEF

Maha Atef is the co-founder of Selsal online gift store and art school. She's a self-taught artist with a pharmacy degree. She's been designing and making gifts and jewelry with polymer clay since 2013 and for as long as she can remember, she had a great passion for art and drawing. Along with her younger sister Menna, she was a high school student in those days, they started Selsal in 2013.

EPISODE 26 FEATURING TIFFANY SPARROW

With pure tones and soulful lyrics, Tiffany Sparrow offers her sound in unique ways. In concert settings, she weaves ambient folksy-roots original songs with cover tunes and world music. Soundbath journeys combine guided meditation with sound frequency to promote deep rest and relaxation. Kirtan group chanting communal singing events accessing the devotional yoga of sound. Tiffany is also an accredited music therapist (BMT, MTA), specializing in medical settings, neurology, and palliative care, using music and non-traditional vocal expression to rehabilitate emotional and physical trauma, speech and movement.

EPISODE 25 FEATURING REBECCA JACKSON AYDELETTE

Rebecca ​is SoulCollage® facilitator, Reiki Master, and certified aromatherapist. Rebecca Aydelette’s superpowers are connecting with people heart-to-heart and creating an atmosphere of peace and harmony. The fact is that there were a point and time in her life where she was so overwhelmed, over committed and exhausted that she didn’t feel connected to anyone, including herself and more than anything, she yearned for a sense of peaceful harmony.

Episode 24: Featuring Andrea Gomoll

Andrea Gomoll is an Artist from Berlin / Germany, where she lives with her husband Thomas and 3 crazy Cats. She studied Design in Berlin and started her own business as an Artist, Art Instructor and Designer in 2009, sharing her Love and Passion for everything Creative with the World ever since.

Episode 23: Featuring Debby Stroud

Debby grew up a wannabe artist. But at the age of 40, a miraculous door opened for her to enter the creative arts field. She was afraid, but jumped in with both feet! Now Debby’s passion is inspiring and empowering women to crush fear, take back their feminine power and stand in it so they can create a life they love, not one they thought they’d been handed.

Episode 22: Featuring Sue Young

Sue is a mixed media artist inspired by fantasy and dark whimsy.
I am fascinated by expressive face and animals and I love to create dreamy portraits. My work evolves in many layers and is often accompanied by a story or poem that comes to me along the creative journey.

Episode 21: Featuring Alex Klienchen

Alex K is a professional artist, non-fiction author and a spiritual Health & Life Coach who is passionate about helping young adults to remember their soul and to reawaken to their gifts through art. 

EPISODE 20 FEATURING DONNA JEAN ENGSTROM

Donna firmly believe in the healing power of art. She have seen the effects up close and personal. Art is her passion! As a mixed media artist, layering texture and color in an intuitive manner helps me weave a visual history. Her goal is to provide a mysterious and intriguing surface, engaging you, the viewer.

EPISODE 19 FEATURING TAMMY WATZ

Tammy is a 3rd generation psychic medium who feels that this natural part of her life is just like breathing. It is all she has ever known.

EPISODE 18 FEATURING LEE CLEMENTS

Lee Clements is a mixed media artist, art journaler and art teacher living in Melbourne, Australia. She believes that we all have inherent creativity, and inspiring and encouraging others to find their voice through creative exploration and expression, regardless of experience or artistic ability, is deeply gratifying and is my passion.

EPISODE 17 FEATURING BODHI SIMPSON

​Bodhi Simpson, LCPC, ATR is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a Registered Art Therapist in the state of Maine. Bodhi has an art therapy practice in Waterville, Maine called Conscious Art Therapy, is the co-founder of Vast Horizons Center for Personal Growth in Brunswick, Maine, and is a co-creator of The Self-Compassion Symposium held annually in Freeport, Maine

EPISODE 16 FEATURING CHRISTINA MILES

As a creative person, Christina see art in many different ways and forms. She always say that photography is her first love, and it really is. She have never gone anywhere without a camera. Her photos have changed over the years which is the same as her creativity.

EPISODE 15 FEATURING ANNE BUTERA

​Anne Butera is a self-taught artist who finds inspiration in the beauty of her garden and the magic of nature. She works primarily in watercolor but also loves challenging herself to try new things. She strives to seek out and celebrate life’s little joys and daily graces.

EPISODE 14 FEATURING CHRISTA FORREST

Christa truly love sharing her passion. She's a SoulFul artist creating inspiration and motivation to help others see and live their passion. After spending 20 years in a career in finance that was anxiety driven, stressful and starving my true soul to live, She decided to leave the safe and secure corporate, cubicle life to pursue my passion for art and teaching.

