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Fran Sorin

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308. Practical Wisdom from a Renowned Gardener with Fran Sorin

Get Yourself Optimized

Gardening has always been challenging for people who think they can’t keep a plant alive. But, there’s so much more to this pastime than just tending to flowers and leaves. Who knew getting your hands dirty can teach you the meaning of life and how to realign with your beliefs? Fran Sorin joins me on today’s episode as she talks about her gardening journey and how it’s genuinely one of the best forms of therapy in the world. As a gardening evangelist, author, coach, and entrepreneur, Sorin has helped countless individuals experience healthier and more joyful lives through gardening. Her belief that we all possess the innate ability to achieve our goals and realign our beliefs towards positivity stems from what she has discovered in nature. Tune in today to learn how you can maximize gardening for personal growth. The show notes, including the transcript and checklist to this episode, are at getyourselfoptimized.com/308


15 Jul 2021

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Finding Peace in the Garden with Fran Sorin

Self-Care for Extremely Busy Women

I love flowers … and I love to grow beautiful plants. So naturally, I began to make the connection between self-care and that happy, contented feeling I get in my garden. Here are a few shots from the garden to share what I mean. This summer I’m especially excited about my ‘Violet’s Pride’ rose – kind of a nod to good old Downton Abbey. In this episode, I open with an essay that really gets at the state of Grace – the flow – that we can find in a simple activity like gardening. I share my own embrace of how to get into flow, and let go of the daily suffering in our lives. I’ve also interviewed a leading expert in the ‘fertile’ field of discovering your creativity through gardening. Fran Sorin has a lot to say about these things … and is the author of the definitive book about the healing value of digging in the dirt and growing veggies and flowers. Here’s what I learned in our chat: Evidence that at least 80 million of us are out of touch with our self-care Why gardening is relevant here and now The relationship between gardening and meditation How to create garden mojo EVEN when you live in an apartment in the city Proof that there is an actual ‘brain’ in plants Some easy, practical tips for watering that will put you back together, too Instant great garden-building tips Listen and enjoy … it’s a fun, nurturing chat! LINKS Digging Deep: Unearthing Your Creative Roots Through Gardening BIO Fran Sorin is a multi-disciplinary gardening and creativity expert and a veteran of the media-… From the moment that Fran decided she wanted to share her passion for gardening with a large audience-- and approached the local Fox TV station in Philadelphia about doing some gardening TV features--she became a fixture on the TV circuit. She spent years as a gardening authority on Philadelphia's Fox and NBC stations, was a regular gardening contributor on NBC's Weekend Today Show, and made several appearances on Lifetime, HGTV, Discovery, CNN, DIY, and Comcast. Fran is the CBS Radio News Garden Correspondent and has written dozens of articles about gardening and well-being for USA Weekend Magazine and Radius Magazine. She has spent more than twenty-five years working and developing community projects that have served the diverse community of West Philadelphia, including Radnor Recycles for Refugees and Shooting For The Stars, a not-for-profit organization and motivational program for elementary students. She has recently initiated a community garden and learning center on the grounds of a church in West Philadelphia. Fran is a graduate of The University of Chicago with Honors in Psychology and One Spirit Interfaith Seminary.


31 Jul 2018

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Giant Sisters - Jo Brothers talks with - Fran Sorin

Jo Brothers Audacious Audio

Jo talks with Fran Sorin who is a best-selling author, an entrepreneur with a focus on 'adopting healthy' and developing a new food economy, coach for high-performers, and an insatiable gardener and humanitarian.Fran is passionate about exponential technologies and the positive impact they can have on humankind. Her Massive Transformative Purpose is empowering and guiding humanity to adopt healthy; physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. Through Peter Diamandis' A360 group, she is developing a moonshot of empowering 1B people to grow their own food.Jo Brothers interviews phenomenal women in the Giant Sisters podcast series.We are celebrating phenomenal women as we celebrate the 125th anniversary of women's suffrage in New Zealand.☆ Giant Sisters: www.giantsisters.com☆ Jo Brothers: www.jobrothers.com☆ Contact Jo Brothers: jo@jobrothers.com


14 Mar 2018

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Cultivating Place: Digging Deep - Fran Sorin

Cultivating Place

Digging deep: this is a phrase that has a wide variety of meanings and uses – both literal and figurative — in the garden, and in the body, mind and heart. In a new year, many of us have a tendency to generate a to-do list of tasks and projects to start, to get in order or to finally this year complete in our lives – and if we are gardeners, our gardens are not left out of this energetic attention and intention.To help integrate some of this energy — shore up your resolve and energize your physical, spiritual and artistic muscles — this week I am joined by Fran Sorin, “best-selling author, unshakeable optimist, coach and CBS radio news contributor.”In 2004, with a well-established career in garden design, garden journalism and garden coaching, Fran published, “Digging Deep – Unearthing Your Creative Roots Through Gardening.” In 2016, a new revised edition of the book was published.


