TGGC #91: Separating your sense of self-worth from your work with Lulu Brud

Lady Lu of the Wolves, aka Lulu Brud Zsebe, is an actress on Pretty Little Liars and the wild woman behind the brand OF THE WOLVES.

She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and pup.

In her free time she's probably playing with plants, re-designing homes or running around in the desert.

I loved talking to Lulu about her connection to wolves, how she balances the competing demands of Hollywood acting and her more spiritual work, separating your sense of self-worth from your work, and making conscious decisions as a consumer.

 

 

In this episode we talk about:

  • Lulu’s connection to wolves
  • The storytelling philosophy behind her business, Of the Wolves
  • The lessons she learned from interviewing many makers for her website
  • How she balances the competing demands of Hollywood acting and her more spiritual work
  • Separating your sense of self-worth from your work
  • Balancing and protecting your energy in a busy city
  • Standing up for your political beliefs within this really difficult climate
  • Conscious consumerism and making informed decisions about what you buy 

 

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TGGC #90: Cultivating digital mindfulness and finding peace in the city with Clare Barry

Clare Barry is a Londoner, writer and founder of Urban Curiosity - a creativity and wellness company that helps busy people slow down and see things differently. Clare writes about creativity and human connection in a digital world and London in the real one. She leads international retreats and Urban Curiosity Walkshops in her hometown; these two-hour sessions are are part digital detox, part creativity class - on foot.

By changing her lifestyle after experiencing burn out, Clare fell back in love with London and found solace within the hustle and bustle of the big city. I loved talking to her about ideas for navigating a busy, overwhelming city in a slower, more mindful way, being mindful of when and how we use our smartphones, and periods of consuming information vs. periods of creation.

 

 

In this episode we discuss:

  • How rediscovering her passion for creative expression, chronic pain, and grief ultimately led Clare to transform her life
  • The changes that Clare made that led to her falling back in love with London
  • Ideas for navigating a busy, overwhelming city in a slower, more mindful way
  • Being mindful of when and how we use our smartphones
  • Being in periods of consuming information vs. periods of creation
  • Learning the rules so that we can decide when we want to break them

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TGGC #89: The magic of trauma-informed herbalism with Kirsten Hale

Kirsten Hale is a trauma-informed herbalist and witch working to unspell the patterns of personal and collective trauma.

She talks regularly to plants, makes potions and serves her kitties.

She lives on the colonized territories of the Multnomah, Clackamas and other indigenous peoples in Portland, OR with two cats and a crow.

In this episode we talk about what trauma really is, the link between trauma and anti-oppression work, the role that herbs can play in addressing anxiety, and trauma and beginning your own relationship with herbs.

 

In this episode we talk about:

  • What it means to be a trauma-informed herbalist
  • Taking a client-led approach to healing/helping work
  • Understanding what trauma actually is
  • The link between trauma and anti-oppression work
  • The role that herbs can play in addressing anxiety and trauma
  • Kirsten’s journey to becoming a herbalist
  • Whether we need to consult with a trained herbalist or can begin experimenting with herbalism ourselves

 

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