The Grow Podcast

The Grow Podcast

Wendy Jo and Ashley discuss spiritual topics and tools for their spiritual growth, and yours. Here we grow! Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thegrowpodcast/support read less
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Grow: Connections
Jun 2 2024
Grow: Connections
Join us for another episode of The Grow Podcast: Human Connection. Contact for The Grow Podcast regarding being a guest or sponsoring- Growwithwendyjo@gmail.com Human connection is fundamental to our well-being, providing emotional support, fostering a sense of belonging, and enhancing our overall mental health. Relationships with family, friends, and even casual acquaintances contribute significantly to our happiness and resilience. These connections enable us to share our experiences, celebrate successes, and navigate life's challenges with a support system. In a world that is increasingly digitized, maintaining and nurturing human connections is crucial for our psychological and emotional health. In recent years, the nature of human connectivity has undergone significant changes due to technological advancements. Social media platforms, instant messaging, and video calls have revolutionized how we interact with each other, making it easier to stay in touch with loved ones regardless of geographical distances. While these tools offer unprecedented convenience, they can also lead to superficial interactions and a sense of isolation if not used mindfully. The COVID-19 pandemic further accelerated the shift towards virtual interactions, highlighting both the benefits and limitations of digital communication. Many people found solace in virtual gatherings and online communities, but also reported missing the depth and warmth of face-to-face connections. To cultivate more meaningful human connections in our lives, we can take several proactive steps. Firstly, prioritizing quality over quantity in our interactions is essential. Engaging in deeper, more intentional conversations with a few close friends or family members can be more fulfilling than maintaining numerous superficial contacts. Secondly, making time for regular in-person interactions, such as family dinners, coffee dates, or community activities, can strengthen our bonds and create lasting memories. Additionally, practicing active listening and showing genuine interest in others can enhance the quality of our relationships, making others feel valued and understood. Embracing a balanced approach to technology can also help. While digital tools are invaluable for maintaining long-distance relationships, setting boundaries to ensure they do not replace face-to-face interactions is crucial. For instance, scheduling regular digital detoxes or designating specific times for unplugging from devices can encourage more real-world engagement. By consciously fostering meaningful connections, we can enrich our lives and build a supportive network that sustains us through life's ups and downs. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thegrowpodcast/support
Grow: Imposter Syndrome No More!
May 11 2024
Grow: Imposter Syndrome No More!
Join Wendy Jo and Ashley as they discuss the important topic of imposter syndrome. Imposter syndrome is categorized as a psychological phenomenon in which individuals doubt their accomplishments and have a persistent internalized fear of being exposed as a "fraud," despite external evidence of their competence. Those experiencing imposter syndrome often feel that they do not deserve their success, attributing their achievements to luck, timing, or the ability to deceive others into thinking they are more intelligent and competent than they believe themselves to be. It's important to note that the syndrome is not an official psychological disorder but is widely recognized as a real and specific form of intellectual self-doubt. Imposter syndrome is prevalent among high achievers who fail to internalize their success, and it can affect anyone regardless of their social status, work background, skill level, or degree of expertise. A significant aspect of imposter syndrome involves the challenge of accepting successes with genuine joy and satisfaction. People suffering from this syndrome may struggle to feel deserving of accolades and can dismiss their achievements as flukes. This dismissal not only diminishes their own sense of accomplishment but can also hinder their professional progress and personal happiness. Learning to accept and celebrate successes is crucial for overcoming feelings of fraudulence and building a healthier, more realistic self-assessment of one’s capabilities and achievements. Let's all learn from this important discussion, so one day we can say, imposter syndrome does not exist. Celebrate yourself and your achievements. You deserve it! #impostersyndrome #spiritualjourney --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thegrowpodcast/support
Grow: Self Care Part 1
Apr 3 2024
Grow: Self Care Part 1
