Turning Inward with Katie Hess

Turning Inward with Katie Hess

March 24, 2020

Now is the time to take charge and turn inward, to resist the urge to seek external stimulation and instead learn from our own inner wisdom and observe our emotional patterning for insights. I share the importance of staying neutral, being a leader and nourishing ourselves. I also provide a new list of flower essences for different types of needs that are arising this week and offer my favorite meditation program as a gift -- with 16-audio recordings designed to help you experience more calm, clarity and focus within minutes.
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THE UNSHAKEABLE YOU WITH KATIE HESS

THE UNSHAKEABLE YOU WITH KATIE HESS

March 18, 2020

In this episode of the Flowerlounge Podcast, you'll hear a solo cast about the importance of reconnecting with the unshakeable part of you, along with a side of flower essences to keep your cool no matter what -- and a short meditation.
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HOLISTIC HEALING FOR PETS

HOLISTIC HEALING FOR PETS

March 04, 2020 1 Comment

If you are a pet owner, you need to listen to this episode. PERIOD. I speak with Dr. Josie Beug, TCVM or Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medical doctor. She shares astounding research around the dangers of excessive allopathic treatment with pets, how most pet foods lead to chronic illness, how most pets she treats have similar issues to their owners and why that is. Josie shares about her own heartwarming path to finding Traditional Chinese Medicine, flower essences, gem elixirs and the results she’s seen with not only animals but also in her own life.
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REDEFINING POWER: EMBODYING THE QUEEN

REDEFINING POWER: EMBODYING THE QUEEN

January 07, 2020

In this episode I speak with Stephanie Marango about redefining the concept of ‘power’ with concepts like ‘allowing’, ‘presence’ and divine feminine. We talk about the importance for women today to embrace the Queen archetype -- and why. She describes the value of experiencing the intensity of feelings as fuel for wisdom through vulnerability, and she teaches us the ‘Gunk meditation’.
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Adrenals, Thyroid & Ovaries: Connecting the Dots

Adrenals, Thyroid & Ovaries: Connecting the Dots

December 10, 2019

In this episode, I talk with Dr. Aviva Romm about all things energy, from adrenal fatigue to thyroid balance, from signs of burnout to adaptogens to nourish your body. We talk about endometriosis, fibroids, cysts and excess estrogen in women today & simple remedies for balancing the endocrine system, connecting the dots between your adrenals, thyroid and ovaries.
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SAILING INTERIOR WATERS

SAILING INTERIOR WATERS

December 10, 2019

I talk with Nadia Nedelchez, holistic practitioner from Uruguay about her business and use of LOTUSWEI elixirs and oils to help women in her country express themselves, have self-confidence, and trust that they have gifts the world needs.
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HOMEOPATHY: PREVENTION AS CURE

HOMEOPATHY: PREVENTION AS CURE

December 05, 2019

In a country where one of the leading causes of death is properly prescribed medications, the fact that there are 200 years of recorded safe use (zero harm) of homeopathic medicine is incredibly meaningful. 

In this episode I talk with Ellie Whalen, founder of Sprayology homeopathic remedies for the last 20 years. We talk about the most important remedies for preventative health and wellness, including for digestion, hangover, stress, lack of sunshine, cold/flu, environmental toxins and sleep.

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FERMENTING WISDOM

FERMENTING WISDOM

November 19, 2019

In this episode I talk with baker, horticulturist + James Beard Award Winner, Sarah Owens. She specializes in sourdough cultures and other types of fermentation, as well as locally-grown and heirloom ingredients. 

We talk about why food preparation is so sacred and the beauty of making food with your hands. Hint: it transmits your own special essence to people who eat your food - through the microbiome (bacterial cultures) on your hands. 

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The First Mess: Food Blogging & Self Love

The First Mess: Food Blogging & Self Love

November 12, 2019

Do you ever read see one of those instagram profiles or food blogs that are exquisitely styled, with gorgeous colors and recipes? Do you ever wonder what goes into that and how much time it requires to develop a body of work around food, social media and blogging? 

In this episode, I talk with chef Laura Wright about her experiences creating a blog that showcases her seasonal vegan recipes including beautiful photographs and captivating stories.

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Sex, Money & Flowers

Sex, Money & Flowers

October 29, 2019

In this episode I sit down with Samantha Bulloch from The Alchemist Tree in Eastern Australia. We talk about her favorite flower essence and essential oil allies - for all issues sex and money, along with her favorite flowers + nourishing food — and how to anchor plant medicine into your daily rituals.
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Becoming the Conduit Between Earth & Sky

Becoming the Conduit Between Earth & Sky

October 22, 2019

Do you ever wish you had that perfect practice -- that after an hour, you’d have done your exercise, meditation and health/wellness practices all wrapped into one? This week I talk with Frank Banuelos about just that!
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Embracing the Mystery - From ICU Nurse to Energy Work

Embracing the Mystery - From ICU Nurse to Energy Work

October 15, 2019

Karen Betten is the founder of Limitless Living.  Together, we talk about her transition from ICU Nurse to energy work. She shares how certain emotions can cause physical issues, whyBody Talk + theFranklin Method are instrumental in her practice + life, and how fight or flight stress can get locked in the body when you exercise.

