OnlineBound Podcast Episode 11

On sleep, creativity and self-care for online teachers

October 7, 2021

Today I’m joined by Clara Starr, the creator of the Your Sleep Guru podcast, to talk about sleep, creativity, and self-care. Clara’s work has helped me improve my sleep and calm my anxious thoughts. I hope you’ll find this conversation helpful and soothing.

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Discussed in this episode:

  • How Clara came up with the idea for her one-of-a-kind podcast by “lucky accident” during her creative experimentation
  • The steps of her creative process, how long it actually takes to create one episode, and how she deals with perfectionism
  • The exact strategies to help you break the anxious circle and get a better sleep

About Clara Starr

Clara Starr is a narrative artist, who grew up in East Anglia in the UK. When she wasn’t at school, she was exploring the beaches, rivers, and forests near her family’s farm. Her experience of spending time immersed in the wild inspired a deep love of nature.

Fast forward to adulthood. After seven years working for a national news network in the United States, Clara had burned out. The stress of deadlines, exposure to the news, and working the night shift had wreaked havoc on her health and sleep pattern. At this time in her life, she decided to move away from the city to the Western North Carolina mountains. Here she reconnected with nature and started meditating. Both healed her well-being, sleep disorder, and sense of self.

Clara is the creator of Your Sleep Guru podcast, and her work has helped me improve my sleep and calm my anxious thoughts. I hope you find this conversation helpful and soothing.

Follow Clara

? Website:

? Podcast: Your Sleep Guru

? Audio online course: Natural Sense: Nature-Based Meditations

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OnlineBound is created and produced by Elena Mutonono and edited by Hanna James. Podcast notes, branding, graphic design, and tech support by Veronika Palovska. Podcast music by James Martin.

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