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171. From Anxiety, Adversity, Awkwardness & Addiction to Feeling Free with JW Ross of Botanic Tonics

Have you ever felt socially awkward or anxious in a crowd?

Do you find relief in consuming substances, certain foods and sugary treats?

Well guess what? You’re FAR from alone! And better yet, we have a fun solution for you!

My esteemed guest today, JW Ross is a lifelong innovator and inventor of Botanic Tonic’s “Feel Free” plant-based tonic. He started his career as a Texas oilman who experienced immense corporate success that was tainted with alcohol addiction. After hitting rock bottom and going to rehab, JW purged alcohol from his life and completely pivoted his career. He went on life-changing trips to the South Pacific and Southeast Asia, where he discovered botanical plant medicines whose ingredients have been used socially and in wellness for centuries. After discovering these plants, JW dedicated his life to finding a herbal solution that would replace alcohol and still give him a euphoric lift with a positive impact. He home-tested many concoctions, finally finding the perfect recipe that turned into the feel free tonic recipe.

I’m very grateful to JW and Botanic Tonics for offering Awakening Aphrodite listeners and viewers a 40% discount off your first purchase! Just use the promo codes below at check out or visit my e-store to purchase:

FITAMYTV for capsules!FITAMYTV40 for tonic!

You can learn more about JW’s amazing products at (or their Instagram) and more about the man himself at ⁠⁠.

If you enjoyed this episode, you will also LOVE Episode 4: Creating Happy Brain Chemicals and Healthy Habits By Boosting Your Serotonin, Dopamine, Oxytocin and Endorphin Levels with Loretta Graziano Breuning, PhD and Episode 72: Connecting at the Heart-Level, Fostering Better Relationships, Loving With Detachment and Healing Addictions with Nonviolent Communication and Wayland Myers, PhD


00:00:00 Beginning of Episode

00:12:44 JW’s Story

00:20:45 Social Anxiety

00:24:34 Breaking The Cycle

00:27:57 Cardboard Angels

00:33:09 Stepping Out Of The Box

00:39:39 The Hour Between Dog And Wolf

00:44:33 Fast And Slow Decisions

00:48:54 Natural Stress Relief

00:55:23 Feel Free

00:59:07 Sourcing Kava

01:03:49 Addiction

01:08:23 FDA Corruption

01:14:20 Get The “F” Out Of The FDA Movement

01:16:59 Silence Is Compliance

01:20:47 Admiring vs Desiring

01:26:01 Botanic Tonics

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Amy Fournier® is a former People-Pleaser turned Healthy Lifestyle Entrepreneur who specializes in developing self-awareness and total mind-body transformation. She is a fitness and health expert, host of the Awakening Aphrodite podcast, author, inspirational speaker, artist, international cover model and a powerhouse of inspiration for looking and feeling your best no matter what your age, background or ability. With over 30 years of experience in fitness, health and personal development, Amy’s mission is to help YOU realize the power you have to control the way you look and feel and do it in a way that you enjoy and to optimize your ENERGY and life! Amy considers herself to be a student of life and a work in progress and most importantly, she also loves to nap and is a lucky Mom to cute little fur-baby, Charlotte.:)

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