Episodes

Science Communmication and Pay

May 29, 2021

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...

It's Beautiful to say no

May 3, 2021

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...

Becoming a Mindful Stranger

March 20, 2021

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...

Jobless Scientists/Conservationists

Feb. 18, 2021

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...

Self Love for Valentine's Day

Feb. 13, 2021

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...

New Year Resolution Collaboration

Jan. 1, 2021

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....

Reflect on the past and Build on the future

Jan. 1, 2021

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...

The big bad Intimidation

Dec. 15, 2020

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 ...

The Shoulders of our Greats

Dec. 7, 2020

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...

Stop and Smell the Roses

Nov. 30, 2020

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...

Our youth is losing touch with Mother Nature

Nov. 23, 2020

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...

Tips on how to practice mindfulness

Nov. 16, 2020

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...

Hello confidence, goodbye self-doubt

Nov. 9, 2020

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...

Is Academic Tenure Toxic?

Oct. 26, 2020

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....

Preventing Harassment and Assault in Field settings

Oct. 19, 2020

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...

Guided Meditation for Beginners with Dr. Scarlett Smash

Oct. 12, 2020

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...

Some Ideas to Connect with Nature during Covid

Oct. 12, 2020

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...

How Can We Be More Mindful When Planning Conferences

Oct. 5, 2020

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.