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Impostor syndrome.

You know, that little voice in your head that says, “Who do you think you are? You can’t do THAT! You'll never be as good as so-and-so. It's only a matter of time before everyone finds out you don't have a CLUE what you're doing.”

This is a show about that.

Producer, singer, mentor, storyteller, and urban meditation aficionado Andrea Klunder takes you inside the minds and hearts of artists, healers, creative entrepreneurs and anyone who's willing to take a risk, think outside the box, move beyond self-doubt to live their creative work, and live their best lives.


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Dec 6, 2017

"Our baseline isn’t happiness, our baseline is contentment.. We have to actively seek happiness." ~Sarah Buino

Connection is the only way through all of this...

What if we could stop talking to ourselves like a jerk?

What if we could give up shame completely?

What if happiness was only a perspective shift away?

In this episode, I'm talking with licensed clinical social worker, certified addictions counselor and Certified Daring WayTM (that's Brene Brown's program!) facilitator, Sarah Buino of Head/Heart Therapy all about:

  • Sarah’s struggle with impostor syndrome & shame
  • How did Sarah get into her work, specifically with addiction counseling
  • Why Sarah calls herself a “joy pusher” and “empathy snob”
  • How does Sarah keep herself moving forward
  • Happiness vs. contentment
  • How to shift perspective
  • Using music as therapy
  • How to stop talking to yourself as though you’re an a*@hole!
  • What Sarah is excited about!
  • Best advice for mental health from Sarah

“Everybody’s crazy, everyone. Including me. And anybody who says they’re not crazy- run. Because they’re the craziest of them all.” ~Sarah Buino

Resources & Links

As far as holiday self-care for mental health and shame here are a couple of things from Sarah:

  • Take breaks. Lots of time with family can be intense, so make sure there's down time. 
  • Pick your battles. There's still likely to be discord in politically diverse families and while we all must remain diligent in our social justice quests, conservative Uncle Joe probably won't change his mind because of that one fact you share. People don't respond to facts anyway...they respond to feelings. 
  • Be mindful. Family can push our buttons more fiercely and quickly than anyone else and shame is often one of the strong emotions that gets kicked up by our nearest and dearest. Shame wants us to either fight, flee or people-please, so when you feel those urges coming on, take a time out! 
  • Reach out. When you do experience shame, the best thing to do is connect with someone who can understand. 

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"As long as we have people in our life who love us, not despite our imperfections, but because of them, then it is going to be okay. ”~Sarah Buino

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"I’m excited about changing the world." ~Sarah Buino


This episode was mixed by Edwin R. Ruiz of Mondo Machine.
The Creative Impostor theme music was created by JoVia Armstrong.

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