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Childhood is finite at just shy of 9.5 million minutes. We only get one shot at it. One of the biggest decisions we make is how we will use that time. Research has confirmed time and time again that what children are naturally and unabashedly drawn to, unrestricted outside play, contributes extensively to every area of childhood development. The importance here cannot be understated. Every year we aim to match nature time with the average amount of American kid screen time (which is currently 1200 hours per year). Have a goal. Track your time outside. Take back childhood. Inspire others.

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Childhood is finite at just shy of 9.5 million minutes. We only get one shot at it. One of the biggest decisions we make is how we will use that time. Research has confirmed time and time again that what children are naturally and unabashedly drawn to, unrestricted outside play, contributes extensively to every area of childhood development. The importance here cannot be understated. Every year we aim to match nature time with the average amount of American kid screen time (which is currently 1200 hours per year). Have a goal. Track your time outside. Take back childhood. Inspire others.

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English


Episodes

1KHO 253: A Childhood on the Screens is Not Really a Childhood | Joelle and Angela Hanscom, Timbernook

2/29/2024
In her podcast debut Joelle Hanscom, a senior in high school shares her remarkable journey navigating a childhood intentionally free from the clutches of screens. This episode features Joelle alongside her mother, Angela Hanscom, the acclaimed author of Balanced and Barefoot and founder of Timbernook. Joelle shares her unique perspective on growing up without the constant presence of electronic devices, revealing that her mom held off on introducing cell phones until her freshman year of high school. Throughout the conversation, Joelle paints a vivid picture of the stark difference between her childhood, characterized by face-to-face communication and meaningful connections, and the prevalent screen-centric culture in her high school. Her observations of classmates immersed in their phones before and after lessons underscore the challenges of fostering genuine interactions in a digitally dominated world. As the discussion unfolds, Joelle becomes a powerful advocate for the benefits of outdoor play, discussing resilience, bravery, and independence as direct outcomes of embracing the natural world. Joelle's personal anecdotes provide listeners with a firsthand account of the transformative impact of unstructured play on her identity and self-assurance. The episode navigates through Joelle's experiences, shedding light on the importance of adults stepping back to allow children the freedom to assess risks and shape their own narrative. Joelle's story becomes a compelling testament to the potential of outdoor play in cultivating not just a childhood, but a resilient and confident individual ready to face the world. Listeners are left inspired to consider the profound effects of embracing the outdoors early in a child's life and the valuable lessons Joelle's journey imparts on parenting and fostering independence. ** Purchase your copy of Balanced and Barefoot here >> https://amzn.to/3wBTV5Z Learn more about Timbernook here >> https://timbernook.com/ ** Download your free 1000 Hours Outside tracker here >> https://www.1000hoursoutside.com/trackers Find everything you need to kick off your 1000 Hours Outside Journey here >> https://www.1000hoursoutside.com/blog/allthethings Order of copy of Ginny's newest book, Until the Streetlights Come On here >> https://amzn.to/3RXjBlN Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:54:10

1KHO 252: The Beautiful Simplicity of Nearby Nature | Alastair Humphreys, Local

2/27/2024
Join host Ginny Yurich and renowned adventurer Alastair Humphreys in this captivating episode of The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast. Against the backdrop of Humphreys' remarkable journey exploring a 20 km by 20 km grid square for an entire year, discover the magic of slowing down, embracing solitude, and finding adventure in the ordinary. From the challenges of daily life to the joy of homemade soups and the beauty of micro-seasons, explore how nature's wonders are waiting to be uncovered right in your own backyard. Humphreys shares insights on fostering a deeper connection with your surroundings and infusing curiosity into the familiar. Tune in for an inspiring conversation that encourages you to seek the extraordinary in the simplicity of nearby nature. This episode is a celebration of the unexpected adventures that await, even when life seems routine. ** Purchase your copy of Local here >> https://amzn.to/3Iz0aKF Learn more about Alastair here >> https://alastairhumphreys.com/ ** Download your free 1000 Hours Outside tracker here >> https://www.1000hoursoutside.com/trackers Find everything you need to kick off your 1000 Hours Outside Journey here >> https://www.1000hoursoutside.com/blog/allthethings Order of copy of Ginny's newest book, Until the Streetlights Come On here >> https://amzn.to/3RXjBlN Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:54:29

