Getting Fiddle Leaf Fit
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Have you ever come in from the yard after planting and pruning actually felt sore? It’s as if you went to a high intensity workout class, but you were actually just turning the compost. You’re not alone! Gardening does a body good. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, gardening qualifies as actual exercise and just 30-45 mins tending to the plants in your backyard can burn up to 300 calories. Gardening can be the gateway to fitness and in this episode, host Mangesh Hattikudur chats with fitness and travel journalist Annie Daly about her reporting on gardening as a workout. Mango also does some stretching with author and founder of Yoga on the Lane Naomi Annand as they discuss the connection between yoga and gardening. 

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The Mushroom Hour Podcast
The Mushroom Hour Podcast
Mushroom Hour
Ep. 66: Madagascar's Marasmius & the Ecology of Monkeyflower Endophytes (feat. Jackie Shay)
Today on Mushroom Hour we have the pleasure of learning from Jackie Shay. Jackie is a fungal evolutionary biologist and microbial ecologist fascinated with the intimate history and future significance of symbiotic relationships between plant hosts and their microbial communities. Her goal is to use integrative techniques to explore these interactions in the natural world and learn how we can apply these partnerships to promote conservation and resilience through climate change. Jackie received a master's in Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology from the Desjardin lab at San Francisco State University studying the evolution of wood decaying mushrooms (Marasmius) from Madagascar. She is currently a Ph.D. student in the Sexton and Frank labs in the Quantitative and Systems Biology Program at the University of California, Merced. This interdisciplinary team has set out to uncover the mystery behind the Monkeyflower microbiome and discover whether these microbes influence their plant hosts across its range.  *Topics Covered:  * * From Urban Dweller to Forest Lover   * Desjardin Lab at SFSU   * Marasmius Research in Madagascar   * Unseen Ecological Importance of Saprobic Fungi   * Fungal Genetics   * Importance of "ITS" Region in Fungal Gene Sequencing   * Discovering New Species of Marasmius   * Monkeyflower Microbiome   * Bioinformatics   * Endophytes Defined   * Endophytes and Climate Change   * Mysteries of "Dark" Endophytes   * We Need More Mycologists!   * New Pedagogic Career Path & Future Plans   *Episode Resources:* * Jackie Shay Website:   * Castilleja miniata: * Marasmius (Fungi Genus): * Desjardin Lab SFSU:   * Mimulus "Monkeyflower" (Plant Genus): * Sexton and Frank labs UC Merced:   * Merced Center for Engaged Teaching and Learning: * Cordyceps (Fungi Genus):
1 hr 4 min
Bloom and Grow Radio
Bloom and Grow Radio
Maria Failla- Plant Lady and Host of Bloom and Grow Radio
Plants & the Home Office: Why and How to Green Up Your Work From Home Office Space // #plantywfh, ep 113
So we have said goodbye to 2020 and all of the insanity that came with it, but there is something we haven’t said goodbye to: working from home. Many companies have pledged to work from home well into 2021, leaving us sitting in our sweatpants, computer monitors and weird makeshift home offices with reluctant acceptance. People are spending more time than EVER indoors and at their screens, and that’s why it’s never been MORE important to have plants not only in our homes, but in our work from home office set ups. Since WFH isn't going anywhere, in 2021, I'm choosing to reframe it from a frustration to an opportunity. An opportunity to have complete control over our WFH environment and create our desk space oasis to look exactly like we want it. Today’s episode is all about the why and how behind bringing plants into our workspaces, whether you are still working from home or are back in your office. Cobbling together a work from home set up was STRESSFUL in 2020, in our old apartment I had a desk that folded up into the wall, so I couldn’t even decorate and settle in the way I wanted. But now, as we turn the page to 2021, let’s shake things up create some stress free and joyful moments in our lives! For me the solution here has been plants and something that blew me away recently is how many people in our community are going HAM on their workspaces with plants. I posted my planty wfh set up on IG in December, asking if anyone else created a jungle oasis at their desk the way I did in 2020, and SO many of you sent pictures of your amazing planty home office set ups, and asked for help and ideas for how to set up your own. So this episode is for you plant friends, inspired by you and members of our community, and I hope everyone walks away from this episode with one idea to incorporate a little more green into their daily workflow. I’ve broken this episode into two sections: the WHY where we dive into the reasons why having plants are so important in our space and talk a little about biophilic design and then part two the HOW. I share ideas inspired from the WHY section, break down the ways I incorporated plants and biophilic design into my home office and then review some photos listeners sent in and hope their setups might inspire you as well. Get the free download with 9 Tips for Greening