Abbie Cardwell: RSD, Morning Pages & being “dialed to 11”

1h 5m | Jan 23, 2023

Episode 121 with Abbie Cardwell.

“I was always told that I was a bit too much. It’s like our volume has been ramped up to 11.”

Abbie is an accomplished musician living in Byron Bay, Australia. She has won several awards and was also a competitor on Season 1 of Australia’s The Voice.

In addition to her music, she also owns Abbie’s Alchemy, a gorgeous line of eco-friendly cleaning products. Listeners in Australia can use the code DOPAMINE LOVE for 10% off.

Abbie & I talk about the experience of rejection sensitive dysphoria as an artist and how that can lead us to hide from the things we love most in life. We also talk about the ritual of Morning Pages (from Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way) and getting out of our own way so we can rediscover our passions. And we discuss how the term “hyperarousal” feels like a better fit than “hyperactivity.”

Abbie’s song “Underground.”


Instagram: @abbiecardwellmusic

Episode edited by E Podcast Productions

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