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Holistic Nature of Us

90 EpisodesProduced by Judith DreyerWebsite

My intent is to take us, you and I, into a better understanding of the concepts behind our holistic nature and how that ties directly to the holistic nature of the world around us. How can we connect the dots in practical ways that we are nature and nature is in us?Sharing a Passion for Sustainable,… read more

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Holistic Nature of us: Meet Sara Daves, Conflict Resolution Facilitator

September 1st, 2020


Description: Sara Daves shares a heartwrenching yet incredible story that demonstrates how unexpected life events shape us. Together we talk about how we can learn, grow, thrive, and become more through seemingly …

Holistic Nature of Us: A Summary: Organizations that Contributed to Listener Enrichment

August 25th, 2020


I am excited to share with you a summary of the many organizations reflected in many of these podcast interviews. Dedicated folks, a part of …

Holistic Nature of Us: To Read is to Explore, Evolve, Embrace and Emerge: Part 2

August 18th, 2020


My guests for this podcast series come from many locations and offer so many resources. I hope you enjoyed Part 1 which summarized 10 books mostly in …

Holistic Nature of Us: To Read is to Explore, Evolve, Embrace and Emerge: Part 1

August 11th, 2020


Reading opens doors not only to our imagination but prods our inner worlds. We travel to unfamiliar landscapes. We explore new ideas, creative …

Holistic Nature of Us: meet Ayana Young

July 6th, 2020


Ayana Young is deeply concerned about environmental issues, including social justice, ecology, and land-based restoration. She has been the force …

Podcast: Holistic Nature of Us: Meet Ajamu Ayinde

June 2nd, 2020


I invited Ajamu Ayinde back to chat with him about what he is seeing in his clients at this time and what tips he can offer us. Mental health, and mental stamina are needed as we all support and help each other today. …

Podcast: Holistic Nature of us: Meet Nate Liebenberg

May 26th, 2020


My guest this week, Nate Liebenberg, co-founder of, is passionate about bringing awareness to the problem we have created with …

Podcast: Meet Ayana Young, Activist, Radio and Podcast Host

May 19th, 2020


Ayana Young is deeply concerned about environmental issues including social justice, ecology, and land-based restoration. She has been the force …

Podcast: Holistic Nature of Us: Meet Bettylou Sandy

May 12th, 2020


What food sources can you place in the landscape? Observation is the key to the best results. Bettylou gives us many practical tips for adding …

Podcast: Holistic Nature of Us: Meet Dr. Stephanie Seneff, Ph.D.

May 5th, 2020


Dr. Seneff has devoted over 12 years to understand what has been skyrocketing autism rates in the US and around the world. When COVID-19 pandemic began she considered whether glyphosate (the active ingredient in …

Podcast: Holistic Nature of Us: Meet Michael Judd

April 28th, 2020


Michael Judd is the author of Edible Landscaping with a Permaculture Twist: How to have a yard and eat it too? Join us for an engaging and practical …

Podcast: Holistic Nature of Us: Meet Dr. Jean Shinoda Bolen

April 14th, 2020


Dr. Jean Shinoda Bolen world-renown author, speaker. Dr. Bolen, a psychiatrist, a Jungian analyst known for her contributions to our understanding of …

Podcast: Holistic Nature of Us: Meet Rev. Brother Mark D'Alessio

April 7th, 2020


Brother Mark's message is timely. Through the stories of St Francis of Assisi and St Clare, he engages us in a timeless message that our world is …

Podcast: Holistic Nature of Us: Gail Reynolds Returns

March 31st, 2020


Gail Reynolds, coordinator for the University of Connecticut's Composting Program, returns to share her tips and insights on what creates good …

Podcast: Holistic Nature of Us: Meet Ed Cleveland

March 24th, 2020


Join us for an engaging discussion through the science and art of sound as a healing modality.

Podcast: Holistic Nature of Us: Meet Lana Nelson

March 17th, 2020


Join us for an engaging discussion. Lana shares her story, how the subconscious mind works and why using our intuitive capabilities to choose our foods works. Happy eating.

