May 2, 2018
"All good things are
wild & free"
-Henry David Thoreau
Niki tells her story about traveling across the landscapes of nature-- as avid hiker/outdoor enthusiast, wolf-advocate (yes, they need our help!), Bikram yogi, and exotic animal handler. After a not-so-great, though sadly typical, experience with public high "schooling," Niki blossomed into an avid learner and teacher after she answered what she terms her "Call of the Wild."
Niki is a wonderful and interesting example of the various forms of learning and teaching that happen outside the narrow academic realm of school. For the students who struggle in school or who don't succeed as a student in the academic realm, this episode is for you!
A few quotes from our conversation:
"When life is trying to tell you something, when the some 'thing' keeps calling you back, you should probably listen."
"I learned not to have expectations... or believe in limits about what I could do or couldn't do."
"I just knew I was in the right place. I just knew-- this is it. This is my life. This is me."
"So many doors opened for me."
"I am so grateful....I love my life. I wouldn't change anything."
I really hope you enjoy listening to Niki about her sense of self-awareness; interconnectedness; the wild; listening; and openness to what life brings. Her enthusiasm for authentic forms of learning and teaching are contagious!
For more information:
Curious Creatures @ https://www.curiouscreatures.org/
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Ipswich, MA 01938
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Lunatics" by Earthling (intro and outro music)
"Political Lunatics" by Earthling