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The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast

English, Personal/Lifestyle/Family, 3 seasons, 268 episodes, 2 days 13 hours 49 minutes
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Childhood is finite at just shy of 9.5 million minutes. We only get one shot at it. One of the biggest decisions we make is how we will use that time. Research has confirmed time and time again that what children are naturally and unabashedly drawn to, unrestricted outside play, contributes extensively to every area of childhood development. The importance here cannot be understated. Every year we aim to match nature time with the average amount of American kid screen time (which is currently 1200 hours per year). Have a goal. Track your time outside. Take back childhood. Inspire others.
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1KHO 252: The Beautiful Simplicity of Nearby Nature | Alastair Humphreys, Local

Join host Ginny Yurich and renowned adventurer Alastair Humphreys in this captivating episode of The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast. Against the backdrop of Humphreys' remarkable journey exploring a 20 km by 20 km grid square for an entire year, discover the magic of slowing down, embracing solitude, and finding adventure in the ordinary.  From the challenges of daily life to the joy of homemade soups and the beauty of micro-seasons, explore how nature's wonders are waiting to be uncovered right in your own backyard. Humphreys shares insights on fostering a deeper connection with your surroundings and infusing curiosity into the familiar. Tune in for an inspiring conversation that encourages you to seek the extraordinary in the simplicity of nearby nature. This episode is a celebration of the unexpected adventures that await, even when life seems routine. ** Purchase your copy of Local here >> https://amzn.to/3Iz0aKF Learn more about Alastair here >> https://alastairhumphreys.com/ ** Downl
27/02/202454 minutes 29 seconds
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1KHO 251: Breaking the Hysteria: Navigating the Perils and Potentials of Youth Sports | Luis Fernando Llosa, Beyond Winning

Join host Ginny Yurich and renowned sports expert Luis Fernando Llosa as they delve into the gripping world of youth sports hysteria. In this episode of the 1000 Hours Outside Podcast, discover the troubles and solutions surrounding the intense pressure and expectations placed on young athletes. From the adultification of youth sports, to the financial toll on families, to the medical impact on kids, we discuss ways different strategies to promote balance. We also explore the implications for siblings and the critical importance of free play for a child's development. Luis shares insights on the industry evolution, the emotional impact on kids, and the need for a balanced approach. Uncover the hidden stories behind sports, the mental health impact, and the transformative potential of changing the narrative. And why there is so much hysteria around sports in the first place! Don't miss this eye-opening conversation on why it's time to rethink youth sports and find a healthier, more fulf
26/02/202451 minutes
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`1KHO 250: We Cannot Become Slaves to the Things We Build | Ryan Collins, The God of Tech

Ryan Collins is back!!! In this episode we are discussing his latest book, "The God of Tech." In this insightful episode, we're talking about the spiritual dimensions of the tech space and explore the profound connection between innovation and moving humanity forward. We're talking quantum physics, Qbits, and other fascinating technology innovations through the lens of moving humanity forward. We are also talking about preparing the next generation for the challenges ahead. As the conversation unfolds, listeners are taken on a journey through the intricate relationship between technology and its users, emphasizing the importance of not becoming slaves to our creations. The discussion touches on the timeless truth that the human world prevails, and ignorance is not bliss when it comes to understanding the ever-evolving landscape of technology. From the potential unhackable cybersecurity offered by quantum advancements to the concept of being a chaos pilot, this episode provides valuable
23/02/202454 minutes 20 seconds
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1KHO 249: What's the Right Age to Get an AI Girlfriend? | Jeff Schacher, Rethinkifi

We're diving into conversational AI... which is already here 😮 Jeff Schacher has been interested in conversational AI since his childhood. He was programming chatbots in BASIC in the 80s! In this episode we explore the rapid advancements in technology and the current wave of interest in utilizing conversational Generative Artificial Intelligence. Dive into the intriguing question of how computers can create emotional connections and witness the transformation of virtual assistants like Siri and Alexa into more human-like entities. Uncover the distinction between Narrow AI, following set rules, and Generative AI, which draws from the entirety of the internet. Discover the potential of AI companionship and empathetic AI, with insights from Pi.ai's coaching. Engage in thought-provoking discussions on the long-term implications of having a computer as an emotional or even romantic companion. Explore the fascinating world of Character.ai, enabling users to create personas and spend time in
22/02/202453 minutes 1 second
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1KHO 248: Motherhood in the Machine Age: Navigating AI and Job Market Shifts for Our Kids | Jerry Kaplan, Generative Artificial Intelligence

Embark on a thought-provoking journey with host Ginny Yurich in 'Motherhood in the Machine Age.' Joining her is the eminent AI expert Jerry Kaplan. In this episode they delve into the profound impact of Generative Artificial Intelligence on our children's education and the ever-evolving job market. The episode navigates the fundamental questions every mother faces about their child's future – from what skills to expose them to, understanding the tools available, the importance of social skills and hobbies, to envisioning a future with things like custom tutors offering individualized education. This insightful conversation extends beyond the classroom, exploring the transformative shifts in the job market. Kaplan provides a reassuring perspective on the role of automation, emphasizing the evolution of jobs rather than their extinction. As mothers ponder the prospect of machines imparting knowledge to their children, the podcast addresses the skepticism and highlights the importance of
19/02/202454 minutes 16 seconds
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1KHO 247: Threading Play Throughout Your Life | Laura Haver, Play Together

Unlock the Power of Play in Your Life! 🚀 Join Ginny Yurich and special guest Laura Haver on our latest episode. Listen in to discover the profound impact of play on adults, children, and the future. From a pro beach tennis player's journey to embracing play as a life thread, we explore the energy-boosting magic of play. Learn how play can reshape adulthood, fuel creativity, and enhance family bonds. Don't miss out on the secrets to finding time for play, combating 'time confetti,' and turning mundane activities into joyful experiences. Plus, delve into the 'We Write the Story Challenge' and the art of savoring life's wonders. Tune in now and let your inner child guide the way! 🎉 ** Learn more about Laura here >> laurahaver.com Check out Laura's new book here >> https://amzn.to/49heDGx ** Download your free 1000 Hours Outside tracker here >> https://www.1000hoursoutside.com/trackers Find everything you need to kick off your 1000 Hours Outside Journey here >> https://www.1000hoursoutsi
18/02/202441 minutes 40 seconds
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1KHO 246: Trust Yourself First | Mandy Davis, A Matter of Principal

Join host Ginny Yurich on The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast as she delves into a transformative conversation with Mandy Davis, author of the captivating new book, "A Matter of Principal." In this episode, Mandy shares her experiences challenging the traditional school system, discussing topics such as institutions, the struggles of non-conforming children, and the crucial role parents play in understanding their children's unique needs. Explore the transition from rigid schedules to homeschooling, the concept of deschooling, and coping with skepticism and identity loss. Gain insights into self-directed learning, addressing gaps in education, and the holistic approach to homeschooling, focusing on the well-being of both mind and body. Discover how outdoor activities, recess, and embracing wonder contribute to a rich learning experience. If you're considering homeschooling or curious about alternative education, this episode will inspire and guide you on a path towards educational empowerme
16/02/202455 minutes 26 seconds
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1KHO 245: To be Fully Alive You Have to Step Into Mystery | Randall Wallace, Braveheart

Dropping on Valentines Day ❤️, Randall Wallace, the accomplished figure behind projects like Braveheart join us! Wallace reflects on his journey, attributing his success to an unwavering commitment to God, promising to be unyielding in the face of both effort and fear of failure. The influence of his father, a natural storyteller, becomes a poignant theme as Wallace discusses the significance of transferring identity and values through stories. The episode delves into personal challenges, including missing his father's bedside due to the events of 9/11, prompting profound reflections on the sacred and the responsibility of preparing one's children for an uncertain future. Wallace's early passion for storytelling and the ongoing nature of life are explored, emphasizing that things are never truly over and that unexpected turns often lead to profound blessings. The conversation unfolds to encompass the interplay between fear and faith, with Wallace viewing fear as a necessary companion t
14/02/202450 minutes 49 seconds
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1KHO 244: Practical Skills Never Disappoint | Joel Salatin, Homestead Tsunami

Joel is baaaaack!!!! In this episode we're talking about the lies sold to us about modern life and the quest for real freedom. We talk about the importance of resiliency over efficiency and Joel advocates for a return to nature. The discussion explores the impact of our sterile culture on immunity, emphasizing the need for close contact with nature to build robust immune systems. Learn why you need some gentle immune assaults :). As the conversation shifts to practical skills, Salatin makes a compelling argument for addressing the youth crisis through meaningful tasks. Use practical skills to help foster community, affirm self-worth, and build a legacy for future generations. Listeners are encouraged not to fear starting late but to embrace the journey toward mastery over time. Salatin provides a stark warning about the current trajectory of society, urging the adoption of practical, visceral skills for a better future. Woven throughout this episode is a powerful call to be in a place
12/02/202453 minutes 18 seconds
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1KHO 243: Bucket List Family Adventures: Exploring the Globe with Jessica Gee

Jessica Gee from The Bucket List Family is here!!!!!!! In this episode we explore the incredible journey of Jessica Gee and her family, who have mastered the art of living an extraordinary life while keeping it beautifully ordinary. Jessica shares her insights on minimalist living, family bonding, and the joys and challenges of traveling with small children. From the bustling streets of Amsterdam to the serene landscapes of New Zealand, Jessica's tales of adventure are laced with valuable tips on safety, packing, and staying fit on the road. Discover the power of choosing your attitude and response in any situation, and learn the art of laundry tricks and savvy travel hacks from a seasoned explorer. Whether you're a seasoned traveler or dream of embarking on your first international trip, this episode is filled with inspiration to ignite your wanderlust and encourage you to savor every moment with family, friends, food, and music. Join the Gees in celebrating the beauty of an ordinary
09/02/202447 minutes 32 seconds
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1KHO 242: Low-Screen and No-Screen Kids are Enduringly Popular | Kim John Payne, The Soul of Discipline

Kim is back!!!! And oh my, every time it's a home run. We're talking about disoriented kids in this episodes - kids who are floundering through the overwhelm of childhood activities. We're talking about low-screen and no-screen kids and the long-term benefits of being a little more vigilant there. We talk about how a simple and balanced life aligns seamlessly with brain science - woot woot! As the conversation unfolds, Payne stresses the critical role of parents in navigating emotional overwhelm, highlighting the importance of staying calm and centered. The episode explores the power of wonder, urging parents to give their instincts the space they need. We discuss how inner talk develops and why that's so important (fascinating!!!) In this episode, Ginny Yurich and Kim John Payne deliver a captivating exploration of parenting, discipline, and the intricate world of childhood development, challenging conventional beliefs and offering a fresh perspective on the true essence of raising re
06/02/202454 minutes 32 seconds
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1KHO 241: Nature's Currency: Mastering the Art of an Affordable Life | Jade Warshaw, Money's Not a Math Problem

Jade Warshaw is here!!!! Jade unravels the intricacies of leading a rich and fulfilling life without the burden of excessive expenses. The conversation kicks off by challenging preconceived notions, exploring the realization that many of the experiences we seek are often readily available in the great outdoors, which is mostly free. The dialogue delves into practical strategies, beginning with the creation of a debt-free playlist and a reconsideration of career paths that may not necessitate a traditional degree. Listeners will gain insights into the transformative power of language, with a dedicated section on vocab rehab, encouraging intentional communication that opens up new possibilities in the financial landscape. They emphasize the importance of living a little, staying motivated, and savoring the richness of experiences without the misconception that it requires a hefty financial investment. The episode takes a closer look at tools like the Every Dollar App, shedding light on h
31/01/202452 minutes 57 seconds
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1KHO 240: The Importance of Bright Days and Dark Nights | Paul Bogard, The End of Night

Paul Bogard joins us to talk about the pervasive issue of light pollution and its impact on our ability to experience the beauty of the night sky amongst many other things. Bogard discusses the societal shift towards retreating indoors when darkness falls, highlighting the hidden costs of overusing artificial light. The conversation unveils the profound effects of light at night on human health, sleep, and circadian rhythms. Listeners will gain insights into practical steps, such as sleeping in the dark and using red nightlights, to mitigate these effects. Bogard also sheds light on the far-reaching consequences of artificial light on wildlife, including migratory birds as well as bats, insects, amphibians, and fish. The episode concludes with a call to action, emphasizing the urgency of preserving the natural darkness for the well-being of current and future generations. Explore the enchanting world of night, and discover why firsthand experiences with darkness are invaluable for our
30/01/202448 minutes 25 seconds
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1KHO 239: You're Not Giving Up Anything When You Choose to Play | Dr. Aliza Pressman, The 5 Principles of Parenting

Hosted by Ginny Yurich, this episode of The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast explores Dr. Aliza Pressman's illuminating discussion on the 5 Principles of Parenting. Discover the liberating concept of embracing imperfection and letting go of the pursuit of perfection. Learn how becoming a better person is integral to becoming a better parent, and unravel the fascinating dynamics of catching other people's nervous systems. Dr. Pressman advocates for developing a passcode of self-regulation, emphasizing the impossibility of having a stress response while drinking water. The episode also delves into the impact of perfectionism, particularly on women as primary caregivers, and highlights the distinction between excellence and perfection. Explore the concept that "good enough" parenting is more perfect than perfection itself. Reflect on how you want your kids to remember you and the importance of delight and play in fostering healthy development. Dr. Pressman presents compelling research on the
25/01/202447 minutes 27 seconds
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1KHO 238: Sure Things are Boring | Michael Easter, Scarcity Brain

Michael Easter is back!!! We're diving into the complexities of human behavior in this one, from overconsumption to addiction and the factors that shape our daily choices. We kick it off with pervasive nature of human consumption, delving into the wired tendency to overeat and the startling impact of heart disease as a global killer. Michael Easter highlights conditions for addiction, revealing the surprising potential for seemingly positive habits to become addictive. A central theme emerges—the scarcity loop—a behavioral cycle compelling individuals to engage in repetitive, sometimes irrational, behaviors. The parallels between the scarcity loop and social media dynamics underscore its pervasive influence in modern life. Contrary to the emphasis on addition, Easter introduces the power of subtraction, urging listeners to consider removing excess for a more fulfilling life. Personal transformation takes center stage as Easter shares his journey to sobriety, emphasizing the importance
22/01/202451 minutes
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1KHO 237: From Regret to Resilience: Overcoming Lost Years | Jon Acuff, Soundtracks

Jon Acuff is back!!!! And we talk about SO much in this episode. You are going to get thing after thing after thing out of this one!! Jon shares candid insights on handling lost years, overcoming fear, and embracing positive action. From the impact of thoughts on our lives to the importance of bedtime routines (for adults!!), this episode offers reminders of hope, truth, and the power of curiosity. Discover how to navigate regret, cultivate resilience, and make the last thing you do before bed count. Tune in for a dose of inspiration and practical (as well as funny) wisdom from Jon Acuff on the journey from regret to a purposeful life. ** Learn more about Jon Acuff here >> https://jonacuff.com/ Purchase your copy of Soundtracks here >> https://amzn.to/3S0Fyzb ** Downloads your free 1000 Hours Outside trackers here >> https://www.1000hoursoutside.com/trackers Find everything you need to kick off your 1000 Hours Outside Journey here >> https://www.1000hoursoutside.com/blog/allthething
18/01/202456 minutes 29 seconds
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1KHO 236: Rescuing Attention in a Distracted World | Nicholas Carr, The Shallows

Join host Ginny Yurich in a riveting episode of the 1000 Hours Outside Podcast as she engages in a profound conversation with Nicholas Carr, renowned author of "The Shallows." Carr shares insights into the genesis of his book, which began as a personal exploration of the challenges he faced while spending excessive time online. The realization that constant connectivity hindered concentration and fueled distraction led him to delve deeper into the transformative impact of technology on our minds. The discussion unfolds with Carr drawing inspiration from Neil Postman, emphasizing that technology is not merely a tool but an ideology that shapes our environment and influences the way we think and interact. The conversation explores how our communication tools create a new ecology, molding our perceptions and interactions. Carr highlights the inherent distractibility of human beings and how modern technology exacerbates this issue, hijacking our minds and affecting our ability to focus. Th
16/01/202445 minutes 12 seconds
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1KHO 235: Small Things Add Up to a Big Life | Jefferson Bethke, To Hell with the Hustle

Jefferson Bethke is here and we talk about SO many incredible topics in this episode!! We explore the societal pressure to achieve early markers of success, the misplaced desire for an extraordinary life, and that there is a lot of value in obscurity. Jefferson shares insights on the importance of becoming over doing, the freedom found in embracing a seemingly ordinary life, and sometimes aiming to be more boring! We talk about the power of saying no, viewing your day as a jar of rocks that is already full (fascinating!!) and the wisdom of viewing time as a valuable asset. Discover the beauty in embracing limits, cultivating family priorities, and the extraordinary richness found in the seemingly ordinary moments of life. ** Learn more about Jefferson here >> Jeffandalyssa.com Get your copy of To Hell with the Hustle here >> https://amzn.to/3RTVK4Z Get your copy of Take Back your Family here >> https://amzn.to/3NVo7Pf ** Downloads your free 1000 Hours Outside trackers here >> https://w
10/01/202456 minutes 22 seconds
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1KHO 234: It Takes a Long Time for the Effects of a Sedentary Lifestyle to Catch Up With You | Darryl Edwards, Primal Play

The founder of Primal Play, Darryl Edwards joins us!! We dive into Darryl's personal journey, from sick and sedentary to moving and living with joy. Darryl shifted his focus from exercise to joyful movement. From childhood play to tackling the challenges of a sedentary lifestyle, Darryl shares his insights on finding joy in movement. The episode covers topics such as the impact of a sedentary lifestyle on health, the journey to rediscover joy through movement, and the importance of play for both children and adults. Listeners are treated to valuable lessons on functional fitness, breaking free from societal expectations, and embracing a more active, playful approach to health. ** Learn more about Darryl Edwards here >> https://primalplay.com/ Purchase Your Copy of Animal Moves here >>https://amzn.to/3RXhTQe Purchase Your Copy of Paleo Fitness here >> https://amzn.to/3tQi73h ** Downloads your free 1000 Hours Outside trackers here >> https://www.1000hoursoutside.com/trackers Find everyth
08/01/202450 minutes 27 seconds
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1KHO 233: What Do You Want Your 2024 Story To Be? | Jeremy and Audrey Roloff, A Love Letter Life

The Roloffs are here!!!!!! Jeremy and Audrey Roloff join us to discuss the power of intentional living and overcoming fears and stagnation. In this episode we explore topics like prioritizing values, the 52 Date Challenge, the role of priorities in shaping a fulfilling life, and the importance of weaving a meaningful story. Discover how to move towards health, embrace adventure, and share your unique gifts with the world. ** Learn more and Jeremy and Audrey here >> https://www.beating50percent.com/ And on Instagram @audreyroloff , @jeremyroloff , @beating50percent Get your copy of The Marriage Journal (and all of the other books by Jeremy and Audrey here >> https://www.beating50percent.com/collections/books) ** Downloads your free 1000 Hours Outside trackers here >> https://www.1000hoursoutside.com/trackers Find everything you need to kick off your 1000 Hours Outside Journey here >> https://www.1000hoursoutside.com/blog/allthethings Order of copy of Ginny's newest book, Until the Stree
04/01/202454 minutes 33 seconds
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1KHO 232: We Overlook the Simple Stuff that Doesn't Cost a Dime | Michele Borba, Ed.D., Unselfie

Join Ginny Yurich and Dr. Michele Borba as the talk about the critical issue of declining empathy in today's youth. Together, they explore the roots of empathy, the transformative power of emotional literacy, and the link between empathy and success. The episode covers various aspects, including the impact of face-to-face communication, the role of play in building empathy, and the alarming decline in reading rates among teenagers. Dr. Borba provides valuable insights and practical tips to counteract these trends, emphasizing the importance of fostering empathy for a healthier, more compassionate future. Learn more about Michele here >> https://micheleborba.com/ Purchase your copy of Unselfie here >> https://amzn.to/3NKZ9lu *** Downloads your free 1000 Hours Outside trackers here >> https://www.1000hoursoutside.com/trackers Find everything you need to kick off your 1000 Hours Outside Journey here >> https://www.1000hoursoutside.com/blog/allthethings Order of copy of Ginny's newest book
03/01/202454 minutes 54 seconds
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1KHO 231: We are Streaming and Scrolling Ourselves to an Early Grave | Dr. John Delony, Building a Non-Anxious Life

In this episode of the 1000 Hours Outside Podcast, host Ginny Yurich engages in a candid conversation with Dr. John Delony. They tackle the universal struggles of modern life, emphasizing the pervasive issue of loneliness and the profound consequences of leading isolated lives. From the importance of building authentic relationships to the unconventional concept of embracing "weirdness," the discussion covers a spectrum of topics, including the challenges of making friends as adults, the societal discomfort with silence, and the impact of an outsourced culture on parenting. Dr. Delony also shares insights on sleep, parenting, and the pursuit of purpose, providing listeners with a compelling exploration of the nuances of authentic living in today's world. ** Learn more about Dr. John Delony here >> https://www.ramseysolutions.com/john-delony and on Instagram @johndelony Purchase your copy of Building a Non-Anxious Life here >> https://amzn.to/3RD9H7v ** Download your *free* 1000 Hours O
31/12/202352 minutes 35 seconds
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1KHO 230: Pushing Back Against Over-Regulated, Hyper-Scheduled Childhoods | Nir Eyal, Indistractable

You just might listen to this one twice!! In a riveting episode on the 1000 Hours Outside Podcast, Nir Eyal guides listeners through a multifaceted exploration of personal development and parenting strategies. The conversation unfolds with Eyal's insights on dealing with discomfort, employing pre-commitment techniques, and mastering internal triggers to avoid distraction. He shares the profound concept that the opposite of distraction is traction, emphasizing that distraction is not an external force but a choice individuals make, pulling them away from their intended path. The discussion seamlessly transitions into the challenges of time management, highlighting the importance of deciding in advance how to spend one's time. Eyal advocates for turning values into time, debunking common misconceptions about productivity and emphasizing the significance of planning. As the conversation deepens, Eyal touches on self-limiting beliefs, the impact of social media and external triggers, and t
28/12/202359 minutes 26 seconds
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1KHO 229: Navigating the Anxiety Epidemic | Sissy Goff, The Worry-Free Parent

Join host Ginny Yurich and renowned guest Sissy Goff on a transformative journey through Sissy's newest book "The Worry-Free Parent: Living in Confidence so Your Kids Can Too." Explore the seismic shift in parenting over the last five years. Delve into staggering statistics, such as 1 in 4 kids and 1 in 3 adolescents are battling anxiety, with girls twice as likely as boys. Uncover the crucial link between parental anxiety and children's struggles, as Sissy emphasizes the imperative for parents to do their own work. Discover practical insights on combating anxiety's impact with parental warmth and understanding the smile network in your brain. Gain essential skills on managing intensity, fostering independence, and empowering kids through challenging tasks. Explore the powerful mix of anxiety and intensity, and why micromanaging stems from this combination. Hear about the how of allowing children to do hard things and building confidence through unstructured play. Capture the essence o
28/12/202345 minutes 4 seconds
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1KHO 229: Navigating the Anxiety Epidemic | Sissy Goff, The Worry-Free Parent

Join host Ginny Yurich and renowned guest Sissy Goff on a transformative journey through Sissy's newest book "The Worry-Free Parent: Living in Confidence so Your Kids Can Too." Explore the seismic shift in parenting over the last five years. Delve into staggering statistics, such as 1 in 4 kids and 1 in 3 adolescents are battling anxiety, with girls twice as likely as boys. Uncover the crucial link between parental anxiety and children's struggles, as Sissy emphasizes the imperative for parents to do their own work. Discover practical insights on combating anxiety's impact with parental warmth and understanding the smile network in your brain. Gain essential skills on managing intensity, fostering independence, and empowering kids through challenging tasks. Explore the powerful mix of anxiety and intensity, and why micromanaging stems from this combination. Hear about the how of allowing children to do hard things and building confidence through unstructured pla
26/12/202342 minutes 20 seconds
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1KHO 228: Roots to Ranches: A Journey from Parking Lots to Sustainable Plates | Ben Spell, Founder of Good Ranchers

Join host Ginny Yurich on this episode of the 1000 Hours Outside Podcast as she sits down with Ben Spell, the visionary founder of Good Ranchers, a company with a mission to reconnect American families to the source of their food. Ben shares his inspiring story, from starting with zero agricultural background, no knowledge, and no money, to building a thriving business that champions transparency in the food industry. In this conversation, Ben unveils the shadows of the food industry, highlighting the lack of country of origin labeling. Learn about Good Ranchers' commitment to supporting local communities and strengthening the domestic supply chain. The discussion delves into the stark contrast in meat quality, emphasizing Good Ranchers' pledge to only sell what they would personally consume. Discover the startling statistics about the decline of independent ranches in the US and the disconnection of the general population from the realities of farming. Ben emphasizes the importance of
26/12/202348 minutes 19 seconds
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1KHO 228: Roots to Ranches: A Journey from Parking Lots to Sustainable Plates | Ben Spell, Founder of Good Ranchers

Join host Ginny Yurich on this episode of the 1000 Hours Outside Podcast as she sits down with Ben Spell, the visionary founder of Good Ranchers, a company with a mission to reconnect American families to the source of their food. Ben shares his inspiring story, from starting with zero agricultural background, no knowledge, and no money, to building a thriving business that champions transparency in the food industry. In this conversation, Ben unveils the shadows of the food industry, highlighting the lack of country of origin labeling. Learn about Good Ranchers' commitment to supporting local communities and strengthening the domestic supply chain. The discussion delves into the stark contrast in meat quality, emphasizing Good Ranchers' pledge to only sell what they would personally consume. Discover the startling statistics about the decline of independent ranches in the US and the disconnection of the general population from the realities of farming. Ben emphasizes
26/12/202346 minutes 44 seconds
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1KHO 227: Laughing Through Life's Tale: S.D. Smith on Imagination, Parenthood, and Mooses with Bazookas | S.D. Smith, Mooses with Bazookas

