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255 | Mari Andrew on Creative Routines, Money, Breakups, Transitions, Growth and Gratitude

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My favorite thing about being a person is noticing serendipities. I’m often rushing or too focused on my plans to be present enough to see them. But every once in a while I slow down, let go of my plans and am present enough to notice some sweetest of humanity. Today’s guest writer and illustrator Mari Andrew is an expert of this. She’s a present observer of her world which is impressive in and of itself but then she has an impressive talent to take her keen observations and translate them into specific yet relatable art. She’s a dynamic, warm, articulate artist and oh so wise. We met serendipitously in our neighborhood in January—I told her how much her work meant to me & she agreed to do the podcast. In this conversation, we covered “rejection as protection”, her creative routines,, money in NYC,, feeling vulnerable & raw during breakups,, transitions, growth,  her specific way to do gratitude, and she gives the best body image advice. Notes from the Show:-Mari Andrew on The Web | Instagram- Enneagram Four -Breakups This American Life podcast : "It’s the most universal thing but every breakup feels so specific, it feels like the first time it’s ever happened."-Sufjan Stevens Carrie & Lowell album-“There are so many things I want to do, but I end up doing not much.” - Celine, Before Sunset movie-“What is meant for you will not pass you.” - RumiMari's Tips-Committing to doing one thing every day: follow what you like doing and see what sticks. Consistency is what grows an audience!-Mari's Morning Routine: start the day with a GRATITUDE LIST! It's more helpful to write what makes me smile the day before.-Mari on rejection: it’s for the best! if someone’s not pumped about you they don’t deserve you.-Beauty changes and goes away but charm is forever.-journaling at least once per week-Coming up with a “look” when she travels helps with her personal style.Mari's Favorite TV Show: Golden GirlsMari's Favorite Film: Before Sunset (2nd one)Mari's Favorite Book: The Letters of John Keats to His Family and Friends by John Keats and Sidney ColvinFavorite Places in NYC: Joe's Pizza / Blackseed Bagels/ Tokio Seven Vintage Clothes / 3 Jewels Yoga / Third Rail Coffee / Angel's Share Cocktail Bar / Immigrant Bar-Story of Mari's bull tattoo-Interview with yoga instructor Mari lovesLikes & Learns:-Mindfulness / savoring work when working rest when resting. Mari does this well my friend in France Camille does this well. I want to get better at this.-Body FEELING TECHNIQUE: Yes. Feel your whole body and notice the most dominant sensation. Put your attention gently on it, until it dissipates. Rinse and repeat until you feel better.- Superiority Burger in NYC and their cookbook-Jessica Murnane's Know Your Endo course and use code LETITOUTAll original music composed by Carolyn Pennypacker RiggsAlbum art by Zoie HarmanCool Things to Check-Out:-My journaling class with Bluprint is now live and I am so excited to share it with you guys!-We are re-launching my podcasting course Let A Podcast Out starting April 1st. Click here to take the mini tour of the class and sign up for the course today!-Sign-up for my newsletter to get updates on where I'll be and what I'm loving.-Join the listener Facebook Group.-Get my book Let It Out: A Journey Through Journaling.If you Liked This Episode Try Out:-Episode 51 with Elle Griffin-Episode 75 with Alisa VittiThis episode is sponsored by CURED Nutrition, a holistic supplement company based in Boulder, Colorado. Their full-spectrum nibbles, tinctures, and treats work with your body’s natural system to produce clear benefits without the worry of a psychoactive component.Enter LETITOUT for 15% off any order.This episode was also supported by Care/Of who creates personalized supplement packets for you based on your unique needs and delivers them in daily customized packets. For the month of March, Care/Of is offering 50% OFF your first month of personalized vitamins!Enter the code “LETITOUT50” at checkout for 50% off your first month of personalized vitamins


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