RHEA MADER: Nature Inspiration & Earth Day Love
Nature Inspirations & Earth Day LoveIn honor of Earth Day on the 22nd, I wanted to do a podcast about my love of nature and how we humans can heal our Great Mother and how she heals us. The first Earth Day was April 22, 1970, and was started by a Wisconsin senator named Gaylord Nelson and in honor of that, he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom Award. More than 20 million people celebrated that year and 190 + countries around the world celebrate today. Let’s continue to grow Gaylord’s legacy! What special thing are you doing for earth day? Get some tips and ideas in this podcast session. I also share my journey into green interior architecture and design and how it brought me back to my farm girl roots and my inherent love of nature. I never wanted to be a designer when I was younger, but I tell a story about my start in building houses out of bales and how I was inspired by an instructor to study indigenous ways of life and the natural cycles of Mother Earth to design in holistic and eco-friendly ways. If you are looking for a great book you should check out the Nature Fix by Florence Williams. It is full explanations about why nature makes us happier, healthier, and more creative. I found it inspiring and because I like to get a little nerdy sometimes, I loved the information about scientific studies on nature that Florence writes about in this book. Have you heard of the Japanese healing therapy called Forest Bathing? You’ll definitely want to hear about that.
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In this episode:
- It’s Earth Day
- Gaia – The Goddess of the Earth. Also, mother of Rhea. 🙂
- 8 tips to celebrate Earth Day – every day
- How I got my early start building houses out of alfalfa bales
- What really inspires me about holistic design
- Studying indigenous ways and using nature in architecture and design
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