In the latest installment of the 1000 Hours Outside Podcast, host Ginny Yurich engages in a compelling conversation with S.D. Smith, the brilliant mind behind the Green Ember Series and the newly released "Mooses with Bazookas." In this third appearance on the show, Smith delves into the roots of his storytelling journey, shaped significantly by his childhood experiences of outdoor play and the endless possibilities it fueled in his imagination. The discussion centers on the idea that we are all allies in imagination, a theme resonating particularly with parents navigating the challenges of raising children. Smith emphasizes the desire to bless his own children, drawing inspiration from the trenches of parenthood. A significant portion of the conversation revolves around the role of humor in navigating life's complexities. At its core, Smith believes humor to be a hospitable force, offering a
23/12/202353 minutes 25 seconds
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1KHO 227: Laughing Through Life's Tale: S.D. Smith on Imagination, Parenthood, and Mooses with Bazookas | S.D. Smith, Mooses with Bazookas

In the latest installment of the 1000 Hours Outside Podcast, host Ginny Yurich engages in a compelling conversation with S.D. Smith, the brilliant mind behind the Green Ember Series and the newly released "Mooses with Bazookas." In this third appearance on the show, Smith delves into the roots of his storytelling journey, shaped significantly by his childhood experiences of outdoor play and the endless possibilities it fueled in his imagination. The discussion centers on the idea that we are all allies in imagination, a theme resonating particularly with parents navigating the challenges of raising children. Smith emphasizes the desire to bless his own children, drawing inspiration from the trenches of parenthood. A significant portion of the conversation revolves around the role of humor in navigating life's complexities. At its core, Smith believes humor to be a hospitable force, offering a respite from the seriousness of the world. He reflects on the importance of laughter, not just
23/12/202353 minutes 40 seconds
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1KHO 226: Overcoming Fear and Rediscovering Joy | Briana Collins, Mirror Image

Briana Collins joins us to talk about her brand new book, Mirror Image and to walk us through her experience of emerging from debilitating struggles and overwhelming fears as a mother, offering a raw and relatable perspective that resonates with the challenges faced by parents. <div class= "min-h-[20p
17/12/202353 minutes 54 seconds
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1KHO 226: Overcoming Fear and Rediscovering Joy | Briana Collins, Mirror Image

Briana Collins joins us to talk about her brand new book, Mirror Image and to walk us through her experience of emerging from debilitating struggles and overwhelming fears as a mother, offering a raw and relatable perspective that resonates with the challenges faced by parents. From the relentless battle against invisible enemies to the unexpected terrors brought on by the pandemic, Briana unveils the transformative power of embracing vulnerability and letting go of the need for excessive control. Explore overlooked aspects of marriage, discover key priorities that strengthen family bonds, and gain insights into unconventional wisdom, such as the calming effects of a perfect C note produced by bees. Together, Briana and Ginny delve into the liberating practice of questioning societal pressures and share valuable lessons learned in cultivating genuine connections with children. Briana Collins unfolds the honor and privilege of holding our children's dreams and callings, emphasizing the
17/12/202346 minutes 16 seconds
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1KHO 225: Carrying Dreams: A Journey of Friendship | Kevan Chandler and Natalie Peterson

Embark on a heartwarming journey with Kevan Chandler, the visionary behind We Carry Kevan, and illustrator Natalie Peterson, creators of the newly launched children's book, "We Carry Kevan." Kevan opens up about the initial concerns he faced when first trying the life-changing backpack and the ongoing challenges he confronts. At the core of the episode is a discussion about the book's essence—a tale crafted for all children, irrespective of abilities, who yearn for genuine friendships. Kevan shares his aspiration to both be that friend and find that friend. The episode unveils the inspiring collaboration between Kevan and Natalie and offers a glimpse into their 2024 tour, promising a journey filled with courage, trust, and reliance on others—the central themes of this captivating children's book. The narrative explores the profound impact of Kevan's journey, triggering two recurring q
15/12/202332 minutes 53 seconds
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1KHO 225: Carrying Dreams: A Journey of Friendship | Kevan Chandler and Natalie Peterson

Embark on a heartwarming journey with Kevan Chandler, the visionary behind We Carry Kevan, and illustrator Natalie Peterson, creators of the newly launched children's book, "We Carry Kevan." Kevan opens up about the initial concerns he faced when first trying the life-changing backpack and the ongoing challenges he confronts. At the core of the episode is a discussion about the book's essence—a tale crafted for all children, irrespective of abilities, who yearn for genuine friendships. Kevan shares his aspiration to both be that friend and find that friend. The episode unveils the inspiring collaboration between Kevan and Natalie and offers a glimpse into their 2024 tour, promising a journey filled with courage, trust, and reliance on others—the central themes of this captivating children's book. The narrative explores the profound impact of Kevan's journey, triggering two recurring questions: "Where did you get that backpack?" and "Where do you get those friends?" The answers unravel
15/12/202334 minutes 32 seconds
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1KHO 224: Gifts that Foster Adventure and Create Lasting Memories | Jeremy Puglisi, The RV Atlas

Gifts ideas under $50 that help families build memories?! The best value in American camping gear?! Favorite piece of camping gear of all?! The best flashlight of all time?!  <div class= "min-h-[20px] text-message flex flex-col items-start gap-3 whitespace-pre-wrap break-words [.text-message+&]:mt-5 overflow-x-auto"
13/12/202355 minutes 4 seconds
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1KHO 224: Gifts that Foster Adventure and Create Lasting Memories | Jeremy Puglisi, The RV Atlas

Gifts ideas under $50 that help families build memories?! The best value in American camping gear?! Favorite piece of camping gear of all?! The best flashlight of all time?!  Jeremy Puglisi from The RV Atlas joins us for the FOURTH time!!! We're diving into gifts that foster adventure and create lasting memories. Jeremy, known for his expertise from The RV Atlas Podcast, shares insights into thoughtful gifts under $50 that facilitate outdoor experiences. From cooking outside with the best value in American camping gear – a skillet by Lodge Cast Iron – to favorite camping recipes like smashburgers and pancakes, Jeremy emphasizes the value of gifts that pack a punch without breaking the bank. Discover Jeremy's all-time favorite camping gear, the Fireside Friend Camp Axe, a generational gift that has become a staple on every camping trip. The episode also explores the fun side of camping with games like Spot it camping edition, along with pro tips for gaming in the great outdoors. For tho
13/12/202355 minutes 21 seconds
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1KHO 223: Nature Takes Away the Overwhelm | Melanie Wegener, Savvy Mamma

In this episode of the 1000 Hour
09/12/202351 minutes 26 seconds
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1KHO 223: Nature Takes Away the Overwhelm | Melanie Wegener, Savvy Mamma

In this episode of the 1000 Hours Outside podcast, host Ginny Yurich invites guest Melanie Wegener to explore the importance of outdoor experiences for families. The conversation covers a range of topics, including minimalism, gear and clothing considerations, and the benefits of cultivating side hustles. Melanie shares her insights on winning over $40,000 in prizes through free competitions and provides some tips for those looking to try it out. The discussion delves into the challenges of getting small children outside, emphasizing the difficulties of simply getting out the door. Melanie highlights the positive impact of outdoor activities on both mothers and children, emphasizing that being in nature contributes to better regulation for everyone involved. The episode explores practical tips for making your yard more enticing than screens and the importance of habit stacking to incorporate exercise while spending time outdoors with kids. Listeners gain insights into the concept of "n
08/12/202351 minutes 27 seconds
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1KHO 222: Think Critically Especially When You’re Being Told Not To | Tom Hall, Optometrist and author of Brain Drive

I've been looking forward to this episode for a long time because I absolutely love Tom Hall's new books, Brain Drive and New Arridor. They are fascinating works of fiction that really get you thinking about the role of technology in our life... plus the books are page turners and they are clean! They're great options for tweens, teens, and beyond. Amazingly Tom is both an author and an optometrist! In this episode we discuss his new books as well as eye health and the impact of outdoor time on eyesight and eye functioning.  Tom reflects on childhood experiences that may have ingrained the belief that certain accomplishments are out of reach, emphasizing the power of imagination. He shares a personal journey of seeking productivity in his time and highlights the nerve-racking feeling of releasing your creative work into the world. The episode concludes with a nostalgic reflection on th
05/12/202354 minutes 57 seconds
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1KHO 222: Think Critically Especially When You’re Being Told Not To | Tom Hall, Optometrist and author of Brain Drive

I've been looking forward to this episode for a long time because I absolutely love Tom Hall's new books, Brain Drive and New Arridor. They are fascinating works of fiction that really get you thinking about the role of technology in our life... plus the books are page turners and they are clean! They're great options for tweens, teens, and beyond. Amazingly Tom is both an author and an optometrist! In this episode we discuss his new books as well as eye health and the impact of outdoor time on eyesight and eye functioning.  Tom reflects on childhood experiences that may have ingrained the belief that certain accomplishments are out of reach, emphasizing the power of imagination. He shares a personal journey of seeking productivity in his time and highlights the nerve-racking feeling of releasing your creative work into the world. The episode concludes with a nostalgic reflection on the bygone era when outdoor play was the norm, and children stayed outside until the streetlights came o
05/12/202354 minutes 50 seconds
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1KHO 221: We Need to Know When to Take a Break | Zan Tyler, The Zan Tyler Podcast

Zan Tyler joins us to talk about parenting and her unexpected journey into homeschooling. Zan is a story weaver and you will be encouraged by her path that started with her initial reluctance to embrace teaching or motherhood, only to find herself as a stay-at-home mom later on... fighting battles in the legislature for homeschool freedoms.  The conversation touches on the resilience needed in the face of societal skepticism, illustrated when Zan recounts how friends hesitated to let their kids play with hers due to their unconventional choice to try homeschooling. Despite opposition, Zan emphasizes the richness and depth that homeschooling brought to their lives and relationships. The episode explores the heart of homeschooling, highlighting the powerful combination of love and commitment parents invest in their children's education. Zan advocates for a child-centric approach, putting the individual needs and pace of the child at the forefront of the educationa
03/12/202353 minutes 2 seconds
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1KHO 221: We Need to Know When to Take a Break | Zan Tyler, The Zan Tyler Podcast

Zan Tyler joins us to talk about parenting and her unexpected journey into homeschooling. Zan is a story weaver and you will be encouraged by her path that started with her initial reluctance to embrace teaching or motherhood, only to find herself as a stay-at-home mom later on... fighting battles in the legislature for homeschool freedoms.  The conversation touches on the resilience needed in the face of societal skepticism, illustrated when Zan recounts how friends hesitated to let their kids play with hers due to their unconventional choice to try homeschooling. Despite opposition, Zan emphasizes the richness and depth that homeschooling brought to their lives and relationships. The episode explores the heart of homeschooling, highlighting the powerful combination of love and commitment parents invest in their children's education. Zan advocates for a child-centric approach, putting the individual needs and pace of the child at the forefront of the educational journey. To combat par
03/12/202354 minutes 39 seconds
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1KHO 220: Raising Resilient Kids: Nurturing Emotional Intelligence through Unstructured Play | Colleen Kessler, Raising Lifelong Learners

In this episode Colleen Kessler passionately discusses the need to preserve the resilience and confidence in boys, exploring the fascinating physiology of their brains and the value of allowing them to take risks. The conversation unfolds into a deep exploration of emotional intelligence and resilience, emphasizing the role parents play as the primary examples of healthy adulthood for their kids. Discover the power of free, self-directed play and its profound impact on fostering lifelong learners. Colleen shares insights on the benefits of letting kids be free, encouraging parents to set the stage for a future where their children never forget how to play, ensuring a life filled with joy and continuous learning. Tune in to uncover practical tips on navigating the challenges of parenthood, creating a supportive environment for your children to bounce back from adversity, and ultimately, raising resilient individuals who contribute meaningfully to the greater whole of th
01/12/202351 minutes 53 seconds
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1KHO 220: Raising Resilient Kids: Nurturing Emotional Intelligence through Unstructured Play | Colleen Kessler, Raising Lifelong Learners

In this episode Colleen Kessler passionately discusses the need to preserve the resilience and confidence in boys, exploring the fascinating physiology of their brains and the value of allowing them to take risks. The conversation unfolds into a deep exploration of emotional intelligence and resilience, emphasizing the role parents play as the primary examples of healthy adulthood for their kids. Discover the power of free, self-directed play and its profound impact on fostering lifelong learners. Colleen shares insights on the benefits of letting kids be free, encouraging parents to set the stage for a future where their children never forget how to play, ensuring a life filled with joy and continuous learning. Tune in to uncover practical tips on navigating the challenges of parenthood, creating a supportive environment for your children to bounce back from adversity, and ultimately, raising resilient individuals who contribute meaningfully to the greater whole of the family and soci
01/12/202352 minutes 6 seconds
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1KHO 219: Who Wants to Go Outside When No One is Out There? | Mike Lanza, Playborhood

Mike Lanza, author of Playbordhood join us! In a world where screens dominate and structured activities consume children's time, Mike shares his journey from being astonished by the lack of independent play to becoming a catalyst for change in his neighborhood. Discover the challenges of modern neighborhoods, the impact of a lack of outdoor play, and the circular network effect that keeps kids indoors. Mike explores innovative solutions to make neighborhoods exciting again, from front-yard play areas to creating spaces that appeal to a broad age range. Learn about the crucial role of multi-age items, fostering independence in children, and the delicate balance between facilitating and controlling. The conversation delves into the importance of risk-taking as a skill, the shift from child-led to parent-led interactions, and the need for parents to invest in their children's independence. Gain valuable insights into creating vibrant, child-centric communities that empowe
28/11/202353 minutes 10 seconds
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1KHO 219: Who Wants to Go Outside When No One is Out There? | Mike Lanza, Playborhood

Mike Lanza, author of Playbordhood join us! In a world where screens dominate and structured activities consume children's time, Mike shares his journey from being astonished by the lack of independent play to becoming a catalyst for change in his neighborhood. Discover the challenges of modern neighborhoods, the impact of a lack of outdoor play, and the circular network effect that keeps kids indoors. Mike explores innovative solutions to make neighborhoods exciting again, from front-yard play areas to creating spaces that appeal to a broad age range. Learn about the crucial role of multi-age items, fostering independence in children, and the delicate balance between facilitating and controlling. The conversation delves into the importance of risk-taking as a skill, the shift from child-led to parent-led interactions, and the need for parents to invest in their children's independence. Gain valuable insights into creating vibrant, child-centric communities that empower kids to play wi
28/11/202353 minutes 6 seconds
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1KHO 218: Rhythms of Resilience: Embracing Motherhood, Cold Therapy, and the Wild | Johnna Holmgren, Fox Meets Bear

Johnna Holmgren (@foxmeetsbear) joins us!!!!!  In this episode we explore the beauty and value found in the motherhood role, challenging the notion of mothering drudgery and delving into the rich joy that comes with the responsibilities. Discover the power of establishing seasonal rhythms for authentic rest, home stability, and lifelong kinship with our children. From the importance of a rooted system that anchors both parent and child to the transformative benefits of predictable hikes and bedtime rituals, Johnna shares her insights on creating a family rhythm that fosters emotional intelligence and deepens the connection with nature. We also talk about the fascinating ethos of forest school, embracing cold therapy, and the simple nothingness of childhood. Learn the art of saying no to extracurricular activities and the surprising benefits of cold training in preparation for both winter and summer. Discover how less clothing in the fall and more clothing
26/11/202352 minutes 12 seconds
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1KHO 218: Rhythms of Resilience: Embracing Motherhood, Cold Therapy, and the Wild | Johnna Holmgren, Fox Meets Bear

Johnna Holmgren (@foxmeetsbear) joins us!!!!!  In this episode we explore the beauty and value found in the motherhood role, challenging the notion of mothering drudgery and delving into the rich joy that comes with the responsibilities. Discover the power of establishing seasonal rhythms for authentic rest, home stability, and lifelong kinship with our children. From the importance of a rooted system that anchors both parent and child to the transformative benefits of predictable hikes and bedtime rituals, Johnna shares her insights on creating a family rhythm that fosters emotional intelligence and deepens the connection with nature. We also talk about the fascinating ethos of forest school, embracing cold therapy, and the simple nothingness of childhood. Learn the art of saying no to extracurricular activities and the surprising benefits of cold training in preparation for both winter and summer. Discover how less clothing in the fall and more clothing in late spring can educate the
25/11/202351 minutes 2 seconds
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1KHO 217: From Dyslexia to American Idol: Navigating the Spectrum of Human Gifts | Scott Barry Kaufman, Ph.D., UnGifted: Intelligence Redefined

Welcome to the 1000 Hours Outside Podcast! In this episode, host Ginny Yurich engages in a captivating conversation with the brilliant Scott Barry Kaufman, author of "Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined" (and nine other books). Together, they explore the multifaceted nature of human intelligence and the limitations of assessing it through a single number. Kaufman challenges the conventional use of IQ tests, advocating for a more holistic approach that encourages the activation of one's full potential rather than limiting it. The discussion delves into the importance of childhood play and the foundation it lays for imagination and empathy. Kaufman emphasizes the need to avoid a victim mentality and shares insights on defying expectations. As the conversation unfolds, topics range from self-actualization and dyslexia to the power of discipline and the diverse paths to success. Kaufman sheds light on "twice exceptional" kids, urging for a more empowering approach that recogn
25/11/202346 minutes 18 seconds
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1KHO 217: Embracing a Wandering Mind, Play for All Ages, and Your Full Potential | Scott Barry Kaufman, Ph.D., UnGifted: Intelligence Redefined

Welcome to the 1000 Hours Outside Podcast! In this episode, host Ginny Yurich engages in a captivating conversation with the brilliant Scott Barry Kaufman, author of "Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined" (and nine other books). Together, they explore the multifaceted nature of human intelligence and the limitations of assessing it through a single number. Kaufman challenges the conventional use of IQ tests, advocating for a more holistic approach that encourages the activation of one's full potential rather than limiting it. The discussion delves into the importance of childhood play and the foundation it lays for imagination and empathy. Kaufman emphasizes the need to avoid a victim mentality and shares insights on defying expectations. As the conversation unfolds, topics range from self-actualization and dyslexia to the power of discipline and the diverse paths to success. Kaufman sheds light on "twice exceptional" kids, urging for a more empowering approach that recognizes and nurtures
24/11/202347 minutes 42 seconds
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1KHO 216: Thriving in the Chaos: A Blueprint for Busy Moms | Crystal Paine, The Time Saving Mom

Join us on this empowering episode of the 1000 Hours Outside Podcast with the incredible Crystal Paine, founder of Money Saving Mom, host of The Crystal Paine Show, and NYT bestselling author. Crystal shares her wisdom on how to juggle the demands of life, find joy in every moment, and focus on what truly matters. In a world where time is fleeting, Crystal's insights on prioritizing and embracing the power of prayer provide a refreshing perspective. Discover the 6x2 priority system, learn to let go of perfectionism, and find inspiration in making life simpler. Crystal's personal journey, from overcoming anxiety to thriving through daily challenges, will inspire you to view stress as a warning flag and find the good in every day. Don't miss this episode packed with practical tips and heartfelt wisdom to help you not just survive but truly thrive in the midst of life's chaos. *** Learn more about Crystal here >> <a href= "https://www.MoneySavin
22/11/202354 minutes 44 seconds
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1KHO 216: Thriving in the Chaos: A Blueprint for Busy Moms | Crystal Paine, The Time Saving Mom

Join us on this empowering episode of the 1000 Hours Outside Podcast with the incredible Crystal Paine, founder of Money Saving Mom, host of The Crystal Paine Show, and NYT bestselling author. Crystal shares her wisdom on how to juggle the demands of life, find joy in every moment, and focus on what truly matters. In a world where time is fleeting, Crystal's insights on prioritizing and embracing the power of prayer provide a refreshing perspective. Discover the 6x2 priority system, learn to let go of perfectionism, and find inspiration in making life simpler. Crystal's personal journey, from overcoming anxiety to thriving through daily challenges, will inspire you to view stress as a warning flag and find the good in every day. Don't miss this episode packed with practical tips and heartfelt wisdom to help you not just survive but truly thrive in the midst of life's chaos. *** Learn more about Crystal here >> www.MoneySavingMom.Com Order your copy of The Time Saving Mom here >> https:
22/11/202354 minutes 5 seconds
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1KHO 215: When We Stand Up for Our Kids, Our Lives are Better Too | Vani Hari, The Food Babe

It really is The Food Babe!!!!  Vani Hari, also known as The Food Babe, joins us to discuss her transformative health journey. From battling childhood health issues to hitting rock bottom in her early 20s, Vani shares her powerful story of overcoming adversity. Tune in as Vani delves into the concerning realities of our food supply, revealing the addictive chemicals added to our meals. Uncover the impact of MSG on our health and explore how the food industry manipulates our palates, hijacking our taste buds. Discover practical insights from Vani's newest book Food Babe Family, a unique guidebook and cookbook, offering tips on cultivating a love for vegetables in children amongst many other things! Learn how the food industry's deceitful tactics affect kids' eating habits and contribute to picky eating. Join the conversation as they tackle the importance of getting kids outside and its positive influence on food choices. From picnics to less rushe
16/11/202359 minutes 55 seconds
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1KHO 215: When We Stand Up for Our Kids, Our Lives are Better Too | Vani Hari, The Food Babe

It really is The Food Babe!!!!  Vani Hari, also known as The Food Babe, joins us to discuss her transformative health journey. From battling childhood health issues to hitting rock bottom in her early 20s, Vani shares her powerful story of overcoming adversity. Tune in as Vani delves into the concerning realities of our food supply, revealing the addictive chemicals added to our meals. Uncover the impact of MSG on our health and explore how the food industry manipulates our palates, hijacking our taste buds. Discover practical insights from Vani's newest book Food Babe Family, a unique guidebook and cookbook, offering tips on cultivating a love for vegetables in children amongst many other things! Learn how the food industry's deceitful tactics affect kids' eating habits and contribute to picky eating. Join the conversation as they tackle the importance of getting kids outside and its positive influence on food choices. From picnics to less rushed dinners due to outdoor play, find out
16/11/202359 minutes 49 seconds
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1KHO 214: Quit Pressing the Misery Button | Gay Hendricks, The Big Leap

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14/11/202354 minutes 24 seconds
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1KHO 213: The Path to a Book Launch | Ginny Yurich, Until the Streetlights Come On

It's almost book launch day and I hope you'll tune to this message from my heart - including a little behind the scenes peak into the lead-up to a book launch. There's also a story about the beauty of timing and the ways in which our lives intersect with the lives of others. Purchase your copy of Until the Streetlights Come On here >> https://amzn.to/46e870S It is already a best seller! It will be a fantastic addition to your family. Check out some initial reviews on Goodreads here >> https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/135969871-until-the-streetlights-come-on?from_search=true&from_srp=true&qid=JuQYHwFh90&rank=1 Grab your pre-order bonuses by filling out the form here >> https://www.1000hoursoutside.com/streetlights Submit your tracker for the tracker design contest here >> https://www.1000hoursoutside.com/blog/1000-hours-outside-2024-time-tracker-design-co
13/11/202315 minutes 12 seconds
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1KHO 212: Garden-to-Table Tales | Lana Stenner, The Grace-Filled Homestead Cookbook

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12/11/202352 minutes 59 seconds
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1KHO 211: Your Kids Are Not Going to Want to Hang Around You Unless You're Fun | Brian Tome, The Five Marks of a Man

Brian Tome is such a phenomenal podcast guest!!!!!  The topics we discuss in this episode range from the crisis of modern masculinity, to the restorative power of challenging outdoor activities, to the critical importance of play (in childhood and beyond), to friendship, and more. I've been talking to all my friends about several of the main premises in this conversation.  In a culture where digital screens often replace human connection, Brian and Ginny discuss the importance of building meaningful relationships and the transformative impact of fostering genuine friendships. Plus, don't miss the insight into Man Camp, an initiative to help men connect and grow. If you're looking to rediscover your sense of adventure, deepen your connections, and make the most of your life, this episode will inspire you to embrace the great outdoors and invest in the things that truly matter. Join us for an eye-opening conversation that challenges the status quo and encourages y
07/11/202358 minutes 27 seconds
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1KHO 210: Spend Your Life, Money, and Energy on What Matters | Rachel Cruze, I'm Glad for What I Have

Welcome back the financial guru, Rachel Cruze!! Rachel has a brand new, adorable and meaningful children's book launching this November called "I'm Glad for What I Have." We discuss the ever-evolving expectations set by social media, the pressure to keep up with a certain standard of living, and how these factors can lead to a never-ending cycle of chasing material possessions. Rachel shares her insights on the importance of contentment and the realization that acquiring everything we want might not lead to the happiness we expect. Discover the true cost of debt and how it can ensnare us in a never-ending cycle. We also explore the power of minimalism and the things minimalists never buy, shedding light on the concept that a budget isn't a restriction, but rather permission to spend wisely. Our conversation delves into the transformative nature of generosity and the idea that money serves as a magnifying glass, amplifying ou
06/11/202349 minutes 22 seconds
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Listen Now: ‘Tis The Grinch Holiday Talk Show

Cuddly as a cactus and charming as an eel, he’s your new favorite snarky talk show host. Join The Grinch (and his faithful dog Max) each week as he rants against Christmas cheer and roasts celebrity guests like chestnuts on an open fire. Starring Saturday Night Live’s James Austin Johnson as the notorious curmudgeon and broadcasting straight from Who-Ville, will The Grinch send these famous folks back down Mt. Crumpit, or will they soften his stance against Christmas and grow his heart three sizes? Grab your hot cocoa and cozy slippers and listen along to find out! Listen to ‘Tis The Grinch Holiday Talk Show: Wondery.fm/Grinch_1000
06/11/20235 minutes 17 seconds
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1KHO 109: Kids Really Want to be With Their Parents | Elsie Iudicello, Farmhouse Schoolhouse

The inspiring and heartwarming Elsie Iudicello, a true pioneer in the world of homeschooling and education, joins us! In this episode, Elsie, also known as @farmhouse_schoolhouse, takes us on a captivating journey from her upbringing in urban Miami to her unconventional approach to teaching her own children. Her experiences as a daughter and granddaughter of political exiles have shaped her worldview, emphasizing the importance of family and nurturing young minds. Elsie's narrative is a testament to the power of imagination, resourcefulness, and embracing the beauty of simplicity. She shares her personal experiences of growing up without extravagant resources and how her father's dream-chasing entrepreneurial spirit left an indelible mark on her. As a former preschool and substitute teacher, she witnessed firsthand how the conventional education system often fails to accommodate the unique needs of boys and girls. Her mission? To help her own children chase their spark
02/11/202342 minutes 53 seconds
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1KHO 208: Create Path Finders not Test Takers | Ken Coleman, One Question

