Chris Grosso – The Indie Spiritualist – Ep. 85 – Elena Brower

Bestselling author Elena Brower visits the Indie Spiritualist to talk about self-care, mental health, and her new book on separation and divorce.

Mama, teacher, author, speaker, and Presidential Diamond leader with doTERRA, Elena Brower has taught yoga since 1999. Her first book, Art of Attention, has been ranked number one in design on Amazon. Elena’s second book, Practice You: A Journal, is a bestseller from Sounds True, now being incorporated into teaching curricula worldwide for all ages. Her newest book, Better Apart, is renowned for bringing radical grace to the process of separation and divorce. She’s contributed to Yoga Journal, Yoga International, Huffington Post, MindBodyGreen, Well and Good NYC, Positively Positive, and more. Practice with Elena on and learn more about her at

Show Notes

An Authentic Message (Opening) – Chris asks Elena about her thoughts on self-care, which she cautions is not so much about bubble baths and chocolate bars as it is about putting one’s self in a position to succeed. Chris inquires about how Elena balances being a successful entrepreneur with having such an authentic message.

“How do you allow for, encourage, and amplify the flow through your life practices? So we need things like rituals with essential oils, or rituals with affirmations, or rituals with your writing to affect a change in how you see and how you think.” – Elena Brower

Essential Oils and Mental Health (16:00) – Chris and Elena discuss her work with essential oils, and how the oils are very helpful for people struggling with addiction. The conversation shifts to mental health and Elena’s book about journaling, Practice You: A Journal.

“I think the most important bit here is to take any portion of this book, and create for yourself a safe space to just start to get to know yourself better. That’s all. There’s no other intent here. Eventually that learning is going to become a map to who you want to become, or are becoming.” – Elena Brower

Better Apart (32:00) – Elena discusses her new book, Better Apart: The Radically Positive Way to Separate.

“There’s a good way to create space for two people who are parting ways, to do it with patience, and clarity, and respect, and peace, and forgiveness. Those are the five pillars by which we are inviting people to take this journey.” – Elena Brower

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Chris Grosso – The Indie Spiritualist – Ep. 85 – Elena Brower

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