“Swoon” Show Notes: Episode #125: Cultivating Aliveness with Flora Bowley

Jeff Guenther, LPC on Aug 08, 2021 in Swoon

We are so excited to have artist, teacher, and author Flora Bowley join us to share lessons she's learned and taught about creativity, navigating change, and flowing through the journey of life from a place of real aliveness.

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This episode covers:

  • What does it mean to live more fully alive?
  • What is a presence practice? How might it help me?
  • How doing things differently is important to creating a more fully alive life?
  • What do you do when you feel stuck?
  • What does creative expression have to do with intimacy?


      Quotes From This Episode

      "What is working?"

      "Things are always changing, so being open and unattached to how it needs to be... embodying a place of fluidity allows us to change as we need to be."

      "Being stuck in our habits can become a slow death."

      "Instead of tiptoeing around the feelings I consciously carve out space to really go there."

      "I push myself into the edge of what is comfortable and known because I know from experience that that is where things feel more alive."

      "When we do things differently it is weird, messy, and awkward, and it brings us to life."

      "Aliveness begets aliveness."

      "If you go too far you can get beyond aliveness into fear... focus on little tweaks."

      "Day to day ask yourself, what will give you life?"

      "People bring an automatic mode of focusing on what's not working."

      "Let's focus on how just one tiny piece of it can take you forward."

      "You don't have to be a painter to shift these aspects of your life."



      Resources from the Podcast

      The Art of Aliveness, Flora Bowley

      Connect with Flora

      Swoon Podcast Desire Episode

      Swoon Podcast Pleasure Episode

      Love More Fight Less, Communication Workbook for All Couples, Gina Senarighi

      Action Steps

      Identify and take one baby step toward aliveness.

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      Love More Fight Less: A Relationship Workbook, Gina Senarighi

      Your Swoon hosts

      Gina Senarighi, MS, MA, CPC is a sexuality counselor and communication consultant specializing in healthy boundaries, passionate relationships, jealousy, and infidelity. She supports non-traditional couples all over the world as a retreat leader and certified relationship coach.
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      Julie Jeske, LPC is a sex and relationship counselor. She has a private practice where she helps clients increase intimacy, ignite passion and deepen their connection to themselves and others. Julie especially loves to help women discover who they are sexually. Through counseling, online classes, or in-person retreats; her clients learn how to talk about their sexual and relationship desires, and explore ways to make them a reality.
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      Jeff Guenther is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Ashville, NC.

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