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A Muse's Daydream

Short, funny, inspiring stories designed to relax and set free the creativity of the listener with painless wisdom. Jill is author/illustrator of three books on creativity, inspirational humorist, creator and trainer of Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coaching Certification Training, workshop leader, and certified yoga/mindfulness instructor. www.kaizenmuse.com www.themuseisin.com Catch also, The Awe-manac podcast https://www.buzzsprout.com/1583452 .

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Return to the Castle Door
Hi! Thank you for listening. This is a replay from last year, but I have to admit I laugh everytime I hear and thought you might need a laugh. This coming Thursday, June 16 I have a free Zoom workshop so you can sample some of the things I do at retreats and workshops. There's more about that here. Take care And here's where you can find more of my posts.Written, engineered, and narrated by author, illustrator, mindfulness/creativity teacher, Jill BadonskySupport the show
02:33 06/13/2022
Lunch with Zeus
What happens when olives don't agree with Zeus?Who is the mother of the nine Muse's?How do we keep our creativity going during fear and despair?I'm pretty sure this podcast answers those questions. Written, engineered, and narrated by Jill BadonskyGuest voices:Robin Brisebois and Kelly Kirchmar-HegerBirds in the background by birds in the backgroundApologies for mispronunciations (it's all Greek to me)Music by Epidemic Sound Wild Abandon Retreat in Rhinebeck, NYCreativity Retreat on a Greek IslandOther places to find JillSupport the show
11:05 05/29/2022
Idea Hotline On Hold Again
What if you could call a hotline to get ideas? I did and for SOME REASON it required a lot of patience. But I did get a pizza out of it, you might get a tip or two about your creativity.Explanation of where Wild Abandon Art and Writing Came fromVoice Actors:Robin Brisebois - he's an architectSadie Spikes, Kaizen-Muse Creativity CoachNicky Pitman - Master Kaizen-Muse Creativity CoachKim Selby, Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coach with a Podcast called Ignite Your Spark: Here's the episode I got to be on.For More information about Kaizen-Muse Creativity, classes, retreats and trainings... go here.Jill Badonsky is the author/illustrator of three books on the creative process, creator/trainer at KMCC, and internationally recognized workshop leader. She teaches at the La Jolla Athenaeum and Omega Institute as well as through www.themuseisin.comSupport the show
09:16 05/16/2022
A Metaphor of Roses
A relaxing romp ... into roses.  A tour to serve as a little vacation from  your stresses that can also feed your creativity.  At least 12 metaphors - send me a list of them for a drawing for a copy of the book, The Awe-manac: A Daily Dose of WonderWritten, narrated, and engineered by author/illustrator, workshop/retreat leader, Jill Badonsky.Music by Epidemic Sound.Thank you for listening. Subscribe where you get your podcasts. If you're inspired to do so, please write a review. I would APPRECIATE it. Omega Institute Wild Abandon Creativity workshopJill is also these places.Support the show
12:49 04/28/2022
How to Be Here When You're Not All There
What happens when the Cheshire Cat becomes a life coach?This episode is inspired by Lewis Carroll and thanks to Terry WayWritten, narrated, and engineered by Jill BadonskyThank you for listening. Share if it feels right.Be kind to yourself. Stay safe. The Ministry of Silly Walks reference:Omega Institute Wild Abandon Creativity workshopJill is also these places.Support the show
11:42 04/10/2022
Things Talking
This one is a little more subdued due to what's happening in the world, but intended to bring some perspective and peace to your day. Thank you to poet laureate, Joy Harjo, for the inspiration.Written, narrated, and engineered by Jill BadonskyInspired by Joy Harjo, US Poet LaureateMusic by Epidemic sound. Follow jill here and check-out offerings at www.themuseisin.comSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Jillbadonsky)
07:44 03/06/2022
Mog the Goat
Emily Dickinson said, “I know nothing in the world that has as much power as a word. Sometimes I write one, and I look at it, until it begins to shine.” This episode explores how to make words shine and involves a whale, a giant, and a goat named Mog.Music by EpidemicSoundSound effects by ZapsplatVoice of the giant: Robin BriseboisVoice of the Mog the Goat by Barney the GoatFind Jill Badonsky and her creative offerings here.Written, narrated, and engineered by author/illustrator, Jill Badonsky. Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Jillbadonsky)
04:00 02/18/2022
The Rock Pile
In this episode, we witness the power of the imagination to transform the mundane to the magical in an unexpected way. "A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it bearing within him the image of a cathedral." ~Antoine  de Saint-ExupéryWritten, narrated and engineered by Jill BadonskyGuest voice: Robin BriseboisFor more about Jill BadonskyFor creative workshops and retreatsSupport the show
04:54 02/12/2022
Daydreaming is No Mystery
