Gettin' Down With Her Roots Podcast & Blog

A series that digs into wellness at the root through science and the human experience of self-care and purpose. Digging into the topics of mindfulness, intuition, dōTERRA essential oils, women's health, nature as medicine, purpose and more. Each episode grows on the stories and tools for living and leading a more mindful, intuitive and nontoxic life.


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Shifting Towards an Integrative Approach to Care, Destigmatizing Therapy, & Leading a Practice Through Collaboration with Whitney Hawkins Goodman

This week I  chat with Whitney Hawkins Goodman, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and owner of The Collaborative Counseling Center in Miami, FL. She throws down some truth bombs about therapy, barriers to entry, and more. She brings insight to leading and marketing your own therapy practice and how social media has allowed therapists to break the stigma behind therapy and create awareness.


In this episode, we talk about:

  • Therapy for individuals with chronic illness
  • Stress and the stress response
  • Collaborative space for therapists to build their own practice
  • Barriers to entry to creating a practice
  • Using Instagram as market research
  • Barriers to receiving care
  • Steps to finding a therapist
  • Preparing for your first appointment
  • An integrative approach to care
  • Providing empowerment


Where to find Whitney:

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How Ylang Ylang doTERRA Essential Oil Opened the Door into Integrative, Natural Solutions for Type 1 Diabetic with Melissa Fee

This week we chat with Melissa Fee. Melissa and I met in college. A few years later she introduced me to the world of essential oils. Today she shares her story about how they have changed her life and truly changed the quality of her life as a Type 1 Diabetes warrior. Her perspective and approach is unique in the fact that she works in transplant histocompatibility and helps individuals get new organs. Her perspective integrating modern and holistic medicine into an integrative approach is worth the listen!


In this episode, we talk about:

  • Melissa’s journey to helping people get new organs
  • Being diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes
  • Empowerment through little brown bottles
  • Cost and side benefits of using essential oils
  • Science and research behind essential oils
  • Physiological effects of essential oils
  • Are grocery store essential oils worth it
  • Prime Meridian clinics
  • Bringing essential oils into a relationship
  • Integrative medicine


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