A Muse's Daydream: Creative Journeys to the Present

A Muse's Daydream: Creative Journeys to the Present

Hi. It's Jill Badonsky. This podcast is short, funny, inspiring stories I wrote and narrated about the present moment. It is rumored I am an author/illustrator of three and a half books on creative mindfulness, inspirational humorist, performance poet, creator of Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coaching Certification Training, workshop leader, and certified yoga instructor. www.themuseisin.com www.kaizenmuse.com P.S. Don't text while driving


September 19, 2023 8 mins


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Jill Badonsky

The Script :
I’ve always identified with Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale, the ugly duckling story… maybe that’s why I don’t eat duck or why I should. 

I wasn’t exactly a swan born in a fam...

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Brought to you by Kaizen Muse Creativity Coaching Certification Training

 Written, narrated, and engineered by Jill Badonsky  
Music and sound effects by Epidemic Sound

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September 3, 2023 6 mins

William James, philosopher and psychologist observed,   “… when we reach the end of our days, our life experience will equal what we have paid attention to, whether by choice or default.” 

 I’m over 60., but I don’t care,.  I don’t choose to pay attention to my age most of the time “Age is only a number.” 

 There are occasional reminders that I’m not the number 20 or 30– Getting out of a chair after sitting for a while is interesting...

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Ever find yourself in a job where you don't recognize who you are anymore? "Sold your soul to the company store?" I did for 10 years. It made me cranky but ultimately gave me compassion, resilience, confidence, and the determination never to eat duck again... so to speak.

Learn to facilitate creativity groups and/or recognize and celebrate the depth of your creative self by taking the Modern Day Muse Facili...

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August 20, 2023 9 mins

This episode is about how moments in childhood predict who we are as adults including  jumping too soon into pools and relationships.   Everything's better with humor and creativity.

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August 14, 2023 9 mins

We continue on this journey of  misguided  creative adventures  you may not want to try at home - adhd has it’s hazards, but stay tuned to A Muse’s Daydream, it also has its advantages.

This episode includes a home far far away I once lived in with the wrong person, Martha Stewart Christmas ornaments, a tow truck and a firetruck, hitting bottom both literally and figuratively and finding refuge in writing and art. 

It’s titled For Fr...

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August 7, 2023 6 mins

This  is a story that begins in the Miami sun with wobbly sailboats incarcerated in the straight lines drawn by a well-intending mom and ends with... wobbly sailboats sailing free. It highlights the advantage of perseverance which is a by-product of finding the joy in the process and not worrying how things look. There are advantages of being a perfectionist with ADHD. You may have read it before, I posted it earlier, but now...

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Hi Listener,

If you've been in earshot of me randomly bending a stranger's ear or at one of my workshops or trainings, you've probably heard the story I'm about to tell you.  I share so maybe a little light is shed on the poison of perfectionism as it relates to doing three of the most important parts of the creativity:

1. enjoying the process
2. enjoying what you've done.
3. sharing it with...

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July 3, 2023 4 mins


I wrote this poem a few years ago when I was single. I'll still single, but in two weeks, I'll be married. Yet, I will still be living alone because that's what we decided was best for both of our independent artist mentalities.

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Written, narrated, and engineered by Jill Badonsky

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June 20, 2023 6 mins

It's Jill. This episode I explore a Georgia O'keefe quote that goes like this: “When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for the moment.

Did Georgia O'Keefe really like flowers? You'll find out in this episode.

Script here and free workshop registration

The Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coaching Certification Training is coming up in August.

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May 3, 2023 4 mins

I'm not really in New Mexico... this is an encore episode to go along with the theme in this week's Muse letter of seeing things differently but also finding the beauty in things we see as the same. It has the full script of the episode as well as some creative prompts and pretty paintings. You can find that here.

Voice of Antonio: Robin Brisebois
Music: Epidemic Sound
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April 15, 2023 4 mins

The script is here if you want to follow along.

Written, engineered, and edited by Jill Badonsky

Some traditions need to be examined, and maybe modified if they're not fun.
Some of us would rather high-five than bow, some of us would rather blow bubbles in our chocolate malts than act too serious.

I had fun writing this podcast. I find when I have a dry spell, I just submit to the silly, the absu...

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March 28, 2023 4 mins

Don't quit your daydream. 
Daydreaming is the source of infinite creativity.      

Unlike any other form of thought, daydreaming is its own reward.  ~Michael Pollan

Daydreaming incubates creative discovery.      `Daniel Goleman

He does not need opium. He has the gift of reverie. ~Anais Nin

Creativity Workshop: April 19

Here's other places I hang out

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March 1, 2023 7 mins

 My hangouts can be found here.

It's rainy here in San Diego. I wrote a poem and podcast last year about rain. I was in an Airbnb for two months because my bathroom was being renovated. It seemed fitting to send it to you again..

Here's the writing 

"I’ve been taking a masterclass from poet, Joy Harjo.  She says -- one of the elements to writing good poetry is listening. Everything has something to say. ...

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January 31, 2023 10 mins

Written, narrated and engineered by me, Jill Badonsky 

This was written in 2020 to help us get through, you know, that thing in 2020. But it's also relaxing for 2023 and beyond.

Embrace the Wabi Sabi

Here's a little newsletter with prompts to go along with it.

Here's where I hang out.

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Upcoming art and creativity programs www.themuseisin.com

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December 12, 2022 6 mins

This is a Re-re-release of the episode called Rain because it just feels like people need a little relaxation and reverie during this time where the contagion, politics and the threat of climate change is exhausting us. Plus the holidaze.  When I listened to it again, it seemed new, that's the nice thing about forgetting stuff. And it's raining in San Diego right now.

Written, engineered, and narrated by Jill Bad...

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June 13, 2022 2 mins

Hi! Thank you for listening.

This is a replay from last year, but I have to admit I laugh everytime I hear and thought you might need a laugh.

Check out www.themuseisin.com for more inspiration.

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Written, engineered, and narrated by author, illustrator, mindfulness/creativity teacher, Jill Badonsky

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May 29, 2022 11 mins

What happens when olives don't agree with Zeus?
Who is the mother of the nine Muse's?
How do we keep our creativity going during fear and despair?
I'm pretty sure this podcast answers those questions.
Written, engineered, and narrated by Jill Badonsky

Guest voices:
Robin Brisebois and Kelly Kirchmar-Heger
Birds in the background by birds in the background
Apologies for mispronunc...

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May 16, 2022 9 mins

What if you could call a hotline to get ideas? I did and for SOME REASON it required a lot of patience. But I did get a pizza out of it, you might get a tip or two about your creativity.

Explanation of where Wild Abandon Art and Writing Came from

Voice Actors:
Robin Brisebois - he's an architect
Sadie Spikes, Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coach
Nicky Pitman - Master Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coach
Kim S...

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April 28, 2022 12 mins

A relaxing romp ... into roses.  A tour to serve as a little vacation from  your stresses that can also feed your creativity.  At least 12 metaphors - send me a list of them for a drawing for a copy of the book, The Awe-manac: A Daily Dose of Wonder

Written, narrated, and engineered by author/illustrator, workshop/retreat leader, Jill Badonsky.

Music by Epidemic Sound.

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