Podcast: Holistic Nature of Us: Meet Gail Reynolds, Plant Scientist

March 10th, 2020


Join us for a fascinating journey into bogs where Gail highlights some plants useful in the wet areas on your property. At the very least, Gail opens …

Podcast: Holisistic Nature of Us: Meet Doug Tallamy

March 3rd, 2020


No one likes the doom and gloom yet we are facing some very serious ecological issues. Nature has solutions and if we pay attention today, improve …

Podcast: Holistic Nature of Us: Meet Agneta Borstein

February 25th, 2020


Agneta Borstein, a professional astrologer, talks about astrology as a science and a language. What do the planets and signs say to us this year?  …

Podcast: Holistic Nature of Us: Meet Susan Hoffman-Fishman

August 6th, 2019


Susan Hoffman-Fishman, artist and writer was deeply moved by the Fukushima, Japan nuclear accident. She and art partner Elena Kalman have partnered up to create hands-on art dedicated to raising awareness about our …

Podcast: Holistic Nature of Us: Meet Andre-Phillipe Drapeau-Picard

July 30th, 2019


So many of us are concerned about the declining monarch populations. Montreal Canada Insectarium has a 3-year program, Mission Monarch, part of an …

Podcast: Holistic Nature of Us: Meet Sara Banta

June 25th, 2019


Technology surrounds us. We place our phones near our computers while we watch big screen TVs. My guest this week, Sara Banta, returns with more …

Podcast: Holistic Nature of Us: Meet Jeff Eleveld

June 18th, 2019


Can plants help us with our physical therapy? Do plants clean air, add moisture, and lift the mood? Meet Jeff, the plant guy, who offers therapeutic …

Podcast: Holistic Nature of Us: Meet Woodrow Nelson

June 11th, 2019


Planting trees is one of the main focuses for the Arbor Day Foundation. Today's guest, Woodrow Nelson, tree lover, and planter, talks about the Arbor Day Foundation's initiative to plant 100,000,000 trees by 2020.

Podcast: Holistic Nature of Us: Meet Sara Banta

June 4th, 2019


Sara Banta relates her story of family illnesses and her journey to bring foundational health back to her family. Through nutrition studies, understanding complementary medicine she helped each one find health.

Podcast: Holistic Nature of Us: Meet Tonya Pasternak, ND

May 28th, 2019


Dr. Pasternak talks about spring allergens, our body's response and how naturopathic/integrative medicine work together to achieve an approach that supports our body's natural intelligence.

Podcast: Holistic Nature of Us, Meet Kathleen Gage

May 21st, 2019


Plant-based eating that minimizes processed foods, meats and increases organic, purchases for fruits, veggies, legumes, and grains make a difference. Join us for an enlightening discussion where Kathleen shares her …

Podcast: Holistic Nature of Us: Meet Christopher Salem

May 14th, 2019


Join Chris Salem and me for an engaging and inspiring discussion on how looking at our limiting beliefs, how getting to the root cause of our …

Podcast: Holistic Nature of Us: Meet Massiel Abramsom

May 10th, 2019


She describes how urban families often struggle with the care of young infants and children. Housing insecure, food insecure, and job insecure …

Podcast: Holistic Nature of Us: Dr. Gordon Pedersen

April 30th, 2019


Energy Medicine is another spoke on the wheel of health and healing. Several modalities like color and sound are medicines of the near future. Dr. …

Podcast: Holistic Nature of Us: Meet Grandmother Nancy Andry

April 23rd, 2019


This Algonquin Water Song expresses loving gratitude for the water and raises the consciousness and connection of women with Mother Nature’s greatest gift. The song is easy to learn, and our hope is that millions of …

Podcast: Holistic Nature of Us: Meet Vicki Wojcik, Pollinators

April 16th, 2019


"Build it and they will come!" Vicki reminds us that every garden plot contributes to their needs. So can you add more? I hope so. 

Check out …

An Interview on Sustainable Success Show with Christopher Salem

April 9th, 2019


Judith Dreyer is interviewed on the Sustainable Success, Influencers Show on Voice America internet Radio. Her host, Christopher Salem, leads her into an engaging discussion, how can we embrace a more sustainable model …

Podcast: Holistic Nature of Us: Meet Mark Shepard, Forest Restoration

April 2nd, 2019


Mark Shepard returns and goes into more detail about succession only this time he addresses our forest ecosystem makeup. He defines forests as a …

Podcast: Holistic Nature of Us: Kimberly Kresevic Returns

March 26th, 2019


Soil science on this level is relatively new, yet so vital to agriculture Microbes offer so much to soil integrity and microbes offer so much in our …

Podcast: Holistic Nature of Us: Meet Kelly Rafferty

March 19th, 2019


Kelly and her group of volunteers polled, presented and accomplished the task of taking plastic bags out of dining services. She and her team offered …