1KHO 251: Breaking the Hysteria: Navigating the Perils and Potentials of Youth Sports | Luis Fernando Llosa, Beyond Winning

2/26/2024
Join host Ginny Yurich and renowned sports expert Luis Fernando Llosa as they delve into the gripping world of youth sports hysteria. In this episode of the 1000 Hours Outside Podcast, discover the troubles and solutions surrounding the intense pressure and expectations placed on young athletes. From the adultification of youth sports, to the financial toll on families, to the medical impact on kids, we discuss ways different strategies to promote balance. We also explore the implications for siblings and the critical importance of free play for a child's development. Luis shares insights on the industry evolution, the emotional impact on kids, and the need for a balanced approach. Uncover the hidden stories behind sports, the mental health impact, and the transformative potential of changing the narrative. And why there is so much hysteria around sports in the first place! Don't miss this eye-opening conversation on why it's time to rethink youth sports and find a healthier, more fulfilling path for our children. ** Purchase your copy of Beyond Winning here >> https://amzn.to/3UUF7JQ Purchase your copy of Emotionally Resilient Teens and Tweens here >> https://amzn.to/3IdjNrb Check out Whole Child Sports here >> https://www.wholechildsports.com/ ** Download your free 1000 Hours Outside tracker here >> https://www.1000hoursoutside.com/trackers Find everything you need to kick off your 1000 Hours Outside Journey here >> https://www.1000hoursoutside.com/blog/allthethings Order of copy of Ginny's newest book, Until the Streetlights Come On here >> https://amzn.to/3RXjBlN Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:51:00

`1KHO 250: We Cannot Become Slaves to the Things We Build | Ryan Collins, The God of Tech

2/23/2024
Ryan Collins is back!!! In this episode we are discussing his latest book, "The God of Tech." In this insightful episode, we're talking about the spiritual dimensions of the tech space and explore the profound connection between innovation and moving humanity forward. We're talking quantum physics, Qbits, and other fascinating technology innovations through the lens of moving humanity forward. We are also talking about preparing the next generation for the challenges ahead. As the conversation unfolds, listeners are taken on a journey through the intricate relationship between technology and its users, emphasizing the importance of not becoming slaves to our creations. The discussion touches on the timeless truth that the human world prevails, and ignorance is not bliss when it comes to understanding the ever-evolving landscape of technology. From the potential unhackable cybersecurity offered by quantum advancements to the concept of being a chaos pilot, this episode provides valuable insights for navigating the rapidly changing technological landscape. Join Ginny and Ryan as they explore moonshot thinking, the significance of allowing kids to explore, and the transformative power of overcoming failures. In a world where staying ahead is crucial, this episode of The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast invites listeners to be on their toes and embrace the mindset of a solution seeker. Don't miss out on this captivating discussion that challenges perceptions and inspires action in the face of technological evolution. ** Learn more about Ryan here >> https://ryancollins.info/ Get a copy of Ryan's book here >> https://amzn.to/3UNqnfC Check out Ryan's podcast here >> https://ryancollins.info/blog/ ** Download your free 1000 Hours Outside tracker here >> https://www.1000hoursoutside.com/trackers Find everything you need to kick off your 1000 Hours Outside Journey here >> https://www.1000hoursoutside.com/blog/allthethings Order of copy of Ginny's newest book, Until the Streetlights Come On here >> https://amzn.to/3RXjBlN Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:54:20

1KHO 249: What's the Right Age to Get an AI Girlfriend? | Jeff Schacher, Rethinkifi