Ken Coleman joins the podcast and you will be so inspired!! Tune in as we explore the art of nurturing childlike wonder in our children's lives. Ken shares insights into finding a fulfilling career, moving away from the pressure to perform, and protecting the innocence and creativity innate to every child. Discover how the educational system impacts our children's development and learn how to guide them toward their true talents and passions. Ken also delves into the power of saying "yes" to opportunities, dealing with rejection, and the importance of showing gratitude. If you're a parent or an individual looking to inspire the next generation, this episode is a must-listen. Don't miss out on this inspiring conversation with Ken Coleman, a guide to helping your children unleash their true potential. ** Learn more about pre-order bonuses for Until the Streetlights Come On here >> <span
30/10/202352 minutes 43 seconds
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1KHO 207: Start Where You Are and Steward What You Have Well | Amy Fewell, Founder of Homesteaders of America

Founder of Homesteaders of America Amy Fewell is here!!  <div class= "min-h-[20px] flex flex-col items-start gap-3 whitespace-pre-wrap break-words overflow-x-auto" data-message-author-role="assistant" data-message-id= "66c0536b-e744-4d87-83b9-b7
27/10/202350 minutes 47 seconds
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1KHO 206: Solving the Dinner Dilemma | Robin Miller, 30-Minute Meal Prep

Join us in this episode as we sit down with renowned nutritionist Robin Miller, who takes us on a flavorful journey into the world of quick and nutritious cooking. Robin shares her culinary inspiration, rooted in her mom's farm-to-table passion, where cooking becomes a heartfelt expression of love. Discover the secrets behind her famous "Round One and Round Two" concept, making dinner preparation efficient and delicious. Learn how to turn a handful of ingredients into a feast that feels like twenty, all without relying heavily on processed foods. With Robin's insights, you'll find meal prep made easy, utilizing a well-stocked pantry for efficient and delightful cooking. Robin also unveils her expertise in back-to-school lunch ideas and busy evening dinner solutions, emphasizing the importance of involving kids in meal preparation. Plus, we'll explore the daunting barriers that often deter us from making nutritious choices and how to overcome them. Tune in to unlock the
26/10/202348 minutes 23 seconds
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1KHO 205: Embracing Imperfect Motherhood | Courtney Devich, Mama's Got Anxiety

Courtney Devich joins us to talk about the world of motherhood and anxiety. She opens up about the challenges of motherhood and how it can amplify anxiety, along with her own experiences of feeling the need to control everything. We explore the distinction between rational and irrational fears and why letting go of the pursuit of perfection is crucial for emotional well-being. Courtney shares her practical tips for managing overthinking, including the "put a pin in it" strategy and finding solace in her happy place. We also learn about the profound impact of her grandparents' house on her peace of mind. Plus, don't miss the insightful discussions on anxiety's effects on self-esteem and the struggles of comparing oneself to other moms. Tune in to gain valuable insights on how to cope with anxiety and embrace imperfect motherhood as Courtney Devich takes us on a journey to a place where anxiety won't boss us around. This episode is a must-listen for all parents and anyon
25/10/202350 minutes 32 seconds
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1KHO 204: Avoid the Hamster Wheel of Stress | Lauren Gaines, Unshakable Kids

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21/10/202351 minutes 46 seconds
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1KHO 203: You Only Get One Life, So Don't Waste it | Jim Shockey, Call Me Hunter

The legendary Jim Shockey, acclaimed author of Call Me Hunter join us! Jim shares his remarkable journey from childhood fascination with the natural world to becoming a prolific writer and influential figure in the world of hunting and outdoor adventures. At the tender age of two, Jim's passion for the wild was ignited, paving the way for his future as a novelist. He emphasizes the importance of embracing your dreams and pursuing a life in sync with nature. Jim's unwavering commitment to a life intertwined with the great outdoors and his ability to combine education with entertainment showcase his unique perspective on life. Join us as we delve into Jim's extraordinary experiences, from his early days exploring the wilderness to becoming a celebrated keynote speaker and advocate for the art of taxidermy. Along the way, Jim imparts valuable life lessons, encouraging us all to seize our one precious life and live it to the
17/10/202359 minutes 20 seconds
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1KHO 202: "Wellness Unleashed: Empowering Parents and Boosting Immunity | Beth S. Barbeau, CPM, LM, Midwife & Founder of Indigo Forest

Join host Ginny Yurich on the 1000 Hours Outside Podcast in a riveting conversation with guest Beth Barbeau. In this episode, they explore how parents can take control of their family's healthcare and well-being. Discover key insights into fostering autonomy and reducing fear by embracing lifestyle approaches to prevention. Beth and Ginny delve into the profound impact of spending time outdoors, the role of light patterns in our lives, and the importance of nurturing a sense of security for our children. Tune in to learn how 1000 Hours Outside is a powerful tool in promoting health and happiness, transforming lives along the way. Listen to other episodes with Beth Barbeau here: 1KHO 154: Summer Survival Guide - First Aid, Family Rhythms, and Feeling Empowered as a Pare
12/10/20231 hour 6 minutes 57 seconds
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1KHO 201: For the Cloudspotters and the Dreamers | Gavin Pretor-Pinney, Founder of The Cloud Appreciation Society

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09/10/202355 minutes 45 seconds
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1KHO 200: Children Today are Under Relentless Supervision | Angela Hanscom, Balanced and Barefoot

In this episode of the 1000 Hours Outside Podcast, host Ginny Yurich engages in a profound conversation with guest Angela Hanscom, the insightful author of "Balanced and Barefoot." They explore the modern challenges children face, including play deprivation and the adverse effects of reduced outdoor time. Angela sheds light on how the current environment affects children's physical and neurological development, emphasizing the critical role of movement in a child's life. They discuss the importance of unstructured play, sensory experiences, and the need for children to engage with the natural world. Throughout the episode, Angela offers hope and practical insights into how we can prioritize and safeguard children's outdoor playtime, advocating for a better future where children can truly thrive. Tune in for an eye-opening conversation that highlights the vital importance of giving children the freedom to play and explore outdoors. Learn more about Angela and Tim
05/10/202354 minutes 40 seconds
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1KHO 199: Full Life Supersedes Comfort | Kevan Chandler, We Carry Kevan

Step into a world beyond comfort zones with host Ginny Yurich, as she engages in a compelling conversation with the remarkable Kevan Chandler from We Carry Kevan. Born with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Kevan shares his profound journey of conquering fears, surpassing limitations, and venturing into the unknown. Explore how breaking free from the safety of familiarity can lead to transformative experiences and meaningful relationships, epitomizing the strength of human spirit and the beauty of inviting others into our needs and dreams. Discover the extraordinary adventures of the We Carry Kevan mission that spans 40 countries. Tune in and be inspired to carry and be carried in this awe-inspiring exploration of life's greater purpose. For more information and to be part of this incredible journey, visit wecarrykevan.org. <
02/10/202351 minutes 53 seconds
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1KHO 198: Nature's Classroom: Empowering Kids and Embracing Rural Living | Mary Heffernan, The Hands-On Ranch Book

In this episode of the 1000 Hours Outside Podcast, host Ginny Yurich sits down with Mary Heffernan, the force behind Five Marys Farms and author of the fantastic kids book, The Hands-On Ranch Book.  Together, they explore the transformative power of outdoor experiences for children, delving into the essence of survival skills and fundamental abilities. From discussing the shift from modern amenities to the importance of self-sufficiency, they emphasize the critical role of education in shaping resilient individuals. Join them as they journey through intriguing tales, from the world of direct-to-consumer farming to the exciting prospects of diverse careers, like tree harvesting and underwater welding. Discover how empowering children and fostering family bonds can create a legacy worth cherishing, while unraveling the magic of nature's rhythms and the art of sustainable living. Explore the rich insights from
29/09/202347 minutes 9 seconds
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1KHO 197: Harvesting Wisdom: Uniting Faith, Family, and Farming | Joel Salatin, The Marvelous Pigness of Pigs

Joel Salatin, renowned farmer and author is back! In this episode we explore the profound reasons behind homesteading and the crucial importance of intentionality in our rapidly changing society. Ginny and Joel discuss the deep-rooted concerns of individuals who approach life with purpose, shedding light on the essential need for a 'why' amidst today's uncertainties. They examine the role of faith in environmental stewardship, urging for acknowledgment of historical shortcomings within faith communities. The conversation transitions to the spiritual and ethical dimensions of our dietary choices, emphasizing the alignment of our beliefs with the food we consume. Joel underscores the significance of responsible and thoughtful eating, aligning it with our moral and spiritual compass. Exploring the spiritual connection to nature, the discussion touches on the joy of witnessing land restoration and the profound spiritual lessons found in the physical world. The episo
27/09/202350 minutes 20 seconds
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1KHO 196: The Easier Things Have Gotten, The Unhappier We've Become | Jill Winger, Old-Fashioned on Purpose

Welcome to an enriching episode of the "1000 Hours Outside" podcast with your host, Ginny Yurich, featuring the insightful Jill Winger. In this compelling conversation, Jill and Ginny discuss pivotal topics that challenge societal norms and advocate for embracing discomfort in our lives. They begin by exploring the power of imperfect action and challenging conventional beliefs, emphasizing the importance of letting our true selves shine through. The duo delves into the modern paradox, highlighting society's relentless pursuit of ease and comfort, juxtaposed with declining levels of happiness. They underscore how meaningful challenges are vital for our well-being and how removing them can leave us feeling adrift. The conversation takes a turn towards resilience and growth, discussing the necessity of failure on the path to success and the transformative power of embracing discomfort. Jill passionately advocates for time
25/09/202354 minutes 45 seconds
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1KHO 195: Babies Aren't the Parasites We've Been Told | Dr. Morgan Cutlip, Love Your Kids Without Losing Yourself

In this episode, Gin
21/09/202350 minutes 22 seconds
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1KHO 194: Adults Can't Really Imagine How Bad Kids Feel | Sean Killingsworth, The Reconnect Movement

Sean Killingsworth, founder of the Reconnect Movement joins us as we confront one of the most urgent issues of our time - the impact of screens and smartphones on our children's lives. In this compelling discussion, Sean sheds light on how screens have dramatically altered childhood experiences, leaving a generation trapped in an addictive cycle of entertainment and artificial social interactions. They delve into personal anecdotes, highlighting the profound consequences of excessive screen use and the erosion of genuine social connections. <div class="p-4 justify-center text-base md:gap-6 md:py-
18/09/202352 minutes 21 seconds
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1KHO 193: Modern Day Parents are Peer Pressured Into Denying Their Baby’s Needs | Tracy Gillett, Raised Good

Tracy Gillett, founder of Raised Good is here!!! Join us as shares her personal journey through motherhood, from fertility struggles to the profound realization that the joy of motherhood can be restored when we follow our instincts and trust our babies' needs. Tracy's story unfolds as she delves into the world of natural parenting, exploring topics such as bedsharing, cosleeping, elimination communication, and unschooling. Discover the transformative power of co-sleeping and bedsharing as Tracy challenges the modern-day pressure on parents to deny their babies' innate desires for closeness and comfort. Learn how sleep deprivation can lead us to question our parenting choices and vulnerability to external opinions. Tracy also discusses the primal instinct to keep our babies close, revealing that breastfeeding moms often get more sleep when they bedshare. Explore the concept of attachment and how it unfolds in the first six
15/09/202350 minutes 56 seconds
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1KHO 192: You Only Get So Much Time to Live | Levi Lusko, Marvel at the Moon

In this episode we delve into the insights of bestselling author 
13/09/202357 minutes 27 seconds
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1KHO 191: Make Your Best Moments the Rule, Not the Exception | Jon Acuff, All it Takes is a Goal

In this third exciting encounter with Jon Acuff, we dive deep into the world of self-improvement, creativity, and the pursuit of meaningful goals. Jon shares his insights on various topics, including the common desire to become an author, the concept of living up to your potential, and the importance of bravery in pursuing your dreams. Jon discusses his latest book, which serves as a practical map for unlocking your true potential and guides you on the path to realizing your dreams. He emphasizes the importance of trading shallow pleasures for deeper fulfillment and explores the challenges creators face in seeing the potential of their creations. Throughout the episode, Jon shares profound moments of introspection, such as his definition of being present and the quest to make your best moments the rule rather than the exception. He offers insights on turning dreams into actionable goals by conne
11/09/202358 minutes 26 seconds
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1KHO 190: There's No Such Thing as a Small Bladder: Pelvic Floor Health with Christina Walsh, Tighten Your Tinkler

In this empowering episode of the 1000 Hours Outside Podcast, we dive deep into the world of pelvic fl
08/09/202351 minutes 52 seconds
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1KHO 189: Unleashed from the Tethers of Domestication | Jessica Carew Kraft, Why We Need to Be Wild

Join us as we dive headfirst into the world of reconnection with the natural world alongside our insig
07/09/202348 minutes 1 second
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1KHO 188: Eat Well, Sleep Well, Connect with Others | Amber Trueblood, The Unflustered Mom

Amber Trueblood is a passionate advocate for personal growth. Join us as we talk about the fundamental needs that drive our choices and behaviors, exploring how they shape our lives and relationships. Amber Trueblood takes us on a journey through her experiences and wisdom, shedding light on key topics such as the importance of sleep, nutrition, and connection with others. Discover how your needs can sometimes compete with the needs of others, especially when it comes to the delicate balance of parenthood. Amber also emphasizes the significance of our pre-bedtime rituals and how they impact our overall well-being. Learn why gazing at nature and touching water or earth can profoundly reconnect your body to the planet, fostering a sense of grounding and balance. Explore the mindset of different personality types and their struggles with anxiety and frustration. Amber shares valuable insights on how to find fulfillment in the journey itself, rather than fixating on
06/09/202352 minutes 31 seconds
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1KHO 187: Growing Through Parenthood | Abbie Halberstadt, Hard is Not the Same Thing as Bad

In this inspiring episode of 1000 Hours Outside, we sit down with the insightful author, Abbie Halberstadt, to explore the transformative journey of parenting as a powerful avenue for personal growth. Abbie shares her wisdom and experiences, dispelling common misconceptions about parenthood and revealing the profound life lessons hidden within the chaos. Abbie discusses her initial struggle with the assumption that parents must be naturally patient and hyper-organized. She reminds us that having it all together before tackling the challenges of parenthood is a rare feat and often not the way life unfolds. The conversation delves into her toughest years as a mother when she had two young children, highlighting the unique difficulties of toddlerhood. One of the key takeaways is the notion that if we avoid facing parenting challenges, we risk stagnation. Abbie emphasizes that we are not victims; instead, we can actively engage with th
05/09/202351 minutes 57 seconds
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1KHO 186: Some of the Loneliest People I Know are the Busiest | Florence Romano, Build Your Village

In this heartwarming episode of the 1000 Hours Outside podcast, we sit down with Florence Romano, affectionately known as "The Windy City Nanny" and author of "Build Your Village." Florence's unique journey as an actor and her experience growing up in a multigenerational home have taught her invaluable lessons about the importance of community and relationships. Discover the power of understanding people and how it shapes our lives, both personally and professionally. Florence shares her insights into why many find it challenging to ask for help, and she unravels the art of being a better listener. Through touching anecdotes and profound wisdom, Florence reminds us that friendship isn't just about being there when it's convenient but about showing up when it's inconvenient, anticipating needs, and making people feel seen, heard, and understood. Tune in as Flo
04/09/202354 minutes 44 seconds
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1KHO 185: I Guess I Forgot to Die: How to Defy Retirement, Boost Longevity, and Transform Your Life | Dan Buettner, Blue Zones

🎙️ Join us for a mind-bending exploration as we dive deep into the realm of ageless living with the visionary founder of Blue Zones, Dan Buettner. In this captivating episode, we shatter conventional notions about retirement and unveil the astonishing vitality found in cultures where the concept doesn't even exist.  🌍 Embark on a quest to unravel the enigma of longevity as Buettner walks us through his daring expeditions for National Geographic. From penning compelling narratives to dissecting the secrets of the world's longest-lived communities, he shares how these remarkable Blue Zones have cracked the code to living the life we all yearn for. Tune in as we challenge preconceptions about exercise, learning how to effortlessly integrate movement into our lives, and discover the transformative power of environment in fostering active lifestyles. 🚶‍♀️🏞️ Pr
31/08/202346 minutes 6 seconds
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1KHO 184: Fall More Deeply in Love with the World | John Muir Laws, Wild Wonder Foundation

In this captivating episode of the "1000 Hours Outside Podcast," we delve into the world of nature journaling with the renowned nature journaler, John Muir Laws, affectionately known as Jack. Prepare to rekindle your passion for the world around you as Jack takes us on a journey of self-discovery, observation, and connection through the pages of a journal. As the founder of the Wild Wonder Foundation, he encourages us to pick up a simple notebook and a pencil, using this "paper hack" to cultivate a deeper relationship with the natural world. Through his candid discussion, you'll uncover the simplicity and profound impact of this practice. Dive into the conversation as Jack shares his personal experience as a dyslexic nature journaler, using vivid images to express what words might sometimes fail to convey. Discover his unique approach to starting a nature journal wherever you are, a lesson that goes beyond journaling itself, re
30/08/202349 minutes 49 seconds
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1KHO 183: An Environment of Welcome | Sally Clarkson, Tea Time Discipleship

In this intimate conversation, Ginny sits down with the incredible Sally Clarkson, renowned author of "Tea Time Discipleship," for an exploration of deep connections, hospitality, and the transformative power of embracing life's adventures. Sally Clarkson's journey is nothing short of remarkable. Having moved an astonishing 24 times, she intimately understands the challenges of building connections in an increasingly isolationist world. Together, Ginny and Sally delve into the art of initiation – the heartwarming stories of reaching out, offering hospitality, and lending a listening ear to those around us. From mismatched but cherished possessions to the simple joy of answering her children's calls, Sally shares her wisdom on creating an environment of love and acceptance. Discover how being an inviter can transform lives and forge lifelong friendships. Sally's approach to life is a b
28/08/202351 minutes 24 seconds
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1KHO 182: The Blue Mind State | Cecil Cohn, Freedom Boat Club

This episode is sponsored by Ripl, an online community for anyone who loves the water. They are giving away 5 prizes to our community, with the grand prize being a Yeti Tundra 45 Cooler kit - perfect for your next adventure! Entering is simple, just join Ripl and share your favorite place to get out on the water and why you love it.  Click >>> here Ripl is affiliated with Brunswick Corporation, the largest player in the marine industry.  Brunswick's portfolio includes more than 60 marine brands, including household names like Mercury Marine, Boston Whaler, Sea Ray, Freedom Boat Club, and so many more.  --------------------------- Are you ready to escape the ordinary and set sail on a remarkable journey? Join us in the latest episode of the 1000 Hours Outside Podcast as we dive into the world of boating with none other than Cecil Cohn, President of Freedom Bo
24/08/202353 minutes 9 seconds
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1KHO 181: Rediscovering Joy: From Survival Mode to Present Moments | Joy Prouty, Practicing Presence

Join us for an illuminating episode of the 1000 Hours Outside Podcast as we sit down with Joy Prouty, a captivating guest whose life experiences offer profound insights. From navigating survival mode to the transformative power of presence, Joy's journey resonates deeply. Discover how she found tools for self-regulation and unearthed her best self by looking through a unique lens. With authenticity, Joy shares her story of facing unexpected challenges, including a type 1 diabetes diagnosis during pregnancy. Her story highlights the profound link between stress, anxiety, and physical well-being. Joy's exploration of focusing on beauty, wonder, and goodness unveils a path to reducing anxiety and improving overall health. As the conversation unfolds, Joy delves into the evolving world of social media and photography. She reveals a fresh approach to capturing moments – embracing the memories we might want to forget and documenting the nuances we'll treasure in the future.<
22/08/202349 minutes 16 seconds
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1KHO 180: In Some Cultures They Never Yell at Children | Michaeleen Doucleff, Ph.D., Hunt, Gather, Parent

Step into a world of transformative parenting with Michaeleen Doucleff, the acclaimed science journalist at NPR and the author of Hunt, Gather, Parent. This highly anticipated episode unpacks the wisdom of our most requested guest, offering insights that will forever change how you approach parenting. Michaeleen's journey into motherhood in 2015 reshaped her perspectives, leading to the creation of her groundbreaking parenting book. Yet, this conversation isn't confined to parenting techniques; it's a profound exploration of nurturing cooperative dynamics with children, transcending cultural boundaries. Explore Michaeleen's revelation that her book not only revitalized her marriage but also holds the key to productive and harmonious interactions with others, avoiding conflict and stress. Discover the fascinating world of parenting practices across different cultures, where yelling at children is considered counterproductive and immature. Michaeleen chal
17/08/202353 minutes 20 seconds
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1KHO 179: Daring Adventures in Homeschooling: Off-Grid Living, Learning, and the Pursuit of Joy | Samantha Skeete, For the Love of Homeschooling

Click here to purchase the Back-to-School MEGA Bundle Volume 3 for just $25! This offer ENDS THURDAY, August 17th!!  https://www.fortheloveofhomeschooling.com/?ref=1000hoursoutside Join us for an exhilarating episode of "For the Love of Homeschooling," where we delve into the extraordinary journey of Samantha Skeete and her family of seven who chose to embrace the off-grid lifestyle in a mere 350 square feet. Discover how they navigated 18 months without electricity and relied on hauled water, gaining a profound appreciation for the modern conveniences we often take for granted. As we explore their evolution in homeschooling, Samantha unveils valuable insights that come from a place of genuine experience. Learn how they tailored their approach by starting with their children's interests, transforming education into a collaborative and joyful adventure. Sama
15/08/202354 minutes 41 seconds
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1KHO 178: Fight Against the Current of Loneliness | Justin Whitmel Earley, Made for People

🎙️ Dive into the Depths of Connection with Justin Whitmel Earley on The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast In a world that's seemingly more connected than ever, there's a silent epidemic lurking beneath the surface — the epidemic of loneliness and isolation. Join us on a thought-provoking journey as we sit down with Justin Whitmel Earley, a renowned author and the brilliant mind behind the captivating new book "Made for People." In this episode, Justin unearths the profound impact that friendships have on every facet of our lives. He passionately declares that friends aren't just companions, they're the bedrock on which we persevere through mental health struggles, parenting trials, and the storms of life. With candid insights, Justin reminds us that friendships are the lifelines that either buoy us or leave us adrift in the sea of loneliness. Drawing on the imagery of cu
14/08/202352 minutes 6 seconds
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1KHO 177: Crack a Book and Put Down Your Stupid Phone | John Lovell, Warrior Poet Society

John Lovell joins us to talk about resilience, personal growth, his faith, and so much more! In a world where strength goes beyond physicality, we uncover the essential life skills that empower young people and adults to face life's challenges head-on. <div class= "markdow
10/08/202355 minutes 4 seconds
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1KHO 176: How to Recognize Signs of Movement Hunger | Katy Bowman, Nutritious Movement

Join us for an eye-opening and empowering episode as we sit down with the renowned biomechanist, Katy Bowman, in our third encounter with this movement maven. In episodes <a href= "https://podcasts.apple.
07/08/202354 minutes 19 seconds
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1KHO 175: How to Poop in the Woods and More! | Steven Rinella, Creator and Host of Meateater

The renowned outdoorsman, writer, and wild-foods enthusiast, known for his captivating television show and podcast, Meateater, Steven Rinella is back for a second time! Join us as we explore various topics from his new book "Catch a Crayfish, Count the Stars," and delve into his fascinating perspectives on life, risk-taking, and the beauty of nature. In this episode, Steve shares his insights on taking informed, calculated risks and the importance of questioning advice. We ponder the safety comparison between cheerleading and camping, discovering surprising revelations along the way. As we delve deeper, we uncover the driving force behind Steven's contentment in his work and the valuable career advice he received about doing what one loves. Steven's passion for exploration and curiosity shines through as he discusses the joy of spending time with people who share a drive for adventure. He emphasizes the importance of equipping children with pragmatic s
03/08/202337 minutes 8 seconds
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1KHO 174: Every Walk is an Opportunity to Grow the Brain | Annabel Abbs, 52 Ways to Walk

I LOOOOOVED THIS BOOK!! LOVED IT! LOVED IT!! Walking may seem ordinary, but you'll be amazed at the extraordinary wonders it can do for our bodies and minds. From the very start, Annabel shares her unique perspective of growing up in the middle of nowhere without access to transportation, laying the foundation for her exploration of the art of walking. She unveils the undeniable connection between our bodies and movement, showcasing how walking is deeply ingrained in our nature. Discover the wonders of our nose, an unsung hero that produces nitric oxide, impacting everything from our stress levels to our immune system. And did you know that walking with a dog not only boosts our mood but also enhances our microbiome? Intriguingly, Annabel delves into the mysteries of brown fat, the magical fat that can help us live longer and healthier. You'll be inspired to embrace the cold and unlock the power of this unique fat. Morning walks take on new meaning
31/07/202350 minutes 7 seconds
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1KHO 173: When Face-to-Screen Replaces Face-to-Face: Understanding the Impact of Screens on Kid's Health | Dr. Victoria Dunckley, Reset Your Child's Brain

Join us for an enlightening episode as we delve into the world of screens and their profound effects on mental health with renowned psychiatrist, author, and screen-time expert, Dr. Victoria Dunckley. In this riveting discussion, Dr. Dunckley shares her expertise on how screen time, especially interactive content, can lead to hyperarousal, cognitive issues, and even exacerbate psychiatric conditions like anxiety and OCD. We explore the dopamine-related nature of tics and the stimulant-like impact of screen time on the brain, as well as the consequences of excessive screen use on sleep, mood regulation, and cognition. Dr. Dunckley unveils the compelling link between screen time and disruptions in brain chemistry, drawing on postmortem studies that reveal the shocking implications of screen overconsumption. As we navigate the discussion, we learn about the connection between screens and attention deficits, executive functioning challenges, and the ways children's brains
27/07/202348 minutes 33 seconds
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1KHO 172: Wonder Clouds: Unveiling Nature's Poetry | Julie Schultz, Add the Wonder Nature Curriculum

Welcome to a delightful episode of our podcast, where we embark on an enchanting journey through the skies with the fascinating Julie Schultz as our guide. In this special edition, we dive deep into the captivating world of clouds through the lens of the Add the Wonder Nature Curriculum - Clouds Unit. Clouds are one of nature's most accessible wonders, captivating both adults and kids alike. Join us as we unravel the secrets of these celestial formations and learn why they hold a special place in the hearts of people around the world. We pay homage to the legendary Luke Howard, affectionately known as "The Godfather of Clouds," who forever changed the way we perceive these fluffy marvels. Howard's brilliance and childhood passion for meteorology led him to coin the iconic cloud types - Cumulus, Stratus, Cirrus, and Nimbus - which still serve as the foundati
26/07/202337 minutes 50 seconds
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1KHO 171: Beyond the Classroom Walls: Homeschooling Insights and Embracing Nature’s Classroom | Julie Schultz, Add the Wonder Nature Curriculum

