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The Lisa Congdon Sessions

English, Social, 1 season, 42 episodes, 1 day, 7 hours, 16 minutes
The Lisa Congdon Sessions is a podcast for creative folks about living and working with more intention, curiosity, and joy. Most interesting to Lisa is what happens at the intersection between life as an artist and life as a human, with all our baggage, aspirations, hopes and dreams. From big questions to practical ones about business, social media, time management, and finding your way through the winding creative path- each episode Lisa will share stories, tips, insights, and conversations from the heart.
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Episode 41: Podcast Finale on Loud Quitting

Episode finale! Yep, I'm quitting podcasting after two truly wonderful years. I’ve been on a systematic mission to examine and quit everything in my life/work that feels finished or too time consuming or draining or one-sided or obligatory or without purpose or joy. I have not felt as happy, “balanced” (if such a thing exists) and such a sense of spaciousness in nearly 20 years. I’ve begun to think of this as “loud quitting” — intentional, communicated, assertive (as opposed to passive), and unapologetic. So, to be clear, this not necessarily the opposite of “quiet quitting,” which is about not going above and beyond in the workplace (which I also support) — just simply my way of overtly claiming and taking control over my time in a way I haven’t in my entire life. In this episode I talk about all of this and more. If you are someone who feels overwhelmed, I hope you find it helpful. And thank you to everyone who has listened to my podcast over the past two years! I appreciate you! -Lisa
4/27/202322 minutes, 1 second
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Episode 40: A Conversation with Timothy Goodman on Vulnerability

Tim's website (you can find links to his book there)Tim's instagram 
3/23/202351 minutes, 51 seconds
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Episode 39: A Conversation with Kat Vellos on Cultivating Boundaries and Honesty in Friendships

Kat‘s website: https://www.katvellos.comKat’s instagram: Dunbar:
3/9/202359 minutes, 2 seconds
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Episode 38: A Conversation with Sarah Sturm on Doing Hard Things and Staying Connected to the Fun

Sarah's InstagramSarah's WebsiteIt's Supposed to Be FunCall of a Lifetime Documentary Series
2/23/202353 minutes, 41 seconds
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Episode 37: A Conversation with Ruth Chan on the Power of Story Telling

Ruth's websiteRuth's InstagramThe MothChanel Miller
2/9/202348 minutes, 36 seconds
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Episode 36: A Conversation with Diane Sanfilippo on Changing Your Mind

Diane's websiteDiane's instagram
1/26/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 3 seconds
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Episode 35: A Conversation with Charlotte Burgess-Auburn on Conviction and Why You Need a Manifesto

The You Need a ManifestoMy Values Deck 
1/12/202352 minutes, 3 seconds
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Episode 34: What I Learned in 2022 That Changed Everything

Join Lisa for a look back at 2022 and what she learned this past year experimenting with living at the intersection of self-discipline, being with discomfort and trusting her intuition.
12/22/202220 minutes, 9 seconds
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Episode 33: A Conversation with Serena Bishop Gordon on Managing the Ego

Serena's websiteSerena on InstagramRich Roll's episode on mindsetSpecial Blend Gravel CampOregon Trail Gravel Grinder Race 
12/8/202258 minutes, 24 seconds
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Episode 32: A Conversation with Marcie Alvis Walker on Embodiment

Marcie on InstagramMarcie's upcoming book
11/24/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 23 seconds
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Episode 31: A Conversation with Bridget Watson Payne on Passion

Bridget's WebsiteChronicle BooksLisa's shop (15% off with code PODCAST15)
11/10/202259 minutes, 44 seconds
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Episode 30: A Conversation with Morgan Harper Nichols on Wholeness

Morgan on Instagram.Widening Circles by RilkeMorgan's website.
10/27/202253 minutes, 18 seconds
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Episode 29: A Conversation with photographer Sophie Gamand on the Power of Intention

