Richard Louv is an American nonfiction author and journalist best known for his seventh book, "Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder."
It is the most wonderful tine of the year! Many people will tell you that Christmas is their favorite holiday. Did you know that there was a time in this country when it was illegal to celebrate Christmas? The episode begins with an explanation of when and why. https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/holidays/christmas-ideas/g2972/surprising-christmas-facts/?slide=25The sound of your voice and how you speak is a very important part of the image you project. Interestingly a lot of people don’t like their voice and wish it was better. Joining me to help you optimize your voice is Dr. Jackie Gartner-Schmidt a voice-specialized speech language pathologist and professor at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. She is also a presentation consultant. You can contact her at jgs@pitt.edu. You can see her TED talk here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGmGKAk3y-0&feature=youtu.beIf you are sending packages to people this holiday season you are going to want to hear some simple suggestions from people who actually deliver packages. Their advice will help your packages get their safely, on time and undamaged. http://www.rd.com/culture/confessions-ups-handler/You have probably heard that there are health benefits to owning a pet. But our connection with animals goes well beyond that according to Richard Louv author of the book Our Wild Calling: How Connecting with Animals Can Transform Our Lives―and Save Theirs (https://amzn.to/2RUzdHX). Listen as he explains why, if you have ever had an encounter with a wild animal, you remember it vividly and what all encounters with animals do for us and the animals. This Weeks Sponsors-SimpliSafe. Go to www.SimpliSafe.com/something to take advantage of special savings and free shipping.-LinkedIn. Get $50 off your first job post by going to www.LinkedIn.com/SYSK Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On this episode of the podcast, it's a look back at conversations with some notable authors. Viet Thanh Nguyen's novel The Sympathizer was just named to Esquire Magazine's list of top 11 books of the decade. He shares how fleeing to the U.S. from Vietnam as a child influenced the spy novel. It was recently announced that Tembi Locke's book From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily and Finding Home would be adapted into a limited series for Netflix. She shares her story of love, loss and healing. Nature journalist Richard Louv shares stories of meaningful connections with animals from his book Our Wild Calling: How Connecting With Animals Can Transform Our Lives. And finally, thriller writer Brad Meltzer discusses his book The Escape Artist, and how some of the book's most fascinating elements are based on truth.
We talk with Richard Louv, author of Last Child In The Woods, about his new book, OUR WILD CALLING: How Connecting with Animals Can Transform Our Lives―and Save Theirs. Then, we play an excerpt from our 2015 interview with Carl Safina about his book BEYOND WORDS, What Animals Think and Feel. Like us on Facebook at Writers Voice with Francesca Rheannon or find us on twitter @WritersVoice. And if you’re listening to our podcast, give us some love on iTunes or whatever podcast app you use. Richard Louv Richard Louv’s landmark book Last Child in the Woods inspired an international movement to connect children and nature. Now Louv redefines the future of human-animal coexistence. Our Wild Calling explores these powerful and mysterious bonds and how they can transform our mental, physical, and spiritual lives, serve as an antidote to the growing epidemic of human loneliness, and help us tap into the empathy required to preserve life on Earth. Richard Louv is a journalist and author of ten books. In addition to Our Wild Calling and Last Child in the Woods, they include The Nature Principle and Vitamin N: The Essential Guide to a Nature. He is co-founder of the Children & Nature Network. Carl Safina Carl Safina is a famed conservation biologist and MacArthur Genius Award recipient. His 2015 book Beyond Words was a milestone in bringing a greater understanding about how animals think and feel to the public mind. It’s an eloquent plea for a major re-set on how humans regard our fellow animals. WV spoke with him in 2015 at his home in Lazy Point, a neighborhood in Amagansett NY that was the subject of a previous book of his. The post Richard Louv, OUR WILD CALLING & Carl Safina, BEYOND WORDS appeared first on Writer's Voice.
Richard Louv has a new book called "Our Wild Calling"  He joins Dave Lee to talk about why are mental health is better when we are around our pets
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