Join us for part 1 of a discussion about self care with Wendy Jo and Ashley. To contact Wendy go to Edgecoachingandconsulting.com To contact Ashley go to Cannabisnursingsolutions.com Self-care encompasses practices that nurture and attend to various aspects of one's well-being, including physical, emotional, and spiritual dimensions. On a physical level, self-care involves engaging in activities that promote health and vitality, such as regular exercise, adequate sleep, balanced nutrition, and hygiene practices. This may also include seeking medical care when necessary and attending to any physical ailments or discomforts promptly. By prioritizing physical self-care, individuals can enhance their overall health and resilience to stressors. Emotional self-care involves acknowledging and addressing one's feelings and emotions in a healthy and constructive manner. This can include practicing mindfulness and self-awareness, engaging in activities that bring joy and relaxation, setting boundaries in relationships, and seeking support from trusted friends, family members, or mental health professionals when needed. Cultivating emotional resilience through self-care allows individuals to navigate life's challenges more effectively and maintain a sense of emotional well-being. Spiritual self-care involves nurturing the deeper aspects of oneself and connecting with a sense of purpose, meaning, and transcendence. This can take many forms, such as engaging in spiritual practices like meditation, prayer, or reflection, spending time in nature, participating in rituals or ceremonies, or exploring one's beliefs and values. Spiritual self-care provides individuals with a sense of inner peace, connectedness, and alignment with their higher selves or a greater source of meaning, which can offer solace and guidance in times of difficulty or uncertainty. Overall, practicing self-care across physical, emotional, and spiritual dimensions is essential for promoting holistic well-being and maintaining a balanced and fulfilling life. By attending to these different aspects of oneself, individuals can cultivate resilience, enhance their overall quality of life, and better navigate the complexities of the human experience. #thegrowpodcast #selfcare #spirituality --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thegrowpodcast/support
Grow: Disability, Plants and Spirituality
Mar 20 2024
Grow: Disability, Plants and Spirituality
Join us for The Grow Podcast with your hosts Wendy Jo and Ashley Contact Ashley at cannabisnursingsolutions.com Contact Wendy at Edgecoachingandconsulting.com Disclaimer: The grow podcast presents educational and inspirational shows and does not dispense medical advice. All of your health choices are your own. This week we discuss disability, plant medicine and spirituality with special guest Katie Zinno Here’s a note from Katie: My name is Katie Zinno I am a 33-year-old single mom the shortest way to describe my life up until this point would be that I am a medical anomaly that found cannabis and alternative medicine after exhausting western medicine to the point of seeking physician assisted suicide and Started doing better while learning more about the plant medicine and connecting with a group that actually experimented for many years on finding the specific blend I needed for my health. I’ve undergone over 30 surgeries, including seven brain surgeries, averaging about one surgery a year my body deteriorates at a much faster rate, especially the way I go through it and plant medicine combined with spiritual healing, and reducing my stress, focusing on what makes my soul happy has brought me to today. I own my own business at cookie Company, that I’m slowly growing and expanding as I deal with some pressing health issues. At the moment, I started working with another Bakery Owner, who is also disabled, and we are focused on promoting disability in the workplace to change the dynamic and stigma surrounding people with disabilities and being employable Find her on IG, YouTube and Tik Tok @stillpressinon Her baked goods company: www.dazzledesserts.com --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thegrowpodcast/support
GROW: Happy Women's History Month
Mar 9 2024
GROW: Happy Women's History Month
Join Ashley and Wendy Jo as they celebrate Women’s History Month! Contact Ashley: cannabisnursingsolugions.com Contact Wendy Edgecoachingandconsulting.com What is Women’s History Month and why is it important? Women's History Month is an annual celebration that recognizes the significant contributions and achievements of women throughout history and contemporary society. It is observed in March in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia, coinciding with International Women's Day on March 8th. In Canada, it is celebrated in October to coincide with the anniversary of the Persons Case on October 18th, 1929. The origins of Women's History Month date back to the early 20th century with the first International Women's Day in 1911. However, the concept of dedicating an entire month to women's history emerged much later. In the United States, it began as Women's History Week in Santa Rosa, California, in 1978, organized by the Education Task Force of the Sonoma County Commission on the Status of Women. The week of March 8th was chosen to correspond with International Women's Day. The movement to recognize women's historical contributions quickly gained momentum, and in 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued the first Presidential Proclamation declaring the week of March 8th as National Women's History Week. The push to expand the celebration from a week to a month gained support, and in 1987, after being petitioned by the National Women's History Project, Congress passed Public Law 100-9, designating March as Women's History Month. Since then, each year has had a specific theme, and the President issues a proclamation to honor the achievements of American women. Women's History Month serves as a reminder of the struggles women have faced for equality and recognition and celebrates the vast contributions women have made to society, culture, politics, science, and the family. #thegrowpodcast #grow #womenshistorymonth --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thegrowpodcast/support
