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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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Jul 31, 2017
Are you looking to find more calm and contentment in your day to day life? Us too! Which is how we knew we needed to get today's guest, Catherine Beard of The Blissful Mind on the show come hell or high water. Catherine shared so many nuggets of wisdom during our conversation, from morning routines and her self-care power hour (genius) to finding your purpose, mindfulness, intentional living, resiliency and a whole lot more. She even shares about the new direction her life and career are taking and what that has meant for her. So grab a cup of something — tea, green smoothie, water — and settle in for an insightful conversation with a wonderfully insightful woman.

What about you?

How would you describe the current status of your life? Do you feel calm and contented, or are you feeling something else (better or worse)? What would it take to get you from here to there?  

The Episode:

 

Topics Discussed:

  • An introduction to Catherine Beard of The Blissful Mind
  • Blogging, capsule wardrobes, minimalism, and intentional living
  • The hard realities of being your own boss
  • Morning routines and the self-care power hour
  • What led Catherine to pursue the path of wellness
  • How Catherine got to holistic health coaching from blogging
  • Finding your purpose in life
  • What a holistic health coach actually does
  • The external pressures to be perfect and follow your our own advice
  • Authenticity, resiliency, and the human experience
  • Why Catherine says, "You are the expert on yourself."
  • What nourishment means to Catherine

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Jul 24, 2017
What role does creativity play in your life? Is it something you embrace and incorporate into your life or do you see it as something other people are blessed with but not you? Today's episode is all about the power of creativity and the way it brings more joy, introspection, and empowerment in our lives. We touch on the role creativity has played in our lives from the very beginning and then move onto the role creativity is currently playing in our lives and our evolution. What about you? What role does creative expression play in your life? How has it opened you up to new ideas and/or helped you to embrace the magic that exists all around us?  

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Topics Discussed:

  • How creativity took shape in our lives as children
  • Creativity as a way to find joy and appreciate the world around us
  • Creative expression is about more than just art
  • Anyone can be a creator
  • Capitalizing on the creativity when it shows up
  • Fear and creativity — pushing outside your comfort zone
  • The meditative quality of art
  • Creating who we are and what we're known for
  • Where else creativity shows up in our lives
  • Fostering creativity in children
  • The doodle game and letting your creativity loose
  • Embracing the journey and allowing creativity to take you where you need to go

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Jul 19, 2017

Hot off our conversation around female friendships, we felt compelled to bring the Nourish + Flourish community together in a space where we can talk about what we're working on, books we've read and been inspired by, and resources that have helped us along the way.

 

Link to join the group: 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/nourishandflourishpodcast

 

Can't wait to see you inside! And make sure to invite a friend (or ten) to join you. 

Jul 17, 2017

The transformative power of female friendships.

That’s what we're spending time talking about today. The power of friendships — particularly with the women in our lives — and how they've taken shape in our lives. Whether those friendships began with a sister or through other channels, friendships give us the space to grow, evolve, and comfort us when we need it most. Our conversation begins with the role friendship has played throughout our lives and ends with what we're currently looking for or craving. It's an honest discussion filled with struggles and insights. And it's one we hope you enjoy.

We want to hear from you!

What role do female friendships play in your life? Do you have women that you can turn to for comfort and fun, or are you craving something deeper?  

The Episode:

 

Topics Discussed:

  • What does friendship mean to us
  • Why are female friendships so difficult for us
  • Craving deep connections in our lives
  • What gets in the way of connecting and staying in touch
  • Friendship calendars and making friends as adults
  • Why female friendships are so important and worthy of pursuing
  • Are platonic (heterosexual) friendships even possible?
  • The divine feminine and how that plays a role with friendships
  • Relationships and the way they can replace the role of friendship
  • Pursuing friendships and how to bring more of them into your life
  • Friend soul mates
  • Nurturing friendships and how to show the women in your life that you care
  • How the online world has changed the face of friendship
  • Future topics to unpack around female friendships

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Jul 10, 2017

The moments that matter.

That's the phrase today's guest, Andy Hayes of Plum Deluxe, has anchored his entire life around. Andy went from a toxic job that was eventually going to put him in his grave to creating a community and company based on the values of slow living and savoring the moments that matter. We dive deep into Andy's journey, where his passion for slow living and mindfulness come from, the power of building community, and even why he chose tea as THE thing to sell. So grab your favorite cup of tea (bonus points if it's a Plum Deluxe variety!) and settle in for a really interesting, inspiring, and invigorating chat with Andy Hayes.

We want to hear from you!

How can you embrace the moments that matter in your life? Where could you stand to slow things down and savor the deliciousness that's happening around you?  

The Episode:

 

Topics Discussed:

  • An introduction to Andy Hayes of Plum Deluxe
  • The path that led Andy to where he is today.
  • The impetus for Andy to create change in his life.
  • Creating moments that matter and how that phrase has anchored Andy throughout his life.
  • Synchronicity and what happened when Andy finally quit his toxic job.
  • How Andy's mother's battle with cancer changed his life and outlook.
  • Why mindfulness is the cornerstone of Plum Deluxe's mission.
  • How the question, "Why are we the best version of ourselves on vacation?" really guided the ship.
  • Why tea?
  • The power of labels (literally).
  • Staying mindful when life gets busier, crazier, and fuller.
  • Knowing what you need and asking for it.
 

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Jul 3, 2017

Do you have big plans for your summer?

Do you have big plans for your summer? Because we do. And it involves a whole lot of relaxing, enjoying time outdoors, and taking better care of ourselves. BUT FIRST, we want to say a huge thank you to every who came to our wrap party and cookbook signing at Studio AM with Heather Crosby of YumUniverse. The evening was beyond anything we could have imagined and just helped to put a beautiful bow on the first season (and year of planning) for the podcast. We also wanted to give a special shout-out to Gluten-Free Goat Bakery & Cafe, and Levity. Today's episode touches on where Season 2 will be taking us, as we dive into topics like creativity, mindset, eating disorders, personal relationships, and moon cycles. We also have quite a few guests in mind that we want to bring on the show, so look for some fun (and insightful) conversations coming up. But before we do any of that, we wanted to talk about what's on our minds and bucket lists for the summer months. So settle in and get ready for a fun one. (Spoiler alert: we talk a whole lot about unicorns.)

We want to hear from you!

Do you have big plans for your summer? What (if anything) is on your bucket list and what do you hope to bring more of into your life?

The Episode:

Topics Discussed:

  • A recap of our Wrap Party + Book Signing
  • The inspiration for our Season 2 album art
  • Topics we'll be exploring during Season 2
  • Shoulding on ourselves
  • The illusion of perfection and sharing the best parts of yourself while hiding the rest away
  • Progress not perfection
  • Our summer bucket list (and goals)

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