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Jessie has lived in Texas for 20 years now (half her life) and still ponders "what makes a Texan?" Prickly and Blooming is a weekly conversational podcast hosted by Jessie Browning *now focused* on the women of Texas. Weekly interviews with guests who share their story. Minisodes to dig into women from Texas history. P&B is the society & culture podcast home for the women of Texas.

Prickly and Blooming Jessie Browning

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Jessie has lived in Texas for 20 years now (half her life) and still ponders "what makes a Texan?" Prickly and Blooming is a weekly conversational podcast hosted by Jessie Browning *now focused* on the women of Texas. Weekly interviews with guests who share their story. Minisodes to dig into women from Texas history. P&B is the society & culture podcast home for the women of Texas.

    Back to Season 3

    Back to Season 3

    In the season finale of Prickly and Blooming, host Jessie Browning checks in with three of her guests from Season Three. Genea shares what to expect in her upcoming book and the seminars she plans to offer next year. Angie got bangs! And learned how to give fewer f*cks during the pandemic. Rachel discusses her move back to New York City and what she’s doing in her life to make feel more confident as well as set goals with a little bit more soul.

    Episode Timeline:

    [00:02] Intro
    [09:41] Checking in with Genea
    [13:41] What it’s like in New York right now
    [18:43] Writing her life story
    [21:49] Checking in with Angie
    [27:14] Power in no margins
    [36:26] Six feet tall
    [37:56] Checking in with Rachel
    [42:49] Finding herself in NYC
    [47:54] A pause on new clients
    [52:40] Outro


    Resources Mentioned:

    Self Made Podcast Competition
    Knock Knock podcast
    A conversation with Barbara Schroeder (minisode)
    Genea Barnes’ episode on Prickly and Blooming
    Genea’s story page with a video of her performance
    Genea’s upcoming seminars
    Angie Sparks’s episode on Prickly and Blooming
    Rachel Beider’s episode on Prickly and Blooming
    The Desire Map Experience: A Guide to Creating Goals with Soul by Danielle LaPorte


    Standout Quotes:

    “That’s really what it’s all about for me is making people’s lives easier.” -Genea Barnes [12:21]
    “It’s actually kind of nice to have permission to be half-assed about something, because I’m not that person.” -Angie Sparks [32:10]
    “So what is it that makes me feel confident? And it's silly, but I know from an inside perspective, working out makes me feel confident. So can I structure some gym time for myself. And then this is another thing, but having time to shower and dry my hair makes me feel more confident.” -Rachel Beider [45:48]


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    Texas Women: Laura

    Texas Women: Laura

    In this episode of Prickly and Blooming, Laura speaks with host Jessie Browning about taking care of herself after her first panic attack. She shares how that moment forced her to address many different things including her mommy drinking and how a Facebook ad motivated her to scale it back. She also discusses why she’s at her best when she’s a working mom versus being a stay at home mom.

    Episode Timeline:

    [00:01] Intro
    [02:44] Laura’s relationship to Texas
    [05:36] Meet Laura
    [06:34] Her first panic attack
    [11:15] Taking care of herself
    [17:19] Virtual therapy
    [19:50] Her drinking journey
    [26:48] Stay at home mom vs working mom
    [36:15] Taking care of her health
    [42:32] Her walk with the Lord
    [46:09] Jessie’s rapid fire questions
    [51:31] Contacting Laura


    Resources Mentioned:

    Enneagram Type Seven
    This Naked Mind: Control Alcohol: Find Freedom, Rediscover Happiness & Change Your Life by Annie Grace
    Dark Night of the Soul


    Standout Quotes:

    “If my cup gets a little low, I immediately feel it and I immediately know I need to do XYZ.” -Laura [17:08]
    “I stuck it in the garbage. I lifted up paper and stuck it in there so my husband wouldn’t see it. And that was the moment where I was like I’m hiding something from my husband. This feels dangerous.” -Laura [20:34]
    “I’m my best when I can pick my kids up from school and be 100% with them, and then send them to school and be 100% with my business. That’s when I’m at my best.” -Laura [30:31]


