Podcast 9 – Brave intuitive life with Flora Bowley

{Unbreakable: Episode 9}
Flora Bowley


Brave intuitive life

Imagine life as your canvas, but instead of having a clear plan that you stoically cling to, you let the art unfold and evolve as you go. When you start worrying and contracting in fear, wondering if this is it or if you are good enough, you remember, it is only paint- it is not life or death.

Flora Bowley artist, visionary and teacher, lets her brave intuitive painting style inform not only her art but her life as well – her art being the muscle building ground for a life less scripted.

And people love it.

Not only is Flora a successful artist in her own right, but she has found her purpose in leading thousands of women on their own brave intuitive journeys.

Flora also shares with us:
+ The gifts for everyone in asking for help
The courage of asking ” is this still working for me?”
+ How just like people, paintings need to go through something uncomfortable to have depth
+ Why being stuck is such a great sign – this is a beauty!!
Why it is okay and actually quite revolutionary to allow yourself to constantly change

Flora is living the dream, she is such an inspiration and one of my absolute heroes. I hope you love it.


Listen in:



Resources mentioned:

Papaya art

Brene Brown

And the raw painting Flora speaks about in our chat – here it is……


More about Flora:


Flora Bowley is a painter, creative pioneer, gentle guide and author of two books, Brave Intuitive Painting and Creative Revolution.

Blending over twenty years of professional painting experience with her background as a yoga instructor, healer, and lifelong truth seeker, Flora’s soulful approach to the creative process has sparked a new holistic movement in the intuitive art world — empowering thousands of people to courageously pick up a paintbrush through her intimate in-person workshops and popular online classes.

Flora lives with her partner, Jonathan, his son, and their dog, Pearl, in Portland, OR. Her own vibrant collection of paintings can be found in galleries, shops, and printed on unique products around the world.


Where to find her:

Website: www.florabowley.com
Facebook:  Florabowleydesigns
Instagram: Florabowley.com
Youtube: Florabowleydesigns
Pinterest: FloraBowley
Twitter: FloraBowley

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Nicole Mathieson

Hi, I'm Nicole Mathieson, a relationship and body image coach, couple therapist and author.

My relationships blog helps couples learn practical ways to cultivate a deeper understanding of one another, find safety and connection in relationships, navigate difficult conversations and repair after conflict.