2/21/2024
We're diving into conversational AI... which is already here 😮 Jeff Schacher has been interested in conversational AI since his childhood. He was programming chatbots in BASIC in the 80s! In this episode we explore the rapid advancements in technology and the current wave of interest in utilizing conversational Generative Artificial Intelligence. Dive into the intriguing question of how computers can create emotional connections and witness the transformation of virtual assistants like Siri and Alexa into more human-like entities. Uncover the distinction between Narrow AI, following set rules, and Generative AI, which draws from the entirety of the internet. Discover the potential of AI companionship and empathetic AI, with insights from Pi.ai's coaching. Engage in thought-provoking discussions on the long-term implications of having a computer as an emotional or even romantic companion. Explore the fascinating world of Character.ai, enabling users to create personas and spend time in a virtual world. Don't miss the captivating moment when Jeff declares that "No one is going to measure up to my AI girlfriend that laughs at all my jokes." It's not just a podcast episode; it's an immersive exploration of the present and future of artificial intelligence and human connection... and what it means for us and for our kids. As Neil Postman put it, "To ask is to break the spell." It's time to start talking about all of this! Here's a start!! 🌐🎙️ ** Learn more about Jeff here >> Rethinkifi.ai Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:53:01

1KHO 248: Motherhood in the Machine Age: Navigating AI and Job Market Shifts for Our Kids | Jerry Kaplan, Generative Artificial Intelligence

2/19/2024
Embark on a thought-provoking journey with host Ginny Yurich in 'Motherhood in the Machine Age.' Joining her is the eminent AI expert Jerry Kaplan. In this episode they delve into the profound impact of Generative Artificial Intelligence on our children's education and the ever-evolving job market. The episode navigates the fundamental questions every mother faces about their child's future – from what skills to expose them to, understanding the tools available, the importance of social skills and hobbies, to envisioning a future with things like custom tutors offering individualized education. This insightful conversation extends beyond the classroom, exploring the transformative shifts in the job market. Kaplan provides a reassuring perspective on the role of automation, emphasizing the evolution of jobs rather than their extinction. As mothers ponder the prospect of machines imparting knowledge to their children, the podcast addresses the skepticism and highlights the importance of preparing the younger generation for a future where technology and humanity seamlessly coexist. 'Motherhood in the Machine Age' is an essential guide for moms navigating the AI revolution, offering valuable insights into shaping a future where education meets the demands of a dynamic job market. ** Learn more about Jerry Kaplan here >> https://jerrykaplan.com/ Get your copy of Generative Artificial Intelligence here >> https://amzn.to/3UNqojE ** Download your free 1000 Hours Outside tracker here >> https://www.1000hoursoutside.com/trackers Find everything you need to kick off your 1000 Hours Outside Journey here >> https://www.1000hoursoutside.com/blog/allthethings Order of copy of Ginny's newest book, Until the Streetlights Come On here >> https://amzn.to/3RXjBlN Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:54:16

1KHO 247: Threading Play Throughout Your Life | Laura Haver, Play Together

2/18/2024
Unlock the Power of Play in Your Life! 🚀 Join Ginny Yurich and special guest Laura Haver on our latest episode. Listen in to discover the profound impact of play on adults, children, and the future. From a pro beach tennis player's journey to embracing play as a life thread, we explore the energy-boosting magic of play. Learn how play can reshape adulthood, fuel creativity, and enhance family bonds. Don't miss out on the secrets to finding time for play, combating 'time confetti,' and turning mundane activities into joyful experiences. Plus, delve into the 'We Write the Story Challenge' and the art of savoring life's wonders. Tune in now and let your inner child guide the way! 🎉 ** Learn more about Laura here >> laurahaver.com Check out Laura's new book here >> https://amzn.to/49heDGx ** Download your free 1000 Hours Outside tracker here >> https://www.1000hoursoutside.com/trackers Find everything you need to kick off your 1000 Hours Outside Journey here >> https://www.1000hoursoutside.com/blog/allthethings Order of copy of Ginny's newest book, Until the Streetlights Come On here >> https://amzn.to/3RXjBlN Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:41:40

