At the start of this lil episode I said these podcasts are sometimes like therapy sessions, and this one really was; I literally emptied my mind into the microphone and tried to make sense of my current struggles with Finding Balance between work and play.
I talk about how saying NO to chocolate bars, while only a small thing, is actually helping me say NO to bigger things, like playing videogames. There’s also a bit about how I realised this is about the Discipline of saying NO to the bad things, while cutting down on the things that are good for you, but not directly getting you closer to your goal.
Like everything in Nature, it’s all about finding balance.
I also plop a lil Lucid Dream story in at the end, another one linked to my Healing Lucid Dream from last weeks episode :) Oh, and the Being So Free Transgender Podcast is finally starting up … it’s a bit more work, but the Universe keeps telling me I need to do it, so that should be going live within the next week or so :)
Hope you enjoy this one … If you have thoughts about the topics discussed on this episode, please get in touch. You can message me down the bottom of this page, or by sending me an email :)
This weeks Inspirational Quote goes to unknown
“TO TRULY GROW, YOU HAVE TO BE WILLING AT ANY MOMENT,
TO SACRIFICE WHAT YOU ARE,
FOR WHAT YOU CAN BE.”
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LINKS DISCUSSED ON THE SHOW
• The Being So Free Transgender Podcast – This is my new Trans-Sister podcast about Transgender Stuff and Stuff :) I recorded the intro episode last night and hope to release it sometime this week
• YOUTUBE @SophieLawson – including Sophie’s lil Art tips and some of my Pencil Drawings :)
• TWITTER @SophieLawsonArt – Come say hello, I post stuff on here sometimes … not at the moment though lol
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“PUT ALL YOUR ENERGY INTO IMPROVING YOUR ART SKILLS, OR IMPROVING YOUR LIFE SKILLS…
…BUT DON’T FORGET TO PLAY.“
– Sophie Lawson
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Boo :) Time for another episode … this one was recorded down the park, and it’s storytime :) I share a short story I wrote the other night in bed, and a theory I’ve been thinking about to do with consciousness, death and how we could all be blobs of paint on a canvas :)
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“Podcasts are Music for the Mind.”