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This is a space for the cycle breakers, change makers, life creators, survivors, those wanting to thrive-rs, and anyone working on themselves FOR themselves. This podcast was created to help you ROOT despite the challenges and RISE to live the life that you deserve. I’m here to plant some seeds of insight, water them with love, and send you off with a little extra light so you can Root and Rise. — Topics: Honest Motherhood, Healing Trauma, Women’s Empowerment, Gentle and Respectful Parenting, Generational Trauma, Mother Wounds, PTSD, Domestic Violence, Self-Love, Self-Care, Mental Health, Personal Growth, Personal Development, and anything else that helps us grow!

The Root and Rise Podcast | Personal Growth, Breaking Cycles, & Healing Trauma Breanne Smith

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    • 5.0 • 17 Ratings

This is a space for the cycle breakers, change makers, life creators, survivors, those wanting to thrive-rs, and anyone working on themselves FOR themselves. This podcast was created to help you ROOT despite the challenges and RISE to live the life that you deserve. I’m here to plant some seeds of insight, water them with love, and send you off with a little extra light so you can Root and Rise. — Topics: Honest Motherhood, Healing Trauma, Women’s Empowerment, Gentle and Respectful Parenting, Generational Trauma, Mother Wounds, PTSD, Domestic Violence, Self-Love, Self-Care, Mental Health, Personal Growth, Personal Development, and anything else that helps us grow!

    The Art of Expressing Yourself: How to Use Your Voice & Overcome Your Fear of Speaking Up with Stacy Ann Parish

    The Art of Expressing Yourself: How to Use Your Voice & Overcome Your Fear of Speaking Up with Stacy Ann Parish

    “If I told my story, I had already won.” - Stacy Ann Parish | If we have learned anything in a post-Barbie movie world, it is that women's voices are so incredibly important to listen to. And their stories need to be heard. Their experiences are not only valuable but necessary to learn, grow, and strengthen ourselves as a community. You, your voice, and your stories are just as important.

    But, expressing yourself and using your voice can be a very scary thing to do. I think a lot of us will be able to relate to that - especially if you identify as a woman. And maybe even more so if you are in another marginalized community or have experienced trauma yourself.

    I was so inspired listening to Stacy talk about overcoming her own fear of using her voice to go on and win a very intimidating women’s storytelling contest. I knew her wisdom would help you too - and that is right where we will begin the interview.

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    We will discuss:
    - Using your voice
    - Feeling like you don’t belong
    - The power of storytelling
    - The power of community for women
    - Feeling safe sharing your story
    - Feeling safe sharing your truth
    - Overcoming imposter syndrome
    - Feeling like you don’t have a spot at the table
    - Reparenting yourself
    - Parts work and inner child work
    - Healing your inner child
    - Allowing yourself to feel
    - Validating your own feelings
    - Giving your inner child a voice
    - Apologizing to yourself
    - Forgiving yourself
    - Repressed memories
    - Survivor of CSA
    - CSA Survivor story
    - What to do when you feel silenced
    - Telling your story
    - Writing your story
    - Healing using art
    - The art of storytelling and the storytelling in art
    - Generational trauma and generational healing
    - An introduction to feminism
    - How to lean into your feminism
    - Advice for young feminists and feminist mothers
    - The power of community for women
    - Overcoming feeling silenced
    - Overcoming repressed memories
    - Healing from repressed memories
    - Healing from childhood trauma
    - Healing after abuse and betrayal
    - Writing/Journaling challenges as a tool for healing
    - How to overcome self-objectification

    Podcast Episodes Mentioned:
    - Breanne’s guest episode on The Full Spirals Podcast “Healing All of Your -Parts (from all the things…) : https://open.spotify.com/episode/25K8fCl8K6xqN36vppCt8I?si=SxxA1o8HR8iGPNsFyLTkFA
    - The Full Spirals Podcast: “Women of Wisdom: The Sages Series” Introduction: https://open.spotify.com/episode/2uzanmmKgE8XJ6dnoWJ1ZI?si=92xlaYU8SmaCQUDq0W-6RQ
    - Full Spirals Episode: What is Your Voice Saying About You? The beginning of a multi part series with Barbara McAfee and host Stacy Ann Parish about your voice: https://open.spotify.com/episode/6VIUOT5CshdCc9CndRW53Y?si=gWp8ijcbQUWZ771Q2GPf6w

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    Find Stacy here:

    - Website: https://www.stacyparish.com/

    - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/boomstacy?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet&igsh=ZDNlZDc0MzIxNw==

    - Stacy’s “Kindreds” Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1816301701752010/?mibextid=uJjRxr

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    • 36 min
    Reflective End-of-Day Guided Journal Prompts for Personal Growth and Mindfulness

    Reflective End-of-Day Guided Journal Prompts for Personal Growth and Mindfulness

    In this listener-requested episode, we're diving into a guided journaling session focused on personal growth and reflection at the end of each day. As a special thank-you for your support, I'm gifting you my yearly digital planner—designed to empower positive habits, track goals, and challenge you in new ways. It’s the planner I use every single day.