This how a quote from mystery writer Agatha Christie inspires  the best way to daydream for creative fruition.Subscribe to A Muse's Daydream wherever you get your podcasts.Written, narrated, and engineered by Jill Badonsky. More creative inspiration at www.themuseisin.comJoin me in a Master Mindfulness Group that uses mindfulness as a conduit for creativity or in Finding Uber Bliss: A Wildly Creative Journey to the Present Moment.Support the show
04:21 01/13/2022
Door to the Castle
Sometimes there's a double meaning to a quote, other times a single meaning, and still other times... no meaning at all. Which one is it in this episode? Are you allowed to make up your own quotes, or is that going through the door you were told not to go into?BTW.. I love Anne Lamott, I highly recommend all of her books and thank her for her wisdom.As for me, I'm Jill Badonsky, author/illustrator of three and a half books, creator and trainer of the mindful approach to creativity training: Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coaching.Subscribe to A Muse's Daydream wherever you get your podcasts.Find more about creativity workshops and inspiration at www.themuseisin.com To sign up for Getting Our Creative Minds Back for 2022 on Sundays in January  -is already over.Written, narrated, and engineered by Jill BadonskyMusic by Epidemic SoundSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Jillbadonsky)
02:33 12/27/2021
A Different Kind of Tea Party ... Reloaded
You are invited to this tea part of the imagination.It is a delicious thing to use the imagination, to exist in any universe of our choosing. To simultaneously be villain or heroine, to be an autumn afternoon where a red leaf  lets go of its hold on a maple tree and surrenders in floppy grace to the ground. The imagination is a vacation from reality into a playground of associations, inventions, and daydreams of chance possibilities so grand they take our breaths away… but there are more breaths waiting to be breathed.  Subscribe to A Muse's Daydream wherever you get your podcasts.For more creative adventures, subscribe to the Muse Letter at A Muse is In.Have a beautiful holiday.JillSupport the show
09:08 12/19/2021
Nothing
We interrupt this holidaze, for a little bit of nothing. Brought to you by A Muse's Daydream,  The Muse is In, and Gertrude Stein.  Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. Sign-up for creative prompts and support hereWritten, illustrated, and narrated by author/illustrator Jill Badonsky Share with a friend. If you're enjoying this podcast, please write a review.Find Jill Badonsky and more creative inspiration HereSupport the show
04:11 12/13/2021
Starry Starry Determination
This short episode of A Moment with a Muse uses the inspiration of Vincent Van Gogh as a conduit for perseverance. Imagine yourself with unflappable tenacity with whatever it is calling to you. One way you can persevere with your creative passion is by joining me on Mondays, 8:30 am pacific time/ 11:30 am eastern for what I call Parallel Universe Time. It's a time we hold the space for each other to work on something we've been putting off or simply getting the contagion of being in a community of focused individuals working on our creative passions.  It's free. Join us at this Zoom link at the bewitching hour.Sign-up for creative prompts and support hereWritten, illustrated, and narrated by author/illustrator Jill Badonsky Share with a friend. If you're enjoying, please write a review.Find Jill Badonsky and more creative inspiration HereSubscribe where you get podcasts.Support the show
02:24 11/28/2021
Return to the Faraway Muse
This episode is about staying with an idea through creative chaos and the occasional trio of sandpipers. Dedicated to Tom Robbins.Art-filled Permission Slip to take it to the wildest of edges,Written, illustrated, and narrated by author/illustrator Jill BadonskyWith the character voices of Linda Blom, Robin Brisebois, Nicky Pitman, Sadie Spikes, and Reba Spencer. Share with a friend. If you're enjoying, please write a review.Find Jill Badonsky and more creative inspiration HereSubscribe where you get podcasts.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Jillbadonsky)
11:37 11/22/2021
A Return to the Beach: Sensoria
In this episode, we go back a bit in time ... but the sentiment remains the same:  Paying attention to the senses is a good way to get into the creative moment. Sensoria, played by Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coach, Sadie Spikes, gives us this wisdom, and despite or maybe BECAUSE of ruminations, a creative story emerges ... along with a refreshing sea breeze.I'd love to hear whether you enjoyed the Moment with a Muse shorter podcasts. Let me know by dropping me a line at jillbadonsky @ hotmail.com  (without the spaces).Written and narrated by author/illustrator, Jill BadonskyPass it along to a friend who needs a mini-vacation.Find more about Jill here and subscribe to a Muse letter with prompts, inspiration, and upcoming events.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Jillbadonsky)
10:49 11/14/2021
A Moment with a Muse: Georgia on my Mind
Sometimes adopting the thoughts of others can embolden our own confidence. Try a thought from painter, Georgia O'Keefe.Written and narrated by Jill Badonsky, Author/illustrator of three books on the creative process, creator/trainer, Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coaching Certification training, mindfulness/yoga teacherInspired by Sam HarrisQuote by Georgia O'KeefeMuse Letter about this subjectFind Jill in these places.Support the show