25 Sep 2017

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HOW TO TAP INTO YOUR CREATIVE SPIRIT THRU GARDENING! + Meditation! Fran Sorin | Health | Inspiration | Self-Help | Inspire

Inspire Nation Show with Michael Sandler

If you’ve ever wanted a creative endeavor or the garden of your dreams, then do we have the Digging Deep show for you. Today I’ll be talking with Fran Sorin, coach, author speaker CBS radio news and Huffington Post contributor and the best-selling author of Digging Deep. And that’s just what I want to talk with her about today, about unearthing your creative roots through gardening! That plus we’ll talk about Tallulah Bankhead, catching slugs, hunting for goblins, Irish Spring soap and old nylon pantyhose, taking risks and Robinia tress, and what in the world Locky Lee Boom Boom, has to do with anything! Self-Improvement and Self-Help Topics Include: What does the ‘flow’ state have to do with creativity? What does it mean to live creatively? How did she end up in, and then out of broadcast media Why did she write Digging Deep? What’s the importance of observing What’s a nature journal and what are nature walks How can nature stimulate your creativity What’s wrong with asking someone what they want? How do you discover your wishes? How do we open up to new possibilities? What does it mean to envision? What can we learn from Henry David Thoreau? What’s the benefit of limits and boundaries? What’s the importance for kids in experimenting? What’s the importance of living with ambiguity? How do we create an outdoor haven for butterflies? What does Irish Spring Soap and old nylon pantyhose have to do with anything What would it look like to replace our lawns with native grasses? When’s the best time to cut fresh flowers? How do we grow the best tomatoes? What’s the importance of sharing? What’s the importance of celebrating? What is unschooling? For more info visit: Fransorin.com Fran Sorin on How To Tap Into Your Creative Spirit Thru Gardening for Happiness! Health | Fitness | Positivity | Inspiration | Motivation | Spiritual | Spirituality | Meditation | Inspirational | Motivational | Self-Improvement | Self-Help | Inspire For More Info Visit: http://www.InspireNationShow.com


24 Feb 2017

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10/01/16 Guest Fran Sorin

America's Home Grown Veggies

Join Daryl and her guest author and radio commentator Fran Sorin. The newly revised version of her book Digging Deep: Unearthing Your Creative Roots Through Gardening has just been published.


4 Oct 2016

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Fran Sorin on Digging Deep to Unearth Your Creative Roots Through Gardening

Creativity in Play

We'll talk with author Fran Sorin about the connections between gardening and creativity, and how gardening can be a creative tool for enhancing joy and well-being. Fran is the author of Digging Deep: Unearthing Your Creative Roots Through Gardening.


21 Apr 2015

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"Digging Deep" with Fran Sorin

The Quantum Communicator

Want to live a more successful and happy life, your way, authentic to you?  Click here to get your FREE 5-Day E-Course and be on your way today!This week I'll be joined by Fran Sorin, deep ecologist,  Ordained Interfaith Minister, and Soul Tender, who will be talking about how to use connection - to ourselves, others, nature, and spirit - to live a life of well-being and joy.Fran is the author of DIGGING DEEP: Unearthing Your Creative Roots Through Gardening. She will be sharing her 7 step process for creative awakening in both the garden and life.Fran is also a CBS Radio News Garden Contributor whose gardening features are heard several times a week on CBS Radio stations throughout the country, as well as having made appearances on The Today Show, Live with Regis and Kelly, CNN, HGTV, Discovery, DIY, Comcast, and NBC10 in Philadelphia.Join me for an engaging conversation on how we can live healthier, more creative, and joyful lives.


2 Jun 2014

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Love and Relationships with Cynthia Brian,Digging Deep with Fran Sorin, A Juggling Act

Starstyle®-Be the Star You Are!®

The Blessings of Love and Relationships tickles your heart in our first segment. Unearth your creative roots through gardening. How do you balance your life and keep all the balls in the air? Find out in A Juggling Act with Cynthia Brian.


8 Mar 2006