This week I’m sharing with you a conversation with Brodie Welch, a Chinese Medicine practitioner.
On the surface, this may seem rather odd, giving that my focus is creative expression and play. What the heck does Chinese Medicine have to do with living a full-color life?
Quite a lot, as it happens!
Brodie Welch writes on her About page:
“I practice and teach Chinese Medicine so you can experience vibrant health.
Health isn’t just the absence of symptoms, though that’s certainly nice. It’s feeling present for your life and the people in it. It’s feeling like you’re living in alignment with your deepest values, giving your gifts to the world, and doing this in a sustainable way.”
That sounds a lot like a full-color life to me!
Listen to my conversation with Brodie to learn about the intersection of Chinese Medicine and living a full-color, creative life, tips on freeing your creative energy from the perspective of Chinese Medicine, and more.
Quotes from this Episode
Quotes from Brodie:
“Take that radical act—of doing less—seriously.” (Click to tweet!)
“What we’re up against now is a culture that over-emphasizes doing, speed, work… Yin is what enables yang to happen.”
“Self-care is not selfish.” (Click to tweet!)
“Nobody is going to cheer when you stop overworking or over-serving.” (Click to tweet!)
“I know that I can’t show up with the people in my life when I want to if I’m running on fumes.”
“I’d really love to change [our culture’s tendency to wear] busy-ness as a badge of honor.”
“[Stealing time to surf the internet, instead of feeding your true hungers] is the empty calories of self-care.”
“We are voting anytime we choose to do anything.”
“Showing up over and over again reinforces that you are someone who does this.”
“It’s the little changes over time that are the ones that matter.” (Click to tweet!)
“We inspire each other through our lives. That’s part of how culture changes: when we change ourselves and make it known.”
Quotes from Melissa:
“The most important practice is simply getting back on the wagon.” (Click to tweet!)
Resources from this Episode
Brodie’s band, The Hunks & the Hottie, on Facebook
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