February 23, 2017
Julia McCutchen interviews Rose Elliot
on 2nd March
Like most people, I’d heard of mindfulness, and I’d tried it, too: focusing on what I was doing, accepting it exactly as it is without criticising, commenting, or trying to change it, like experts suggest. I’d tried it while washing up, eating, brushing my teeth – I kept trying it, but it seemed so pointless, and boring, that I gave up.
Then, I Met a Monk, an experience I have described in my book of the same name, and he gently taught me how to be mindful using my breath… and everything changed from then on.
It helped me to find the strength and inner peace to get through the most exhausting and saddest time of my life – the illness and subsequent death of my husband of over 50 years – and it also had the most unexpected benefit of boosting my creativity to such an extent that in spite of the difficulties I was experiencing, I was able to write two books!
During this interview you will learn:
- The origins of this ancient practice of mindfulness breathing; how I discovered it, and how it has helped me;
- How to do it – it’s really simple – and ways of practising it and integrating it into your everyday life
- How mindfulness breathing can help you to feel almost instant strength and peace, any place, any time
- How through practising it for a few minutes each day you can connect with your own unique creativity, inner strength, and peace
- How you can gently extend your breathing if you wish into a short period of meditation, with all the proven benefits that this can bring
Rose Elliot was born into a spiritual retreat centre founded by her grandmother, and wrote her first book as a result of cooking for the visitors there. She became celebrated for her vegetarian cookbooks and dubbed ‘the queen of vegetarian cooking’ but she also has a rich spiritual background expressed in her recent acclaimed books I Met a Monk, and Every Breath You Take. Inspired by her life-changing meeting with a Buddhist monk, both books are very human accounts of how she found inner peace and freedom through the simple practical teaching of the monk, and in particular through the mindfulness breathing that he taught her, which she says saw her through the most difficult period of her life – her husband’s sudden-onset dementia and subsequent death – and brought not only peace and strength but the unexpected blessing of increased creativity and joy. For more information visit www.roseelliot.com
November 3, 2016
Julia McCutchen interviews Michael Neill
on 10th November
There is a space within us where the screenwriter Sacha Gervasi tells us, “time stands still and creative ideas flow through like a river.” It’s the space of pure possibility – point zero for any creative endeavor.
Join me alongside Michael Neill, author of The Space Within, for a fascinating exploration of how close at hand this deeper potential sits, and how to find it within yourself and spend more time in it in your work.
We will explore:
- Why self-esteem and self-confidence are largely irrelevant to your success as a writer
- How to shift your relationship with a blank page
- A different way of thinking about discipline
- Spending more time in the river and less time sitting watching from the shore
- How do you know when you’re done?
Michael Neill is an internationally renowned transformative coach and the best-selling author of The Inside-Out Revolution and The Space Within. He has spent over 25 years as a coach, adviser, friend, mentor, and creative spark plug to celebrities, CEOs, royalty, and people who want to get more out of themselves and their lives. His books have been translated into 17 languages, and his public talks, retreats, and seminars have touched and transformed lives at the United Nations and on six continents around the world. Michael’s weekly radio show, Living from the Inside Out, has been a listener favorite on Hay House Radio for over a decade; his TEDx talk, ‘Why Aren’t We Awesomer?’, has been viewed by over 150,000 people around the world. You can follow him on Twitter and Facebook, and get access to the Caffeine for the Soul podcast and blog at www.michaelneill.org.
September 1, 2016
Julia McCutchen interviews Rebecca Campbell
on 8th September
This era we are living in has been prophesied by the mystics and the sages of all of the ages. The Mayan’s called it the New Dawn, Yogi Bhajan called it The Aquarian Age, some call it the end of Patriarchy, Rebecca Campbell calls it the Age of Light or the Age of the Lightworker.
We are all being called to light up the world with our presence and for so many of us, our creations and writing are the vehicles through which we will do this.
