127 episodes

Welcome to A Wild New Work. You'll learn about the Seasons, how the natural world "works," capitalism, animism, and what it can all mean for you and your life. Hosted by Megan Leatherman, a writer, mother, and teacher in the Pacific Northwest. Learn more on Instagram @awildnewwork or at awildnewwork.com.

A Wild New Work: Ecological guidance for your work life Megan Leatherman

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    • 5.0 • 28 Ratings

Welcome to A Wild New Work. You'll learn about the Seasons, how the natural world "works," capitalism, animism, and what it can all mean for you and your life. Hosted by Megan Leatherman, a writer, mother, and teacher in the Pacific Northwest. Learn more on Instagram @awildnewwork or at awildnewwork.com.

    123. Endless Threads and Spores: How Fungi Meet Their Needs

    123. Endless Threads and Spores: How Fungi Meet Their Needs

    In this episode, we’ll learn how fungi meet their needs and the unique teachings they offer us through their millenia of experience adapting to life on Earth. Fungi are masters of absorption, decomposition, and collaboration, and most of us could use a dose of their teachings.

    If you enjoyed this episode, please help get it to others by subscribing, rating the show, or sharing it with a friend! You can also pitch in to support the show once or monthly at: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/meganleatherman

    You can learn more about Megan and her work at: https://awildnewwork.com/

    • 33 min
    122. Creating Pockets of Care, with Toi Smith

    122. Creating Pockets of Care, with Toi Smith

    How can we make the tiny area of life that we inhabit more caring, less transactional, and free from extraction? In this conversation with Toi Smith, we discuss strategies for embodying more beauty and less exploitation, whether it’s in our parenting, work, relationships to one another, or our relationships to the wider world.

    About Toi:
    Toi Smith is a Growth + Impact Strategist and her work centers on doing life, business, and motherhood differently. Toi works with people whose work is countercultural, liberatory, and revolutionary in nature...or people who desire and are committed to moving their work or lives in that direction.

    To connect with Toi, visit:
    www.toimarie.com
    deepening.toimarie.com
    www.lovingblacksinglemothers.com
    www.projectbloom.com
    Instagram @toimarie

    If you enjoyed this episode, please help get it to others by subscribing, rating the show, or sharing it with a friend! You can also pitch in to support the show once or monthly at: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/meganleatherman

    You can learn more about Megan and her work at: https://awildnewwork.com/

    • 58 min
    121. Re-villaging, with Megan Hayne and Heather Dorfman

    121. Re-villaging, with Megan Hayne and Heather Dorfman

    Many of us yearn for a way of living that is evoked by the term “village,” and it’s true that for millenia, humans met their needs inside of a communal setting such as this. In this episode with anticapitalist, nature-loving co-conspirators Heather Dorfman and Megan Hayne, we discuss what the term “village” means to us, what needs might be met in a village setting that aren’t met in our modern way of living, and accessible ways to re-village right where we are, with what we’ve got.

    Resources Mentioned:
    *Rise Up Rooted: https://awildnewwork.com/rise-up-rooted

    About Megan:
    Megan Hayne (she/her), is a shepherd’s daughter, mother, body worker, and menstrual circle facilitator. She is also an authorized Kum Nye (Tibetan Yoga) instructor, Licensed Massage Therapist, and holds a Bachelor of Health Science Degree. Megan is presently studying ritual with Old School Nate. You can learn more about Megan’s work at moonschoolcircle.com or on Instagram @mooncyclemegan

    About Heather:
    Heather Dorfman, LMSW (she/her) is the founder of Rose and Cedar Forest Therapy. Heather guides groups and individuals in the practice of Forest Therapy; offers Grief Care; provides organizational consulting, training, and retreats; and is also an adjunct professor of social work. In all of these realms, Heather is co-creating a world of justice and liberation for all beings. You can learn more about Heather’s work at roseandcedarforesttherapy.com or on Instagram @roseandcedarforest

    If you enjoyed this episode, please help get it to others by subscribing, rating the show, or sharing it with a friend! You can also pitch in to support the show once or monthly at: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/meganleatherman

    You can learn more about Megan and her work at: https://awildnewwork.com/

    • 58 min
    120. What Are Your True, Original Needs?

