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Showing the Connection between Healing and Creativity. Larissa Russell the owner of Creative U interviews Creatives, Healers and people who have healed using creativity (eg: Abuse survivors, Cancer survivors). Listen as these amazing people share their connection between healing and creativity.

Episode 67 featuring Amanda Trought: The Healing Properties of Mixed Media

Amanda and I had a great conversation about the healing properties of creating and specifically with mixed media. Amanda one of the amazing presenters from our February Loving Healing Creating Summit. Amanda is a mixed media artist, who also explores the use of art and creativity on health & mental well-being including its use with dementia & caring.

Episode 66 featuring David Richman: Healing from the Trauma of Cancer

David Richman wrote a wonderful book sharing the stories of people whose lives have been touched by cancer 'Cycle of Lives'. He then cycled around the country to meet each one of the people he had interviewed for the book. You won't want to miss this one.

Episode 65 featuring Cynthia Hauk: Mindfulness and Creativity

Cynthia and I had a wonderful conversation about the healing aspects of art and creativity.

Episode 64 featuring Carol Dickson-Carr: Laughter, Music and Movement

Carol and I spoke about her passion for things that keep her sane, such as music and movement. For her they start out as hobbies but then become money makers such as her private music lessons, play-shops, and fitness. Her days are NEVER dull!

Episode 63 featuring April Terreau: The Connection Between Sexual and Creative Energy

I had a great conversation with April about how she has embraced and studied extensively the magical side of her sexuality for over 20 years and is now combining all of her talents into the Sacred Sisterhood of Sexuality.

Episode 62 featuring Maureen Nadeau: The Healing Journey of Creativity 

Maureen mostly works intuitively and is passionate about sharing the process with others so they may know that they have the answers within themselves if they just listen and are willing to go deep. We talked about the healing journey of creativity and how it can help you to open up into your most authentic self.

Episode 61 Featuring Angela Fehr: The Healing Light of Creation

Angela and I spoke of the healing light of creation and our love of sharing what we know and love.

A twenty-five year love affair with watercolor has taught Angela Fehr that it is the heart that gives life to our art.

Episode 60 featuring Cherie Phillips: Healing Effects of Intentional Art Practices

I talked with Cherie Phillips about the healing effects of intentional art practices and how she used creativity to heal her own self before venturing out to help others.

Episode 59 Featuring Sharan Sammi: Anything is Possible!

Sharan and I had a really powerful conversation about mindset, and she even shared her story of manifesting a free car, which led us into the conversation about being clear in our manifesting.


Episode 58 featuring Eric Christiansen: The Trauma that forms us

Eric and I had an in depth conversation about healing after trauma and his use of film to help people heal, as well as help people understand the healing process.

EPISODE 57 FEATURING Jordan Wentz: Auntheticity to Empowerment

Jordan and I had a great conversation about her journey and her successes and how she still struggled with her self worth. When she stepped into her own authentic self she stepped into her own value.

Episode 56 featuring Waymatea Ellis: Finding and Using Your Voice 

Waymatea and I had a great conversation about finding and using your voice, and about the challenges of our time.


Lauren and I had a great conversation about writing and using it for healing and how when we get our story out we can open into even more creativity.

EPISODE 54 FEATURING Your Host Larissa Russell Answering MORE Personal Growth Questions

Trigger Warning: Suicide and Violence

I found this list of 50 Questions to Answer for Personal Growth. Last week I answered the first 25 and this week I answer the last 25. See the show notes to download a copy of the questions for yourself.

EPISODE 53 FEATURING Your Host Larissa Russell Answering Personal Growth Questions

I found this list of 50 Questions to Answer for Personal Growth. It's my birthday so it seemed like a great way to start the year. See the show notes to download a copy of the questions for yourself.


Melissa and I got into a subject that may be heated for some, but I felt I had to speak my truth. It may not be everyone's truth and that is okay, I understand that. We definitely spoke more about health and healing today than about the creative side of healing, However creativity is absolutely in the choices we make for our health. Listen with an open mind to our discussion. 

Have feedback, let me know.


Chelsey Benzel and I had a conversation about how creativity is in everything we do and allowing our energies to flow where they need to. Leap and the net will appear is the motto she lives by.


I had a fascinating conversation with Fortune, about his life, his healing, and his path to where he is now. Fortune was on the fast track to success with a ball scholarship to College, and then that fast track got too fast and he ended up in a life of drugs and ended up in prison. Listen in to find out how he used his creativity to heal and completely change his life.


Deborah Epstein and I had an amazing talk about the healing journey and how we move through different levels of healing. We talked about looking at our traumas and how creativity is in everything we do.


Don & I sat down to talk about his healing journey through terminal cancer, and the book he wrote about what he deems his miracle.


Lisa McGrath and I had a wonderful conversation about her spiritual journey through Spain’s Camino de Santiago pilgrimage, and how it changed her life and is reflected in the work she does now.


I have to admit that I did not know Shanna Forrestall before we met, but I am so glad we met. She is an amazing human full of resilience and strength. We had a beautiful conversation about love and hardship. We talked about how we grow through trauma and how creativity is that healing outlet to allow ourselves to grieve, process and move forward in our lives with love and empathy.


I had a lovely conversation with Heather about creating and the healing aspects of creation.

Heather is the author of the new book, The Art of Holding Space: A Practice of Love, Liberation, and Leadership


I have to say that I adore Wendy, she is a Scottish best selling Murder Mystery Writer with such an interesting life story. She was a co-author for the Power of Why book, and it soared to the bestselling charts with her help.


Note: This interview is not for the faint of heart. There is swearing, we talk Patriarchy, White Supremacy, Black Lives Matter, Feminism, and about LGBT+ youth suicides. Plus we finished up by talking about being on the autism spectrum...We also talk about creativity and healing amongst all that. And, there is also a lot of laughter.


I had a great conversation with Nicole, about walking our talk and doing what we tell others to do. How important that is for keeping yourself on track. Also knowing your why of what you do… or want to do.


I had a great conversation with Fatima and after I stumbled with the tongue twister we talked about being in service to others and what that means and how she has used creativity in her life to help her heal in different ways.

Fatima is one of my co-authors of the book ‘The Power of Why’, read about our stories and our why for getting into business.

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Are you interested in being interviewed for the Creative Soul Healing Podcast?

Contact Larissa at [email protected] and introduce yourself. Let me know a bit about you. Are you a healer? A creative? Have you used creativity to help you heal? If so, let me know.