This week we talk to Melody Warnick, a freelance journalist for more than a decade, she has written for Reader’s Digest, O: The Oprah Magazine, Redbook, The Atlantic’s CityLab, and dozens of other publications. She is the author of This Is Where You Belong: The Art and Science of Loving the Place You Live. How we come to feel at home in our towns and cities is what Warnick sets out to discover in This Is Where You Belong. She dives into the body of research around place attachment—the deep sense of connection that binds some of us to our cities and increases our physical and emotional well-being—then travels to towns across America to see it in action.
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In This Interview, Melody Warnick and I Discuss…
- The One You Feed parable
- Moving often
- Liking where you live
- Committing to where you are and making the best of it
- The difference between people who are movers, stuck and rooted
- Always thinking happiness is “out there” somewhere
- Why walking more helps you love where you live
- What is your Walk Score
- Each town is different to each person depending on perspective- there is no objective town
- Where would you take visitors in your town?
- Taking advantage of the things your town offers
- The paradox of choice
- How important nature is in feeding your good wolf and loving where you live
- Buying local
- The power of “weak ties”