Grow: How to Teach Others to Love You
Feb 26 2024
Grow: How to Teach Others to Love You
Join Wendy Jo and Ashley as they discuss how to teach someone to love you. This is season 2 of The Grow Podcast: A season of Love! Contact Ashley Cannabisnursingsolutions.com Contact Wendy: Edgecoachingandconsulting.com Understanding how you need to be loved is crucial for fostering healthy and fulfilling relationships. This self-awareness is the foundation for emotional intelligence and enables individuals to communicate their needs and boundaries effectively. When you have a clear understanding of what makes you feel valued and supported, you can guide those closest to you in how to express their love and care in ways that resonate with you deeply. This is not about setting rigid expectations but about fostering an environment where emotional needs are acknowledged and met. Knowing how you need to be loved empowers you to advocate for your emotional well-being and helps prevent feelings of neglect or misunderstanding in relationships. Teaching those closest to you how you need to be loved is a profound act of vulnerability and trust. It involves opening up about your deepest needs and desires, which can strengthen the bond between you and your loved ones. This communication is a two-way street, where both parties learn about each other’s emotional languages and how to support one another effectively. By doing so, you not only enhance your personal relationships but also model healthy communication and emotional intelligence for others. This exchange fosters a deeper understanding and respect, creating a stronger, more resilient connection that can weather the challenges of life together. Moreover, educating those around you about your emotional needs has a ripple effect, encouraging a culture of empathy and open communication within your community. It sets a precedent for emotional honesty and mutual support, where individuals feel safe to express their needs and vulnerabilities. This openness can lead to more meaningful and supportive relationships, as everyone becomes more attuned to the varied ways people give and receive love. Ultimately, knowing and teaching how you need to be loved is about creating a more compassionate world, starting with your closest relationships and extending outward. All information and advice are the opinions of the cohosts and all of your choices are your own. Produced by Edge Coaching and Consulting, LLC --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thegrowpodcast/support
Grow: Happiness and Spirituality
Feb 17 2024
Grow: Happiness and Spirituality
Welcome to The Grow Podcast Season 2, Episode 3 with Wendy Jo and Ashley. Contact Wendy at Edgecoachingandconsulting.com Contact Ashley at Cannabisnursingsolutions.com Today’s show is about HAPPINESS. Happiness is a complex and multifaceted state of being that encompasses feelings of joy, contentment, and fulfillment. It can be experienced through various aspects of life, including personal achievements, relationships, and meaningful activities. The nature and sources of happiness can vary greatly among individuals and cultures, reflecting a wide range of philosophical, psychological, and spiritual perspectives. Relationship to Spirituality: Spirituality, whether associated with organized religion or a personal sense of connection to something greater than oneself, often plays a significant role in people's understanding and pursuit of happiness. Many spiritual traditions emphasize the importance of inner peace, compassion, gratitude, and the pursuit of enlightenment or connection with the divine as pathways to happiness. Spirituality can provide a sense of purpose, belonging, and understanding, which are crucial components of happiness for many people. It often encourages practices such as meditation, prayer, or mindfulness, which have been linked to increased happiness and well-being by fostering a sense of inner harmony and reducing stress. Relationship to Love: Love, in its many forms, is a fundamental source of happiness and well-being. This can include romantic love, familial love, friendship, and altruistic love or compassion towards others. Love enriches life with meaning and joy, providing support, connection, and a sense of belonging. The experience of love can lead to a profound sense of fulfillment and happiness, both in giving and receiving love. Psychologically, loving relationships contribute to our happiness by offering emotional support, reducing feelings of loneliness, and enhancing our overall sense of well-being. The interconnections between happiness, spirituality, and love are deeply embedded in the human experience. Spirituality can deepen our capacity for love by fostering empathy, compassion, and a sense of connectedness with others. Similarly, love can enhance our spiritual lives by embodying the virtues and values that many spiritual traditions advocate for, such as selflessness, kindness, and a deep appreciation for the interconnectedness of all life. Ultimately, both spirituality and love can lead to a more profound, fulfilling sense of happiness that transcends momentary pleasures or material success. #happiness #love #thegrowpodcast --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thegrowpodcast/support
Season 2, Episode 1: Who Am I?
