Oct 22, 2020
How many conservationists get so consumed by their jobs that they don't actually get outside? Michelle Doerr is a hunter, angler, and all-around Minnesotan gal whose career is focused on helping conservationists avoid burnout. It starts with knowing yourself, what self-care you need (hint: it probably involves getting outside), and making it happen.
2:00 Chipping in for a friend's Kickstarter-funded movie, "Cold November" - which is a totally badass matriarchal hunting tale
5:00 That first snow of the season... it's kind of special! Unless it's way too early
6:00 A wildlife biologist makes a career switch to consulting - Anavah Consulting: Connecting people to themselves, others, and Earth
8:00 Self-care for conservationists: When your work is spent battling big issues like climate change, chronic wasting disease, etc, it can be hard not to internalize those work struggles and carry them with us
10:00 Ecophobia: Just presenting the doomsday scenario (eg: our planet is burning up) can be anxiety-inducing.
13:00 You have to feel that you are worth self-care, and that it's not selfish -- it's a required input for being your best, problem-solving self
15:00 How many conservationists get so consumed with their jobs that they don't actually get outside? #lookingatyou
17:00 Having two kids who are polar opposites
22:00 Covid is a total monkeywrench into the best-laid self-care and workplace happiness plans... conservation workplaces tend to be collaborative, and right now everyone is their own island
24:00 Social interaction is a lifeline of energy for some people... working from home is hard on extroverts
27:00 Environmental Identity - Marica undergoes a sample diagnostic!
29:00 What's your earliest outdoor memory? What was your family's culture toward the outdoors?
32:00 There's no 'good' or 'bad' relationship to nature... everyone's relationship is just different
36:00 Your environmental identity is always evolving... it changed when you took your first shot at a big-game animal
38:00 Watching five Wisconsin bucks in the rut - totally in the zone
40:00 Deer fawn meets pheasant rooster
41:00 What's your personal breaking point for time spent sitting in a tree stand? Two hours? Five hours?
42:00 Find Michelle online at AnavahConsulting.com
43:00 "Embracing Embeddedness" - Michelle's take on all the hunting feels
46:00 NEWS! Artemis hires a new coordinator in the Southeast