A New Birth: Announcing the “Roots and Crown” Podcast

by | Apr 25, 2021 | Anxiety | 76 comments

Nine months ago I dreamed that I was pregnant and would give birth in the spring, around the end of April. At the time, I had no idea what the new birth would be: another book? A new course? Starting a PhD program? I should say… consciously I had no idea. But my unconscious knew all along, for when I look back on my dreams and waking life it’s clear I was gestating and growing this particular arrival: the birth of a podcast.

In collaboration with my wise and beautiful niece, Victoria Russell, who has been producing her own podcast, Perennials Podcast, for several years, I’m over-the-moon excited to be starting the Roots and Crown Podcast together, which allows me an opportunity to deliver content in a new way. As much as I love my blog – and I have no intention to stop writing it – something fresh has been shimmering inside of me for a while, aching to be born.

I could feel it in the middle of the night as I was awakened in the witching hour and ushered across this midlife portal. I could sense it in the mornings, a quiet whisper of song landing on the sill of psyche. Creativity often asks for different channels of expressions, different ways to share the unique soulprint that we each have. I feel grateful for the plethora of platforms available to the creative muse today, and I’m very excited to venture into this one and share it with you, my readers.

Below is the official podcast description, and you can head over to this Page to hear our first episode where we share personal stories, explain the name, and begin our rich exploration into the multi-layered and mysterious terrain of psyche:

Join Sheryl Paul, a counselor informed by the Jungian depth psychological tradition, and her co-host Victoria Russell, as they dive into the realms of our inner worlds and explore actions we can take to grow more self-trust and self-love. These bi-weekly episodes will provide guidance for diminishing fear and shame, embracing sensitivity and creativity, and approaching life with curiosity and compassion.

You can listen here or through Apple Podcasts or Spotify (search for Roots & Crown). And if you like the podcast, please help spread the word by subscribing, rating, reviewing, and sharing. Thank you for your support and sharing in this new birth with us!

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  1. Sheryl you are a true gem….You have created the most loving, safe, nurturing place for people like us. The highly sensitives. You have been such a gift to me. Dealing with relationship anxiety has by far been the most challenging, terrible time of my life. But your work/wisdom has been the one thing getting me through it all. I’m so excited for your new podcast because I just can’t get enough of your beautiful wisdom. ❤️

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    • Thank you so much, Megan! I’m so glad you’re here and I’m excited to keep sharing in a new way.

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    • Oh my goodness, YES YES YES! I have been wanting you to do a podcast for the past two years now! I will be an avid listener and look forward to hear your beautiful words shed light on some necessary topics!! 🙂

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      • YAY! This makes me happy to read :).

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        • Having woken up on a grey Monday morning this news has given me such a spring in a step! I’m coming to the end of break free from anxiety and now knowing I can tune in and have that connection to your wisdom, keep learning and healing with your guidance makes me feel so happy and supported. Thank you so much Sheryl, this is such a wonderful gift ☺️

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          • Thank you, Sara! I’m so happy to bring a ray of sunshine to your gray morning :).

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    • That’s wonderful news! I have been reading your blog for at least a decade. Thanks for the wise and refreshing work you do.

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    • I am SO excited about this! I love all of your writings and courses I’ve taken! They have been truly life changing! I am a busy working mom with a two year old, so being able to listen on my commute to work is amazing! I have been hoping you would do one for a long time!

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      • It makes me so happy to know you’ll be listening on your commute, Rosemary!

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  2. Unfortunately I am terrible at keeping up with podcasts, but I am definitely going to try to keep up with this one. Consistently these weekly blog posts manage to bring me back to earth when I’ve had a stressful week. And I agree with KH- it’s always different to me to hear someone’s voice than to simply read their words (even though that is helpful, too).

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    • Riley: I’ll be announcing new episodes in my newsletter and if you subscribe to Apple Podcasts I think they’ll let you know as well.

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    • I read these blog posts every Sunday. My husband knows when I’m buried in my phone on Sunday night that I’m reading my “Sunday blog”
      I like the idea of saving each one in a folder and going back to them when I need specific reminding.
      I’ll be interested in hearing the podcast but don’t know if I will hear it live. Best of luck and keep the content coming.

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      • I love that! And podcasts are pre-recorded so you can listen whenever you have free time :). I’ll still be writing the blog every two weeks.

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  3. Yay!!! This is excellent news and I loved the birth analogy because I currently have my first (human) baby gestating in me!! Can’t wait to listen to your discussions throughout the process. Thank you ❤️

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    • P. S. Especially because I credit your work for a big part of the courage it took me to go for it and make this baby!

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      • I’m so excited for you! Can’t wait to listen.

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    • Congratulations! Looking forward to accompanying you through the journey :).

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  4. This makes me so happy! About a year ago or so I was searching for your work via podcast, so that I could listen while I went on my walk. And that is how I came across Perennials Podcast, which became the first podcast I ever followed. It has been my favorite since, and I am so thankful for Victoria, because her explorations with folks have felt so affirming, soothing, and grounding to me in this weird time of covid and dark night of the soul. When I first started to consider sobriety, I went on a walk, clicked on a random episode, and of course there was someone speaking about their own journey with weed sobriety. I have listened to that episode at least 5 times. For you two to come together in this way is so beautiful! It will touch so many of us, and I’m so grateful.