1KHO 246: Trust Yourself First | Mandy Davis, A Matter of Principal

2/16/2024
Join host Ginny Yurich on The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast as she delves into a transformative conversation with Mandy Davis, author of the captivating new book, "A Matter of Principal." In this episode, Mandy shares her experiences challenging the traditional school system, discussing topics such as institutions, the struggles of non-conforming children, and the crucial role parents play in understanding their children's unique needs. Explore the transition from rigid schedules to homeschooling, the concept of deschooling, and coping with skepticism and identity loss. Gain insights into self-directed learning, addressing gaps in education, and the holistic approach to homeschooling, focusing on the well-being of both mind and body. Discover how outdoor activities, recess, and embracing wonder contribute to a rich learning experience. If you're considering homeschooling or curious about alternative education, this episode will inspire and guide you on a path towards educational empowerment. ** Learn more about Mandy Davis here >> https://www.homebuilteducation.com/ Get your copy of A Matter of Principal here >> https://amzn.to/3T1siMr ** Download your free 1000 Hours Outside trackers here >> https://www.1000hoursoutside.com/trackers Find everything you need to kick off your 1000 Hours Outside Journey here >> https://www.1000hoursoutside.com/blog/allthethings Order of copy of Ginny's newest book, Until the Streetlights Come On here >> https://amzn.to/3RXjBlN Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:55:26

1KHO 245: To be Fully Alive You Have to Step Into Mystery | Randall Wallace, Braveheart

2/14/2024
Dropping on Valentines Day ❤️, Randall Wallace, the accomplished figure behind projects like Braveheart join us! Wallace reflects on his journey, attributing his success to an unwavering commitment to God, promising to be unyielding in the face of both effort and fear of failure. The influence of his father, a natural storyteller, becomes a poignant theme as Wallace discusses the significance of transferring identity and values through stories. The episode delves into personal challenges, including missing his father's bedside due to the events of 9/11, prompting profound reflections on the sacred and the responsibility of preparing one's children for an uncertain future. Wallace's early passion for storytelling and the ongoing nature of life are explored, emphasizing that things are never truly over and that unexpected turns often lead to profound blessings. The conversation unfolds to encompass the interplay between fear and faith, with Wallace viewing fear as a necessary companion that keeps one alert and energized. Insights into the messages embedded in his projects, like the enduring theme of faithfulness in Braveheart, highlight the importance of staying true to one's heart and acquiring wisdom before wielding strength. The episode concludes with reflections on childhood, the impact of technology, and the need for sacrifice in a world that sometimes overlooks the celebration of genuine love. Throughout, the central theme resonates – to be fully alive requires stepping into the mystery of life with faith, wisdom, and a willingness to sacrifice for what truly matters. ** Learn more about Randall's live show here >> https://www.wallaceentertainment.com/ ** Download your free 1000 Hours Outside trackers here >> https://www.1000hoursoutside.com/trackers Find everything you need to kick off your 1000 Hours Outside Journey here >> https://www.1000hoursoutside.com/blog/allthethings Order of copy of Ginny's newest book, Until the Streetlights Come On here >> https://amzn.to/3RXjBlN Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:50:49

1KHO 244: Practical Skills Never Disappoint | Joel Salatin, Homestead Tsunami

2/12/2024
Joel is baaaaack!!!! In this episode we're talking about the lies sold to us about modern life and the quest for real freedom. We talk about the importance of resiliency over efficiency and Joel advocates for a return to nature. The discussion explores the impact of our sterile culture on immunity, emphasizing the need for close contact with nature to build robust immune systems. Learn why you need some gentle immune assaults :). As the conversation shifts to practical skills, Salatin makes a compelling argument for addressing the youth crisis through meaningful tasks. Use practical skills to help foster community, affirm self-worth, and build a legacy for future generations. Listeners are encouraged not to fear starting late but to embrace the journey toward mastery over time. Salatin provides a stark warning about the current trajectory of society, urging the adoption of practical, visceral skills for a better future. Woven throughout this episode is a powerful call to be in a place that is conducive to life, addressing the crisis of trust with daily, unchanging practices that nourish the soul. We're talking homesteading, resilience, and the pursuit of genuine freedom and practical skills in this one. Enjoy!! ** Learn more about Joel here >> https://polyfacefarms.com/ Purchase your copy of Homestead Tsunami here >> https://amzn.to/49vsQzv ** Download your free 1000 Hours Outside trackers here >> https://www.1000hoursoutside.com/trackers Find everything you need to kick off your 1000 Hours Outside Journey here >> https://www.1000hoursoutside.com/blog/allthethings Order of copy of Ginny's newest book, Until the Streetlights Come On here >> https://amzn.to/3RXjBlN Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:53:18

