The Holistic Nature of Us

All New Podcast from Judith Dreyer!

I’m excited to introduce a new podcast series titled: Holistic Nature of us.
My intent is to take us, you and I, into a better understanding of the concepts behind our holistic nature and how that ties directly to the holistic nature of the world around us. How can we connect the dots in practical ways that we are nature and nature’s in us?

Join me for a lineup of inspiring speakers passionate about our earth and our self, They offer practical tips for practical action in easy-to-listen format, 30 minutes.

How are you changing the world? All comments and tips appreciated.

 

 

Podcast: Holistic Nature of Us: Ellen Moyer: To Help or Harm?

Podcast: Meet Ellen Moyer, author, TED talk presenter, who talks about her new book, Our Earth, Our Species, Our Selves: How to THRIVE While Creating a Sustainable World. I invited Ellen back to discuss the socio-economic implications of sustainability or not. What are the costs of eating meat and the long-term implications for our planet? What happens on pig farms that destroys property values in some states? Ellen offers intriguing insights on the short and long-term implications of some of the choices we make today specifically with regards to our food system. Ellen’s vast experience creating green environments offers all of us great creative solutions which we can act upon today. Some simple, some inspiring. And please comment, share and like. Thanks!

About my guest: Environmental engineer Ellen Moyer, Ph.D., wrote this book, her third, to empower and inspire readers to accelerate our urgently needed global transformation. She has more than three decades of experience in assessing and cleaning up contaminated soil and groundwater and designing “green” systems and solutions. Moyer holds a BA in anthropology, an MS in environmental engineering, and a Ph.D. in civil engineering. She is a registered professional engineer, a US Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional, and a regular contributor to The Huffington Post. www.ellenmoyerphd.com.

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Podcast: Talking to the Stars: Agneta Borstein, Astrologer

Description: Today’s podcast approaches holism from a different perspective, namely astrology. Astrology is embedded in our human experience. If we follow Astrology’s history in our development as a species, we see that every time and place has found its own way of “talking with the planets.” Meet Agneta Borstein, professional astrologer, teacher and shamanic practitioner who takes on a journey with Taurus, the moon, and eclipses and relates it to our everyday life connecting the dots to our holistic nature.

About My Guest: Agneta Borstein, is a professional astrologer, workshop facilitator, teacher, author, and shamanic practitioner who combines her thirty years of healing with a distinct and personal approach. Born in Sweden, Agneta incorporated her BA in business with metaphysics and operated an alternative bookstore for twenty-one years. She maintains her private practices in West Hartford and Avon, CT, has spoken at numerous conferences, is the current president of the Astrological Society of CT, Inc. She is the Producer and host of the astrological Nutmeg TV show “From the Sky to Earth”, and is the author of The Moon’s Nodes, Understanding the Dynamic Ties that Bind.

Transcript: Transcript Agneta Borstein

Podcast: Holistic Nature of Us: Meet Dr. Leesa Sklover, Composer, Music Therapist

Description: My guest, Dr, Leesa Sklover, combines her talents in music, composing, singing, recording with the sounds that come from our oceans. Not just whales, but the clicks of lobsters add to the overall composition in delightful ways, connecting us through our wonderful senses. Sound moves us. We are enchanted by the sounds of whales and dolphins as we roam the deep blue seas. Her recording: Ode to the Arctic Angels is included in this podcast, a beautiful gift.

About My Guest: Leesa Sklover, Ph.D., LPC, C-IAYT, MA-CMT, IKYTA, A recording artist, of contemporary country and pop, and interspecies music, a film composer, Licensed counselor, music therapist, Ocean activist most of her life. A certified yoga therapist, Kundalini yoga teacher and sacred music and Eco Music artist. She worked at Canyon Ranch Spa for 12 years, in many hospitals and private practice for over 20 years, currently offices in Branford, Glastonbury, Shelton, and NYC. She is on the board for Cetacean society international and lectures and performs at workshops and conferences. She has been a professor at Sacred Heart University and the Master’s program at The Graduate Institute.