EPISODE 13 FEATURING CONSIE SINDET

Consie Sindet is a mixed media artist whose work often includes some form of doodling. She has been an artist for as long as she can remember and has done everything from teaching decorative painting, selling at crafts shows, painting murals, to face and body painting, and henna art. 

EPISODE 12 FEATURING DR LINDSAY WEISNER

Lindsay Weisner is a clinical Psychologist in Long Island, New York. She graduated from Georgetown University in 1999 and was awarded a fellowship in child development at the NIH/NICHD. She received her doctorate from C.W. Post, LIU, and went on to pursue post-doctorate training at the American Institute of Psychoanalysis.

EPISODE 11 FEATURING JOHN ROBSON

For his first 20 years he was a high tech, product development engineer taking products from concept to high volume production. He hired and worked with over 100 engineers that needed the same help as he did - so learning and applying problem solving, creativity, and communication skills was a focus of mine.

EPISODE 10 FEATURING JEANETTE KUNKEL

Jeanette is an abstract artist and was born in Alberta and grew up in Calgary. She uses acrylic on canvas. Her natural artistic ability surfaced at an early age where she found herself fascinated with colors from nature.

EPISODE 9 FEATURING MELISSA ROHLFS

Melissa Rohlfs is a certified holistic health and life coach helping busy women create new healthy habits so they can lose weight for good, gain energy and be the woman they desire to be. She is committed to empowering women to break free from dieting, emotional eating and self-image issues so they can ditch the diet mentality, and feel confident and empowered in their own skin.

EPISODE 8 FEATURING CORINNE V

​Corinne V works and lives in Edmonton, AB Canada. She is a Cancer ass kicker, her last chemo treatment was March 2, 2019. Corinne lives with Multiple Sclerosis and was diagnosed 2013.

EPISODE 7 FEATURING DAI MANUEL

Dai Manuel is a super dad, dating his wife, with a lead by example way of living and a contagious personality, who is on a mission to positively impact one million role models around the globe to lead a FUN-ctionally fit life through education, encouragement, and community.

EPISODE 6 FEATURING MICHELLE WADSWORTH

​Michelle brings mind, body and spirit together as one into each treatment session. Her extensive knowledge in anatomy and physiology are supported by a strong and sympathetic healing touch. She also has an acute sensitivity to the energies in the body.

EPISODE 5 FEATURING SHEA MANWEILER

Shea is an artist and worldbuilder focusing on fantasy cartography.
She is  fascinated by the worldbuilding process. The research and description process that goes into developing characters and settings, the visual process of making maps and illustrations, and the conversations that happen between worldbuilders that spur us all on to richer ideas are all very appealing to her.

EPISODE 4 FEATURING JODY ABERDEEN

​Jody Aberdeen is a writer, storyteller, and professional ghostwriter. He is the indie author of the sci-fi romance novel “Convergence”, the novella “Gone Lost”, and the upcoming story “Last Variations of Paris”. He is also a former logistics professional, call centre concierge, government employee, bookstore worker, one time commercial actor, and 30 year old frat boy (the good kind).

EPISODE 3 FEATURING LISA MCDONALD

Lisa is born and raised in Edmonton, now living in Casper, Wyoming with a Ukrainian heart! Lisa has been involved in all things Ukrainian since birth. I took Ukrainian language Saturday school, Ukrainian dance, was involved with a Ukrainian Youth group, Ukrainian church and even owned a Ukrainian bar for 3 years in Edmonton.

EPISODE 2 - FEATURING NOVALEE WILDER

Novalee Wilder is a Danish actress and artist turned professional numerologist and writer living in Los Angeles. She is an alumna of the William Esper Studio in NYC, and a certified Match Numerologist from the Institute of Numerology, Denmark.

EPISODE 1 - FEATURING KRIKET

Kriket has been practicing shamanism in Edmonton for almost 25 years. She practices the Medicine of her Grandmother and family from Finland. Her interest in stories and Myths from around the world sparked when she began to experience shamanic trances. She shared her intense desire to learn and teach through a shamanic drumming circle she led for 15 years.

Are you interested in being interviewed for the Creative Soul Healing Podcast?

Contact Larissa at larissa@CreativeU.ca and introduce yourself. Let me know a bit about you. Are you a healer? A creative? Have you used creativity to help you heal? If so, let me know.