The Anxious Creative
By Dawn Bradley
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I know I’m not the only creative out there who struggles with anxiety. But I’m pretty sure we can all agree that it sucks. For a long time I felt so alone in my struggles. Like no one understood what I was feeling. I found the more I spoke up about it the more I connected with others just like myself. That’s why I’ve created this space, so you can come hang out while I chat about everything from business to relationships and all the awkward and interesting inbetweens of living a creative life. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll for sure cringe at an inside look of the life of an anxious creative.
||Clean#26: being a mom, running a biz and keeping up with social media||Chatting with Pamela about life||11/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#25: a chat with my therapist||Chatting with McKenzie, my therapist||11/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#24: nina from passion squared||Chatting with Nina from PassionSquared||10/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#23: my instagram twin, shirley hagel||I'm chatting with Shirley Hagel||10/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#22: alicia soulier and the salon scale||I'm chatting with Alicia Soulier about her amazing new product the Salon Scale||10/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#21: gina and social anxiety||I'm chatting with Gina Devine about life with social anxiety||10/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#20: becky and bringing back the overshare||I bring my first ever podcast guest back for round 2!||9/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#19: mike morrison and blogging for a living||This week I sit down with Mike Morrison from Mike's Bloggity Blog||9/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#18: my unplugged week||This episode is all about the week I did the unthinkable: I turned my phone OFF||9/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#17: mindset with mallory chapman||This week I sit down with Mallory Chapman. She's a kick ass entrepreneur in the wellness industry. She has brought surfing to us landlocked Calgarians and won us over with her amazing outlook on life and positive attitude. I'm so excited for you to li||5/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#16: business chat with josie vilay||Josie is a fellow Canadian hairstylist who I’ve admired since joining Instagram. We’ve texted back and forth, and I am so pumped that we got to sit down and chat.||5/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#15: my client's story of courage and bravery||I interview my client Jessica. When she was just 6 years old her Mom packed up her and her two sisters and left an abusive marriage. They came to Calgary where they lived in a women's shelter for 3 months. Her story is powerful and full of courage and||5/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#14: jamie dana & the business of instagram||‘I have a passion for connecting with other hairstylists and creating a community of like-minded artists. This is such an incredible industry that I am so thankful to be a part of. I am constantly striving to learn more about the hair industry and to||5/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#13: anxious creatives unite!||This week's episode I have my friend Gina Devine on to talk about how we do life as anxious creatives. Gina has been a creative her whole life, growing up in salons (her mom is a stylist) and going to fine art school she is a true artist. But like me,||4/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#12: the anxious creative||The podcast is getting a make over! Or at least a new name. Listen in while I chat with you guys about the new name and why I’m so passionate about it. This one is probably my most vulnerable yet. I walk you through some of my experiences that have br||4/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#11: the difference between a prostitute & an escort part 2||We are back for more. Tiana shares even more about her career as an escort, how it doesn’t define her, and the biggest misconception people have about her. If you enjoyed last week then you don’t want to miss this one.||4/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#10: the difference between a prostitute & an escort||Is it hot in here?!? While doing my friend and client Tiana's extensions I ask her all the burning questions I’ve always wondered about her industry. What’s the difference between a prostitute and an escort? What was her first appointment like? Know||4/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#9: friends: the good, the bad, & the ugly||Friendships, they can be tough! I chat with my good friend Lizzie all about it. What makes friendships work, and what doesn’t. Letting go of toxic friends and how we’ve managed to maintain our friendship while both running businesses and living so||3/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#8: business life & mental illness||Jillian, my Online Business Manager, and I sit down and chat about being self employed, business and life with mental illness, and how what she does can help creatives.||3/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#7: what it's like to date me, part 2||Nick and I are back for part two. We get a bit more serious on this one, sharing about the struggles of communication, doing long distance and everyday life as a couple. But don’t worry, there’s still some laughs, especially when we chat about how w||3/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#6: what it's like to date me||Come hang out at my kitchen table while I sit down with my boyfriend and chat over drinks. We talk all about how we met, long distance dating, and my most awkward moments in our relationship. Get ready to laugh. This episode won't disappoint.||3/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#5: starting a business, being a boss, & dealing with failure||Dawn sits down with her client and mentor Leanne and they talk all about the struggles of starting your own business, being a boss, and how they deal with failures.||3/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#4: domestic failures & family dynamics||Dawn and her client, Hilary, bond over starting their own business but quickly get into talking about failures in the kitchen and at home, which revolve around Dawn's lack of domestic skills. They laugh over each other's stories and end by discussing th||2/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#3: quarter life crisis, body shaming, & sex after kids||This episode is jam packed, so make sure to listen in. Dawn and Sanja discuss everything from body shaming, breast feeding, sex after kids, and the fear of something going wrong when everything is going right. They get right into it and how we project t||2/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#2: life, love, sex, & stress||Kellie and Dawn laugh their way through this episode chatting about everything imaginable. Both children of entrepreneurs, they bond over their feelings of being born performers but lacking the talent to make it happen.||2/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#1: 50 shades of oversharing||In Dawn's pilot episode she talks with Becky, a client of hers for the past 3 years. They recap what their appointments have been like and reminisce on Becky's first time getting her hair done with Dawn. They talk about sex, 50 Shades of Grey, when the||1/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
The title had me!
I was so intrigued by the title I had to listen. When I tuned in I felt like I was listening to a close friend who I shared a reality with.
I love how you talk so openly about your challenges with anxiety and talk so openly about how you manage it. Your renaming episode was so vulnerable but so valuable for working creatives (especially) to hear. Thank you.
Hairstylist in training
I love how real Dawn is!
My review of The Anxious Creatives podcast
Calling out to all Highly Sensitive (HSP), Empath, Ambivert Personalities. That may or may not happen to be hairstylists. This beautiful souls conversations may well appeal to you in more ways than one. Some of the most stunning humans that have helped me in life's journey of interesting crossroads have been Hair Stylists. What a fantastic breed of human, these creative and caring artists and lovers of people and life. There's a mix of 'Conversations with Alanis Morissette' and a splash of Oprah's 'Supersoul Sundays'. I've just pretty much binged 4 or 5 episodes! Thank you Dawn, keep doing your podcasts, it's great to hear you!