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Serenbe Stories


A podcast chronicling life in the leading wellness community, Serenbe. Founder Steve Nygren shares his story of how an afternoon drive changed his family’s life. How he chose to leave the city, his job, the big house and and all that Atlanta offered to instead wrap his arms around his family and move full time to the country. Steve will share how this began a new chapter in his life to focus on what he could control rather then on what was beyond his control. This move led to his 7 years in the wilderness of retirement cutting trails in the woods and spending time with his family on the farm. Another wake up call came in the form of a bulldozer and the result is Serenbe, what began as a reaction to save his backyard, became a way to show the balance between development and land preservation – he’ll discuss how 100 years ago we had this balance naturally. He’ll talk about how we resist or ignore issues out of fear vs. thinking about common sense solutions. Most importantly he’ll talk about the connection to nature, biophilia, and each other that is vitally important for individual and community wellness. Join Steve on his journey of stepping into nature and taking control of life.

Recent Episodes

Chad Epple on Engineering Serenbe March 30, 2020 Episode artwork Creating Art Out of The Ordinary with Robert RauschMarch 23, 2020 Episode artwork Southface Co-Founder Dennis Creech's Influence on National SustainabilityMarch 16, 2020 Episode artwork How The Serenbe Institute Drew John Graham InMarch 09, 2020 Episode artwork Alfie Vick Eats Plants (And Talks Environmental Ethics)March 02, 2020 Episode artwork Col. Mark Mykleby: How Sustainable Solutions Drive Economic GrowthFebruary 24, 2020 Episode artwork Chef Nicolas Bour's Journey Back To Serenbe & Food AdvocacyFebruary 17, 2020 Episode artwork Land Planning & Sacred Geometry's Influence with Phill TabbFebruary 10, 2020 Episode artwork John Lanier Continues & Expands on Ray C. Anderson's Legacy February 03, 2020 Episode artwork Richard Louv Wants Us to Reconnect with Nature and AnimalsJanuary 27, 2020 Episode artwork Introducing Season 2 of Serenbe StoriesJanuary 13, 2020 Episode artwork Legacy & Hope: Advancing Biophilic PrinciplesNovember 25, 2019 Episode artwork Steve’s Daughters Share Stories: Hear From Garnie, Kara & QuinnNovember 18, 2019 Episode artwork The Story Before Serenbe: Steve Nygren's Early YearsNovember 11, 2019 Episode artwork Development: The New Patron of the ArtsNovember 04, 2019 Episode artwork How Steve Nygren Convinced Serenbe's First Residents To Make The MoveOctober 28, 2019 Episode artwork Placemaking In The WoodsOctober 21, 2019 Episode artwork Building A Community From ScratchOctober 14, 2019 Episode artwork Balancing Development And Preservation To Save Nature October 07, 2019 Episode artwork Dinner Parties And Peach Cobbler September 30, 2019 Episode artwork Catalyst To Create SerenbeSeptember 23, 2019 Episode artwork Finding the Farmhouse, Reconnecting to NatureSeptember 16, 2019 Episode artwork What Is Serenbe?September 09, 2019 Episode artwork Introducing Serenbe StoriesAugust 30, 2019 Episode artwork