Forest Feasts: Nutrient-Packed Recipes Inspired by Nature's Bounty

While it's true that some adjustments to our eating habits may be necessary for a hike, the essence of treating our bodies ”like temples” through the consumption of whole, minimally processed foods remains unchanged whether we are home or afield. In truth, what we do every day is going to impact our health, whereas altering our habits for one to three days while backpacking will not. Our bodies are resilient and prefer homeostasis to change; unfortunately, this often works against our best interest. We have all experienced the high of inspiration after an exhilarating adventure, but we have also experienced coming down off that inspiration, losing motivation, meaning and will to effort for what we desire.

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From Intentions to Actions: The Role of Intrinsic Drive in Health

As we have long been taught, the new year is a great time to begin new routines, habits and change the course of our health and wellbeing through the infamous New Year’s Resolution. Many people experience the disaster of late January when their motivation and dedication fail, they return to their lives barely altered from their efforts. These resolutions rarely have the foundations and systems to support lasting change, and people exercising their willpower find that after a few weeks, they are drained, distracted or otherwise off the bandwagon.

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Wealth in Wellness: Overcoming Obstacles for a Life of Health

Join us on a journey to understand the challenges hindering our health journey and explore ways to overcome these obstacles. In this episode, we delve into the three common objections patients face when committing to a healthcare plan—financial investment, energy required, and the time needed for healing. From the perspective of shifting from scarcity to abundance, we explore the holistic approach to wellness, addressing the limitations of conventional medicine and the benefits of alternative wellness modalities.

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Back to Nature: A Holistic Examination of Outdoor Experiences and Wellbeing

It is commonly known that we spend a significant portion of our time indoors. In urban settings, our lives revolve around our homes, commuting to work, or settling into home offices, only to return home once more. This lack of exposure to nature has been termed "Nature Withdrawal," although I propose considering it more as "Technological Toxicity." The term "withdrawal" often associates with detoxification from addictive substances that harm our bodies. It matters which thoughts think thoughts, and for a refresher on this concept, refer back to the post "Rewriting Our Stories: Empowering Paths to Health Identity."

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Ecological Resilience Explored with Guest Expert Graham Mills

Join Dawn, the owner of Hungry Heart Quest, in a captivating conversation with ecologist, hiker, and swordsman, Graham Mills. In this episode, Graham shares insightful experiences from his field of soil science and restoration biology. The discussion navigates the importance of preparedness in outdoor adventures, drawing parallels between ecological principles and personal resilience. Graham delves into adaptive management, illustrating its relevance both in ecological landscapes and individual decision-making. Throughout the conversation, the cyclical nature of ecological systems mirrors personal growth, emphasizing iterative improvement and adaptation. Graham's stories offer a unique perspective on outdoor research, hiking, and the interconnectedness of scientific knowledge with the joy of experiencing nature. The episode concludes by highlighting the significance of understanding nature's processes and the necessity of preparedness in outdoor activities. Tune in to gain valuable insights and parallels between ecology, resilience, and personal development.

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Mind Over Limits: Strategies for Reframing Beliefs

In this episode of the Hungry Heart Quests Podcast, Dawn defines Limiting Beliefs. She goes on to describe strategies and mindset technologies useful for identifying these beliefs that hold us back from achieving our potential. By the end of the episode, you'll have learned a few ways to begin reframing your beliefs to help your growth.

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Rewriting Our Stories: Empowering Paths to Health Identity

Life isn’t a straightforward path. It’s a series of undulating rhythms, a dance between happiness and dissatisfaction, echoing through our days, months, and years. These fluctuations are windows into our internal wellbeing, silent indicators that speak volumes about our needs and desires. Regardless of where we stand, there’s this unspoken yearning for something more, something better.

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Adventure’s Impact: Rewriting Personal Narratives with Author and Expert Kristin Smith

Dawn introduces her friend, Kristin Smith, an outdoor expert and author. Kristin discusses the profound impact of outdoor adventures on building trust and fostering environmental awareness. Her outdoor experiences have shaped her self-confidence and writing, offering insights into storytelling. Explore more of her work at The Wild Edge and her articles from her time as an editor at Backpacker Magazine. Don't miss this conversation with a seasoned adventurer and storyteller.  @hungryheartquests.

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The Hungry Heart Quests Podcast is Live!

Welcome to Hungry Heart Quests Podcast, a transformative podcast diving into the healing power of nature and wellness. In a fast-paced world, we reconnect you with the profound impact of nature on health. Join us for insightful discussions, captivating stories, and expert insights. Uncover a balanced, rejuvenating life through our journey. Hungry Heart Quests is your invitation to rediscover yourself and embrace nature’s healing. Let the journey begin.

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From Waste to Wisdom: Renegotiating Our Relationship with Resources

In a world marked by loneliness and disconnection, we've lost touch with the enchanting and enspirited world that surrounds us. Centuries of corrupted Western philosophy have pushed us away from the vibrant essence of our habitat. When we look around, we see a world filled with lifeless and separate objects. The consequences of this separation are troubling. I'm especially concerned about the widespread concept of disposability, which may have roots in history, from flaunting wealth through wastefulness to the rise of industrial canning from 1810 to 1860. Who knows? Regardless, I have witnessed our culture's tendency to demonstrate disposability and waste on a city-wide scale, and it horrifies me.

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