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1KHO 196: The Easier Things Have Gotten, The Unhappier We've Become | Jill Winger, Old-Fashioned on Purpose
Welcome to an enriching episode of the "1000 Hours Outside" podcast with your host, Ginny Yurich, featuring the insightful Jill Winger. In this compelling conversation, Jill and Ginny discuss pivotal topics that challenge societal norms and advocate for embracing discomfort in our lives. They begin by exploring the power of imperfect action and challenging conventional beliefs, emphasizing the importance of letting our true selves shine through. The duo delves into the modern paradox, highlighting society's relentless pursuit of ease and comfort, juxtaposed with declining levels of happiness. They underscore how meaningful challenges are vital for our well-being and how removing them can leave us feeling adrift. The conversation takes a turn towards resilience and growth, discussing the necessity of failure on the path to success and the transformative power of embracing discomfort. Jill passionately advocates for time-honored skills, showcasing their relevance in a rapidly changing world and how they anchor us to our humanity. Transitioning to the realm of homemaking, they delve into the undervaluing of cooking at home and its potential to foster connection and empowerment. Jill offers practical advice on starting to cook from scratch and highlights the liberating narrative that can reshape our relationship with this essential skill. Wrapping up, they touch upon the vital connection between humans and nature, advocating for spending time outdoors and finding creativity and peace in natural surroundings. The episode concludes with a thought-provoking exploration of childhood, education, and the importance of preserving the essence of free play in our children's lives. Join Ginny Yurich and Jill Winger in this thought-provoking episode, as they challenge the norms, celebrate resilience, and beckon us to embrace the discomfort that leads to a richer, more meaningful life. Learn more about Jill here >> https://www.theprairiehomestead.com/ Purchase your copy of Old-Fashioned on Purpose here >> https://amzn.to/3rsTqJi Purchase your copy of Jill's highly-ranked cookbook here >> https://amzn.to/3PR13Cy
1KHO 195: Babies Aren't the Parasites We've Been Told | Dr. Morgan Cutlip, Love Your Kids Without Losing Yourself
In this episode, Ginny welcomes the insightful Dr. Morgan Cutlip, author of "Love Your Kids Without Losing Yourself," as they explore the various facets of the motherhood journey. From the initial expectations of crushing it in motherhood to grappling with the loss of freedom and overwhelming responsibilities, Morgan shares personal experiences and valuable insights. She discusses the importance of understanding unmet needs through our complaints, emphasizing the challenge of balancing personal growth with the demands of motherhood. Discover the concept of "shefault instead of default" and delve into the mental load that mothers often bear. The conversation navigates through topics like replenishing willpower, the mutual benefits of motherhood, and the symbiotic relationship between a mother and her children, likened to bees and flowers working together. Morgan sheds light on the relationship attachment model, empowering listeners to understand themselves deeply and meet their needs effectively. They discuss the significance of communicating needs to be loved well and unravel the art of closing stress loops through nature, humor, movement, and self-mothering practices. Tune in to learn how to thrive in motherhood, embrace the beauty of self-discovery, and create a harmonious balance between parenting and personal growth. To explore more insights, visit drmorgancutlip.com and mylovethinks.com. Stay tuned for a captivating journey towards empowered motherhood and a fulfilling life. ** This episode is brought to you by Active Skin Repair. Don't forget to take advantage of a 20% discount on your Active Skin Repair order using code "1000hours" at checkout
1KHO 194: Adults Can't Really Imagine How Bad Kids Feel | Sean Killingsworth, The Reconnect Movement
Sean Killingsworth, founder of the Reconnect Movement joins us as we confront one of the most urgent issues of our time - the impact of screens and smartphones on our children's lives. In this compelling discussion, Sean sheds light on how screens have dramatically altered childhood experiences, leaving a generation trapped in an addictive cycle of entertainment and artificial social interactions. They delve into personal anecdotes, highlighting the profound consequences of excessive screen use and the erosion of genuine social connections. Sean calls for a crucial shift in parenting and education, advocating for a return to genuine, in-person interactions and the creation of phone-free mini-communities. He emphasizes the necessity of protecting childhood and fostering authentic connections, challenging us to be bold leaders in our communities and prioritize our children's well-being. Join us in this critical conversation as we strive to give our children the childhood they deserve - one free from the clutches of a screen-dominated society. It's time to reclaim childhood and preserve the essence of true socializing for the well-being of future generations. Learn more about Sean here >> https://thereconnectmovement.com/ Watch Sean's 10-minute presentation about the social wasteland here >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KExaW1RbSYA