01:52 11/01/2021
A Moment with a Muse: Making Time
Giving yourself permission to make time for your creativity can have a bigger impact on who you are than you might have been thinking.  Consider that if you’re listening to this, creativity is a value of yours. There’s something beyond the intellect that’s calling you to engage in this love affair with the present moment  – it’s instinctual and validating. Engaging in creativity in a conscious liberated way without the pressure to be perfect makes you a more secure and confident person. Why wouldn’t you make time for that? Even if it’s just five minutes. Or asking yourself a question about your next step while you’re driving or showering without a need for an immediate answer.  Enticing curiosity is a valid part of the creative process and leads us to being more inspired to take the next step.When you honor this value by spending time with it,  your core strengthens and you’re more likely to  develop into a resilient, patient, resourceful person – because creativity calls upon those qualities and that  resilience, patience, and resourcefulness – WILL start to show up in other areas of your life. As a stronger individual you will be more present, tolerant, and beneficial to those around you.. Give yourself permission to be a better person by making time for your creativity.A Moment with a Muse is filling in while A Muse's Daydream is on break.Written and narrated by Jill BadonskyFind Jill HereSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Jillbadonsky)
01:20 10/30/2021
A Moment with a Muse: Wonder
Take a moment to revisit a feeling that can only serve you, both creatively and physically.Written and narrated by Jill Badonsky, Author/illustrator of three books on the creative process, creator/trainer, Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coaching Certification training, mindfulness/yoga teacherInspired by Sam HarrisFind Jill in these places.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Jillbadonsky)
02:24 10/25/2021
A Moment with a Muse: Look Up
"A Muse's Moment" is subbing from A Muse's Daydream while that Muse is refilling.Offered on Mondays for your creative fortification in little messages under three minutes. Play it once, play it fourteen times... the Muse will rearrange your thinking and feeling in the direction of mindfulness and creative dreams. Subscribe where you get your podcasts or on Youtube. Written and narrated by Jill BadonskyInspired by Sam HarrisFor more inspiration, subscribe to A Muse is In Muse LetterSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Jillbadonsky)
02:25 10/18/2021
The Coaster Replay
Thank you for listening to Season 2. I will be back with new episodes. I'm resting on my maples for a bit (laurels are uncomfortable), and working on a new book.Stay in touch.  Here's where I hang-outWritten and narrated by Jill Badonsky.Music by Epidemic SoundSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Jillbadonsky)
04:39 10/04/2021
Return to Moonbeams Home in a Jar
The nice thing about little stories is you can listen to them again and get something new the second time. I think that might be the case with this story. Our lives wax and wane but one thing remains the same, creativity is a reflection of our brightness  ... and sometimes our darkness.  This episode sheds some light on the creative process."Sometimes when we just let .. ideas go  out the window, we can practice trusting that the next idea may make us better off than we are. But I think what is truer, is that we are fine just the WAY we are. … in our darkness, our light,   our emptiness, our fullness, and each time we start over anew in whatever we do ."Written, engineered, and narrated by Jill Badonsky. Find Jill HereSupport the show
08:54 09/21/2021
The Red Carpet
In this episode, peacocks, cat hair, and acting "as if" all play a part in the power of a daydream to transport us to a red carpet and the confidence that can ensue by doing so.Written, narrated and engineered by Jill Badonsky with guest voice, Robin Brisebois. Subscribe where you get podcasts or subscribe to my newsletter and I'll send them to your email with prompts and inspiration when they come out.  For more on retreats, trainings, classes and workshops to keep your creativity rolling out. visit The Muse is in . Jill is the author of three books on the creative process.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Jillbadonsky)
10:40 09/07/2021
The Rain Again
This is a Re-release of the episode called Rain because it just feels like people need a little relaxation and reverie and when I listened to it again, it seemed new, that's the nice thing about forgetting stuff.Written, engineered, and narrated by Jill BadonskyUpcoming art and creativity programs www.themuseisin.comSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Jillbadonsky)
06:37 08/30/2021
The Underwhelm: Reloaded Anniversary Edition
