Louise Warren is a Life and Creativity coach as well as a nationally touring Singer/Songwriter. She has trained with both the Beautiful You Life Coaching Academy and the Creativity Coaching association. Her mission is to empower creatives to stay in their lane, self-care, dream big so they can shine brighter than ever in their biggest masterpiece of all: their lives.
What does Zest mean to you and how does this show up in your life?
Zest to me is running on a full tank with enough to pour over. It’s meeting your own needs so you bring a high-charged energy to everything you touch. It’s realizing you have the power to create a life that you want from the inside and radiate that outward.
What are your daily non-negotiable’s: your must-haves or must-do’s?
I HAVE to have time with my planner, a good book and a cup of tea or coffee every day. I need that alone time to center back in and figure out what my goals are and how I can meet them today. Without it, I feel like I’m bobbing up and down mindlessly. Lately, I’ve also realized the huge benefits to moving my body every day have had on my mental health too. I also do “morning pages” from Julia Cameron’s book “The Artists Way” to connect with my inner-self and creativity every morning.
Who inspires you and why?
I’m inspired by the women who are CREATING their lives rather than passively living them. As a singer/songwriter and lover of anything creative, I know how empowering it is to sit down and write about my experiences (heal them too!) through music. As cheesy as it sounds, life is that too for me. (cue my Forest Gump impression “Life is like writing a song”) When I get the inner stuff clear, the outer stuff aligns beautifully. But it starts with me every time.
How have you overcome heartbreak & disappointment, and how did you unbreak your Heart ?
I think the worst thing that you can do when you feel heartbroken or disappointed is to neglect your needs. Often, I would feel anxiety and worry during those times that would pull me away from focusing on what I actually needed. “Parenting myself” (or leaning into self-care practices), helped fill me up so I could deal with the heartbreak I was feeling. The beautiful part is all you really have to do to this is get quiet, listen to your needs, and then act accordingly. It’s amazing how that process can powerfully change your life when you simply show up for yourself.
Tell me about balance in your life and how have you achieved this.
Balance to me is accepting that there are seasons to life. I refuse to get mad at myself anymore if my season comes with a lot of rest or complain if it comes with a lot of busyness. Because I know, truthfully, I control it. I could say no to a job or yes to coffee with a friend. I’m in the driver’s seat and the boundaries are mine to create and enjoy!
What’s upcoming on your agenda?
I’m in creation mode for my very first online course for creative folks who want to lean into self-care. I’m excited to share it because it’s a real life account of everything I did to fill up my internal reserves and love myself better.
My books are also open for a few more clients! I LOVE working one on one with creatives who need a self-care tune up or just want to get in the right headspace for their latest pursuit!
There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. – Martha Graham
A Fun fact about me is ….
I write and sing all of my own music at LouiseWarrenMusic.com and last year released my first full-length album called Lavender Sound.