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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March 21, 2023

The Simple Power of Being Outside with Merrell’s Lindsey Lindemulder

Whether we like to admit it or not, the outdoor industry can sometimes feel like an exclusive club. If you didn’t grow up camping, hiking, canoeing, or mountain biking, all of the gear, specialized clothing, and different typ...

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March 7, 2023

Thin Places, Sacred Architecture, and Biophilic Patterns with Dr. Phi…

Have you ever felt that you were on the precipice of a sacred experience? Or visited a place that left you with a profound sense of awe or serenity? If so, you’ve had a thin place experience. On today’s episode …

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Feb. 21, 2023

Olmsted, Awe, and America’s Public Lands with Author Jeffrey H. Ryan

Have you ever hiked a portion of the Appalachian Trail? Taken a family vacation to the Grand Canyon or Yellowstone? Or strolled through Central Park for some respite from the Manhattan hustle? If so, you can thank a handful o...

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Feb. 7, 2023

Nature and Renewal with Mindfulness Expert Nina Smiley

Adherents of biophilia know that humans have an innate connection to nature and living things. But in a fast-paced and technology-driven world, how do we cultivate - or even discover - that connection in the first place? Tod...

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Jan. 24, 2023

The Case for Climate Optimism with Anne Therese Gennari

An optimistic outlook on life tends to make people happier, more successful, and even healthier - but how do we apply optimism to a situation that oftentimes feels as serious and dire as the climate crisis? Enter today’s gues...

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Jan. 10, 2023

Introducing Season 3 of Biophilic Solutions

Season 3 of Biophilic Solutions premieres on January 24th! This season, we'll explore some new topics like climate optimism, national parks, and eco tourism. We'll also take a deeper dive into some familiar territory like thi...

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Dec. 13, 2022

Amplifying Your Impact with The Carbon Almanac’s Paige NeJame

This week, we’re talking all about how to amplify your impact with Carbon Almanac contributing writer Paige NeJame. Have you ever wondered whether your efforts to recycle, compost, and eat a plant-based diet make a real diffe...

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Nov. 29, 2022

Biophilic Books for the Holidays

We firmly believe that this time of year should be all about slowing down, enjoying quality time with friends and family, and of course enjoying some time outdoors (weather permitting). So, as the holiday season approaches, w...

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Nov. 15, 2022

Building With Nature & Scaling Biophilic Ideas with Mary Davidge

Mary Davidge has spent her career at the forefront of biophilic design. Between 2014 and 2021, Mary served as Google’s Director of Global Design, where she worked closely with biophilic leaders like Bill Browning and Judi Hee...

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Nov. 1, 2022

The Campaign for Nature: Safeguarding Biodiversity with Brian O’Donne…

The world is losing its biodiversity at a rapid rate, due in large part to habitat loss caused by climate change. These dual threats pose serious risks to human health and wellbeing, particularly if global leaders fail to tak...

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Oct. 18, 2022

Plant Based Snacks For A Healthy Planet with Eat the Change Co-founde…

One of our most effective tools for improving planetary health is the food we choose to eat. In environmental terms, a vegetarian diet is great and a vegan diet is even better. However, imagining that the bulk of the populati...

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Oct. 4, 2022

Saving The World’s Quiet Places with Matt Mikkelsen

Natural places, untouched by man made noise pollution, are practically nonexistent in the modern world. Unfortunately, the lack of quiet in today’s world doesn’t bode well for our health; noise pollution is tied to an array o...

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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.