1KHO 243: Bucket List Family Adventures: Exploring the Globe with Jessica Gee

2/9/2024
Jessica Gee from The Bucket List Family is here!!!!!!! In this episode we explore the incredible journey of Jessica Gee and her family, who have mastered the art of living an extraordinary life while keeping it beautifully ordinary. Jessica shares her insights on minimalist living, family bonding, and the joys and challenges of traveling with small children. From the bustling streets of Amsterdam to the serene landscapes of New Zealand, Jessica's tales of adventure are laced with valuable tips on safety, packing, and staying fit on the road. Discover the power of choosing your attitude and response in any situation, and learn the art of laundry tricks and savvy travel hacks from a seasoned explorer. Whether you're a seasoned traveler or dream of embarking on your first international trip, this episode is filled with inspiration to ignite your wanderlust and encourage you to savor every moment with family, friends, food, and music. Join the Gees in celebrating the beauty of an ordinary life lived in extraordinary places, and embrace the philosophy that there's no one right way to live your life—just slow down, enjoy the journey, and let the adventure unfold. ** Get your copy of National Geographic Bucket List Family Travel: Share the World With Your Kids on 50 Adventures of a Lifetime >> https://amzn.to/49rdT1k ** Download your free 1000 Hours Outside trackers here >> https://www.1000hoursoutside.com/trackers Find everything you need to kick off your 1000 Hours Outside Journey here >> https://www.1000hoursoutside.com/blog/allthethings Order of copy of Ginny's newest book, Until the Streetlights Come On here >> https://amzn.to/3RXjBlN Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:47:32

1KHO 242: Low-Screen and No-Screen Kids are Enduringly Popular | Kim John Payne, The Soul of Discipline

2/6/2024
Kim is back!!!! And oh my, every time it's a home run. We're talking about disoriented kids in this episodes - kids who are floundering through the overwhelm of childhood activities. We're talking about low-screen and no-screen kids and the long-term benefits of being a little more vigilant there. We talk about how a simple and balanced life aligns seamlessly with brain science - woot woot! As the conversation unfolds, Payne stresses the critical role of parents in navigating emotional overwhelm, highlighting the importance of staying calm and centered. The episode explores the power of wonder, urging parents to give their instincts the space they need. We discuss how inner talk develops and why that's so important (fascinating!!!) In this episode, Ginny Yurich and Kim John Payne deliver a captivating exploration of parenting, discipline, and the intricate world of childhood development, challenging conventional beliefs and offering a fresh perspective on the true essence of raising resilient and well-balanced kiddos. It's a don't miss episode! ** Purchase your copy of The Soul of Discipline here >> https://amzn.to/496ykko Check out Kim's trainings and podcast here >> https://www.simplicityparenting.com/ ** Downloads your free 1000 Hours Outside trackers here >> https://www.1000hoursoutside.com/trackers Find everything you need to kick off your 1000 Hours Outside Journey here >> https://www.1000hoursoutside.com/blog/allthethings Order of copy of Ginny's newest book, Until the Streetlights Come On here >> https://amzn.to/3RXjBlN Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:54:32

1KHO 241: Nature's Currency: Mastering the Art of an Affordable Life | Jade Warshaw, Money's Not a Math Problem

