Episode 51: Reflections

Welcome to the Rooted Mind Podcast!

Episode #51: Reflections

Your hosts: Jess and Shelby


[0:45] Intro and life updates

[1:35] Proactively being thankful

[1:50] Shelby reflects on when the podcast first launched in 2018

[2:47] Shelby: I’m proud of us for what we’ve done with the podcast and how much we’ve learned

[3:17] Shelby: This podcast has really pushed me out of my comfort zone when it comes to speaking unscripted and being able to articulate my thoughts

[4:00] Jess: I’m so thankful for everyone that makes the podcast possible

[4:40] Shelby shares who works behind-the-scenes

[5:15] Shelby: I’ve made a lot of strides in my career this past year

[5:45] Shelby describes the responsibilities of a Nurse Practitioner and what her job entails

[6:45] Shelby shares how she’s grown in her profession

[7:58] Jess shares her career journey and how she left her corporate job to pursue her own business

[10:15] Shelby shares the struggle of juggling motherhood, creating a business, and working part-time as an NP

[11:40] Jess shares the benefits of having a mentor

[12:05] AD: U.S. Wellness Meats

[13:30] Shelby shares joining seminary and growing spiritually

[14:30] Jess shares how she has pursuing spiritual growth

[15:58] Jess anticipates the one year anniversary of getting her cycle back

[16:20] Jess reflects on the healing that has taken place for her over the past 2 years

[18:20] Jess shares how she’s overcoming negative energy and feeling stuck

[19:00] Jess shares setting emotional boundaries

[19:28] AD: Take Root Cafe

[20:45] Shelby: I was really worried we weren’t going to be able to have another baby; this year was releasing a lot of that concern; I’ve learned to stop pushing myself so hard

[23:00] Shelby: We’ll have to wait til December to find out the gender of our baby

[23:30] Jess: When you’re thankful, you feel good

[23:56] Jess: I’m thankful for all inner work I’ve accomplished in 2019

[25:00] Shelby: We are human beings, not human doings. That saying has helped me shift my mindset about not having to be doing something to be valuable and loved

[26:17] Western culture is very performance driven

[27:20] What are you thankful for and how have you grown this year?

[27:30] Outro


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