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If there are times when a moment of delightful joy or wonder would save the day for you, then our guest today has a message that will be a gift that keeps on giving. Liz McKenzie is an expert in giving us all access to the quiet, small wonders - usually just steps away - in a window sill, balcony, our own backyard, or a nearby park. No vacations are necessary to “get out into nature” and feel its calming warmth. It’s all around us all the time, and listening for it might be the greatest joy of all.Read MoreDon’t Look for Connection in Nature, Listen for It with Liz McKenzie (Episode #105)
Meet the remarkable people behind one of their most successful (and adorable) programs protecting the world's remaining wildlife, the Elephant Orphanage. For over 40 years the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust has been transforming and inspiring hearts and minds!Read MoreThe Remarkable Organization Saving Kenya’s Orphaned Elephants
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Take a Walk with a Doctor: Understanding Yourself Through Nature with Jonathan Reisman M.D. (Episode #99)
The best medicines for overwhelm these days are joy and wonder. Both, when you can get it! And today’s guest, Dr. Jonathan Reisman, brings us exactly that. He is a pediatrician and ER physician with a penchant for adventure travel, nature and food, and connecting ideas that no one ever thought to combine. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, Slate, and Discover Magazine and now he has a book that is one of the best “bedside reads” you might ever come across: The Unseen Body: A Doctor's Journey Through the Hidden Wonders of Human Anatomy.Read MoreTake a Walk with a Doctor: Understanding Yourself Through Nature with Jonathan Reisman M.D. (Episode #99)
It's difficult to fully comprehend the stunning complexity and diversity of life on our planet, and even more difficult to understand how deeply that complexity and diversity matters. Ready for a deep dive into why biodiversity matters? Read on to see how you can help the planet by starting in your own backyard!Read MoreWeeds are a Good Thing! Why the Biodiversity in Your Backyard Matters
What if we stopped looking at the ocean as a victim of climate change, and instead realize that it holds dozens of ready-made climate solutions? The ocean is full of untapped potential to help us solve the climate crisis, we just have to reframe our thinking. Here's how.Read MoreWhat if We Saw the Oceans as Climate Innovators Instead of Climate Victims?
Very special polar bears are living in southeastern Greenland on freshwater fjords without access to the sea. As polar bears typically hunt in sea waters, this has astonished scientists, giving them hope that polar bears may be able to adapt to diminishing sea ice.Read MoreExploring Remarkably Resilient Polar Bears
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A Leopard Seal Tried to Feed this Photographer a Penguin: Capturing a Moment of Kindness from an Apex Predator
Ever see a breathtaking photo from the natural world and wonder how they got that image? Often the backstories are even better than the photograph! Listen to the remarkable tales from a Nat Geo photographer and you will be transformed.Read MoreA Leopard Seal Tried to Feed this Photographer a Penguin: Capturing a Moment of Kindness from an Apex Predator
Nan Hauser has been researching humpback whales for 30 years, but she never expected that one would save her life! Let’s learn how a whale's altruistic behavior changed her life forever, and how we can return the favor.Read MoreA Whale Saved Her From a Shark, Then Came Back to Visit
After hard times, we all need to find ways to heal. For this veteran, that was hiking. And in his love for the sport, he became the first Black man to achieve the Triple Crown of Hiking, a more than 8,000 mile feat. Now, his mission has grown from healing himself to inspiring others.Read MoreHealing PTSD Through Hiking: The First Black Man to Achieve the Triple Crown
Can you make an impact on saving a rainforest, even though it may be far from your front door? With this nonprofit, you can do just that and help save the rainforest from your couch!Read MoreRestoring the Rainforest by Helping Locals Become Eco-Entrepreneurs
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These physics-defying, impossible-looking, potentially bone-crunching rock structures are held together by nothing but gravity. And Michael Grab, their creator, has a lot to teach us about the value of choosing the top rock first and going all in to pursue our goals.Read MoreA Lesson on Going All In with Balanced Rock Structures
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When you feel like you're in a hard situation, can you adapt to make it better for yourself and others? The remarkable mangrove trees do just that, making homes in salt water and saving the environments around them. They're living proof that when we find ways to thrive despite our challenges, we can make life better for everyone around us.Read MoreWhat is a Mangrove and Why Are They One of The World’s Most Important Trees?
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