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AGING IS BETTER THAN THE ALTERNATIVE

AGING IS BETTER THAN THE ALTERNATIVE

October 08, 2019

I sit down with Kathy Nelson of Kabuki Spa in San Francisco to talk about getting comfortable with aging, as well as intuitive wayfinding in business.

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UNPACKING THE MYSTERY OF YOURSELF

UNPACKING THE MYSTERY OF YOURSELF

September 17, 2019

I welcome back a colleague and very dear friend, women’s health psychiatrist, Dr. Kelly Brogan. Together, we talk specifically about getting curious about your wounds, understanding your defense mechanisms, and putting more value and importance on amplifying your radiance as opposed to productivity and intellect.
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BOTANICAL RITUALS, PROTECTION + EMPOWERMENT

BOTANICAL RITUALS, PROTECTION + EMPOWERMENT

September 10, 2019

Samantha Bulloch is the founder of The Alchemist Tree in Eastern Australia. Together, we talk about her path as a nurse working with children with cancer - to working with flower essences and essential oils as a naturopathic doctor.
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FLOWER ESSENCES IN THE SPA INDUSTRY

FLOWER ESSENCES IN THE SPA INDUSTRY

August 28, 2019

Sharon Narduzzi is one of the most innovative spa directors in the hospitality industry.  Together we chat about flower essences in the spa and how being vulnerable makes you a better leader.
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EXPLORING SINGAPORE WITH KATIE + TAYLOR

EXPLORING SINGAPORE WITH KATIE + TAYLOR

August 20, 2019

Katie and Taylor talk about their travels throughout Singapore: the culture, the people , the lion and dragon dancing, and most importantly, the food!
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Eastern Approach to Common Health Struggles

Eastern Approach to Common Health Struggles

July 24, 2019

Kiya Hunter and I get together to discuss simple remedies to common health issues like headaches, digestive issues, and achy joints from a Traditional Chinese Medicine approach.  We also talk about the dangers of drinking cold drinks and icing your injuries.
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WITHOUT MOTHER NATURE YOU'RE DEAD

WITHOUT MOTHER NATURE YOU'RE DEAD

July 18, 2019

Claire Chiang and Katie have a conversation in Singapore about changes in our world, how flower elixirs have become critical for life today, and how a simple longing for a more meaningful life can unlock possibilities beyond your imagination.
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TRAVELING THROUGH TAIWAN: FOOD, FLOWERS + THE JUNGLE

TRAVELING THROUGH TAIWAN: FOOD, FLOWERS + THE JUNGLE

July 03, 2019

Taylor and I set up the microphones in the Da'an Park in Taipei to do a special recording about what it’s like in to be in Taiwan. We answer questions submitted on social media about our travels, from food to flower collecting to what it feels like to be in the jungle and in another culture where we don't speak the language. We marvel at all the ways we love Taiwan, and reveal some of the craziness.  
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Change Your Mind with Plants

Change Your Mind with Plants

June 19, 2019

Brian Holley is the former director of the Naples Botanical Garden in Florida.  Together, we talk about horticulture therapy and saving endangered plant species.  At the end, we talk about nine flower essences that we collected at the garden.
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Floral Arranging as Art & Therapy

Floral Arranging as Art & Therapy

June 12, 2019

Morgan Anderson has been published in the peer-reviewed academic journal HortTechnology, Postharvest, Cut Flower Quarterly, and the OFA Bulletin for her research.  Together we talk about about a culture of all things flowers, an dhow flower design can be an art as well as therapy.
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How to Host a Women’s Circle in Your Community

How to Host a Women’s Circle in Your Community

May 29, 2019

Becca Piastrelli is a writer, women's coach, and host of the Belonging podcast.  Together we talk about how to truly be present with others instead of fixing or offering advice.  We discuss questions to get people into their authentic truth and why women's circles are so beneficial.
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Hot Messes, Gender Roles + Surrendering

Hot Messes, Gender Roles + Surrendering

May 14, 2019

Jai Sugrim is a Yoga Teacher, Athletic Trainer, recognized Men's Health Expert and the creator of the Jai Sugrim Method.  Together we talk about learning from our hot messes,solitude as a way to observe what's real and much much more.
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Insights from a Dead Body

