Poema Podcast
Poema S6 008 | Melissa Camara Wilkins Gives You Permission To Be You

Poema S6 008 | Melissa Camara Wilkins Gives You Permission To Be You

February 23, 2020

Today I'm joined by author Melissa Camara Wilkins to talk about her book 'Permission Granted'. Melissa shares her story and talks about he she moved from trying to fit into everyone else's perceptions and ideas of who she should be, to connecting to her truest self. 

We discuss the challenges, benefits and costs of choosing to be your true self, including all your imperfections and messiness. Melissa explores the challenge of being your true self in front of friends who've only known you as your old self, and the grieving of leaving certain relationships behind - but explains how it's only when we embrace our true self we can find real connection.

Melissa then moves on to talk about how we can learn to listen to our intuition, and learn to trust ourselves, and grow in confidence in our true selves - and finally, to love ourselves as we are.  

You can find more of Melissa's work at https://melissacamarawilkins.com/ 

Poema S6 007 | Untangling Tales of Tarot with Wren Helmericks

Poema S6 007 | Untangling Tales of Tarot with Wren Helmericks

February 16, 2020

In this episode I welcome Wren Helmericks, a tarot reader and writer. In this episode we explore what exactly Tarot is, and what it isn't. Wren discusses the myths, fears and misconceptions about Tarot, and the genuine benefits it can bring to our lives and indeed to our spiritual journeys. 

Wren then does two readings live on the show - one for me, and one for all of you listeners. The one for me was hugely beneficial and demonstrates how useful and insightful Tarot can be. I'd love to hear your feedback on how the reading for listeners impacted you. 

There's so much we need to learn about tarot and Wren is a great teacher.

Find more of her work at untanglingtarot.com 

Poema S6 006 | Jess Lawrence on The Creative Muse, Writing & Editing

Poema S6 006 | Jess Lawrence on The Creative Muse, Writing & Editing

February 9, 2020

Today editor, fiction author and writing expert Jess Lawrence joins me on the podcast. We explore the challenges of discovering new creative ideas and different ways to release the creative muse. 

We also discuss the process and challenges of writing and editing, how writing even fiction can tap into our own stories and be healing and transforming, and using her own experiences, the challenge of finding courage to release your art into the world. And we touch on how so much of the creative process can both reflect and impact the stories of our own lives. 

Jess has great insight and understanding of the creative process and how it impacts & reflects our lives, this is well worth a listen. 

Find her online at @JessLaw247 and jesslawrence.co.uk  

Poema S6 005 | Maile Smucker on The Joy & Healing Power of Writing

Poema S6 005 | Maile Smucker on The Joy & Healing Power of Writing

February 2, 2020

Today I'm joined by the wonderful Maile Smucker, writer and author. Maile is also co-host of 'The Stories Between Us' podcast alongside her husband, multiple guest Shawn Smucker. 

Maile tells us her own writing journey, and the challenges of how she has continued to explore her own writing gift & calling as her husband's professional writing and publishing career has thrived. She also discusses writing's own power to heal and transform us, and how to find joy in the work, rather than the result - and in seeing other writer thrive. 

Finally we explore how in creativity and in particularly in writing, we're always trying to work out some fear, insecurity, issue, or question, and how doing this can bring healing and change.