When I think back on this last year, transition is the word that comes to mind. We are literally transitioning into a new year, but I'm sure everyone went through some form of transition this year: a new home, family additions and losses, job changes, and more. And as we grow through those transitions, our plant collection evolves too. I personally went through a tremendous transition this year and my plant collection and plant parent personality completely shifted. These transitions in my plant parenthood brought up a lot for me: feelings of shame, failure, or almost a rigidity to stick with what I used to do. In moving through this transition, I found some really helpful practices and concepts that helped me ebb, flow, and grow that I wanted to share with you today. So, this episode is rather different than our other episodes: it’s highly personal and I get into the nitty-gritty of some behind-the-scenes of this growing business and my life. No ads, no interviews, no guests—just checking in!
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In this episode we learn:[00:56] Why transition is an important conversation today[02:26] How Maria’s plant parent personality and plant collection have changed this year[03:37] What to expect from this year-end episode[05:45] Maria’s questions to YOU, the listener[08:03] How the Bloom and Grow listener community inspires Maria and the podcast[11:00] Why plants improve our lives[11:30] Updates on the Bloom and Grow Radio podcast[13:40] The different transitions Maria went through this year[15:05] Planty practices to find more joy and stillness in your life[15:16] Why you should have your morning coffee with your plants[18:13] The benefits of engaging with plants during the day[20:23] Shifting how you see plant care and your plant number[22:09] Explore your plant curiosity[23:02] Use planty affirmations and some of Maria’s personal examples[25:44] Maria’s big announcement![30:27] A very special (and secret) snippetMentioned in the conversation:Growing Joy: The Plant Lover's Guide to Cultivating Happiness (and Plants) pre-order links: Amazon | Bookshop.org
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