Podcast: Holistic Nature of Us: Meet Kyleigh Hillerud

March 12th, 2019


PIRG,a student advocacy group, non-partisan, non-profit, one where students can join, make a difference in a variety of ways. Kyleigh as Coordinator and her team are celebrating a huge success on campus, taking …

Podcast: Holistic Nature of Us: Meet Dan Blanchard, Author, Teacher, Coach

March 5th, 2019


Can we use the holistic model to grow better men? Yes, we can, with diligent effort, consistent parenting and more. My guest this week, Dan …

Podcast: Holistic Nature of Us: Meet Craig Floyd

February 26th, 2019


Did you ever wonder what a single tomato's plant potential is? Tune in for specific growing tips and how to's for superb healthy tomato plants with high yield. In today's podcast, we talk about tomatoes, those red …

Podcast: Holistic Nature of Us: Meet Gunther Hauk

February 19th, 2019


Featured in the documentary, Queen of the Sun, he shares his wisdom, expertise and deep caring for the natural world. I am honored to have him here today and I hope you will be as inspired as I am by his wise counsel.

Podcast: Holistic Nature of Us: Meet Kimberly Kresevic

February 12th, 2019


Soils need to be abundantly healthy with a strong biome in order to give us nutrient dense health sustaining food. Sustainability, regeneration are the operative words for soil health and long term maintenance in …

Podcast: Holistic Nature of Us: Meet Katherine Hauswirth, Author

February 5th, 2019


Nature is full of surprises. Walking slowly, with more mindfulness and focus on one aspect in the stillness can bring many surprises. Join us for an …

Podcast: Holistic Nature of Us: Meet Owen Taylor, Seed Keeper

January 29th, 2019


Owen Taylor is a long time community gardener, seed saver and food justice activist whose passion for seed keeping led him to found Truelove Seed Company in 2017.

Podcast: Holistic Nature of Us: Meet Craig Floyd, Coogan Farm Manger

January 22nd, 2019


Do you garden? If so, have you ever wondered what the potential of a single nonhybrid tomato plant could be? My guest this week, Craig Floyd, manages …

Podcast: Holistic Nature of Us: Meet Mark Shepard, Founder RAD

January 15th, 2019


Meet Mark Shepard who founded Restoration Agriculture Development, RAD, in order to save viable ecosystems while growing nutrient-rich food. Folks …

Podcast: Holistic Nature of Us: Meet Joan Palmer

January 8th, 2019


TIOSN,  offers a one-year certification program in Sustainable Health and Nutrition. Joam Palmer, the founder of TIOSN, shares how she is attempting to connect the dots between our health, the health of the planet. …

Podcast: Holistic Nature Of Us: Agenta Borstein, Professional Astrologer

January 1st, 2019


Agneta Borstein returns to Holistic Nature of Us, with her opinions and expertise about the energy, the feeling for 2019. And as a great treat and …

Podcast: Holistic nature of Us: Caig Standing Bear, Storyteller

December 21st, 2018


Winter solstice is upon us. Our seasonal wheel turns once again into a new season marked by the path of the sun and the moon. It is said that …

Podcast: Holistic Nature of Us: Meet Lisa Barrett

December 18th, 2018


Color has a physiological response 24/7 in our bodies. We are activated by color and we can be calmed by color. Join Lisa and I as we explore how …

Podcast: Holistic Nature of Us: Meet Deb Sodergren

December 11th, 2018


Deb Sodergren, Energy Body Vibration Expert/ International Speaker, Author reminds us: mindfulness, including nature walks, getting out into the …

Podcast: Holistic Nature of Us: Meet Janet Verney

December 4th, 2018


Janet Verney reminds us that the holidays are about family, friends, counting our blessings and immersing ourselves in the feelings of gratitude we …

Podcast: Holistic Nature of Us: Meet Janet Pagan

November 27th, 2018


Janet's background is in the Ayurvedic system for nutrition and health coaching. She reviews dosha types and how to plan for the seasons and the …

Holistic Nature of Us: Rachel Sayet, Mohegan Tribal Member

November 20th, 2018


The oral tradition valued, revered, and served a great purpose during the 1600's time period. Thanksgiving, as told by the native peoples from NE …

Podcast: Holistic Nature of Us: Meet Dr. Lisa Burkman

November 13th, 2018


Dr. Lisa Burkman, comes to us from the field of Naturopathy, a licensed physician discipline valid in several states in the USA. She gives her perspective and expertise on strengthening the immune system especially …