1/31/2024
Jade Warshaw is here!!!! Jade unravels the intricacies of leading a rich and fulfilling life without the burden of excessive expenses. The conversation kicks off by challenging preconceived notions, exploring the realization that many of the experiences we seek are often readily available in the great outdoors, which is mostly free. The dialogue delves into practical strategies, beginning with the creation of a debt-free playlist and a reconsideration of career paths that may not necessitate a traditional degree. Listeners will gain insights into the transformative power of language, with a dedicated section on vocab rehab, encouraging intentional communication that opens up new possibilities in the financial landscape. They emphasize the importance of living a little, staying motivated, and savoring the richness of experiences without the misconception that it requires a hefty financial investment. The episode takes a closer look at tools like the Every Dollar App, shedding light on how technology can aid in managing finances and dispelling the myth that guardrails confine us. Instead, the hosts propose that boundaries serve as guides, allowing for greater accomplishment and preventing financial pitfalls. The conversation broadens to encompass the intersection of money and status, revealing the often-overlooked costs associated with our financial choices. Listeners are encouraged to contemplate the true expense of money, with a powerful reminder that time is the most precious commodity. Wrapping up the episode, Ginny and Jade leave listeners with a resounding call to action – to make progress, not excuses. The episode serves as a roadmap for anyone seeking to master the art of an affordable life, demonstrating that true wealth extends beyond monetary measures and can be found in the balance between financial prudence and the abundance of experiences waiting just outside our doors. ** Learn more about Jade here >> https://www.ramseysolutions.com/jade-warshaw Purchase your copy of Money's Not a Math Problem here >> https://amzn.to/499YwLb ** Downloads your free 1000 Hours Outside trackers here >> https://www.1000hoursoutside.com/trackers Find everything you need to kick off your 1000 Hours Outside Journey here >> https://www.1000hoursoutside.com/blog/allthethings Order of copy of Ginny's newest book, Until the Streetlights Come On here >> https://amzn.to/3RXjBlN Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:52:57

1KHO 240: The Importance of Bright Days and Dark Nights | Paul Bogard, The End of Night

1/30/2024
Paul Bogard joins us to talk about the pervasive issue of light pollution and its impact on our ability to experience the beauty of the night sky amongst many other things. Bogard discusses the societal shift towards retreating indoors when darkness falls, highlighting the hidden costs of overusing artificial light. The conversation unveils the profound effects of light at night on human health, sleep, and circadian rhythms. Listeners will gain insights into practical steps, such as sleeping in the dark and using red nightlights, to mitigate these effects. Bogard also sheds light on the far-reaching consequences of artificial light on wildlife, including migratory birds as well as bats, insects, amphibians, and fish. The episode concludes with a call to action, emphasizing the urgency of preserving the natural darkness for the well-being of current and future generations. Explore the enchanting world of night, and discover why firsthand experiences with darkness are invaluable for our connection to the natural world. It's a fascinating conversation!! ** Learn more about Paul here >> https://www.paul-bogard.com/ Get your copy of The End of Night here >> https://amzn.to/3OnmSIF ** Downloads your free 1000 Hours Outside trackers here >> https://www.1000hoursoutside.com/trackers Find everything you need to kick off your 1000 Hours Outside Journey here >> https://www.1000hoursoutside.com/blog/allthethings Order of copy of Ginny's newest book, Until the Streetlights Come On here >> https://amzn.to/3RXjBlN Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:48:25

1KHO 239: You're Not Giving Up Anything When You Choose to Play | Dr. Aliza Pressman, The 5 Principles of Parenting

1/25/2024
Hosted by Ginny Yurich, this episode of The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast explores Dr. Aliza Pressman's illuminating discussion on the 5 Principles of Parenting. Discover the liberating concept of embracing imperfection and letting go of the pursuit of perfection. Learn how becoming a better person is integral to becoming a better parent, and unravel the fascinating dynamics of catching other people's nervous systems. Dr. Pressman advocates for developing a passcode of self-regulation, emphasizing the impossibility of having a stress response while drinking water. The episode also delves into the impact of perfectionism, particularly on women as primary caregivers, and highlights the distinction between excellence and perfection. Explore the concept that "good enough" parenting is more perfect than perfection itself. Reflect on how you want your kids to remember you and the importance of delight and play in fostering healthy development. Dr. Pressman presents compelling research on the robust benefits of pretend play, asserting its role in bolstering executive function. The episode concludes with the intriguing notion that, like frogs, progress often involves jumping forward. Join the conversation on redefining parenting paradigms and nurturing joyful connections. ** Learn more about Dr. Aliza Pressman here >> https://draliza.com/ Purchase Aliza's book here >> https://amzn.to/3SlPGDM ** Downloads your free 1000 Hours Outside trackers here >> https://www.1000hoursoutside.com/trackers Find everything you need to kick off your 1000 Hours Outside Journey here >> https://www.1000hoursoutside.com/blog/allthethings Order of copy of Ginny's newest book, Until the Streetlights Come On here >> https://amzn.to/3RXjBlN Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:47:27

