November 17, 2022

Here’s a little behind the scenes peek into Bloom & Grow planning & an overview of a lesson I’m constantly needing to re-learn.

I’m knee deep in planning for next year’s Hormone Deep Dive.

(In case you aren’t familiar, this is a year-long CEU program for advanced herbalists & nutritionists)

This year for the 2022 GI Deep Dive, I’m doing one lecture per month.

I LOVE doing them and feel like I’m doing some of my best work when I present on these topics. However, each one is a huge undertaking. A one hour lecture takes at least 8-10 hours to prepare - often double that 😬. By the time I finish one, it’s almost time to start prepping for next month’s lecture.

I was speaking with my mentor last month, when she asked me a simple question: why do you need to do 12? What if you did 10 instead?

Me: 🤯

The thought of doing 10 rather than 12 felt SO MUCH better. I arbitrarily decided to do one a month when I started the deep dive this year and had just kept going with that cadence when planning for 2023.

Thinking about giving myself a tiny break in August and December, when most folks are distracted anyway, felt like a huge relief.

So, that’s what we’re doing.

The reason I’m telling you this is to remind you that you get to make your own decisions about what to offer and how to create a schedule and a practice that works for you.

Are there things you can do to take some pressure off of yourself? Are you making things harder than they need to be and/or holding yourself to an impossibly high standard?

What can you do to lighten your own load in the coming months?

Here’s to creating space and ease for ourselves 🥂



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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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