1KHO 193: Modern Day Parents are Peer Pressured Into Denying Their Baby’s Needs | Tracy Gillett, Raised Good
Tracy Gillett, founder of Raised Good is here!!! Join us as shares her personal journey through motherhood, from fertility struggles to the profound realization that the joy of motherhood can be restored when we follow our instincts and trust our babies' needs. Tracy's story unfolds as she delves into the world of natural parenting, exploring topics such as bedsharing, cosleeping, elimination communication, and unschooling. Discover the transformative power of co-sleeping and bedsharing as Tracy challenges the modern-day pressure on parents to deny their babies' innate desires for closeness and comfort. Learn how sleep deprivation can lead us to question our parenting choices and vulnerability to external opinions. Tracy also discusses the primal instinct to keep our babies close, revealing that breastfeeding moms often get more sleep when they bedshare. Explore the concept of attachment and how it unfolds in the first six years of life, beginning with proximity, aligning with what our bodies and instincts expect.Intriguingly, Tracy emphasizes how most of the world practices co-sleeping, allowing parents to surrender to their innate parenting design. Challenge the "Cry It Out" method and consider the profound message behind a baby's cry - a plea for connection. Listen in as Tracy touches on topics such as breastfeeding to sleep, the role of melatonin in nighttime breastmilk, and the importance of aligning with nature in our parenting journey. Dive into the world of extended breastfeeding and explore the idea that infancy extends beyond the first year of life. As Tracy delves into the challenges mothers face, she highlights the need for community support and discusses the importance of nursing in public. Uncover the courage it takes to embrace natural parenting practices and how it can make life more intriguing. Join Tracy Gillett as she encourages us to accept the present moment and make a real difference in the world of parenting. Tune in to this inspiring conversation that challenges conventional wisdom and celebrates the beauty of embracing our natural instincts as parents. Don't miss out on an exciting summit featuring 25 speakers discussing natural parenting. Register here >> https://ginny1--raisedgood.thrivecart.com/rgs-2023-dv1/
1KHO 192: You Only Get So Much Time to Live | Levi Lusko, Marvel at the Moon
In this episode we delve into the insights of bestselling author Levi Lusko as we explore four transformative books: "Roar Like a Lion," "Through the Eyes of a Lion," "I Declare War," and his latest masterpiece, "Marvel at the Moon." During the pandemic, Levi Lusko found solace in the grandeur of space, emphasizing how nature can ground us and help us navigate life's challenges. Levi reminds us of the wisdom in Psalm 8, urging us to look up at the stars and find inspiration in the vast universe around us, reconnecting us with nature and faith. He reminds us that our problems are fleeting. Levi shares his belief that struggles are an integral part of the human experience, shaping us into the people we are meant to become. He offers valuable tools for reframing our thinking and breaking free from negativity. Discover the power of awe and how it can elevate our spirits while also learning about the dangers of excessive screen time. Levi's wisdom extends to parenting teenagers. He also highlights the cost of rudenes and he emphasizes the importance of private disciplines in achieving public victories and navigating criticism with grace. Join us on this thought-provoking journey through Levi's life and insights, including his Montana bucket list item and his recommendation of "Undaunted Courage" as one of the best books ever written. This episode is a masterclass in embracing life fully, gaining perspective from the cosmos, and choosing positivity in adversity. Tune in and let Levi Lusko inspire you to make the most of every moment on your journey. Get Levi's newest book Marvel at the Moon here >> https://amzn.to/44Yo5vO Get your copy of Roar Like a Lion here >> https://amzn.to/3RlbMX5 Get your copy of Through the Eyes of a Lion here >> https://amzn.to/3sTiRnL Get your copy of I Declare War here >> https://amzn.to/3RkFmfb ** Learn more about Levi Lusko here >> https://www.levilusko.com/ ** Download your copy of the Rich Habits Test for Parents here >> https://www.1000hoursoutside.com/blog/rich-habits-test-for-parents
Childhood is finite at just shy of 9.5 million minutes. We only get one shot at it. One of the biggest decisions we make is how we will use that time. Research has confirmed time and time again that what children are naturally and unabashedly drawn to, unrestricted outside play, contributes extensively to every area of childhood development. The importance here cannot be understated.
Every year we aim to match nature time with the average amount of American kid screen time (which is currently 1200 hours per year). Have a goal. Track your time outside. Take back childhood. Inspire others.