Nearly every episode of the podcast, including this one, ends with the final statement, “Until the next time, spend each day creating the world you want to live in by taking care of Earth, yourself, and each other.” What does it mean, however, to take care of ourselves, or one another, in a meaningful way?
That question forms the central point of this interview with ecological landscape designer, speaker, and author Jessi Bloom. She shares her personal story of becoming Trauma Informed, ways we can work on healing ourselves through mental and physical health routines, how we can help others by taking a Mental Health First Aid training, and what we can do to create sacred spaces and use plants, plant-based medicine, and daily acts for our overall happiness and wellbeing.
This work isn’t about a day at a spa or a simple vacation to recuperate, but how you can heal yourself and create a life that supports and nurtures you.
Find out more about Jessi and work at jessibloom.com and her books, including Creating Sanctuary, at TimberPress.com. You’ll find those and links to trauma awareness training and mental health first aid in the resource section below.
What do you think of this conversation with Jessi?
What do you do to take care of yourself?
Have you attended a course in Mental Health First Aid or to become Trauma Informed?
Let me know. Leave a comment below or get in touch:
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From here the next episode is out on September 10th, which is also my 39th birthday, and is a conversation with Jereme Zimmerman about his new book Brew Beer Like a Yeti: Traditional Techniques and Recipes for Unconventional Ales, Gruits, and Other Ferments Using Minimal Hops.
Until the next time, spend each day creating the world you want to live in by taking care of Earth, yourself, and each other.