Feb 4 2024
Season 2, Episode 1: Who Am I?
We are delighted to start season 2, THE SEASON OF LOVE, because we want you to understand love, and especially love for yourself! Embarking on the quest to discover your true self is an intertwining journey of mental wellness and philosophical inquiry. It is both introspective and transformative, requiring a deep acknowledgment and understanding of your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. This exploration demands self-reflection and the practice of mindfulness, allowing you to observe your mental and emotional patterns without judgment, including the critical process of inner child healing.Identifying the genuine aspects of your personality, distinct from those shaped by societal expectations, external pressures, and the 'shadow self' developed in childhood or during challenging times, is central to this journey. It involves delving into your inner world, uncovering authentic desires, and addressing mental health challenges that might obscure self-perception. The process is akin to "peeling an onion," where with each layer removed, we encounter both tears and moments of peace, signifying growth and understanding.From a philosophical standpoint, the inquiry into "Who am I?" encourages an exploration of existence, consciousness, and identity beyond the superficial. Ancient philosophies, like Buddhism, suggest that the self is a construct of experiences, beliefs, and attachments, which can be deconstructed to unveil a more fundamental, interconnected existence. This perspective promotes detachment from materialistic and ego-centric values, fostering a sense of unity with the universe.Engaging in meditation, contemplation, reading, and journaling can stimulate profound insights into the self's nature. These practices often lead to the realization of the impermanence of personal identity and the significance of living in harmony with universal truths. By integrating mental health and philosophical approaches, finding one's true self becomes a dynamic, fluid process of introspection, growth, and enlightenment. It involves understanding and peeling away conditioned thoughts and behaviors to reveal the core of your true self.Recognizing and accepting this fluidity enables a more authentic self-expression, free from rigid definitions or labels. The journey towards self-discovery is ongoing, enriched by continuous personal development, leading to a deeper understanding and acceptance of oneself as part of the broader tapestry of life. Individuals often feel a compelling need at significant life ages on the decades when turning 30, 40, 50, or 60—to understand themselves better and find deeper life meaning. These spiritual windows of opportunity can be pivotal for deciding whether to embark on this transformative process, grow, and live the life you were meant to live, or resist and move in other directions. It’s all up to the individual. Though the process can be life changing for the better, it is not easy, and so it is always a choice. That said, once on the other side of the process, most individuals will say it was worth the effort as they feel more comfortable in their own skin, understand themselves, and now make choices in alignment with who they really are and what they want out of life. For those seeking support in healing your inner child, overcoming trauma, and understanding your true self, consider reaching out for an appointment at EdgeCoachingAndConsulting.com. Embrace the journey towards a more enlightened, authentic existence with guided expertise and compassionate support. For life coaching and human design, contact Ashley at cannabisnursingsolutions.com --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thegrowpodcast/support
Grow: Plant Grow Rights and Spirituality
Jan 5 2024
Grow: Plant Grow Rights and Spirituality
Join Wendy Jo and Ashley as they discuss grow rights and spirituality Contact Ashley at cannabisnursingsolutions.com Contact Wendy at Edgecoachingandconsulting.com Having cannabis plant grow rights can be considered a spiritual issue for several reasons. Firstly, many cultures and religious traditions around the world have historically used cannabis as a spiritual sacrament. In these contexts, the plant is revered for its ability to facilitate deep meditation, introspection, and connection to the divine or to nature. This spiritual significance is deeply rooted in the historical and cultural practices of various societies, making the act of growing cannabis an extension of these spiritual rituals and beliefs. Denying individuals the right to grow cannabis can be seen as an infringement on their religious and spiritual freedoms, akin to restricting access to other sacred substances or symbols integral to religious practices. Secondly, the process of cultivating a living plant can itself be a deeply spiritual and meditative practice. For many, the act of nurturing and tending to a cannabis plant is a form of communion with nature and a practice of mindfulness. It allows individuals to engage in a cycle of growth and renewal that many find spiritually fulfilling. The ability to grow one’s own cannabis means having a personal and direct relationship with the plant, which is often seen as an essential aspect of its spiritual use. This connection to the growth process adds a layer of personal significance and respect for the plant, which is central to many spiritual approaches to cannabis use. Thus, the right to grow cannabis is intertwined with the right to engage in personal spiritual practices and rituals. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thegrowpodcast/support
