In this episode, I talk with Andréa Koehler about the power of coloring and its connection to mindfulness and self-discovery. Andréa Koehler is an expert in using coloring as a tool for relaxation and self-reflection. She shares her own journey with coloring and how it helped her tap into a flow state.
“Coloring engages three different types of brain activity, your creative brain, your kinesthetic brain, and your logical brain.” ~ Andréa Koehler
She also explains the science behind coloring and how it engages different parts of the brain, leading to a sense of calm and focus. Andréa breaks down the principles of the flow state and how coloring provides a framework for creative expression. She emphasizes the importance of active relaxation and how coloring allows the brain to process and solve problems.
We also discuss the impact of coloring on mental health and well-being, and how it can be used as a tool for self-awareness and mindfulness. We also touch on the connection between coloring and other non-cognitive tasks, such as walking or showering, and how these activities can quiet the mind and foster deeper connections with oneself and others.
Andréa shares her journey from creating coloring books to launching Coloring Broadway, a platform that combines mindfulness and musical theater. To learn more about Andréa Koehler and Coloring Broadway, visit coloringbroadway.com.
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About Andrea Koehler
Andrea is known by many names – That Coloring Lady, the Asker of Hard Questions, the Singer of Show Tunes – but, by far, her favorite is the Creator of Transformational Spaces.
She is on a mission to create a world where everyone knows how powerful they are and, to that end, she lives to create spaces for self-awareness and transformation.
As the founder of The Coloring Project and Coloring Broadway, she opens the backdoor to self-discovery using coloring as a tool for mindfulness, helping people quiet their inner critic so that they can access their inner “artist”, and sharing show tunes as a way express our emotions when words fail.
As a leadership coach and trainer, she will be kind and understanding, she will listen and reflect, AND she will ask you those “pointy” questions that make you want to flip her off but also make you think, ponder and step into your own power.
She’s hilarious and witty – at least in her own head – and when not coloring, you can find her at the theater watching a musical or on the Salsa floor dancing her feet off!
She’s driven by fire and passion and, “there’s a million things *she* hasn’t done … Just you wait.” She WILL break into show tunes without warning – so consider yourself warned.
Website: Coloring Broadway
About Tracy Crowley
Tracy Crowley has always been an entrepreneur. Whether it was making gowns for fellow Army wives, taking portraits in black and white, or working on her other businesses, she is always learning something new.
That passion for learning something new and giving something back collide nicely in this podcast.
Join Tracy for Good Life Stories, where simple curiosity brings out great stories, every single time.
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