Insights from a Dead Body

April 09, 2019

Susie Knudsen, a massage therapist for 27 years decided to take a next-level anatomy class to deepen her already phenomenal understanding of the body.  Together, we discuss her wild experiences cutting open and exploring a cadaver and how it changed the way she sees life and the way she understands the body.
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Listening to Your Body

Listening to Your Body

March 27, 2019

Christie Hwang Jordan started practicing Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in 1999 with a passion to assist people through health crises that often happened with life transitions.  Together we talk about how listening to your body and heart is the single most powerful method for healing and transformation.
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Dangers of the Birth Control Pill + Your Cycle's Superpowers

Dangers of the Birth Control Pill + Your Cycle's Superpowers

March 20, 2019

Nicole Jardim is a Certified Women's Health Coach and the creator of Fix Your Period, a series of programs that empower women to reclaim their hormone health using a method that combines simplicity and sass. Together, we talk about the incredible dangers of the birth control pill, how to get off of it and what to do instead.
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Chinese Medicine: Revealing the Root Cause of Your Health Issues in 20 Seconds

Chinese Medicine: Revealing the Root Cause of Your Health Issues in 20 Seconds

February 13, 2019

Juliana Bishop is a wildly creative Medical Herbalist specializing in Western, Ayurvedic and Chinese Herbalism with a knack for getting down to root causes of issues.  Together, we talk about everything from tongue diagnosis to the nuts and bolts of how traditional Chinese medicine works.
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The Beauty of Aging + Making Life Count

The Beauty of Aging + Making Life Count

January 29, 2019

Dr. Sarah Villafranco is the founder and CEO of Osmia Organics and a natural skin-care expert advocating for cultivating joy and health every day.  Together we talk about her journey from being an ER doctor to growing her own sap + skin care company, fear, trust in business, beauty and the complexity of aging.
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Spiritual Patterns Beneath Physical Imbalances

Spiritual Patterns Beneath Physical Imbalances

January 22, 2019

Kiya Hunter is an acupuncturist that thinks way outside the box! Even in the world of Traditional Chinese Medicine, she works with all of the wildest, most interesting ways to heal the body, even in the scope of techniques and methods that most acupuncturists don't tap into! 
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EP 68: Digging for Root Causes Through Functional Nutrition

EP 68: Digging for Root Causes Through Functional Nutrition

January 09, 2019

Venessa Rodriguez is a functional nutritionist, intuitive nourishment guide and host of the Feed Your Wild Podcast.  Together we talk about how her mother's cancer inspired her to devoting food as medicine, clearing clutter, ancestral nutrition and digging for root issues.
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Chocolate, Meditation + Caretaking as a Path to Enlightenment

Chocolate, Meditation + Caretaking as a Path to Enlightenment

December 26, 2018

Lisa is one of my best friends and like a sister to me.  As the founder of Wei of Chocolate, she delights in giving people permission to eat chocolate every day without guilt.  Together talk about why you can and should be eating dark chocolate every day, how to tap into the five elements around you and what defines cacao as a superfood vs. a dessert.
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Chinese Medicine for Your Pets

Chinese Medicine for Your Pets

December 19, 2018

Dr. Peggy LaCombe earned her Veterinary Degree from Colorado State University.  Together we talk about why she made the transition from traditional veterinary practice to Traditional Chinese Medicine, how to treat things such as anxiety in your pets, acupressure points, and why it is so important to maintain a positive mindset around your pets all of the time.
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COSTA RICA GROUP POETRY + Q&A

COSTA RICA GROUP POETRY + Q&A

December 05, 2018

In this episode, you'll hear short lines of poetry written by the women who attended and hosted the Earth Aura retreat in Costa Rica as well as a Q&A session with guests and hots covering topics such as business, movement practices, flower essence courses and so much more!
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Flower Essences from a Different Point of View

Flower Essences from a Different Point of View

November 14, 2018

This past summer, we had the most AMAZING intern - Shea Betten.  Together we switched things up a little and traded off asking each other questions and revealed what our office was really like and why teens might be medicating now more than ever.
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Demystifying Pregnancy Past Your 30's

Demystifying Pregnancy Past Your 30's

November 07, 2018

Sharon Fischer is a board certified psychiatric and adult Nurse Practitioner and Emma Williams is a researcher and writer whose work in women's health and reproductive health has taken her to various countries in Asia and Africa. Authors of Beyond the Egg Timer, we discuss the stigma around having babies later in life and fertility.
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How a Cup of Tea Can Be Your Life's Purpose

How a Cup of Tea Can Be Your Life's Purpose

October 23, 2018

Lopa van der Mersch is a mother of a 3 year old, 8 month old, and a start up named Rasa, living in Colorado.  Together we talk about the importance of adaptogen herbs, her business and other words of wisdom.
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Ways to Have a Healthy Pregnancy + Understanding Your Womb

