Garden of Belonging Podcast

Episode 34: Blooming Bravely with Louise Warren

By Kim K Gray

Louise Warren (founder of Rare Gem Creatives) is a passionate creative mentor and singer/songwriter. Over the past decade, she has penned songs in the hundreds, performed at venues all over the Southeast, and opened for musicians like Chuck Leavell (of the Rolling Stones), Jimmy Hall, and Edwin McCain. Louise is a certified coach with both the Beautiful You Life Coaching Academy and the Creativity Coaching Association, completing 100 + hours coaching. Her vision with Rare Gem Creatives is to provide community and support for people who long to live more creatively vibrant lives.

We talk about:

  • Allowing yourself to unfold
  • Blooming through creativity
  • Creativity as play and mindfulness
  • Our mindset of permanence in an impermanent life
  • Building self-trust and courage for a practice
  • Her inner mean girl and how she interacts with that voice
  • The flow of creativity and the editing process
  • Elitism narrative regarding creativity
  • What truly makes a creation rare
  • Using goals as an anchor 

Mentioned in this Episode:
“And the Day Came When the Risk to Remain Tight In a Bud Was More Painful Than the Risk It Took to Blossom.” – Anais Nin 
Katherine MacKenzie Smith (BYCA coach) - 
Eric Maisel - 
Amy McNee - 

Find Louise at: 

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