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Join co-hosts Belinda Liu and Omar Brownson each week as they explore the mindful prompts and the flower illustrations drawn from the Gratitude Blooming cards. This space is reminder that you're not alone in your feelings. Join us for depth, inquiry, discovery, the realness of feeling joy and fearless gratitude. Listen everywhere you get your podcasts. Please rate, review and subscribe. New conversations each week. We want to hear what you're grateful for. Learn more at www.gratitudeblooming.com

Gratitude Blooming Podcast Gratitude Blooming

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    • 5.0 • 28 Ratings

Join co-hosts Belinda Liu and Omar Brownson each week as they explore the mindful prompts and the flower illustrations drawn from the Gratitude Blooming cards. This space is reminder that you're not alone in your feelings. Join us for depth, inquiry, discovery, the realness of feeling joy and fearless gratitude. Listen everywhere you get your podcasts. Please rate, review and subscribe. New conversations each week. We want to hear what you're grateful for. Learn more at www.gratitudeblooming.com

    Sometimes life happens to you, but it doesn’t have to crush you.

    Sometimes life happens to you, but it doesn’t have to crush you.

    This week’s Gratitude Blooming theme is trust represented by the Wildflower.  When times are tough, how do we trust enough to remain unmoving until the water clears itself?  
    Mario Jefferson’s story inspires us to create new personal narratives around trusting ourselves, each other, and the systems we exist in.
    As a black youth raised in the foster care system of the south, Mario witnessed life through failed family, community, religious and legal systems. Rather than being crushed by the violence and disillusionment of his upbringing, he found a way to maintain his sunny disposition on life.
    He traveled west to join the Occupy LA Movement, which became a critical turning point to leverage his natural gifts as a mediator, technologist and systems thinker in creating a new financial system we can all put our trust in, especially for his daughter and her future generations. 

    Learn more about our guest here:
    https://mirror.xyz/supercompute.eth/Sl1Gs5xO6lCCn_CYbxIBFzu4MNE8O71Z_n4B7BLPLzk
    We appreciate your support and help so we can bloom! Please take a moment to give us 5-stars and share a review.
    You can always email us at hello@gratitudeblooming.com. We want to hear from you!
    Check out the new Gratitude Blooming journaling notecards at www.gratitudeblooming.com.

    • 44 min
    Unleashing your voice

    Unleashing your voice

    This week’s Gratitude Blooming theme is Sing represented by the Foxglove NFT. We hear a powerful story of what finding your voice truly sounds like from Melissa Lau, principal of Seachange Coaching. Through the power of singing in a foreign language, she unlocks her unique voice, her heritage and her purpose, including the science behind the transformation. 
    Not only does Melissa focus on Mindful Leadership, but she has over a dozen years of business experience in the trenches — including consulting for Fortune 500 C-suite teams at McKinsey, and in senior leadership roles at top technology companies. Melissa believes that the key to leadership is to learn from nature.  Nature doesn't thrive in a mono-cropping culture.  All forms of diversity are welcome and necessary for thriving. 
    Her education includes a MBA from Harvard Business School, a BA from Yale, and a CPCC from the Coaches Training Institute.

    Learn more about our guest here:
    seachangecoaching.co
    melissalau.substack.com
    Collect the Foxglove NFT with the bee burrowing into the flower. 
    We appreciate your support and help so we can bloom! Please take a moment to give us 5-stars and share a review.
    You can always email us at hello@gratitudeblooming.com. We want to hear from you!
    Check out the new Gratitude Blooming journaling notecards at www.gratitudeblooming.com.

    • 45 min
    Finding your way back to authentic self

    Finding your way back to authentic self

    This week’s Gratitude Blooming podcast theme is Joy & Presence, represented by the Indian Paintbrush NFT. We hear from the artists about the inspiration for the flowing relationship between the hummingbird and the flower.
    We then talk with energetic therapist Kitty Folmer (MSc) who studied Clinical Psychology at the University of Amsterdam. She wanted an alternative to medications for the depression she had experienced in her youth. After graduating, Kitty immersed herself in healing and regression therapy in her search for truth and the meaning of existence.
    She found healing by connecting to the earth and through intensive training at the Barbara Brennan School of Healing. Kitty has found community and web3 spaces like ZenAcademy as a way to change the world.

    Learn more about our guest here:
    www.kittyfolmer.com
    www.art-is-alive.com
    Collect the Indian Paintbrush NFT with its dynamic hummingbird movements which are just beyond what is visible with the human eye.
    Find encouragement to practice with the Gratitude Blooming cards in our metagarden community on discord: https://discord.gg/MeRrhxKax4
    We appreciate your support and help so we can bloom! Please take a moment to give us 5-stars and share a review.
    You can always email us at hello@gratitudeblooming.com. We want to hear from you!
    Check out the new Gratitude Blooming journaling notecards at www.gratitudeblooming.com

