Discover How We're Becoming the Change, Together

A Podcast Featuring News Stories & Conversations with People Remembering & Reimagining Life-Sustaining Ways to Be Human on Earth

Carrying on with “business as usual” is not working for humanity. It’s not working for the rest of the planet either.

The good news is that Business as Usual isn't the whole story.

"The Great Unraveling" is part of the story, too. As we all can see, there are many intersecting crises happening around the world.

And here at Turning Season we're focusing on a third plotline: the global adventure story Joanna Macy has called "The Great Turning":

our collective shift toward life-honoring, life-sustaining ways of being human.

Each of these episodes is a heartening dose of Active Hope.

We're here to support you discovering your own unique role in The Great Turning,

to enliven you with news of people around the world, rising to their own roles,

and to brighten your path by sharing conversations with passionate individuals playing their part.

Let's talk about:

Personal Healing As Global Healing

becoming more whole, healthy, fulfilled versions of ourselves, with life-honoring mindsets

Protecting Thriving Life

the "holding actions" that slow down or prevent harm, to humans and the rest of the web of life

Life-Sustaining Systems

practical solutions for meeting our needs and desires - in ways that don't destroy what we rely on to survive

Leilani Navar Creative Writing from Dreams

Hi. I’m Leilani Navar. I was inspired to start Turning Season Podcast in 2021 after participating in a multi-week Work that Reconnects workshop. In some sessions, as part of our greeting, we each shared an observation from the week that could be seen as "evidence that the Great Turning is happening." I loved the variety of what was named. From permaculture projects to public policy changes, from urban beekeepers to children helping drowning bugs, the evidence was diverse and plentiful. 

I'd been having a great time podcasting about dreamwork (and interviewing amazing dreamworkers!) for almost two years, but at that point, my focus was naturally broadening to a wider range of topics. I felt that it would be delightful and supportive to expand the podcast to include all manner of Great Turning evidence, and host deep conversations that let you get to know the how's and the why's and the hearts of individuals who are rising to their unique roles in this time on Earth.

In addition to hosting these conversations, I serve my community in clinical practice and online as an acupuncturist, herbalist, and dreamworker. I help people tend to their physical and emotional health - and the connection between them - through practical wisdom from Chinese Medicine, and insights from their own dreams. In personal health and global outlook, it lights me up to see people feel relief, and a new sense of possibility.

To keep me heartened, actively hopeful, and honoring my pain for the world, I turn regularly to the work of Joanna Macy, who's been bringing her incredible heart and brilliant mind to meet these times since before I was born. "The Great Turning" is a term of Joanna's, and refers to one of "The Three Stories of Our Time." You'll hear more about all three stories on the podcast. (And if you're curious, you can click here to read a little more of my personal story, or here to see my online offerings.)

By tuning in to the Turning Season podcast, you’ll get your dedicated dose of active hope. You’ll meet the creative and compassionate people who are part of shifting us collectively to a more sustainable society.

You’ll hear from people rising in their roles and playing their part in the Great Turning. From healing personal trauma to conversations with big thinkers and visionaries, decolonization to building composting toilets, new innovations to bridging social divides, there are thousands of reasons and ways to participate. Listen in now to explore more of what’s being done already and what’s possible.


Turning Season Podcast Episode 31 Deep Ecology Small Actions Big Resonance with Fernanda Lenz hosted by Leilani Navar

Episode 31: Deep Ecology, Small Actions and Big Resonance (with Fernanda Lenz)

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This Full Moon, a new deep conversation with someone rising to her own unique role in The Great Turning – the role only she can play, coming about through what she loves, what breaks her heart, her gifts, her circumstances, her stories. Today, meet Fernanda Lenz, an educator, facilitator, and visual documentarian in São Paolo,…


Episode 30: News On Indigenous Leadership in the Arctic, The Mother Tree Project, and Tribes and Nature Defenders in the Philippines

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Another news roundup of evidence of The Great Turning, for this month’s New Moon: Click Play above to listen in to this episode of Turning Season Podcast, your regular dose of active hope, here with news and deep conversations with people following the thread of their own storyline in this adventure we’re all weaving toward…


Episode 29: Bright Green Lies and How to Act on What’s True (with Max Wilbert)

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I guess I was believing some “bright green fairytales” myself – because the truths in Bright Green Lies burst a few bubbles in my mind. In a tiny nutshell: Solar, wind, hydro, and recycling do worse than not solve our problems. They continue the harms of industrial society, and divert the attention of people who…


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