So Free Art Podcast Episode 46 - Braindump: Finding Balance, Burnout, Dreaming, Social Anxiety ... with Transgender Artist Sophie Lawson

46 – IT’S-A ME, MARIO! … A BRAIN DUMP EPISODE

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BOOKS I TALK ABOUT

DAILY RITUAL by MASON CURREY

and

DISCOVER YOUR PSYCHIC POWERS by TARA WARD

LINKS DISCUSSED ON THE SHOW

” WHAT PEACE CAN WE HOPE TO FIND ELSEWHERE, IF WE HAVE NONE WITHIN US.

– Teresa of Ávila

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