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The Psychology of Climate Action: A Conversation with Renee Lertzman

Renée Lertzman, PhD, joins us from her home in Marin County, California, north of San Francisco. For 30 years, Renée has been building a practice that applies psychological insights to how sustainability, environment, and climate practitioners can be more...

The Power of Meaningful Nature Experiences: A Conversation with Dr. Matthew Zylstra

Dr. Matthew Zylstra is a conservation ecologist with over 15 years of international experience in research, education and facilitation of collaborative social-ecological change processes. Matt has co-founded several organisations, including EarthCollective and Living Lands. He currently serves as founding director for the Organisation for Noetic Ecology, research associate with the Sea Change Project, and lead instructor for Wildlands Studies academic (undergrad) field programs. He has led expeditions in Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. Matt has a passion for novel approaches to experiential learning, motivated by his transdisciplinary PhD research (2014) which explored how...

Ambassadors for the Wild: A Conversation with Penelope Smith

Penelope Smith is a revered founding pioneer in the field of interspecies telepathic communication since the 1970s. Her visionary work has been featured in newspaper and magazine articles, in numerous books, and on radio and television. Her training program has guided the unfolding of generations of professional animal communicators. She wrote the popular classic books Animal Talk, When Animals Speak, and Animals in Spirit. Penelope believes that everyone is born with the power to communicate with other species, and that although that is long lost for many of us, it can be regained---for the benefit of all beings on earth. For more information, visit In this conversation,...

We Are All Related: A Conversation with Stan Rushworth

Whether we're addressing our traumatic histories in search of personal and societal healing or working to avoid climate disaster, Native American author and academic Stan Rushworth teaches that we must recognize the interconnectedness of all facets of Life. Only then can we make true progress toward a better world for all. Transcript Bonus Content This conversation with Stan was extremely rich and thought-provoking, but ultimately too long to include in a single episode. If you would like to hear more, please enjoy this bonus discussion about healing for our past, present, and future.  Transcript Stan Rushworth Stan Rushworth was born in 1944 and raised on the banks of the...

The Crisis of Heart and Mind: A Conversation with Deena Metzger

When you work for the common good, one of the blessings is meeting people  who work from the deepest place in their hearts, inspiring others to be their best selves and reach to the depths of their own gifts and creativity. Deena Metzger is one of those people, the physical expression of the Wise Woman archetype. A multi award winning poet, novelist, essayist, storyteller, teacher, healer and medicine woman, she has taught and counseled for over fifty years. She conducts training programs on the spiritual, creative, political, and ethical aspects of healing and peacemaking, both individually and globally, drawing deeply on alliance with spirit, indigenous teachings, and the many wisdom...

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