Creative Spirit

| with Rev. Maggie Oman Shannon | Wednesdays at 4 p.m. CT
Creative Spirit

Program Overview

Creative Spirit: Connecting Art and Soul explores the profound and powerful ways creative expres­sion can deepen our spiritual connection. Sadly, in our society, many people have stopped thinking of themselves as creative—but this show will inspire listeners to correct that misperception by tapping in to the creative wellspring each one of us inherently has, and using it to make conscious contact with Source.

Working with a monthly theme, each show will feature an interview with a guest who integrates creativity into spiritual practice, and will offer practical and inspiring suggestions about how listeners can do that too. Listeners will walk away with a renewed sense of creativity within themselves, and with new tools to explore. Most important, listeners will be able to widen their experience of prayer and med­itation by learning the creative approaches addressed each week. For those who already see themselves as being creative, this show will be an ongoing source of inspiration; for those who don’t yet see them­selves as being creative, this show will lead to new and empowering discoveries. Discover “Creative Spirit”—and experience the joy of connecting to Spirit through creative expression!

The ideas and opinions expressed on this program do not necessarily reflect the teachings of Unity.

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  • Original air date: Wednesday, May 25, 2016
    Episode Description:
    For decades,  Kerry Lee took of art classes of all kinds, but it wasn’t until she left the corporate world in January 2015, with six months of living expenses, that she stepped fully on her path. She knows her role on earth is to empower others to empower themselves to heal. She is a full-time Certified Intentional™ Creativity Teacher and Coach to empower our inner spirit and allow our authentic selves to shine. She partners with doTerra Essential Oils to teach how these “gifts of the earth” can empower us to care for our physical and emotional needs. Listen to this thought-provoking interview to learn how our personal symbols can serve as alchemists in your life too!
  • Original air date: Wednesday, May 18, 2016
    Episode Description:
    Back on Creative Spirit for the second time, Mary Anne Radmacher is a writer and artist who conducts workshops on living a full, creative, balanced life, teaches internet writing seminars, and works with individual clients. She has been writing since she was a child, and she uses her writing to explore symbols and find meaning. She is the author of several books, including Lean Forward Into Your Life and Live Boldly; find out how you can do both in this inspiring interview!
  • Original air date: Wednesday, May 11, 2016
    Episode Description:
    A visionary artist who identifies herself as a Contemporary Symbolist, Elizabeth Gibbons is also a certified Intentional Creativity teacher as well as an energy healer and founder of the Palace of the Soul Divine School of Glitteracy. Elizabeth's unique way of teaching blends mysticism, psychology, spirituality, and energy work into a transformative form of expressive art and creativity she calls "Glitteracy." In Elizabeth's return visit to Creative Spirit, you'll be inspired to discover the power of personal symbols in your own life!
  • Original air date: Wednesday, May 04, 2016
    Episode Description:
    Katy Atchison describes herself as "an idea machine, a creative motivator, a visual designer and illustrator, and a mighty leader and art director for the art collective, SF Etsy." Born to a potter and a textile artist, Katy has been keeping the outside of her hands dirty with paint, marker, and pastel for as long as she can remember. Her passion comes from teaching people how to find their creative spirit during one of her classes and also helping communities of artists connect and inspire each other ... and in this insightful interview, you'll find out how to do that too!
  • Original air date: Wednesday, April 27, 2016
    Episode Description:
    Rev. Kelly Isola is a consultant, teacher, author (Who Have You Come Here to Be? 101 Possibilities for Contemplation), and transformative mentor who shares her mission for living the two-fold path of an engaged spiritual life—embracing the inner path of wisdom and spiritual healing as well as demonstrating the outer path of compassionate service—through her writing. Find out more about the power of the written word in this fascinating interview!
  • Original air date: Wednesday, April 20, 2016
    Episode Description:
    Danielle Kane's personal mission is expressed through music; she's a professional vocalist and recording artist recognized for her wide stylistic range as well as a sought-after professional vocal instructor. Danielle also facilitates sound healing and vocal empowerment workshops, in which she encourages the use of voice and singing as a healing and spiritual practice. Find out how—and why—you should "make your sounds" in this inspiring interview!
     