In this inspiring call we will discuss:
- How to hear the call of your soul and answer it
- What creations are rising in you right now
- How to tap into your inner wisdom and hear the whispers of your soul and creative muse
- Why so many people are scared to share their voice and how to overcome it
- The power of the female cycle when it comes to creativity
- The seasons of creativity
- Tapping into your innate ancient wisdom
- Inviting Mother Earth to create through you
- How to find your authentic voice and tribe
- How to work with and call in your creative muse
Rebecca Campbell is a bestselling author, spiritual teacher, grounded spiritual mentor and soulful guide. Rebecca has guided thousands of women to listen to the callings of their soul and create a life that is completely aligned to them. Her first book Light Is The New Black will be followed by her second Rise Sister Rise in October 2016. Rebecca has received multiple awards including the ‘Promising New Talent’ by the Mind Body Spirit Festival in London, the ‘Emerging Voice’ award by Kindred Spirit Magazine and the ‘100 Women of Spirit’ award by the Brahama Kumaris for feminine leadership and spiritual service. Drawing on her unique experience as an award winning advertising creative director, Rebecca loves helping people tap into their creativity and lead from a place that is authentic and light up the world in a way that only they can. See www.rebeccacampbell.me
July 28, 2016
Julia McCutchen interviews Nancy Levin
on 4th August
Have you ever asked yourself, “Who am I to write a book?” Are you longing to share your own experience in service of others, but question being good enough? Do you desire giving voice to your truth, yet also fear being fully seen?
Your greatest gift, your most powerful power is giving voice to your truth. True connection and intimacy can only be found when our vulnerabilities meet in that sweet spot of resonance and recognition. We need your truth because when we read it or hear it, we also feel it—giving us permission to feel ourselves.
During this interview, best-selling author, master coach and lifelong writer Nancy Levin will guide you to recognize, harness and actualize your strengths inside, as she sheds light on themes including:
- Uncovering, revealing and expressing your truth
- Listening the whispers you’ve been shooing away
- Honoring your resistance
- Shifting the limiting shadow beliefs that are blocking your power
- Unconcealing the unconscious commitments that are sabotaging your success
- Reclaiming your worth out from the hands of others so you’re no longer seeking external validation
Nancy Levin is the author of Worthy: Boost Your Self-Worth to Grow Your Net Worth, Jump … And Your Life Will Appear, Writing For My Life. She’s a Master Integrative Coach and the creator of the Jump Coaching and Worthy Coaching Programs, working with clients – privately and in groups – to live in alignment with their own truth and desires. She was the Event Director at Hay House for 12 years and hosts her own weekly call-in show Jump Start Your Life on Hay House Radio. Nancy received her Masters in Creative Writing and Poetics from Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado and she continues to live in the Rocky Mountains. You can visit her online at www.nancylevin.com
July 5, 2016
What an amazing experience we all had at the sold out Conscious Writing Retreat a few weeks ago!
Powerful from the start, the transformative energy rippled through each and every
one of us.
Immersion in the tools and techniques of conscious writing and creative living led to comments such as this:
- ‘A pristine space to give birth to new creations; an inspiring space to envision; a safe space to reflect; a loving space to connect.’ Kelley Osborne, writer, teacher and healer www.yogatreeoflife.co.uk
- ‘I took a journey back to myself – a coming home. I feel restored and positive about what is possible now for my writing and my life. I came with an open mind; I left with a happy heart.’ Louise Hatch, writer and business woman www.louisehatch.com
- ‘Relaxing, joyful, expansive, creative and insightful!’ Claire Taylor, business storytelling consultant/trainer www.thestorymill.co.uk and www.deliciouslynourishing.com
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June 30, 2016
Julia McCutchen interviews Mark Matousek
on 7th July
Most of us who write understand that earning an abundant living exclusively from writing books is the exception rather than the rule. This is the case even when our books are published and promoted by traditional publishers (or not as the case may be!) and we’re actively engaged in building our platform to connect directly with our readers.
The reality is that the bulk of our income as authors is likely to come from the related activities we create to share our ideas, insights and stories. There are multiple possibilities for doing so such as speaking engagements, leading workshops and retreats, offering mentoring and more.
One of the most popular options today, particularly for appealing to an international audience, is to develop online courses – taught live and through audio or video – to share the material from any body of work we’ve created, including books.
In this session, you’ll learn how to:
- See your content with fresh eyes and understand what participants will need
- Extract material from what you already have and add practical details to craft your course
- Turn one book or body of work into several different online courses
- Identify the best way to teach your course – live and/or through video and audio
- Decide whether to offer your course exclusively to your own audience or partner with others for a broader reach
Mark Matousek is the award-winning author of five books, a featured blogger for Psychology Today, Purple Clover, and Huffington Post, and contributor to numerous anthologies and publications including The New Yorker, O: The Oprah Magazine (contributing editor), The New York Times Magazine, and many others. A popular lecturer and writing teacher, he is on the faculty of the New York Open Center, The Omega Institute, The Mandala Center, Kripalu, and Esalen, amongst others, and is the Creative Director of V-Men (with Eve Ensler), an organization devoted to ending violence against women and girls. His latest book is Ethical Wisdom for Friends. For more information see www.markmatousek.com
April 28, 2016
Julia McCutchen interviews Rachel Elnaugh
on 5th May
There’s nothing worse than pouring your heart and soul into creating a book (or indeed any other product) and not attracting readers or financial reward at the end of the process.
