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The Evolved Nest: Lessons from the Natural World to Raise Healthy Children and Create Global Peace with Dr. Darcia Narvaez and Dr. Gay Bradshaw
28th May 2023 • The Superhumanize Podcast •
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Welcome to another episode of The Superhumanize Podcast, where we explore groundbreaking ideas and practices that elevate our understanding of human potential. I'm your host, Ariane, and today we have the privilege of diving deep into the world of child development and connected communities with two remarkable guests, Dr. Darcia Narvaez and Dr. Gay Bradshaw.

Dr. Darcia Narvaez is a renowned Professor of Psychology Emerita at the University of Notre Dame and an esteemed scholar whose work has significantly shaped the field of developmental psychology. With a focus on moral development and the crucial role of early life experiences, Dr. Narvaez has dedicated her career to uncovering the innate blueprint that nature has designed for raising children.

Joining her is Dr. Gay Bradshaw, an extraordinary ecologist, psychologist, and acclaimed author. Dr. Bradshaw's pioneering work centers around the interconnectedness of human and animal well-being and the importance of compassionate communities. Her expertise lies in bridging the gap between the sciences, exploring the intersection of psychology, ecology, and ethics.

Together, Dr. Narvaez and Dr. Bradshaw have co-authored the transformative book, The Evolved Nest: Nature's Way of Raising Children and Creating Connected Communities. This groundbreaking work delves into the profound wisdom embedded in our ancestral heritage and offers a blueprint for nurturing children and fostering interconnected communities, creating harmonious societies.

Our guests will guide us through the concept of the Evolved Nest and highlight its paramount significance in the development of children and society as a whole. They will illuminate the core elements of the Evolved Nest that are indispensable for fostering healthy growth, nurturing empathy, and cultivating resilient, compassionate individuals and societies.

Dr. Narvaez and Dr. Bradshaw will shed light on the relationship between the Evolved Nest and the alarming concept of nature deficit disorder. We will explore the profound ramifications of disconnection from the natural world and discuss ways to combat this issue, cultivating a harmonious and sustainable coexistence with our environment for the benefit of future generations.

In this episode with Drs. Narvaez and Bradshaw, you'll discover:

-The ideologies and societal problems which inspired the collaboration that led to the Evolved Nest book...03:30

-The Evolved Nest concept, and how it impacts the upbringing of children in the modern world...09:00

-How modern society has deviated from the Evolved Nest concepts...14:00

-Steps we can take today to address the pressing needs facing our children snd global communities...18:00

-How the forsaking of the feminine contributes to our societal issues...23:30

-Common misconceptions regarding the Evolved Nest ideology......29:30

-Teach children the responsible use of free will and consequences for actions...34:30

-The role cultural differences play in the Evolved Nest concept...39:00

-Future projects related to the Evolved Nest that are currently in the works...44:00

-And much more!

Resources mentioned:


Dr Darcia Narvaez

Dr Gay Bradshaw

Evolved Nest

The Kerulos Center for Nonviolence

The Evolved Nest: Nature's Way of Raising Children and Creating Connected Communities


Dr Darcia Narvaez




Dr Gay Bradshaw




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