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Vital Stories shares ideas and stories from environmental leaders and industry experts whose insights can help inspire us to take steps in our lives and businesses in support of vital people and vital planet. Every other week, “Vital Stories” hosts thoughtful conversations that promote the vital connections between personal well-being, responsible business practices, and environmental sustainability.
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Episode 1 | Understanding Regeneration with Bill Reed
October 12, 2018
In Episode 1, we have a conversation with Bill Reed, founder of Regenesis Group, discussing why environmental regeneration, in addition to sustainability, is critical for life on earth and to restore the balance between humanity and the ecosystem from which we draw resources.
Bill Reed is an internationally recognized practitioner, lecturer, and leading authority in sustainability and regenerative planning, design and implementation. As an author of many technical articles, Bill has contributed to many books including co-author of the seminal work, “Integrative Design Guide to Green Building.” He is a founding Board Member of the US Green Building Council and one of the co-founders of the LEED Green Building Rating System.
Read more about Bill Reed’s work at RegenesisGroup.com.
Episode 2 | Journey to Green Beauty with Sarah Rose Adams
October 26, 2018
In Episode 2, Sarah Rose Adams speaks about the path that led her to take a critical eye on the conventional beauty industry’s practices and how her education in and passion for public and environmental health caused her to dive deep into promoting the vital importance of green beauty with the Crème Collective Brand Management Agency. Sarah also shares helpful tips and resources to use when looking for cleaner beauty options.
Sarah Rose Adams is the Global Educator for Crème Collective, a national sales force and brand development agency that collaborates with beauty brands on creative strategy, product development, marketing and branding.
Connect with Sarah by visiting CremeCollective.com.
Episode 3 | Leah Segedie Author of Green Enough on Creating Influence and Awareness
November 9, 2018
In Episode 3, Leah Segedie speaks about the path that led her to create an online community of women to empower them to live differently and healthier–avoiding hormone disrupting chemicals and supporting organizations and brands that value their customers’ wellness. Leah also speaks about her new book, Green Enough, in which she guides us through detoxifying your home, diet, and lifestyle, showing you how to make the best choices possible.
Leah is the author of Green Enough: Eat Better, Live Cleaner, Be Happier (All Without Driving Your Family Crazy!), founder of the Mamavation® community, ShiftCon Social Media Conference, food activist, and social media consultant.
Connect with Leah by visiting her blog, Mamavation.com.
Episode 4 | The Healing Power of Forest Bathing with Josh Heath
November 23, 2018
In Episode 4, we have a conversation with Josh Heath, Outdoor Adventure Manager at The Lodge at Woodloch, about the incredible healing and restorative benefits of forest bathing, a healing practice of Japanese medicine called Shinrin-Yoku.
Forest bathing consists of immersive, meditative walks meant to calm the nervous and immune systems and boost mind-body awareness and connections with nature. A nature lover since childhood, Josh also shares how his background and introduction to Forest Bathing grew his connection to environmentalism and shares tips on what anyone can do in their daily lives to reduce their carbon footprint.
Josh Heath was born and raised in Maine and studied Park Management and Eco-Tourism at Unity College. He is the Outdoor Adventure and Grounds Manager at The Lodge at Woodloch as well as a Certified Place-Based Forest Bathing Trail Facilitator. To find a Forest Bathing guide near you, visit NatureAndForestTherapy.org.
Connect with Josh by visiting TheLodgeAtWoodloch.com.
Episode 5 | Connie Zack Discusses the Benefits of Far Infrared Sauna and How It Is Used
December 7, 2018
In Episode 5, Connie Zack, Owner of Sunlighten Saunas and Sunlight Day Spa speaks about the healing benefits of infrared therapies. Connie and her husband Aaron have taken these therapeutic wavelengths and figured out how to focus them to get only the healing properties into the body. This type of infrared treatment can aid the body in eliminating toxins trapped in the body that can’t be detoxed in any other way. Effects can include a clearer mind, increased energy, improved cardiovascular health, reduced inflammation, and cellular repair.