  • Original air date: Wednesday, April 13, 2016
    Episode Description:
    Ever hear of a “Jollytologist”? Well, meet the world’s one and only—Allen Klein. Through his books and his presentations, Klein shows people worldwide how to use humor to deal with everything from traffic jams to tragedies. He is an award-winning professional speaker and a best-selling author of 25 books, including The Healing Power of Humor; Learning to Laugh When You Feel Like Crying; and You Can’t Ruin My Day. In this entertaining interview, discover why comedian Jerry Lewis has said that Allen is “a noble and vital force watching over the human condition.” 
  • Original air date: Wednesday, April 06, 2016
    Episode Description:
    A former “noncreative person” and recovering perfectionist, Melissa Dinwiddie is an artist, speaker, performer, and creativity instigator, who's on a mission to change the conversation around creative expression and play. Not only does creating make you feel more alive—it’s how you change the world! Find out more in this fascinating, fun interview.
  • Original air date: Wednesday, March 30, 2016
    Episode Description:
    Although her day job is real estate agent and investor, Tammy has been an artist all her life and spent 10 years as a full-time professional artist. A sculptor, clay artist, and doll-maker, Tammy is also a gifted workshop leader who believes art helps us touch the Divine in each of us ... and helps us to connect through the interaction of viewer and viewed. In this fascinating interview, learn more from Tammy about the creative spirit and connection! 
  • Original air date: Wednesday, March 23, 2016
    Episode Description:
    Christina Baldwin knows a lot about connection—she is a writer, wanderer, and teacher on the trail of community and story as well as the cofounder, with Ann Linnea, of PeerSpirit, Inc., and The Circle Way Process. In addition, Christina is the author of seven books, including (with Ann) The Circle Way: A Leader in Every Chair; Storycatcher; Life’s Companion; Calling the Circle; and The Seven Whispers: A Spiritual Practice for Times Like These. She works cross-culturally and internationally instilling circle process wherever it can flourish and in the Art of Hosting network. Learn how we can make better, more meaningful connections in this powerful interview.
  • Original air date: Wednesday, March 16, 2016
    Episode Description:
    A writer, poet, and spiritual mentor, Dr. Ilene Cummings' career path has typically been one of innovation and risk-taking. At age 37, while raising five children, Ilene began her college career; she entered the work force at age 44 as the founding coordinator of a landmark human-development program for women. Her graduate degree is in human development, and she has a Doctor of Ministry in Spirituality and Work from the University of Creation Spirituality, founded by Matthew Fox. Now in her 80s, Ilene has integrated her life's work into a writing course on legacy called My Heirloom Memoirs. As Ilene says, "This course is not about writing the story of your life; it is writing a response to the story of your life … it is about the soul beneath your story." In this fascinating interview, begin exploring the soul beneath your story!
  • Original air date: Wednesday, March 09, 2016
    Episode Description:
    Rev. Karl Aull was ordained a Unity minister in 1999 and has served ministries in California, Tennessee, and Florida. He now serves "the ministry of the mountains," spending his winters in the Wasatch Mountains in Utah and his summers in the Rocky Mountains in Glacier National Park, Montana. Karl has had a passion for music since he was a young boy and has used it to make connections throughout his life—playing the guitar, writing songs, and presenting a workshop on the Beatles called Metaphysical Mystery Tour. Find out more about how music connects us in this entertaining interview! 
  • Original air date: Wednesday, March 02, 2016
    Episode Description:
    Pardise Amirshahi graduated from high school with the title of Artist of the Year, and then went on a long detour in her journey to fully realize herself as an artist, which included a degree in computer systems and business administration. It was finally a big failure in business, ceasing publication of her own craft magazine, Living Crafts, in 2012, that was the turning point and blessing-in-disguise in Pardise’s life to get her back on track as a painter. You'll be inspired to follow your creative path after listening to this interview!
  • Original air date: Wednesday, February 24, 2016
    Episode Description:
    An artist, writer, teacher, and soon-to-be Unity minister, Jeniffer Hutchins is currently in her third year of ministerial school and will be graduating in June. Jeniffer has a degree in art education and has worked as an art educator in multiple environments for more than 14 years. She also is a home-schooling mom, staff writer for Daily Word® magazine, and cofounder of the Unity Artists' Coalition. In this inspiring interview, Jeniffer will talk about ways you can align with Spirit through creative expression!
  • Original air date: Wednesday, February 17, 2016
    Episode Description:
    Carolyn Manzi is a creative spirit who writes and illustrates adult coloring books, paints, prays, makes prayer bracelets, cooks, gardens, and attempts to play the guitar and write songs (those are her words). She also does massage, energy healings, creative visualization, and organic facials with her own line of organic skin care at the Magical Massage and Inspiration Gallery in Glen Ellen, California. In this colorful interview, find out how the author of Coloring Your Prayers: An Inspirational Coloring Book for Making Dreams Come True and Bead Power: A Magical Journey Into the World of Beads makes everything in her life sacred!
  • Original air date: Wednesday, February 10, 2016
    Episode Description:
    The author of the book Praying in Color, as well as follow-up books for men, children, and DVDs, Sybil Macbeth describes herself as a doodler, dancer, and former community college math professor who can’t remember a time she didn’t pray; but who also can’t remember a time she prayed “well.” The prayer practice Praying in Color was born when her desperation to pray for family and friends intersected with her love of color and doodling. As a confessed nonartist, she marvels at God’s sense of whimsy and humor in giving her a way to pray through drawing. Find out how you can, too, in this inspiring interview!
  • Original air date: Wednesday, February 03, 2016
    Episode Description:
    Rev. Judith Pruess-Mellow is a clergyperson in the United Methodist Church, ordained in 2001, and involved for many years in various interfaith groups. While serving at a Northern California church, Judith discovered the power of prayer shawls ... and helped her congregation to launch a prayer-shawl and "prayer pocket" ministry. Now retired, Judith speaks and writes widely on her passions, which include using creative forms of prayer ranging from prayer shawls to Soul Collage; and in this interesting interview, you'll discover ways you can literally wrap yourself in divine love!
  • Original air date: Wednesday, January 27, 2016
    Episode Description:
    Rev. Karyl Huntley is an ordained minister and the spiritual leader of the Golden Gate Center for Spiritual Living in Corte Madera, California. She is also a lover of the "old ways" and explores these as an author—she is the author of Real Life Rituals, ritualist, and earth-based spiritual teacher. She is a guide to inner realms within one's heart and a guide to ancient sacred site´╗┐s in lands near and far ... learn more about the "old ways" in this inspiring interview with Rev. Karyl.
     
