I’ve noticed lately that for an increasing number of us, some gloominess is starting to creep in to our daily lives. At first, I put it down to, at least in my own case age-maybe I’m just getting older, less adaptable perhaps.
For me though, this feeling is really one of nostalgia-for the environment, for our earth. A kind of homesickness-without even leaving home!
Environmental philosopher Glenn Albrecht coined the term Solastalia, and he says
“Solastalgia exists when there is recognition that the place where one resides and that one loves is under assault (physical desolation.)"
Welcome to Ant to Sol, a podcast where in each episode- I’ll share with you a quick little antidote that I use to get me through those times of despair in the age of the Anthropocene. A lot of them will be pretty familiar, and some may require gum boots, but if you are willing to take a leap of faith, you might just like the taste of your medicine.
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*music by Remy Bourgeois, Nostalgic Memories, Provided by Jamendo