James McCrae is an author, poet, creative guide, and meme-artist based in Austin, Texas. James is the author of two books: Sh#t Your Ego Says (Hay House, 2017), an autobiographical guidebook for quieting negative self-talk and reconnecting with intuition, and How to Laugh in Ironic Amusement During Your Existential Crisis (Thought Catalog, 2021), a book of poetry and memes about leaving your comfort zone to embrace the unknown. In his writing and art, he applies the principles of mindfulness and Eastern philosophy to modern life with humor and candor.
James’ articles on creativity have been published by outlets such as Forbes, HuffPost, and Yogi Times. His podcast The WAV (Words are Vibrations) explores the intersection of creativity, consciousness, and culture. He can be found on instagram at @wordsarevibrations and @starseedAF.
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2:48 – Self-Care as Surrender and Nurturing our Soul
- The busyness of self-care and how to distinguish when we’re enabling vs. when we’re in touch with the soul
13:56 – James’ divine journey from creative strategist to poet and meme artist
- How James manifested his first book and went from unknown and unpublished to best-seller
- Embracing life’s detours
28:51 – Spirituality and tuning into your intuition
- How to keep energy moving when we feel heavy
53:08 – Ayahuasca and plant medicine
- How David Bowie saved James from the apocalypse
- How generational trauma is stored in our DNA
1:04:46 – Aliens, other universes, and disinformation
1:20:18 – James’ new book “How to Laugh in Ironic Amusement During Your Existential Crisis”
- The importance of telling people we love them
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