October 6, 2022

I’m noticing a lot of fear in the air lately, and not in a fun Halloweeny way 🦇

There’s recession talk going around, money is tighter than usual for many people, and even if you have little to no understanding of what the stock market does or is, things still seem…bad.

(Not to mention the effects of climate change, loss of bodily autonomy, wars, politics, and so forth.)

It’s easy to get caught up in your head, trying to predict what’s going to happen and what you should do if you're in practice by yourself.

I have two pieces of advice:

  • Avoid any “quick” solutions like creating a course or a new program or a “high ticket” offer etc just to try to respond to what you think is happening/going to happen. Especially do not buy something that you think is going to be a magic bullet without any actual proof that this thing will help you. It really, really won't. (Here’s an older podcast episode about questions you should ask before buying a program or course)

  • Focus on connection and community. Support other people. When we’re scared and tired and overwhelmed, we tend to withdraw. This makes us feel even more alone and scared and overwhelmed. Small kindnesses go a long way right now. Tell someone you like their work. Collaborate on a workshop. Promote their thing just because. Tell another practitioner you enjoyed their blog post. I don’t know exactly how, and community will get you through whatever’s coming next.

Take care,

Camille

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About Camille freeman (she/her)

Hi there. Thank you for checking out my Practitioner Note. To give you a bit of context, I've been in practice as a licensed nutritionist and clinical herbalist since 2004. My practice focus areas include fertility, menstrual health, and circadian rhythms. I'm also a professor in the Department of Nutrition at the Maryland University of Integrative Health and have two master's degrees in physiology and herbal medicine, as well as a doctorate in clinical nutrition. 


Through my work at Bloom & Grow, I run a community of practice for herbalists & nutritionists called Monday Mentoring and also offer continuing education programs (check out my annual Deep Dive) and courses to help folks find sustainable and fulfilling ways to make clinical practice work.  You can learn more about me on my bio page.

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