  • Original air date: Wednesday, January 20, 2016
    Episode Description:
    Endorsed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Pope Francis, Aimee Golant is an interfaith advocate, a sixth-generation metal artist, and a granddaughter of Holocaust survivors who began her career creating Judaica and jewelry. She now exhibits and sells her unique metal art internationally, often exploring the similarities between world religious symbols and combining them to bring fresh interpretations to ancient rituals. Aimee believes you can use art for inspired living—find out how in this thought-provoking interview!
  • Original air date: Wednesday, January 13, 2016
    Episode Description:
    Barbara Biziou calls herself “a global wisdom keeper and agent of change,” here to share ancient spiritual practices she has translated into contemporary technologies that can promote life transformation and magnetize prosperity, love, and greater meaning into every aspect of your life. Throughout the past three decades, she has empowered thousands of people through her Joy of Ritual books, TV and speaking engagements, consulting, and customized life rituals. Find out how you can, too, in this fascinating interview!
  • Original air date: Wednesday, December 16, 2015
    Episode Description:
    Susyn Reeve is the cocreator of self-esteem-experts.com and a best-selling author. Her books include The Wholehearted Life: Big Changes and Greater Happiness Week by Week and The Inspired Life: Unleashing Your Mind’s Capacity for Joy.   

    During the past year Susyn has tapped into her creativity, celebrating being an Elder and focusing her work to include "Crafting Your 3rd Act" and "Living Your Essence: Writing Your Obituary." Learn more about how to celebrate your own life in this fascinating and fun interview!
  • Original air date: Wednesday, December 09, 2015
    Episode Description:
    Danna Schmidt is an accomplished artist, creator of rituals, mother, and celebrant who describes her work this way: “Joseph Campbell once observed that it is the great pleasure of a lifetime being who you are. And indeed, it is so. For me, this means being a commemorator, connector, creator, cartographer, and compassionista." Find out from Danna in this inspiring interview how to mark your days in a deeply meaningful and inspiring way.
  • Original air date: Wednesday, December 02, 2015
    Episode Description:
    When it comes to celebration, Sherry Richert Belul has a simple philosophy: make moments into gifts. As the founder of Simply Celebrate, Sherry helps people appreciate who they are and the people they love through customized tribute books and other one-of-a-kind imaginative and impactful gifts, life coaching, and inspirational books/articles. Learn more about why she encourages people to say it now ... and celebrate now. 
  • Original air date: Wednesday, November 25, 2015
    Episode Description:
    Ronita Johnson is a circle practitioner, certified integral coach, speaker/facilitator, creative artist, author, and elder. She is also a founding convener of The Millionth Circle, and has led circles at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women; the Parliament of World's Religions in South Africa, Barcelona, and Salt Lake City; Omega Institute; Findhorn; and numerous circles across Europe, Africa, South America, Indonesia, and the United States. In this fascinating interview, find out how community can be created and sustained in the sacred container of circles.
  • Original air date: Wednesday, November 18, 2015
    Episode Description:
    New Zealander Grace Bower has been making connections and community through her creativity for many years. With the advent of social media and the Internet, Grace's community is now worldwide; her friends around the globe are inspired not only by her spirit of generosity, but also by the beauty of the prayer shawls she knits, creating not only community but also comfort through her craft. You'll be inspired, too, after listening to Grace!
  • Original air date: Wednesday, November 11, 2015
    Episode Description:
    Susan Harrow is a top media coach, PR expert, and author of Sell Yourself Without Selling Your Soul. For 25 years she’s worked with clients from rock stars and celebrity chefs to CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, as well as entrepreneurs, authors, coaches, consultants, and speakers, and the socially conscious. She shows her clients and course participants how to increase their business community (and profits) with PR by using sound bites effectively; find out from this Aikido black belt how creating community can be as simple as getting really authentic about who you are and what you offer.
  • Original air date: Wednesday, November 04, 2015
    Episode Description:
    Judy Ranieri is a creativity coach, workshop leader, joy facilitator, wisdom circle leader, and spiritual alchemist who creates a sacred space for people to use creativity to access their deeper wisdom. Judy loves to hold up a mirror for others to see themselves, to see their gifts, and see their greatness; then she encourages them to go forth and shine their light where needed. Find out the many ways Judy uses art to create community—sometimes literally out of the box!
  • Original air date: Wednesday, October 28, 2015
    Episode Description:
