Bloom Where You Are Planted

Hey there friend!

I hope this newsletter finds you well and surrounded by the vibrant energy of spring. It’s that time of the year when nature awakens from its slumber and paints our surroundings with a kaleidoscope of colors. Here in southwest Ohio, we are witnessing transformation as the world comes alive as the local farmers plant their fields and blooming flowers and rejuvenated landscapes.

This season is a wonderful reminder of the beauty of renewal and growth. It serves as a gentle reminder that even after the harshest winters, life finds a way to flourish once again. It’s an opportunity for us to reflect on our own personal journeys and embrace the fresh beginnings that come with each passing day.

As the temperatures rise and the days become longer, I encourage you to step outside and immerse yourself in the wonders of this season. Take a leisurely stroll through the local parks and engage your senses by feeling the softness of petals, pause to observe the delicate dance of butterflies, and the intricate details of the flowers. Taking the time to enjoy these simple joys of spring offer the opportunity to slow down, reflect, rethink about yourself and your life.


Something new to try.

Grounded in the Middle Podcast -New series begins today!

Unapologetically You: Embracing Authenticity and Showing Up in the World is an 8-week series that will dig into how you can become more authentic and reveal the positive impacts it will have in your life. I mean, who doesn’t want a transformative journey that leads to a more meaningful and empowered life?!

Grounded in the Middle podcast is available wherever you listen to podcasts, and you are able to WATCH on Spotify as well.

or you can easily listen by clicking below. I’d be so grateful if you would rate, subscribe, and share.

Emily Mullen-Mullen Dairy and Creamery Grounded in the Middle.

In this podcast episode, we meet Emily Mullen, a 24-year-old who has taken the reins of her family's dairy farm in Butler County, Ohio. Against initial discouragement, Emily transformed the aging farm into a modern facility where they now not only bottle their own milk but also produce milk-based soaps and lotions. Emily's journey hasn't been without challenges, but she's determined to follow her calling. Growing up on the farm, she was discouraged from pursuing farming as a career by her father, Tim Mullen, who wanted her to have an easier life. Despite this, Emily realized the knowledge gap about food systems and agriculture between her and her peers and decided to take action. She began public speaking through her local FFA chapter and started seeing herself as an authority in the field, setting her sights on the future of the family farm. Recently, Emily moved her herd into a new free stall barn with a robotic milker, and she's about to relocate her creamery to a brand-new space. Join us as we explore Emily's inspiring journey from a discouraged farm girl to a passionate advocate for modernizing and revitalizing her family's dairy farm. Follow Emily and her journey on the Mullen Dairy and Creamery farm on Facebook Let's Connect! Email
  1. Emily Mullen-Mullen Dairy and Creamery
  2. Brett Ivy-Piney Oaks Homestead

Farmhouse Storyteller Playlist

If you’d like to tune in to what I’m listening to out here in the middle, you can join me on Spotify where I have a playlist titled, Farmhouse Storyteller. You can easily find the station by directly clicking play to the right or searching for Farmhouse Storyteller on the Spotify app.

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