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    IntegrateUp Website

    Texas Women: Diana

    Texas Women: Diana

    In this episode of Prickly and Blooming, Diana speaks with host Jessie Browning about the moment she realized she was “going the wrong way.” As she was learning about diabetes during training, she discovered that she had seven of the nine risk factors for the disease. Diana shares how this moment made her reflect on the legacy she had inherited and question what kind of legacy she wanted to leave for her two children. Listen as she discusses how she worked through her emotional state through counseling which then helped her access her dream.

    Episode Timeline:

    [00:01] Intro
    [07:34] Meet Diana
    [14:03] “I’m going the wrong way”
    [18:23] Masking pain
    [27:51] Food is her vice
    [34:25] Starting small
    [41:12] Counseling
    [43:49] How it affected her personal life
    [48:45] Her coaching business
    [52:52] Jessie’s rapid fire questions
    [59:19] Contacting Diana


    Resources Mentioned:

    Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway by Susan Jeffers
    You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay
    Breaking Free by Diana Guintu
    September 11
    UGGs
    2011 Lesson #2 : Don’t Carpe Diem by Glennon Doyle
    Inside Out
    "Joy & Pain" by Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock


    Standout Quotes:

    “Have you ever been driving on a one-way street, like the wrong way? Like you’re in the one way and then you realize, ‘Oh crap. All these cars are coming towards me. I’m going the wrong way.’ Like that moment of realization that you’re going the wrong way.” -Diana [15:40]
    “I encourage new counselors. I think that’s good, because you’re building a relationship with someone. It’s very deep. And sometimes people see counselors for way too long where it’s sort of like now they become more, you know, part of your life, and I think you need someone that is not part of your life.” -Diana [42:28]
    “When you get in a better place and you do some of that honoring of the pain, and you rediscover who you are, suddenly you give permission for your dreams.” -Diana [47:32]


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    Diana on Instagram
    Diana on Facebook

    Texas Women: Jody

    Texas Women: Jody

    In this episode of Prickly and Blooming, Jody speaks with host Jessie Browning about returning to her home state of Texas after living in California. She shares what she learned during her 17 years as a special education teacher in Pflugerville. She also discusses why she moved back to San Angelo in 1990 and opened her business, Jody Aesthetics.

    Episode Timeline:

    [00:01] Intro
    [02:36] Meet Jody
    [10:47] Meeting her husband
    [13:11] Starting her beauty business
    [19:34] Offering an experience
    [22:02] Her art background
    [27:42] Her experience starting a business
    [33:08] What Texas means to her
    [38:22] How she met her husband
    [46:32] What teaching taught her
    [50:19] What brings her back everyday
    [55:56] Jessie’s birthday
    [58:01]Jessie’s rapid fire questions
    [1:05:02] Contacting Jody


    Resources Mentioned:

    Osmosis Beauty
    AskDrBen Podcast
    Kerrville Folk Festival
    The Secret Language of Birthdays by Gary Goldschneider


    Standout Quotes:

    “These two hands made every penny that’s come through that door.” -Jody [18:27]
    “I don’t want that rush hurry stuff anymore.” -Jody [34:19]
    “I think everything you do in your life teaches you something.” -Jody [46:45]


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    Jody Aesthetics website
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    Jody Aesthetics on Facebook
    Jody Alicia White on Facebook
    Jody Alicia White on Instagram

    (From the Archives) Love for your Fears | Jess Norman

    (From the Archives) Love for your Fears | Jess Norman

    Jess Norman never thought she would get a divorce, but she found herself in a Wal-Mart parking lot telling her dad on the phone that she was getting one. Growing up in the church, she thought she would be disowned if she did, but that didn't happen.
    In this episode of Prickly and Blooming, Jess speaks with host Jessie Browning about getting a divorcing her first husband. She also shares how she discusses and works through issues with her now-husband on their podcast, Moving On.
    Episode Timeline:

