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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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Mar 9, 2021

Episode 127. “We really need routines, so our reptilian brain isn't on high alert/alarm mode all the time.” ~Mira Binzen

One of the throughlines to emerge from our exploration of not your typical self-care is the basic human need for routine, some sort of practical ritual that anchors us to calm even during life’s daily chaos.

Mira Binzen believes the power of practice lies in its rigor and discipline - two words the commercial well-being industry willfully ignores.

She has a keen understanding of the adjustments needed to return emotional, behavioral, and physiological systems to balance. As a yogi with a background in developmental therapy working with children who have sensory processing issues, aromatherapy is one of her favorite tools.

Adolescents aren’t the only ones in need of self-regulation assistance these days. Most of us have spent the last year swinging from manic productive impulses to bone-deep lethargy.

The use of oils and oil blends as part of long-range self-care practice works to even out those opposing drives. There’s a science to scent, of course, but you don’t have to understand the process behind its power. 

You already know,” says Mira, somehow addressing both essential oils and our intrinsic need to return to the rigor of our routines. “We don't trust ourselves, or we wonder if we're doing it right or enough, and you are. You are. Trust yourself.”

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