Episode 67: Growth in a Global Pandemic

Welcome to the Rooted Mind Podcast!

Episode #67: Growth in a Global Pandemic

Your Host: Jess and Shelby


[0:40] Introduction and life updates

[1:10] Life updates/Virus discussion

[6:33]  AD: Take Root

[7:55] Shelby: We’re going to give you our general opinions on the pandemic

[8:55] Have compassion, but don’t let it bleed over into feeding major anxiety and fear

[10:25] Jess: Without working on our mental health, this situation can cause extreme fear and anxiety

[11:00] Shelby: This virus is awful, but it’s also exposing weaknesses that we’ve had in our culture for a long time

[12:39] Jess: Determining the why behind these problems will make us stronger as a nation

[12:58] Shelby: In the future, maybe we can invest in long term solutions to things, like preventive care

[14:11] Jess: This virus has created stronger community

[15:31] Shelby: We have to come up with long term solutions, and we need to have open dialogue

[16:43] Shelby: Why are we afraid to have a discussion about what’s good for everyone, not just one segment of the population?

[17:27] Shelby: We really need experts in the economical and medical fields to come up with solutions

[18:21] Shelby: If you can’t have a discussion without immediately shaming the other person, you’re not going to get the answers you need

[19:28] Jess: Fear sells

[19:48] Shelby: It frustrates me to see people using this pandemic to further political agendas

[22:15] AD: US Wellness Meats

[23:20] Shelby: Washing your hands shouldn’t be a new thing; hopefully you were doing that already

[23:48] Shelby: Social distancing is wise, but as we gather more data, we might be able to come up with a more viable long term solution

[24:28] Jess: Now can be a good time to do the things you haven’t previously had time for

[26:31] Shelby: Be mindful of how pandemic information/opinions impact your mental health and daily life

[27:40] Jess: We should feel all our emotions, but we have the power to not let fear drive us

[28:24] Ways to help/tips for practical daily living during this time

[31:33] Shelby: If you’re negative all day, you’re going to leave a negative impact on those around you

[32:58] Jess: Getting yourself involved with people who help you be your best self is key; encourage each other

[35:05] Shelby: We can’t control what diseases we get, but we can control how we respond and the decisions we make leading up to that

[35:45] Shelby: If you’re willing to take that first step in taking control of your health, it builds momentum and you can keep moving forward

[36:40] AD: Coleman Farms

[37:56] Shelby: Build consistency in your health journey

[39:00] Closing thoughts/encouragement

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U.S. Wellness Meats: U.S. Wellness Meats was founded in 2000 in Monticello, Missouri (pop. 98) by visionary farmers, who saw that big-business cattle-raising practices were taking a toll on our animals and our health. By returning to rotational grazing practices that are good for the planet and good for our cattle, we led the way in introducing a new generation to the unmatched taste, tenderness, and healthiness of grass-fed beef. Click here to shop. Use code “Grassland” to save 15% off your order.


Coleman Farms: Coleman Farms provides high-quality grass-fed beef for families. Our beef has no added hormones, steroids, or antibiotics. Cattle are rotationally grazed in a stress-free environment to provide the best variety of forage for our animals and leave the smallest environmental impact possible. Click here to shop.


Take Root Cafe:  Our mission is to alleviate hunger and promote health by offering nourishing, high quality, local food on a pay-what-you-can basis. We are changing the way people eat and interact with their food. Take Root is joining over 60 other cafes in the U.S. dedicated to ending hunger in our nation.

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