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Growing Joy with Plants - Wellness Rooted in Nature, Houseplants, Gardening and Plant Care

Maria Failla- Happy Plant Lady and Author of Growing Joy: The Plant Lover's Guide to Cultivating Happiness



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Everyday Plant Magic with Rachael of Infinite Succulent

• 74 min

Do you believe in magic? When we were kids, it was so easy—almost natural—for us to believe in magic. There was a certain charm to casting spells, making potions, or even wishing on a random star on a starry night. For many of us, as we grew older and we found ourselves in different unexpected directions, we started to let go of our belief in magic. Fortunately, our plants are the best bridge to reconnecting us with this magic, with ourselves, with our curiosity, and even with things yet to be known, and here’s Rachael of Infinite Succulent to tell us more about plant magic. In this episode, we learn:[01:19] Have you been to the kindest and plantiest corner of the internet?[02:49] What this episode is about[06:29] Who is Rachael and what does she do?[07:44] Maria shares a heartwarming story about Rachael[09:11] Rachael’s academic background, her professional journey, and how she ultimately became the nature connector she is today[16:09] How Rachael got started with energy work[18:18] What Rachael’s new book is about[18:50] How does Rachael define magic?[21:36] On the divine timing and trusting the universe to take you where you need to go[24:32] Why has connecting with nature never been more important than today?[27:33] How can plants help us move energy more intentionally? [30:16] What do negative ions in plants do for our health?[31:41] Where to get the best seeds for your 2023 garden[32:36] How to combat the low humidity in your home[34:37] Why biophilia is becoming a necessity, especially in workplaces[36:40] On green witchcraft and connecting with nature through different ways[39:22] Why connecting with plants is an inherent trait and experience in all of us[43:33] On worshipping nature, religions, and finding spirituality in nature[46:25] Different ways to connect with plant magic[50:57] How do we know which plants have which energies?[53:12] On connecting with the moon and our emotions[57:36] Rachael’s magical experience that resulted from her ritual on abundance[01:00:34] How plants teach us to be more open to new information and ideas[01:03:05] Maria’s current definition of magic[01:04:33] Where to find Rachael and her book online[01:05:39] What is sacred reciprocity? What is true magic?[01:07:12] Maria’s reflections on magic, plant magic, and spirituality Mentioned in our conversation:Everyday Plant Magic: Change Your Life Through the Magical Energy of Nature, book by Rachael CohenInfinite Succulent: Miniature Living Art to Keep or Share, book by Rachael CohenThe Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity, book by Julia CameronBig Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear, book by Elizabeth GilbertThe Green Witch: Your Complete Guide to the Natural Magic of Herbs, Flowers, Essential Oils, and More, book by Arin Murphy-HiscockBraiding Sweetgrass, book by Robin Wall KimmererThe Moon BookBAGR Episode 60: Live Taping! DIY Succulent Crowns With Infinite Succulent For tips on recreating plant magic at home,visit the full blog and show notes here! Thank you to our episode sponsors:Modern SproutWhen you think of planty products and accessories, you need to think Modern Sprout. With gorgeous different lines of planty products and accessories from grow lights to watering cans to the cutest gift sets, Modern Sprout has got you covered for this holiday season. Visit to see my top gift picks for the holidays and use code GROWINGJOY at checkout for 20% off sitewide. Territorial Seed CompanyIt's time to start planning for growing season 2023! If you’re looking for plants for your garden, skip the lines at the garden center and let Territorial Seed Company deliver top-of-the-line, healthy and hardy vegetable plants right to your door! They have a great line of pre-grown plants, an expansive seed catalog, and over 40 years of experience delivering the best seeds and plants for everyone's garden. Get an exclusive discount just for listeners of Bloom & Grow Radio, use code GROW10

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