Grow: Religious Symbols and Spirituality
Dec 23 2023
Grow: Religious Symbols and Spirituality
Join Wendy Jo and Ashley as they discuss religious symbols. Enjoy more insights from our guest, Heather Lawver Religious symbols are visual or emblematic representations associated with specific religions or belief systems. They often convey rich and complex meanings rooted in the faith's history, beliefs, and practices. These symbols serve various purposes: Identity and Belonging: They act as identifiers of a particular faith, creating a sense of belonging among its followers. Teaching and Remembrance: Symbols often encapsulate core teachings or events, serving as reminders or tools for instruction. Focus for Worship or Meditation: Many believers use these symbols as focal points during worship or meditation, aiding in spiritual concentration. Regarding their importance, religious symbols: Carry Deep Significance: For adherents, these symbols can embody the essence of their faith, beliefs, and spiritual experiences. Foster Unity: They can create a sense of community and shared identity among followers. Cultural and Historical Connection: Symbols often have deep historical roots, connecting believers to their faith's heritage and traditions. As for their spiritual nature, it largely depends on the context and the beliefs of the individuals involved. For believers, these symbols can indeed be deeply spiritual, embodying divine or sacred realities. However, for others, they might hold more cultural or aesthetic value rather than spiritual. The usage of religious symbols in non-religious spirituality can be attributed to several factors: Cultural Integration: As societies become more multicultural, symbols from various religions often become integrated into the broader culture. Personal Meaning: Individuals may find personal, non-religious meaning in these symbols, resonating with them on an aesthetic, philosophical, or spiritual level outside traditional religious contexts. Universal Themes: Many religious symbols represent universal themes like love, peace, or the search for meaning, which can appeal to people regardless of their religious background. New Age and Eclectic Spiritual Practices: In the context of New Age or eclectic spiritual practices, there is often a blending of elements from various religious traditions, including their symbols. In summary, religious symbols are multifaceted and can be significant both in traditional religious contexts and in broader spiritual or cultural settings. The way they are interpreted and used can vary widely among individuals and groups, reflecting the diverse nature of belief and spirituality in the modern world. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thegrowpodcast/support
Grow: AI and Spirituality
Dec 15 2023
Grow: AI and Spirituality
Join Wendy Jo and Ashley as they discuss AI and Spirituality. Special Guest: Fatima Edwards The intersection of AI and spirituality is a thought-provoking and multifaceted topic, bridging the gap between technology and existential queries. Firstly, AI's rapid advancement raises profound questions about consciousness and the nature of being, topics traditionally explored within spiritual and philosophical realms. The debate on whether an AI can possess consciousness or a soul challenges our understanding of these concepts, pushing us to reconsider the essence of spirituality and its relationship to intelligence, whether organic or artificial. Secondly, AI's potential role in enhancing human spirituality is a topic of growing interest. AI systems can analyze vast amounts of spiritual texts and teachings, offering personalized spiritual guidance or insights. This capability sparks discussions about the role of AI in facilitating spiritual experiences and growth, potentially transforming traditional practices. It raises questions about the authenticity of AI-mediated spirituality and its impact on personal and collective spiritual journeys. Lastly, the ethical implications of AI in the context of spirituality cannot be overlooked. As AI systems become more integrated into our lives, the ethical guidelines governing their development and use take on a spiritual dimension. Questions about the moral responsibility of AI creators, the rights of AI entities, and the impact of AI on societal values resonate deeply with spiritual themes of stewardship, interconnectedness, and the pursuit of a greater good. This aspect underscores the need for a holistic approach to AI development, where technological progress is harmoniously aligned with spiritual and ethical considerations. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thegrowpodcast/support