Podcast: Holistic Nature of Us: Meet Dr. Scott Gerson

November 6th, 2018


As a holistic model, western medicine has much to learn from Ayurveda in the treatment of dis-eases. Dr. Gerson gives us several practical tips and …

Podcast: Holistic Nature of Us: Meet Nigel Palmer

October 23rd, 2018


Nigel Palmer is a soil consultant and teaches sustainable and regenerative soil practices with the Institute of Sustainable Nutrition, TIOSN, here in …

Podcast: Holistic Nature of us: Meet Janet Pagan, Ayurvedic Nutrition

October 9th, 2018


Ayurveda is the "science of Life". My guest this week, Rev. Janet Pagan is an Ayurvedic nutritionist, certified health coach, Reiki counselor. She discusses dosha types and gives practical advice.

Podcast Series: Holistic Nature of Us, Meet Lois Grasso

October 2nd, 2018


Yogis teach us to be grateful for our breath of life. Without our breath, we do not exist. My guest this week, Lois Grasso, explains how we tend to …

Podcast: Holistic Nature of Us: Meet Gunther Hauk, Biodynamic Farming

September 25th, 2018


Meet Gunther Hauk, retired Waldorf school teacher and founder of Spikenard Farm, a Honeybee Sanctuary located in Floyd VA. He teaches many classes …

Podcast Series: Holistic Nature of Us: Meet Ajamu Ayinde

September 18th, 2018


With a long and rich history of application and science-backed research, hypnosis has a place in complementary and alternative medicine as well as within the western medical model. Meet Ajamu Ayinde who explains the use …

Podcast: Holistic Nature of Us: Meet Eaglemoon Raes

September 11th, 2018


Complex and even mysterious we have not unlocked the mysteries contained within our own bodies. Tai chi experts suggest we give thanks to each community in our body for the incredible integration that occurs.

We discuss …

Podcast: Holistic Nnature of Us: Meet Jane Seymour, Wildlife biologist

September 4th, 2018


What's happening to our birds and bees? Essential to the health of our ecosystems, many suffer the loss of habitat, food, and shelter. What do they need and how can we help? Jane's expertise and tips are practical and …

Podcast: Holistic Nature of Us: Meet Deb Sodergren

August 28th, 2018


She brings a deep understanding of the human energy field and the body, mind, spirit connection, offering Reiki, meditation, chakra balancing, vibrational medicine and more. Join us for a lively discussion and Just Be. …

Podcast: Holistic Nature of Us: Meet Katrina ' Kat', VanDeusen

August 21st, 2018


What is phytoremediation? It's plant-based solutions to healing toxic spills on our land and water. katrina, 'kat' VanDeusen, explains how our plants …

Podcast: Holistic Nature of Us: Erika Harrison, Biomimicry Institute

August 14th, 2018


The Biomimicry Institue is a non-profit organization that seeks to empower people to create nature-inspired solutions for a healthy planet.
Erika …

Podcast: Holistic Nature of Us: Meet Janet Verney,

July 31st, 2018


Janet Verney shares her journey of seeking a diagnosis for a serious but unsolved lung ailment, undergoing multiple and complicated testing to …

Podcast: Holistic Nature of Us: Meet Carole Cheah, Entymologist

July 24th, 2018


Carole Cheah, shares her extensive body of research concerning the Eastern Hemlock Tree and a pest that has greatly impacted these trees, wooly …

Podcast : Holistic Nature of Us: Rachel Sayet, Mohegan Sun

July 17th, 2018


Rachel Sayet, walks her talk as she travels around our country teaching and sharing Native American traditional cooking and culture. She is a member …

Podcast: Holistic Nature of Us: Meet Anne Symens-Bucher, Canticle Farm

July 10th, 2018


Canticle Farm is a community begun one step at a time in an urban neighborhood in East Oakland, CA experimenting at the intersection of faith-based, …

Podcast: Holistic Nature of Us with Pam Montgomery, O.N.E.

June 26th, 2018


Meet Pam Montgomery, author, teacher, and practitioner working with plants and investigates plants/trees and their intelligent, spiritual nature for more than three decades. She is a founding member of United Plant …

Podcast: Holistic Nature of Us: Ellen Meyer: To Help or Harm?,

June 19th, 2018


Ellen Moyer, TED talk presenter, author, discusses the socio-economic implications of sustainability or not.

