81 episodes

The Growing Gardenias podcast is a safe and affirming space for us to heal and grow together. This is your soft place to land where you are seen, validated and heard as you are navigating the difficulties of your healing journey. Each week, we provide you with insight, advice, emotional support and tips to tackle issues related to trauma, mental health, healing, and the other hard things we don't like to talk about. Through vulnerable and candid conversations, you are reminded that you are NEVER alone in the struggles you face. Welcome, let's grow and heal together! 🤍

Growing Gardenias Niara Jasmine

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 79 Ratings

The Growing Gardenias podcast is a safe and affirming space for us to heal and grow together. This is your soft place to land where you are seen, validated and heard as you are navigating the difficulties of your healing journey. Each week, we provide you with insight, advice, emotional support and tips to tackle issues related to trauma, mental health, healing, and the other hard things we don't like to talk about. Through vulnerable and candid conversations, you are reminded that you are NEVER alone in the struggles you face. Welcome, let's grow and heal together! 🤍

    Damaged Parent, Broken Child: Is it Worth Fixing?

    Damaged Parent, Broken Child: Is it Worth Fixing?

    Is it? Join me as I discuss whether mending a damaged relationship with a parent is worth it? It’s completely up to you! Tune in to hear more of this conversation and my own experience with this decision.



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    • 20 min
    The Fear of Failure

    The Fear of Failure

    Atichyiphobia (n): an intense fear of failure.



    Everyone is afraid to fail, but has your fear stopped you from going for your goals? From taking risks? From trying? If it has, that fear is something that needs to be worked through. Let’s change our definition of failure.


    If you enjoyed this episode, follow the show for more and please leave me a rate/review! Thank you for sharing space with me. I'm sending you love and light on your healing journeys. 🤎



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    • 19 min
    Give Yourself Permission to Rest

    Give Yourself Permission to Rest

    Have you been taught that you have to earn rest? That it is a luxury and not a necessity? If you have, I'm here to tell you that's false. We are worthy and deserving of rest and should be prioritizing it. Join me as I discuss why you may not be giving yourself permission to rest and how you can overcome this. Tune in!



    If you enjoyed this episode, follow the show for more and please leave me a rate/review! Thank you for sharing space with me. I'm sending you love and light on your healing journeys. 🤎


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    • 20 min
    You're Allowed to Take a Break From Healing

    You're Allowed to Take a Break From Healing

    Healing is a necessary part of growth, however it’s possible to be doing too much healing work. When you become hyper-focused on working through traumas, you will burn yourself out. Rest is equally as important as the work you do for healing. Take a pit stop on the journey. You are allowed to do that. Remember this is a journey, not a destination. Join me as I discuss the importance of taking a break in your healing journey and what that looks like. Tune in!

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    • 20 min
    Why Didn’t I Trust Myself? Unpacking Shame

    Why Didn’t I Trust Myself? Unpacking Shame

    We’ve all experienced shame and may still be experiencing shame for certain things that have happened to us. It can be hard to acknowledge that we are struggling with these negative feelings. Join me as I discuss the journey I’m currently on with healing my shame and what this looks like! Tune in.

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    • 25 min
    A Message to My Younger Self

    A Message to My Younger Self

    What message would you give your younger self? I would tell mine: I wish you could see how special you are. You are so loved and valued, even when you don’t see it. Keep going. Life is turning out great for us. I know it's hard to believe that things are working out, but they are. You've overcame everything you experienced. You are safe now. Join me as I get deep and share some things I would tell my younger self. I urge you to also think about some of the messages you have for little you. Tune in!

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    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
79 Ratings

79 Ratings

littleo_919 ,

Helped me

Niara has the best advice and words. It always comes at the best times when I need it the most

giivcfry ,

This Podcast waters my garden!

I feel like I need to be seated with a cup of tea when I listen, lol. The episodes are short, sweet, and so edifying! Perfect for the morning commute, lunch breaks, or anytime you have a few minutes to yourself. It’s just good content overall.

YourFavoriteNinja ,

It feels less like a podcast and more like a conversation between friends

I have been listening to Growing Gardenias since it’s early episodes, and each episode feels so much more intimate than the last! I adore how Niara brings light to often times difficult topics and helps voice what we all might legitimately be feeling and might not feel comfortable expressing aloud. Her anecdotes are relatable, and she never feels ‘preach-y’ when sharing advice or tips on how to navigate what may otherwise be sensitive topics.

The growth that I can see and feel in Niara as a listener of the show for some time really helps motivate me on my own journey of healing and self love. It’s not an easy road to travel, and it’s even harder when you feel alone on this path. Tuning in every Sunday has become a part of my self care routine, and I look forward to each and every new episode that is released! Give the show a listen, you won’t regret it!

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