Drsklover@gmail.com, LoveLifeProductions.net, 917 860 0488

TranscriptPod Transcript Dr. Leesa Sklover

Podcast: Holistic Nature of Us: Land Trusts



My guests this week, Paul Pribula and Julia Rogers, members and volunteers with Joshua Tract Conservation and Historic Trust here in Eastern Connecticut share the geographic developments and benefits of land trusts preserving woodlands, watersheds, and more for future generations. Joshua’s Trust is the largest in Connecticut, protecting over 4000 acres over fourteen towns.

Generous landowners who donate conservation easements to Joshua’s Land Trust are inspired by many things: they love Eastern Connecticut, they feel connected to their land, and they wish to leave a legacy of protected land for future generations. This inspiration is at the heart of our work to permanently protect valuable natural resources here in northeastern Connecticut.”

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Holistic Nature of Us: Jen Frey and Music From the Plants



Did you know we can hear the plants sing? Science and technology have advanced so we can capture a plant’s vibrations and translate it into music. As a healer, mentor, earth advocate, and voice of the plants my guest, Jen Frey, does just that. Their music stirs us to fall in love again with this mysterious realm. And, at the end of this interview, Jen offers us a treat: we hear music from red roses. 

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Holistic Nature of Us: Rebecca Wildbear from Animas Valley Institute



Rebecca Wildbear is a river and soul guide, compassionately helping people tune in to the mysteries that live within the wild Earth community, the Dreamtime, and their own wild nature.

This podcast takes a different approach to sustainability. It ‘s about how we sustain ourselves through the journey of life that can detract us from finding the “soul ” of things, for our growth and happiness. Rebecca leads journeys into the wilderness, allowing us to spend time in nature to reconnect on deeper levels. After all, we are so alike, made from earth, air, water, and fire. We need the Earth and she needs us to awaken again to her gifts, her presence, her majesty.

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Holistic Nature of Us: Doug Tallamy, Author Bringing Nature Home



Gardening for Life: ” Chances are, you have never thought of your garden – indeed, of all the space on your property, as a wildlife preserve that represents the last chance we have for sustaining plants and animals that were once common throughout the U.S. But that is exactly the role our suburban landscapes are now playing and will play even more in the near future.”

Meet Doug Tallamy, who shares his research and extensive knowledge concerning the rapid decline of invaluable species due to our development practices. Can we do something today? Yes. He gives us practical tips for practical sustaining action. Join us for a timely and meaningful discussion.

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Podcast: Holistic Nature of Us: Healthy Soils Grow Healthy Food



Soil fertility depends on the symbiotic relationships between plants, species within the soil. It’s crucial to understand what’s present in the soil and what’s not in order to produce high-quality nutrient-dense food. Meet Kris McCue leader of the Hartford, CT Bionutrient Food Association chapter.

The BFA: “We propose to provide growers the information, relationships, and markets for higher quality food. We propose to provide eaters the information, relationships and sources for higher quality food. We propose to provide food purveyors the information, relationships and consumers for higher quality food.”

It all begins with soil fertility. Join us for an informative discussion and practical tips for growing healthy soil.

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Holistic Nature of Us: Healing Spirits Herb Farm

Join Andrea and Matthias Reisen and me in a discussion about the world of herbal medicine, preserving plants, and trends in growing medicinal plants. They have 25 years experience as growers, harvesters as well as educators. Since my focus is on holism, respect, and sustainability their wisdom fits right in. They are practical, down-to-earth and inspiring.

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Podcast: Holistic Nature of Us: Meet Linda Wiggen Kraft: Gardens for the Soul

Description: “A garden for the soul nurtures and supports the gifts and talents of each person. There is a union of the inner landscape of the Soul, with the outer landscape of the garden.” Gardens and Soul, connecting our inner landscape with the outer provides a deeply rich discussion. Join Linda Wiggen Kraft and me as we walk through gardens with respect, honoring the intelligence in nature, supporting sustainability.

About my Guest: Linda Wiggen Kraft is a garden designer, garden writer, artist, creativity teacher and meditation teacher. Her work centers around enhancing body, mind, hear, and soul through art and gardens. She is based in St. Louis, Missouri. Her writing and gardens have been featured locally and nationally. She teaches workshops around the country.
Her professional experience combines the creativity of a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, the pragmatism a Master of Business Administration degree and the calm centeredness of a Meditation Teacher.
She can be reached through her website: www.CreativityForTheSoul.com or www.GardensForTheSoul.com.

Podcast Transcript LW Kraft 

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