    [00:04] Intro
    [01:05] Listener’s survey
    [03:08] Meet Jess Norman
    [12:41] Never thought she would get a divorce
    [15:52] Heading to Texas
    [22:34] Divorce at 32
    [27:14] That was it
    [30:34] A different love language
    [38:06] Alone for the first time
    [42:34] Top fears of her divorce
    [44:10] Jess' and Jay's endgame
    [48:27] Where Jess' life is now
    [56:42] Moving On podcast
    [1:01:48] Love for fears
    [1:04:01] Jessie's rapid fire questions
    [1:12:21] Contacting Jess Norman
    [1:14:54] Outro


    Standout Quotes:

    "I read this neat thing today that said ‘When we're waiting on God, God's usually waiting on us.' I thought that was really beautiful. So I'm positive that God was waiting on me for three years, not to get divorce, but to find my way, which way I was going to go" -Jess Norman [29:30]
    "We're always on the same page where the things that we do during the weekend are for when our kids are in their 20s." -Jess Norman [45:06]
    "I'll give you love for your fears." -Jessie Browning [1:03:12]


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    Moving On Podcast Website
    Jess Norman on Instagram
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    Texas Women: Kenna

    Texas Women: Kenna

    In this episode of Prickly and Blooming, Kenna speaks with host Jessie Browning about going through two life-changing moments: the end of her first marriage and getting diagnosed with (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) ADHD. She talks about the events that led to her divorce, what she did to move on and how she met her now-husband. She shares what she’s learned through her ADHD diagnosis and how eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy has led her to process her trauma.

    Episode Timeline:

    [00:01] Intro
    [06:37] What does a fox say?
    [08:44] Meet Kenna
    [10:36] The end of her first marriage
    [24:29] Nothing left and the aftermath
    [32:04] Moving on and dating
    [41:02] A fight with Mom
    [43:26] Back to the workforce
    [51:49] Diagnosed with ADHD
    [1:01:54] EMDR therapy
    [1:08:22] The craft beer industry and #MeToo
    [1:19:17] Jessie’s rapid fire questions
    [1:26:25] Contacting Kenna


    Resources Mentioned:

    Canon IVY Mini Photo Printer
    Cool Hand Luke - Shaking The Bush, Boss
    Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead - I'm Right On Top Of That, Rose
    Ylvis - The Fox (what does the fox say?)
    Mercer Black on Prickly and Blooming
    Big Bend Brewing Company
    Moms living with add/adhd Facebook Group
    A Radical Guide for Women with ADHD: Embrace Neurodiversity, Live Boldly, and Break Through Barriers by Sari Solden and Michelle Frank
    Meet the local woman who set off a #MeToo movement in the beer industry


    Standout Quotes:

    “It wasn’t just the betrayal of my husband that I made vows with. It was this woman that was supposed to be my best friend that I confined in. Imagine your best friend that you’ve confined all these things, all these stories, all your thoughts, all your dreams, to take those and then use everything against you, like twist everything around, there was no way I could win.” -Kenna [31:34]
    “There’s a whole bunch of things that I didn’t realize went along with ADHD.” -Kenna [58:59]
    “One of the things I recommend when you’re diagnosed with ADHD as an adult is to go find online support groups.” -Kenna [1:06:40]


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Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
70 Ratings

70 Ratings

baronessbree ,

Wonderful Content

Every episode is well thought out and well produced. I look forward to hearing what Jessie has cooked up.

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Obsessed

The authentic vibe and soul centered content keeps me coming back week after week!!

Teresa King Esquire ,

Wonderful Conversation

I’m listening on a long road trip, and I’m filled with gratitude. I’m grateful for the conversations you’re having and for the women willing to have them! For me, it’s the authenticity and honesty that sets you apart. Thank you for showing up in this way!

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