A quirky and complicated discussion of biophilia – what it is, why it is, and how it matters. Set aside an hour to just go with the flow as Robert Lamb and John McCormick roam the savannas of biophilic theory. Very enjoyable.
LISTEN TO THE PODCAST ‘Find Your Tech-Nature Balance’
In May this year, Lisette Sutherland asked to interview me for her website Collaboration Superpowers. Lisette and her colleagues run workshops and offer advice on how to be location independent; how to feel comfortable working from anywhere and, importantly, how to build camaraderie on your remote team. Their podcasts tell the stories of remote teams and how they work together online.
The people who listen and contribute to this great series of podcasts work in all kinds of situations – home alone, moving around nomadically in different places and countries, or in collaborative workplaces. What they all have in common is the flexibility to design and create their own workspace and lifestyle, and that is where technobiophilia comes in.
When you work online for many hours a day, it’s easy to get stuck sitting indoors at a desk, but it doesn’t have to be like that. In this podcast, Lisette and I discuss ways to bring your digital life closer to nature, and talk about the practical tips in my new Kindle book ‘Nature and Wellbeing in the Digital Age’ (which now, by the way, has a new and rather lovely cover photo. I took it myself on a beach in Dorset, close to my home.)
I hope you enjoy our conversation!
Interesting and wide-ranging podcast conversation on San Francisco’s Public Radio Station KALW about the benefits of nature on our mental health. Listen here.
Research shows that spending time in nature enhances our mental and physical wellbeing, but only about 10 percent of teens and 5 percent of adults spend time outdoors. What’s being done to get more people outside? How often do you spend time in nature and what are the benefits? Join the conversation, on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.
Thanks to Eugene Miya for telling me about this podcast.