In this special back-to-school season episode, join us as we dive into the fascinating world of homeschooling with Julie Schultz, a homeschooling mother and advocate. Discover the joys and benefits of homeschooling, as Julie shares her personal journey and experiences, including how her kids learned gently and without the pressure of formal testing until college. We explore the difference between “school at home” and Homeschooling, highlighting the freedom and flexibility it offers for a more personalized learning experience. Throughout the episode, Julie introduces us to the remarkable "Add the Wonder Nature Curriculum," which promotes the essential skill of observation through hands-on nature experiences. Learn how this innovative curriculum can transform the way children engage with their environment and foster a love for learning. Embrace the non-linear aspect of education and learning as we discuss how rigid struc
25/07/202358 minutes 28 seconds
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1KHO 170: Extravagant Parties on a Budget | Meagan Nowacki, The Bluebirds Nest

Are you ready to throw the most unforgettable outdoor (and indoor) parties without breaking the bank? Join us in this exciting episode as we sit down with the brilliant mind behind The Bluebirds Nest, Meagan Nowacki, to explore the world of entertaining on a budget. Meagan, a visionary entrepreneur, and the author of the newly released ebook, "Bougie on a Budget," shares her incredible insights into creating magical experiences without draining your wallet. In this episode, Meagan takes us on a journey through the art of outdoor entertaining, proving that you don't need an extravagant budget to host a lavish event. She unravels a treasure trove of fabulous ideas that are sure to leave your guests in awe. From creative decor tips to budget-friendly menu ideas, Meagan's expertise will inspire you to elevate your outdoor (and indoor) gatherings to a whole new level. But that's not all; Meagan strongly believes in the power of including kid
24/07/202349 minutes 21 seconds
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1KHO 169: The Entrepreneurial Farmer: Skills Employers Seek and Growing Sustainable Futures | Michael Kilpatrick, Growing Farmers

In this episode, we dive into the world of entrepreneurship and explore the skills that employers are seeking today. Our guest, Michael Kilpatrick from Growing Farmers, shares his journey in sustainable farming and how he's helping his community eat more awesome foods. From turning a washing machine into a salad spinner to understanding marketing psychology, we discuss the keys to success in the farming industry. Join us as we learn about opting out of traditional systems, fostering an entrepreneurial spirit, and preparing the next generation for a future of critical thinking and curiosity. Discover how farming is evolving and the valuable life lessons that transcend boundaries. Don't miss out on this inspiring conversation with a farmer, marketer, and businessperson who's changing the landscape of agriculture and employment. Learn more about Growing Farmers and Small Farm University here >>  https://www.growingfarme
19/07/202350 minutes 25 seconds
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1KHO 168: Nature Holds Mostly Rewards With a Few Hazards, Too | Damien Cave, Parenting Like an Australian

Damien Cave, author of "Parenting Like an Australian" joins us to explore the profound impact of risk, fear, and courage on parenting. Damien challenges the perfectionist culture in America that demands excellence in everything. He shares how Australians embrace the comfort of being bad at things and don't fear failure. We discuss the idea that parents don't always need complete control over their children and that kids can thrive even when they experience fear. Throughout our conversation, we dive into the power of modeling failure and resilience to our kids. Damien emphasizes the need to balance safety with taking risks and seeking personal growth. Nature plays a significant role in this process, teaching us to deal with uncertainty and providing a space for fun, growth, and self-discovery. The overemphasis on safety in our society and how it can hinder personal growth and development. Join us as we unravel the influence of risk, fear, and courage on parenting
13/07/202352 minutes 28 seconds
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1KHO 167: Embracing Limitations: Exploring Transhumanism and the Essence of Humanity | Cecily Dickey and Rita Rogers, The Boom Clap Podcast

Cecily Dickey and Rita Rogers, co-hosts of the Boom Clap Podcast dive into the concept of transhumanism and the essence of being human. Together, they navigate the evolving relationship between humans and technology and its impact on our connection with ourselves and with nature. Delving into the allure of a highly artificial future, they shed light on the positive aspects of technological advancements. However, they also question the ethical implications of manipulating nature and the potential consequences of our actions. They emphasize the fallibility of technology and share instances where it has let us down. The transformative power of outdoor experiences becomes evident as they discuss the thriving nature of children when given the opportunity to connect with the natural world. They stress the importance of asking profound questions about our responsibilities towards future g
11/07/20231 hour 47 seconds
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1KHO 166: Moab Unleashed: Unforgettable Adventures, Personal Growth, and Disconnecting from Distractions | Brandon Lake, Moab Adventure Center Co-Owner

Welcome back to another thrilling episode of the 1000 Hours Outside podcast! Join us as we delve into the exhilarating journey we embarked on in Moab, Utah. In this special follow-up episode, we recap the awe-inspiring experiences and outdoor escapades that unfolded during our trip. Check out part one if you haven't yet here. It's episode 151 called "Unveiling Moab." Brandon Lake, co-owner of the renowned Moab Adventure Center, joins us once again to reflect on the epic family adventures and personal growth we encountered in the heart of Moab. Together, we explore the notion that anything new is nerve-wracking, but also incredibly rewarding. Discover how stepping out of our comfort zones in Moab opene
07/07/202348 minutes 8 seconds
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1KHO 165: We Will Never Run Out of Things to Study in Nature | Lauren Giordano and Laura Stroup, Nature School

In this episode we dive into a captivating conversation with authors Lauren Giordano and Laura Stroup, the brilliant minds behind the book "Nature School." The book explores the wonders of five distinct biomes and delves into the intricate relationships between the flora, fauna, and wildlife inhabiting these diverse environments. Giordano and Stroup share their inspiration for writing the book and discuss the fascinating process of collaborating with Stephanie Hathaway, the third author of "Nature School," who unfortunately couldn't join us on the podcast. Through their engaging insights, we uncover the limitless possibilities for studying and understanding the natural world around us. Giordano and Stroup's book, "Nature School," offers a captivating journey through five biomes, providing an in-depth exploration of the interconnectedness of various species and their environments. From lush rainforests to vast deserts, the authors shed light on the rich diversity of plant and
05/07/202352 minutes 7 seconds
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1KHO 164: Breathing Easy: Navigating Air Quality Challenges | Beth S. Barbeau, CPM, LM, Midwife & Founder of Indigo Forest

Get ready for an exhilarating episode of our podcast as we delve into the world of air quality issues with the incredible Beth Barbeau! In this episode, we explore a wide range of ideas, from homeopathics to herbs, while also touching upon essential parenting principles that will inspire you to live a life free from fear. Fear can have on our decision-making process. Discover how living in fear is not only detrimental to our mental well-being but can also have a significant impact on our physical health. We also unravel the power of becoming your child's best expert. Beth imparts invaluable insights on parenting, reminding us that sometimes, the most effective approach is simply through the art of persuasion. Parenting, as she puts it, is mostly sales :). As we venture further into the episode, we uncover the far-reaching consequences of compromised adrenal function and the rising tide of anxiety in modern motherhood. Take a deep breath
03/07/202354 minutes 34 seconds
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1KHO 163: We're Meant to Work With Our Hands | Lisa Bass, Farmhouse on Boone

In this episode of the 1000 Hours Outside Podcast, host Ginny Yurich engages in a thought-provoking conversation with Lisa Boone, the founder of Farmhouse on Boone and the host of the Simple Farmhouse Life podcast. Together, they delve into the profound satisfaction derived from witnessing the transformation of raw ingredients into something beautiful. They also explore the inherent human need to engage in hands-on work and create the things we require. One of the central themes discussed is the temptation to constantly seek more information instead of taking action and embarking on new endeavors, even if it means risking failure. Lisa and Ginny highlight the importance of overcoming this tendency and embracing the process of trying, failing, and learning from mistakes. The concept of "life tuition" emerges during their conversation, emphasizing that personal growth often requires paying the price of failure. Lisa shares her own experiences and insights gained over the
30/06/202353 minutes 40 seconds
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1KHO 162: Really Wonderful Things Happen Outside Your Comfort Zone | Penn and Kim Holderness, Everybody Fights

Penn and Kim Holderness join the 1000 Hours Outside Podcast to talk about overcoming anxiety and nurturing marriage.  Effective communication takes center stage as Penn and Kim discuss techniques like the "Yes, And" and "Tell Me More" approaches. They share much needed verbiage that can help with small and large conflicts. The concept of secret contracts within a relationship is explored, highlighting unspoken expectations that can lead to misunderstandings.  They even introduce the 12-minute rule... which may help with many aspects of your life that you find challenging.  Contrary to popular belief, Penn and Kim paint marital conflict in a positive light, emphasizing how healthy resolution can deepen connection and understanding. They share personal experiences to exemplify how disagreements have strengthened their relationship. Penn and Kim also discuss how a better marriage enhances their commitment to spending time outdoors with their children and fam
27/06/202336 minutes 21 seconds
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1KHO 161: Untangling Self-Worth from Productivity: Igniting Play and Creativity in Motherhood | Ashlee Gadd, Create Anyway

Welcome talented author and photographer, Ashlee Gadd!  In this episode, Ashlee reminds us that our journey through motherhood has the power to ignite and nourish our creativity. Ashlee reveals how embracing the blessings and inspirations of motherhood can fuel our creative endeavors, enriching both our lives and those around us. With an emphasis on the importance of play, Ashlee reminds us that our children innately understand the value of embracing creativity without seeking permission. Through their example, she encourages us to reconnect with our own sense of playfulness, unleashing the inner child that often gets buried beneath the responsibilities of adulthood. Another significant aspect explored in this episode is the power of invitation. Ashlee reveals that all friendships begin with a simple invitation, and the same principle applies to creativity. She emphasizes that it's always easier to invite someone or ourselves into a creative pursuit rather than
22/06/202354 minutes 57 seconds
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1KHO 160: A Lot of the Majesty of Parenting is in the Ordinary Moments | Justin Whitmel Earley, The Common Rule

Welcome to a remarkable episode of "The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast,” where we explore the profound majesty of parenting hidden within the ordinary moments of life. Join us as we embark on a captivating journey through the transformative power of everyday experiences. In this episode, Justin Whitmel Earley delves into the significance of the little ordinary things we do every day. Discover how these seemingly mundane actions shape us in profound and lasting ways, forming the foundation of our personal growth. Explore the resilience of the outdoors as Justin shares his perspective at the beginning of our conversation. Witness how engaging with nature can have a profound impact on our lives, reminding us of the inherent strength found within the ordinary. Discover the power of caring deeply about what we do. Justin highlights the importance of genuine passion, challenging us to resist indifference and embrace the ordinary
14/06/202354 minutes 40 seconds
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1KHO 159: We’re Blaming Technology for Something that’s Caused by Society as a Whole | Dr. Peter Gray, Mother Nature's Pedagogy

*The slight buzzing sound stops at 7:45 :) In a society where screens dominate children's lives, are we inadvertently taking away vital opportunities for their growth and development? Join us in this thought-provoking episode as we dive into a captivating conversation with renowned psychologist, Dr. Peter Gray, about the impact of screens on childhood, the decline of self-structured time, and the crucial role of play in education. From the very beginning, Dr. Gray highlights a profound observation - that the mental health decline in children may be a result of depriving them of what they truly need: free play, time away from adults, and the chance to solve their own problems. As he explains, when children are given the space and freedom to explore, they learn to navigate challenges, make decisions, and forge meaningful connections with peers. Our society's overprotective view of children, coupled with an overemphasis on adult involvement, has led to a decline in
08/06/20231 hour 3 minutes 53 seconds
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1KHO 158: We Have Stolen the Simplicity from Childhood | Emily Morrow, Really Very Crunchy

In this thought-provoking episode of The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast, we delve into the world of crunchy living with the hilarious and insightful Emily Morrow, founder of the viral social media channel "Really Very Crunchy." Join us as we explore the enchanting realm of foraging, the art thrifting, and other crunchy lifestyle topics, and discover how these small, incremental changes can have a profound impact on our lives and the lives of our children. The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast is available on wherever you listen to your podcasts, so be sure to subscribe and join us on this delightful (and hilarious) journey of the crunchy lifestyle. Get ready to be entertained, inspired, and motivated to make positive changes, one small step at a time. In the words of Emily Morrow, "Little by little, a little becomes a lot." Learn more about Emily and sign up for her newsletter at <a href= "https
06/06/20231 hour 15 minutes 30 seconds
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1KHO 157: Life Can be a Great Big Treasure Hunt | Heather LeFebvre, The Nature Journaler

Welcome to another captivating episode of 1000 Hours Outside Podcast! In this episode, we embark on a journey of discovery and inspiration with our guest, Heather LeFebvre, as we explore the wonders of nature journaling and its transformative power in our lives. Join us as we delve into the world of nature journaling, an artful practice that connects us to the joy and beauty of the natural world. Heather LeFebvre, a fourth-generation artist hailing from the picturesque landscapes of rural Vermont, shares her deep-rooted passion for nature and art. With her extensive background in nature journal education, writing, and art, Heather's insights are sure to ignite your curiosity and awaken your senses. In our conversation, we delve into the profound benefits of nature journaling, focusing on the incredible power of observation it cultivates. Heather guides us through the practice of slowing down and truly noticing the wonders that surround us every day. By capturing our ob
01/06/202355 minutes 37 seconds
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1KHO 156: Humans are Wired to Need Worthy Struggle | Jill Winger, Old Fashioned on Purpose

Join us on this inspiring episode of The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast as we dive deep into the world of homesteading and the transformative power of taking action. Our guest, Jill Winger, a homesteading enthusiast and advocate, shares her journey from feeling dissatisfied with the status quo to embracing an unconventional way of life that has brought her joy, purpose, and a stronger connection to her humanity. Jill candidly discusses her desire for something different and the courage it took to go against the grain. She shares her realization that in order to truly embrace the unorthodox, she had to learn how to think differently from the rest of the crowd and embrace her own uniqueness, even if it meant being seen as a "weirdo." Exploring the deeper meaning behind her journey, Jill explains how the fast-paced modern culture can lead to a loss of self and the need to reclaim what makes us human. She delves into the importance of building confidence and competence, as wel
26/05/202353 minutes 57 seconds
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1KHO 155: Unleashing Your National Park Wanderlust: Camping Tips and Unforgettable Memories | Jeremy Puglisi, Where Should We Camp Next? National Parks

Join us for an exciting episode as we dive into the world of camping in America's stunning national parks with special guest Jeremy Puglisi, co-author of the acclaimed book "Where Should we Camp Next? National Parks." Jeremy, together with his wife Stephanie, has compiled a comprehensive guidebook that takes readers on a journey through the best campground options near premier national park destinations across the country. In this episode, we uncover the secrets of planning the perfect camping adventure, both within the parks and just outside their borders. Jeremy shares his expert insights on navigating campground reviews, helping you make informed decisions about where to pitch your tent or park your RV. Whether you're a seasoned camper or a novice adventurer, Jeremy's practical tips and personal experiences will ensure that you find the ideal camping spot to suit your needs. But it's not just about the campgrounds. We also explore th
24/05/202358 minutes 14 seconds
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1KHO 154: Summer Survival Guide - First Aid, Family Rhythms, and Feeling Empowered as a Parent | Beth S. Barbeau, CPM, LM, Midwife & Founder of Indigo Forest

Meet the woman you've heard of time and time again... Ginny's midwife, Beth Barbeau!!!! In this episode, we dive into the world of parenting during the summer (it's coming soon!) with the incredible Beth S. Barbeau. As a midwife for more than four decades and as the founder of Indigo Forest, Beth has dedicated her life to teaching families about healthy births and subsequently healthy lives. Prepare to be inspired as we explore a myriad of pertinent topics that will transform your family's summer experience. Join us as Beth shares invaluable insights on summer first aid ideas, revealing practical strategies to keep your little ones safe and healthy during their summer adventures. But it doesn't stop there—Beth delves into the profound impact of establishing rhythms in family life. Discover how these rhythms not only safeguard parents' mindsets and preserve family energy but also create a solid foundation for children's growth and development.
22/05/20231 hour 23 minutes 13 seconds
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1KHO 153: From Warrior to Wordsmith: Unveiling the Art of Bravery, Lifelong Learning, and Creative Problem Solving with Navy SEAL Jack Carr | Jack Carr, Only the Dead

In this captivating episode, we sit down with the remarkable Navy SEAL turned New York Times bestselling author, Jack Carr. Join us as we delve into the transformative journey that led Jack from the battlefield to the world of literature, exploring the pivotal role that reading played in shaping his life. From a young age, Jack's parents instilled in him a deep appreciation for books, making reading an integral part of his upbringing. He vividly recalls the magic he discovered within the pages, igniting his imagination and fueling his thirst for knowledge. This early foundation laid the groundwork for his extraordinary 20-year career as a Navy SEAL, where he learned the true essence of bravery. Drawing on his extensive experience and unyielding passion for learning, Jack has authored six captivating fiction books, captivating readers with his thrilling narratives and rich characters. With a seventh non-fiction book set to be released in
18/05/202353 minutes 48 seconds
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1KHO 152: Exploring Pure Michigan: Adventures and Entrepreneurship | Angie Martin, UP Sunrise Cottages Co-Owner

Angie Martin, co-owner of UP Sunrise Cottages recorded this episode OUTSIDE in beatiful Little Lake, Michigan.  Angie and her husband, Jeff, are gearing up for their third summer season in the breathtaking Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and she shares their journey of entrepreneurship, parenting, and outdoor adventure amidst the stunning landscapes of The Mitten State. In this episode, Angie delves into the joys and challenges of running their eight cottages, including the unique experiences they provide for families. Discover how Angie involves her own children in the business, allowing them to immerse themselves in the world of small business at an early age. But it doesn't stop there! Michigan, the only bi-peninsular state in the US, offers an incredible amount of adventures for families. From the majestic waterfalls to the sandy beaches, from exhilarating mountain biking trails to breathtaking hikes, from camping under starry s
17/05/202355 minutes 9 seconds
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1KHO 151: Unveiling Moab: Epic Family Adventures and Personal Growth | Brandon Lake, Moab Adventure Center Co-Owner

Join us in this captivating two-part podcast series as we delve into the breathtaking wonders of Moab, Utah with the charismatic Brandon Lake, co-owner of Moab Adventure Center and Western River Expeditions. Get ready to embark on an unforgettable journey filled with phenomenal experiences that will ignite your sense of adventure, create lasting family memories, and push the boundaries of personal growth. In Part 1, Brandon takes us on a virtual exploration of the Moab Adventure Center, where families can discover a wide array of thrilling trips and activities. We'll dive deep into the details of their remarkable offerings, including a five-night overnight rafting expedition through the awe-inspiring Desolation Canyon. I'll be taking this trip in just three weeks with our oldest daughter and I share the excitement and anticipation for our upcoming adventure in June, and will be able to provide an insider's perspective on what makes this trip truly extrao
16/05/202348 minutes 31 seconds
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1KHO 150: Holding the Bittersweet | Alisha Roth, Little Women Farmhouse

I'm so excited to welcome Alisha Roth to the podcast. In this episode Alisha shares about her journey as a single mother. She shares her knowledge on how to adventure (including camp!) as a single parent with four young children.  Alisha talks about her story of divorce and how she found healing through nature and being outside. Throughout the episode, Alisha emphasizes the importance of getting outside and connecting with nature, both for herself and her children. She shares how being in nature has brought her peace, healing, and a greater appreciation for life. Listeners will come away from this episode feeling inspired to step outside of their comfort zones, and to find adventure and healing in nature. Alisha's story is a reminder that even in the midst of difficult circumstances, there is always hope and beauty to be found in the world around us. Learn more about Alisha here >> https://www.alisharoth.com/ And
11/05/202355 minutes 5 seconds
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1KHO 149: If You're Outdoors, Your Kids are Growing | Rachel Tidd, Wild Learning

Welcome to this episode of our podcast with Rachel Tidd, author of Wild Learning, Practical Ideas to Bring Teaching Outdoors. Rachel is a passionate educator who has spent over two decades exploring the benefits of outdoor learning. Through her work, she advocates for the importance of play-based and child-led learning, and how we can use nature as a tool to enhance children's learning experiences. We start the conversation by exploring the benefits of play-based and child-led learning. Rachel explains how this approach allows children to take control of their learning and helps them develop a sense of independence and confidence. She also discusses how children who learn through play are more likely to retain information and apply it in real-life situations. Moving on, we discuss the benefits of taking school lessons outside. Rache
10/05/20231 hour 1 minute 22 seconds
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1KHO 148: We Are Scrolling Our Lives Away | Heath Wilson & Joey Odom, Aro Co-Founders

Welcome to the latest episode of our podcast, where we explore ways to bring more joy and connection into our daily lives. Today, we're thrilled to chat with Heath Wilson and Joey Odom, the founders of Aro - a company dedicated to helping families put down their phones and spend quality time together. The conversation starts with a surprising statistic - screen time has become the biggest battleground in families today, overtaking drugs, sex, and alcohol. But instead of dwelling on the negative, Heath and Joey share inspiring stories of families who have successfully disconnected from their screens and reconnected with each other. They highlight the importance of giving our loved ones our full attention and in that way bestow value on them. They share practical tips on how we can break the habit of mindless scrolling and focus on what truly matters. The founders of Aro also remind us that time is precious and we don't realize how little of it we have with the pe
04/05/202353 minutes 1 second
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1KHO 147: From Music to Mountains, Tennessee's Best-Kept Secrets | Sarah Lolli, Make a Happy Home Podcast

50% of the US population lives within 600 miles of Nashville!! Join us as we talk about some of Tenneessee's best kept adventuring secrets! Sarah Lolli is the co-host of the Make a Happy Home Podcast as well as co-owner of Lumber and Loom shop. She's a old friend of mine and I couldn't be more thrilled to be talking with her about adventures of a lifetime that can be had all over the state of Tennessee.  We cover Nashville, to Cookeville, to Pigeon Forge, to Chatanooga and more - and even include some lodging ideas. Check out the Make a Happy Home Podcast here >> https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/make-a-happy-home/id1680342044 Check out both the podcast and the Lumber and Loom Shop on Instagram: @make.a.happy.home @lumberandloomshop
01/05/202328 minutes 6 seconds
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IKHO 146: From Chaos to Calm: Transforming Your Home | Shannon Acheson, The Clutter Fix

So often families are asking the question about how can they find the time to get outside but still keep their home somewhat tidy. Shannon Acheson, author of The Clutter Fix is here to answer that question and more!  In this episode, about how women, especially moms of all ages and stages, can equip themselves with the skills and tools they need to create the home they've always wanted. From dealing with clutter to developing good
28/04/202351 minutes 14 seconds
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1KHO 145: The Two Biggest Things Parents Should Think About | Dr. Jean Twenge, Generations

The reigning expert on generational change, Dr. Jean Twenge joins us to talk about why we are at the forefront of the worst mental health crisis in decades and what we can do about it!  Dr. Twenge explains that today's generation of children has less experience with independence and decision-making than previous generations did at the same age. Dr. Twenge shares that she has more students who cannot make simple decisions without texting their parents. She highlights the importance of real-life interactions with others, exercise, being outside, and good food for humans to thrive. She stresses that screen time is not a substitute for being with someone and that the time spent on devices has replaced time outside, which is not good for mental health. Save, share and subscribe!  Check out Dr. Jean Twenge's newest book Generations here >> https://amzn.to/3LBoIVu Check out Dr. Je
27/04/202355 minutes 15 seconds
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IKHO 144: Orlando Without the Theme Parks: Uncovering Orlando's Hidden Gems | Suzanne Nunn, FPEA

Today, we are excited to have Suzanne Nunn join us to discuss over 20 free or inexpensive outdoor ideas for families to do in the Orlando, Florida area outside of the theme parks. Suzanne is a homeschool
25/04/20231 hour 1 minute 41 seconds
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1KHO 143: Why the Outdoors is Nothing and Everything All at the Same Time | Lorna Norton (UK) and Lauren Cecora (Germany)

Welcome to the latest episode of The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast! Today we're joined by two amazing guests who will share their unique perspectives and experiences on the benefits of spending time in nature. Our first guest is Lorna Norton, founder of the Kith Homestead in the UK. The Kith Homestead is a place where families can learn side by side and create memories together. Lorna shares with us the benefits of visiting the same outdoor places time after time, and how this can create a homey feeling in an outdoor space. She also provides tips on how to spend time in an outdoor space when it doesn’t look like there’s a lot to do, and why going out at nighttime can be a massive adventure. Our second guest is Lauren Cecora, who lives with her family in Germany and takes adventures in their camper van named Kleo. Lauren talks about how getting outside has helped her anxiety and made her less worried about all the “risks” of the unknown wit
22/04/202343 minutes 8 seconds
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IKHO 142: What's More Important Than the Kids We're Raising? | Thara Reinitz, Health and Homeschool

I LOOOOOVED this conversation with Thara Reinitz. It centers around so many topics of conversation from considering continuing development as parents, to adventuring close to home and tying read-alouds with your adventures, to how we should include experiences in our lives (like cooking with kids and going outside) that force us to slow down and be present with our families, and more!!!! You're going to love it and it will give you lots to think about. Learn more about Thara at: https://healthandhomeschool.com/ And on Instagram at: @health_and_homeschool Learn more about the THSC Conventions here: https://thsc.org/events/
20/04/20231 hour 2 minutes 30 seconds
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1KHO 141: From Summer Camp to Motherhood: Mary Kate Robertson's Journey of Raising Young Kids, Exploring the Outdoors, and Beating the Louisiana Heat!

