On Episode 296 of the Mama Bear Dares website, Tesi and Leslie sit down with professional ultra-runner, sports nutritionist, and climate activist Dr. Stephanie Howe. The women discuss the idea that when you live your life outdoors like Stephanie does, you witness the effects of climate change firsthand. It’s this observation that has led Dr. Howe to engage with climate change advocacy, in particular with the brands she partners with as well as the organization Protect Our Winters. Listeners will appreciate her knowledge, experiences, and how she creates a sense of urgency in the climate change conversation. For complete Show Notes, visit the Mama Bear Dares website.
On Episode 295 of the Mama Bear Dares podcast, Leslie and Tesi discuss the ins and outs of Thanksgiving 2020 and the importance of representation. For the latter, they lean on what they learn in their conversation with the brilliant NY Times bestselling illustrator Holly Hatam. Holly talks about the importance of diversity in children’s books and her dedication to leaving no off the page. With a focus on gratitude, the women encourage listeners to acknowledge and celebrate the unique experience and history of all people. For complete Show Notes, visit the Mama Bear Dares website.
On Episode 294 of the Mama Bear Dares Podcast, Tesi and Leslie revisit their conversation with Lauren Ornelas, the founder of the Food Empowerment Project, an organization that seeks to create a more just and sustainable world by recognizing the power of one’s food choices. The women discuss farm worker rights, veganism, chocolate slavery, the lack of access to healthy foods, and how we can all make more informed choices that can ultimately prevent injustice against animals, people, and the environment. Now, more than ever, is a great time to learn about the importance of—and treatment of—farm and factory workers in America and Lauren is a phenomenal resource and impressive activist. For complete Show Notes, visit the Mama Bear Dares website.
On Episode 293 of the Mama Bear Dare Podcast, Tesi and Leslie sit down with Renee Jain, the founder of child-psychology start-up GoZen! and co-author of SUPERPOWERED: Transform Anxiety into Courage, Confidence, and Resilience. As a recognized pioneer in the fields of technology and social and emotional learning, Renee and the sister-co-hosts discuss the emotional health of ALL of us (kids and adults alike) living through the year 2020. In this generous interview, Renee offers insight, skills, and HOPE for not just recognizing and managing our emotions, but using them for good. For complete Show Notes, visit the Mama Bear Dares Podcast website.
On Episode 292 of the Mama Bear Dares Podcast, Tesi and Leslie talk about the November 3rd election one last time. They discuss the emotional toll of the last four years of living in the US under the Trump administration, take another look at voter suppression and the nuts and bolts of an election in pandemic times, and try to answer the inevitable: Where do we go from here? It’s a shorter, lighter Mama Bear podcast than typical … because no one has the energy for heavy things right now. Listen, laugh, and cross all the fingers and toes. For complete Show Notes, visit the Mama Bear Dares website.