1KHO 238: Sure Things are Boring | Michael Easter, Scarcity Brain

1/22/2024
Michael Easter is back!!! We're diving into the complexities of human behavior in this one, from overconsumption to addiction and the factors that shape our daily choices. We kick it off with pervasive nature of human consumption, delving into the wired tendency to overeat and the startling impact of heart disease as a global killer. Michael Easter highlights conditions for addiction, revealing the surprising potential for seemingly positive habits to become addictive. A central theme emerges—the scarcity loop—a behavioral cycle compelling individuals to engage in repetitive, sometimes irrational, behaviors. The parallels between the scarcity loop and social media dynamics underscore its pervasive influence in modern life. Contrary to the emphasis on addition, Easter introduces the power of subtraction, urging listeners to consider removing excess for a more fulfilling life. Personal transformation takes center stage as Easter shares his journey to sobriety, emphasizing the importance of choosing long-term rewards over short-term comfort. The conversation extends to topics like obesity, the desire for quick results, and the craving for influence and status. Quantifiable metrics, from grades to social media engagement, are explored, challenging conventional perspectives on success. The episode concludes with reflections on digital media, escapism through games, and the concept of slow information. Join Michael and Ginny as they guide listeners through a captivating exploration of human behavior, encouraging introspection, change, and intentional navigation of the complexities of the modern world. ** Learn more about Michael Easter here >> www.eastermichael.com Get your copy of Scarcity Brain here >> https://amzn.to/47BURUD ** Downloads your free 1000 Hours Outside trackers here >> https://www.1000hoursoutside.com/trackers Find everything you need to kick off your 1000 Hours Outside Journey here >> https://www.1000hoursoutside.com/blog/allthethings Order of copy of Ginny's newest book, Until the Streetlights Come On here >> https://amzn.to/3RXjBlN Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:51:00

1KHO 237: From Regret to Resilience: Overcoming Lost Years | Jon Acuff, Soundtracks

1/18/2024
Jon Acuff is back!!!! And we talk about SO much in this episode. You are going to get thing after thing after thing out of this one!! Jon shares candid insights on handling lost years, overcoming fear, and embracing positive action. From the impact of thoughts on our lives to the importance of bedtime routines (for adults!!), this episode offers reminders of hope, truth, and the power of curiosity. Discover how to navigate regret, cultivate resilience, and make the last thing you do before bed count. Tune in for a dose of inspiration and practical (as well as funny) wisdom from Jon Acuff on the journey from regret to a purposeful life. ** Learn more about Jon Acuff here >> https://jonacuff.com/ Purchase your copy of Soundtracks here >> https://amzn.to/3S0Fyzb ** Downloads your free 1000 Hours Outside trackers here >> https://www.1000hoursoutside.com/trackers Find everything you need to kick off your 1000 Hours Outside Journey here >> https://www.1000hoursoutside.com/blog/allthethings Order of copy of Ginny's newest book, Until the Streetlights Come On here >> https://amzn.to/3RXjBlN Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:56:29

