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Connecting to Nature: Indigenous Wisdom Meets Neurobiology; Darcia Narvaez & Four Arrows

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Connecting to Nature: Indigenous Wisdom Meets Neurobiology; Darcia Narvaez & Four Arrows

My guests for this show are Darcia Narvaez and Four Arrows


Darcia Narvaez, is Emerita professor of psychology at Notre Dame University, winner of the Expanded Reason Award and She's the author of Neurobiology and the Development of Human Morality: Evolution, Culture and Wisdom, which won the William James Book awards, for best psychology book of the year in 2014.

Some of her other books include Indigenous Sustainable Wisdom: Integrating First Nation Knowhow for Global Flourishing, Ancestral Landscapes in Human Evolution; Culture, Childrearing and Social Wellbeing

And numerous books on morality and being human.

Her websites include https://darcianarvaez.com/ and evolvednest.org

Four Arrows, aka Don Trent Jacobs, Ph.D., Ed.D., is former Director of Education at Oglala Lakota College and currently a professor at Fielding Graduate University. He is the author of 22 books that have received praise from such authors as Vandanna Shiva, Noam Chomsky, Thom Hartmann, Jon Pilger, Vine Deloria, Jr. Greg Cajete and many others. His book, T eaching Truly: A Curriculum to Indigenize Mainstream Education, was selected by the Chicago Wisdom Project as one of the top progressive education books along with Paulo Freire, Neil Postman and John Dewey's books. His website is https://www.fourarrowsbooks.com

For this show we talk about connection to nature, with the show being inspired by Darcia Narvaez's study, Indigenous Nature Connection: A 3-Week Intervention Increased Ecological Attachment. The study looked at whether specific interventions could get people to become more ecologically conscious and ecologically empathetic or more aware of conservation behaviors.

One way to connect with nature is to participate in the ecoattachment dance.

Watch the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o43Q-z6aGzo

Sign up for the eco attachment dance on Instagram here


Darcia talks about the evolved nest, the way humans were raised for 99% of their existence. Part of that health way of being raised as a human is the development of a healthy attachment and connection to nature.

Nature is a part of an extended ecological family. In the evolved nest and in indigenous cultures there are stories that help children learn to think of nature as a teacher and a partner.

Indigenous education is about self transformation and about becoming human.

Generosity is the highest expression of courage

Once they commit to action, they go from needing courage to fearlessnessthe spiritual idea of trusting the universe

Four Arrows tells a story from a vision quest.

Darcia: Your virtue is defined by what you pay attention to. Attention merchants are robbing us of our personhood.

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Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect, connector and visionary. His work and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffingtonPost, Success, Discover and other media.

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He is the author of The Bottom-up Revolution; Mastering the Emerging World of Connectivity

He's given talks and workshops to Fortune 500 execs and national medical and psychological organizations, and pioneered first-of-their-kind conferences in Positive Psychology, Brain Science and Story. He hosts some of the world's smartest, most interesting and powerful people on his Bottom Up Radio Show, and founded and publishes one of the top Google- ranked progressive news and opinion sites, OpEdNews.com

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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind. Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big) to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, (more...)

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