Education and Family

Wholehearted Parenting

Bonnie Compton APRN, BC, CPNP


Recently, I came across a book, one that both touched my heart and reminded me of our special connection with nature. I began to read my guest’s book, while on a plane to Chicago, a couple of weeks ago. While 35,000 feet high in the air, I was transported by her beautiful story about a hummingbird. The book entitled, “The Hummingbird that Answered My Heart’s Calling”, shares Noelle’s magical journey with a beautiful tiny bird. The hummingbird, she affectionately named “Artemis”, taught her about life and the importance of opening our eyes to see the extraordinary within the ordinary.

Since reading Noelle’s book, I’m reminded daily to connect and reconnect with the outdoors. Nature’s gifts are abundant, and available to all of us, when we take the time to open our eyes.

I know that children and their families are on schedule overload and spending time outside just isn’t happening like it used to.
I invited my guest, Noelle Meade-Izzi to join my conversation today. Noelle is a nature photographer and graphic designer for the marketing and advertising industry.

Children naturally connect with nature…as adults we often lose that connection. I invited Noelle to help shed some light on how we as parents can connect with our child while connecting through nature.

“Noelle endeavors to discover the extraordinary within the ordinary–right in our own backyards. Her passion for nature and wildlife photography stems from her research and study of the wisdom of the animal world, animal symbolism and animal totems. Her book, The Hummingbird That Answered My Heart’s Calling, is a testament to the power of nature and its ability to teach, heal, and re-connect humans to their true human nature.”
Please join us…