    transformative coach and brand consultant with a background in creativity, entrepreneurship, and spirituality, Elka Vera is an artist who believes business is an art, communication is an art, and transforming consciousness is an art. She says: “As an artist, I seek to channel divine energy toward the creation of some good. That good may be a positive change in a client’s life, an elegant articulation, the success of an enterprise, or an actual work of what we commonly call 'art.'” Learn more about her approach to curiosity in this inspiring interview!
  • Original air date: Wednesday, October 21, 2015
    Episode Description:
    Darren Main is a yoga and meditation instructor and author. His books include Yoga and the Path of the Urban Mystic, Inner Tranquility, The Yogi Entrepreneur and Hearts and Minds: Talking to Christians About Homosexuality. He is also working on a new book, The River of Wisdom: Reflections on Yoga, Meditation, and Mindful Living. Darren facilitates workshops and gives talks on yoga and modern spirituality throughout the United States and teaches yoga inside San Francisco’s iconic Grace Cathedral, which regularly attracts hundreds of participants. Find out why Darren thinks that curiosity is a spiritual impulse in this fascinating interview! 
  • Original air date: Wednesday, October 14, 2015
    Episode Description:
    A college professor of philosophy, humanities, and psychology in Northern California, Javy Galindo literally wrote the book on thinking differently; his popular creative-thinking manual is titled The Power of Thinking Differently: An Imaginative Guide to Creativity, Change, and the Discovery of New Ideas. Javy will explore the subject of creativity and curiosity from his unique vantage point of author, musician, philosophy professor, and former electrical engineer ... you won't want to miss this!
  • Original air date: Wednesday, October 07, 2015
    Episode Description:
    Tonia Jenny describes herself as “an editor, an artist, a life-purpose coach, a fellow divine spirit.” Her resume includes being the acquisitions editor and senior content developer for North Light Mixed Media Books … and she herself is also a mixed-media artist and jewelry designer. Find out how she uses her sense of curiosity to inform her life and her art in this fascinating interview!
  • Original air date: Wednesday, September 30, 2015
    Episode Description:
    Monte Farber is now the world's foremost creator of interactive personal-guidance systems, selling more than 2 million copies of his 40 books, divination systems, DVDs, and meditation CDs published around the world in 14 languages. In addition to this creative work, Monte also works as a business consultant, leadership trainer, and offers investment services, using his psychic ability to give guidance to his clients. Find out how you can use your inner guidance in your business, creative pursuits, and spiritual explorations from a true expert!
  • Original air date: Wednesday, September 23, 2015
    Episode Description:
    Anne Sagendorph-Moon is a business coach and a color consultant whose focus is to help others solve the mystery and reveal the artistry of who they are so that they trust their own beauty, choices, and expressions—what she calls the art of Visual Persuasion. Eighty-six percent of all communication is visual whether you are speaking, marketing, or simply walking into a room … so Anne helps her clients to know what their Soul Vision is, what their Natural Marketing Style is, and how to Dress for Your Future … be an authentic presence that moves others to trust and engage with you. Listen to this fascinating interview with Anne and find out how you can too!
  • Original air date: Wednesday, September 16, 2015
    Episode Description:
    C.J. Hayden is the author of four books, 14 CDs, and more than 400 articles—so she is clearly a creative entrepreneur! She is best known for her book Get Clients Now! which has sold more than 100,000 copies. C.J. is a business coach who, since 1992, has been helping self-employed professionals get clients, get strategic, and get things done. She’s currently working on a book about overcoming self-imposed blocks to success. Learn how C.J. stays creative and productive in this inspiring interview.
  • Original air date: Wednesday, September 09, 2015
    Episode Description:
    A teacher, coach, writer, and creativity expert, Julie Daley's passions are women's leadership and embodiment of the sacred feminine. Her work as a coach and teacher has varied with the setting; Julie works with corporations, nonprofits, and individuals. She teaches "Creativity and Leadership" at Stanford University Continuing Studies and has coached hundreds who lost loved ones in 9/11. Listen to this exciting interview and discover how Julie weaves her design background—and her sense of the sacred—into her coaching and consulting.
  • Original air date: Wednesday, September 02, 2015
    Episode Description:
    Mary Corrigan has almost two decades of entrepreneurial experience as an organizational consultant, coach, and facilitator specializing in employee engagement and thriving through change. Mary also coaches individuals in transition and leads private retreats and workshops including “Creativity for the Rest of Us,”Life by Design,” “Reclaiming a Spiritual Life,” andThe Spirit of Circle—the Art and Craft of Convening Circles.” In this interview, Mary will explore the path of the Solopreneur—and if you’ve ever wanted to work for yourself (or are already), you won’t want to miss this!
