FEP28 Heidi Smith and the Bloom Book

Heidi Smith joins us on the podcast to discuss her new book The Bloom Book and the practice of Flower Essence Therapy. Our wide ranging conversation touched on her passion for social justice, reclaiming feminine consciousness, and her collaborative approach to healing trauma.

FEP27 Disaster Fatigue

We are all experiencing compounding stresses this year, from the Coronavirus and all the related financial, job, and school stresses. In California, we are having severe fires causing evacuations and uncertainty, along with smoky air. Taken all together, we are reflecting on the strong need for Flower Essence support to help us stay resilient, hopeful, and kind to our selves and others.

FEP 26 Late Summer Energetics

Kathleen and Rochana discuss the “fifth season” of Late Summer from both the Chinese Medicine and Ayurvedic perspective. As we switch from the expansiveness of summer to the drawing in energy of fall, stress and worry can be exacerbated as the heat of the season starts to penetrate the field of the energy body. Flower Essences can support you in this time of inner and outer change.

FEP25 Our Favorite Books

Tune in for a lighthearted discussion of Kathleen and Rochana’s favorite flower essence books. We talk about books that have been influential in our development as flower essence practitioners and makers, and share our recommendations for those who wish to learn more about flower essences.

FEP23 Collective Loss with Ruth Toledo Altschuler

We are delighted to have Ruth join us again to talk about flower essences for this moment, to help us navigate dark times and difficult changes in our lives. We have essences to help us find hope, adapt to new ways of being in the world, and to build trust among ourselves and with the Earth.

FEP21 Exploring Anger

In this episode, we discuss the tricky topic of anger. Like all emotions, anger has a message and needs to be heard. In the season of Spring, this issue is particularly prominent, and we view it through the lenses of Chinese and Ayurvedic Medicine.

FEP19 Pandemic Stress

Flower Essence Practitioners Kathleen and Rochana talk about the stress of the pandemic and how to use flower essences and a variety of wellness tools to steady your nervous system, calm anxiety and worry, and get grounded in your body. Managing your stress will help your immune system work better, and help you feel better as we all work our way through this time of great challenge.

FEP18 The Spring Season

Most of us enjoy the energy and enthusiasm of spring, but there are challenges as well. In this episode, we discuss the season from the perspectives of various world traditions, how to detox and support your liver in spring, what to do about grouchiness and irritability, and how to maintain focus and momentum to accomplish your goals.

FEP16 Plant Attunement

We are often asked how we know what a flower essence does. In this episode, we share tips to develop a personal relationship with nature intelligence and how to communicate with plants directly. Plant attunement is a skill anyone can learn, and is useful whether you ever plan to make a flower essence or not.

FEP14 The Winter Season

Each season has challenges, and in Winter our spirits can struggle with lack of sunlight, SAD, low moods exacerbated by the inability to get out as much, and the overall post holiday hangover. Join us as we discuss flower essences to help support your mood, find clarity, and enhance the positive aspects of the season, to pause, rest and reset.

FEP12 Emergency Essences for Crisis

The recent wildfires here in California resulted in a lot of stress, dislocation, and crisis for residents and their pets. Flower Essence formulas can be vital supports for us as we experience evacuations, uncertainty, and the post traumatic stress of environmental disasters.

FEP11 Family and the Holidays

Not everyone has warm and easy holiday gatherings ahead. Lots of us have challenging family relationships, stressful travel, and uncomfortable gatherings ahead. We’d like to help smooth your way with Flower Essences so you can be your best self even if you are having all your buttons pushed.

FEP10 Pets

Animals love flower essences! Learn how to use flower essences to help your pet with issues like barking, separation anxiety, and general household stress.

FEP09 Focus

Show Notes: We are all immersed in an overstimulating world with constant and distracting inputs. Flower Essences can help you calm, focus and ease your overworked mind and nervous system so you can think clearly and act from your center. Flower Essences […]