Humanitou: Conversations of Humanness + Creativity

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May 12, 2021 01:18:47
115: Imi Lo, therapist & author, on emotional intensity and overexcitabilities, being 'gifted' and loving one's fate

115: Imi Lo, therapist & author, on emotional intensity and overexcitabilities, being 'gifted' and loving one's fate

Imi Lo is a psychotherapist, art therapist, and consultant for emotionally intense and highly sensitive people. She is the founder of Eggshell Transformations and author of the book Emotional Sensitivity and Intensity. In this conversation, we talk about Imi's turbulent childhood in Hong Kong and the false safety of conformity. We talk about grieving who we're not, and learning about and embracing who we really are. We talk about how highly sensitive people, while often misjudged as weak, actually have extraordinary strengths of perception, vision, leadership and creativity. Among other things. More at humanitou.com. ----MORE---- Humanitou is created, produced and hosted by Adam Williams. Show notes and transcript of this episode at humanitou.com/imi-lo. Follow on Instagram @humanitou Support the Humanitou Podcast: https://humanitou.com/support-humanitou/ About Humanitou: https://humanitou.com/about/ Media Kit: https://humanitou.com/media-kit/ ...

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114

May 05, 2021 00:17:39
114: Adam Williams, on breaking conformity & the profound power of mismatching your socks

114: Adam Williams, on breaking conformity & the profound power of mismatching your socks

Adam Williams, creator of Humanitou, goes it alone in this episode and shares one of his simplest, most private practices for breaking away from conformity: mismatching his socks. He's been doing it for years, and has been influencing his two sons in doing it, too. Frivolous and weird? Maybe. Shockingly empowering and profound? Could be. Listen to Adam lay out his reasoning and, well, advocate for everyone to mismatch their socks in this solo episode of the Humanitou Podcast. More at humanitou.com. ----MORE---- Humanitou is created, produced and hosted by Adam Williams. Show notes and transcript of this episode at humanitou.com/breaking-conformity. Follow on Instagram @humanitou Support the Humanitou Podcast: https://humanitou.com/support-humanitou/ About Humanitou: https://humanitou.com/about/ Media Kit: https://humanitou.com/media-kit/ ...

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113

April 28, 2021 00:57:52
113: Rukmini Poddar, artist & illustrator, on 'Obscure Emotions,' the relationship of spirituality and creativity, and essence seeking

113: Rukmini Poddar, artist & illustrator, on 'Obscure Emotions,' the relationship of spirituality and creativity, and essence seeking

Rukmini Poddar is an artist and illustrator who describes herself as an essence seeker. She believes in the value of imperfect work, prizes quantity as a means of getting to quality, and sees art making as an act of revolutionary love. We talk about her growing up in a community of Hare Krishnas, expressing her dharma through art, the relationship of spirituality and creativity, her enthusiasm for #the100dayproject, her Obscure Emotions project and book, and what she’s doing with the Enneagram of Personality. Among other things. More at humanitou.com. ----MORE---- Humanitou is created, produced and hosted by Adam Williams. Show notes and transcript of this episode at humanitou.com/rukmini-poddar. Follow on Instagram @humanitou Support the Humanitou Podcast: https://humanitou.com/support-humanitou/ About Humanitou: https://humanitou.com/about/ Media Kit: https://humanitou.com/media-kit/ ...

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112

April 21, 2021 01:16:08
112: Savannalore, artist and "beautiful trash" advocate, on conformity and perfectionism, impostor syndrome and playing with imaginary friends

112: Savannalore, artist and "beautiful trash" advocate, on conformity and perfectionism, impostor syndrome and playing with imaginary friends

Savannalore is an artist, writer, "creative hype-woman," and "bad art" advocate in Austin, Texas. In this conversation, we talk about why she makes art that she calls "beautiful trash," and how it’s been a process for overcoming a life of conformity and perfectionism. We talk about blowing up on TikTok and how she handles haters. We dig into impostor syndrome and how comparison is the killer of joy. And what, during the isolation of the pandemic, Savannalore learned from some imaginary friends at an imaginary place she calls Lava Lamp Coffee. More at humanitou.com. ----MORE---- Humanitou is created, produced and hosted by Adam Williams. Show notes and transcript of this episode at humanitou.com/savannalore. Follow on Instagram @humanitou Support the Humanitou Podcast: https://humanitou.com/support-humanitou/ About Humanitou: https://humanitou.com/about/ Media Kit: https://humanitou.com/media-kit/ ...

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111

April 14, 2021 01:19:14
111: Big Samir, of The Reminders, on empowerment, providing 'the soundtrack to protests,' and  Snoop Dogg

111: Big Samir, of The Reminders, on empowerment, providing 'the soundtrack to protests,' and Snoop Dogg

Big Samir, the bilingual lyricist and emcee of The Reminders, grew up in Belgium and the Congo, and in a single-mother home with the images of MLK, Jr., Marcus Garvey and Malcolm X on the wall. We talk about his rising above the challenges of his youth, and the empowering and loving messages of The Reminders. We talk about The Reminders sharing stages with some of Samir's influences, like Snoop Dogg, Rakim, Lauryn Hill, Redman, Method Man and so many more. Even though the music he and his musical partner and wife, Aja Black, make is conscious and activist-energized -- "the soundtrack to the protests" -- Samir rejects wearing the "activist" label. He tells why. Along with a lot more of his story, including about his Muslim faith, his presence as a father, and the cheat codes to life. More at humanitou.com. ----MORE---- Humanitou is created, produced and hosted by Adam Williams. Show notes and transcript of this episode at humanitou.com/big-samir-reminders. Follow on Instagram @humanitou Support the Humanitou Podcast: https://humanitou.com/support-humanitou/ About Humanitou: https://humanitou.com/about/ Media Kit: https://humanitou.com/media-kit/ ...

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April 07, 2021 00:58:18
110: Ruben Rojas, muralist and co-founder of Beautify Earth, on living through love, losing it all and what really matters

110: Ruben Rojas, muralist and co-founder of Beautify Earth, on living through love, losing it all and what really matters

Ruben Rojas is a muralist, poet and activist who was on a path to becoming an orthopedic surgeon, then left it behind for big money in the real estate game -- and then lost everything. In this conversation, we talk about that hero's journey, the ups and downs, building up again from bankruptcy and, ultimately, becoming known throughout L.A. and far beyond as an artist who inspires others to live through love. We talk about love in the context of masculinity, strength and weakness. We talk about vulnerability and ego and what really matters. And we get into that personal practice of shifting from fear to love, so that we actually can and do act from a place of love and make the world a better place. Among other things. More at humanitou.com. ----MORE---- Humanitou is created, produced and hosted by Adam Williams. Show notes and transcript of this episode at humanitou.com/ruben-rojas-muralist-beautify-earth. Follow on Instagram @humanitou Support the Humanitou Podcast: https://humanitou.com/support-humanitou/ About Humanitou: https://humanitou.com/about/ Media Kit: https://humanitou.com/media-kit/ ...

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