    In this trauma-informed guided journal and planner, we'll avoid exercise or food trackers (apart from a meal planner designed solely for organizational and shopping purposes) - promoting body neutrality instead. You’ll also find loads of empowering prompts for positive self-talk, gentle structure, and intentions that align with your growth journey.

    Thank you for being a part of this community. Here's to another year of rooting and rising together. 🪴✨



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    In this episode:


    A guided body scan exercise to calm yourself (and your body!) down before bed


    Journal Prompts for reflecting at the end of your day


    Daily reflective journal prompts for personal growth and mindfulness


    Daily and nightly gratitude practice


    Journal prompts for mindfulness


    Journal prompts for self-love





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    • 7 min
    Bold Boundaries: How to Powerfully Say No, Speak Up for Yourself, and Set Strong Boundaries with Amy Green Smith

    Bold Boundaries: How to Powerfully Say No, Speak Up for Yourself, and Set Strong Boundaries with Amy Green Smith

    We are talking all things BOUNDARIES. This is the final episode of my series with Amy Green Smith. Whether you're joining us for the first time or have been following along with the rest of this series, you're in for a treat. Amy teaches us how to powerfully say no, how to set (and enforce) boundaries with others, and how to overcome guilt associated with any pushback.



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    In my previous episodes with Amy, we dove into difficult conversations: How to start them, end them, what to say, and how to stand up for yourself. As well as how to overcome imposter syndrome and finally stop people-pleasing.



    And those themes didn’t stop there. In this episode, Amy continues to provide even more strategies for navigating those uncomfortable conversations surrounding boundaries AND overcoming people-pleasing - this time in the form of overexplaining when setting a boundary and holding more of someone else’s experience than is ours to hold. Amy walks us into actually embracing boundaries without the unnecessary justifications.



    And you know we can’t talk about boundaries without talking about what happens when someone doesn’t respect those boundaries. Don’t worry, we got you. Amy gives us actionable advice on handling situations where others disregard your boundaries, advocating for your children, and enforcing consequences when those limits are crossed.



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    TOPICS:


    How to powerfully say no
    Using emotional intelligence for stronger boundaries
    Overcoming guilt for setting boundaries
    How to stop apologizing as a woman
    How to not hold someone else’s experience when setting boundaries
    How to reframe guilt
    An exercise for overcoming guilt
    Overexplaining and people pleasing
    Boundaries without explanation
    Buying yourself time to respond to someone
    When someone is demanding an answer right away from you
    Using vulnerability and connectedness to compassionately set boundaries
    Examples of setting boundaries compassionately and firmly
    How to say no without an explanation
    How to take up space as a woman
    What to do when other people don’t respect your boundaries
    What to do when someone doesn’t respect your boundaries
    When you feel like someone isn’t respecting your boundaries
    How to decide on your boundaries
    Set firm boundaries
    Enforcing your boundaries with others
    Examples of setting boundaries around diet culture
    Examples of enforcing boundaries with someone who isn’t respecting your boundaries
    Asking someone to stop talking about food around you
    Setting consequences for someone not respecting your boundary
    How to make sure people respect your boundaries
    Setting boundaries with friends
    Setting boundaries with family
    Advocating for your children
    Setting boundaries for your children
    Following up with your boundaries
    Staying strong with your boundaries
    “If I’m saying yes to this person, what am I saying no to?”
    “Am I doing anything wrong according to me?”
    Enforcing consequences with others
    Honoring yourself and your feelings
    Responding to someone crossing your boundary
    Reinstating boundaries with others for healthy relationships
    The role self-worth plays in setting and maintaining boundaries
    Self-worth determines our choices
    How to speak up for yourself
    When someone doesn’t approve of your choices
    Taking up space in your life
    Valuing your needs as much (and if not more) than others
    Cutting off family
    Changing your belief from “i’m not enough” to “i’m enough”
    How to feel like you are enough
    How to beg

    • 25 min
    🗣️ Difficult Conversations: How to Start Them, End Them, What to Say, and How to Stand Up for Yourself

    🗣️ Difficult Conversations: How to Start Them, End Them, What to Say, and How to Stand Up for Yourself

    Just in time for the holidays, Breanne and returning guest Amy Green Smith share practical tips for navigating difficult conversations without compromising your authentic self. Amy provides valuable insights on starting hard conversations, finding the right words when caught off guard, and establishing clear communication boundaries.