  • Original air date: Wednesday, August 26, 2015
    Episode Description:
    Lucia Capacchione is a best-selling author of 18 books and audio CDs. A registered art therapist and pioneering expressive arts therapist, she conducts workshops and professional training using her innovative methods. Known internationally as an expert in creativity in all areas of life, Lucia is the perfect person with whom to conclude our series on "Creativity and Healing." Give yourself the treat of listening in!
  • Original air date: Wednesday, August 19, 2015
    Episode Description:
    Come join us for our interesting interview with the director of the Arts and Healing Network, Mary Daniel Hobson. Danny, an artist herself, will tell us about the many outreach programs of the Arts and Healing Network and the exciting ways people are using art to heal. If you're at all interested in the topic of creativity and healing, this episode will be especially fruitful to listen to!
  • Original air date: Wednesday, August 12, 2015
    Episode Description:
    Artist and activist Clare Campbell will be joining us from Liverpool, England, to talk about her latest project, Big Love Sista, a global initiative that has resulted in women and girls in marginalized communities finding a new sense of worth and self-esteem through creating artworks that have even been displayed in London's Tate Gallery. Tune in for this powerful look at how creativity has been a life-saving endeavor for the women Clare has brought together through art.
  • Original air date: Wednesday, August 05, 2015
    Episode Description:
    Dr. Linda Shanti McCabe is a licensed clinical psychologist who has worked in the field of eating disorder, chemical dependency, and codependency recovery since 1999. She has taught expressive-arts therapy to fellow professionals and at colleges; and continues to use activities including Vision Boards and SoulCollage (r) with clients. You won't want to miss this soul-full look at how art can aid in the recovery process!
  • Original air date: Wednesday, July 29, 2015
    Episode Description:
    Rev. Matthew Fox is an internationally acclaimed spiritual theologian, an Episcopal priest, and an activist who was a member of the Dominican Order for 34 years. He has written 30 books that have been translated into 48 languages and have received numerous awards, including Original Blessing, The Reinvention of Work, and Creativity. He has been renewing the ancient mystical tradition of Creation Spirituality, which is feminist, welcoming of the arts and artists, wisdom-centered, prophetic, and committed to eco-justice, social justice, and gender justice. He is the perfect person with whom to conclude our monthlong look at "Creativity and Worship."
  • Original air date: Wednesday, July 22, 2015
    Episode Description:
    Nancy Chinn is a multimedia artist who is a painter and creator of large, seasonal, and site-specific liturgical spaces. These spaces were featured in her first book, Spaces for Spirit: Adorning the Church. As a lay feminist theologian and former adjunct faculty member in the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California, and as an artist-in-residence in various churches and seminaries, Nancy has a lot of wisdom to impart about how creativity can bring worship alive. You won't want to miss this thought-provoking interview!
  • Original air date: Wednesday, July 15, 2015
    Episode Description:
    Jennifer Mantle has been teaching transformative workshops since her teens and using art to enliven the process in soulful playshops for the past five years. A certified Soul Collage instructor, Jennifer also has found great meaning in art journaling, altar-making, and Goddess rosary making—and through art, has found new ways to worship. Discover new creative ideas for blending art with spiritual practice in this inspiring interview with Jennifer.
  • Original air date: Wednesday, July 08, 2015
    Episode Description:
    Rachelle Mee-Chapman is a spiritual director specializing in “care for creative souls.” After investing tens of thousands of dollars getting a master’s degree in Theology, fighting to get ordained as a woman, and spending 30-plus years in the church, Rachelle left the institutional church to gather the Formerly Churched—those who grew up in traditions that no longer serve them well. In this inspiring interview, find out why Rachelle believes you can write your own creed, why art and spirituality are good bedfellows, and why the institution doesn’t get to call the shots.
  • Original air date: Wednesday, June 24, 2015
    Episode Description:
    Liz Kalloch is an artist, illustrator, designer, coauthor of She: A Celebration of Greatness in Every Woman, and copublisher of the new magazine, Mabel, which tells "real stories about making a living and creating a life." Find out how you can create a life of creativity in this inspiring interview with someone who knows the path intimately!
  • Original air date: Wednesday, June 17, 2015
    Episode Description:
    Rev. Sheila Gautreaux is a minister, radical forgiveness coach, teacher, published author, retired opera singer, mother, and grandmother. For Sheila, creativity enters everything she does, starting with what she chooses to wear each morning. In this interview, you'll get some great tips for how you can live a creative lifestyle—and experience great joy in the process!
     