Sophie GamandSophie's Instagram feed Sophie refers to Liz Gilbert's Big MagicAnd to Glennon Doyle as an inspiration 
10/13/20221 hour, 8 minutes, 24 seconds
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Episode 28: On Hitting the Pause Button

In this short season finale episode Lisa shares some context on taking breaks (going all the way back to medieval times), how our relationship to breaks has changed since the invention of the light bulb,  and why breaks are necessary to maintain our lifelong commitment to the things we love. 
6/23/202213 minutes, 27 seconds
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Episode 27: Jen Hewett on Craft, Community and Connection

This Long Thread: On Craft, Community and Connection Women in Clothes
6/9/202238 minutes, 13 seconds
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Episode 26: Brandi Cheyenne Harper on Unapologetic Joy and Radical Self Care

Brandi's website: https://www.brandicheyenneharper.comBrandi's new book:'s Instagram:
5/26/202249 minutes, 1 second
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Episode 25: Rae Senarighi on Finding Joy and Purpose in Activism, Work and Everyday Life

Rae's website: https://www.raesenarighi.comRae's Instagram: video: about Rae's Billboards: 
4/28/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 34 seconds
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Episode 24: Lisa Olivera on Embracing Our Complete, Flawed Humanity

Lisa's website: https://lisaolivera.comLisa's new book:'s Instagram:
4/14/202253 minutes, 19 seconds
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Episode 23: In Conversation with Legend Debbie Millman

Debbie's new book: https://www.whydesignmatters.onlineDesign Matters Podcast:
3/24/202259 minutes, 10 seconds
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Episode 22: Ask Lisa Anything #3

This week is the third installation of the ASK LISA ANYTHING series! In this episode we cover a myriad of topics, including work/life balance (and does it really exist?), Lisa's favorite tools, how she deals with a lukewarm reception or criticism of her work, where she finds inspiration, staying inspired and so much more! Moderated by Lisa's wife Clay.
3/10/202252 minutes, 6 seconds
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EPISODE 21: Lindsey Murphy on Fear, Risk and Experiencing Life Fully

Lindsey's website: Fab Lab: https://www.thefablab.comLindsey's instagram: 
2/24/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 16 seconds
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Episode 20: Holding Boundaries Without Guilt

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2/10/202213 minutes, 47 seconds
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Episode 19: Artist Courtney Ahn on Using Her Creativity and Platform to Build a Better World

Courn's Instagram:'s Website: https://www.courtneyahndesign.comA Little Book About Activism:
1/27/202240 minutes, 16 seconds
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Episode 18: Exploring the Gifts of Boredom with Artist Kyle Steed

A Kids Book About BoredomHow Boredom Can Spark Creativity
1/13/202257 minutes, 39 seconds
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Episode 17: Ask Lisa Anything #2

Diana Fayt's Instagram (her studio org is amazing!):
12/22/202147 minutes, 4 seconds
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Episode 16: The Power of Understanding and Living Your Values with Andreea Niculescu

The Live Your Values Deck in Lisa's shopThe Live Your Values Deck on Amazon 
12/9/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 36 seconds
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Episode 15: Grace Bonney on Celebrating the Collective Wisdom of Women Over 50

Collective WisdomA Glorious Freedom
11/25/202150 minutes, 29 seconds
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Episode 14: It's Not Equal at All - Bicycling Magazine Editor Bill Strickland on Committing to Increasing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Cycling

Bucyling Mag's Pledge to Diversity and Inclusion: Mag's story on Ade Hogue: 
11/11/202146 minutes, 43 seconds
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Episode 13: Working Through Anxiety in the Creative Process

My sponsor Storyblocks: Gilbert's book Big MagicMy 2018 interview with Elizabeth Gilbert is hereMy book Find Your Artistic Voice (a whole chapter on fear) 
10/28/202131 minutes, 28 seconds
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Finding the Kind of Work that Brings You Alive: A Conversation with Jonathan Fields

