I believe we each have gardens we are working on inside of us. I call them the gardens of our souls. Our challenging experiences give us the opportunity to let the weeds and dangerous plant life grow or do the WORK to keep our gardens healthy and strong. When we grow from our experiences, we produce seeds.
Not all growth is healthy. Sometimes we are required to do some weeding to give energy to what is best for OUR gardens. Some seeds may look great in other people’s gardens, but don’t thrive in ours. There is a lot that goes into why and how gardens grow.
When we start seeing each person is growing, nurturing, and/or neglecting their own gardens, we begin to understand that it’s important to look at what we are growing in OUR own. It may have taken us some hard lessons to be able to grow the magnificent plant life we have, but the true gift is when it starts producing seeds we can give to others. These are the seeds of wisdom.
The Seeds of Wisdom series isn’t about forcing people to plant seeds either. This series is all about celebrating each other’s beautiful growth. We may decide to nurture growth that is already in our gardens, weed out the what’s not serving us, plant new seeds, or simply just get a little insight into the growth in someone else’s garden.
No two gardens are exactly alike…that’s why I love hearing other people’s perspectives of growth from a loving place—a place of experience, strength, courage, and authenticity. I’m so excited to have the opportunity to share these conversations with anybody who wants to plant some extraordinary seeds in their own gardens. We each get to choose what we want to plant and nurture, yet we can still appreciate the beautiful plant life others have to offer.
With that, we begin our journey!
Each week I will be presenting you with a seed of wisdom from a special guest. It will be approximately a 20-minute conversation that you will be able to watch and/or listen to across the From A Loving Place with Author Rachael Wolff platforms, which include Facebook, YouTube, and From A Loving Place podcast available on multiple podcast-streaming platforms. The From A Loving Place blog will have additional features like their long bio, website, book(s) links, promotions, and/or social media information for a more in-depth dive into who is sharing their seeds with you.
I’m so excited to bring you on this amazing journey with me. Consciously exploring the seeds people have to offer us is truly a wonderful gift. Every time I think about it, I’m reminded how mesmerizing it is to visit gardens. I love the AWE I feel when I see a tree, plant, or flower that I’ve never seen before. Then, there is the AWE that stays with me no matter how many times I see certain plant life, like the banyan tree. I never stop feeling the AWE in its presence.
This first batch of seeds I’ve picked personally from a group of professionals, authors, and influencers who are committed to spreading seeds of wisdom to the world. I hope you enjoy digging deep, because we are in for quite the adventure.
A Glimpse of What’s Coming
Kiersten Parsons Hathcock, author of Little Voices: How Kids in Spirit Helped a Reluctant Medium Escape and Heal from Abuse is an award-winning self-taught carpenter/furniture designer, and founder of Mod Mom Furniture, a kids’ furniture company featured on ABC’s Shark Tank. She’s also a TEDx speaker and an intuitive medium who works for the National Institute for Law and Justice helping detectives and families uncover truth in missing persons and homicide cases. In her previous work life, Kiersten was a staff writer for Northern Arizona University and TV marketing executive for A&E TV Network and The History Channel. Learn more at kierstenhathcock.com.
Marlene Wagman-Geller received her Bachelor of Arts from York University and her teaching credentials from the University of Toronto and San Diego State University. She recently retired after teaching high school English and history for thirty-five years. The author shares her home with her husband, Joel, daughter, Jordanna, and dog, Harley. Reviews from her eleven books have appeared in The New York Times and dozens of other newspapers such as The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, and The Huffington Post. Her latest book, The Secret Lives of Royal Women comes out 9/20/22. Learn more at marlenewagmangeller.com.
Shelly Ehler is a certified life coach and clinical hypnotherapist and her mission is to enlighten,
empower and inspire her clients to live their best lives! She sees clients both virtually and in
person at her office in Camarillo, Ca. Learn more at sjehypnotherapy.com.
Jodie Skillicorn is an osteopathic physician board certified in Psychiatry and a diplomate of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine. She integrates conventional medical training with evidence-based holistic methods that include breathwork, meditation, yoga, qi qong, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), Mind-Body Medicine, energy medicine, nutrition, exercise, and nature at her virtual practice in Ohio. She is the author of Healing Depression without Medications: A Psychiatrist’s Guide to Balancing Mind, Body, and Soul. Learn more at jodieskillicorn.com
Bridgitte Jackson-Buckley is a writer and the author of The Gift of Crisis, a memoir which chronicles her story of identifying the underlying purpose of financial crisis and the meditation practice which helped to overcome the crisis. As a freelance writer and interviewer, Bridgitte is known for in-depth interviews with leading New Thought luminaries. She earned a psychology degree from the University of California, Berkeley and is the founder/owner of Little Visioneers, an online independent bookstore dedicated to books by women. Currently, she lives in Los Angeles. Learn more at BJBuckley.com and LittleVisioneers.com.
Raquel Bravo is a writer and artist. Through her journey of awakening and self-realization, she rediscovered her love for the creative arts, specifically writing. “It is through writing that I express the Truth of who I am. Writing is how I release my sensitivity, my clairsentient abilities that used to get the best of me. I now see my delicate perceptions as gifts of the Divine.”
Join Raquel over on Substack, where she shares personal experiences of what it means to live this human life while perceiving through the lens of a greater Reality. Raquel is working on a new website and her first book, which will be self-published after the first of the new year. Learn more at stillnesswithin.org.
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With Love and Gratitude,
Rachael Wolff, Author of Letters from a Better Me