A brandnew episode of the Self Help Hipster Podcast in these totally normal times!
30 Day Challenge
- Andrew’s challenge was: Take one deep breath a day. He did and found that it helped with relaxation and composure. Drew’s also watching/listening Abraham Hick’s meditations.
- Lianne’s challenge was: Act on one whim a day. I was a bit ‘challenged’ by the totally normal times, but it worked well. It is very satisfying!
- Next 30 day challenge for both of us: the Morning Pages from The Artist’s Way!
Book of the Month
This month Drew and I discussed The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron!
It is a book published 25 years ago by Julia Cameron, who has an impressive body of work of mostly non-fiction, but also some fiction and screenplays.
It’s currently 12$ on Amazon and 18€ on bol.com, but we’ve mainly included these links so you can read about the book: If you’re able to, buy your book at the bookstore near you please do so! So we will still have bookstores in the future!
The main things Drew and I got out of The Artist’s Way?
- The Morning Pages: Every morning you write 3 pages in a journal, stream-of-consciousness. Chris Winfield explains it fairy well right here. Andrew and I are doing this for our 30 day challenge for next podcast, so we can talk a little more in depth about the actually experience.
- The Artist’s Date: A recommended 2-hour period dedicated to a creative project. You can find more information about that here!
Julia Cameron is a very talented writer, so we also talk about her beautiful style (which makes sense because practicing every morning with the morning pages definitely helps) and the inspiration you can find in this book for creativity in your life, in whatever shape or form most suits you!
Pop Culture Pleasures
- Rain on me by Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande: Drew and I are SUCKERS for a good pop song!
- Never Have I Ever on Netflix: A wonderfully inclusive-but-not-just-for-the-sake-of-it show about growing up.
- Watching the Avenger Movies in order during the Totally Normal Times. Ha.
- Technically this might still be pop culture, but I talk about my deep dive in the history of the production of Star Wars movies. Particularly 7,8 and 9 who seem to have been made PRETTY FUCKING SEPARATELY despite the intended trilogy they were supposed to be. Sorry, went off on a tangent here, feel free to skip.
Note: In the beginning of the show we are making fun of the classic format of the YouTuber apology; back when we were making this joke Karmageddon (Dramageddon 3) had not yet happened, we recorded this podcast at the end of May. We were purely poking fun at the format and our own podcast. We are not making jokes about the serious and legitimate reasons for apologies, such as racist, sexist and inappropriate content.
Your last episode made me binge-watch Sex Education and I was addicted for weeks. Thanks again for the recommendation!!