Ways to Have a Healthy Pregnancy + Understanding Your Womb

September 12, 2018

Sarah is a certified life coach with accreditation from the International Coaches Federation and a health coach with training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. We discuss listening to your body and how even a simple food intolerance can affect your fertility and what tests every woman should get at least once.
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Lessons From Grief: Taking Inventory + Nourishing Your Internal Self

Lessons From Grief: Taking Inventory + Nourishing Your Internal Self

September 05, 2018

Pixie Lighthorse is the author of the Prayers of Honoring Series + has recently added a new section on honoring grief.  She received her training in western shamanism between 2003-2012.  Pixie and Katie discuss in a culture of 'go,go,go...', how do we make time for the grieving process?
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Herbal Infusions and Wise Women Traditions

Herbal Infusions and Wise Women Traditions

August 22, 2018

Arielle Hayat is a clinical herbalist from Arbor Vitae School of Traditional Herbalism where is currently working on her clinical education.  She apprentices at the oldest medicinal herb shop in Manhattan, Flower Power Herbs and Roots focusing on the Six Steps of Healing of the Wise Woman Tradition.  She empowers and guides numerous people in her community to a healthier lifestyle that focuses on wellness from the inside out.
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LISTENING TO YOUR BODY

LISTENING TO YOUR BODY

August 08, 2018

Jessica is a contemplator, idea maker, thinker and innovator who takes the qualities of observing nature, spending time in quietude, and a sense of deep inner looking to her practice of acupuncture and East Asian medicine.  She gives some insight on how to recognize the signs that there may be something more going on than meets the eye.
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NEW BIOLOGY + RADICAL TRUTHS

NEW BIOLOGY + RADICAL TRUTHS

July 25, 2018

Sayer Ji is an author, activist, speaker, and widely recognized thought leader in the natural health and wellness space. This year I had the great honor of meeting Sayer in person, and hung out with he and a group of like-minded folks in Florida. Sayer is super aware, in tune, brilliant and has his finger on virtually all of the most cutting edge health + wellness info.
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Battling Energy Vampires

Battling Energy Vampires

July 18, 2018 2 Comments

We talk with Dr. Christiane Northrup about her most recent boo, 'Dodging Energy Vampires', and about women who eat healthy, exercise and are the epitome of a wellness lifestyle - and yet, they are exhausted.  We dig into why this happens + how to recognize + remove yourself from an energy-draining situation.
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Wild Fermentation

Wild Fermentation

June 27, 2018

Sandor Ellix Katz is a fermentation revivalist. His books Wild Fermentation and the Art of Fermentation, along with the hundreds of fermentation workshops he has taught around the world, have helped to catalyze a broad revival of the fermentation arts.
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The Invisible World

The Invisible World

June 20, 2018

Maya Shetreat is a neurologist, herbalist, naturalist and the author of a book called The Dirt Cure, talking about the benefits of kids getting into dirt.
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MENOPAUSE + SACRED LIFE CYCLES

MENOPAUSE + SACRED LIFE CYCLES

June 06, 2018

With her unique blend of Western medicine, indigenous traditions, feminist principles, and contemporary sensibility, Susan A. Lipshutz, LCSW, sacred feminine activist. Deeply devoted to building strong communities that reawaken and integrate the sacred feminine into daily life, Susan strives to weave the wisdom of our grandmothers with her own powerful modern teachings attuned to the complexities of today's challenges and evolutionary potential.
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Limitless Living

Limitless Living

May 30, 2018

I talk with Tiffany Soi talk about self-punishment to the point of self-harm, failure, successes and setbacks, self-awareness, being intrigued by your inner dialogue and making pivots in your path. Also: living in Asia, the relationship between give + take, awareness within chaos in Bangkok traffic, food as nourishment in Asian culture vs. Western starvation mode, life in Singapore and embracing abundance + aging.
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Finding Your Herbal Sweet Spot

Finding Your Herbal Sweet Spot

May 02, 2018

I talk with herbalist and best-selling author, Rosalee de la Forêt.  We dive into some of Rosalee's favorite herbs and spices, as well as how to identify the root causes of imbalance and deficiencies in our bodies. 

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The Tension of Opposites

The Tension of Opposites

April 18, 2018

I talk with Ali Shapiro, founder of Truce with Food about how food can be a natural healer and ways that revisiting past trauma can actually HELP us bloom into our fullest potential.
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Modern Remedies from a 3,000-Year-Old Health/Medical System

Modern Remedies from a 3,000-Year-Old Health/Medical System

April 04, 2018

K.P. Khalsa is one of the country's foremost natural healing experts with over 47 years of experience in alternative medicine, and man-oh-man does he drop some knowledge on us! We deep dive into conversation about 3,000 year old medical systems that influence his work today.
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