Up Your Work From Home Office Space In the episode we learn: * [02:07] Why Bloom and Grow Radio is doing an episode on #plantywfh spaces * [04:39] Check out Maria’s Planty WFH space tour * [05:03] What to expect from this episode on work from home setups and biophilic design * [06:50] The AMAZING and unbelievable benefits of engaging with plants and biophilic design, according to 14 Patterns of Biophilic Design * [07:27] What is biophilia, the idea behind it, and the important figures behind this wonderful hypothesis * [09:24] The psychological role of plants in our creativity * [10:09] How being around nature and scenery affects patient recovery, as studied by Dr. Ulrich in 1972 to 1981 * [11:13] A review of direct versus involuntary attention based on studies by Stephen R. Kellert and Rachel Kaplan * [13:41] Biophilic Pattern #1: Visual Connection with Nature * [13:54] Planty WFH Tip #1: Put your desk near a window * [14:15] Planty WFH Tip #2: Put plants within the eyeline of your desk * [14:33] Planty WFH Tip #3: Have a green wall in your office * [14:56] Planty WFH Tip #4: If you can’t have real plants, pictures of plants will do! * [15:09] Biophilic Pattern #2: Non-Visual Connection with Nature * [15:26] Planty WFH Tip #5: Play nature sounds like the one-square inch forest silence in the Olympic National Park, bird songs, or waves * [16:36] Planty WFH Tip #6: Have different plant scents nearby, or you can use a diffuser like Maria!) * [16:53] Biophilic Pattern #3: Non-Rhythmic Sensory Stimuli * [17:09] Planty WFH Tip #7: Set up bird feeders or pollinator-attracting plants, or take care of rare-blooming plants for a nice surprise * [17:39] Biophilic Pattern #4: Thermal and Air Flow Variability * [17:59] Biophilic Pattern #5: Presence of Water * [18:07] Planty WFH Tip #8: It’s your humidifier’s time to shine! Maybe a tiny fancy plug-in fountain? * [18:40] Biophilic Pattern #6: Dynamic and Diffuse Light * [18:52] Planty WFH Tip #9: Install a grow light with a timer, and have a more sustainable work hours setup! * [19:12] Planty WFH Tip #10: Reduce your blue light intake and light candles after a long day of work * [19:33] Biophilic Pattern #7: Connection with Natural Systems * [19:47] Biophilic Pattern #8: Biomorphic Forms and Patterns * [19:56] Did you know there are interesting and precise angles in nature? * [20:35] Biophilic Pattern #9: Material Connection with Nature * [21:07] Planty WFH Tip #11: Add accents in your home office like wood grains, fossil textures, and bamboo rattans * [21:30] Planty WFH Tip #12: Try a natural color palette of greens and browns * [21:50] How Maria and Billy managed their storage during their move * [24:52] Biophilic Pattern #10: Prospect * [25:04] Why it’s important to change the focus of your eyes every once in a while * [25:18] Biophilic Pattern #11: Refuge * [25:19] Why Maria recommends a planty screen-free space * [26:10] Biophilic Patterns #12: Mystery and #13: Risk and Peril * [26:20] The biggest rule of thumb of biophilic designs for Maria * [27:06] If you can’t have real plants, download the Bloom and Grow Radio’s free and gorgeous watercolor of prickly pear cactus in various states of bloom! * [28:03] Planty WFH Tip #13: Envelop your space in plants (if you can!) * [28:32] Maria’s planty WFH tips and ideas based on her own WFH setup * [30:04] The best plants for low-light home offices * [31:13] Are you blessed with a high-light office situation? Maria recommends these plants that love abundant light * [31:36] Planty WFH Tip #14: Install grow lights to incorporate more plants * [32:44] Planty WFH Tip #15: Tiny space? Go vertical! * [34:21] Maria’s biggest takeaways from 14 Patterns of Biophilic Design and her top advice on #plantyWFH setups * [36:26] Finding joy and awe in your #plantyWFH as a small break from your work day Mentioned Resources in today's episode * Get the free download with 9 Tips for Greening Up Your Work From Home Office Space * Check out Maria's #plantywfh office tour on youtube! * Blog with photos of our community members #plantywfh set ups * BAGR YouTube video Houseplant Tour: My Restorative Plant Corner // Why Plant Care Truly is Self Care * BAGR Episode How To Use Plants To Create Restorative Environments With Anne Meore From NYBG * 14 Patterns of Biophilic Design by William Browning, Catherine Ryan, and Joseph Clancy * Hoh Rainforest Audio * Biophilia by Edward O. Wilson * Frederick Law Olmsted * View Through a Window May Influence Recovery from Surgery by Roger Ulrich * Stephen R. Kellert * Attention Restoration Theory: Exploring the Role of Soft Fascination and Mental Bandwidth by Rachel Kaplan * What Was That Like Podcast by Scott Johnson Thank you to our episode sponsor: Makespace makes storage simple, seamless and affordable without you EVER having to leave your apartment. They pick up, store and return your stuff and provide the packing materials! To learn more, visit and use code SPACEPLZ for $100 off! Take the Plant Parent Personality quiz to unlock your Plant Parent Potential and get a curated list of plants, DIY planty projects and podcasts tailored specifically for your lifestyle. Follow Maria and Bloom and Grow Radio: Take the Bloom and Grow Plant Parent Personality Quiz (Get the perfect plants, projects and educational resources for YOUR Lifestyle) Support Bloom and Grow Radio by becoming a Plant Friend on Patreon! Instagram and Facebook: @BloomandGrowRadio Tiktok: @bloomandgrowradio Subscribe to the Bl…
