A podcast about the human connection to nature.

A podcast about the human connection to nature.

Every other week, hosts Monica Olsen and Jennifer Walsh sit down with thought-leaders and experts across a wide range of industries to discuss the impact that nature has on our wellbeing, why we need nature in order to thrive, and what steps we can all take to live in harmony with the natural world. Faced with challenges like climate change and an ongoing pandemic, reconnecting with nature has never been more imperative. We hope you’ll join us on our biophilic journey. Follow and listen today, because nature has the answers!

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Recent Episodes

Sept. 20, 2022

Restorative Spaces Inspired by Nature with Oliver Heath

Picture this: you’re at the office and you’re having a terrible day. We’ve all been there at one time or another. So … where do y…

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Sept. 6, 2022

Shifting to a Green Economy with Dr. Edward B. Barbier

This week we’re diving into environmental economics, specifically how global economies can start valuing nature and shift to a mo…

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Aug. 23, 2022

Native Plants, Wildness, and Landscape Architecture with Dr. Alfred V…

Is it important to know the cultural context of a place? How do landscape architects help connect us to nature? This week we’re t…

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Aug. 9, 2022

Why We Need to Rethink Housing with ‘Brave New Home’ Author Diana Lind

This week, we’re exploring the rise of the single-family home and its many pitfalls, including the isolation brought on by large …

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July 26, 2022

Silence, Awe, and Being Present with 'Golden' Authors Leigh Marz & Ju…

What is the deepest silence you’ve ever known? That’s the key question posed by Leigh Marz and Justin Zorn in their new book, Gol…

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July 12, 2022

The Highway of the Future with The Ray’s Allie Kelly

This week on Biophilic Solutions, we’re talking all things highway transportation. Transportation infrastructure is one of the mo…

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June 21, 2022

The Ultimate Biophilic Summer Reading List

This week, Monica and Jennifer are sharing their top picks for the ultimate biophilic summer reading list! Whether you’re just st…

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June 7, 2022

Anger vs. Optimism and the Way Forward: BONUS with David Orr

What does it mean to be an engaged citizen or an effective activist? How can we shift from anger to hope and then create meaningf…

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May 24, 2022

How Biophilia Makes Our Democracy Stronger with David Orr

This week, we’re diving deep into the intersection of democracy and the environmental movement, why it’s imperative that all lawm…

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May 10, 2022

Form Follows Feeling: Serenity, Human Emotion, and Design with Suchi …

How do we connect human emotion to the built environment? Is it possible to design spaces that produce serenity and wellbeing? Ca…

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April 26, 2022

Your Brain on Nature: Neuroaesthetics and Biophilia with Dr. Anjan Ch…

This week we’re exploring the neuroscience behind our relationship to beauty. Are we culturally conditioned to prefer certain lan…

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April 12, 2022

Biophilic Patterns, Awe, and a New Industrial Revolution with Interfa…

What if we told you that a global commercial flooring company has achieved carbon neutrality and is well on their way to net nega…

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About the Hosts

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Jennifer Walsh

Jennifer Walsh created Beauty Bar, the very first omni-channel beauty brand, changing the way people shopped for beauty products. It allowed shoppers to see and try out independent beauty products in person, on her website and weekly TV show. Her retail concept became the first in America to incorporate biophilic design, an experiential connection between nature and the beauty space.

Now, Jennifer is on a mission to get more people outdoors, to understand the power of connecting to nature and the impact and importance of green spaces in our offices, homes, hospitals, schools and cities. She is bridging the research gap between brain health and nature

Jennifer lives in New York City, gets outside everyday to walk no matter the weather, and her first book published with Prevention, Walk Your Way Calm, is out now.

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Monica Olsen

Monica is the CMO of Serenbe, the leading biophilic wellness community, overseeing all development, hospitality, and real estate brands including content creation, partnerships, and brand licensing. She also executive-produces and hosts Serenbe Stories and the Biophilic Solutions podcasts.

Past work and clients include Sony Pictures, Sprint, Gap Inc. and Old Navy, start-up Tellme Networks (acquired by Microsoft), Interface FLOR, Seventh Generation, Johnston & Murphy, USA Today, and The Atlantic Monthly among others.

Monica sits on the board of directors for Georgia Organics and The Biophilic Institute with past board seats on AIR Serenbe, artist residency program, Communications Chair of The Serenbe Institute, and co-founded and served as Vice Chair, Chattahoochee Hills Charter School, an innovative nature-based public school. She lives in Serenbe with her husband and two teenage boys.