{Podcast} The Nasty Habit That’s Destroying Your Kick Ass Creative Edge


The light is dim.

The candles are dancing for each other and all is quiet.

You are the only person in the room.

But you’re not alone.

Because you can’t break the filthy habit you don’t know you have. You can’t stop the insanity if you don’t know how it started.

I’m on the other side of it now and I can’t even tell you what a huge difference kicking this habit has made in my writing and in my life.

Come now, that’s a ridiculous thing to say. I have a podcast and I CAN tell you.

So I spill it in this new episode because I want your hottest, unique art happening. And this could mean the difference between a killer creative project and a mediocre one.

Have a listen and I’ll clue you in on one simple change (but maybe challenging… maybe really challenging in which case I humbly recommend listening to this podcast alone in the dark while wrapped in something warm and soft and cocoon-like) you can make to your morning routine that will dramatically enhance your ability to dig deeper within and access the unique creative goodness that only you have.

SPOILER ALERT: It’s not meditation, though if you are not meditating on the daily, start immediately. (After listening to this podcast – try to focus, love).

It’s not coffee either (WHAT).

It’s this:


What say you, my friend?  Are you game for this?  As always, I welcome your thoughts and comments.

“How we spend our days is of course how we spend our lives.”

– Annie Dillard from The Writing Life

The light is dim.

The candles are dancing for each other and all is quiet.

You are the only person in the room.




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20 thoughts on “{Podcast} The Nasty Habit That’s Destroying Your Kick Ass Creative Edge

  1. Anonymous

    Hey, Babe, this is perfect <3 Loved the podcast and how you explained not reacting and creating new things :) I loved the quote too about how we spend our days & lives <3 And, this thing about #11 is awesome and there is no doubt that I won't want to be a part of it. I am IN with my hands high :D My mail is is 'darsh0000@gmail.com' ;) Hoping for 11th Feb to come soon :P Love you & your unique thoughts ;)

    1. Allison Marie Post author

      Hello, hello gorgeous you,

      Thank you so much for tuning in and I’m thrilled to bits that this one resonated for you. That. Is. The. Best.

      Thank GOD you are in for the goodies on the 11th. It would NOT be the same without you. You know this. :)

      Love you, too my dear. Your support and energy mean more than I can say. Blessings, blessings and Sat Nam.

      Stay fierce on your game. X

  2. Mark Vitrano

    Allison Marie you are such a breath of fresh air, a joy, a comfort. You so magically, mystically, beautifully convey a simplicity of being that is transcendent and reminds us of what we know, yet so often forget…so many of us search for something outside ourselves to fill voids, emptiness we perceive; when truly we already possess what we seek within. We just have to remember, reconnect with the truest parts of our soul, that source from which all joys flow. Thank you so much for this beautiful and timely reminder.
    Much love ღ Namaste

    1. Allison Marie Post author

      My dear Mark,
      Your words, your engagement, your light, your spirit. There is SO MUCH about what you said here that I am beyond grateful for. I thank you, I honor you.
      We do forget, we all do. But here in this place with exchanges like this one – we remember who we are. This is the Gift.
      You say it perfectly, friend. Just gorgeous.
      SO much love to you, and Namaste, angel.
      Stay fierce. ;)

  3. Doug

    Allison, I so appreciate your work. Sometimes when I write, I have a large number of followers that feel like I wrote just for them. My writing elicits an emotional, personal response. I think you achieve this frequently.

    1. Allison Marie Post author

      What an absolutely gorgeous comment, thank you so much, dear Doug.

      It is a true blessing to connect with each other in a visceral way, isn’t it?

      It’s both human and divine.

      Sat Nam, dear one.

  4. Samira

    I absolutely love you. This podcast brought me to my knees. Tears spilled and my heart ached, knowing everything you said was true. That I was killing and destroying my gifts by reacting to the world by way of my fucking phone. I will buy an alarm clock and I will endeavour to break this nasty, evil habit. Love and light always. Sat nam 🙏🏻

    1. Allison Marie Post author

      Oh babe, so much love for you. SO MUCH. In the grand sense, these are not “my” words, you know this. These are the words given to me and if they hit you hard they were meant for you. You are so loved, so loved. I’m so honored and blessed to be in this with you, my beautiful creative monster friend. We all struggle with this, all of us. I’m standing right here beside you. We defend the light – it’s not easy. But we are so damn strong. Sat Nam, angel. Xxx

  5. Elusive Trope

    “it’s always more rich and less hollow than you suspect.” quite profound. yet as in the circumstances I am in tonight I find that allure of such can undermine those connections that are meaningful to one’s self. life is nothing but a paradox, or so it seems.

    1. Allison Marie Post author

      Life is indeed a beautiful paradox. Balance is key. And yet I find in these hyper-social times, the voices in praise of embracing the stability and nourishment that solitude supplies can never be too loud.

      Thank you for engaging. :)

  6. Anonymous

    Hey Allison,

    I added a comment here last Wednesday but can’t seem to find it now. I really loved this post of yours and as I mentioned the same alphabets of CREATE & REACT are unique, so is the way you see this world and share your thoughts. Eagerly waiting got #11 :D Love and smiles to you <3

    1. Allison Marie Post author

      Hello, hello gorgeous soul,

      Thank you SO MUCH for returning and I offer my sincere apologies if your comment was lost – I do not see it in my comments list.

      I adore the connection you made between CREATE & REACT – isn’t it tremendous how the universe winks at us. ;)

      I am so STOKED to release the first edition of the monthly private emails this Thursday the 11th.

      I worked on it over the weekend to fine tune some things and . . . Darshith . . . it is so good. I truly deeply feel it will lift you up and offer you a higher expression of love and light. I am honored to serve you, dear one.

      See you Wednesday, also, I hope!

      Biggest love and hugs to you, angel.


  7. Ray Sharp

    So, it’s nice to hear your voice. Adds another dimension to words and images, to hear the human voice, your voice, Allison Marie. I used to post some audio poems. Might have to do it again.


    1. Allison Marie Post author

      Hello hello Ray, thank you so much for listening in. I hope you found this useful. And I totally agree that adding the dimension of voice gives the space more depth. I highly encourage your audio poetry! It’s enjoyable to record, isn’t it? Feels alive in a different way. ;) X

    1. Allison Marie Post author

      Welcome, welcome Tracey,
      Your comment totally lights me up! I am so thrilled to have your presence here in this space. Knowing you find it soothing is the BEST, guy.
      Thank you endless for engaging and for taking the time and care to leave your thoughts. Stay fierce. :)

  8. Carolina

    What a beautiful post dear wonderful Allison! I am here sit in the dark of my magic solitude were I just listened your awesome Podcast. I enjoyed every word of yours, Such truth about everything and the phone I am in your side and spot on this , I am so looking forward to the 11 <3 In love and light

    Btw angel you may like to read my Haiku Magic Solitude http://yesterdayafter.com/2016/01/30/haiku-magic-solitude/

    1. Allison Marie Post author

      Carolina! My beautiful, talented, light filled soul sister, I am so thrilled to hear from you. Thank you thank you for taking the time to listen and share with me your GORGEOUS comment. I love everything you say. It feels like we got to be together and chat for a little while, which is the very best.

      I can’t wait for the 11th either! I have some very special things for you at our email “after party” ;) xx

      So much love and brilliant light your way, angel of all things creative. Sat Nam.

      (P.S. THANK YOU for inviting me into your solitude haiku – I cannot wait to read it. I know it will be elegant and lovely as are you. Xx)


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