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    • Your comment brought so much joy to both me and Victoria, Mayi!

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  5. This is amazing news! I always hoped you would consider a podcast. The other commenter was right that hearing your voice is so incredibly soothing. Congratulations on the new endeavor — I can’t wait to listen! ♥️

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  6. Congratulations Sheryl!!
    I just subscribed and I can’t wait to listen in. You are such a gift to this world. Thank you for your work ❤️

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    • Thank you so much, Pascale :). xoxo

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  7. This is everything 😍😍😍. Can’t wait to get to hear you and your niece regularly. I’m excited.

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    • I love seeing your screenname here and thank you for your support!

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  8. congratulations, sheryl!! this is such wonderful news 🙂

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  9. Oh Sheryl, I am so SO excited for this! I was a little nervous when I first started reading because I thought you might say you were going to stop writing here, but I am so happy that not only will you keep writing here but now I can listen to you as well! Love your posts, your programs, and all of your content in general. I’m very much looking forward to the show. Congratulations!

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  10. Literally just finished going through all the podcasts you’ve guested on and was craving more!! So exciting!! ❤️❤️❤️

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  11. Congratulations and thanks so much for sharing this with us and appreciating us joining your journeys with you. It’s a joy to watch you evolve and evolve with you.

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  12. yay loved it! so great to hear your voices too!

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  13. Oh my, so thrilled for you two! And me! Haha. I listened to the Perennials Podcast you did and absolutely loved the dialogue. Victoria was so eloquent with her interviewing and your answers landed so deeply. Congrats on this birth. Can’t wait to tune in.

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  14. How wonderful!! I am so looking forward to listening.

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    • How wonderful, Sheryl! And how beautiful that this expansion was born during the pandemic. Thank you both for the offering!

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  15. Welcome to the world roots & crown podcast!!! So grateful for your birthing this new creation with your niece. What a gift to all of us!! Congratulations!!

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    • Thank you for the wonderful welcome, Patricia!

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  16. That’s amazing news! I’ll definitely be on the lookout! Most of my podcasts center on heavier things like racial justice, political history, and current events. This sounds so needed!

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  17. Sheryl, I’m really excited by your new offering. I’m excited for you that you get to work with a new dimension and excited to be a potential recipient of your offering. For both of these, I give thanks.

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  18. This is so exciting! Congratulations Sheryl and Victoria! <3

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  19. I was searching for “guided mindfulness” this morning on Spotify and found Perennials. I scrolled through and saw and listened to an interview with you!!! I was THRILLED! I’m so excited to listen to these before and after work now!! Best of luck to you and I can’t wait for more!

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    • This is incredible to hear, Lindsay!

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  20. Omg this just absolutely made my night! ❤️ I’ve been following you for years, dear Sheryl, and you’ve been a loving figure for me all this time. Your softness and vulnerability have taught me so much and developed parts in me I didn’t even know I had.

    I. Can’t. Wait. I can’t wait for all of the amazing content I know I will find. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

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    • This makes me so happy to read, Cami :). xoxoxo

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  21. Congratulations Sheryl! I’m excited to hear this news!
    Your words have helped me over the years, and now a new avenue …yay!
    THANK YOU for being you.

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  22. Now this is exciting!!! Congratulations! Can’t wait to begin listening. X

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  23. Reading upon waking feels like walking in on a most joyous surprise party, Sheryl and Victoria! My podcast listening world just got so much richer! What marvelous news, the best wishes for a fulfilling and (in a spiritual sense) successful podcast.

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    • Thank you so much, Regina! xoxoxo

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  24. I love your work, and love podcasts so this is such perfect news! I’m getting near the end of your Breaking Free from Relationship Anxiety course so I’m really glad I will get to continue hearing your wise words x

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  25. Beautiful. Your posts give me so much peace and calm <3

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  26. Sheryl, I’m so excited for you and us about this podcast! I’ve been hoping for a while that you would go down this route. Needless to say I’ll be tuning in regularly – your wisdom and guidance are valuable beyond measure for so many of us. Thank you and I hope you enjoy the new venture 🙂

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  27. Brilliant news!

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  28. I am very excited about this. I would love to listen to your wise centred voice as I walk the dog and do the dishes (this is typically when I listen to pod casts). I will be a regular and avid listener. Congratulations, Sheryl, and, as – we say in Australia – on ya!

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    • On ya! I love it, and it makes me so happy to know that you’ll be listening in Australia :).

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  29. Wow!!! What good news! Looking forward to tuning in. Thank you for listening to those stirrings!!

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  30. Wow! This is so exciting. Congratulations! I’m looking forward to hearing your wisdom from your own voice and not just me reading it in my head ❤️

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  31. Amazing news, Sheryl! I’m so excited for you and your niece, Victoria. What a wonderful way for the two of you to connect while also connecting with others.

    I’ve gained so much from your work and especially appreciate the calls I’ve attended as a member of your courses. I’m looking forward to experiencing your calm wisdom in this new way!

    With Gratitude,

    Andy

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  32. Just listened to your first podcast Sheryl & cant tell you how soothing it was to hear your calm voice bringing to life your wise words. The visual at the end was so calming. As an avid reader of your blogs I will now also be listening to your podcasts. Thankyou for the amazing work you do.

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    • Thank you for listening and for your kind words, Lynn! It means so much to me.

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