Join us for an exciting episode featuring Mary Kate Robertson from the hit TV show Duck Dynasty, as we delve into the joys and challenges of mothering, particularly with little children and the great outdoors. As a mother of two young kids, aged two and three, Mary Kate shares her insights on navigating scorching Louisiana summers, getting her little ones outside, going on trips, and living close to extended family. In this candid conversation, Mary Kate opens up about her experiences as a mother, including how she and her husband John Luke met at a summer camp and their journey of parenthood. She shares practical tips on beating the Louisiana heat while still enjoying outdoor adventures with young kids, and the importance of creating memorable experiences with family. Whether you're a fan of Duck Dynasty or a parent seeking advice on mothering little children and embracing nature (or both!), this episode is packed with relatable storie
17/04/202332 minutes 12 seconds
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1KHO 140: Savoring Summer on a Budget: Money-Saving Strategies for Travel, Outdoor Gear, and Making Memories | Allison Baggerly, Money Made Easy

In this episode, I sit down with Allison Baggerly, the author of "Money Made Easy," to dive into the world of travel hacking, budgeting for outdoor gear, and making summer memories affordable. Allison shares her inspiring journey of paying off six figures of debt with her husband to create a better life for their family of four. She also reveals how they embarked on an epic trip from Texas to Canada, spending $0 on flights! Allison shares her practical tips and strategies for travel hacking, including leveraging credit card rewards, loyalty programs, and travel discounts to make travel more accessible and affordable. She also delves into the importance of budgeting for outdoor gear, whether it's camping equipment, hiking gear, or other outdoor adventures, and provides actionable advice on how to save money without sacrificing quality or safety. Moreover, Allison opens up about the priceless memories they created during their family trip from Texas to Canada, and how th
14/04/202353 minutes 27 seconds
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1KHO 139: To Be a Mother is to Have Self-Doubt | Pam Lobley February Book Club Podcast

Pam is back!!!! She's back!!!!! Pam Lobley is a beloved guest on the 1000 Hours Outside Podcast. Her episode called "We've Forgotten How to Have an Ordinary Time" (episode #60) has been a most-listened-to episode for months in the running.  In our February Book Club Pam dives into so many pertinent topics. We explore the reasons why motherhood has ramped up over the last few decades, attributing it mainly to the idea that we want to control everything and avoid taking risks. Pam points out that this fear only feeds itself, making it difficult for mothers to trust that there's another way. The discussion then moves to the teenage years, which Pam describes as being pretty crazy in terms of pace.  Pam also touches on the topic of being counterculture without feeling ashamed or afraid. She acknowledges that being a mother is to have self-doubt, bu
08/04/202346 minutes 23 seconds
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1KHO 138: Why Paying Attention is the Key to Unlocking Success and Fulfillment | Paul Angone, Listen to Your Day

Welcome to our podcast episode featuring Paul Angone, author of "Listen to Your Day: The Life-Changing Practice of Paying Attention." Paul's book explores the power of mindful attention in our busy, noisy world. In this episode, we'll discuss the key themes and insights from his book, as well as Paul's personal journey to becoming more present and intentional in his own life. We'll explore the idea that the most successful and fulfilled people on earth are simply better at paying attention to what's important. Paul will share his tips and strategies for cultivating this crucial skill, including the importance of embracing silence and creating intentional spaces for reflection and focus. We'll also dive into Paul's own ten-year journey to "overnight" success, discussing the role that failure, rejection, and perseverance played in his path. Paul will share how paying attention to his own journey and being open to feedback and growth helped him achieve his goals and find
07/04/202353 minutes 47 seconds
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1KHO 137: Dealing with Perfectionism | Alex Luning

Alex Luning joins us as our sixth community episode guest! We have community episodes running all year long throughout 2023 and I know you're going to love this one because Alex dives into dealing with perfectionism. In particular, she talks about participating in 1000 Hours Outside has helped her overcome some of her perfectionist tendencies.  She also talks about using nature groups to build a strong sense of community, even when you have to move often due to work or other circumstances. If you're wanting to break some of your perfectionist tendencies and develop strong and flourishing friendships, Alex has so much for you! Check out our other community episodes: Episode 129 - Worldschooling, Self-Publishing, and Entrepreneurship with Simone Nofel Episode 125 - Adapting Your Nature Time to Fit Your Life Circumstances with Dr. Jenny Bond Episode 121 - Bringing Outdoor Programming to Your Local Library with Lori Goins and Kelly Konieczki Epi
04/04/202323 minutes 1 second
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1KHO 136: From Fear to Brave, Raising Kids with an Adventurous Spirit | Jan Smith, Homeschool Louisiana

In this podcast, Jan Smith, homeschool mother of four grown children and Vice President of Homeschool Louisiana, shares insights on how to foster an adventurous spirit in children. Jan believes that the first five years of a child's life are crucial in shaping their perspective on the world. In this regard, she emphasizes the importance of exposing children to new experiences and helping them learn how to overcome their fears. Jan discusses how learning to manage fear is an essential step towards cultivating an adventurous spirit in children. She emphasizes the need to teach children from a young age to face their fears and to recognize their capacity for growth. Jan suggests that parents can do this by allowing children to take risks, but in small doses, so that they can learn what they are capable of and parents can learn to let go. As children grow, Jan believes that parenting is about gradually eliminating their need for parents' constant supervision and guidance.
31/03/202355 minutes 49 seconds
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1KHO 135: Finding Courage and Connection Through Cut Flowers | Deanna Kitchen, The Growing Kindness Project

In a world where we are facing a pandemic of loneliness, it can be easy to feel disconnected from those around us. However, according to Deanna Kitchen, the founder of the Growing Kindness Project, there is a simple yet powerful way to connect with others: through the gift of homegrown flowers. In this episode, Deanna shared her insights on the capacity flowers have to connect with people and how they can be a cure for loneliness. She emphasized that growing and sharing flowers is a simple act of kindness that can have a large impact. Deanna's project is all about making it easy for people to grow and share flowers. It's as simple as planting some flowers, cutting them, and giving them to someone who needs a little extra kindness. She believes that if you have a little bit of dirt and a big heart, you have what it takes to make a difference. During the podcast, Deanna also shared her passion for cut flowers and how they have helped her find courage and connectio
30/03/202356 minutes 48 seconds
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1KHO 134: Discovering the Best Camping Spots in America: A Journey Through All 50 States | Jeremy and Stephanie Puglisi, Where Should We Camp Next?

Join Jeremy and Stephanie Puglisi, authors of the best-selling book "Where Should We Camp Next?" as they take us on a journey through the 50 states of America, highlighting some of the best and most unique camping experiences each state has to offer. From romantic getaways to family-friendly destinations, they cover it all, including campgrounds near water parks, morning pancake breakfasts, summer camp activities for all ages, and more. In this episode, they share insights from camping experiences they've had across the country and they also highlight their upcoming book "Where Should We Camp Next? National Parks" set to release in April. Their passion for camping and exploring the outdoors is contagious, as they inspire listeners to get out and discover the beauty and adventure in their own backyard. Whether you're a seasoned camper or new to the scene, this podcast is a must-listen for anyone looking to plan their next outdoor adventu
24/03/20231 hour 3 minutes 50 seconds
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1KHO 133: Learning Outside the Lines: The Benefits of Multi-Age, Child-Led Outdoor Experiences | Erin Majeske, Founder of The Barefeet Farm School

In this episode I talked with Erin Majeske, the founder of The Barefeet Farm School - one of only seventeen licensed outdoor preschools in the United States. Erin shares her journey towards creating a child-led learning environment that embraces the power of voluntary play and multi-age situations. Erin explains how and why she had to learn to let go of data collection and control in order to truly embrace child-directed experiences. She talks about how it was difficult to step back and watch the children play without intervening, but ultimately recognized the value in giving children the space to learn on their own terms. The Barefoot Farm School provides children with a unique opportunity to learn about nature while fostering a love for the outdoors. Erin started with just three students and now her summer camps for kids are sold out each year by February. She explains how you can get your own camp or outdoor preschool up and running! <p cla
24/03/202349 minutes 39 seconds
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1KHO 132: Highlighting Indiana State Parks | Amy Sager, Publications Director IAHE

New for 2023!! I'll be speaking at eight conferences this year and when I can I'll be highlighting outdoor adventures in the states I'll be speaking at. First up is the Indiana Association of Home Educators Conference at Chapel Rock Christian Church in Indianapolis on March 24th and 25th. Click here to register >> https://iahe.net/product/2023-parenting-and-homeschool-conference-registration/ The IAHE Parenting and Homeschool Conference is your big chance to connect with other homeschoolers. You aren’t on this journey alone. Come learn, grow, and connect. Hear from homeschool experts, shop in the exhibit hall, and get your questions answered. This is an excellent opportunity for continuing education. Gain insight and tips to help you be the best parent and teacher you can be. 
15/03/202332 minutes 50 seconds
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1KHO 131: Burdens That We Should Not Want to be Rid Of | Christina Crook, The Joy of Missing Out

Digital Mindfulness Expert, author, speaker, and podcast host Christina Crook joins us to talk about filling our lives with the things that bring us the most joy.  Christina reveals how key shifts in our thinking can help us to prioritize joy and draw closer to one another. Through her writing, podcast, and facilitation of The JOMO Method™—her signature program —she helps people hone in on the relationships and work that matter most to them.  In this episode we discuss what elements are needed to experience joy, how to tackle the technology question with our kids, why we want uncomfortable and inconvienient experiences in our lives, and more! There are good burdens, burdens we want to hold onto because they provide lasting value. Learn more about Christina, her books, her podcast and more here >> https://www.christinacrook.com/  
06/03/202347 minutes 11 seconds
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1KHO 130: Nature Pen Pal Exchange | Jennifer Wilmoth, Wilmoth Wellness

Learn more about this fabulous opportunity to be part of the Nature Pen Pal Exchange!! It's a way to learn about the natural environments in other areas as well as foster new relationships. Jennifer Wilmoth is the founder of Nature Pen Pal Exchange. In this episode she walks us through how to join in as well as how to start a nature club of your own. She also talks about wholeschooling, large family life (8 kids and 6 grandkids), homesteading, and how she juggles it all! Find information on The Nature Pen Pal Exchange here >> https://naturepenpalexchange.com Learn more about wholeschooling and homesteading here >> https://www.wilmothwellness.com/ Check out Jennifer's Wellness services here >> <strong id= "
04/03/202347 minutes 6 seconds
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1KHO 129: Worldschooling, Self-Publishing, and Entrepreneurship | Simone Nofel, Hearty and Free

Applied epigeneticist Simone Nofel joins us for another community episode! Simone walks us through the ins and outs of worldschooling (and roadschooling) with a toddler, starting a business, and self-publishing an entire kids book series all about natural elements! Simone is passionate about whole family holistic wellness and how nature can be used in our healing.  Check out Simone on Instagram at: @heartyandfree and @way.of.the.wildling Learn more about Hearty and Free here >> https://heartyandfree.com/home And check out Simone's book series here >> https://amzn.to/3ZeDlST They're beautiful books!
02/03/202322 minutes 44 seconds
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1KHO 128: Out of the Bedroom and Into the Outdoors | Thomas Kersting, Raising Healthy Teenagers

The mental health epidemic began in 2012 and our children are suffering. Thomas Kersting joins us to talk about the components that are necessary for a healthy childhood. He offers encouraging and straightforward advice about what we need to take away and what we need to add back in so that our children can thrive.  Kersting looks back on his simple childhood and describes it as "phenomenal." How will our kids describe their childhoods? Play is down 75%. Many of our kids are not living in the real world, they're living in a virtual one. How will our kids survive, problem solve, and thrive in the real world if they've not spent much time there?  There are so many ways we can help our children and the answers may be simpler than you think! Learn more about Thomas Kersting here >> https://www.tomkersting.com/ Order your copy of Raising Healthy Teenagers here >> https://amzn.to/3SqhF3V
23/02/202349 minutes 1 second
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1KHO 127: Grow Your Own Food and Grow as a Person | Kody Hanner, Homestead Education

A public speaker, host of The Homestead Education Podcast, and creator of the Homestead Science curriculum Kody Hanner joins us to talk about self-sufficiency and about how giving our kids ownership in their responsibility to the future builds the character in them that so many of us are seeking out. We also talk about eating clean, farmers markets, homeschooling, personal growth, homestead ideas for urban settings and more! Learn more about Kody here >> www.kodyhanner.com Find Kody on Instagram @homestead_education
22/02/202347 minutes 11 seconds
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1KHO 126: Dealing with a Limitless Digital World When We Don't Have Limitless Time | Dr. Devorah Heitner, Screenwise

Dr. Devorah Heitner is the author of Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World. She has fabulous insights into what it is like for kids growing up in a digital age and how that affects everything from time management, to relationships, to self-esteem, and more! Devorah gives practical ideas that any parent can use - even if you don't have a degree in social media platforms :).  It's important to understand how our child's world is different from the one we knew growing up in order to help them navigate through. Our world is changing so rapidly that the challenges our kids face might even look different from oldest sibling to youngest sibling! Learn more about Devorah here >> https://devorahheitner.com/ Check out Screenwise here >> https://amzn.to/3Igseld
21/02/202344 minutes 24 seconds
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1KHO 125: Adapting Your Nature Time to Fit Your Life Circumstances | Dr. Jenny Bond, Professor of Exercise Science

We're thrilled to bring you another 1000 Hours Outside Podcast Community Episode!  Dr. Jenny Bond is a Professor of Exercise Science at Wingate University School of Sport Sciences and she talks us through the challenges of her 1000 Hours Outside journey that include limited time as well as dealing with physical issues such as pelvic floor dysfunction. She also talks about ways she is helping college students increase their amount of time outside. As a busy working mother, Jenny gives many practical ways to relentlessly defend the type of family you want to have. She is energetic and inspiring! 
20/02/202323 minutes 49 seconds
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1KHO 124: A Little Change of Pace and Place Can Be Really Impactful | Dylan Minter, Senior Trip Guide GCU Outdoor Recreation

I had the absolute honor of meeting an talking with Dylan Minter, a senior trip guide of the Grand Canyon University Outdoor Recreation program. We got to record this episode in person (a first time experience for me!) in the beautiful podcast recording studios on campus at GCU. I was so impressed by the culture of the students at GCU who were hardly on their phones but rather engaged with each other and their surroundings. The Outdoor Recreation program runs over 100 guided trips each year that students can join in at budget-friendly prices and they offer on-campus activities as well... not to mention their incredible outdoor equipment rental program. I personally got a lot of this conversation. Even as busy college students, the trips that the Outdoor Recreation program runs fill up often in just minutes. This is a reminder that no matter your stage of life, no matter how busy you are, it is worth it to try and find a change of pace and a change of place at least a f
17/02/202339 minutes 18 seconds
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1KHO 123: The Cost of Preserving Childhood | Jessica Smartt, Let Them Be Kids

Jessica Smartt, author of Let Them Be Kids: Adventure, Boredom, Innocence, and Other Gifts Children Need as well as Memory-Making Mom: Building Traditions That Breathe Life Into Your Home joins us to talk about the costs involved with preserving childhood.  Leaving space in your life for boredom, monitoring screen usage, allowing for moments of failure, and intentionally adding adventure to your days isn't easy - but it is worth it on many levels. Just because it feels hard doesn't mean you're doing it wrong. Jessica will encourage you and give you practical ideas as you seek to find balance in your home and to value imagination and creativity.  Learn more about Jessica here >> http://smarttereachday.com/ and at @jessica.smartt on Instagram Purchase your copy of Let Them Be Kids here >> https://amzn.to/3S1cUgO
16/02/202350 minutes 56 seconds
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1KHO 122: Nature Gives Once in a Lifetime Experiences in Ordinary Settings | Susie Spikol, The Animal Adventurer's Guide

I LOVE Susie Spikol and I love her book The Animal Adventurers Guide. Susie opens our hearts to what is amazing, magical, enchanting, charming, and incredible about the everyday. She gently reminds us that we often overlook the wonder of the local animals around us and she teaches us how to re-look at the outdoors through beginner eyes.  Susie's book reminded me that even when our adventures don't seem all that adventurous, they can still be touchstone's in our family stories. As a naturalist, writer, and lifespan environmental educator for over 30 years, Susie knows the tried-and-true nature activities that kids and families love! This episode is all about the practical because the majority of our 1000 Hours Outside journeys will be spent close to home and with Susie's reminders we can fall in love with the world that is right around us. Learn more about Susie Spikol here >> https://susiespikol.com/ Purcha
14/02/20231 hour 14 seconds
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1KHO 121: Bringing Outdoor Programming to Your Local Library | Lori Goins and Kelly Konieczki

Combine the power of reading with the power of nature! In this 1000 Hours Outside Community Episode, Lori and Kelly walk us through how they started outdoor programming at their local libraries and all of the benefits they've seen from their implementations.  They cover many other topics as well. Lori talks about being a 1000 Hours Outside grandma and Kelly talks about their transition to homeschooling during the pandemic. Kelly also runs The Detroit Butterfly Nursery and is a citizen scientist about all things pollinators.  You can learn more about Lori and what she is heading up at the Monroe County Library Ellis Branch in Michigan here >> https://mymcls.evanced.info/signup/calendar?et=20&nomobile=1 . Look for the "Literacy on the Lawn" events. You can learn more about Kelly on Instagram at: @momcatkelly @detroitbutterflynursery You can find the monthly outd
13/02/202344 minutes 22 seconds
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1KHO 120: Get Out of Your Normal Life and Live a Little Bit More Adventurously | Alastair Humphreys January Book Club Podcast

This is our first ever 1000 Hours Outside Book Club!!! Alastair and a bunch of you joined us for a 45-minute, live-stream discussion about two of Alastair's phenomenal books. We discussed Microadventures and The Doorstep Mile. This episode includes your questions, your comments, and a piece of information that Alastair has never shared in public before! This was SO fun! You're going to love this one. Find the book club questions for Alastair's books here  Learn more about Alastair Humphreys here  Order your copy of Microadventures here  Order your copy of The Doorstep Mile here  Listen to three other podcast episodes with Alastair. They will all stir you on to adding just a little bit more adventure to your life. <a href= "https://pod
09/02/202350 minutes 29 seconds
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1KHO 119: We Cannot Learn Sitting Still and Being Quiet | Dr. Carla Hannaford, The Dominance Factor

I have learned a tremendous amount about movement and learning and the way our brains work from Dr. Carla Hannaford. The first time she was on our podcast (Episode 29) we talked about her life-changing book Smart Moves: Why Learning is not All in Your Head.  In this episode we talk about another of her life-changing books called The Dominance Factor: How Knowing Your Dominant Eye, Ear, Brain, Hand & Foot Can Improve Your Learning. This book and our conversation in this episode are filled with important pieces of information for parents and for teachers that I'd NEVER heard of before.  We need to know our dominances beyond which hand we write with because our dominances affect every aspect of our learning and many aspects of our relationships. This will help your marriage, it will help your parenting, it will help your kids with their school work, it will help in your work place. Going through life without this information from Dr. Hannaford is a big d
06/02/202350 minutes 10 seconds
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1KHO 118: Nature Feeds Our Desires Both for Rhythm and for Change | Jillian Hankins, Jillian Margaret Wellness

This is beautiful episode with Jillian Hankins from Jillian Margaret Wellness where we talk about embracing the simple riches of the season in order to slow down, enhance your life, be more present, lessen anxiety, and strengthen family life. Jillian has always been endlessly fascinated with the richness of the seasons. We talk about how nature is amazingly both exciting and calming - all at the same time. When we embrace the simple power of nature's rhythms it can help us quiet of anxious and overthinking minds. Jillian has created beautiful seasonal family guides and you can find those (as well as so much more) at https://www.jillianmargaretwellness.com/ . Her guides are simply and beautifully laid out and help you avoid inspiration overload. The more you fill your seasons with the things you love, the less time there is to grumble about all the particular things you don't like about that season. 
03/02/202354 minutes 31 seconds
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1KHO 117: All Things Camping! | Jeremy Puglisi, See You at the Campground

Calling all camping enthusiasts and all hopeful camping enthusiasts! The cohost of The RV Atlas podcast as well as the coauthor of several books Jeremy Puglisi joins us to get your family ready for the upcoming camping season! One of the questions we get asked most often at 1000 Hours Outside is about camping. So many ask how to get started and then others ask about specific gear, meals, tips, tricks, and more! Jeremy and Stephanie Puglisi's book See You at the Campground: A Guide to Discovering Community, Connection, and a Happier Family in the Great Outdoors covers it all and it includes inspiration to connect with your kids and grandkids as much as possible. The Puglisis are also the authors of the #1 bestseller Where Should We Camp Next? Li
01/02/202353 minutes 11 seconds
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1KHO 116: How to be Your Best When Your Kids are at Their Worst | Kim John Payne, Being at Your Best When Your Kids are at Their Worst

Kim John Payne says "How we handle the storms and struggles is what will ultimately define us in the eyes of our kids." And since difficulties can blow up quickly with kids having tried-and-true strategies that can calm down heated situations can make a huge impact on our family life both now and in the future. This is the third time Kim has joined us on the podcast. He is always relatable, practical, and compassionate. You walk away from listening to him with more than you can imagine. In this episode you'll learn how and why to model self-control, how to break the cycle of frustration, how to recall the golden moments of your days and more. Learn more about Kim John Payne and his Simplicity Parenting movement here >> https://www.simplicityparenting.com/ Purchase Being at Your Best When Your Kids are at Their Worst: Practical Compassion in Parenting here >> https://amzn.to/3w
30/01/202348 minutes 11 seconds
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1KHO 115: Who Decides What's in Humanity's Best Interest? | Maria Bridge, Center for Humane Technology COO

Chief Operating Officer, Maria Bridge from the Center for Humane Technology joins us to talk about the fascinating field of technology ethics and what we can do about the negative effects of technology, many of which are preventable. Maria walks us through the walks in which certain platforms attempt to manipulate our behavior, what we can do about those attempts, and things to be aware of as we move forward into new technologies.  There's lots to learn in this one that will help us guide ourselves and our children in a world that at times may start to feel like an invisible prison. The Center for Humane Technology has incredible resources to help us navigate these changing times. Learn more about the Center for Humane Technology here >> https://www.humanetech.com/</
26/01/202347 minutes 40 seconds
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1KHO 114: The High Cost of Over-parenting and Understanding the Damage | Dr. Madeline Levine, Ready or Not: Preparing Our Kids to Thrive in an Uncertain and Rapidly Changing World

I was on the edge of my seat while I read her book, I was on the edge of my seat during this conversation, and I was on the edge of my seat while I edited it. You're going to love this one and you may even listen to it twice! If it's a favorite of yours, like it's a favorite of mine, share it with friends and family and make sure to subscribe and leave a review. In this week's episode of the podcast, I had the privilege of speaking with Dr. Madeline Levine, a renowned psychologist and expert on child development with 40 years experience. One of the main themes of the conversation was the importance of understanding our failures in order to discover our strengths. Dr. Levine noted that often times, we learn the most from our mistakes and that they can serve as valuable learning experiences. She calls it trial-and-error learning instead of failure. Another key point that was discussed was the idea that most people do not have a str
24/01/202348 minutes 56 seconds
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1KHO 113: The Digital Substitute: Can Technology Replace our Most Valuable Relationships? | Andy Crouch, The Life We're Looking For

I had the immense privilege of interviewing Andy Crouch for a second time! Amongst many, many accomplishments Andy is the author of the new book "The Life We're Looking For: Reclaiming Relationship in a Technological World." In this episode we discussed the promises and consequences of innovation, and how technology has the power to shape our relationships and interactions with one another. Crouch shared his insight on how for the most valuable things in life, there are no digital substitutes. He also touched on the idea that technology gives us simulations of recognition that ultimately aren’t satisfying. Crouch emphasized that so much is at stake in the way we handle technology, and how it is important for us to understand the role of machines and their need for machine-like environments to operate autonomously. He also challenged us to consider doing something harder and better, rather than just relying on technology to make our live
17/01/202349 minutes 22 seconds
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1KHO 112: Let the Mothers Go Out to Play! | Leah Boden, Modern Miss Mason

I finally got to meet Leah!! After years and years of being asked if I knew Leah, it actually happened and I learned what all the hype was about. Leah is as lovely as they come and she has this way of imparting just what you need to hear. She gives us courage, she promotes freedom in our households, she reminds us to be grateful for the life we have before us, and she gives loads of practical insight beyond all of that.  Leah speaks, hosts podcasts and coaching sessions, and runs workshops sharing the beauty of a Charlotte Mason approach to childhood, motherhood, and education. In this episode you'll learn how to gain confidence in your parenting approach, what the true goal of education is, how to manage life when you're overwhelmed, and why the mothers should go out to play, too! Learn more about Leah Boden at <a href= "https://www.leahboden.com
12/01/202351 minutes 45 seconds
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1KHO 111: How to Make it Past Quitter's Day | Jon Acuff, Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done

Our resident 1000 Hours Outside goals expert, Jon Acuff is back for a second time on our podcast to help us accomplish what we want to accomplish this coming year. The third Friday in January (1/20/23) is known as "Quitter's Day" but Jon has practical and motivating advice for making it past Quitter's Day and continuing on with our intentions. Jon Acuff is a nine-times NeW York Times Bestselling Author as well as a INC Top 100 Leadership Speaker. You want to hear what Jon has to say! He teaches what works. With an incredible ability to break down the obstacles we face and find solutions that we can implement into our every day lives, Jon helps all of us live more fully.  In this episode we talk through the traps of perfectionism and how to deal them in order to meet our goals. As Jon says, "Nothing gets awesome accidentally." Let's learn to be purposeful. Let's learn to be resilient. Let's learn how to take the momentum of a new year and use it to propel us forward. Ev
09/01/202350 minutes 39 seconds
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1KHO 110: We Should Adventure Whenever We Can | Adelaide Olguin, TalkBox.Mom

Adelaide Olguin, founder of TalkBox.Mom joins us to talk adventure, worldschooling, traveling with kids of all ages, and learning new languages in a family-centered approach!   In this episode you'll learn about a tremendous amount of things kids learn when they travel, Adelaide's budget-friendly travel secrets, how Adelaide got started traveling with her kids starting in infancy, and you'll learn all about TalkBox.Mom - a foreign language approach that gets you speaking in just seven minutes! Seriously, seven!  Your child can be participating in project management skills and academic level research at young as toddlerhood with some of the approaches to travel Adelaide uses with her own family. You'll learn a lot from this one and be inspired that fun is worth it and whenever the opportunity for adventure arises, we should take it! Learn more about TalkBox.Mom here >> https://talkbox.mom/ <span style="font-weight: 400;"
06/01/202358 minutes 2 seconds
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1KHO 109: We are Critically Fun Starved | Michael Rucker, Ph.D. - The Fun Habit

Heading into a new year, behavioral scientist, organizational psychologist, and charter member of the International Positive Psychology Association Dr. Mike Rucker joins us to talk about his brand new book, The Fun Habit.  Fun is essential to the development of the human brain so Mike helps us figure out how we can intentionally insert more fun into our lives. We talk about creating the space for spontaneity, about how rote memories encode in our brain as one singular memory, about why living a tapestry of different experiences leads to a happier life, about why we're meant to get bored, about the benefits of having a memento mori and more!  This episode will help you live a better life this coming year! Learn more about Mike Rucker here >> https://michaelrucker.com/ Order your copy of The Fun Habit here >> https://amzn.to/3i935zT
03/01/202353 minutes 13 seconds
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IKHO 108: Does This Year Matter? Then Use It. | Alastair Humphreys, The Doorstep Mile

Of all those who are releasing podcast episodes on January 1st, this one has to be up there on the motivational scale. Alastair's book The Doorstep Mile is all about getting started. Go after your silly daydream. Make the most of your opportunities instead of looking for excuses. Leave the dishes and go climb a tree with your child. Try to magine being an old man or woman and looking back on your life. Embracing new things and exposing your own personal vulnerabilities is risky, but having an empty life is risky too. Let's be a society that applauds endeavor, that embraces the amateur.  Do this year matter? Then use it.  Alastair Humphreys is a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year as well as an author, photographer, videographer, speaker, and more! This is his third time on our podcast and he says the 1000 Hours Outside community is the most cheerful audience. If you haven't listened yet, make sure you listen to episodes 43 and 84 as well!  Learn more abou
01/01/202356 minutes 40 seconds
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1KHO 107: The Greater Culture is on a Sedentary Trajectory | Katy Bowman, Move Your DNA

Movement is counterculture and as daily movement becomes less required of us our physical bodies pay the price. As Katy says, "Advancements to make our lives less physically taxing, have taxed us physically." Bestselling author, speaker, and a leader in the Movement movement, biomechanist Katy Bowman, M.S. is changing the way we move and think about our need for movement. Her eight books, including the groundbreaking Move Your DNA and Movement Matters, have been translated into more than a dozen languages worldwide. Bowman teaches movement globally and speaks about sedentarism and movement ecology to academic and scientific audiences. Her work has been featured in diverse media such as NPR, the Today Show, CBC Radio One, the Seattle Times, and Good Housekeeping. This episode includes why myopia is increasing in children at such an alarming rate, how movement helps breast health, the differences betw
29/12/202254 minutes 18 seconds
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1KHO 106: Pave Highways in a Child's Brain Through Nature Play | Kim Wilson, Nature's Path O.T.

