Episodes

July 14, 2021

Personal behavioral change tips to help achieve deep self-love

Creating happiness through self-love can be tough, but Dr Scarlett Smash explains a few great steps she took to achieve deep love for herself with some personal behavioral change actions. She shares these activities in hopes it will help others with...

July 01, 2021

How intimidation hurts conservation

Dr Scarlett Smash talks about how intimidation is killing conservation and how this needs to stop.    Follow Dr Scarlett Smash and her #mindfulconservation work Mindful Conservation Twitter:  DrScarlett Twitter:  Mindful...

May 29, 2021

Science Communmication and Pay

Dr Scarlett Smash and Guest Dr. Chris Parsons discuss the importance of effective science communication and the importance of demanding the proper pay for this skill.   Follow Dr Scarlett Smash and her #mindfulconservation work Mindful...

May 03, 2021

It's Beautiful to say no

Dr Scarlett Smash talks about how wonderful it is to take care of yourself and how beautiful it is to say no.   Follow Dr Scarlett Smash and her #mindfulconservation work Mindful Conservation Twitter:  DrScarlett Twitter:  Mindful...

March 20, 2021

Becoming a Mindful Stranger

In this episode Dr. Scarlett Smash reminds you about the power of strangers by sharing a significant story.   Follow Dr Scarlett Smash and her #mindfulconservation work Mindful Conservation Twitter:  DrScarlett Twitter:  Mindful...

February 18, 2021

Jobless Scientists/Conservationists

Dr. Scarlett Smash courageously expresses that now is the time to stop allowing our science and conservation society and culture to exploit our community. The time is now that we need to be open about our income, and all the free full-time science...

February 13, 2021

Self Love for Valentine's Day

Dr. Scarlett Smash is back! And she is in full force pushing self love and feminine empowerment for Valentine's Day. Please be warned that this is one of Dr. Smash's rants and those who are bothered by the words "sexual  or sexually" should not...

January 01, 2021

New Year Resolution Collaboration

Dr. Scarlett Smash and Guest Kristi Ashley Collum from Gotham Whale discuss collaboration and what is hurting that effort, and why it is there New Year Resolution for 2021. This episode is part 2 to Dr. Scarlett Smash's New Year Resolution episode....

January 01, 2021

Reflect on the past and Build on the future

Dr. Scarlett Smash helps bring reflection on 2020 and our greatest accomplishments of that year and how this will bring great beginnings for 2021. This episode is part 1 to her New Year Resolution episode   Show Notes: Register for the virtual...

December 15, 2020

The big bad Intimidation

Dr. Scarlett Smash talks about intimidation and perfectionism.  If you have been too hard on yourself lately then this is the episode for you.  Show Notes: Register for the virtual Mindful Conservation Conference, January 4-9, 2021 ...

December 07, 2020

The Shoulders of our Greats

Dr. Scarlett Smash honors Dr. Bernd Wursig's supportive efforts by reading from his Paper Historical Perspectives. This episode is about the self-reflection of the shoulders we stand on. Show Notes: Readings from: Wursig, B. (2018). Historical...

November 30, 2020

Stop and Smell the Roses

Dr. Scarlett Smash and guest Dr. Chris Parsons mindfully rant about how we stress ourselves out with an imaginary clock or race. They are speaking about academic experiences, and they are giving advice to those who are in graduate school or in...

November 23, 2020

Our youth is losing touch with Mother Nature

Dr. Scarlett Smash has a shocking and fun conversation with Dr. Sean Tracy, a High School Science teacher who has seen too many of our youth never being in nature. They have fun discussing some ways on how we can get our youth connected with Mother...

November 16, 2020

Tips on how to practice mindfulness

Due to a request, Dr. Scarlett Smash gives her advise and gives her perspective on how she practices mindfulness. This episode is a great reminder or refresher for those who are trying to get back to the practice, or for those who are trying to start...

November 09, 2020

Hello confidence, goodbye self-doubt

Ew! Perfection! Gross! Failures are beautiful and are embraced! Dr. Scarlett Smash and Annabel Gong throw imposter syndrome out the window! Goodbye self-doubt! Hello Confidence! #scienceprocess  Show Notes: Register for the virtual Mindful...

October 26, 2020

Is Academic Tenure Toxic?

Dr. Scarlett Smash, guest Dr. Chris Parsons and Dr. Abigail McQuartters-Gollop have a good discussion about what academic tenure is like in the US and the UK. They evaluate if it is politically corrupt, and what we can do to make tenure more mindful....

October 19, 2020

Preventing Harassment and Assault in Field settings

Scientists and conservation practitioners often encounter harassment, and even assault, when working in the field. Guest Melissa Cronin tells Dr. Scarlett that we are part of the solution - there are ways that we can set ground rules, set examples and...

October 12, 2020

Guided Meditation for Beginners with Dr. Scarlett Smash

This 13 minute guided meditation is perfect a daily pause or break for yourself that can be done at work, school, or at home. Join Dr. Scarlett Smash as she guides you through tranquility, and peace; ending with a round of OMs! To register for the...

October 12, 2020

Some Ideas to Connect with Nature during Covid

This week Dr. Scarlett Smash has a fun conversation with guest Dr. Sean Tracy about some ways to let go, have fun, and connect with nature again. Find that childlike joy and curiosity again! Referenced Notes:   Mindful Conservation Conference Jan...

October 05, 2020

How Can We Be More Mindful When Planning Conferences

Dr. Scarlett Smash goes on a mindful rant about Conferences and how they can improve in mindful planning. She explains that this is just one aspect of mindful planning but it is an important one.

September 28, 2020

Wildlife Conservation Career Services Available to You

How do I get a job in wildlife conservation? Guest Nick Askew has been working with international conservationists for years, helping them find their dream job. It is so important to reduce your stress and keep up your optimism when looking for your...

September 21, 2020

Are Your Social Media Posts Mindful?

Guest Dr. Chris Parsons and Dr. Scarlett Smash go on a mindful rant about some no-no examples of unprofessional social media posts they think are not mindful.   Follow us on Twitter & Instagram Dr. Scarlett Smash @drscarlettsmash Dr. Chris...

September 14, 2020

Successful On-going Local Engagement Conservation Efforts

Dr. Laura May-Collado has been managing a long-term conservation project that is truly an example of mindful local conservation engagement. She tells Dr. Scarlett Smash what it takes to have success in a conservation project, and how local engagement...

September 07, 2020

How Mindfulness Saved My Career

We may think we can will our way to success and to that career we most desire, but life is not that simple. Guest Dr. Claire Simeone shares how mindfulness saved her career and future goals.   Follow us on Twitter & Instagram Dr. Scarlett...