Grow: Reiki
Dec 7 2023
Grow: Reiki
Join Wendy Jo and Ashley as they discuss Reiki. To reach Ashley: Cannabisnursingsolutions.com To reach Wendy: Edgecoachingandconsulting.com Reiki is an energy-based approach to healing that promotes relaxation, reduces stress and anxiety, and the healing of the body. Reiki originated in ancient Tibetan Buddhist teachings, and was rediscovered in the 1800s in Japan. There are several schools of Reiki that became established in Japan, but the most common was established by Mikao Usui. After a spiritual awakening, Mikao Usui, or Sensei Usui, established the healing system of laying hands and daily practice of mindfulness and personal development he called Reiki. It has been passed down by his students generation by generation. Reiki is also based on the principles of focusing on the present and doing your best everyday. Sensei Usui felt that this was the key to happiness. The principles are: 1. Just for today I will let go of anger. 2. Just for today I will let go of worry. 3. Just for today I will count my blessings. 4. Just for today I will do my work honestly. 5. Just for today I will be kind to every living creature. Reiki is an energy-based approach to healing that promotes relaxation, reduces stress and anxiety, and the healing of the body. As a form of alternative therapy, it is based on the concept of channeling healing energy through a practitioner's hands to promote physical, emotional, and spiritual healing of the patient/recipient. It is also a form of self-healing. Here's a simplified explanation of how it works: * Energy Flow: Practitioners believe that a universal life force energy flows through all living things. In Reiki, this energy is called "ki" or "chi." * Practitioner's Role: A trained Reiki practitioner serves as a channel for this energy. They place their hands lightly on or near the recipient's body, intending to direct the energy to areas where it's needed. * Balancing Energy: The belief is that if a person's ki is blocked or imbalanced, it can lead to physical or emotional issues. Reiki aims to clear blockages and balance the energy, facilitating the body's natural ability to heal itself. * Relaxation and Healing: During a session, recipients often report feelings of deep relaxation, reduced stress, and often relief from physical discomfort. Reiki is considered a holistic approach to well-being. Practitioners often use Reiki as a complementary therapy alongside conventional medical treatments. It can be quite useful to rebalance the body’s energy, promote a relaxation response, teach mindfulness, and promote healing. There is scientific evidence for the efficacy of Reiki in mental health conditions and in physical healing. #Reiki #spirituality #healing --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thegrowpodcast/support
Grow: Spiritual Bypassing vs Authenticity
Dec 1 2023
Grow: Spiritual Bypassing vs Authenticity
Join Wendy Jo and Ashley as they discuss Spiritual bypassing vs Spiritual Authenticity. Spiritual Bypassing vs. Spiritual Authenticity: Embracing Emotions for Spiritual Growth Maria Chowdhury returns to the the show for an interview on the subject. Pathwithharmony.com Spiritual bypassing, often described as the avoidance of various emotions and life experiences in the quest for spiritual development, represents a tendency to utilize spiritual practices or beliefs as a shield against life's complexities. It involves glossing over or denying uncomfortable emotions like anger, grief, or fear, in favor of maintaining a facade of perpetual positivity and enlightenment. However, this approach may provide momentary relief but can hinder genuine spiritual growth. True spiritual authenticity, conversely, stems from embracing the complete range of human emotions and experiences. Embracing the entire spectrum of emotions and experiences is paramount for authentic spiritual growth. Spiritual growth doesn't involve escaping life's difficulties but integrating them into your journey. Authenticity in spirituality arises from recognizing and fully experiencing emotions, whether pleasant or uncomfortable. Confronting these emotions offers profound insights into oneself and the world. By wholeheartedly accepting the full range of emotions and experiences, individuals can cultivate deeper empathy and compassion, both for themselves and others. This authenticity nurtures a more profound connection to the spiritual path, fostering personal growth rooted in reality rather than illusion. Authentic spiritual growth isn't about evading life's challenges but confronting them head-on, leveraging them as opportunities for personal development, and ultimately evolving into more authentic and spiritually enlightened individuals. Contact Wendy at Edgecoachingandconsulting.com Contact Ashley at Cannabisnursingsolutions.com #spirituality #authenticity --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thegrowpodcast/support