This often happens because the creative process takes place in a vacuum that does not include your reader!
In this session, entrepreneur and former Dragons’ Den star Rachel Elnaugh will help you step into the alignment that will dramatically increase your chances of gaining a strong readership and revenue streams from your creative journey, including simple ideas on:
- How to de-risk the entire book writing and publishing process
- Why magnetic marketing is a thousand times more powerful than ‘push’ marketing – and how to do it effectively
- Ways to surround your writing process with complementary activity which will drive sales and readership
- Utilising social media to the max – including pitfalls to avoid
- Building your publicity and marketing into the heart of the process
- Maximising revenue streams – especially passive ones!
- How to take your content to the mass market (should you so desire)
Rachel Elnaugh is the award-winning entrepreneur who created the £multi-million turnover Red Letter Days experiences brand and who went on to star as a Dragon in the first two series of BBCTV’s Dragons’ Den. Her book ‘Business Nightmares’ was published by Crimson in 2008 and generated her personal revenue streams totalling over £400,000. Rachel has acted as a mentor to many metaphysical teachers, thought leaders and visionaries and is also co-creator of the marketing portal and business platform SourceTV. For more information visit www.rachelelnaugh.com and www.source.tv
March 31, 2016
Julia McCutchen interviews Beth Buelow
on Thursday 7th April
“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” – Ernest Hemingway
Doesn’t this perfectly sum up the writing process? We spill our souls in private, and we alternate between feeling exhilarated and terrified (and every feeling in between!). But the writing is relatively easy compared to what’s next: putting it out there. What was private becomes public, and whether that happens in stages or overnight, it can be vulnerable and exhausting. It’s an experience you can’t quite prepare yourself for… or can you?
In this interview, we discuss the writing process specifically as it relates to being seen and heard by people who both want to cheer you on and tear you down. You’ll learn how to:
- Ease into visibility in a way that suits your personality (especially if you’re introverted)
- Honor your Comfort Zone in service of stretching your Capacity Zone
- Define “success” on your own terms
- Recognize what you’re really afraid of when it comes to getting out there
- Recover from the ultimate vulnerability hangover
Beth Buelow, PCC, serves as a guide to introvert entrepreneurs who want to amplify their strengths and build sustainable, energetically aligned businesses. She is a professional coach, author, and speaker, is based in the Pacific Northwest and serves introverts worldwide. Her podcast, “The Introvert Entrepreneur,” was named as one of the top 25 business podcasts for entrepreneurs by Entrepreneur.com and was featured in the “Inspiring Women’s Voices” category on iTunes. She’s contributed to articles in The Wall Street Journal, The Telegraph, Success Magazine, Inc, Entrepreneur, and Psychology Today, among others. Beth is the author of “Insight: Reflections on the Gifts of Being an Introvert” (2012) and “The Introvert Entrepreneur: Amplify Your Strengths and Create Success on Your Own Terms” (Penguin Random House, Nov 2015). www.TheIntrovertEntrepreneur.com
December 3, 2015
Julia McCutchen interviews Marlise Karlin
on Thursday 10th December
All writers require a regular flow of inspiration from a mix of inner and outer sources. Yet it isn’t always easy to access the inspired part of ourselves amidst the stresses and strains of everyday life.
Through her synthesis of the landmark sciences of Neuroplasticity, Epigenetics, and holistic therapies, Marlise Karlin, the founder of The Simplicity of Stillness® method, has a solution which involves the use of a meditation technology that works even if your mind isn’t still.
In this interview, you’ll learn how to increase your ability to find balance and flow as well as how to
- access the dynamic intelligence in you – in only five minutes
- diminish self-defeating patterns
- understand why ‘writers block’ is a myth
- expand your ability to bring your dreams of authorship into reality
- become more courageous, creative and prosperous as a writer
Marlise Karlin, pioneering researcher, humanitarian activist, and author has been interviewed on NBC and Fox News and shared the stage with numerous renowned thought leaders including Gregg Braden, Panache Desai, and Dr. Eric Pearl. Converging research from 20+ years in Eastern holistic traditions and modern science, including Epigenetics and Neuroplasticity, Marlise developed The Simplicity of Stillness®, SOS Method. Over a decade of case studies from 6 continents has shaped this advanced meditation technology that has the power to release self-defeating patterns, activate energetic flows in the body, and imprint new neural pathways to accelerate healing and your highest potential. For more information, visit www.thesosmethod.com
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