How To Be ‘Self-Full’: Co-Dependency, Navigating Fear & Connecting With Who You Really Are

“The reality is: if you’re not aligned in yourself, you’re not able to help. You’re really not in a place of being able to really be of service and that’s the beauty of going through a dark night or being pummeled a bit by life’s wonderful tumble-dry cycle.”

Julie Piatt

Time to step it up.

I am excited to announce that today marks my commitment to henceforth deliver two episodes of the RPP per week. Each week, from today forward I will post the show every Sunday night (as usual) plus every Wednesday night (late night Pacific Standard Time). Like today, sometimes it will be a Q&A episode; other times it will be the typical one-on-one guest format. Perhaps some of them will be topic-specific mini-sodes. Time will tell.

To kick off this new and exciting growth phase, Julie and I are back with another installment of Ask Me Anything — a twist on my typical format where we answer questions submitted by you, the listener. I absolutely love this format, primarily because it connects me more deeply and authentically with the global community of people who enjoy the show. Because community is truly what it’s all about.

It’s been an exciting time for us. In the last few months we launched The Plantpower Way and have been on the road spreading the word. Recently returned from an incredibly fruitful trip to New York City, Julie and I share a little behind the scenes and catch up on where things are headed with the podcast and our commitment to wellness advocacy.

Then the conversation turns to listener submitted inquiries. A conversation that explores:

  • Substance Abuse, Co-Dependency in Relationships
  • The ‘Self-Full’ Mandate
  • Our perspective on Plant Medicine Ceremonies
  • Strategies to Uncover, Address & Conquer Fear
  • Connecting With The Authentic Self Within
  • Adding Site Resources & Community Forum
  • The Importance of Good Deeds

The show concludes with I’m Here Now, written and performed by Julie (aka SriMati), accompanied by our sons Tyler & Trapper Piatt.

Thank you everyone who submitted the 100’s of questions we reviewed. If we didn’t get to yours (obviously chances are we didn’t), don’t be shy & keep them coming. Until we settle on a web-based means of collecting and organizing listener submitted inquiries (if you have ideas on the best way to do this I’m all ears), please send your questions to [email protected] and we’ll do our best to answer!

I sincerely hope you enjoy our discussion & look forward to your thoughts in the comments section below.

Peace + Plants,


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Production, music & sound design by Tyler Piatt. Additional production by Chris Swan. Graphic art by Shawn Patterson. End song I’m Here Now written and performed by Julie Piatt (aka SriMati), accompanied by Tyler & Trapper Piatt.


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