    She also offers guidance on addressing political debates, handling tough family discussions, reinforcing personal boundaries, and gracefully excusing oneself from conversations. Our ultimate goal is to support you during any challenges you may face during the holiday season, leaving you feeling less alone and equipped with new tools to navigate any tricky conversations that come your way at the dinner table.



    Let this episode be your ultimate guide in handling difficult conversations with grace and poise - you don't have to go it alone. 🫶



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    We will discuss:


    How to have difficult conversations


    Approaching difficult conversations


    How to have uncomfortable conversations


    What to say when you don’t know what to say


    What to say when you are caught off guard


    What to do when you don’t want to answer a question


    Buying yourself time


    When you don't want to answer someone's question


    Setting clear boundaries in communication




    How to have difficult conversations with family


    How to shut down conversation with strangers


    Speaking up as a woman


    What does emotional contagion mean

    How to use emotional intelligence in challenging conversations




     What you can say to end a conversation 


    How to handle having conversations about polarizing political topics with family members


    How to speak up for yourself without getting involved in a larger debate


    How to not be complicit with your silence


    How to set strong boundaries with someone who is not respecting your boundaries


    Examples of how to avoid talking about politics with family


    Difficult conversations around the holidays


    What to say when someone is not respecting your boundaries


    Reinforcing your boundaries with others


    Politely excusing yourself from conversations


    How to approach difficult conversations


    Getting conversation consent for hard conversations


    Tips for starting a difficult conversation


    Being vulnerable in difficult conversations


    When you set boundaries too harshly




    When is it more important to be right


    Speaking up for yourself


    Losing your voice


    Cleaning up your delivery when confronting someone


    How to confront someone with grace and kindness


    How to speak with poise


    Vulnerability hangovers




    Crafting an apology 




    Fight/flight/freeze


    Establishing a boundary with someone


    Being intentional with your approach


    Emotional intelligence




    Setting strong boundaries


    Not sugar coating what you need to say




    Having difficult conversations with your mother


    Having difficult conversations with your father


    Having difficult conversations with your brother


    Having difficult conversations with your sister


    Having difficult conversations with your brother


    Difficult conversations with parents


    Difficult conversations strategies




    Why can't i have difficult conversations


    How to have difficult conversations at work




    How to have difficult conversations in relationships




    When to have difficult conversations


    How to prepare for difficult conversations




    Difficult conversation examples

    Speaking up for yourself

    Standing up for yourself against family and friends

    When the people you love don't support you

    When your support system doesn't support you

    Finding your voice



    Episode Mentioned:


    How to Overcome Imposter Syndrome and Finally Stop People Pleasing with Amy Green Smith



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    • 26 min
    How to Overcome Imposter Syndrome and Finally Stop People Pleasing with Amy Green Smith

    How to Overcome Imposter Syndrome and Finally Stop People Pleasing with Amy Green Smith

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    In this empowering episode, we dive into the world of radical personal empowerment and self-worth with a certified life coach, hypnotherapist, and communication expert, Amy Green Smith. Amy is a sought-after figure known for her uncommon blend of irreverence, wisdom, and humor, and she shares her insights on helping individuals find their voice.

    Amy sheds light on the powerful experience of witnessing women come together to overcome challenges related to people-pleasing, speaking up, and struggles with self-worth.

    She dives into the importance of shifting the narrative around disempowering beliefs, such as feeling not enough, unworthy, undeserving, or unimportant. The conversation explores the roots of these beliefs and provides actionable strategies to break free from their grip.

    A key theme is the significance of community in the healing process, especially for women. Amy shares her perspective on the role of community in overcoming feelings of fraudulence, the struggle with a lack of community, and the experience of feeling uniquely broken.

    The episode includes an engaging Q&A segment from the audience, addressing issues like people-pleasing, finding where it shows up in one's life, and breaking out of this detrimental pattern. Amy emphasizes the importance of assessing personal complaints and offers practical advice on redirecting energy toward healthier outlets instead of constant worry.

    Listeners gain valuable insights into overcoming challenges such as not speaking up for oneself and the idea that "if it's worth complaining about, it's worth taking action on." Amy provides actionable tips on spending energy more effectively and highlights the transformative power of reclaiming one's voice.

