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Nourish + Flourish

Nourish + Flourish is a podcast about navigating the often difficult terrain of finding what nourishes you — mind, body, and soul — so that you can flourish. Co-hosts Emily Levenson and Betsy Brockett may have different upbringings and diagnoses, but they do have is a shared interest in health and healing. Emily + Betsy wanted a space to explore all of the nuances surrounding health and wellness and to have deeper conversations about those topics.
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Jan 30, 2017

When we first came up with the idea for the Nourish + Flourish Podcast, food was top of mind.

The way we eat has been a major catalyst in our own health journeys and is something we are both interested in speaking with others about. In order to lay the groundwork for those future conversations, we thought it was important to share about our own evolution with food. 

We start from the beginning with the context of food in our family of origin and then work our way through stepping out on our own, how diet transformed our health for better or worse, and the kinds of foods we eat today.

While our experiences with food were (and are) vastly different, we have both come to a place of understanding that food is a powerful tool on our journey towards better health and happiness.

We'd love to hear from you!

What has your journey with food been like? How has your eating evolved as you've taken charge of what goes onto your plate and into your mouth? Are you in the process of making any big changes in the way you eat?

You can hit is us up Twitter (@nandfpodcast) or send us an email.

Topics Discussed:

  • What we ate when we were growing up
  • How things changed when we became in charge of our food
  • How being diagnosed with cancer changed Betsy's relationship with food
  • Our evolving relationship with food
  • Betsy's journey to plant-based eating
  • The shift from food being fun and enjoyable to be problematic
  • Emily's journey into vegetarianism
  • Living with food intolerances
  • The normalization of discomfort
  • Struggles inherent in making dietary changes

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Jan 23, 2017

Have you ever wanted to learn more about tarot? We certainly did! So we enlisted the help of local card slinger and high-vibe boutique owner, Leslie McAllister of Juju to dive deeper into the topic. Leslie shared the basics of tarot, how she got into it, and how tarot helps people see what they need most.

We'd love to hear from you!

Have you ever dabbled in tarot? If so, what are your favorite decks and resources? And if not, what's stopping you? You can hit is us up Twitter (@nandfpodcast) or send us an email.

Topics Discussed:

  • Leslie McAllister's soul journey
  • Leslie's family lineage with tarot
  • Tarot as spiritual therapy
  • The light and shadow side of tarot
  • The fear factor when it comes to tarot
  • Betsy's experience working with Leslie
  • Leslie's journey reading tarot
  • Leslie's favorite tarot deck
  • Being a messenger and empath versus a clairvoyant or psychic
  • The power of crystals and stones
  • How to choose your first deck
  • Tarot versus oracle decks
  • Upcoming events at Juju

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  Photo credit: Michael Fornataro for WHIRL Magazine

Jan 16, 2017

Optimal sleep, while necessary to thrive, isn’t always easy to achieve. Sometimes it can feel like that elusive unicorn when insomnia, anxiety, or any of the many variables in life get in the way.

In today’s episode, Emily and Betsy talk about their individual challenges and solutions in the endless pursuit of a good night’s rest. From meditation to digital detoxes, ideal bedroom environments and nutrition influences - it’s all a big puzzle.

We’d love to hear what helps or hinders you from getting a good night’s sleep.

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Find the show notes with links to all resources shared and some quotable nuggets at nourishandflourish.us

Jan 9, 2017
It’s January, and that means resolutions and goals are at the top of everyone’s minds. Particularly when it comes to exercise and moving our bodies more. In today’s episode, we're talking about movement, motivation, and benchmarks for success. Through it all, we're both looking to make movement a priority in our lives so that we can take care of our bodies, minds, and overall health. We’d also love to hear from you! What does movement (and exercise) mean to you and what are your benchmarks for success? Do you measure success outside of weight loss or body measurements? If so, how? And what do you to stay motivated when things get difficult (or busy)? Hit is us up Twitter (@nandfpodcast) or send us an email.

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Topics Discussed:

  • Movement versus exercise
  • Movement as a self-care practice
  • Adjusting to new bodies, post pregnancy and surgery
  • Personal goals around movement and health
  • Why we’ve both chosen to embark on a regular yoga practice
  • The power of benchmarks when it comes to making changes
  • How we find motivation during the low times
  • Staying accountable, regardless of whether you do it alone or have a partner to help you
  • Yin Yoga and the fountain of youth
  • The importance of diversity in movement
  • Seasonality in movement
  • Measuring success outside of weight loss/physicalities

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Quotables:

[bctt tweet="Movement is a passive, casual, integrated practice. It’s a given, not a daily hurdle. — B. Brockett" username="nandfpodcast"] [bctt tweet="This year is all about flow, abundance, and joy. — @emilylevenson" username="nandfpodcast"] [bctt tweet="When you don’t have your health, what else really matters? — Betsy Brockett" username="nandfpodcast"] [bctt tweet="I have to think every day that I’m giving a gift to my future self. — Betsy Brockett" username="nandfpodcast"] [bctt tweet="You’re never going to regret spending 30 minutes doing yoga. — Betsy Brockettt" username="nandfpodcast"] [bctt tweet="If you do anything to the extreme, it gets boring. Your body craves spontaneity. — @emilylevenson" username="nandfpodcast"]  

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Jan 8, 2017
Episode 2 is all about daily routines — morning, evening, work related — and how they help to set in motion the kind of day we want. Betsy has always been curious about how people structure their days and, in particular, their mornings. She is more of a structured morning person, while Emily is more of a fly-by-the-seat-of-her-pants-wanting-to-sleep-in-as-long-as-possible kind of morning person. In the end, Betsy and Emily are often in search of the same ultimate goals and aspirations even though they have taken drastically different paths to get there.

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Topics Discussed:

  • Our current morning routines versus our ideal one
  • High energy times of day
  • Control versus flow in our mornings
  • The importance of benchmarks or goals for the day
  • Yearly intentions
  • Self-care and sleep
  • Taking action versus being more planful
  • Bullet journaling as a way to track progress
  • Curiosity as the antidote to boredom
  • How life has a way of shifting perspectives on goal setting and routines
  • Nighttime routines and the importance of sleep
  • Managing stress and anxiety
  • Doubling down on love in the coming year

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Quotables:

[bctt tweet="The goal of my mornings is to feel inspired, to get focused, and then to do my work." username="emilylevenson"] [bctt tweet="In my perfect world I would get everything I need to do for the day done by lunchtime." username="cured_life"] [bctt tweet="It’s much easier to go with the flow than try to stick with what you think is always going to work." username="cured_life"] [bctt tweet="If I can get anchored in how I want to feel today, I can make choices based on that." username="emilylevenson"] [bctt tweet="Next year I want to focus on owning it. The good, the bad, the ugly. It’s all mine." username="emilylevenson"] [bctt tweet="The only guaranteed day is today." username="cured_life"] [bctt tweet="You have to be mindful of what is entering your consciousness every day. " username="cured_life"]

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Jan 8, 2017

Welcome to our inaugural episode of the Nourish + Flourish Podcast! We’re excited to be embarking on this journey together and wanted to share a bit more about who we are, why we started this podcast and the kind of content we want to focus on. 

Topics Discussed:

  • Who we are
  • The key components of our own health and transformations
  • Why this topic is so important to us
  • Being in control and in tune with our own health and wellness
  • How we connected
  • Our personal evolution with health, food, and wellness
  • Where we see Nourish + Flourish going
  • Why being a jack-of-all-trades is a good thing
  • Refusing to shy away from difficult or taboo topics

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