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Earth Speak with Natalie Ross and Friends

Jun 18, 2020

Lauren Haynes of Wooden Spoon Herbs shares how she's grown her business and how a conscious business can support a community. You’ll also hear about:

  • How Lauren manifested the home of her dreams - by speaking her dreams out loud 
  • What happened when Lauren quit her waitressing job, and worked on Wooden Spoon Herbs full-time 
  • Getting comfortable with spending money on your business 
  • Knowing when and how to seek help in growing your business 

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Lauren Haynes is a Clinical herbalist, and the founder and mother to Wooden Spoon Herbs - a conduit between the plant realm and one’s personal practice, offering guidance on the plant pilgrimage to all who seek it. Lauren is currently living in Georgia, where she runs her business from her cabin in the woods. Lauren sells herbal medicines on her online apothecary, which is relaunching with it’s rebrand this June! Check out Lauren’s stockists on her website

In this interview we discuss how a foot injury helped Lauren to quit her waitressing job and take on Wooden Spoon Herbs full-time. We also chat about Lauren’s evolution from a plant enthusiast to a business woman and the evolution of Wooden Spoon Herbs from a side hustle to Lauren’s dream of providing medicine to thousands of people for years to come. We also get into the nitty gritty of knowing when and how to seek out help in growing your business. 

In this episode, we talk about:

  • Loving the land we call home - whilst holding grief for Indigenous peoples, stories and places 
  • How Lauren manifested the home of her dreams - by speaking her dreams out loud
  • Co-creating dreams with the land 
  • Being rewarded by taking intuitive leaps of faith
  • How Lauren quit her waitressing job and took on Wooden Spoon Herbs full-time 
  • How to tend to and nourish the lifeforce of your business 
  • Offering your business the resources it needs to thrive 
  • Why Lauren questioned - “Do I still have integrity if I'm not putting the herbs in the jar?”
  • Wooden Spoon Herbs as a matchmaker for plants and people 
  • How growing a business can support a community 
  • Cultivating a direction for you and your business 
  • Asking for help and hiring a business coach
  • How to inspire love and care for your business - in the people that work for you 
  • Lauren chats about resting hard and working hard 
  • An exciting rebrand for Wooden Spoon Herbs 
  • And more!

Bonus Secret Episode! Get the secret episode with Lauren Haynes on attuning to the energetic communications of plants, at



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