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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 22, 2021

Episode 128. “Even a true, traditional guru — his only intention would be to introduce you to the teacher that exists within yourself.” ~Mason Pain

Throughout this entire pandemic (hello, first anniversary!), I’ve grown more keenly aware of my need for: 

  • A protective bubble for my mind, a metaphysical helmet if you like, to protect my synapses from the torrent of bad news and keyed-up discourse and…
  • A phrase to describe the practices that contribute to my sense of inner + outer wellbeing – something beyond the retail boon of self-care and…
  • While I’m at it, a true reckoning around those beneficial practices with problematic roots

It’s a lot to unpack in a year that has served up more than its share of awakenings.

Gong resonance sound therapist and yoga teacher Mason Pain has a strategy for calibrating his thoughts and actions around all those weighty issues. He advocates that we all develop more discernment and build intuition into our everyday lives.

He’s well aware of what a challenge that can be having wrestled with the recent (as well as the long-standing) revelations accusations of disturbing abuse committed by Yogi Bhajan, the now-deceased spiritual head of Kundalini yoga. 

Oh, self-care, why can’t you just be about delicious cupcakes and cat/cow pose (delicious as well, but in a different way)?!

I struggled with what to call this episode...

Slow down, go deeper

Meet your inner teacher

Move and breathe

Protect your mind and your heart

...They all apply to both the episode AND the deep healing that any of us could use right now. What do you think? 

I'd love to hear your response to this conversation with Mason. Email me your thoughts, share your own experiences. You can send a regular old email, or attach a voice memo.


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