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59: Creator Burnout Solutions?

12/08/2018 , 2m, 59s

Pondering things after listening to YouTuber Elle Mills talk on the PatreCon stage...

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58: Uh Oh, New Podcast Idea?

12/08/2018 , 2m, 59s

Don't worry, this one isn't going anywhere.

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57: Idea Gluttony

11/14/2018 , 2m, 58s

Honestly, if you have any tips for managing this, I'd love to hear them...

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55: So I'm halfway thru PatreCon...

11/06/2018 , 2m, 59s

Inspired. No spoons. What is life right now.

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54: Me? A Hiking Buddy?!

10/28/2018 , 2m, 55s

Friends are a rare advent for me...at least real friends who see me and get me.

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53: Special Offer Poster Jitters

09/20/2018 , 2m, 45s

I'm doing something I've never done before, and it requires putting myself out there. SIGH. I'm nervous that everyone will be annoyed by my Patreon poster push, lose all of their respect for me, and simply not be interested in my (what I think is cool) offer. In other words, just a normal day!

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51: Good Cat News

09/08/2018 , 2m, 53s

I really needed this win today! Eternal thank you to my awesome vet, Westchester Veterinary & Cat Center. Please send Anakin good healing and health vibes as we finish up this treatment and move to aftercare.

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50: Labor Day FOMO

09/06/2018 , 2m, 24s

All that said, I am truly grateful that I am ABLE to work and that I have jobs.

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49: You’re Here?!

09/06/2018 , 2m, 10s

So grateful for you. Yes you. You listening and reading right now.

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48: I Networked and Socialized!

09/06/2018 , 2m, 56s

I'm so glad I went to this awesome Patreon meetup. Creators must stick together!

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47: My Other Podcast is a Rolls Royce

04/28/2018 , 3m

I’m totally kidding.

But if you’re curious, it’s called Underscore.

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46: Could a Pop Fan Like My Music?

10/13/2017 , 3m

Don’t make assumptions about other people’s taste in music.

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44: Gig Hangover (Part 1)

10/11/2017 , 3m, 1s

Long gigs (and events) always make me feel hungover the next day.

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43: Reasons to Sit In a Parked Car

10/09/2017 , 3m, 1s

sensory isolation…warmth…comfort...cocoon…focus...

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42: October Mood (Part 4)

10/03/2017 , 2m, 21s

Part 4/4. Current mood. It is October 2, 2017.
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41: October Mood (Part 3)

10/03/2017 , 2m, 47s

Part 3 of mood.

40: October Mood (Part 2)

10/03/2017 , 2m, 45s

Part 2. Current mood. It is October 2, 2017.
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39: October Mood (Part 1)

10/03/2017 , 2m, 49s

Current mood. It is October 2, 2017.
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38: Free the Fidget Spinner

09/02/2017 , 2m, 59s

Truth be told, I like fidget cubes much better than fidget spinners (and I like other toys, materials, and stim activities more than I like either of those things). But still: Don’t ban them just because the neurotypical public may have “ruined” them and made them annoying for everyone. Many autistic and ADHD people like myself use them and rely on stimming activities or toys to relieve anxiety and pent up emotion!

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37: Training a Radio Voice (Part 2)

09/02/2017 , 3m, 1s

Part 2 of 2.
Tell me what you think of my voice! I’m honestly curious...

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36: Training a Radio Voice (Part 1)

09/02/2017 , 2m, 55s

This is part 1 of a two-part episode.

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35: Fiction is Boring

08/20/2017 , 3m, 1s

This is super weird to admit, considering I have a huge literary background… But hey, a few autistic people I’ve met apparently relate! 😬

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33: Pro Tip: Propose a Specific Date

08/19/2017 , 2m, 46s

Not very articulate, but you get the point. Be direct. Be specific. Have a deadline.

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31: Why I Tweet #365hd Every Day

08/01/2017 , 2m, 59s

Feel free to join in! Just use the hashtag #365hd to share daily positive moments.

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30: Failed Relaxation Attempt

06/17/2017 , 2m, 59s

Relaxing is so much harder than I expected. Do I need to meditate? Give me tips!

Lord, I'm sorry for the annoying noise. I think I was half asleep when I made this...

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29: Not Fitting Into the Queer Scene

06/13/2017 , 2m, 59s

Happy Pride Month!

Links to cool organizations by and for queer people of color. Support them! Master list is here

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28: I'm Okay Today!

06/12/2017 , 2m, 59s

I need to remind myself that some days, I'm okay.

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27: Quick Tip For Introvert Networking

06/08/2017 , 2m, 58s

I’m the WORST networker, but this one trick has helped me out a lot.

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26: Virtual Friend Dates

06/08/2017 , 2m, 56s

Single and asocial AF. Thank god for Netflix, the Internet, and my two long distance best friends.

25: Sleep Woes (Part 2)

06/08/2017 , 2m, 59s

I anticipate it won't be easy to change my sleep habits, but I want to try. If any listeners have tips, I'm all ears! chrysanthe@chrysanthetan.com

24: Sleep Woes (Part 1)

06/08/2017 , 2m, 56s

It's been a problem since I was 4 or even younger.