This one includes it all. Kim covers the three sensory systems we need to know about: proprioceptive, interoception, and vestibular. She explains why kids move in the ways that they do and what their bodies are trying to accomplish through those movements. Kim walks us through occupational services for children - what the purposes are and how therapy services can help. She talks about sensory processing disorders and how nature is such a therapeutic setting. We talk a lot in this episode about the importance of balance throughout the entirety of life and ways we can continue to work on our balance through older age. We also hit those first three years of life and the vast benefits of nature connectedness.  Nature gives a new toolbox every season. Get your notepad and pen ready for this one!! It'll be one you save and share for sure. Find more about Kim at https://naturespathot.com/ Kim is also on instagram at <a h
27/12/202254 minutes 32 seconds
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1KHO 105: Letting Go of the Burden We Carry | Kirk Martin, Calm Parenting Podcast

Kirk Martin is host of the popular Calm Parenting Podcast where he shares wisdom and practical advice on dealing with "a strong-willed child who doesn't respond to consequences, argues like an attorney, and refuses to do things your way." Kirk Martin has given over 1,00,000 parents and teachers around the world practical, life-changing strategies to stop power struggles, yelling, and defiance today. Based on work with 1,500 challenging kids (many with AD/HD, OCD, ODD, ASD, etc.) in his home, and years spent in classrooms, Kirk's approach is refreshingly practical, honest, and laugh-out-loud funny!   In this episode, we focus on normalizing anxiety (we all experience it at times!), having courage to trust your own instinct, the power of fresh air to change moods, and  watching closely the arbitrary stuff we ask of kids. There's a lot in this one... even a bonus segment at the very end (a first!) Check out Kirk's top five podcasts here >> <a href= "https://celebratecalm.
24/12/202255 minutes 5 seconds
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1KHO 104: When Was the Last Time You Did Something for the First Time? | Glen Anderson, Youth Wilderness Experiences

This one is sooooooooooooo good. Not only will you be inspired to adventure like Glen (and maybe even send your teen on one of his trips!) but you'll be challenged to think about how much leisure, connection, and risk you are weaving into your life. We talk about the power of nature to facilitate connection and what the secret to bringing happiness is! We also talk about wandering through you life as it pertains to careers and goals. This episode will give you a lot to talk with your teens and tweens about. Finally, we cover helicopter/snowplow parenting and the concept of preparing your child for the trail, not the trail for your child. Find more information about Youth Wilderness Experiences on Instagram at @ywe_official and on their website www.wildernessexperiences.org
22/12/202254 minutes 21 seconds
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1KHO 103: 84% of Parents Feel Rushed Every Day | Merissa A. Alink, Living Slower

This episode is about finding ways to decrease those feelings of being rushed, pressured, and overburdened. Merissa A. Alink offers simple, practical solutions for decluttering, meal planning, and dealing with perfectionism so that we have more time for the people and the things that we love. She walks us through what her family does for screen time and she has a wealth of information on her website, www.littlehouseliving.com . As we head into the New Year, Merissa's guidance will help expand your sense of time and keep it that way!
21/12/202238 minutes 9 seconds
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1KHO 102: Why Creativity Matters in our Broken World | Rachel Marie Kang, Let There Be Art

This is an episode about creating, about creativity, about the importance of being playful throughout your life, about imposter syndrome, and poetry, and family, and the types of things that make a simple life grand. Rachel Marie Kang is a New York native, born and raised just outside New York City. She is founder of The Fallow House and author of Let There Be Art: The Pleasure and Purpose of Unleashing the Creativity within You. Rachel’s writing has been featured in Christianity Today, Proverbs 31 Ministries, and (in)courage. She lives and writes in North Carolina with her husband and two children. You can find Rachel at all of the place below. https://www.rachelmari
20/12/202248 minutes 42 seconds
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1KHO 101: All About Rucking | Emily McCarthy, Cofounder of Go Ruck and Jaala Shaw, Tribe Kids

Everything you ever wanted to know about rucking!! It's here in this episode! Learn about it's benefits for your health, your social life, your bone density, your sensory processing, and more!  Emily McCarthy, Cofounder of Go Ruck and Jaala Shaw, head of Tribe Kids join us to answer the most important questions you may have about rucking (which burns significanly more calories than walking). This is a must listen to episode because this one small change has the potential to enhance so many areas of your life. Learn more about Emily on Instagram at @emidently Learn more about Jaala at Dropbydropfitness.com and on Instagram at @dropbydropfitness And definitely check out the Go Ruck website. They have loads of information as well as some amazing products. Find them at www.goruck.com and on Instagram at @goruck
16/12/202255 minutes 4 seconds
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1KHO 100: 10 Must-Read Books for 2023 | Ginny Yurich, Founder of 1000 Hours Outside

My heart is bursting that we've made it this far. I'm filled with gratitude for all the guests and for all the listeners.  In this episode we walk through 10 must-read books based off our top ten podcast episodes so far.  The first 100 were an absolute blast! Here's to all that is still to come. For this milestone episode, please take a moment to subscribe and to leave a review if you've never done that before. Save this book list for our brand new 1000 Hours Outside Book Club that is coming in 2023.
15/12/202259 minutes 9 seconds
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1KHO 99: Make Nature Your Default | Penny Whitehouse, Mother Natured and The Muddy Chef Co-Author

I've been a huge fan of Penny's for years and years and have so enjoyed all of the gorgeous, hands-on nature ideas Penny shares through her movement Mother Natured where she aims to connect kids with nature and sprinkle more nature play into childhood.  In this episode we discuss Penny's brand new book, The Muddy Chef that she co-authored with Emma Bear. We do a deep dive into mud kitchens and talk about the best age for mud kitchens (the answer will surprise you), the must-have utensils and tools for your mud kitchen, Penny's top three mud kitchen ingredients PLUS the key to getting kids to come back to the mud kitchen time and again. Beyond mud kitchens, we talk about safety and risk, how to bring nature indoors, what you should have in your Wildlife First Aid Kit (and other kids you should keep in your car), and why it is lovely to get your hands dirty. Learn more about Mother Natured here >> https://mothernatured.com/ <
13/12/202249 minutes 49 seconds
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IKHO 98: When Grey Came to Stay | Amber Kuipers, Grief Literacy Advocate and Children’s Book Author

This is the first in our 1000 Hours Outside Community series that highlights families just like yours from around the globe whose lives have been changed from their 1000 Hours Outside journey.  Amber Kuipers joins us from Ontario Canada to talk about grief literacy, an especially important topic during the holidays. She also shares her path to becoming a children’s book author (twice!), how she has overcome getting outside in the cold Canadian winters, the new children’s book she is writing with her son about their local outdoor adventures, how her family built a kick sled, and more! You can find Amber at: www.amberkuipers.com and you can find her cards at www.chasinghope.squarespace.com
12/12/202223 minutes 58 seconds
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1KHO 97: We Tend to Take the Play Out of Learning | Daniel Heffington, Generation Joshua and Daniel Heffington Music

Meet singer/songwriter Daniel Heffington! Daniel's singing and songwriting is a side hustle that Austin Kleon, author of Steal Like an Artist says is life-enhancing in many ways. In this episode we dive into learning through games and simulations, how play enhances creativity, analog vs. digital experiences, and the importance of boredom. In both his professional life (Generation Joshua) and personal life (Daniel Heffington Music), Daniel is aiming to keep play and sensory experiences as a central part of growth and learning. Learn more about Daniel and listen to his music here >> https://www.danielheffington.com/
09/12/202252 minutes 48 seconds
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1KHO 96: The First Thing You Make is Not Going to be the Best Thing You Make | Survival Skills with Tim Swanson, Owl Eyes Wilderness

Tim Swanson is the founder of Owl Eyes Wilderness Survival, a “traveling” wilderness survival school that seeks to connect people of all ages to the landscape in hopes to protect and restore our natural world. In this episode we talk about all sorts of survival skills such as shelter building, fire skills, wood carving, foraging, animal tracking, and many others. Tim walks us through how he combines many of these skills together to teach them to children and to adults. If you're close in proximity you can check out Owl Eyes Wilderness Survival in person and if you aren't you can use many of these ideas to learn yourself or incorporate them into kids' birthday parties. Learn more about Owl Eyes Wilderness Survival here >> https://www.owleyeswilderness.com/ Check out Tim's recommended books and games here >> https://www.owleyeswilderness.com/b
02/12/202247 minutes 29 seconds
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1KHO 95: Urban, Suburban, and Small Space Gardening | Bailey Van Tassel, The Kitchen Garden Society

The garden guides and teaches us with her rhythms and seasons, filling our lives with wonder and awe. Bailey Van Tassel, founder of The Kitchen Garden Society and host of The Garden Culture Podcast joins us with all sorts of ideas for uban, suburban, and small space gardening. Learn how to weave all the benefits of gardening into your life wherever you are! In this episode we talk about the power of including our kids in our projects, the magic of watching things grow, how the garden gives and gives, the differences between companion gardening and interplanting and (you guessed it)... so much more!! :) Learn more about Bailey Van Tassel here >> https://baileyvantassel.com/ Check out The Kitchen Garden Society here >> https://www.thekitchengardensociety.com
30/11/202253 minutes
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1KHO 94: Society Has Lost its Boundaries and it’s Up to Us to Create Them I Jade Miles, Futuresteading

Jade Miles and her husband Charlie Showers run Black Barn Farm, a biodiverse orchard, nursery and workshop space in north east Victoria. Black Barn Farm is a magnet for visitors to learn about permaculture, homesteading, as well as pick-their-own from some of the 98 varieties of heritage fruit and berries. In this episode, Jade walks us through the concept of Futuresteading (the tenants of living like tomorrow matters), being a twilight owl (letting the day go in the evening and having time to reset), and why she plans her year around six seasons instead of four. I LOVE the stories Jade tells and I know you will, too! Check out Jade's book Futuresteading, Live Like Tomorrow Matters: Practical Skills, Recipes and Rituals for a Simpler Life here >> https://amzn.to/3EEiAqE Learn more about Black Barn Farm here >> <a
29/11/20221 hour 2 minutes 45 seconds
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1KHO 93: Somebody Just Has to Go First | Shannan Martin, Start With Hello |

Shannan Martin is one of my favorite storytellers and she includes a never-told-before story in this episode. I cried while we were recording together and then again while editing (a first for me.) Shannan does such a beautiful job breaking down the essence of building community and reminding us of why it is oh, so important. Feelings of loneliness are becoming more and more common but we can start with the small seeds of a smile, wave, and short conversations. We talk about so much in this one and you will learn a tremendous amount through Shannan's touching stories. Don't miss this one! Learn more about Shannan and sign up for her newsletter at www.shannanmartin.com  And check out Shannan's newest book called "Start With Hello" here >> https://amzn.to/3GJw4UM  
25/11/202251 minutes 32 seconds
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1KHO 92: Make Real Life Compelling | Andy Crouch, The Tech-Wise Family

Make real life compelling. It is a tall order but one that's on our plate as parents and caregivers.  Andy Crouch is the author of a tremendous book called The Tech-Wise Family that is packed with stats and information but also with practical ideas for your family to give you hope. This episode includes ways to deal with our own technology use so our children don't have to compete so hard for our attention, a secret way to 'not' have the first day back after vacation be the worst day of your year, encouragement to develop skills in front of our kids and invite them to join us, the power of a candlelit dinner, the hope of neuroplasticity, and (as usual) so much more! Learn more about Andy Crouch at https://andy-crouch.com/ Check out The Tech-Wise Family here: https://amzn.to/3OfTUcx
17/11/202248 minutes 29 seconds
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1KHO 91: There’s Something About a Photo That Anchors a Memory | Vanessa Quigley, Chatbooks Co-Founder

I adore Vanessa. She is full of life (and full of opera which you will hear a little bit of in this episode!)  Learn how a simple, touching story with Vanessa's youngest son brought her into the world of entrepreneurs where so leads a team of 150 who are helping strengthen families. In this episode we talk about the power of elaborate reminiscing, how to hold on to your stories, and how printed photos remind parents that they are good parents. Vanessa discusses research done in tandem with HP about the power of a printed photo. This is your reminder and inspiration to capture (and print) the magic of everyday moments and not to forget about the grandparents who, may be feeling increasingly irrelevant or struggling with memory challenges, delight in the stories that printed photos spur on. Learn more about Chatbooks here: https://chatbooks.com/
10/11/202247 minutes 16 seconds
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1KHO 90: Kids Need More Nature and We Need to Provide Them With It | Linda Akeson McGurk, The Open-Air Life | The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast, EP #90

Rain or Shine Mamma, Linda Akeson McGurk is back to discuss friluftsliv - a form of slow nature. Linda Akeson McGurk is a Swedish American journalist and author who believes life is better outside. Her first book, the parenting memoir There’s No Such Thing as Bad Weather: A Scandinavian Mom’s Secrets for Raising Healthy, Resilient, and Confident Kids (from Friluftsliv to Hygge), was published in 2017 to critical acclaim, receiving mentions in The Wall Street Journal as well as The New York Times. Since then, the book has become an Amazon bestseller and been translated into five languages. The Open-Air Life: Discover the Nordic Art of Friluftsliv and Embrace Nature Every Day is her second book. In this episode we talk about dealing with exhaustion, cultural differences surrounding time in nature, our soundscapes, dressing for the weather, and passing down a love of nature to our children. Everyone loves
03/11/20221 hour 1 minute 36 seconds
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1KHO 89: As the World has Become More Comfortable, We've Lost a Lot of the Things That Used to Keep Us Healthy | Michael Easter, The Comfort Crisis | The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast, S3 E62

Award-winning journalist and author of "The Comfort Crisis: Embrace Discomfort to Reclaim Your Wild, Happy, Healthy Self" joins us to talk about everything from whether our happiness depends on being comfortable, how to expand our sense of time, how much silence we need for our well-being, overcoming alcoholism, and why rucking is arguably the best exercise for women. There are SO many nuggets in this one! Learn more about Michael Easter here: https://eastermichael.com/ Sign up for the 2 Percent Newsletter here: https://unique-painter-9003.ck.page/441934d2f0 Order your copy of The Comfort Crisis here: https://amzn.to/3NlPK2p Pre-order your copy of 1000 Hours Outside, Activities to Match Screen Time with Green Time here: https://geni.us/eakrZNw 
01/11/202254 minutes 5 seconds
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1KHO 88: Set Your Intentions Like you Set a Table | Lana Stenner, Grace Filled Homestead | The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast, S3 E61

You don’t have to own a big farm to have a slower, simpler lifestyle! In this episode we talk about guarding you slow living lifestyle and putting the brakes on hustle mode. Lana actually did this!! And she tells you how she did it and how she continues to do it during this conversation.  We talk about everything from gardening to goats, and food security to a peach-sized brain tumor Lana had removed not too long ago. She talks us through ideas about self-sufficiency and what to do when you feel like your world is falling apart.  Learn more about Lana here: https://lanastenner.com/ Check out Lana's podcast here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/grace-filled-grit-with-lana-stenner/id1587384225 Purchase Lana's new book here: <a href= "https://amzn.to/3fhx9rx
28/10/202248 minutes 35 seconds
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1KHO 85: I Didn't Know How Much Fun Family Could Be |Sally Clarkson, Giving Your Words | The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast, S3 E58

In an amazing turn of events I got to speak with Sally Clarkson!!!!!! Sally has been giving life and inspiration to mothers and families for decades. Her latest book, Giving Your Words carried the reminders that I needed to be more intentional about flooding our home with words because those will help with imagination and so much more. Sally gives practical idea after practical idea in her new book as well as in this episode. She's just SO encouraging. You will feel a little lighter and you'll have good direction after this one.  We talk about the power of home, the power of words, how words open up opportunities for our kids, the legacy we want to leave, giving people hope, imaginative play, walking and talking, and lots more.  It's a lovely thing that Sally has such a lovely voice to give her words with :). Enjoy! Check our Sally Clarkson here: https://sallyclarkson.com/ Order Giving Your Words here: <a h
19/10/202253 minutes 37 seconds
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1KHO 84: If It Feels Like an Adventure to You, It 'Is' an Adventure | Alastair Humphreys, National Geographic Adventurer of the Year | The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast, S3 E57

He's back!!! And he's just as entertaining, endearing, and enjoyable as ever. Alastair Humphreys, author, keynote speaker, adventurer, film maker and blogger joins us to talk about the five books he's written that you absolutely want to have on your shelves for your kids. Through his writing, he hides education within grand stories of adventures. You'll learn about Alastair's experiences traveling around the world and then walking through Spain with nothing but a violin that used to play and make money (even though he could hardly play the violin at all!) Take the first step. Go. Alastair implores us to break down our adventures into small bits and step out of comfort zone and live full lives. You'll learn what project Alastair has coming next, you'll hear me tear up a bit, and you'll listen to Al commiserate on how hard it is (even for a pro-adventurer) to get his own kids off screens and out the door. We even have a little book club chat near the end.  This is
18/10/202259 minutes 27 seconds
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1KHO 83: One Beautiful Journal to Rule Them All | Micah Pettes, Founder of Juniper Grove Journals | The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast, S3 E56

Charlotte Mason meets John Muir Laws meets modern entrepreneur, Micah Pettes in this new episode that will spark ideas and warm your heart. The wonderful and talented founder of Juniper Grove Journals, Micah Pettes joins us to talk about the power of journaling (sketchbooks, calendar of firsts, phenology wheels, and more) as well as entrepreneurship, giving kids real world experiences before they have launched into the real world, process over product, scheduling in high-quality leisure time, how to lock in the things you've seen, encouragement to stay off your phone when you're outdoors with your kids, and how to equip your young creator.  Micah's knowledge of both Charlotte Mason and John Muir Laws will give you practical ways to include journaling of all sorts into your home.  I met Micah for the very first time at a conference earlier this year and her Juniper Grove Journals booth was just bustling with activity. As
07/10/202254 minutes 21 seconds
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1KHO 82: Perfectionism Paralyzes Us | SD Smith & JC Smith, Jack Zulu Series Co-Authors | The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast, S3 E55

We are so pleased to welcome SD Smith, author of the beloved Green Ember series back on our podcast for a second time. The first time he was on we talked about the type of childhood that prepared him to be a novelist. On this episode, he is joined by his teenage son AND co-author. SD (father) and JC (son) have started a new fantasy series together and the very first book, Jack Zulu and the Waylanders Key is available for pre-order now! Books will ship in November (a great holiday gift idea!!) This episode is about dreaming - dreaming up what is possible for your family and dreaming up what is possible in a story line. We talk about common things we all struggle with: perfectionism, parenting, risk, finishing things, and more.  Everyone RAVES about SD Smith. He is genuine and thoughtful and this episode where he is joined by his is both heartwarming and inspiring. SD Smith and JC Smith have combined forces to create an enchanting, mythical world full of th
05/10/202258 minutes 47 seconds
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1KHO 81: The Best Parenting Decision We've Made To Date | Molly DeFrank, Digital Detox | The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast, S3 E54

This is a bold statement... the best parenting decision made to date!! Listen in to find out what it is and why you don't need to feel any shame about past screen habits with your family. We all were marketed one thing and it didn't pan out. Molly walks us through many ways to keep screens from ruling your household and reminds all of us of the tremendous influence we have as parents. There are lots of things that come in this episode and in her book that I didn't know... about conversation, about the impact of even just having your phone out, about the amount of micro-interactions necessary to build a strong relationship. Learn more about Molly DeFrank here: https://mollydefrank.com/ Check out Molly's book here: https://amzn.to/3RpfjQB
30/09/202248 minutes 47 seconds
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1KHO 80: Learning About Nature Through Song | Sara Ernst, Award-Winning Children's Author, Illustrator, & Kindie Musician | The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast, S3 E53

Get ready for a unique episode with award-winning children's author, illustrator, and kindie musician Sara Ernst!  All of you with little ones need to know about Sara and the beautiful children's books she's written and illustrated as well as all of the darling music she has recorded to help all of us learn in nature and pique our curiosities.  Sara performs two of her enchanting songs in this episode and reminds us of the power of music to help us self-soothe, move, and give us deep feelings. Music is an amazing resource to use throughout childhood. Sara also talks about the process of writing and illustrating children's books, something that is a dream for many. Your kids will love her music!! And with titles like It Comes from a Seed, Constellations, Clouds, Firefly, My Cocoon, and Seasons they will learn things while they listen! Check out Sara and all she has to offer (many free things!) on her website: https://www.wildpicklepress.com/
27/09/202251 minutes 11 seconds
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1KHO 79: Children Who Play Creatively Are Not Lucrative to the Toy Industry | Dr. Susan Linn, Who's Raising the Kids? | The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast - S3 E52

We need to end the corporate takeover of childhood. Dr. Susan Linn always has practical and pertinent information for today's parents. She's an expert on the commercialization of childhood, the values that companies are spreading that cause division in families, and the types of toys that undermine creativity. In a gentle, supportive, and empathetic was Susan helps us find ways to protect our children's intrinsic motivation to play and create. She gives insight into what is going on behind the scenes that is contributing to nagging and guilt.  I have gotten so much out of all three of Dr. Susan Linn's books, all published by The New Press. Her newest, Who's Raising the Kids? Big Tech, Big Business, and the Lives of Children is phenomenal. I was so thankful to get the chance to talk about the things she is continuing to learn as it pertains to the intentions of companies who are taking advantage of our need at times for convenience. Susan was on our podcas
22/09/202255 minutes 51 seconds
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1KHO 78: Move at the Speed of Your Family | LaNissir James, Author + Speaker + Consultant, The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast, S3 E51

What's it like recording a podcast while frantically getting ready for the news to show up last minute? You'll find out here! LaNissir is highly sought after for her momma skills (she has seven kids plus two puppies) and for her advice on roadschooling, homeschooling, Myers Briggs personality types, leadership, and so much more!  Everyone loves LaNissir and I know you will too. Mamas who are in the early stages with little ones, you will find encouragement here. Mamas who are transitioning to new ages and stages, you will find wisdom and joy here. She reminds all of us to embrace the season that we are in right now. Check out LaNissir's Moms Manual here: https://amzn.to/3SqCnPT Learn more about LaNissir here: https://www.lanissirjames.com/
21/09/202241 minutes 52 seconds
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1KHO 77: There’s Not Ever Going to be the Perfect Season to Adventure | Jodi Mockabee, The Whole & Healthy Family | The 1000 Hours Outside Family, S3 E50

When you have young kids you are in the trenches, living moment by moment and trying to do the best that you can in those early years. And your kids get older, it gets easier physically but you lose the flexibility and wide-open schedules of early childhood. The point is that now is now and there won't ever be a perfect season to adventure with your family.  Jodi Mockabee, author of The Whole & Healthy Family has crafted a lifestyle of adventure for her five children and she joins us to explain the ins and outs but she also covers getting teens outside, the importance of stamina, the benefits of being barefoot, and she also gives some beautiful homeschool advice for those who are in need of that.  You can check out Jodi's new book, The Whole & Healthy Family here: https://amzn.to/3LnZIzp Learn more about Jodi on her amazing website here: https://jodimockabee.com/ <p cl
20/09/20221 hour 1 minute 25 seconds
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1KHO 76: We are Humans, And We Need to Fight For Our Humanity | Dr. Nicholas Kardaras, Digital Madness | The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast, S3 E49

Dr. Nicholas Kardaras is an Ivy League educated psychologist, best-selling author, internationally renowned speaker and an expert on mental health, addiction, and the impacts of our digital age. We spoke last year in season two about his phenomenal book Glow Kids that came out in 2016 where he lays the case that technology is habit-forming. At the time it was ground-breaking and controversial though now it has been established that we live in an "attention economy" and that our devices very much operate like digital slot machines. Launching this week is a brand new book by Kardaras and per usual it is cutting edge and eye-opening. Digital Madness looks at what addictive technology and habituation is doing to our society. You don't want to miss this episode!  There's so much in here I don't even know where to begin. Kardaras is an addiction specialist and he has the answers that we need with the metaverse on the horizon
14/09/202259 minutes 21 seconds
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1KHO 75: I Want My Family to Get the Best of Me, Not the Rest of Me | Jon Acuff, Author + Speaker | The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast, S3 E48

