118: You Can Be Progressive and Spiritual with Whitney McNeill

with host artist Miriam Schulman

This episode explores the intersection between spirituality and politics, and why they’re mutually exclusive. 

Some of the conversations I’ve had recently have been challenging people to think differently, and I fully believe this is an essential role of an artist, which is why I’ve integrated my views on racism, feminism, spirituality, politics, and life in general into The inspiration Place Podcast. 

When I speak out, I’m empowering others to use their voice and express their opinions and beliefs. I invite you to do the same and integrate all your beliefs and the ways you express yourself into your art. 

Put your art into your life and your life into your art.


In this podcast, you will discover…

  • Why you should let go of “us and them” thinking when it comes to political and spiritual beliefs.
  • Why you can’t assume that just because someone is using “spiritual” vocabulary, that they’ve adopted the beliefs of fringe groups that have co-opted that language.
  • Why as artists, we should never quiet our voices, whether that expression takes the form of artwork or words.

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About Whitney

Whitney is a Certified Medium, Certified Reiki Master-Teacher, Spiritual Mentor, Speaker, and Writer. She teaches spiritually ambitious souls how to connect to their Intuition and Spirit Guides and live their life purpose in abundance – Whether it’s through starting their own business or advancing in the corporate world.

She serves her community of over 30,000 spiritually ambitious individuals through her online program and weekly spiritual videos. Through her signature framework, 4 Intuitive Languages™, she helps her students understand how to receive their Intuitive guidance so they can make aligned decisions towards their life purpose.

Whitney has been a guest speaker for Amy Porterfield, Lily Dale, and at the Illuminate Film Festival for Suzanne Giesemann’s sold-out film, Messages of Hope. Her writing has been published in OM Times Magazine and she is a regular contributor for Screw the Nine To Five. Whitney resides in Sedona, Arizona with her husband and senior Dachshund, Ranger.


About the host, Miriam Schulman

In case we haven’t met yet, I’m an artist and founder of The Inspiration Place, where I help other artists learn how to profit from their passion. Through online classes, business coaching programs, and a top-ranked podcast, I’ve helped thousands of artists around the world develop their skill sets and create more time and freedom to do what they love. My signature coaching program, The Artist Incubator, helps artists go from so-so sales to sold-out collections.

A graduate of Dartmouth College and M.I.T, I initially pursued finance but after witnessing 9/11, I abandoned a lucrative hedge fund job to work on my art full time. Since then, my art and my story have been featured in major publications including Forbes, The New York Times, Art of Man, Art Journaling magazine as well as featured on NBC’s “Parenthood” and the Amazon series “Hunters” with Al Pacino. My forthcoming book with HarperCollins Leadership on how to make it as an artist is scheduled to be released January 31, 2023. When I’m not in the studio, you can find me hanging out with my husband, adult kids, and a tuxedo cat named Ebony. I’d love to invite you to check out one of my free resources for art lovers (of every passion level) at schulmanart.com/freebies


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Listener shout out of the week!

“Everything you said resonated with me! I’ve been feeling stuck, uninspired and definitely not playful in the studio. Thank you for letting us know that we’re not the only ones experiencing this and there are ways to move forward. This episode was like getting a hug from a friend.”

~Simone Elum, @simoneelumart

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I’m Miriam Schulman, your curator of inspiration.

I inspire art-lovers to reconnect with their creativity and profit from their art. Whether you paint simply for the joy of it or you’re serious about selling your work, and you’re ready to stop putting yourself on the back burner...You're in the right place. I've done it and I can inspire YOU how to do it too.

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