A Note from Darcia
Welcome to The Evolved Nest!
Welcome to The Evolved Nest's monthly newsletter! We're happy on this Father's Day to share a number of new resources to our website at www.EvolvedNest.org.

Below you can find links to new podcasts, a new Fresh Eyes blog, Evolved Nest in the news, and a number of noteworthy headlines highlighting the need for fathers to be included in paid leave initiatives.

I would love to hear from you as we are growing: what are your thoughts? what else would you like to see or hear from me and The Evolved Nest team?

We look forward to connecting with you over the coming months. Please share the growing resources on The Evolved Nest website, and thank you for your support!

Darcia Narvaez, PhD
Darcia enjoying the big picture view atop the Rocky Mountains.
Darcia's Blog
The "Death of Birth" and Losing Nature
We are less human if we forget to nurture our nature connection.
The species apocalypse taking place now is not so disturbing if you have been trained over and over to perceive many insects and animals as “pests” to be exterminated rather than treated as partners in the ecosystem. Pouring toxins on gardens and yards seems reasonable in this “us-against-nature”  worldview

The IPBES report notes that humanity’s current practices are eroding the very foundations of human economies, food security, livelihoods, health, and quality of life all over the world. In every neighborhood, “transformative changes” are needed to restore and protect nature.

What can you do?

Discover The Evolved Nest
Podcast Series
5. Ethical Mindsets
We have different ethical mindsets and which we prefer can be affected by our early life experience. Triune Ethics Meta-Theory helps us understand what these mindsets are and why we shift into one or another.

6. Breastmilk
It almost seems magical when you begin to learn about all the benefits of breastmilk. Find out why breastmilk provides lifelong benefits for little ones.

7. Attachment: When It Goes Wrong
What happens when you do not receive what you need in early life? The effects of a nonresponsive and insensitive childhood are discussed.

8. Companionship Attachment
Young and old all experience human attachments but we do so in different ways. Learn what these different ways are and what the healthiest form, companionship attachment, is and how to live it out.

Evolved Nest In The News
What Does A Human Really Need?  An Interview with Darcia Narvaez, PhD. Prioritizing our biological norms over our social norms to enhance the lives of our children, the environment and the future. This is the podcast for anyone who has a child, wants a child or knows a child.

OUR PRIMAL NEST: The Development of the Moral Human Being, Wild Roots Podcast

Reclaiming Humanity at the Dawn of Posthumanism : Conversation with Darcia Narvaez. Mad In America

Find The Evolved Nest in the news in our press room . You can also book Darcia for interviews and events on this page.
Father's Day Inspiration
The importance of fathers for reducing aggression in boys:

Rough-and-Tumble Play and the Cooperation-Competition Dilemma: Evolutionary and Developmental Perspectives on the Development of Social Competence, presentation by Joseph Flanders
Good News For Dads!

Alexis Ohanian, the co-founder of Reddit, husband of Serena Williams and father of their daughter, Olympia, is on a mission to get dads the mandated right to take paid paternity leave.

Find resources from our website's Community Practices page that support this component of The Evolved Nest: PL+US (Paid Family Leave for the United States) and the National Partnership for Women and Families .
Rock the World Breastfeeding and Parenting Conference
API is thrilled to announce we are partnering with La Leche League of KY/TN for the  Rock the World: Breastfeeding and Parenting Conference  in Nashville, November 2, 2019! The location will be in the heart of Nashville, near so many family friendly and musical locations. From the Parthenon at Centennial Park to downtown music central, we will have activities for all ages.

The conference will feature Darcia Narvaez, PhD,  Dr. Bill and Martha Sears, Dr. James McKenna, Barbara Nicholson and Lysa Parker , and many other stellar speakers, exhibitors, sponsors, and, of course, a music event! Come meet parents and professionals from all over the world and celebrate API's 25th Anniversary too.

The conference will be a one-day event complemented by an evening event on Friday and a concert on the day of the event. CEUS will be provided.

Find out more about this 25th Anniversary Celebration of Attachment Parenting International  here .

See the full event calendar here
Fresh Eyes on the Evolved Nest
Follow the Fresh Eyes Series to discover how the next generation perceive the Evolved Nest and relates to children, before they become parents...
The Path to Healing
By Ariel Niforatos

...the destructive and isolating tendencies of a self-protective mindset can be overcome through learning developmental ethical ecological practice (DEEP). By having a balance of self-initiative and at least one supportive mentor to guide one’s progress to moral healing, DEEP can be achieved. What this means is that not only should we ask for help when we find ourselves falling into self-protective tendencies but it also means that we need to be constantly aware of how our actions affect other people and be willing to be that mentor to someone who wants to shift her/his mindset. 

New Book
Indigenous Sustainable Wisdom
First-Nation Know-How for Global Flourishing

Edited By Darcia Narvaez, Four Arrows (Don Trent Jacobs), Eugene Halton, Brian S Collier and Georges Enderle

Contributors describe ways of being in the world that reflect a worldview that guided humanity for 99% of human history: They describe the practical traditional wisdom that stems from Nature-based relational cultures that were or are guided by this worldview. Such cultures did not cause the kinds of anti-Nature and de-humanizing or inequitable policies and practices that now pervade our world. Far from romanticizing Indigenous histories, Indigenous Sustainable Wisdom offers facts about how human beings, with our potential for good and evil behaviors, can live in relative harmony again. Contributions cover views from anthropology, psychology, sociology, leadership, native science, native history, and native art.

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