Jon Acuff is paving the way. He's paving the way for his daughters as he just co-wrote a book with them (!) and he's paving the way for us with practical, relatable information that makes our lives better.  In 2021, Jon wrote Soundtracks: The Surprising Solution to Overthinking and he has this way of doling out information that sticks. It slides into your brain and rolls around in there and connects with your other thoughts and helps you make more heartfelt choices. It was an honor and a hoot to get a chance to talk with Jon about parenting topics like helping kids learn their "turn down" techniques for when life has gone haywire, like giving kids time to practice skills during childhood so that they feel prepared for adulthood, like being purposeful and present with today's relationships. We also talk about legos. And queso. And skittles and failure. Jon's daughters, L.E. and McRae wrote a sequel to Soundtracks that's geared for teen
13/09/202252 minutes 44 seconds
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1KHO 74: Slowing Down to the Speed of Listening | Christine Marie Bailey, The Kindred Life | The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast, S3 E47

Vulnerability, grit, courage, abundance, farming, belonging, how to slow down in a busy culture, embracing change, pushing through, starting fresh, visceral connection, stoking someone else's fire, abundance, and... farming!!!  Lovely topics with a lovely soul... Christine Marie Bailey reminds us through her book and her personal story, that it totally okay to change, and grow, and do something different with your life. We don't have to ask permission. You can find Christine's new book, The Kindred Life here: https://amzn.to/3BhM8ZR (it's beautiful and would make a great gift!) You can find Christine at ChristineMarieBailey.com as well as https://www.thekindredfarm.com/ Christine is also on Instagram at @organicstine and @thekindredfarm
08/09/202255 minutes 49 seconds
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1KHO 73: We're Going to Get to the End and We're Not Going to Care About a lot of Things | Todd Wilson, The Familyman | The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast, S3 E46

Todd Wilson sure does live up the hype. You're gonna laugh and cry your way through this one. Todd helps us answer pertinent questions like: * How to choose relationships when there's so much to do? * How to help you and your children smile more? * How to stop focusing so much on the future? *How to remember what matters amidst the busyness of our world? Learn more about Todd at: https://familymanweb.com/ and  https://thesmilinghomeschooler.com/
07/09/202238 minutes 1 second
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1KHO 72: Be a Relentless Defender of Your Family Culture | Ainsley Arment, Wild + Free | The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast, S3 E45

It's so hard to turn down good opportunities.  In this episode, headed into the back-to-school season we talk about defending the type of family that we want to have. We celebrate children blooming at their own pace. We discuss the often ignored gifts of motherhood and parenting.  Ainsley Arment's newest book, The Wild + Free Family reminds us that if we don't make decisions about our family's values, then society will make it for us. Time is clicking by. This podcast episode will remind you to look at the children you have and celebrate all that they are and all that they are interested in, even when those things aren't what society would deem as awardable. Ainsley is the founder of the Wild + Free movement which includes six books, content bundles, curriculum, meet-up groups, a podcast, conferences, and even a farm village that hosts family camps and more!  Ainsley has such a beautiful way with words. You'll love this episode and her brand new bo
01/09/202233 minutes 55 seconds
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1KH0 71: Are We Modeling that Adulthood is a Big Bore? | Linda Flanagan, Take Back the Game | The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast, S3 E44

Wow! Wow! Wow! I learned SO much from Linda Flanagan's brand new book "Take Back the Game, How Money and Mania are Ruining Kids' Sports, and Why it Matters." Not only did I learn a lot about things like the college admissions process and what's going on behind the scenes, why kids' sports have become such a big deal over the past two decades, the dangers of early sports specialization and more but her book also left me SO much to ponder. Ever since reading the book I've been thinking about how we are presenting adulthood in our home. I've been thinking about the importance of relationship and if the choices we are making regarding our time is supporting quality relationships. I've been thinking about the simple, family times like dinner together that truly matter. And I've been thinking about sibling cohesiveness. Linda has done a masterful job of writing a book that pertains to all parents, whether they are heavily involved in youth sports or not. She to
26/08/202247 minutes 32 seconds
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1KHO 70: 85% of the Jobs That Will Exist in 2030 Haven’t Been Created Yet | Ryan Collins, CEO of Bethel Tech | The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast, S3 E43

What’s coming and how we should be preparing our children? Ryan Collins, President and CEO of Bethel Tech gives us a solid view into current trends in the job market and what the future may hold. He explains why character traits such as trustworthiness, empathy, brave communication, healthy relationship and community are highly sought after characteristics by employers and he helps us understand why childhood is meant for play. Ryan reminds us that "Play is the impetus for creativity." Screens can come later. In fact, with little or no background in tech at all it takes just nine months to become proficient enough to land a high paying career in a rapidly changing job market. This episode is fascinating. We discuss aligning the future of education with the future of work and Ryan explains how they are doing that right now at Bethel Tech. Bethel Tech is the f
24/08/202245 minutes 32 seconds
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1KHO 69: Messiness is Therapeutic and Helps Kids Deal with Perfection Issues | Sandi Schwartz, Finding Ecohappiness | The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast, S3 E42

Sandi Schwartz, author of Finding Ecohappiness joins us to talk about so many things I've never heard of before relating time interacting with nature and our overall wellbeing (both in childhood and adulthood). We discuss the new emerging science of awe, lessons we can learn in the garden, Attention Restoration Theory, and more! We talk about differnet Citizen Science opportunities that are available, blue zones, and why we should all float more :).  Sandi's book is so comprehensive and this podcast episode is as well!  You can learn more about Sandi and ecohappiness here: https://ecohappinessproject.com/
18/08/202252 minutes 27 seconds
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1KHO 68: The Brain is Designed to Remember Shocking Things | Kristen Jenson, Defend Young Minds | The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast, S3 E41

Kristen A. Jenson is the founder of Defend Young Minds (formerly Protect Young Minds®) and #1 best-selling author of the Good Pictures Bad Pictures series of read-aloud books, which have translations in 10 languages and are now augmented by a guidebook for professionals which supports child therapists and educators. She is also the executive producer of the Brain Defense: Digital Safety curriculum—a powerful and engaging video-based course for families and educators. Kristen is a positive voice for raising empowered, resilient, screen-smart kids who know how and why to reject pornography. She instills hope and confidence and leaves her audiences with pragmatic advice they can act on immediately to defend young minds. Kristen has raised her strong voice at international conferences and symposiums such as the United Nations Civil Societies Conference and the National Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation Global Summit. She has testified before the Washington State
16/08/202253 minutes 19 seconds
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1KHO 67: We Underestimate the Power of Family | Kim John Payne, Emotionally Resilient Tweens and Teens | The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast, S3

I think you're going to listen to this one twice. Maybe three times. I cried while editing it and I can hardly believe I got to speak with Kim John Payne a second time.  Payne's newest book, Emotionally Resilient Tweens and Teens launches this week and it left me slack-jawed. Like all of Payne's other books, he covers so many pressing topics in both practical and memorable ways and then, in these conversations, he somehow is able to expound even more.  In just sixty minutes we cover the crucial topic of family being a safe harbor and how as a lot of the structures of the past fall away we have to step up and strengthen the family base camp. We cover bullying - in all forms including online, exclusion, teasing, and more and the ways to coach kids through. Bullying doesn't just affect one child, it affects the entire family. We discuss "turning down the faucet" instead of spending childhood mopping up the spillage.  We talk about rites of passage in other cultures and th
11/08/20221 hour 8 minutes 39 seconds
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1KHO 66: 22 National Parks in 2022 | Kyana Miner, Black Adventure Mom | The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast, S3 E39

As seen on Good Morning America, Kyana Miner adventures with her family and then helps other families join in by providing all the tips and tricks you need as a parent to follow in the Miner's footsteps.  With concise, bulleted lists Kyana (both on Instagram and her website) walks through the ins and outs and their travels with four young kids, explaining their favorite spots, how long the hikes are, what's near by, and so much more.  As campers, bikers, skiers, and hikers the Miners sure do know how to adventure! Kyana also talks about the powerful sibling bonds they are forming, the benefits of being barefoot, how to deal with fear as a mother and so much more. The Miners are traveling through many National Parks this month, August 2022!! You can follow along on their adventures over on Instagram @blackadventuremom or on Kyana's website: blackadventuremom.com
09/08/202255 minutes 3 seconds
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1KHO 65: What To Do When Fear Sucks the Joy Out of Your Family | Jennifer Pepito, Mothering By the Book | The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast - S3 E38

My lovely friend, Jennifer Pepito wrote an extraodinary and unique book about the lessons we can learn as parents through the read aloud stories we share with our children.  In this episode, we dive straight into so many of the fears we hold of not doing enough, of the baby years, of kids falling being, of being along, and so much more and then the process of finding hope and the answers to many of our fears through the literature that we read. We discuss comparison, habits, and even the power of singing!  You can find Jennifer's new book wherever books are sold but if you purchase here there are some fun freebies: https://www.thepeacefulpreschool.com/motheringbythebook Jennifer is also the founder of The Peaceful Press where she carries beautiful learning resources for children. Learn more here: https://www.thepeacefulpreschool.com/
04/08/202257 minutes 31 seconds
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1KHO 64: Turning Back to Traditional Toys | Sarah Baldwin, President of Bellaluna Toys | The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast, S3 E37

Sarah sings us the most beautiful little song in this episode!!! It's SO lovely and heartwarming. Goodness, there is so much in this hour. We talk about rhythm and why it's espeically importat in the early years. We discuss how every seven years we reach a new stage of development - and this occurs throughout our life! We touch on heirloom quality toys, open-ended toys, and the characteristics of traditional toys. We touch on creating our own village because we were never meant to parent in isolation. Music is woven into this epsiode as is the power of being present and the important reminder to set our phones down more when we're with our children. You've gotta listen! There's so much here!  We recorded this is honor of the 20th anniversary of Bella Luna toys and so as president Sarah walks through her three career stages and that is fascinating as well.  All in all, you'll walk away with so much. Happy 20th anniversary, Bella Luna Toys!!! Check them out
03/08/202259 minutes 1 second
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1KHO 63: Technology that Supports Healthy Human Behavior | Russell York, Cosmo Technologies | The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast - S3 E36

It's been 15 years since Steve Jobs unveiled the iPhone and as Russell York, CEO of Cosmo Technologies puts it we have "blazed past some disturbing mile markers." Many are starting to take another look at the role of technology in our lives and beginning to determine ways to intentionally use it as a tool rather than being the end product that is used by technology as it collects our data, our money, and our time. Through Cosmo Technologies and the JrTrack Kids Smartwatch, Russell York and team are proactively providing solutions that bring back balance by providing desperately needed tech options to parents. Why is there very little middle ground when it comes to technology - especially technology for kids? Why doesn't Apple have a kid's phone? Google? The answer which we discuss in this podcast episode is fairly shocking. This is hard time to be a parent. Thankfully, companies like Cosmo Technologies are making it easier to "Take Back the Neighborhood!" <p
28/07/202253 minutes 40 seconds
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1KHO 62: Parenting is a Constant Lowering of Expectations | Lindsay Ford, Positive Parenting Solutions | The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast, S3 E35

Parenting coach, Lindsay Ford encourages all of us to keep taking steps forward because with each new step you're gathering new information and you'll find clarity. Parenting is an ever-changing endeavor and Lindsay helps us sort out many of the pertinent questions and issues such as tantrums, dealing with fear and worry, and why some kids are easier than others.  You can learn more about Lindsay and check out her free parenting class called How to Get Your Kids to Listen Without Yelling, Threats or Bribes at www.parentingwithlindsay.com
25/07/202253 minutes 36 seconds
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1KHO 61: Resist the Urge to Overly Structure Childhood | Luis Fernando Llosa, Beyond Winning | The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast, S3 E34

When kids have adult-directed activities filling every nook and cranny of their childhoods, they lose the ability to be a self-starter. They miss out on key developmental periods where the experiences of simple play help them learn to be creative and adaptable. Kim John Payne (author of Simplicity Parenting and many other books) co-wrote a book called "Beyond Winning: Smart Parenting in a Toxic Sports Environment" with Luis Fernando Llosa and Scott Lancaster and it probably wouldn't have been a book I would've initially picked up but Kim introduced us to Luis and I'm so thankful the path of my life led me to this book. It is filled with rich parenting and life insights. While youth sports culture is sufficiently covered, so are a considerable amount of other topics that are timely and needed for today's parents. We discuss the power of play, boredom, the upcoming job market, the gift of anticipation, peer mentoring, learning for mastery, how to respond to loss and fail
21/07/20221 hour 6 minutes 31 seconds
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1KHO 60: We Have Forgotten How to Have an Ordinary Time | Pam Lobley, Why Can't We Just Play | The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast, S3 E33

I laughed and snorted and cried and reflected through the entirely of Pam Lobley's book, Why Can't We Just Play - What I did When I Realized My Kids Were Too Busy This podcast episode has it all. We walk through all the familiar feelings of motherhood and parenting - lonliness, hollowness, fear, pressure, competitiveness, guilt, nervousness but above all love.  Pam reminds us, in a comical way that I've rarlely seen in parenting books, that we don't get these years back. Eras end.  So how can we step off the engine train of activities? How can we follow a clear vision for our family? How can we lower expecations in a good way and remind ourselves that the overwhelm and exhaustion we feel is very normal? I recommend Pam's book beyond reservation.  Through August 1st, 2022 you can get a copy through Pam's editor for 40% off with the code "PLAY." Check it out here: https://www.familius.
14/07/202258 minutes 7 seconds
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1KHO 59: Brand New Nature Curriculum |Ginny Yurich & Julie Schultz, Add the Wonder Nature Curriculum |The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast, S3 E32

I am thrilled to announce the brand new official 1000 Hours Outside nature curriculum: Add the Wonder Nature Curriculum available beginning July 12, 2022.  Download sample pages and learn more here: https://www.1000hoursoutside.com/curriculum This new resource, created by Ginny Yurich, M.Ed. and founder of 1000 Hours Outside alongside Julie Schultz, homeschooling mother of 8, is designed to be cross-curricular, multi-age, and affordable; but more than that it, was written to capture attention through the fascinating things and interconnections that are already embedded in our world. It's a perfect fit for home educators, nature schools, grandparents, summer learning, and classroom teachers! John Taylor Gatto said, "There are as many ways to be come educated as their are fingerprints." Join us in a conversation about childhood and about learning!  
08/07/20221 hour 4 minutes 22 seconds
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1KHO 58: We Only Need Five Good Friends - The Science of Fun and Relationships | Dr. Michael Rucker, The Fun Habit | The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast, S3 E31

We all want to have a little bit more fun!! How much fun do we need? What consistutes as fun? What are some fun ideas? Dr. Michael Rucker, authoer of the upcoming book The Fun Habit is on a mission to help the world have more fun. In this episode we explore a lot of the science behind having fun as we touch on autonomy, situational intimacy, exploring uncertainty, friendship, personality traits surrounding what's considered fun, and much more! You can find out more about Mike, about his upcoming book, and about the science behind fun on his website: https://michaelrucker.com/  
01/07/202255 minutes 24 seconds
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1KHO 57: Just Because Someone Else is Winning, Doesn't Mean You're Losing - The Secrets to Finding Contentment | Rachel Cruze, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author | The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast, S3 E30

Rachel Cruze, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author (twice!) and daughter of personal finance expert Dave Ramsey joins us right at the kick-off a new season to discuss crafting the life we want through intentional choices. We talk through the subjects of jealousy and comparison - which are sometimes hard to steer clear of in a social-media drenched world.  We discuss increase in prices and how to still create a fulfilling summer filled with memorable experiences in a way that doesn't break your budget. You can learn more about Rachel and her amazing books at her website, Rachelcruze.com where you'll find so many free resources such as quick and easy dinner recipes as well as budget-friendly vacations!
27/06/202257 minutes 10 seconds
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1KHO 56: Bringing a Consumer's Mindset to Club Sports | Priscilla Tallman, NCAA Mindset Coach | The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast S3 E29

With a Master Degree in Clinical Psychology, Priscilla Tallman who is an author and NCAA mindset coach walks us through the world of club sports and what to be on the lookout for as parents. Club sports have changed over the past several generations and it's important to be a shrewd consumer when it comes to involvement. Tallman walks us through how to determine if your program matches your family's value systems? How much is too much? What is the end goal? What are children looking to get out of team sports? Does that change with age? What is the measure of success when it comes to childhood sports teams? How to talk to your kids about tough games? What percentage of kids go on to a collegiate level and how do their childhood sports experiences affect them later on in life? And so much more!!! You can learn more about Priscilla and find her journals for athletes here: https://spikedr.com/
15/06/202257 minutes 50 seconds
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1KHO 55: All Things Aquatic - Swimsuit Colors, Life Jackets, Swim Lessons, and More! | Chris Whipple, Whipple Aquatics & Safety | The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast S3 E28

Chris Whipple, Water Safety Instructor and Lifeguarding Instructor Trainer Educator with the American Red cross, has been supervising and managing a variety of aquatic settings over the past 15+ years. He is also a nationally registered EMT, a part president of the Association of Aquatic Professionals, and was a subject matter expert for the current release of the American Red Cross lifeguarding program.    Today Chris joins us to talk about all things aquatics and water safety. He answers many questions that also came in via social media channels covering many topics including swim lessons, life jackets, swimsuit colors, open-water swimming, and so much more!    In 2020, Chris also founded Whipple Aquatics and Safety to help bring training and education to as many people as possible to keep them safe in and out of the water. You can find more about many of the topics we talked about here:  
09/06/202257 minutes 30 seconds
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1KHO 54: It's Okay to Say "Not Yet," The Power of Delaying Smartphones and Social Media | Brooke Shannon, Wait Until 8th | The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast, S3 E27

Find the answers to so many of your tech questions here.   Brooke Shannon, mother of three and founder of Wait Until 8th walks us through the immense challenges we face today in regards to technology with new insight, practical tips, and encouragement to stay the course. Wait Until 8th, Let Kids be Kids Just a Little Longer is a pledge that will empower parents to rally together to delay the smartphone at least until 8th grade.  By banding together, this will decrease the pressure within the child’s grade to have a smartphone.  Learn more about Wait Until 8th here: https://www.waituntil8th.org/
02/06/202257 minutes 49 seconds
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1KHO 53: A Place to Belong | Amber Johnston, Heritage Mom | The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast, S3 E25

A manifesto.  A memoir. And a guide. Amber Johnston's brand new book, A Place to Belong: Celebrating Diversity and Kinship in the Home and Beyond launched this week and it was an honor and a joy to be able to have a conversation about "curating a culturally rich home library, fostering open dialogue, and raising socially conscious kids." Amber's new book answers so many questions she's been personally asked over the years. It has a beautiful breadth and depth to it with so many practical takeaways and lots to ponder and learn. Find out more about Amber at: https://heritagemom.com/ Learn more about Amber's new book here: http://aplacetobelongbook.com/
01/06/202256 minutes
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1KHO 52: The Loss of Middle Childhood (ages 6 - 12) I Dr. Susan Linn, Author, Psychologist, & Award-Winning Ventriloquist | The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast - S3 E26

Dr. Susan Linn is an author, psychologist, and award-winning ventriloquist (so fun!) and she has changed the world with her two books, Consuming Kids: The Hostile Takeover of Childhood and The Case for Make Believe: Saving Play in a Commercialized World. You may have seen her in some episodes of Mr. Roger's Neighborhood growing up! We dive into so many pertinent topics in this episode including: *The loss of middle childhood (age 6 - 12) and why it matters *KAGOY (Kids are growing older younger) *Kids learn how to learn through play and it improves the executive function of their brain *How corporations exploit kid's vulnerabiltiies And so much more!! Dr. Linn has a new book releasing this September called "Who's Raising the Kids? Big Tech, Big Business, and the Lives of Children." She has so much to offer parents and caregivers. You're going to get a lot out of this one!
01/06/202256 minutes 38 seconds
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1KHO 51: Outdoor Kids in an Inside World | Steven Rinella, Founder of MeatEater | The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast, S3 E24

Learn how to hang out with the cool people when you're older. :) Steven Rinella is a father, outdoorsman, writer, and wild-foods enthustiast. Creator and host of the television show MeatEater and the MeatEater Podcast, Rinella just launched a phenomenal new books for parents called "Outdoor Kids in an Inside World." Time in nature teaches kids resourcefulness and discipline. In the great outdoors, they learn how to deal with disappointments, challenges, annoyances and they gain a new appreciation for conveniences.  In this episode, Rinella inspires us to include our kids in the things we love. He reminds us of how powerful our own moods are within our homes. And he encourages us, through his personal trials and failures, with a message that challenging things can be extremely rewarding. Purchase Steven's new book here: https:/
12/05/202250 minutes 10 seconds
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1KHO 50: Seeking Out the Beauty of Something Different | Greta Eskridge, 100 Days of Adventure | The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast - S3 E23

Feel the pull of real, tangibile experiences that cause our children and cause us to look up and behold the beauty of the world around us and of relationships. Join us as we discuss Greta's lastest book, 100 Days of Adventure and talk about things like the lost art of knot tying, taking a book road trip, finding engagement in simple things, getting our hands dirty and so much more!  You can learn more about Greta here: http://www.gretaeskridge.com/ Purchase your copy of 100 Days of Adventure here:  https://amzn.to/3MarZc7
12/05/202250 minutes 58 seconds
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1KHO 49: Don't Live Your Life By Watching Others Live Theirs | Diane Boden, Minimalist Moms Podcast | The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast S3 E22

How do we juggle it all? The cooking? The cleaning? Work? Activities? Diane Boden, host of Minimalist Moms Podcast since 2016 joins us we cover all sorts of practical ways to priortize experiences over posessions. Learn about: *The one minute rule *The "heck yes" mentality *Putting down your phone and picking up your life *JOMO (the Joy of Missing Out) and so much more! A special part of this episode is that there are lot of precious kid "interupptions" - a sweet reminder that perfection isn't necessary and relationships trump all. Find out more about Diane and her podcast here: https://minimalistmomspodcast.com/about Find Diane's book here: https://minimalistmomspodcast.com/the-book  
28/04/202237 minutes 14 seconds
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1KHO 48: Gifting a Childhood and Restoring Wonder | Ainsley Arment, Wild + Free | The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast S3 E21

Reclaiming wonder in childhood, how children learn, the ripple effects of entrepreneurship, the beauty of motherhood, you are the expert on your child, ... and so much more! There are so many themes in this podcast episode with Ainsley Arment, founder of Wild + Free and author of The Call of the Wild + Free. Ainsley has been instrumental in fostering deep relationships all around the world through the Wild + Free movement. She has a way with words and an outlook on life and parenting that will touch your soul. You can learn more about Ainsley and Wild + Free here: https://www.bewildandfree.org/
22/04/202258 minutes 25 seconds
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1KHO 47: If We Let Kids Pursue Their Own Interests and We Support Them, They Will Learn | Dr. L. Carol Scott, Psychologist and Author | The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast - S3 E20|

Relationships are at the heart of all our success. Listen in as Dr. L. Carol Scott walks us through how children because self-aware through interaction with people and the environment and through play experiences during the ages of birth to seven.  And learn how we can implement "development do-overs" if we missed some of the key components.  Carol also discusses why it's important to take a step back when kids are trying new things since they are born learners and are naturally curious explorers. You can find Carol on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and on her website. And if you are interested in her free Bookette you can email her at [email protected] . <a href= "https://mx.linkedin.com/in/dr-l-carol-scott-7b70429" data-saferedirecturl= "https://www.google.com/url?q=https://mx.linkedin.com/in/dr-l-carol-scott-7b70429&source=gmail&ust=1650128417844000&usg=
15/04/202246 minutes 48 seconds
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1KHO 46: Let's Do Hard Somewhere Beautiful | Nichole Holze, Responsibly Brave | The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast - S3 E19

Parenting can be grueling - but often it is exhausting no matter whether we are inside or outside. Build your adventure muscles with Nichole Holze and learn right alongside your kids that you all can do hard things.  Nichole walks you through the ins and outs of finding the best places to adventure for your family at the stage of life you're in right now. She teaches you how to adventure responsibly and she reminds us all that the outdoors is such a balm to a soul that is struggling. Learn more about Nichole here: https://luckeywanderers.com/ Check out Nichole's Gumroad Shop here: https://luckeywanderers.com/gumroad-shop/  Or find Nichole on Instagram: @coleyraeh or by using the following hastags: #coleyraegardens #luckeywanderers #luckeymama #luckeyhomeschoolers  
09/04/202252 minutes 3 seconds
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1KHO 45: Trusting Your Own Parenting Judgement | Jennifer Pepito, The Peaceful Press - S2 E18

Parenting is a journey, not a science. As we learn to trust our kids, we also learn to trust ourselves and our judgement.  This podcast episode is filled with beautiful wisdom from mom of seven, Jennifer Pepito. She walks us through the harrowing years of toddlerhood all the way through the even more harrowing years of young adults. Learn more about Jennifer Pepito here: https://www.thepeacefulpreschool.com/
31/03/202251 minutes 36 seconds
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1KHO 44: Our Feet Are the Ultimate Technology, Conversation with a Podiatrist | Andy Bryant, Melbourne Natural Podiatry | The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast - S3 E17

WTFF Wide, Thin, Flat, Flexible - This is what to look like in a shoe. We need to free our feet because our feet are the ultimate technolgy and by not allowing them to be used in the way that they are designed we put stress on other parts of our bodies, like our hips and and knees. The ground will stabalize your foot. The ground will mobilize your foot. Learn why you want to have as little between your foot and the ground as possible! You'll even learn a little about the history of shoes and why the majority of them look the way that they do. Learn more about Andy here: https://www.mountwaverleypodiatry.com.au/ And here: https://www.instagram.com/andybryant_podiatrist/?hl=en
25/03/202248 minutes 29 seconds
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1KHO 43: Microadventures: Because Even Small Adventures Are Better Than None at All | Alastair Humphreys | The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast - S3 E16

I read Alastair's book, Microadventures and then had the immense pleasure of speaking with him for an hour and we've already made some changes around our home due to his influence. We're trying to cook and eat outside more. We're searching out new places to go. We're thinking differently about our time.  Alastair is witty and endearing, and even more than that he'll remind you of what's out there and how the simplest of nature experiences will always be with us.  We will definitely be reading his other books!!   Learn more about Alastair here: https://alastairhumphreys.com/ Check out all 13 of his books here: https://www.amazon.com/Alastair-Humphreys/e/B002BLVABE/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1442249079&sr=1-1
18/03/202255 minutes 10 seconds
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1KHO 42: School Outside All Day?! Learn More About Forest Kindergarten | Lida Lawrence, The Waldorf School of Baltimore | The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast S3 E15