    • 36 min
    Addiction: Everyday is a crossroads to hope

    Addiction: Everyday is a crossroads to hope

    This week’s theme is HOPE represented by the Azalea flower NFT. With recovery advocate Aaron Marks, we explore the biological and emotional impact of substance use. This knowledge comes from his own 17 years in recovery. He asks a very simple question to make addiction clear: If you were very thirsty or hungry, what would you do to fix that? 
    He is a leader in the space as the Co-founder of Misfit Robots, an NFT project building out Mental Health as a Service in Web3, President of the Board at a non profit treatment center, the Chair of the Prevention and Education Subcommittee for the US Attorney’s Opioid Task Force, a public speaker, and fierce advocate for reducing the stigma surrounding mental health and substance use disorder. 
    To keep the lights on he works in blockchain/crypto payments as the Transaction Services Sales Director at Circle.
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/AfromCLE and @misfitrobots
    LinkedIn: https://LinkedIn.com/in/aarondmarks
    Collect the Azalea NFT with its vibrant feeling of hope, even when life is its most challenging.
    Find encouragement to practice with the Gratitude Blooming cards in our metagarden community on discord: https://discord.gg/MeRrhxKax4
    We appreciate your support and help so we can bloom! Please take a moment to give us 5-stars and share a review. 
    You can always email us at hello@gratitudeblooming.com. We want to hear from you! 
    Check out the new Gratitude Blooming journaling notecards at www.gratitudeblooming.com.

    • 36 min
    Want emotional freedom? The stoic secret is in your reactions according to @Zeneca_33

    Want emotional freedom? The stoic secret is in your reactions according to @Zeneca_33

    Emotional freedom is learning you can’t control the world, but you can control how you react to it. We explore in this wide-ranging conversation with stoic-inspired NFT leader @Zeneca_33 how he overcame his depression, his relationship to alcohol, dropping out of law school to become one the driving forces in the world of NFTs and web3. 

    One key inspiration (and namesake for his online handle) is from Seneca, a stoic philosopher from 2000 years ago, who said, “Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.”   
    Another key inspiration for @Zeneca_33 relates to the Gratitude Blooming theme of Friendship, represented by the nasturtium. He gives credit to the “unending conversation” he has with his best friend for helping him be where and who he is today. 
    Collect the Nasturtium NFT with its two pollinating bees and the theme of friendship as a reminder of who you appreciate in your life. It’s also a great way to support us sharing more gratitude in the world. 
    Finally, in the meme spirit of web3, go touch some grass today! 
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Zeneca_33
    Newsletter: https://zeneca33.substack.com/
    Website: https://www.zenacademy.com
    YouTube: https://youtube.com/c/zenacademy333
    Discord: https://discord.gg/zenacademy
    Find encouragement to practice with the Gratitude Blooming cards in our metagarden community on discord: https://discord.gg/MeRrhxKax4

    We appreciate your support and help so we can bloom! Please take a moment to give us 5-stars and share a review. 
    You can always email us at hello@gratitudeblooming.com. We want to hear from you! 
    Check out the new Gratitude Blooming journaling notecards at www.gratitudeblooming.com.

    • 39 min
    Beyond mindfulness with UK psychotherapist and Misfit Robots co-founder Marianne Le Coyte Grinney

    Beyond mindfulness with UK psychotherapist and Misfit Robots co-founder Marianne Le Coyte Grinney

    We are part of something bigger than ourselves. This week, we are joined from the UK by psychotherapist and co-founder of Misfit Robots Marianne Le Coyte Grinney. 
    Together, we explore the systems of care that are essential to our mental health and the Gratitude Blooming theme of Sorrow, represented by the flower the Touch-me-not. 
    Marianne reminds us that mental health at its most basic level is a simple way to talk about the health of our brain. 
    Some simple practices introduced by Marianne to help get grounded: Pay attention to your screen time. Less is better. Get rest. And recognize that FOMO happens. It’s okay to feel and to figure out what will make you feel better. 
    Lastly, Marianne introduced the practice of autogenics, a method to support relaxation. It means “coming from within”. The practice supports connecting to your own nervous system and to calm it down. 
    Learn more about Marianne’s mental health work in web3 at https://twitter.com/MisfitRobots
    Collect the ephemeral Touch-me-not NFT as a powerful reminder for what matters to you and a great way to support the show. 
    Find encouragement to practice with the Gratitude Blooming cards in our metagarden community on discord: https://discord.gg/MeRrhxKax4
    We appreciate your support and help so we can bloom! Please take a moment to give us 5-stars and share a review. 
    You can always email us at hello@gratitudeblooming.com. We want to hear from you! 
    Check out the new Gratitude Blooming journaling notecards at www.gratitudeblooming.com.

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

Stevie-ray888 ,

Wise, thoughtful, and inspiring

Always thought provoking, this excellent podcast reminds us of the need to cultivate —continuously—values dear to our hearts. I always discover something wonderful with each podcast!

Casual tracker ,

Authentic and heartfelt connection

This podcast is one of my favorites! Each episode is a chance to sit down with two down-to-earth, thoughtful individuals and listen to them reflect on nature-inspired themes relevant to day-to-day life. I particularly like the vulnerability and self-reflection that the podcast invokes. It’s rare for a podcast to illicit such vulnerability.

jk384016 ,

A podcast that walks the talk and is a catalyst for the world

Every episode I’ve listened to so far has provided timely perspective and reflection. Omar and Belinda dialogue with each other at a beautiful pace, leaving room for powerful silence. I feel like I’m in the conversation with them. The artist and community reflections are wonderful too. This podcast has deepened my practice with the GB card deck as well.

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