Podcast: Holistic Nature of Us: Agneta Borstein, Astrologer

June 12th, 2018


Astrology is embedded in the human experience. The science is ancient based on mathematics and the movement of the heavens. Today's guest, Agneta …

Podcast: Holistic Nature of Us: Talking to the Stars: Agneta Borstein

June 12th, 2018


Wet approaches holism from a different perspective, namely astrology. Astrology is embedded in our human experience. If we follow Astrology's history …

Podcast: Holistic Nature of Us: Meet Dr. Leesa Sklover

June 5th, 2018


Sound moves us. We are enchanted by the sounds of whales and dolphins as we roam the deep blue seas. Dr. Sklover's recording: Ode to the Arctic …

Podcast: Holistic Nature of Us: Brian Stafford, MD

May 29th, 2018


What is eco-psyche-artistry? Meet Brian Stafford, founder of Wilderness is Medicine in Ojai, California. Brian guides healthcare professionals through nature-based resiliency and visionary leadership retreats. He is a …

Podcast: Holistic Nature of Us: Land Trusts

May 22nd, 2018


My guests this week, Paul Pribula and Julia Rogers, members and volunteers with Joshua Tract Conservation and Historic Trust here in Eastern …

Holistic Nature of Us: Jen Frey and Music From the Plants

May 15th, 2018


Did you know we can hear the plants sing? Science and technology have advanced so we can capture a plant's vibrations and translate it into music. …

Holistic Nature of Us: Rebecca Wildbear from Animas Valley Institute

May 8th, 2018


Rebecca Wildbear is a river and soul guide, compassionately helping people tune in to the mysteries that live within the wild Earth community, the …

Holistic Nature of Us: Dana Karcher, Arbor Day Foundation

May 1st, 2018


The Arbor Day Foundation's, Alliance for Community Trees, helps community tree planting efforts through funding, fostering connections between groups and support. Meet Dana Karcher, Program Director, for this grassroots …

Holistic Nature of Us: Doug Tallamy, Author Bringing Nature Home

April 24th, 2018


Meet Doug Tallamy, who shares his research and extensive knowledge concerning the rapid decline of invaluable species due to our development practices. Can we do something today? Yes. He gives us practical tips for …

Holistic Nature of Us: Ethnobotany

April 17th, 2018


Dr. Manuel Lizarralde, ethnobotanist, shares his love of indigenous cultures knowledge and respect for the earth mother.

Holistic Nature of Us: Healthy Soils Grow Healthy Food

April 10th, 2018


Meet Kris McCue, chapter leader for the BFA in CT discuss soil fertility. Offers soil recipes.

Holistic Nature of Us: Healing Spirits Herb Farm

April 3rd, 2018


Meet the Reisens, growers, harvesters of medicinal plants and educators sharing their practical wisdom.

Holistic Nature of Us: Gardens for the Soul

March 27th, 2018


Meet Linda Wiggen Kraft, artist and garden designer, creating gardens with mindfulness and respect for our natural landscapes.

Holistic Nature of Us: Saving Plants, Preserving Species

March 20th, 2018


Susan Leopold, Executive Director of United Plants Savers, discusses serious issues facing plant populations, their loss of habitat, unsustainable …

Holistic Nature of Us: Lynne Hartwell, Alternative Medicine Practitioner

March 13th, 2018


Lynne's practice and application of holistic modalities transform lives on body, mind, spiritual levels. She offers practical tips and practical …

Holistic Nature of Us: Eco Spasm by Robert Radin, Author, Scientist

March 6th, 2018


His story begins:” Plants have stopped producing nutrients, the food supply is collapsing. A small group of scientists led by plant geneticist Dr. …

Holistic Nature of Us: A Conversation with Gail Reynolds, Master Gardener Coordinator, Plant Scientist

February 27th, 2018


Gail Reynolds, Plant Scientist, Master Gardener County Coordinator with a variety of conservation experiences, discuses sustainability. she offers …

The Holistic Nature of Us: Introduction

February 13th, 2018


How can we better understand our link to Nature? We need nature and nature needs us to re-form a more respectful partnership. I feature authors, …

Holistic Nature of Us: Our Earth, Our Species, Our Selves With Author Ellen Moyer

February 7th, 2018


Meet Ellen Moyer, author, Ted talk presenter, who talks about her new book: Our earth, Our Species, Our Selves: How to Thrive While Creating a Sustainable World. Ellen’s vast experiences creating green environments …

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