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The Creative Spirits Podcast

42 EpisodesProduced by Kate Darnell&Sherrie MccarthyWebsite

Kate Darnell of Gumboots By The Sea & Sherrie McCarthy of Creative Mermaids share the raw and the real of creative life on a spiritual path in this wounds to wisdom transformational podcast. If you are looking to join a discussion on creativity, motherhood, the messy middle and bringing Spirit (howe… read more

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Creative Spirits Season 4 Interlude 3: Kate Darnell: Ramblings to an Awakened Healer

May 19th, 2019


This week’s interlude is an interview with Kate Darnell on her book of poetry:  Ramblings to an Awakened Healer

Awakened Hearts - Awakened Souls - …

Creative Spirits Season 4 Interlude 1: An Interview With Jo Jo from Tree Fox (@tree_fox_)

May 1st, 2019



We are opening season 4's interludes with an interview with JoJo from Tree Fox who offers the most decadent looking handcrafted herbal offerings from her shop. We knew she was the person to talk to about taking care …

Adulting is Hard & Emotions Are Real aka Podcasting As Mothers To Young People

April 24th, 2019


The final episode of season 4 of Creative Spirits is a throwing down of being allowed to feel emotions as we talk through what  expectations   bring us, as well as do to us.

Today we talk about what story is creating …

Sweet Surrender

April 11th, 2019


This week’s podcast is all about the ultimate and most difficult aspect of rooting to rise: sweet surrender.

It is one thing to tell yourself you are …

Money Honey

April 6th, 2019


Today we are talking money blocks, needs, desires and everything in between.

If money makes you feel squishy or antsy then check out this week's episode!

Allowing Yourself To Be Who You Are To Become Who Are Meant To Be

March 26th, 2019


 “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” 

Ralph Waldo Emerson

This week’s episode continues to look into how you root to rise and to do so we …

Divine Timing, Being Supported & The Bliss of Accepting The Wonder of You

March 20th, 2019



Trust in timing is what everyone recommends and yet it is so difficult to allow.

How do you know if you are truly where you need to be? What is …

Your Permission Slip To Be Fabulous

March 12th, 2019


 We, the Creative Spirits podcast, hereby give you permission to drop the fear of backlash, fight against tall poppy syndrome, and live your life to …

Episode 4.2 Change, Holding Your Power & Being Able To Stand In It

March 5th, 2019


 Wind and turtles have Sherrie slightly distracted in the beginning, but this episode is all about the messy glory of change and bringing in a new age!

Today we are talking about some of the events that need to happen …

4.1Using Your Own Light To Ground Yourself & Illuminate Your Way

February 27th, 2019


Season 4 of Creative Spirits has begun! And we are so excited to welcome back our regular listeners and saying hello to all the new ones! We love you …

Interlude 3.3 - Magic, Self Love & Healing: A Talk With Jenna Nelson of Lucy Moon Co

February 13th, 2019


Today Kate is talking with Jenna Nelson of Lucy Moon Co about witchy goodness, essential oil bliss, connecting with self and the magic of just starting.

Too often we draw back in fear of competition, being one of many, …

2019 Interlude 2 - Spirit Leads - We Trust - There is Magic in Doing

January 26th, 2019


The Creative Spirit Code/Process
Spirit Leads - We Trust - There is Magic in Doing

Today’s episode is all about the Creative Spirit podcast, the hows and the whys we decided to start the podcast and why showing up …

Year in reflection...or NOT...

January 9th, 2019


Interlude 1 of season 3 was to be a review of the last year and how much can change in a span of one circle around the sun.

But once record was hit it quickly went into honoring your heart's desires wherever you are …

Gumboots By The Sea Energy Forecast for 2019

January 1st, 2019


Today’s episode is a special one! In honor of the New Year Kate is sharing her Gumboots By The Sea Energy Forecast for 2019!

Set your goals and intentions for the new year with the aid of Kate’s energy forecast for 2019!


December 25th, 2018


Merry Christmas Creative Spirits listeners! Today we are talking about one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself: the permission to show up in all of your glorious imperfections!

We are talking about being …

Episode 5 We Are Going There! The Wounded & Awakened Healer: Our Choices To Stay The Victim or Be E

December 19th, 2018


So here we are Creative Spirits Listeners! That not so easy place to be or talk about, or the perceived safety of the wounded healer.

And we are talking about healers today because we are all responsible for our own …

Kicking The Need For External Validation To The Curb!

December 11th, 2018


Warning! We are passionate in this episode and some adult language is used! Not a lot, but some did slip out!

If you need a permission slip to start …

S3 E3 Creativity Through Movement & Self Care

December 6th, 2018


All things are pointing towards getting in contact with yourself through music and movement in this week's podcast!

We give you permission to give yourself permission to enjoy your life and your creativity to it's …

Season 3 Episode 2: Learning To Enjoy The Ride As The Reward

November 27th, 2018


This episode is about exploring the idea that there are no rewards.

Step back, take a deep breath, and think about how freeing our world and life …

Season 3 Time For You! Episode 1: Self Care While Still Showing Up In The World

November 21st, 2018


Season 3 is here! And it is all about Time For You!

