Since Sebastian Slovin can remember, nature has been a central part of his life. He was fortunate to grow up in the beach community of La Jolla, California and spent his childhood exploring both the land and the sea. As a young boy, he lost his father to suicide, which would deeply inspire his path in life. As a young adult, he had the opportunity to travel extensively and experience many of the world’s great surf spots as a professional bodyboarder. He holds a BA in Environmental Policy from San Diego State University and an MA in Leadership Studies from the University of San Diego. He is also the author of The Adventures of Enu, Ashes in the Ocean, and Experience Nature Unplugged: A Guide to Wellness in the Digital Age.
In 2012, Sebastian and his wife, Sonya, founded Nature Unplugged with the mission of inspiring wellness in the digital age. They have since developed a unique curriculum to help individuals, families, educators and organizations break free from the clutches of technology overuse and reconnect with nature.
00:02:12 Welcome, Sebastian!
00:06:28 How the Outdoors Saved Sebastian’s Life
00:13:40 Unplugging for Our Mental Health
00:21:43 How the Way We Consume Social Media is Changing
00:31:32 Combating Tech Addiction
00:37:26 How Nature Unplugged Works
00:52:57 Sebastian’s Books
00:56:54 Resources Sebastian is Looking For
00:58:40 Sebastian’s Life-Changing Book
01:01:38 Sebastian’s Call to Action
01:04:27 Connecting with Sebastian
01:05:22 Thank You, Sebastian!
Sebastian’s Life-Changing Book(s)
“Peace is Every Step” by Thich Nhat Hanh
La Jolla Cove
Episode #123: Ida on The Mosaic Life Podcast
The Attention Economy
The Social Dilemma
Episode #112: Karolina Rzadkowolska on The Mosaic Life Podcast
El Capitan at Yosemite
Free Solo Documentary
Dawn Wall Documentary