DB 015: National Geographic Photographer Anand Varma & The “Be A Photographer” Challenge

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TODAY’S GUEST

In today’s episode, Eva and Olga welcome award-winning photographer and videographer for the National Geographic channel, Anand Varma. His work tells the story behind the science on everything from primate behavior and hummingbird biomechanics to amphibian disease and forest ecology.  In this podcast, he talks about his love for photography, and how he transitioned his dream from being a marine biologist to being an award-winning photographer.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • The first camera he ever used, and when he first started using it.
  • At what point he realized that he loved photography a bit more than marine biology.
  • Why bees are important, and why we should start learning more about them.
  • How he was able to capture the amazing and clear images of the bees.
  • Why he considers parasites to be beautiful.
  • Why it’s okay to be different
  • What his big dream for the future is
  • What skills are necessary to make your dream a reality
  • Stories about the places he’s traveled and what makes them memorable.

RESOURCES

In this episode, Anand shared his his process for capturing his beautiful photographs of science and nature.   This week we want to challenge you Big Dreamers to capture some incredible images of your own.  Even if your family does not have a fancy camera, most phones these days have amazing cameras on them.  We suggest you spend a few hours outside with your family discovering the beauty outside and taking photos of what you see!   We even created this adorable customizable download where you get to help inspire you to complete the challenge.  The sheet can be customized with your face and name, and it is 100% free to download.   Click here to claim you free download.

If you complete the Be A Photographer challenge, please let Olga know by emailing her at Olga@DreamBigPodcast.com.  You will be entered into a drawing for a $50 Amazon Gift card and 1-month free membership in Post Pal Club.  Winners are selected monthly and contacted by email (as well as announced on our show!).

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DB 014: 5 Reasons To Go To Bed Early & The 7-Day More Sleep Challenge

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In this episode, Eva shares with the Big Dreamers one of her top challenges – getting to bed early. It’s not easy being a night owl in the 2nd grade! But Eva has always wanted to stay up way past her “bedtime” and this accounts for the majority of arguments we have with her. Eva and I did some research on why getting sleep is actually super important, and she shares top reason in the episode.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • How sleep can have a direct impact on your health.
  • Why you want to get a good night sleep before any test or competition.
  • When Eva’s baby sister and mom get cranky (Hint: it’s when they are tired!)
  • The relationship between sleep and your energy levels when you are awake.
  • Why you should sleep more if you want to remember you favorite memories.

As mentioned in the episode, Eva is challenging all you Big Dreamers to get more sleep than usual for 7-days straight. Our whole family is taking the challenge, and you can too! Follow us on Instagram to watch our journey @DreamBigPodcast and create your own fun, customizable challenge sheet as well. You can add your own face and name to the sheet, and it is 100% free.

If you complete this exercise, please let Olga know by emailing her at Olga@DreamBigPodcast.com. You will be entered into a drawing for a $50 Amazon Gift card and 1-month free membership in Post Pal Club. Winners are selected monthly and contacted by email (as well as announced on our show!).

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THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSOR, POSTPALCLUB.COM

The sponsor of Dream Big is PostPalClub.com — a monthly membership club that includes 4 personalized postcards, pre-stamped and ready-to-send to friends and family. For a limited time only, we are offering the 1st month of the Post Pal Club for only $1. That’s just 25 cents each for 4 postcards and it already includes the stamps as well!! To take advantage of this offer while it is still available use the code DREAMBIG at checkout.  You can learn more at PostPalClub.com!

DB 013: Celebrity Dog Trainer Zak George On Positive Training & The Dog Lover Challenge

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TODAY’S GUEST

In today’s episode, Eva and Olga welcome Zak George, a world-class dog trainer.  He starred in Animal Planet’s SuperFetch and BBC’s Who Let the Dogs Out?  And his YouTube Channel is the number one destination for dog training content in the world, with more than ten million views annually. His first book, Zak George’s Dog Training Revolution, was published in 2016 by Penguin Random House.   Zak is a huge proponent of positive reinforcement dog training.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • Zac’s journey from a real estate agent to #1 dog trainer on YouTube.
  • Why, sometimes, kids are better dog trainers than adults.
  • Dog breed stereotyping, and how we can change that thinking about dogs.
  • Simple tricks you can teach your dog.
  • The difference between reward method training versus punishment method training.
  • The types of treats Zak gives to dogs when he’s training them.
  • And much more!

RESOURCES

In this episode, Zac explained how all dog breeds are special with their own unique characteristics.  For the Dog Lovers in our community (we know you are out there!), we created this adorable customizable download where you get to be the Dog Walker of the adorable dogs pictured below.  And we’re challenging you to pick a breed you’d like to learn more about, and write down 3 unique characteristics of that breed.  The sheet can be customized with your face and name, and it is 100% free to download. Click here to claim you free download.

If you complete the Dog Lover challenge, please let Olga know by emailing her at Olga@DreamBigPodcast.com.  You will be entered into a drawing for a $50 Amazon Gift card and 1-month free membership in Post Pal Club.  Winners are selected monthly and contacted by email (as well as announced on our show!).   December’s winner was Becky Louis from Austin Texas.  Congrats Becky and thanks you for listening and participating.

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Thanks again for all of your amazing support.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSOR, POSTPALCLUB.COM

The sponsor of Dream Big is PostPalClub.com — a monthly membership club that includes 4 personalized postcards, pre-stamped and ready-to-send to friends and family. For a limited time only, we are offering the 1st month of the Post Pal Club for only $1. That’s just 25 cents each for 4 postcards and it already includes the stamps as well!! To take advantage of this offer while it is still available use the code DREAMBIG at checkout.  You can learn more at PostPalClub.com!