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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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Sep 25, 2017
Today's episode is all about our shadow self, or the dark parts of ourselves that we'd rather not acknowledge or shine a light on. Unfortunately, burying those qualities in the sand or turning away from our lesser liked qualities only makes them grow stronger and louder. So let's take a walk on the dark side and embrace the less positive aspects of our selves. Because the real question isn't whether you have a dark side, it's whether you acknowledge your dark side.

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Do you view self-care as an act of self-love and compassion? If so, what does that look like in your life? If not, how would you define the concepts of self-care and self-love?  

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Topics Discussed:

  • Aspects of our selves that we don't like — AKA our shadow selves
  • The downward spiral of being late
  • Staying present to the shadow aspects of ourselves
  • Addictive personalities and behaviors
  • Red flags and warning signs of when things are out of control
  • Impulsivity, regrets, and drama-filled living
  • Forgiveness and empathy for the parts of yourself that you don't love
  • The gifts of discomfort and pain when creating change
  • Our connection to "things"
  • Clearly defined values and how that sets the tone
  • Using the shadow aspects as an indication that something is off
  • Curiosity versus judgment and reactivity
 

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Sep 18, 2017
Even though we've talked about self-care in a previous episode of the podcast, we thought it was important to return to this topic and touch on a very specific aspect of self-care and how it relates to self-love. That's right. Taking care of yourself is the ultimate act of self-love. By making time for yourself and putting your needs at the top of the list, you are showing yourself (and your Self) love and compassion. Because when you don't, it leads to feelings of depletion, resentment, anger, and living out of alignment. All things that we've experienced when we fail to put our own needs first. So grab a (hot) cup of something and settle in for an intimate discussion around self-care and how it translates to loving up on ourselves.

We’d love to hear from you!

Do you view self-care as an act of self-love and compassion? If so, what does that look like in your life? If not, how would you define the concepts of self-care and self-love?  

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Topics Discussed:

  • Self-care as a form of loving up on ourselves
  • Taking a break and what that really means
  • The myths around time and productivity
  • The weight of resentment and anger and what brings those feelings to the surface
  • What self-love looks and feels like
  • Holding the space without giving too much of yourself in the process
  • Needing to feel it to heal it
  • Closure, healing, and the gifts in every situation

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Sep 11, 2017
We're sitting down with Sloane Davidson — founder of Hello Neighbor and all around wonderful woman — to talk about getting involved in our communities and creating an impact in the world we live in. Whether you've been inspired by the current political climate to be more socially active or have always wanted to make a difference in your community, Sloane will inspire you to do what you can to inspire change.

We’d love to hear from you!

What has your philanthropic path been? Is there anything big or small that you've been wanting to devote your time, talents or treasures to?  

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Topics Discussed:

  • An introduction to Sloane Davidson and Hello Neighbor
  • Sloane's path to social change
  • Giving where you can, when you can
  • Using tools like social media to build connections online and off
  • Clictivism and choosing how you share your time, talent, and treasure
  • Philanthropic goal setting
  • The power of starting small and building from there
  • Work-life fit versus work-life balance
  • Time is the greatest treasure we have
  • How refugee and immigrant status is a human issue and not a political one
  • Getting back to basics by supporting neighbors the people in your community
  • Refugees, Internally Displaced People (IDP), and the resettling process
  • Nourishment on a community level
  • What nourishment means to Sloane on a personal level

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Sep 4, 2017
Last week we touched on a popular topic from the N+F archives: yoga. This week we're revisiting THE most popular episodes in N+F history, which was all about daily routines and staying organized. We thought it would be fun to dive a little deeper into the organization side of that conversation. We cover basic ideas for getting organized, to-do lists and priority setting, clearing up digital clutter, the power of accountability, setting long- and short-term goals, creating rituals, and setting ourselves up to succeed. It's a fun conversation — one where we both walked away with some new tools and solid reminders of why the tools we love so much are actually helping us to stay organized and focusing our attention on the things that matter most.

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How do you organize your days? What do you do to stay on top of your days and get the things done that matter most to you?  

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Topics Discussed:

  • This is a follow-up from the most popular episode in N+F history
  • The power of waking up to a clean environment
  • The night before and how to set your self up for success
  • Embracing the mantra of "If you see it, clean it." and the 2-minute rule
  • Setting aside time weekly to respond to email and clear out the digital clutter
  • Revisiting the to-do list and how we use them now
  • Digital resources to keep track
  • The power of accountability and collaboration
  • Organizing photos and digital files
  • Home-specific goals and cleaning in bite-sized chunks
  • Food prep and weekly menu planning
  • Setting yourself up to success
  • Getting everyone in your household on the same page
  • Cutting out all other distractions
 

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