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The Dirt: the gardening podcast from Grow Your Own magazine
The Dirt: the gardening podcast from Grow Your Own magazine
DC Thomson Media
I’m not a celeb, I’m just a man who loves his garden, says Gerald Stratford
Gerald Stratford has become quite the internet gardening phenomenon over the past year, captivating the Twittersphere with photos of his giant vegetable harvests. We were thrilled to get him on the line for a chat about his new-found fame, to steal some of his expertise for producing prize-winning carrots (and keeping pesky carrot fly at bay!), and to hear about that time he chopped off his marrow flowers by accident… uh oh! Plus we’re also joined by Malcom Catlin (from our sponsor Marshalls Garden) who reveals some exciting new seed varieties for 2021. We’re kicking the new year and new series off in style! 🥕 Don’t miss our special offer exclusively for listeners of The Dirt – you can get seven issues of Grow Your Own magazine for just £29.99 (that’s £11.94 off!) by calling 0800 904 7000 and quoting ‘GPOD7’, or visiting – where you’ll also find the full terms and conditions. 🌱 Marshalls Garden also has a fantastic offer exclusively for The Dirt podcast listeners. Buy ANY 10 packets of seed across the range and receive an interactive vegetable seed wheel growing guide (worth £4.99) for free! To claim this offer simply add ANY 10 packets of seed, along with the seed wheel (product code 1090-3500) to your basket and then use code GYO10 when you check out. Hurry offer expires on the 27th January 2021. Terms, conditions and exclusions apply, and full details can be found on our website at 🎙️ Could you be a future guest star of The Dirt? If you have some funny garden fails or easy growing hacks get in touch on, or say hello on social media! ⓣ Twitter ⓕ Facebook ⓘ Instagram
1 hr 1 min
Adult ADHD ADD Tips and Support
Adult ADHD ADD Tips and Support
Adult ADHD ADD Tips and Support
Adult ADHD ADD Tips and Support Podcast – 15 Tips to Thrive in 2021!
Adult ADHD ADD Tips and Support Podcast - 15 Tips to Thrive in 2021. This podcast is an audio companion to the book "The Drummer and the Great Mountain - A Guidebook to Transforming Adult ADD / ADHD." In this episode, we'll discuss the "15 Tips to Thrive in 2021" as a hunter-type. 2020 was a rough year for many of us. It's time for a reboot. We'll review 15 tips that will make you healthier and more productive entering the new year. Topics include: building a solid health routine, time management, life visioning, mindfulness, and creating effective support systems.  Links Mentioned in this Episode: Alive! Online Workshop - Jan 2021 Strathmore 400 Sketchbook Episode 70 - Lean on Your Strengths Episode 62 - Sleep Episode 64 - Mastering Overwhelming and Mundane Tasks Episode 77 - Sprint then Rest Episode 54 - "Containerizing" Your Life through Mind Mapping and Other Tools Episode 71 - Mindfulness Episode 74 - Meditation  Episode 68 - Gratitude Practice Episode 65 - Journaling for Clarity   Don't see a player? Click this link to download the MP3 file. If you have an Apple device (iPhone/iPad), you can download the podcast (and subscribe) for free at this link: Visit the podcast web page to listen to all 80 episodes: If you're enjoying the music on our podcast, be sure to visit Bahman's website to hear his entire catalog of albums! Photo by Alexander Schimmeck on Unsplash For more info, visit:
44 min
The Urban Farm Podcast with Greg Peterson
The Urban Farm Podcast with Greg Peterson
Featuring special guests such as Jason Mraz, Kari Spencer, Lisa Steele, and
576: Casey Cox on the Story of our Farm
Being a young farmer with a long family history of farming. In This Podcast: There are many people that grow up on a farm that choose to leave to find their calling in the city. However, Casey Cox left her family farm to find her calling only to realize that her destiny was calling from her back yard all along. Listen in to learn about how she found her passion in conservation, her role as a farmer and land stewardship advocate, as well as the various life changing opportunities she has been involved in. Don’t miss an episode! visit UrbanFarm.Org/podcast Casey is the sixth generation of her family to farm on the Flint River in South Georgia. Her family farm, Longleaf Ridge, produces sweet corn, peanuts, field corn, soybeans, and timber. Prior to returning to the farm full-time, Casey managed the Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District, serving as Executive Director for over 5 years. In this role, she developed and directed multiple projects with Federal, state, and private partners and was responsible for procuring and managing over $13.5 million of funding for conservation programs. She was appointed by Secretary Sonny Perdue in 2019 to serve as Georgia’s Alternate Board Member on the National Peanut Board. Casey holds a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource Conservation from the University of Florida. Her most significant professional contribution to date was teaching Cookie Monster and Gonger where peanut butter comes from on Season 49 of Sesame Street. Visit for the show notes on this episode, and access to our full podcast library! Casey Cox on the Story of our Farm.