In this episode Kate and Sherrie look at that ever maddening balancing act, how to know when you need to stop and rest and how to know if you are acting out in self …

Interlude 3: Kate's Healing Session With Sherrie

November 14th, 2018


Sherrie takes Kate on her own healing journey based upon The Celtic Book of the Dead: A Guide for Your Voyage to the Celtic Otherworld by Caitlín Matthews but using it with Brian Froud’s Fairy Oracle Deck.

Using the …

Interlude 2: A healing Session With Kate

November 7th, 2018


Our last 2 interludes are a real treat! First a healing session with Kate and then one with Sherrie!

We wanted to take our listeners on an insiders tour of what it is to have a session with each of us - and yet we are …

Season 3 Interlude 1: Pursuing Your Passion To Write In Face Of All Fears

October 30th, 2018


Today our beloved Kate is fulfilling her birthing partner duties but I still loved speaking with Mariëlle as this went beyond the usual “ra ra write …

Root To Rise: Grounding Our Energy & Coming Into Self

October 24th, 2018


We are finishing season 2 of BeLiving in Self with an episode on how important it is to root into our energy to come back into self. Deep roots allow for you to reach for the sky without falling over.

We also talk about …

Energetic Upgrades

October 16th, 2018


On this episode, we are talking law of attraction and energetic upgrades!

Everyone imagines that mindset changes and abundant living are like a switch that we flip. Then when we find ourselves stalling our not calling in …

Accepting The Now While Working Towards A Goal

October 9th, 2018


This one is a windy episode! And perhaps that reflects so many of our inner experiences around the topic: How to accept the now while we work towards …

The Guts To Create

October 2nd, 2018


Following up our conversation from last week’s episode we dive deeper into what self-acceptance takes and why we shouldn't be afraid of the murkier …

You Are Enough: Quit The Quest For Perfection & Embrace You!

September 25th, 2018


Here is the thing wonderful creative spirit: accept the messy middle phase, stop fighting that time in the cocoon, stop judging your real life to …

Taking The Lid Off!

September 18th, 2018


This week’s podcast is all about taking the lid off! In more ways than one! Being unapologetic, showing up as ourselves, embracing our light and …

S2 E2: Knowing When To Act: Mama Intuition & Self Love

September 11th, 2018


Kate & Sherrie are talking mother intuition and tuning in to know when to act and when to stay put, all in the name of self-love and living …

Season 2 BeLiving In Self Episode 1: Rituals for Self Care & Returning To Self

September 4th, 2018


Both Kate & Sherrie know what it is like to drown in motherhood. It can feel so good and yet you wake up wondering how things got so bad.
This episode was inspired by our talk with Tarah Abrams when Kate spoke about …

Interlude 3: Our Chat With Tarah Abram Of Juicy Living

August 28th, 2018


The third and final interlude between season 1 & 2 of Creative Spirits has a very special guest!

Tarah Abrams of Juicy Living By Design. Tarah is an author, essential oils advocate, meditation teacher and …

Interlude 2: Sherrie talks Pen Names & Lynn Francis

August 21st, 2018


In this second interlude episode Kate and Sherrie talk about Sherrie's latest release; the short story The Kitsune Wife, part of her Samurai series under the name of Lynn Francis.

Sherrie talks about giving herself the …

Season Interlude -Kate Darnell Presents Poems To A Wild Gypsy Spirit: A Dance With The Divine

August 14th, 2018


Today’s podcast is a very special episode! Kate launches her second book Poems to A Wild Gypsy Spirit.

As always, this podcast is not just the launching of this book into the world. We explore not only the book (Kate …

Episode 8 -Comparisonitis

August 9th, 2018


We have all been there. Just as it is hard sometimes to stop the Bigger Faster More ego train, it can be hard to stop the comparision game.

No matter how intent we are on staying in our lane, our eyes stray and we start …

Episode 7 -Allowing In Faith & Working With Spirit

August 9th, 2018


This episode is all about the big F. FEAR. Which may explain why it begins with Kate & Sherrie in hysterical laughter. In this episode we walk our talk.

You can not be a human being and not experience fear. It comes …

Episode 6 - Opening Up To Your Voice & Strengthening Your Throat Chakra

August 9th, 2018


After Episode five's talk about boundaries Episode 6 could only have been about one topic: strengthening your throat chakra so you could find and use …

Episode 5 -Boundaries for Creativity and Spiritual Connection

August 9th, 2018


How do we have it all? A thriving creative practice and healthy relationships with friends and loved ones? it all starts with boundaries and …

Episode 4 - Life Changing Magic of Living with Intention

August 9th, 2018


With a new moon just 2 days as of publication (coming up July 12th 2018!) Kate and Sherrie talk intentions, new moon rituals and going after your …

Episode 3 - Gratitude to Catapult us!

August 9th, 2018


Too often we use gratitude to cap us instead of catapult us. Today we're talking gratitude practice as in "Thank you universe! More please!"

Episode 2 -The Regular & Spiritual Practice Of Words To Wisdom

August 9th, 2018


Welcome back to episode 2 and this one is all about the regular and spiritual practice of turning our wounds into wisdom. Learning to lean in and …


August 9th, 2018


Kate and Sherrie met in level 1 of Harness Your Healing Brilliance by Sarah K Jones and had their relationship cemented in level 2. Both were mothers who realized they were burning their candles on both ends.

Drawn by …

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