The Gentle Rebel Podcast is a weekly podcast for introverts, Highly Sensitive People and anyone who might think of themselves as a creative misfit. The show is dedicated to exploring a variety of themes that help to encourage, inspire, and equip people: those who want to make the world a better place without getting overwhelmed or burned out.

My Goal

My goal is to help you create the impact you were born to make in a noisy, absurd, and often overwhelming world. I am a Highly Sensitive (social) Introvert and have built a portfolio career around my creative pursuits since 2009. I will share with you my experiences as a “Gentle Rebel” in a world that doesn’t seem to stop shouting and assuming weird truths. Week by week I unpack some of the subtle and absurd challenges that we face when we choose to live differently and challenge the status quo.

My Hope

My hope is that it will help you find your voice, create your purpose, and live with passion so that you can flourish as the Gentle Rebel you were born to be, trekking your own as yet untrodden path.

Beware of False Scarcity

Just Because You Want To, It Doesn’t Mean You Have to [Podcast]

We spend a lot of our lives reacting to impulses, offers, and opportunities. Our urges tell us to grab things before they disappear (scarcity). At this time of year we…

From Inferiority Feelings to a Full Blown Complex

#257: What Happens When Feelings of Inferiority Turn into a Full Blown Complex? [Podcast]

You experienced feelings of inferiority, from the moment you were born. They helped you grow and develop as a human. This is why a child strives to copy others. It…

#256: How to Disagree Without Name-Calling and Childish Labels [Podcast]

It seems rare nowadays to disagree with someone without it descending into sweeping labels and name calling. Do you ever miss having grown up conversations about complex issues?

#255: Are You Protecting The Most Important Stuff in Your Life? [Podcast]

It’s a natural human instinct to protect stuff. It’s an intrinsic part of our historical survival strategy; to protect the source of basic needs like shelter, food, and family etc….

Find the Courage to Be Disliked

#254: Do You Have Enough Courage to Be Disliked? [Podcast]

I recently finished reading, The Courage to Be Disliked: How to Free Yourself, Change Your Life, and Achieve Real Happiness by Kishimi and Koga. It’s a great introduction to Adlerian psychology;…

Interview with Massimo Pigliucci

#253: Your Philosophy for Everyday Life – In Conversation with Massimo Pigliucci [Podcast]

In this week’s podcast I talk to Massimo Pigliucci, who is the author of How to Be a Stoic: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Living. He unpacks the main principles of…

In Conversation With Cameron Airen

#252: It’s All Just a Story We’ve Been Told to Believe – With Cameron Airen [Podcast]

I just read a passage from The Courage to Be Disliked about value judgements. ‘The Philosopher’ says that feelings of inferiority arise when we compare ourselves to others. For example,”I’m…

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