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And onto this week’s show!
I’m so thrilled to have discovered Katarina Wallentin, when she sent us her book – Clara the Climate Changer. She has worked in many hidden parts of the globe with international organizations such as United Nations, Amnesty International and Doctors Without Borders. Her aim has always been to explore, experience and change the world we live in to something greater for now and the future. During her travels, she has experienced first-hand that nothing on this amazing Earth is totally black or white, right or wrong – a woman after my own heart! Instead, everything is interconnected and what you see, depends on the shade of the glasses you put on. This year she is publishing two children’s books – The Baby Unicorn Manifest and Clara & the Climate Changer. She is currently working on a third book, for adults, called The Bullshitometer. Katarina lives in Stockholm with her 15-year-old daughter Emilia who she brings on her travels and adventures as often as possible and today we discuss a variety of topics based on these questions I asked her (and the tangents we went on!)
The questions I asked Katarina:
The continuous exploration of the wondrous world we get to live in – you’ve got a rich CV full of interesting things and you also see a world in pain: how do you stay ‘light’ in exploring our world with wonder? How do you not let yourself experience overwhelm for all that needs our urgent attention? (Constant struggle for the conscious low tox peeps)
Empowering people to know that they actually know – What do you mean by that, I’m intrigued!
How do you raise a conscious kid in this age? There’s never been more information available to us to teach with, yet by the same token it feels that we shelter our kids from the ‘real world’ more than ever…
You say you love being silly with your brilliant and funny and amazing 15 year old daughter and I love being silly with my 9 year old son – I’d love to hear what that looks like for you guys?
How did you teach her balance between caring about causes / embracing playfulness?
Do you believe that balance is what’s going to help us continue to drive impactful change? It’s no fun if it’s all super serious, right?
Tell me the story of how you decided to become a children’s book author. You seem to have quite a lot ON! hehe.
Clara the climate changer: How did that come about? A personal passion for communicating climate change to people in a relatable way? Something else?
Other helpful links:
Find out more about Katarina Wallentin and her book Clara and the Climate Changer: www.katarinawallentin.com
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