46 min
Roots and All - Gardening Podcast
Roots and All - Gardening Podcast
Sarah Wilson
Podcast 93 - Meadows with Keith Datchler
I’m kicking off the year on the podcast with an interview with conservationist and wild meadows expert Keith Datchler. We talk about the state of our wildflower meadows, their importance for biodiversity and where we, as humans, fit as part of the biodiversity that feels at home in meadows. Dr Ian Bedford’s Bug of the Week: Winter Bumblebees What we talk about: The definition of a meadow How many ancient meadows are left in the UK. When they date from. How they were created. Do we need to protect them from a wildlife and a human perspective? How meadows are region and ecosystem specific Why we should consider the locale when choosing plant species to add to or to create a meadow Can meadows work on a small scale? How long do they take to establish? What are the major hurdles to implementing one? Whether it’s desirable to encourage people to visit meadows and interact with them in terms of footfall and conservation What’s being done to preserve ancient meadows and create new ones About Keith Datchler OBE Keith Datchler started his career as a dairy farmer, before moving into estate management, with his latest position being Estate Manager at the Beech Estate in Ashburnham, East Sussex. He is a Trustee of the Weald Landscape Trust and of People Need Nature and he works as a conservationist and wild meadows consultant. Links
31 min
Hacking Your ADHD
Hacking Your ADHD
William Curb
Breaking Down the ONE Thing
In this week's episode, I am going to be going over the book The ONE Thing by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan - I was introduced to this book by Eric Tivers through the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability groups. I can't remember if it was required reading or just strongly encouraged when I took the groups, but the messages in this book were key to getting through the coaching groups. My first reading of the book was on audiobook and since then I've listened to it three more and read the physical version of the book twice. The subtitle of the book is, "The surprisingly simple truth behind extraordinary results" - and as I've mentioned before, just because something is simple doesn't make it easy. Each reading has helped me understand the concepts a little bit better and I was always able to pick up a few new things. Today I'm going to be going over the "surprisingly simple truth" in the book and discussing how we can better apply it for our ADHD brains. Support me on Patreon Connect with me on: Facebook Twitter Instagram or ask me a question on my Contact Page Find the show note at *Today's Top Tips* * Use the focusing question to help you determine your one thing - the focusing question again is: "What's the ONE Thing that you can do such by doing it that everything else is easier or unnecessary?" * Change your thinking and value your time by saying "no" more and time blocking time for your ONE Thing * You can have a ONE Thing for each of your life domains, but they should all be working toward a common purpose * If you liked this episode I'd recommend you check out the book the ONE Thing and read through it on your own - I skimmed a lot of parts for this episode so I'm sure you could get a lot more out of it. You can find a link to the book on the show notes page.
15 min
Overcoming Distractions-Thriving with ADHD, ADD
Overcoming Distractions-Thriving with ADHD, ADD
David A Greenwood
How to communicate with different brains in a remote workplace
Communicating in a remote workplace is much different than how you communicate with coworkers and others in person. We have all found this out since COVID-19 struck us. This podcast is going to go through how we can improve our communications when we have different brains, as well as communicating with other different brains. Back on the podcast is Grant Crowell the author of Grantasms- Twisted Creative Words for Cool People. Grant also serves as a trainer for various individuals and organizations and helps to train those with a neurodiverse background. Grant and Dave discussed the fact that communication has changed and suffered in this new remote world we are living and working in. Grant talks about some of the biggest struggles with online communication and specifically for those with ADHD or other different brains. Grant discusses the differences between face-to-face meetings and online meetings as well as the challenges that both have presented us this past year. Grant talks about some of his strategies for better communication and he talks about how two different brains, for example, two people with ADHD can communicate more effectively with each other. Grant offers his tips for better communication including coming to commonality with others, the power of listening, the power of follow-ups, mimicking communication styles, and making sure you do not assume anything especially when it comes to communicating online. He also discusses the power of a communication audit in an organization. Find Grant’s book here:
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