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Gerdi with Jennifer Walsh on Nature Connection in the City

When the COVID pandemic hit New York City virtually all its people moved indoors, afraid to venture outside. Not Jennifer Walsh who started walking the streets and parks of New York and discovered a deeper Nature connection in the city.
 
25 years ago she started her career in the beauty and wellness industry. She has since branched out significantly and is now on a mission that is two-fold:
 
1. — to help the beauty industry understand how deeply connected to Nature it is and always has been. 
 
2. — to get more people outdoors, understand the power of walking in nature, and the impact and importance of green spaces in our offices, homes, hospitals, schools, and cities.
The Walk with Walsh video series was created after her 20 years in front of the camera, where Jennifer tells stories not only in a new way (by hosting walking interviews) but to drive home the importance of what makes healthy leaders.
 
She knew that by interviewing national leaders who are making impact, while walking in nature, those leaders would open up more, feel better and take back the importance of being in Nature to their teams and their communities.
 
You can find Jennifer walking or running, she’s a longtime triathlete, in Central Park every day. Unless — that is — she’s spending the summer in her family’s glamping beach tent.
 
You will also find her snapping pics of Nature everywhere she travels; check out her Instagram to see what landscapes are inspiring her today.
 
 

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Celebrating Nature in music, movies & Books

No matter where our conversation has taken us, I always ask my guests to share a favourite piece of music, a book and a movie that celebrates Nature. Their answers have led me to some beautiful discoveries.

Music celebrating Nature

Books celebrating Nature

  • ‘Blue Mind’ – Wallace J. Nichols
  • ‘Born Free’ – Joy Adamson
  • ‘Flight Behaviour’ – Barbara Kingsolver
  • ‘Grandma Gatewood’s Walk’ – Ben Montgomery
  • ‘Horse Sense For People’ – Monty Roberts
  • ‘In Praise Of Walking’ – Shane O’Mara
  • Jack Reacher series – Lee Child
  • ‘Julie of the Wolves’ – Jean Craighead George
  • ‘My Side Of The Mountain’ – Jean Craighead George
  • ‘Once Upon A River’ – Diane Setterfield
  • ‘Prodigal Summer’ – Barbara Kingsolver
  • ‘The Alchemist’ – Paul Coelho
  • ‘The Giver Of Stars’ – Jojo Moyes
  • ‘The Hidden Life of Trees’ – Peter Wohlleben
  • ‘The Nature Fix’ – Florence Williams
  • ‘The Old Ways. A journey on foot’ – Robert MacFarlane
  • ‘The Soul Of An Octopus’ – Sy Montgomery
  • ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ – Harper Lee
  • ‘Walden’ – Henry David Thoreau
  • ‘Watership Down’ – Richard Adams
  • ‘Working With The Law’ – Raymond Holliwell
Movies celebrating Nature

Movies celebrating Nature

  • Avatar
  • Blue Planet
  • Born Free
  • David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet
  • Forrest Gump
  • How Wolves Change Rivers
  • Into the Wild
  • March Of The Penguins
  • My Octopus Teacher
  • Princess Mononoke
  • The Color Purple
  • The Hobbit
  • The Lion King
  • The Secret of Roan Inish
  • The Year The Earth Changed
  • Wild
  • Woman Walks Ahead
  • You vs Wild