  • Original air date: Wednesday, June 10, 2015
    Episode Description:
    Noah Scalin is a Richmond, Virginia, based activist, artist, and author. He is the creator of the Webby Award-winning art project Skull-a-Day, which was the basis of his first book, Skulls; he is also the author of 365: A Daily Creativity Journal. Find out how you can experience creativity as a way of life in this inspiring interview with Noah!
  • Original air date: Wednesday, June 03, 2015
    Episode Description:
    Britt Bravo is a big-vision consultant, teacher, and writer who helps creative entrepreneurs, social innovators, writers, artists, and healers realize their big visions for their work in the world in a fun, intuitive, and practical way. In this show, you'll learn how Britt herself struggled with seeing herself as being creative—and get some great ideas for not only being creative every day, but also having a lot of fun along the way!
  • Original air date: Wednesday, May 27, 2015
    Episode Description:
    Jill Badonsky, M.Ed., is an internationally recognized workshop leader, keynote speaker, creativity-coaching pioneer, illustrator, and humorist. She's the author of three books on creative spirituality, including The Nine Modern Day Muses (and a Bodyguard): 10 Guides to Creative Inspiration for Artists, Poets, Lovers, and Other Mortals Wanting to Live a Dazzling Existence, and is currently writing her fourth, titled Finding Uber Bliss: A Wildly Creative Spiritual Journey. In this show, you'll learn more tips for how you can become "uber blissful" and "wildly creative" from this fun and inspiring author!
     
