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Episode 15: Mindfulness

7/9/2018
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Teresa is making her way through her backlog with the help of her daughter. James is having some struggles at work and he's using mindfulness to help him navigate it. We talk about what mindfulness is and some ways to develop it in just a few minutes a day. Complete show notes are available at http://www.creatingnormalpodcast.com

Duration:00:28:58

Episode 14: Suicide, Faith, and Self-Care

7/2/2018
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James had a rough week at work, but his conversation with Vicki Beeching for the Poema podcast turned him around. (Hi Vicki! Thanks for listening!) Teresa is feeling a little shaken up after we lost Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain. We explore the interaction of faith, suicide, and mental illness and the messages that are sent. We get a little Christian-y in this episode because it is such a personal topic for us. Full show notes are available at http://www.creatingnormalpodcast.com

Duration:00:27:57

Episode 13: Identity and Vocation

6/25/2018
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Teresa is starting to feel better about everything. She's figuring out a path to getting back on track and getting more excited about her book coming out. James is doing some writing about mental illness and church and feels good about that, but he had a panic attack at work. He's rethinking his professional life and getting some guidance on it, and realizing that he's tied his identity up in his work. His experiences inspire us to explore the topics of identity and vocation. Full show...

Duration:00:41:23

Episode 12: Motivation

6/18/2018
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James realized that he's struggling with a minor bout of depression and Teresa is struggling to rediscover her motivation and get back into her regular groove. We run with these topics and explore the sources of motivation and how to get it back when you're struggling. Complete show notes are available at http://www.creatingnormalpodcast.com.

Duration:00:22:38

Episode 10: Burn Out

6/4/2018
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Teresa got the new website launched! She's also stepped back from writing and social media and wrestling with burn out. James is making some plans and working his way through some plans. Creatively, though, he's struggling. Join us as we explore the topic of burn out and how to overcome it. Complete show notes are available at http://www.creatingnormalpodcast.com.

Duration:00:31:54

Episode 11: Loneliness

6/4/2018
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James is having a decent week at work, and is realizing that busy-ness can be a cover for difficult emotions. Teresa is getting caught back up on her life after finishing the Wounded Birds Ministry website and dealing with a major shoulder problem. She's really excited about seeing her new book in person! We talk about loneliness, a topic which is especially dear to James. Find full show notes at http://creatingnormalpodcast.com.

Duration:00:21:41

Episode 9: Highly Sensitive People

5/28/2018
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James had another good week. He got back to writing a bit and is feeling good. Teresa, however, is yawping. She is ready to be done with creating the new Wounded Birds Ministry website and having the project in her rearview mirror. She's feeling burned out, but can see the finish line in front of her. This week, we talk about what it means to be a Highly Sensitive Person and some of the ways this diagnosis impacts lives. Complete show notes area available at...

Duration:00:20:59

Episode 8: Rejection

5/21/2018
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Everything is coming up roses for us this week. James is having a better week. He saw his spiritual director and worked through some big work concerns. and Teresa hit some big milestones on her book. She also witnessed a big breakthrough by a member of her Wounded Birds Ministry group, which was inspiring and reminded her why she writes. Our topic for the week is Rejection. We explore why rejection wounds so deeply and some ways to buffer ourselves against the pain of it. Complete show notes...

Duration:00:25:38

Episode 7: Perfectionism

5/14/2018
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James and Teresa have both had some struggles this past week. Teresa's battling with feeling overwhelmed and prioritizing her work, and James has mindset struggles. We talk about perfectionism, what it looks like, and some tips on challenging it. Full show notes are available at http://www.creatingnormalpodcast.com

Duration:00:25:29

Episode 6: Authenticity

5/6/2018
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We all hear that the avenue of success is to "be authentic," but what does that really mean? How do you know when you're not being authentic? This week, we explore what authenticity is and why the advice is so prevalent. Full show notes available at creatingnormalpodcast.com.

Duration:00:30:23

Episode 5: Criticism

4/30/2018
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Teresa found a great article on responding to online critics and James shares some of his experiences and decisions on handling criticism. Full show notes available at creatingnormalpodcast.com

Duration:00:33:27

Episode 4: Triggers

4/23/2018
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James experienced some rather significant triggers this week. We explore the topic and share some thoughts on how to manage challenging triggers. Full show notes available at creatingnormalpodcast.com

Duration:00:27:29

Episode 3: Coaching

4/16/2018
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This week, James answers all of Teresa's questions about coaching for creatives, including when to look for a coach, how to know when you've found a good one, and budget-friendly alternatives. Full show notes available at creatingnormalpodcast.com

Duration:00:40:28

Episode 2: Social Media and Mental Health

4/10/2018
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This week, James and Teresa dive in and explore how mental health and social media relate to each other. We share things we've tried to help ourselves, some statistics, and point out that social media can be a benefit to us. Full show notes are available at http://creatingnormalpodcast.com

Duration:00:35:19

Episode 1: Procrastination

4/4/2018
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Welcome to the first full episode of Creating Normal! We are delighted to have you with us. This week, we have a chat about procrastination, its sources, and some ideas on how we combat it.

Duration:00:22:45

Episode 0: The Teaser Episode

3/20/2018
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Welcome to Creating Normal! Hear James and Teresa discuss the podcast and what the episodes will cover!

Duration:00:05:22