A Bursting Heart
An Interview with Janelle Hardy

September 21, 2019

Interview by
Joanna Harcourt-Smith

In this week’s episode Janelle Hardy speaks with Joanna about: breaking through the resistance to write; getting older and letting go of perfectionism; a bursting heart; discovering the mythologies that we’ve been raised in; the taboo of the sensuous; the inarticulate belief systems we inherit; support of the body for writing; an ancestral visitation; lessons from doing carpentry work; tapping into the foundation of those who came before us; the tale of the seal woman; sensitivity and navigating between two worlds.

Janelle Hardy is a writer, artist, host of the Personal Mythmaking Podcast and the creator/teacher of a 5-month transformational memoir-writing course called The Art of Personal Mythmaking. She’s a born and raised Yukoner, a solo mother, who has been working as a trauma-informed bodyworker in the hands-on healing arts fields for 13+ years and as an artist (writing, painting and dance) for 17+ years. Throughout that time she’s taught adults out of her living room, arts centres, universities and community colleges. For the past 4 years she’s integrated all of her expertise, including a BA in Anthropology, an MA in Dance and a Diploma in Structural Integration, into supporting people in their creative healing work via the alchemy of transformational memoir writing.

“I Can’t Sit Still”, original music by Evarusnik

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