    120. What Are Your True, Original Needs?

    How does a seed grow to become the fruit? It does so by meeting its needs. In this first episode of the Spring 2024 season, we’ll be discussing what our actual, original needs are, the extraneous needs put upon us by capitalism, why it’s so hard to meet our needs in this culture, and why we need fresh strategies for meeting the needs that will actually help us become who we deeply are.

    If you enjoyed this episode, please help get it to others by subscribing, rating the show, or sharing it with a friend! You can also pitch in to support the show once or monthly at: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/meganleatherman

    Resources mentioned:
    *Rise Up Rooted: Rite of Passage Program for Adults: https://awildnewwork.com/rise-up-rooted
    *Eating Capitalism: https://awildnewwork.com/eating-capitalism
    *One on One Work: https://awildnewwork.com/one-on-one-coaching

    • 59 min
    119. Your Vocational Journey: Four Seasons (Encore)

    119. Your Vocational Journey: Four Seasons (Encore)

    Life happens in cycles, but we work as if we’re walking a straight line. In this encore episode, I’m sharing how you can move through four seasons on your vocational journey and why doing so can bring more ease, alignment, and wisdom to your professional life.

    If you enjoyed this episode, please help get it to others by subscribing, rating the show, or sharing it with a friend! You can also pitch in to support the show once or monthly at: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/meganleatherman

    Resources mentioned:
    Becoming the Dawn: A 4-week Sunrise Series: https://mailchi.mp/awildnewwork/becoming-the-dawn
    Rise Up Rooted: Rite of Passage Program for Adults: https://awildnewwork.com/rise-up-rooted
    Eating Capitalism: https://awildnewwork.com/eating-capitalism

    • 46 min
    118. We Take the Next Right Step

    118. We Take the Next Right Step

    Navigating this murky late Winter / pre-Spring period requires that we know how to make the best choices we can, given the constraints and circumstances we’re dealing with. Does a seed get stuck in analysis paralysis? Probably not. Does a nesting bird get frozen in indecision about when to lay her eggs? No. We can tap into this free flow of energy and choice that we see modeled around us and remember how to take one right step, then another, and then another.

    If you enjoyed this episode, please help get it to others by subscribing, rating the show, or sharing it with a friend! You can also pitch in to support the show once or monthly at: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/meganleatherman

    Resources mentioned:
    Becoming the Dawn: a 4-week Sunrise Series: https://mailchi.mp/awildnewwork/becoming-the-dawn
    Eating Capitalism: https://awildnewwork.com/eating-capitalism
    Pay What You Can Tarot Readings: https://awildnewwork.com/intuitive-career-readings
    Deeper 1:1 Work: https://awildnewwork.com/one-on-one-coaching

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

StephHalligan ,

Breath of fresh air

I’m so glad I found this show! I really appreciate Megan’s perspective around new ways of working in the world. She illuminates hard questions with such grace and softness. And her guests are fantastic.

Donereviewing ,

Love, love, love

I can’t believe this shell only has 22 ratings right now! I was inspired to leave a review by an ask that could’ve led to an hour with megan. I heard the episode after the possibility was passed, but I knew the podcast was deserving of a shout out, regardless. There are so many episodes that have really spoken to my spirit. Even the invocation Megan shares at the beginning of every episode is simply lovely. I just found out about her podcast from someone in my nature in force therapy cohort a few months ago, but I’ve now listen to almost all of the back episodes. Definitely one of my favorite podcast at this point in my life.

hollydbeer ,

A breath of fresh air!

In a world where we are told we need to work harder, market ourselves more, and constantly improve and expand our skills ; Megan brings things back down to earth-level.

With a calm and compassionate approach, Megan reminds us what our priorities are, encourages us to find work that aligns with our values and to restore a healthy work-life balance.

This podcast is excellent for the times when one is feeling overworked and under appreciated. I’ve been listening to this podcast for the last three years; it is one of my favorite podcasts and Megan is one of my favorite people.

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