Celebrating one year of A Muse's Daydream with one of the most popular episodes and a drawing for regular listeners.To enter the drawing: email me at info@themuseisin.com with A Muse's Drawing in the subject line. Tell me where you're from and if you have a favorite episode by August 30th. Prizes: New out-of-print editions of The Awe-manac: A Daily Dose of Wonder, $35 Gift Certificate to Bookshop.org, original art from yours truly. For more about events, etc. visit The Muse is In websiteLiz Fulcher, the Fragrant Muse, can be found here. Her podcast is here. You won't be sorry you listened to it.Tips for the Overwhelmed from A Muse's DaydreamSupport the show
14:50 08/22/2021
The Massage
This episode  illustrates how the writer (that would be me), can be influenced by TV shows and movies from the 60s and 70s, a zigzag carpet design that asks me to dance, and the altered state of consciousness one can get into when daydreaming while getting a massage. And of course, there's a nugget of wisdom.Sometimes it's more painful not to follow a creative call than it is to follow one that goes nowhere. Written, narrated, and engineered by Jill Badonsky.  Visit www.themuseisin.com Other placesThanks to Robin BriseboisSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Jillbadonsky)
11:01 08/13/2021
The Idea Hotline- For a Good Idea
What if you could call a hotline to get ideas? I did and for SOME REASON it required a lot of patience. But I did get a pizza out of it, you might get a tip or two about your creativity.Voice Actors:Robin Brisebois - he's an architectSadie Spikes, Kaizen-Muse Creativity CoachNicky Pitman - Master Kaizen-Muse Creativity CoachKim Selby, Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coach with a Podcast called Ignite Your Spark:"Get "lit" with conversations that will encourage you to share your light! If you are struggling to get motivated, know there is more for you in this life or you feel stuck in a rut. I'm here for YOU." Here's the episode I got to be on.For More information about Kaizen-Muse Creativity, classes, retreats and trainings... go here.Jill Badonsky is the author/illustrator of three books on the creative process, creator/trainer at KMCC, and internationally recognized workshop leader. She teaches at the La Jolla Athenaeum and Omega Institute as well as through www.themuseisin.comWhere Jill Badonsky Hangs OutSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Jillbadonsky)
08:29 07/29/2021
Radio Daydream
I've been a little stuck with coming up with a new episode lately, so I tuned into Radio Daydream. Where do those kind of daydreams come from? The answer has something to do with brooms, unused amused,  WD40, and a little bit of belief.  What if you embraced your magnificence just a little more?Written, narrated, and engineered by Jill Badonsky.Guest voice and broom sweeping: Robin BriseboisKaizen-Muse Creativity CoachingGet workshop updatesJill Badonsky is the author/illustrator of three books on the creative process, creator and trainer of Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coaching Certification program, yoga/mindfulness teacher, and internationally recognized workshop leader. She teaches through Omega Institute, the La Jolla Antheaeum, and through The Muse is In.Find her on Facebook and Instagram at jill badonskySupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Jillbadonsky)
14:08 07/16/2021
Return to a Swim on the Moon
Last October, in the middle of election insanity and pandemicness, I found an article about the water found in the Clavius Crater on the moon. I took a trip to the moon to get out of the craziness and found out how relaxing it can be to just float in a relaxing body of water.  I still need moments to revisit that experience and thought you might too. Written, narrated, and engineered by Jill Badonsky.Guest voice: Robin BriseboisKaizen-Muse Creativity CoachingGet workshop updatesSupport the show
09:58 06/17/2021
Haiku Hiking Trail Reloaded
Hi,I'm revisiting November 2020 when the pandemic was still in high gear. It's interesting to see how I was feeling then - and how helpful the creative imagination was in getting through it. It was time for me to get out of the house for a hike - a haze that smelled like garlic was following me around at home.  The hike was a little foggy, a lot like how the creative process is sometimes.  . This episode includes owls, squirrels, and garbanzo beans.Written, narrated, engineered by Jill Badonsky.Don't miss an episode of A Muse's Daydream. Subscribe on your favorite podcast platform: Apple, Stitcher, Spotify, even Amazon. Link to the prompts that go with this episode  are hereSubscribe to my newsletter here for prompts and inspiration.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Jillbadonsky)
11:13 06/11/2021
Flying Monkeys and the Good Wish
In this episode you hear about Evil Witch Dry Cleaners, flying monkeys, and a journey down a yellow brick road of an idea.  Writing gives us the power to create our own reality. Another adventure in the metaphor of the creative process with special powers to relax and inspire you..Written, narrated and engineered by Jill Badonsky.Music by Epidemic SoundGood Witch played by Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coach and Founder • AVANT HAÜS MEDIA, Christina Barsi.Check out her podcast: Be Bold, Begin.Visit Barsi on InstagramKaizen-Muse Creativity Coaching Certification TrainingSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Jillbadonsky)
12:04 06/01/2021