22: Cambodia = Home

05/25/2017 , 2m, 58s

Hard to explain though...

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19: Performance Nightmare Coming to Life?

03/18/2017 , 3m, 1s

Performers, test-takers, presenters...we've all had these nightmares. They suck. Cross your fingers for me! I hope to have positive updates in a couple weeks!

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18: I Hate Being Called A Classical Artist

03/18/2017 , 3m

I have SO MANY THOUGHTS AND FEELINGS this'll have to spill over into future episodes. Curious for your thoughts too!

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17: Taking Things Slow

03/18/2017 , 2m, 59s

Annoyingly necessary, especially when preparing for something important.

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16: Going to Bed Alone

03/18/2017 , 2m, 57s

It's a joy. And I feel kind of bad about it. But not really.

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15: In Defense of Technology Taking Over

02/18/2017 , 2m, 59s

PRAISE THE HOLY HEAVENS FOR TECHNOLOGY

I don’t fear the encroachment of technology on our daily lives. I embrace it. Actually, scratch that: I eagerly welcome and took forward to it.

Note to Self Podcast
For People With Disabilities, New Technology Can Be Life Changing

Feel free to send me your strong opinions either way…

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14: Start an Everything Journal

01/02/2017 , 3m, 1s

Rules for an Everything Journal
1) Embrace imperfection. You’ll make mistakes and cross things out, and that’s OKAY.
2) Write, draw, scribble, tape ticket stubs and other memories…do anything!
3) Literally, do whatever you want. Don’t be hard on yourself.

Additional tips:

  • If you have writer’s block, look back in your old Everything Journal(s). You may find gems!
  • I personally use a Moleskine Large Music Notebook, because it has both blank and music staff pages.

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13: Start a Positivity Jar

01/02/2017 , 3m

How to start a positivity jar
1) Get a jar (or clear receptacle)
2) Cut a ton of strips of paper (so you don’t have to cut them throughout the year)
3) Write little sentences on the paper strips whenever you feel like it. Fold strips, toss in jar, and watch your positivity jar fill up!

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12: Survey Obsession

11/11/2016 , 3m, 1s

Blame it on my shy childhood, preference for written communication, and obsession with data…

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10: Did I Really Just Cry?

08/12/2016 , 2m, 59s

What. Is happening.

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9: Why I've Taken Such A Long Break

08/12/2016 , 2m, 58s

I took a 5 month break from podcasting because...

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7: Why I Hate Goodbyes

03/20/2016 , 3m, 1s

It’s like sex on Valentine’s Day.
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6: Storytime: Barbie Rocks

03/16/2016 , 2m, 32s

I really did want to be an archaeologist. May have also wanted to be a Barbie.

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5: Are You a Procrastinator or a Pre-Crastinator?

03/12/2016 , 3m, 1s

When we pre-crastinate, we get tasks out of the way very quickly, rather than waiting on them. I tend to pre-creastinate on more trivial tasks, while I continue to procrastinate on serious goals. Pre-crastination can ease our mental burdens and make us feel temporarily accomplished for having achieved a small goal. One potential way to harness the positive effects of pre-crastination is to break down our big goals (the ones we tend to procrastinate on) into smaller, manageable chunks. That way, we can still benefit from confidence boost of more frequent accomplishments while tricking ourselves into making progress on our real, procrastinatory goals.

Pre-Crastination: The Opposite of Procrastination by David A. Rosenbaum and Edward A. Wasserman for Scientific American

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4: Power of a Haircut

03/04/2016 , 3m, 1s

Haircuts - aren't they amazing? Wearing my hair how I want to wear it (as opposed to how others want to see me) is a small but empowering act of self-affirmation. What's your relationship to your hair? How do you affirm yourself?

PS: Screw what everyone else thinks. This is about you.

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3: How to Recover From Disappointment

02/26/2016 , 2m, 59s

Woke up disappointed. Somehow turned my day around. This is how.

Note: Please do not confuse disappointment and sadness with depression. Depression is something much different that I also do experience, but that was not the case this morning.

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2: Musical Interpretation Game! - query, defy, echo

02/23/2016 , 2m, 57s

My first musical episode! For this one, I randomly selected a few words from my Patreon suggestion box and interpreted them with my violin. If you'd like to join my Patreon and give me suggestions for my next batch of musical interpretations, you can do so here

Here are the words I play in this episode query: to ask; to question defy: to challenge the power of; resist boldly echo: to resound with an echo (a repetition or close imitation) Thank you to Kevin Hsu, Tyler Ford, and Paola for those verb suggestions!

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1: Perfectionism Kills

02/20/2016 , 3m

The agony of perfectionism, my embarrassing confession, and a book recommendation for fellow perfectionists.

PS: I ended up changing the name of the podcast shortly after recording this, but I’m keeping the episode anyway. All in the spirit of accepting my process, right?

Book recommendation: Show Your Work by Austin Kleon

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