15 episodes

Join retired nursing professor Verla Fortier as she shows you that going outside is not just a fun thing to do -- it can save your life. Verla shines the light on aging adults who may have chronic disease as she talks to green space scientists, forest bathing leaders, natural navigators, and all things in-between to get practical tips on how you can get the most out of your time spent close to trees, grass, and shrubs. If you want to live longer, prevent dementia, and control your chronic illness - you will love being a part of this conversation.

Your Outside Mindset Verla Fortier

    • Mental Health
    • 4.5 • 11 Ratings

Join retired nursing professor Verla Fortier as she shows you that going outside is not just a fun thing to do -- it can save your life. Verla shines the light on aging adults who may have chronic disease as she talks to green space scientists, forest bathing leaders, natural navigators, and all things in-between to get practical tips on how you can get the most out of your time spent close to trees, grass, and shrubs. If you want to live longer, prevent dementia, and control your chronic illness - you will love being a part of this conversation.

    Nicole Christina: Psychotherapist & Zestful Aging Podcast Host

    Nicole Christina: Psychotherapist & Zestful Aging Podcast Host

    Episode 15 In this episode psychotherapist and Zestful Aging Podcast Host talks about her reasons for getting outside and how she helps her clients to take an "aesthetic walk" outside. Nicole says by taking outside breaks you are respecting  and...

    • 37 min
    Joan Maloof ED of Old Growth Forest Network

    Joan Maloof ED of Old Growth Forest Network

    Podcast Episode #14For complete transcript of this episode please visit my website Treesmendus.com Visit Joanne Maloof at oldgrowthforest.netJoan's book and my book.Let’s talk about what an old growth forest is, and how this fits with  the  raging...

    • 45 min
    Retirement Wisdom Coaches on Designing Outside Mindset Habits

    Retirement Wisdom Coaches on Designing Outside Mindset Habits

    Episode #13 Today it is my pleasure to introduce to you Joe Casey and Denis Wuestman of The Retirement Wisdom Podcast. Joe, Denis, and their guests focus on the “changing nature of retirement today and the non-financial aspects of a successful...

    • 32 min
    Sarah Spencer Says Think Like A Tree

    Sarah Spencer Says Think Like A Tree

    Episode 12Sarah Spencer lives in the National Forest in Derbyshire in the centre of the UK with her family, and loves growing vegetables, fruit and flowers. She manages a woodland that she designed and planted using permaculture design.Sarah holds...

    • 34 min
    Mark Hume Noticing Nature and Fly Fishing

    Mark Hume Noticing Nature and Fly Fishing

    Episode 11 Mark Hume is a former national correspondent for The Globe and Mail and is the author of five natural history books. His latest, Trout School - Lessons from a Fly-fishing Master, came out last year and he is currently working on a book to be...

    • 34 min
    Dr Cyndi Gilbert on Your Health and Forest Bathing

    Dr Cyndi Gilbert on Your Health and Forest Bathing

    Episode 10 Hi this is Verla Fortier from Your Outside Mindset Show where I shine a light on aging adults who may have a chronic illness, and who are taking back their outside mindset by looking or going outside to spend time close to trees, shrubs, and...

    • 56 min

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4.5 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

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Trout School. Mark Hume.

Nature author (5 books and another about to be released) Mark Hume gives us the technical aspects of casting a fly in a few minutes but, as he says, learning to fish is mostly observation and rhythm - slowing down to see what is around in the natural world. Fascinating.

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Verla is a skilled interviewer who helps her guests feel relaxed and comfortable as they share information on how spending time in nature every day works for them. The tips and science shared by Verla and her interviewees can improve your physical and mental health if you put the information and science to work for you.

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Inspiring!

Lots of valuable content. I love the change in perspective. A garden from the point of view of pollinators. Verla asks the questions that come to mind for many gardeners whether you have a green thumb or not.

Episode 4 - delightful is indeed an apt word to describe this episode. As we ageWe do experience inevitable loss but that is not the whole story. Your story can continue in many interesting and amazing ways! Have a listen!

Episode 7-Just fascinating listening to a scientist detail the crucial role of trees to the existence of humanity. With a warm and folksy manner Diana takes us along a pathway to understanding and makes sure we are not left behind by simplifying complex science.A storyteller and a scientist with a message we all need to hear.

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