Have you ever heard of Forest Schools, but weren't really sure how they worked? Join me and Forest Kindergarten teacher, Lida Lawrence, as we explore how The Waldorf School of Baltimore transitioned nearly two years ago to full day, outdoor Forest Kindergarten. We discuss how primarily 'indoor' activities like art and reading, and even eating lunch, translate out-of-doors, and you'll get a glimpse of a typical day for Lida and her students.  The extra year of play-based learning in a setting like this, coupled with the delay in formal academics is truly a gift for these children.  You can learn more about the school at www.waldorfschoolofbaltimore.com 
15/03/202257 minutes 1 second
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1KHO 41: Toys That Preserve the Creativity of the Child | Drew Vernon, Tonies | The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast S3 - E14

Stories, and storytelling, are such wonderful and even magical components of our lives - and especially the lives of our children. With the pressures to purchase toys to enhance development, we want to use the toys that nature provides us as well as toys that preserve the creativity of the child.  Drew Vernon, Marketing Director of Tonies, joins us to talk about how the stories we fall in love with in the early days and years of our lives transcend simple entertainment - they teach us about the world and about each other.  Join us as we talk about Drew's work with another iconic toy brand, and learn how his recent work at Tonies, with their tactile, screen-free Toniebox, is helping introduce pre-readers and developing readers to the wonders of narrative story telling.  When children can just 'listen' to a story versus 'seeing' it played out in front of them, it sparks the creativity in their brain and challenges them to bring the story to life all on their own,
13/03/202235 minutes 16 seconds
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1KHO 40: Your Garden is Your Friend | Sharon Lovejoy, Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots | The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast - S3 E13

Depending on where you live, gardening season is either already here or it's right around the corner. Of all the gardening books I've come across and read, Sharon Lovejoy's stand alone as my all-time favorite - and especially Roots, Shoots, Buckets and Boots which is a beloved book by so many all around the world. Sharon joins us for a second time to help us kick off the gardening season with ideas of things to grow, practical tips, and the reminder that even a small victory like one pumpkin will bring more joy and delight than you can imagine. Use gardening as a tool to help your mental health and your physical health. You can garden in the city like Sharon does or in the country - it doesn't matter where you live. The things that you plant will create mini worlds and you'll experience so much reward!  My sincere gratitude to Sharon for joining us not one, but twice on the 1000 Hours Outside podcast. In our earlier episode (season 2, episode 15) we take
07/03/202255 minutes 27 seconds
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1KHO 39: The Run Wild My Child Treasure Hunt & More | Sara McCarty | The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast - S3 E12

Run Wild My Child is your online destination for all things kid-friendly and outdoorsy and they have so many fun things coming up this spring and summer like a photography challenge, a camping challenge and even a nationwide treasure hunt! Learn about the fabulous resources that Run Wild My Child provides, hear about the team that founder Sara McCarty has built, and discover practical advice for all your family outdoor adventures.  Find more about Run Wild My Child Here: https://runwildmychild.com/ Register for the Treasure Hunt Here: https://runwildmychild.com/treasurehunt/
04/03/202252 minutes 15 seconds
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1KHO 38: Being Outside as a Kid Saved Me | Andrea Davis, Better Screen Time | The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast - S3 E11

Andrea Davis is the founder of Better Screen Time. She has a BA in secondary education. However, her greatest learning has come from being in the tech trenches as a stay-at-home-mom. In this episode Andrea talks about her guide, “Creating a Tech-Healthy Family, 10 Must-Have Conversations to Help You Worry Less and Connect More With Your Kids” and gives practical and pertinent information for parents who are navigating screen usage in their family. Learn more about Andrea and Better Screen Time here: https://www.betterscreentime.com/ Purchase Andrea’s tech guide here: https://amzn.to/3vHu6iv
28/02/20221 hour 21 seconds
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1KHO 37: Children in Loving Homes Can Still Feel Unseen | Leslie Martino | The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast - S3 E10

Leslie is captivating from the moment you meet her. She offers incredible resources that teach you how to thrive at home... she even offers a four-week coaching program called "Thrive at Home." This podcast episode is filled with ideas about intentionality, connection, and learning how to ensure children feel seen and visible in the home. Find more about Leslie Martino here: https://lesliemartino.com/ Sign up for coaching with Leslie here: https://lesliemartino.com/coaching/ Find freebies, workshops, and other resources here: https://lesliemartino.com/shop/
25/02/202251 minutes 36 seconds
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1KHO 36: The Undeclared War On Childhood | Kim John Payne | The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast - S3 E9

Simplicity Parenting is a book that has touched hundreds of thousands of families around the globe. It certainly up-ended many of my thoughts on parenting and changed the course of our family in so many ways for the better. I consider it a must read for any parent.  Simplicity Parenting is just one of eight books written by Kim John Payne. In this episode, he goes above and beyond is written words and clarifies, explains, validates, inspires, and reminds us of what is truly important. And then he points us to the future. Play is what will best prepare our children for it. Discover the extraordinary power of the ordinary with Kim John Payne. Purchase your copy of Simplicity Parenting here: https://amzn.to/3gRJ0tS Pre-order Emotionally Resilient Teens & Tweens here: https://amzn.to/3JBWp5E  
17/02/20221 hour 10 minutes 8 seconds
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1KHO 35: Change the World and Do What Matters | Clare Fieseler & Gabby Salazar, National Geographic Explorers | 1000 Hours Outside Podcast - S3 E8

Clare Fieseler and Gabby Salazar met in the first class of National Geographic's Young Explorers. Over the past ten years, they have built a strong friendship and recently launched a new middle grades book together called No Boundaries: 25 Women Explorers and Scientists Share Adventures, Inspiration and Advice Clare and Gabby spotlight 25 women from all walks of life and from all around the world that are on the front lines of science and exploration today. These women may not look like what you'd think of when you think of science, but they are each changing the world in their own ways. In No Boundaries, Clare and Gabby highlight a mountain climber, a mammalogist, a volcanologist, a long distance hiker, an archeologist, a paleontologist, a Florida springs diver, two photographers, and many more inspiring women. Each woman gives practical advice to anyone who is pushing boundaries!!  This is a great one for your young scientist to listen to! Purchase your copy of No Bo
14/02/202249 minutes 41 seconds
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1KHO 34: Having A Porn Plan | Greta Eskridge| The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast - S3 E7

Greta Eskridge, @maandpamodern on Instagram, is back on the podcast to discuss pornography! The average age of a child's first exposure to pornography is 11 years old. Tune in to hear helpful tips on how to discuss this topic with your kids now or in the future at the appropriate time. Learn more about Greta at https://www.gretaeskridge.com/ Order her first book, "Adventuring Together", here: https://amzn.to/3gDhv7c And check out her newest book, "100 Days of Adventure", which is available for pre-order here: https://amzn.to/3Llc9eN
10/02/202247 minutes 27 seconds
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1KHO 33: Parenting Without Blue Ribbons & Bumper Stickers - A Deep Dive Into the World of Charlotte Mason | Amber Johnston, Heritage Mom | The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast S3 E6

Amber Johnston, aka "Heritage Mom" (@heritagemomblog on Instagram) is an expert when it comes to Charlotte Mason and providing a life-giving home. Her website, Heritagemom.com, is a treasure trove of information. In this episode we discuss the tried and true tenets of the Charlotte Mason philosophy on education that have withstood the test of time over the last century. Who knew educational philosophy could be so interesting? :)  Find out more about Amber at www.heritagemom.com Pre-order her brand new book, A Place to Belong, here: https://amzn.to/3rn00Op
03/02/202255 minutes 33 seconds
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1KHO 32: What's Normal? | Joel Salatin, The Lunatic Farmer | The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast - S3 E5

Joel Salatin, known as "The Lunatic Farmer, has influenced me personally in so many realms of my life. He's caused me to look differently at everything from daily living to the food we eat, to the entertainment we consume, to vacations, to entrepreneurship, to parenting...he really covers it all, and so does this podcast.  Joel's farm, Polyface Farm in Swoope, VA, is one of the most famous farms in the world and services more than 5,000 families. Learn more about the farm at www.polyfacefarms.com. Learn more about Joel and his 12 published books at https://www.thelunaticfarmer.com/
27/01/20221 hour 2 minutes 17 seconds
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1KHO 31: How to Compete with the Stimulation of Screens | Nicholas Kardaras, Ph.D. | The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast - S3 E4

If only. If only screens were as innocuous as we wished they were. Nicholas Kardaras, Ph.D. and author of "Glow Kids, How Screen Addiction is Hijacking our Kids - And How to Break the Trance" walks through information every parent, teacher and caregiver should know about screens and brain development.  Kids today are losing their ability to even stack and play with blocks.  This episode will give you the tools that you need to hold off on screens a little more often and make space for more relationships and more of the good life. Purchase your copy of Glow Kids here: https://amzn.to/3GS7xKI Learn more about Nicholas Kardaras, Ph.D. here: https://omegarecovery.org/about-us-meet-dr-kardaras/
20/01/202251 minutes 38 seconds
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1KHO 30: Homeschool Special | Durenda Wilson| The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast - S3 E3

Join us as we discuss author Durenda Wilson's new book, "The 4 Hour School Day", how children learn so much just by living in the world, and how you can move forward with home education in spite of fear.  Durenda has more than 25 years of home education experience and has 8 kids and 6 grandchildren. Her own children spent countless hours of their childhood playing outdoors and she credits much of their success to having a lot of opportunity to play freely.  Find Durenda's book, "The 4 Hour School Day", here!
17/01/202251 minutes 38 seconds
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1KHO 29: We Must Reinsert Movement Into Childhood | Carla Hannaford, Ph.D. | The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast - S3 E2

Carla Hannaford wrote a book that revolutionized much of what I thought about learning and childhood. Movement is truly at the heart of learning and development, especially for children and yet we continue, more and more, to confine them to sitting spaces... in the name of education! If we want our children's brains to work faster, we must allow them to move. Learn more about Carla here: http://www.carlahannaford.com/ Purchase a copy of Smart Moves here:  https://amzn.to/3npmXhB
13/01/20221 hour 5 minutes 39 seconds
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1KHO 28: Research Supports Setting Kids Free | Teacher Tom | The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast - S3 E1

Early childhood educator, international speaker, education consultant and author, Tom "Teacher Tom" Hobson reminds us that being self-motivated, getting along with others and being personable are key factors for a lifetime of success and happiness.  Research confirms that setting kids free to play is the best way for them to learn these skills.  Learn more about Teacher Tom here: https://www.teachertomsworld.com/
06/01/20221 hour 5 minutes
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1KHO 27: If We Slow Down, Will We be Left Behind? | Erin Loechner |The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast - S2 E21

Erin Loechner, author of Chasing Slow, founder of Design for Mankind as well as Other Goose, takes us on a journey through her own life and discusses how truly difficult it can be to slow down.  There is a lot of fear surrounding doing less. Maybe we will be left behind or thought less of? Maybe we will pass up a really good opportunity? In this episode we talk parenting, imperfection, and surrender. We talk about Erin's husband's brain tumor and how they manage that as a family. We talk about choosing to run a different race, heading toward a different type of finish line than the majority of those around us... and then being okay to lose that race. Simple does not necessarily mean easy. But simple is still worth pursuing. Purchase your copy of Chasing Slow here: https://amzn.to/3movukf Check out Design for Mankind here: https://designformankind.com/ Learn m
23/12/202158 minutes 51 seconds
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1KHO 26: Hope For the Under-Resourced Parent | Pam Leo | The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast - S2 E20

Maybe you, like I am, are struggling - muddling your way through this parenting thing. Pam Leo, offers so much hope in this episode for any parent or caregiver who feels under-resourced, who feels like they're not giving enough or not quite hitting the mark.  Pam is lovely and her resources and her life's mission has given us a better understanding of why parenting can be so unbelievably hard and then she gives practical tips and ideas that will help. We are often competing with our children to get needs met and a lack of resources is the most common reason for that competition. Pam Leo, author of Connection Parenting, joins us on the podcast to share her story as well as the genesis of Connection Parenting, and her book that includes her framework for 'Parenting Through Connection instead of Coercion'.
16/12/20211 hour 11 minutes 29 seconds
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1KHO 25: How to Connect with Your Kids Amidst Busy Schedules & the Siren Calls of Technology | Greta Eskridge | The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast - S2 E19

Adventures, no matter how big or how small, push us out of our comfort zones and help us to grow as people and to connect as family and friends. But with hectic schedules and constant access to technology, how can we ensure we are connecting with our kids in meaningful and lasting ways. Greta Eskridge, author of Adventuring Together, encourages and inspires with practical tips and ideas for crafting that life you really want for you and your family. Buy your copy of Adventuring Together here: https://amzn.to/3EHxdZb
09/12/202150 minutes 11 seconds
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1KHO 24: Slow Down and Sync Up With Nature's Rhythms | Nicolette Sowder | The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast - S2 E18

Nicolette Sowder is the founder of A Wilder Child, Wildschooling and the Kid's Moon Club. Nicolette gives all of us permission to be creative about how we structure our lives - to be purposeful and creative in doing so.  She reminds us that we are enough and that we have enough to help our kids bond with the nature that is around them, whatever that looks like.  Nicolette is a poet, a dreamer, a farmer and an entrepreneur, and her ideas will help you expand your thoughts about what your life could look like if you slow down and sync up to nature's rhythms. 
02/12/202155 minutes 58 seconds
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1KHO 23: You’re Not Stuck with the Brain You Were Born With: John Muir Laws Talks Nature Journaling, Dyslexia, Growth Mindset, Ukulele, and more! | John Muir Laws | The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast - S2 E17

Listen in as John Muir Laws (AKA Jack) highlights a litany of benefits simply from throwing a nature journal and some drawing materials into your adventure bag and using it a few times a week. Learning how paying sustained, compassion attention to nature and to the people in our lives can profoundly change the ways we relate to each other and interact in the world. Jack highlights growth mindest and reminds us that we're not stuck with the brains we were born with. He also talks in depth about being dyslexic and almost giving up on himself. You contain multitudes, he encourages and explains why dyslexia is a special gift. You are so much more than the way you spell.  Books mentioned in this transcript. Click links to purchase. How to Teach Nature Journaling: Curiosity, Wonder, Attention <a href="https://amzn.to/3CL
24/11/20211 hour 1 minute 12 seconds
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1KHO 22: Moving Grief and Trauma Out of the Body through Movement and Nature | Actress Nikki DeLoach | The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast - S2 E16

Our bodies talk to us all day long and because of the world that we live in now, we've been trained not to listen to it. American actress Nikki DeLoach walks us through how she uses movement and nature to move grief and trauma out the body. She also gives practical ideas for teaching our children to listen to their bodies. This is a beautiful episode about life and death and love and memories and stormy skies in Georgia and soul connection. You might want to have some tissues ready. 
18/11/20211 hour 55 seconds
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1KHO 21: A Kaleidoscope of Sensory Pleasures and Forgotten Childhood Treasures are Found in the Garden | Sharon Lovejoy, Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots | The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast - S2 E15

Sharon Lovejoy's books changed our lives. Her incredible knowledge, wonderful writing and genuine warmth are simply delightful. In this episode we talk about fun topics like: * how a garden is a magical thing and it costs virtually nothing to introduce your kids to this and to have real adventures together.  * leading explorer walks and how they aren't just for kids * fun things to do in the garden, even in the dark at night! ...And a lot more. Sharon is incredible and I know you'll love this conversation!  
11/11/202156 minutes 48 seconds
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1KHO 20: Play is the Main Occupation of Children | Angela Hanscom, Balanced and Barefoot | The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast - S2 E14

*Play is the main occupation of children. *Kids are experiencing an unrelenting sitting routine that is wreaking havoc on children's minds and bodies. *We want kids to move in ways that make adults gasp. *A child who is spinning is trying to organize their brain. *We're not allowing kid's neurological systems to do their work...... and SO much more. This episode should be on everyone's playlist. Angela Hanscom changed our lives and she will change yours too. 
04/11/202157 minutes 55 seconds
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1KHO 19: The 8 Great Smarts: Discovering and Nurturing Your Child's Intelligences | Dr. Kathy Koch, Celebrate Kids | The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast - S2 E13

All kids are smart! What a powerful phrase!  In this podcast episode you'll learn new ways to celebrate kids as you help them discover the unique ways in which they are smart. Is your child primarily logic smart, word smart, nature smart, picture smart, people smart, self smart, body smart, or music smart? This episode is jam-packed with practical information you can use within your family starting today! 
29/10/202155 minutes 56 seconds
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1KHO 18: Everybody is Looking for Help to be Happier | Andrew Pudewa, Founder of The Institute for Excellence in Writing | The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast - S2 E12

We look in all sort of places for help to be happier. Listen as Andrew Pudewa, father of seven and grandfather of 15 shares his wisdom about being outside for no particular reason and how habits of slowing down can help our overall quality of life. Our world has all the materials we need to grow our imaginations, facilitate contemplation and reflection, and practice being at peace with ourselves.  Andrew is the star of the show at speaking engagements across the country. People literally flock to him. It is a gift to have been able to grab him for an hour and hear the stories of his personal and professional journey.
26/10/20211 hour 2 minutes 6 seconds
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1KHO 17: Using Time in Nature to Quiet Our To-Do Lists | Lauren Betzing, Heartflow Kids | The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast - S2 E11

How can parents who are feeling stressed or overwhelmed during these times use nature as tool for less stress and anxiety, and more peace and presence? How can they help their children utilize simple nature experiences to lead a fuller, more grounded life? Learn this and more in our latest podcast episode with founder of Heartflow Kids, Lauren Betzing.  Learn more about Heartflow Kids here: https://heartflowkids.com/
21/10/202157 minutes 4 seconds
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1KHO 16: The Power of the Multigenerational Family - Interview with John Hannigan, executive director of Celebrate Kids | The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast - S2 E10

Learn why you are smart and why your kids are smart! John is a favorite friend of ours and we loved diving into the 8 Great Smart, the 5 Core Needs as well as the impact of the third and fourth generations in our lives. And as a bonus, learn how to adapt to 1000 Hours Outside when you don't like being outside :).
19/10/20211 hour 3 minutes 37 seconds
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1KHO 15: Every Function of Your Body is Continually Responding to Nature. Learn about the Power of Full Spectrum Sunlight with Dr. Jacob Liberman | The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast - S2 E9

Our health and wellness is dependent upon our dance with Mother Nature. Listen as Dr. Jacob Liberman walks us through the immense importance of exposing our eyes and our bodies to full spectrum sunlight.
14/10/202154 minutes 49 seconds
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1KHO 14: Connecting Moments of Boredom and Running Wild in the Woods to Great Storytelling | Interview with Author S.D. Smith | The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast - S2 E8

In a world that prizes busy over boredom, listen to the story of author Sam "S.D." Smith as he weaves together building worlds as a child to becoming a wordsmith. This episode is will gently remind all of us of the downside, the cost of constant entertainment.  Sam traces his storytelling abilities back to the early years of his life where he ran wild in the woods of West Virginia, immersing himself in nature and in his imagination. Childhood and childhood play hold value in the moment and for decades to come. Long live the storytellers!
07/10/202157 minutes 50 seconds
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1KHO 13: Multitasking Reduces Cognitive Capacity to that of an Eight Year Old | Tom Kersting | The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast - S2 E7

We’ve gone from being in control of our devices to our devices often controlling us. Psychotherapist and parenting expert, Tom Kersting shares about his influential book, Disconnected and gives practical advice for reclaiming your family and reconnecting with your kids. Learn about how multitasking reduces your cognitive capacity as well as your IQ level so the next time you’re thinking about sending an email in the middle of a meeting, remember that it’d be the same as having an eight year old send it for you :).
30/09/202146 minutes 17 seconds
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1KHO 12: Different Types of Weather Instill Resilience & Grit in Kids | Linda Akeson McGurk I The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast - S2 E6

What about winter? It's the most frequently asked question we get asked at 1000 Hours Outside. Join us as we discuss the benefits of getting outdoors even when the weather isn't ideal. Learn practical tips and fun ideas for year-round outside adventure... and learn how to pronounce "friluftsliv." Linda's book, "There's No Such Thing as Bad Weather" changed our lives and we know you'll get so much out of her book and this podcast episode as well!
23/09/202147 minutes
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1KHO 11: When School Wasn't Such a Big Deal, Interview with Dr. Peter Gray

It's hard to imagine a time when school wasn't as big of a deal as it is today, when childhood wasn't so career focused. Learn about a time when parents and society trusted that children could manage themselves and solve their own problems. Apprenticeships were the way of the past and may become a large part of the future of education. Dr. Peter Gray's book "Free to Learn" was a life-changing read in our family. Listen as we discuss Dr. Gray's books and so much more! 
16/09/20211 hour 11 minutes 24 seconds
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1KHO 10: Technology Training Wheels - Intentionally Introducing Technology in Steps | Anne Marie McDonald w/Gabb Wireless | The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast - S2 E4

There's a better life beyond the screens. Anne Marie MacDonald from Gabb Wireless gives practical tips and ideas for intentionally introducing children to safe and healthy technology habits in stages. Learn about the phone and watch that parents are turning to for their children... and even for themselves in order to live beyond the screen so that there will be less time for the screens.
09/09/202144 minutes 55 seconds
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1KHO 9: Bare feet, Movement Hunger, and a Home with No Furniture I Katy Bowman I The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast - S2 E3

This episode was recorded on August 18th, 2021 In today's episode, Ginny Yurich sits down withKaty Bowman to discuss her latest book release, Grow Wild: The Whole-Child, Whole-Family Nature-Rich Guide to Moving More. Raising Healthy Sleepers from Crib to College. Purchase your copy here - https://amzn.to/3B2YZ08 (aff. link) Bestselling author, speaker, and a leader in the Movement movement, biomechanist Katy Bowman is changing the way we move and think about our need for movement. Her nine books, including the groundbreaking “Move Your DNA” and “Movement Matters”, have been translated into more than a dozen languages worldwide. Bowman teaches movement globally and speaks about sedentarism and movement ecology to academic and scientific audiences. Her work has been featured in diverse media such as the Today Show, CBC Radio One, the Seattle Times, and Good Housekeeping. One of Maria Shriver’s “Archite
02/09/202154 minutes 14 seconds
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1KHO 8: Interview with "America's Worst Mom" I Lenore Skenazy I The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast - S2 E2

This episode was recorded on August 17th, 2021. In today's episode, Ginny Yurich sits down with Lenore Skenazy to discuss her book, Free Range Kids: How Parents and Teachers Can Let Go and Let Grow. The first edition of Free Range Kids came out in 2009 and the second edition was released earlier this year, in 2021. Purchase your copy here - https://amzn.to/2W80oTT (aff. link). Lenore Skenazy is president of Let Grow, a non-profit promoting childhood independence and resilience, and founder of the Free-Range Kids movement. She is also a speaker, blogger, syndicated columnist, author, and reality show host. A mother who lives in Queens, her controversial decision to let her then-9-year-old son take the New York City Subway home alone became a national story and prompted massive media attention. She was dubbed, “America’s Worst Mom.” In response, Skenazy founded the book and blog “Free-Range Kids,” with the a
26/08/202142 minutes 19 seconds
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1KHO 7: Lux, Lumens, Sunlight, & Sleep I W. Chris Winter, MD I The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast - S2 E1

This episode was recorded on August 16th, 2021 In today's episode, Ginny Yurich sits down with Dr. W. Chris Winter to discuss his latest book release, The Rested Child, Why Your Tired, Wired, or Irritable Child May Have a Sleep Disorder - and How to Help, Raising Healthy Sleepers from Crib to College. Purchase your copy here - https://amzn.to/3smdlFC (aff. link). Dr. Chris Winter is a sleep specialist and neurologist and the author of The Rested Child and The Sleep Solution (published in 2017). The Sleep Solution, Why Your Sleep is Broken and How to Fix it is a #1 best seller in Sleep Disorders. Join us as we discuss lux, lumens, sunlight, sleep, melatonin, serotonin, dopamine, video games, blue light, walking to school, and so much more! For more on today's guest: Dr. Chris Winter's website: www.cvilleneuroandsleep.com The Sleep Solution book website: http://www.thesleepsolutionbook.com
16/08/202146 minutes 42 seconds
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1KHO 6: Nature Time and the Vestibular Sense

The vestibular sense, also known as the balance sense, is the awareness of your body in space.  It begins developing in utero and is the first fully functioning sensory system to develop.  It is foundational to childhood development because it affects all the other senses.
14/02/201925 minutes 18 seconds
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1KHO 5: Connecting as a Couple When You Can't Date Your Spouse

Date night.  It's all the rage.  Unless you can't do it.   Parents who are wrestling with the pressure to date your spouse, don't despair!  As a society, we desperately need the reminder that we can connect as husband and wife, even with our children around.   If you're struggling to connect and date nights are hard to come by, remember that Mother Nature is just a step out the front door.  You can recalibrate your marriage with your children around.  It has worked that way for thousands of years and it still works today.
14/02/201925 minutes 33 seconds
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1KHO 4: Nature Play & Socialization

Socialization.  It's a huge buzz word.  We all want our children to learn good social skills throughout childhood but there is a misnomer that simply attending public schools is the answer.  Nature play is one of the best and most efficient ways for kids to learn social skills.  Learn why in this podcast! 
28/01/201924 minutes 11 seconds
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1KHO 3: The Origin of 1000 Hours Outside

Why 1000 Hours Outside?  Where did it come from?  Learn the origin here and find out why you might want to join the 1000 Hours Outside Challenge with your family!
28/01/201929 minutes 29 seconds
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1KHO 2: Tips for Spending Time Outside During the Winter

13/01/201939 minutes 29 seconds
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1KHO 1: Time in Nature Contributes to Increased Academic Success

So often we when we think of learning we think of paper and pencil.  Or maybe we think of watching an educational program or listening to an engaging speaker.  It’s important as parents and caregivers to know that movement, and especially movement in free play, is a major contributor to brain growth. In fact, movement it is the pre-cursor to all learning.  Here are three ways that spending time outside helps ensure your that child gets the movement he or she needs for optimal brain development. 
01/01/201922 minutes 46 seconds