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A podcast for those seeking stories about having an impact and building a better life. From the original Serenbe story of how Founder Steve Nygren and his family discovered and developed the land that is now the leading wellness community, to stories featuring many of the people that inspired, encouraged and influenced how Serenbe was created. Steve Nygren and host Monica Olsen talk about how we resist or ignore issues out of fear vs. discovering common sense solutions and discuss the biophilic connection to nature and each other that is vitally important for individual and community wellness. Join us as we tell the story of Serenbe and interview friends, residents and leaders from around the world who are doing the essential work to build and grow thel biophilic movement.

Serenbe Stories Serenbe Media Network

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 65 Ratings

A podcast for those seeking stories about having an impact and building a better life. From the original Serenbe story of how Founder Steve Nygren and his family discovered and developed the land that is now the leading wellness community, to stories featuring many of the people that inspired, encouraged and influenced how Serenbe was created. Steve Nygren and host Monica Olsen talk about how we resist or ignore issues out of fear vs. discovering common sense solutions and discuss the biophilic connection to nature and each other that is vitally important for individual and community wellness. Join us as we tell the story of Serenbe and interview friends, residents and leaders from around the world who are doing the essential work to build and grow thel biophilic movement.

    Jared Sapp Discovers Haven on Instagram

    Jared Sapp Discovers Haven on Instagram

    Overview
    For our final episode of this season, we're talking with nationally-recognized real estate agent and Serenbe resident Jared Sapp. In this episode, Jared shares how he found his Serenbe home through Instagram and how he worked with good friend and showroom owner Ryan Hughes to redo the home's interiors, which were featured in Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles and RUE magazines. We also talk about the pandemic real estate market, a bird who's taken up residence in his back yard, and how living at Serenbe has been life changing for him. 

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    • 26 min
    The Power Of Empathy with Shelton Davis

    The Power Of Empathy with Shelton Davis

    Shelton Davis would rather hear your story than tell his. But in today's episode we're hearing the story of his life in Serenbe and building his company Empathy Lab. Shelton believes in the power of empathy within ourselves, so he's creating a world where it's embraced by leaders at every level in order to accelerate human achievement for the benefit of all. He talks about his transformation as a competitive athlete, what it means to be an empathy coach, and how we can recondition our empathy muscles and empower collective success from the inside out.
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    Biophilic Leadership Summit with Katrina Erni

    Biophilic Leadership Summit with Katrina Erni

    Katrina Erni not only lives at Serenbe but runs marketing for the Biophilic Institute, headquartered at Serenbe, and she's in charge of putting on the annual Biophilic Leadership Summit - happening next week, October 11 & 12. We are going to hear her Serenbe Story plus get a taste of what to expect at the Summit, that is going virtual this year.
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    Children Need Nature to Thrive with Sarah Milligan-Toffler

    Children Need Nature to Thrive with Sarah Milligan-Toffler

    Hi Everyone, welcome back to Serenbe Stories. Today we're bringing you an episode from my podcast Biophilic Solutions, because it features one of Serenbe's residents, Sarah Milligan-Toffler. Sarah is the President and CEO of the Children and Nature Network, an organization created by Richard Louv, that reconnects kids and families with nature. In this episode, Sarah, my co-host Jennifer Walsh, and I discuss nature’s impact on brain development in early childhood, ways that we might reimagine the traditional schoolyard, and the historic barriers that have prevented underserved communities from enjoying nature’s benefits. We also dive into the tools that city officials and engaged citizens alike can use to advocate for the rights of all children have local and safe access to the outdoors. 

    Enjoy this special interview with our neighbor Sarah.
    Show Notes:
    About the Children & Nature NetworkUrban Nature: Promoting Nature in Cities, Children & Nature NetworkCreating Systems Level Change in Cities: A Toolkit, Children & Nature NetworkAdvancing Equity in Children’s Connections to Nature, Cities Connecting Children to Nature (Children & Nature Network + National League of Cities)The Urgent Case for Green Schoolyards During and After Covid-19, by Sarah Milligan-Toffler and Richard LouvTo Build a Healthier City, Atlanta is Opening its Schoolyards to Everyone, by Monica Humphries (Nationwell)Policy Spotlight: Georgia Creates Outdoor Learning Committee (National Caucus of Environmental Legislation)How the City of Grand Rapids Became a Leader in Connecting Children to Nature, by Alejandra Pallais (National League of Cities)We’re Here, You Just Don’t See Us, by Latria Graham (Outside)Register for Sum of Us: A Conversation with Heather McGee and Dr. Gail Christopher, presented by the Children & Nature Network (June 10, 2021 at 1:00pm).

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    • 46 min
    Naturally Fragile & Durable with Rachel Garceau

    Naturally Fragile & Durable with Rachel Garceau

    Rachel K. Garceau is a studio artist whose work has been shown nationally and has been published in Studio Potter, Ceramics Monthly, and National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts Journal, and also appears in CAST: Art and Objects Made Using Humanity’s Most Transformational Process. In this episode, Rachel talks about her preferred medium of porcelain and being inspired by nature, and she and Steve make plans to give new life to some of her past work. And definitely stay to the end as she shares an inspiring poem with us at the end of the episode.
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    Biophilia & BrandCulture with Jon Hutson

    Biophilia & BrandCulture with Jon Hutson

    Jon Hutson is the Co-founder of BrandCulture, an agency that integrates branding and organizational development as the flip sides of the same coin. In this episode, Jon talks about becoming an advocate for biophilia after being gifted a book by E.O. Wilson. Once he moved to Serenbe he got in deeper and created the Biophilia Poster Competition, which brought in more than 3,500 poster submissions from around the world and was displayed in the woods of Serenbe Fall 2020. Jon incorporates biophilic principles into his client work on brand development and culture building and you can find him running the Serenbe trails most mornings.



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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
65 Ratings

65 Ratings

missydavis1 ,

Outstanding!

I love learning this history behind this amazing community.

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Amazing

Love it! So intentional and inspiring

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A look into a Modern Utopia

A mesmerizing look into the beauty of nature and community.

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