Jonathan's website/latest book/podcast: https://www.jonathanfields.comMy sponsor Storyblocks:   
10/14/202158 minutes, 51 seconds
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Episode 11: On Adventure, Community and living a Full Life with Gravel Cyclist and Designer Sarah Sturm

Sarah Sturm  on InstagramSarah's design businessOregon Trail Gravel GrinderArticle addressing  controversy in women's gravel cycling which Sarah and I referred to. Radical Adventure RidersRule of Three RaceLeadboatRooted VermontRipton Cyclocross descriptionStoryblocks, my amazing sponsor:
9/23/20211 hour, 8 minutes, 34 seconds
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Ask Lisa Anything #1

Clay works as Marketing & Communications Director at The Wild (VR/AR collaboration for Architecture & Design Teams) Clay’s fave remote work apps:Miro (an online whiteboard & visual collaboration platform)Coda (a new doc for teams)Loom (video messaging for work)Asana (online project and task management) Find out your personality type at 16 Personalities. My Sponsor Storyblocks! Sponsor Wireframe!
9/9/202157 minutes, 8 seconds
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Episode 9: On Taking Small Actions and Exercising Boundaries with Artist Jen Hewett

Jen's website: jenhewett.comJen's Instagram: Sponsor Storyblocks! Sponsor Wireframe!
8/26/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 8 seconds
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Episode 8: From Your Comfort Zone to the Wild Unknown

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Elements:AmazonSigned Copies in my ShopIndieboundVideo I made about the book. 
8/12/202131 minutes, 10 seconds
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Episode 7: Keep Your Eyes on Your Own Journey

Please check out and subscribe to my sponsor WIREFRAME PODCAST!! 
7/8/202120 minutes, 57 seconds
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Episode 6: What it Means to Have an Artistic Voice (Part 2)

My book on Artistic VoiceThe Curious Victorian Tradition of Making Art from Human HairAlex Slydel  (ceramics artist, performance artist and filmmaker) 
6/24/202125 minutes, 59 seconds
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Episode 5: What it Means to Have an Artistic Voice (Part 1)

 My book: Find Your Artistic VoiceJennifer Orkin LewisStephen SmithGerhard Richter Documentary (you can also watch on Netflix in the US)Ariel Dunitz Johnson 
6/10/202125 minutes, 41 seconds
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Episode 4: Being Creative in Stressful Times

Short, great article on Diffuse Thinking. My book Find Your Artistic Voice.New Color in the Times of Slow Coffee ExhibitMore on the exhibit.  
5/20/202119 minutes, 2 seconds
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Episode 3: Practice

My book, Find Your Artistic Voice: The Essential Guide to Working Your Creative Magic 
5/6/202117 minutes, 45 seconds
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Episode 2: Own Your Story

Like this episode? You might also like my book, You Will Leave a Trail of Stars: Words of Inspiration for Blazing Your Own Path, which you can purchase directly from me or from Amazon or wherever books are sold.Imposter Syndrome Study from 1978.Stop Telling Women They Have Imposter Syndrome, Harvard Business Review. By Ruchika Tulshyan and Jodi-Ann Burey.The episode I refer to at the beginning and end of this Episode is Episode 1. If you haven't listened to it yet, I hope you will! I share my story and background of how I became an artist there. 
4/22/202122 minutes, 15 seconds
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Episode 1: Lisa's Story

I decided to launch the podcast with an episode that sets the stage with my story - context for who I am and how I came to be a working artist and champion of the creative path. My story is different than most because I didn’t actually pick up a paintbrush until I was 32 years old, and I didn’t begin life as a professional artist until I was nearly 40. I never studied art or design in school. So, as you can imagine, one of the most common questions I get is: how did I go from an adult who had zero artistic aspirations or experience to someone whose life 20 years later is defined by art and an interest in the creative path? This first episode is that story, with lots of juicy bits, including my 13-year-old celebrity crush! -Lisa Congdon
4/8/202135 minutes, 19 seconds
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Welcome to The Lisa Congdon Sessions
4/5/20211 minute, 41 seconds