Episode 133:
3 Herbs for Resilience
with Rosalee and Rebecca

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herbs for building resilience

Episode Summary

Today is a special episode!

That’s partly because I’m with my bestie, Rebecca Altman. But also because we’re talking about something near and dear to both of our hearts: simple and practical ways to build resilience.

Because life’s too short and too precious to be trapped in a dread of Monday mornings, right? “Monday mornings” might not ever go away, but your experience of them can change.

To us, resilience isn’t about productivity hacks to keep stuffing more and more into a draining existence. It’s really about being like a willow that’s grounded and rooted, yet able to sway with the wind. It’s the ability to maintain joy and ease amidst life's challenges.

In this episode, we share three herbs that can help you be more resilient when life sends storm winds your way.

Rebecca also shares her Soft & Cozy Tea recipe, which you can download (along with an entire tea recipe e-book) in the section below.

By the end of this episode, you’ll know:

► What really needs to be transformed to build resilience

► Why herbs alone aren’t enough (though they certainly help!)

► The first-time-on-the-show herb that can offer profound support when you’re feeling life's heat a bit too keenly

► An herbal ally that can gradually and gently bring peace to frazzled nerves 

► An herb with a remarkable ability to restore balance, from improving sleep cycles to softening stress responses

► Why gentle action can be the most powerful

► and so much more…

For those of you who don’t already know Rebecca, she loves connecting people: to the earth, to plants, to each other, and to themselves. The underlying purpose behind all of her work is to help people remember the feeling of living in alignment with who they truly are, and the larger flow of the universe. She has an online school, called Wonder Botanica, where she teaches people how to connect to the earth, the heart path, and the universe; and works with clients individually to connect them to their own inner guidance.

Rebecca lives in the mountains of Southern California, with her dog, and about a million oak trees. Despite so many reasons not to be, she remains steadfastly hopeful about human beings and this incredible planet.

I’m so excited to share our conversation with you today!

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What You'll Learn from This Episode

  • [02:22] Introduction to Rebecca Altman
  • [03:51] The origin of Building Resilience
  • [06:47] Opposite twinsies
  • [08:27] Your relationship to your life
  • [11:37] Building Resilience Mini Course
  • [12:21] An herb for when you feel burnt-out, fried, and crispy
  • [22:38] A nutrient-rich herb to soothe and restore the nervous system
  • [32:52] Soft & Cozy Tea recipe
  • [35:56] An herb to help restore sleep cycles and support the endocrine system
  • [47:40] The power of gentle action
  • [53:27] Herbal tidbit


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  • 02:27 - Introduction to Rebecca Altman
  • 03:54 - The origin of Building Resilience
  • 07:04 - Opposite twinsies
  • 08:46 - Your relationship to your life
  • 12:00 - Building Resilience Mini Course
  • 12:45 - An herb for when you feel burnt-out, fried, and crispy
  • 23:56 - A nutrient-rich herb to soothe and restore the nervous system
  • 34:36 - Soft & Cozy Tea recipe
  • 38:00 - An herb to help restore sleep cycles and support the endocrine system
  • 50:24 - The power of gentle action
  • 56:18 - Herbal tidbit

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Rosalee is an herbalist and author of the bestselling book Alchemy of Herbs: Transform Everyday Ingredients Into Foods & Remedies That Healand co-author of the bestselling book Wild Remedies: How to Forage Healing Foods and Craft Your Own Herbal Medicine. She's a registered herbalist with the American Herbalist Guild and has taught thousands of students through her online courses. Read about how Rosalee went from having a terminal illness to being a bestselling author in her full story here.  


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