AWP:001 Welcome to the Aromatic Wisdom Podcast!
Episode Topic: Getting Aquainted | What This Podcast is About
1. The purpose of the podcast – how you will benefit from listening;
2. The podcast format – to give you an idea of what to expect when tuning in to future episodes;
3. A bit about my own aromatic background and why Liz Fulcher should have a podcast on essential oils and aromatherapy!
1. The Purpose of the Podcast
The primary goal is to educate, inform and inspire you, the listener! To give you another way to learn how to safely and effectively use aromatherapy and essential oils. My goal is that at the end of every podcast, you will have learned something new, practical and useful that you can apply to your life and your work.
2. The Format of the Podcast Episodes
This could change as the podcast evolves, but for now, the plan is that each podcast episode will be either:
A “Learn with Liz” episode where I pick a topic that I feel is beneficial to you as Aromatherapists and essential oil users.
A “Featured Guest” episode in which I have a guest that will enrich your knowledge in some way. I’m really excited about having guests! I certainly don’t know it all and having someone come in and share their knowledge will be awesome. I’ll be inviting industry colleagues, other educators, students, business owners, formulators, distillers, marketing experts and, really, anyone I can get to sit down with me and share something of interest that will benefit you, my listeners.
Remember, this podcast is for YOU, the listener, so please feel free to share if there is something specific you’d like to learn. You can write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org, leave a comment below. I recently did a survey with my students and newsletter subscribers that has helped me understand what sort of topics you’d like to learn, so that was helpful. You can still take the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CCN52XZ
A Bit about me, Liz Fulcher, Aromatic Wisdom Podcast Host
I spent many years living in Rome, Italy where I was working for the United Nations. While in Rome, I had two sons, Davide and Gianluca.
When Gianluca was born in 1991, the nurses in the hospital where he was born invited me to give him a massage. They instructed me how to gently massage his tiny body and gave me the most amazing oil to use. It was an infusion of Calendula flowers with Roman Chamomile essential oil. I had never smelled anything so beautiful in my life and the soothing effect it had my son – and me for that matter – was remarkable. I wrote a blog post about this experience called My Unusual Introduction to Essential Oils.
That experience opened a door that forever changed my life. It was when I began to study the chemistry of the essential oils that I really began to see the plant medicine at work with these powerful extracts. My understanding and respect for their ability to heal (and harm – essential oils can also be dangerous) really deepened. I finally saw the science at work.
In 1997 I began teaching aromatherapy at the Mt Nittany Institute of Natural Health in State College, PA and in 2010 I opened my own school in Selinsgrove, PA where I live, called the Aromatic Wisdom Institute. Currently, all my classes are live but will be online as soon as I can master THAT technology. One miracle at a time.
Smell My Life
I will end every podcast episode with a segment called “Smell My Life”.
And there you have it. My first podcast episode! A little rough around the edges, but on its way and ready to grow!
Please let me know your thoughts…
What would you like to hear?
Who do you recommend as guests?
That means the world coming from you Jill! Thank you so much.
Way to go Liz!!!
Congratulations, Liz! Very cool stuff. I like “Smell My Life”. 😉
This was really great Liz and it was wonderful to put a voice to a face that I see in the aromatic world. BTW, I kinda like “Aromatic Moments”. Good luck and keep up the great educational work!
You have found a wonderful forum for sharing your awesomeness! I look forward to more bits of wisdom from you. Congratulations on getting this up and running!
WOWOWOWOW you go Liz! This was a wonderful introduction to your passion! I always look forward to any information you share. Thanks for being YOU! I love “Aromatic Moments” 🙂
…Loved your first blog. I also like ‘Aromatic Moments’.
applause! Going to be sharing this link.
Thank you SO much Marge! You are the best 🙂
You go Liz! Thanks for finding new ways to share your wisdom. Lucky me. Looking forward to more aromatic moments
Great way to spread the news! Can’t wait for the next one. I do have a bit of a concern and maybe it is just my computer but when I went to reply a portion of the podcast to listen to a segment again…I couldn’t. It started from the beginning again. No big deal this time around but coming up if somebody is listening and they miss something of importance I am hoping we will not have to listen to the podcast from the beginning again. We should be able to select a time point and have the podcast start from that point. Thanks.
oooohhh loved your podcast…all the way from Ireland! Looking forward to hearing more. p.s. I like ‘aromatic moments’ rather than ‘smell my life’. Congrats
Hello Anne-Marie! Thanks for having a listen and for your input on the name of the segment. So far it is split evenly so I may have to come up with a hybird name. I spent 10 days in Ireland in September and now consider one of my favorite places on the planet. Thanks for connecting!
This is awesome very proud of you sweet heart!
Thanks so much James. Hopefully, I can share some content that will appeal to the Mountain Men of the world, too!
This is fabulous! Loved listening to it and so look forward to more!!! So enjoyable. 🙂
Great job, mom! Proud of you!
This is my favorite comment, EVER! Thanks so much Gianluca. It means the world to me that you listened and liked it 🙂
Enjoyed your podcast. I like the tip on cleaning the kitty litter.
Thanks Tammy! So glad you enjoyed it and found value in what you heard. Is there anything else in particular you’re interested in learning about?
Liz – Life has been full and I am just getting a chance to listen to your podcast – great job! I love, love, love the “kitty litter” idea even though I don’t have kitty’s; it’s a great idea for any smelly job. Your voice is perfectly suited for podcasts. I will be anxiously awaiting the next one. BTW – I like “smell my life”.
I’m a fanatic of podcasts and have always wanted to hear an aromatherapy podcast. Thank you Liz, as always you are a pioneer!
Thanks so much for yourlovely words, Cristina! I was just reading your awesome blog yesterday!
Way to go Liz….great podcast. Great acomplishment. You have great voice to listen to. Keep em coming.