  • Original air date: Wednesday, May 20, 2015
    Episode Description:
    Sibyl "Dana" Reynolds is passionate about making the sacred visible through the weaving of spiritual practices, prayer, and creatively inspired forms of communication. She is a spiritual director, award-winning author, and founder of sacredlifearts.com. She believes taste, touch, smell, hearing, sight, and intuition are conduits to the Divine and portals to the sacred imagination. Ancient mystical wisdom, the merging of spirituality with everyday life, and creative expression are all vital ingredients in her work—and in this show, you'll find out how you can use them too!
  • Original air date: Wednesday, May 13, 2015
    Episode Description:
    Rev. Stacy Boorn is the pastor, priestess of ritual, and visionary leader of her church in San Francisco (known as "the purple church" because of its color), an emerging, liberating feminist congregation claiming membership in the Christian-Lutheran denomination. As a fine arts and nature photographer, Rev. Stacy is well aware of the importance of incorporating all art forms into the spiritual journey of the individual and community. She hosts an annual conference on the Divine Feminine that incorporates many different forms of creative expression. Explore new ways to worship and create in this exciting episode of Creative Spirit!
  • Original air date: Wednesday, May 06, 2015
    Episode Description:
    Rev. Katherine Q. Revoir is the creative director of Center for Richer Living, a spiritual learning center in Mill Valley, California. An ordained minister in Centers for Spiritual Living, a teacher, artist, and author (Create! and Spiritual Doodles), Katherine's style includes right-brain activities and humorous cartoons that explain spiritual principles and help bring forth and nurture each person’s inherent creative self-expression. Find out how you can integrate your creativity into your spiritual life in this inspiring show!
  • Original air date: Wednesday, April 29, 2015
    Episode Description:
    Cat Bennett is an artist and writer living in Boston, where she teaches drawing to adults. She is the author of two award-winning books: The Confident Creative and Making Art a Practice. Cat was an illustrator for more than 25 years with clients such as The Boston Globe, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Time, and many others; and has written for The Huffington Post, Los Angeles Times, and more. Find out how you can make creativity and artistic expression a practice that feeds your soul in this informative interview!
  • Original air date: Wednesday, April 22, 2015
    Episode Description:
    Author and artist Danny Gregory is on a mission to help adults become more creative: "I often wonder what the world would be like if every adult was as creative and free as we all were as kids. I think it would be a calmer, lovelier, more peaceful place. And I'd like to do something about it." And do something about it he has; through his well-known books including The Creative License, Everyday Matters, An Illustrated Life, An Illustrated Journey, and Art Before Breakfast, people everywhere are learning the joys of developing the creative habit. In this show, you'll learn more tips for becoming "creative and free" from this inspiring artist.
  • Original air date: Wednesday, April 15, 2015
    Episode Description:
    Michael Hatfield is one of the handiest, most versatile musicians in the San Francisco Bay Area. In addition to leading several bands ranging from a jazz trio to big band, from electronica to country, he teaches vocal improvisation, music theory, and the business of music. (He also happens to be music director of Unity Spiritual Center of San Francisco.) Despite his busy schedule, he still finds time to cultivate a sweet life with his wife, Valerie, and three kids. “At any moment, you are never more than a half step away from a right note,” Michael says—and in this show, you'll find out how you can compose your ideal creative life too!
  • Original air date: Wednesday, April 08, 2015
    Episode Description:
    Elizabeth Gibbons is a visionary artist and a certified Intentional Creativity teacher, as well as an energy healer and founder of the Palace of the Soul Divine School of Glitteracy. Elizabeth's unique way of teaching blends mysticism, psychology, spirituality, and energy work into a transformative form of expressive art and creativity that she calls "Glitteracy." You won't want to miss this fun and informative show packed with inspiration for how you can take a stand for your own creativity.
  • Original air date: Wednesday, April 01, 2015
    Episode Description:
    Artist, entrepreneur, author, and self-described "apronary" Mary Anne Radmacher is a prolific creator of inspiring products that range from greeting cards to magnets, jewelry to books, including Simply an Inspired Life, Courage Doesn't Always Roar, and Live Boldly. Find out how you can develop "the creative habit" (and what exactly an "apronary" is) in this inspiring show!
  • Original air date: Wednesday, March 25, 2015
    Episode Description:
    As the subtitle of her book Creative Is a Verb affirms, Patti Digh believes "if you're alive, you're creative." So if you're someone who doesn't really believe you're a creative person—or if you do believe you're creative, but are looking for inspiration for how to approach your whole life as a work of art—you'll want to listen to the wisdom of Patti Digh. She's the perfect person to conclude our monthlong look at ways to cultivate creativity!
  • Original air date: Wednesday, March 18, 2015
    Episode Description:
    Adriana Diaz, author of the book Freeing the Creative Spirit: Drawing on the Power of Art to Tap the Magic and Wisdom Within, has much wisdom to share as an artist, life coach, and teacher of creative expression. If you would like to be inspired and learn more ideas for how you can free your creative spirit, you won't want to miss this show!
  • Original air date: Wednesday, March 11, 2015
    Episode Description:
    Scott Grace is a songwriter, musician, life coach, and "modern-day troubadour" who is known for his unique ability to spontaneously create songs for individuals or groups about any topic presented. His "Song Portraits" are a unique display of creativity and always leave people deeply touched, delighted, and amazed by such an in-the-moment creation. Find out how you can cultivate your creativity and sing your unique song in this fascinating interview with a musical artist dubbed the "New Thought Dr. Seuss."
  • Original air date: Wednesday, March 04, 2015
    Episode Description:
    Artist, entrepreneur, and author Peg Conley was not so long ago NOT any of those things ... until she got the courage to drop her big job, big house, and big life and move to San Francisco to start a business based on her artisan stationery. Now her artwork is on everything from greeting cards to fabric, and her new book, Imagine the Life You'd Love to Live, Then Live It, is inspiring people everywhere to make a creative leap themselves. Find out how you can "live the life you imagine" in this compelling show!
  • Original air date: Wednesday, February 25, 2015
    Episode Description:
    Shiloh Sophia McCloud is a visionary artist, author, and teacher, as well as a revolutionary entrepreneur and publisher. A leader in the intentional creativity movement, Shiloh champions the importance of self-expression for every person and lives her philosophy that all art forms are tools for individual, social, and spiritual transformation. In addition to owning a gallery featuring her original paintings, Shiloh has published more than seven books as well as creativity journals, cards, and other offerings. She's the perfect person to conclude our monthlong look at the call to creativity!
     
