People Walkers: Taking Steps to Heal Loneliness

People Walkers:
Taking Steps to Heal Loneliness

Show Notes

Edvard Munch’s most famous painting, The Scream, began as a walk in nature and is a representation of isolation, disconnection and loneliness. During lockdowns, when gyms and pools were all closed, the only form of exercise many people could do was walk. Our outside walks became rituals for many of us, the only time of the day or night when we left our homes. 

Since ancient Greek and Roman times, walking has been considered a part of healing. It’s a concept that Japanese culture has long believed in: to walk in nature, surrounded by trees, is a way to shed loneliness and connect back to others and our roots. 

Major Sources Include:
1.
Why I Started Walking People by Chuck McCarthy
2. Map of Car Ownership in the U.S.  
3. Professor Stanley Coren interview August 25, 2020
4. Dr. Nick Summerton interview August 28, 2020
5. Sandra Samuels-Allen interview August 29, 2020
6.
Professor Miyazaki Yoshifumi interview August 30, 2020
7.
Physiological Effects of Nature Therapy: A Review of the Research in Japan

Series Credits:
Host and Writer: Peg Fong

Director: Callie O’Reilly
Theme music: Ian Lefeuvre and Ari Posner
Engineer: Geoff Devine
Producers: Debbie O’Reilly and Guillermo Serrano
Executive Producer: Terry O’Reilly

This show is brought to you by the Apostrophe Podcast Network and powered by Acast.

Show Notes

Edvard Munch’s most famous painting, The Scream, began as a walk in nature and is a representation of isolation, disconnection and loneliness. During lockdowns, when gyms and pools were all closed, the only form of exercise many people could do was walk. Our outside walks became rituals for many of us, the only time of the day or night when we left our homes. 

Since ancient Greek and Roman times, walking has been considered a part of healing. It’s a concept that Japanese culture has long believed in: to walk in nature, surrounded by trees, is a way to shed loneliness and connect back to others and our roots. 

Major Sources Include:
1.
Why I Started Walking People by Chuck McCarthy
2. Map of Car Ownership in the U.S.  
3. Professor Stanley Coren interview August 25, 2020
4. Dr. Nick Summerton interview August 28, 2020
5. Sandra Samuels-Allen interview August 29, 2020
6.
Professor Miyazaki Yoshifumi interview August 30, 2020
7.
Physiological Effects of Nature Therapy: A Review of the Research in Japan

Series Credits:
Host and Writer: Peg Fong

Director: Callie O’Reilly
Theme music: Ian Lefeuvre and Ari Posner
Engineer: Geoff Devine
Producers: Debbie O’Reilly and Guillermo Serrano
Executive Producer: Terry O’Reilly

This show is brought to you by the Apostrophe Podcast Network and powered by Acast.

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