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Growing Joy with Plants - Wellness Rooted in Nature

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



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We’re Growing: How Embracing Life and Mental Health Challenges Can Positively Affect a Business with Callie, my Business Coach

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I have been hard at work over the past years to grow my business and bring you better content and experience. We want to thank you for being a part of our journey and sharing your love for plants with us. This 2023, we are so excited to announce that we are rebranding into Growing Joy With Maria! In this episode, I’m joined by my friend and business coach, Callie England, to share with you the behind-the-scenes of my business, life, mental health challenges, the lessons I have learned, and why I’m rebranding. In this episode, we learn:[01:46] We are growing: Bloom & Grow is rebranding![03:02] Here's what's upcoming![04:13] Exploring wellness through the lens of plants[05:32] Growing Joy with Maria: Keep Blooming and Growing Joy![06:48] Meet Maria’s business coach and friend, Callie England[09:44] Maria and Callie's friendship history[11:03] How Callie went from WallyGrow to coaching creative entrepreneurs[11:47] Callie’s battle with cancer[13:25] Maria and Callie’s first phone call – and the beginning of everything[14:26] What makes entrepreneurship lonely?[15:38] Women empowerment in business[18:21] Bloom & Grow’s evolution from a passion project to a full-time career[20:49] Securing sponsorships for your business[22:19] Getting recognized in a plant shop![23:57] Getting through the pandemic as an entrepreneur[26:22] Maria's concern about monetizing Bloom & Grow[28:14] What Maria learned from working with ad agencies[30:27] Keeping business and brand reputation in balance[34:17] Maria's mental health journey through Bloom & Grow[38:37] Healing your mind through plant care[45:10] Authenticity and toxic positivity[47:13] What can we expect from Growing Joy in 2023?[52:10] Callie's creative process behind Growing Joy's rebranding[54:12] The drawback of doing many things all at once[54:42] Knowing when to say “No”[57:18] How to get in touch with Callie![1:00:20] Sneak peek of the next Growing Joy With Maria’s episodes! Mentioned in our conversation:WallyGrowCatsBloom and Grow Radio's first 10 episodes: Episode 1: The Story Behind Bloom And Grow Radio!Episode 2: Top 5 Houseplants For Beginners And Learning Kindness With The Sill’s Christopher SatchEpisode 3: How To Not Kill Your Succulent And Learning Resilience With Diana Zarins Of How To SucculentsEpisode 4: Summer Rayne Oakes: Plants For The Advanced Plant Parent And Practicing PatienceEpisode 5: Cut Christmas Tree Care And Supporting Local Businesses With Mary Jeanne Packer Of The Christmas Tree Farmers AssociationEpisode 6: Enjoy A Living, Potted Christmas Tree For The Holiday Season! With Joe Lamp’l Of Growing A Greener World And The Joe Gardener Show Podcast.Episode 7: The Operating System: Plant Propagation 101 And Using Plants To DisconnectEpisode 8: Dirty Talk And The Creation Of Houseplant Journal With Darryl ChengEpisode 9: Double Joy: Plants And Cats And Poisonous Plants To Avoid With @Plant_Lady_is_the_New_Cat_LadyEpisode 10: Plant Side Chat #1: Bloom And Grow At Your Own Rate For more info on Growing Joy with Maria,check out the full show notes and blog here! Follow Maria and Bloom and Grow Radio: Order my book: Growing Joy: The Plant Lover's Guide to Cultivating Happiness (and Plants)by Maria Failla, Illustrated by Samantha Leung Join the Bloom and Grow Garden Party Community Platform & App AKA the plantiest and kindest corner of the internet! Get your FREE 2-week trial here! Take the Bloom and Grow Plant Parent Personality Quiz (Get the perfect plants, projects and educational resources for YOUR Lifestyle) Support Bloom and Grow Radio by becoming a Plant Friend on Patreon! Instagram and Facebook: @BloomandGrowRadio Tiktok: @bloomandgrowradio Subscribe to the Bloom and Grow Youtube Show! /Bloomandgrowradio Website: Join the (free) Garden Club: Our Sponsors: * Check out HelloFresh: * Check out Quince: Advert

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