The Written Compass

Hosted ByDr. Shana Hartman

A podcast for inspiration, education, and activation of powerful new narratives in the world of business and life from heart-centered folks just like you.

Episode 30: You Are Never Out of Ideas

What do I write about?

I used to get this question every time I introduced a new writing assignment to my undergraduate and graduate students.

And, I always did the same thing–I paused, looked them square in the eyes, and asked with love “What do you WANT to write about?”

In this episode, I share how we are never really out of ideas when we connect to ourselves and our core messages. I also share some easy places in your business and life to find idea gold:

  • Your favorite emails
  • Your non-promotional social media posts
  • Your program content
  • Your conversations

I also offer a quick guided closed-eye embodiment moment to get you connected to yourself and your words so you can get writing!

If you want to learn more about how to keep the ideas flowing, head over to for more resources. Shana Hartman is a Ph.D. turned embodied writing coach. Her 15+ years of experience as an English professor informs her work now as the CEO of Synergy Wellness, a multifaceted company that serves her local community of Shelby, NC through massage and BodyMind Coaching, and Synergy supports others virtually through coaching programs focused on using the wisdom of the body as a guide for creating an abundant life. Her favorite way to listen and get embodied is through writing! She is most known for supporting heart-centered business owners in getting their amazing messages out into the world in a powerful book. When not coaching and working with her clients, she can be found hanging with her family of five in her 1924 home in Shelby or exploring a new city with her hubby, Jeff. Connect with Shana on Instagram @shanahartman_