    Tune in for a compelling conversation that inspires radical personal empowerment, encourages self-worth, and explores the transformative effects of finding your voice within a supportive community.



    And make sure you subscribe to hear the rest of the interview in upcoming episodes!



    We will discuss:


    Shifting the narrative “i’m not enough”, “i’m not worthy”, “i don’t deserve this” “i don’t matter”
    Finding the roots of your disempowering beliefs
    When you don’t feel like you are enough
    When you don’t feel worthy
    When you dont feel like you deserve this
    When you don’t feel like you matter
    The importance of community in healing
    Why community is important for women
    When you feel like a fraud
    Q&A’s from the audience
    Struggling with a lack of community
    Feeling uniquely broken
    How to overcome people-pleasing
    Find where people pleasing is showing up
    Where to find people pleasing
    Breaking out of people-pleasing
    Assessing your personal complaints
    When you can’t stop complaining
    When you are not speaking up for yourself
    “If it’s worth complaining about, it’s worth taking action on”
    Spending your energy on something healthier than worrying



    Resources mentioned:


    Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
    Feelings and Needs Cards
    Emotion Wheel



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    http://instagram.com/heyamygreensmith

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    http://twitter.com/heyamygreen




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    • 22 min
    Ditch Mom Guilt and Start Owning Your Own Motherhood with Emily Hardy

    Ditch Mom Guilt and Start Owning Your Own Motherhood with Emily Hardy

    Mom guilt got you down? Don’t worry, my friend Emily and I got you! In this episode, we'll explore self-awareness and self-acceptance in motherhood, the concept of radical self-awareness, and the importance of identifying generational trauma. We'll discuss honoring your emotions, intuition, and, most importantly, yourself in your motherhood journey. Emily will also provide tips for maintaining a growth mindset and the perils of toxic gratitude and toxic positivity.



    We'll also dive into visualizing your future self in motherhood, manifesting your ideal motherhood experience, and owning your unique motherhood journey. We'll explore nurturing and mothering yourself to overcome mom guilt, along with thought management techniques, and the power of vulnerability and community in motherhood.



    Finally, we'll touch on the profound impact of language in early motherhood and the postpartum period, and how vulnerability can help overcome shame.



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    We will discuss:


    Self-awareness and self-acceptance in motherhood


     Radical self-awareness in motherhood


    Identifying generational trauma and increasing your awareness surrounding its impact in your life - including the unknown impact of generational trauma


    Honoring your emotions


    Honoring your intuition


    Honoring yourself


    Growth mindset tips


    Toxic gratitude and toxic positivity


    Your feelings are valid


    Validating yourself


    Visualizing your future self in motherhood


    Manifesting your motherhood


    Using your imagination as a guide in motherhood


    Taking breaks as a mother


    How to get breaks in motherhood


    Resetting expectations in motherhood


    Really owning your own motherhood experience


    Nurturing yourself as a mother


    Mothering yourself


    Overcoming mom guilt


    Where does mom guilt come from?


    Thought management to overcoming mom guilt


    Assessing mom guilt


    Reframing mom guilt


    Unpacking your sh*t in motherhood


    Doing the inner personal work in motherhood


    Setting boundaries in motherhood


    Creating new patterns in motherhood


    Practicing vulnerability


    The power of community in motherhood (and making mom friends!)


    Amplifying and lifting up women’s voices


    Overcoming shame using vulnerability


    The power of language in early motherhood and during the postpartum period



    You can find Emily on Instagram @honestlyemilyrose and by searching for The Worthy Mother wherever you listen to podcasts. 

    Episodes Mentioned:


    Motherhood After Trauma from the Worthy Mother Podcast - https://open.spotify.com/episode/0YkgdpHVAlCxocdUnBV0V6?si=Ee-lClH4TKe7p9mTR_EPzQ




    Self-Care Snippet from the Worthy Mother Podcast - https://open.spotify.com/episode/44NywqGeTv5dQyIbCRC7zX?si=Lo9q37ciQXaJoR0IUHhRGQ 



    You can find today's show notes on Root and Rise Blog - rootandriseblog.com .



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    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

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17 Ratings

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Fantastic Show

I love the way Breanne engages her interview subjects, a great listen!

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So valuable!

Love the real raw conversations Breanna and other guests share.

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Relaxed and easygoing vibe

Breanne is very easy to listen to. Her vibe gives the feeling of having a chat with a good friend. I love that she focuses on self love as one of her podcast topics as I believe it’s at the heart of our success in life spiritually, emotionally, interpersonally, and financially.

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