Grow: Gratitude and Thankfulness
Nov 22 2023
Grow: Gratitude and Thankfulness
Join Wendy Jo and Ashley as they discuss the practice of gratitude as well as the difference between thankfulness and gratitude. Gratitude as a Healing Practice: Gratitude serves as a potent healing practice that transcends mere thankfulness. This profound emotional state entails a deeper appreciation of life's positive aspects, even amidst life's challenges. When integrated into one's daily routine, gratitude can yield transformative effects on mental and physical well-being. Extensive research demonstrates that nurturing gratitude can effectively diminish stress, anxiety, and depression while bolstering emotional resilience. By prompting individuals to focus on the present moment and express appreciation for life's blessings, whether big or small, gratitude acts as a therapeutic remedy, fostering healing across various dimensions of existence. The Distinction Between Thankfulness and Gratitude: Although the terms "thankfulness" and "gratitude" are frequently used interchangeably, a nuanced yet substantial difference sets them apart. Thankfulness typically involves a sense of appreciation for specific acts or gifts received from external sources. It primarily arises as a reaction to external events or gestures. In contrast, gratitude represents a more profound and encompassing emotional state that need not rely on external stimuli. It entails recognizing life's inherent value and feeling thankful for the very essence of existence. Gratitude extends beyond mere reactions to external circumstances, evolving into a holistic and affirmative approach to life. While thankfulness tends to be event-driven and specific, gratitude embraces a broader perspective, emphasizing a positive and appreciative mindset. In summary, thankfulness constitutes an integral aspect of gratitude, but gratitude reaches beyond isolated acts of kindness or gifts. It epitomizes a deeper state of being that can be nurtured through mindfulness and introspection. As individuals adopt gratitude as a way of life, they not only express appreciation for their current circumstances but also uncover contentment and healing in the present moment, regardless of external challenges. To connect with Ashley, go to: Cannabisnursingschool.com To connect with Wendy, go to: Edgecoachingandconsulting.com #gratitude #thankful #thegrowpodcast --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thegrowpodcast/support
Grow: Herbal Remedies
Nov 16 2023
Grow: Herbal Remedies
The Grow Podcast does not Dispense Medical Advice and all of your health choices are your own Join Wendy Jo and Ashley as they discuss herbal remedies. Herbal remedies, steeped in centuries of cross-cultural use, serve as powerful tools for enhancing health, wellness, and spirituality. These natural remedies harness the unique properties and benefits found in plants, herbs, and botanicals. Central to their impact is the holistic approach they offer. In contrast to conventional medicines, which often target specific symptoms, herbal remedies delve into the root causes of health imbalances, fostering a sense of balance essential for overall well-being. Additionally, herbal remedies typically entail fewer side effects compared to pharmaceutical drugs, rendering them a safer and gentler choice for many. This alignment with the spiritual facet of wellness is profound. The symbiotic relationship between a sound body and mind and spiritual growth is widely acknowledged. Herbal remedies, with their natural and harmonious attributes, are regarded as vehicles for purifying the body, facilitating a profound connection with one's inner self and the spiritual realm. Furthermore, the practice of utilizing herbal remedies itself can evolve into a spiritual journey. The preparation of herbal teas, tinctures, or salves becomes a meditative, mindful endeavor, enhancing presence and awareness. The act of tending to and nurturing plants deepens one's spiritual connection to the Earth and its resources, syncing with the natural cycles of life. In essence, herbal remedies offer not just physical healing but also a transformative pathway to spiritual growth, promoting a holistic sense of health and wellness. visit Ashley at: Cannabisnursingschool.com Visit Wendy at: Edgecoachingandconsulting.com --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thegrowpodcast/support