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The World Village: Notes from a Road Dog #1

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The Life Stylist Podcast : A LION TRACKER’S INNER JOURNEY OF AWAKENING & INSPIRATION

“I’m still tingling from my in-depth, heart-opening conversation with Boyd Varty, a true man-of-the-earth whose book, “The Lion Tracker’s Guide to Life,” I ravaged through last week in eager anticipation of this recording.

Boyd Varty grew up on the verdant plains of a South African safari, within touching distance of the epic wildlife most of us only catch glimpses of on 2D screens. As a lion tracker, Boyd has studied the movements and mindset of the animal kingdom in a way I have never encountered before. He’s articulately folded the truths from the bush into the human experience, using his background to explore trauma – both for himself and as a facilitator for others – in sacred ceremonies.

Medicine flows through this man, and this raw, meaty, wild ride of an episode is as enlightening as it is emotional. ” ~ Luke Storey

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SCP Podcast Episode 205: Boyd Varty – Following The Track Of Your Life

In this episode, join us as we talk with Boyd Varty, author of “The Lion Tracker’s Guide To Life”.  A wildlife and literacy activist Boyd Varty, had an unconventional upbringing. Born to a family of conservationists, Boyd grew up on Londolozi Game Reserve in the South African wilderness, a place where man and nature strive for balance, where perils exist alongside wonders.

Since childhood, Boyd shared his home with lions, leopards, snakes, and elephants and has spent his life in apprenticeship to the wisdom of nature. Boyd survived a harrowing black mamba encounter, a debilitating bout with malaria, even a vicious crocodile attack, but his biggest challenge was a personal crisis of purpose. As a university student, he studied psychology and ecology, supplementing his education by learning martial arts in Thailand, hiking through the jungles of the Amazon, and apprenticing to a renowned tracker from the Shangaan tribe deepening his intimate knowledge of the natural world. Boyd grew up speaking the local language and learning the true meaning of coexistence between people and with nature.

Highlights of this podcast include:

  • Awareness begins transformation
  • Tracking
  • Authentic self vs social self
  • The story we tell ourselves 
  • Realistic changes
  • Healing 
  • Solitude in nature
  • The story we tell ourselves
  • And so much more
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Finding Your Own Track To Follow with Brilliant Miller

I was recently interviewed for this unique podcast hosted by Brilliant Miller, who has an incredibly fun, fresh style. He started the School for Good Living to help everyone live more fulfilling and joyful lives. In our discussion we explored my books and some encounters from my time as a tracker, as well as what it means to live a good life. We also talk about what it took to get my books written and my tips for future writers!