  • Original air date: Wednesday, February 18, 2015
    Episode Description:
    For more than 30 years, textile collage artist and "spiritual couture" designer Amy Zerner has followed her creative call ... and in this interview, we'll receive ideas and inspiration for how we can too. Well-known as the creator (with her husband Monte Farber) of many books and divination decks, Amy will offer suggestions for how we all can commune with our creative Muse. You won't want to miss this!
  • Episode: Karen Drucker
    Original air date: Wednesday, February 11, 2015
    Episode Description:
    Internationally known New Thought recording star Karen Drucker will tell us how she followed "the call to creativity" and how she's managed her prolific career as a singer/songwriter of 15 CDs, a workshop and spiritual retreat leader, and the author of a book Let Go of the Shore. With humor and insight, Karen will inspire listeners to follow their own creative call!
  • Original air date: Wednesday, February 04, 2015
    Episode Description:
    Join Eric Maisel, Ph.D., widely regarded as America's foremost creativity coach, as he launches this month's look at "The Call to Creativity." Eric is the author of more than 40 books, including Secrets of a Creativity Coach, Making Your Creative Mark, Coaching the Artist Within, Fearless Creating, Mastering Creative Anxiety, and Creativity for Life. As a trainer of creativity coaches, as well as maintaining his own individual creativity-coaching practice, Eric has much wisdom and helpful tools to offer on how to start, and maintain, a creative life.
  • Original air date: Wednesday, January 28, 2015
    Episode Description:
    Gail McMeekin, author of several books including The Twelve Secrets of Highly Creative Women and the creator of Creativity Courage Cards, has spent decades studying why creativity matters and what we can do to foster our own creativity. Join us to find out how!
  • Episode: Ten Poems
    Original air date: Wednesday, January 21, 2015
    Episode Description:
    Roger Housden, New York Times best-selling author of the Ten Poems series, which started with Ten Poems to Change Your Life in 2001, will delve into this month's look at why creativity matters by reflecting on the power of poetry, and other creative expressions, to keep our sense of the sacred alive every day, in every way.

  • Original air date: Wednesday, January 14, 2015
    Episode Description:
    Why Creativity Matters

    Join modern-day Renaissance man Phil Cousineau—author, poet, filmmaker, teacher, travel guide—as he launches this month's look at why creativity matters by exploring ways to—as the subtitle of one of his books, Stoking the Creative Fires, suggests—rekindle our imagination and passion for creating (whether you consider yourself an artist or not!).




Host Bio

Rev. Maggie  Oman Shannon
Rev. Maggie Oman Shannon is an ordained Unity minister and the author of six books: Prayers for Healing; The Way We Pray; A String and a Prayer; One God, Shared Hope; Prayers for Hope and Comfort; and Crafting Calm: Projects and Practices for Creativity and Contemplation.

The former editor of three national magazines, including The Saturday Evening Post, Rev. Maggie has been exploring the creative spirit both personally and professionally for many years. Her work has been featured in magazines including Somerset Studio, Spirituality and Health, and Unity Magazine®.

Rev. Maggie is the senior minister of Unity Spiritual Center of San Francisco, California, and lives with her husband and 11-year-old daughter. For more information, visit www.maggieomanshannon.com.

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