1KHO 236: Rescuing Attention in a Distracted World | Nicholas Carr, The Shallows

1/16/2024
Join host Ginny Yurich in a riveting episode of the 1000 Hours Outside Podcast as she engages in a profound conversation with Nicholas Carr, renowned author of "The Shallows." Carr shares insights into the genesis of his book, which began as a personal exploration of the challenges he faced while spending excessive time online. The realization that constant connectivity hindered concentration and fueled distraction led him to delve deeper into the transformative impact of technology on our minds. The discussion unfolds with Carr drawing inspiration from Neil Postman, emphasizing that technology is not merely a tool but an ideology that shapes our environment and influences the way we think and interact. The conversation explores how our communication tools create a new ecology, molding our perceptions and interactions. Carr highlights the inherent distractibility of human beings and how modern technology exacerbates this issue, hijacking our minds and affecting our ability to focus. The episode delves into the ways screens, particularly on computers and phones, alter the reading experience. Carr contrasts the shield of a paper with the distractions surrounding digital words. He discusses the steady stream of information bombarding us, making it challenging to screen out distractions and maintain focus. The impact of technology on attention spans is a central theme, with Carr addressing the addictive nature of smartphones and the constant mental presence of our phones. He shares personal experiences of losing the ability to concentrate and immerse oneself in a book due to excessive online engagement. The conversation expands to societal implications, exploring how technology has changed our perception of time, eroded patience, and altered social dynamics. The influence of screens on reading habits, promoting skimming and scanning, is examined, highlighting the fundamental shift in the way we consume information. Carr also touches upon the societal shift towards instant gratification and the desire for quicker stimuli, evident in the rise of AI companions. The episode concludes with a reflection on the value placed on measurable outcomes, leaving listeners with a deeper understanding of the profound impact of technology on our minds, attention, and societal behaviors. ** Learn more about Nicholas Carr here >> https://www.nicholascarr.com/ Get your copy of The Shallows here >> https://amzn.to/3HmBpAK ** Downloads your free 1000 Hours Outside trackers here >> https://www.1000hoursoutside.com/trackers Find everything you need to kick off your 1000 Hours Outside Journey here >> https://www.1000hoursoutside.com/blog/allthethings Order of copy of Ginny's newest book, Until the Streetlights Come On here >> https://amzn.to/3RXjBlN Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:45:12

1KHO 235: Small Things Add Up to a Big Life | Jefferson Bethke, To Hell with the Hustle

1/10/2024
Jefferson Bethke is here and we talk about SO many incredible topics in this episode!! We explore the societal pressure to achieve early markers of success, the misplaced desire for an extraordinary life, and that there is a lot of value in obscurity. Jefferson shares insights on the importance of becoming over doing, the freedom found in embracing a seemingly ordinary life, and sometimes aiming to be more boring! We talk about the power of saying no, viewing your day as a jar of rocks that is already full (fascinating!!) and the wisdom of viewing time as a valuable asset. Discover the beauty in embracing limits, cultivating family priorities, and the extraordinary richness found in the seemingly ordinary moments of life. ** Learn more about Jefferson here >> Jeffandalyssa.com Get your copy of To Hell with the Hustle here >> https://amzn.to/3RTVK4Z Get your copy of Take Back your Family here >> https://amzn.to/3NVo7Pf ** Downloads your free 1000 Hours Outside trackers here >> https://www.1000hoursoutside.com/trackers Find everything you need to kick off your 1000 Hours Outside Journey here >> https://www.1000hoursoutside.com/blog/allthethings Order of copy of Ginny's newest book, Until the Streetlights Come On here >> https://amzn.to/3RXjBlN Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:56:22

1KHO 234: It Takes a Long Time for the Effects of a Sedentary Lifestyle to Catch Up With You | Darryl Edwards, Primal Play

1/8/2024
The founder of Primal Play, Darryl Edwards joins us!! We dive into Darryl's personal journey, from sick and sedentary to moving and living with joy. Darryl shifted his focus from exercise to joyful movement. From childhood play to tackling the challenges of a sedentary lifestyle, Darryl shares his insights on finding joy in movement. The episode covers topics such as the impact of a sedentary lifestyle on health, the journey to rediscover joy through movement, and the importance of play for both children and adults. Listeners are treated to valuable lessons on functional fitness, breaking free from societal expectations, and embracing a more active, playful approach to health. ** Learn more about Darryl Edwards here >> https://primalplay.com/ Purchase Your Copy of Animal Moves here >>https://amzn.to/3RXhTQe Purchase Your Copy of Paleo Fitness here >> https://amzn.to/3tQi73h ** Downloads your free 1000 Hours Outside trackers here >> https://www.1000hoursoutside.com/trackers Find everything you need to kick off your 1000 Hours Outside Journey here >> https://www.1000hoursoutside.com/blog/allthethings Order of copy of Ginny's newest book, Until the Streetlights Come On here >> https://amzn.to/3RXjBlN Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:50:27