Good Ancestors and Messengers of Hope

July 12, 2023
Hosted by Lorenzo Rosenzweig and Ximena Yanez Soto

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Nowadays news travel at an incredible speed and there is bad news everywhere because, yes, we are not taking care of the planet and our health as we should. What we know for sure is that humans are one of the main driving forces of environmental and health crises. Luckily, it’s not the situation we live in that defines us; it’s how we choose to deal with every situation. We can turn a blind eye and cover the sun with one finger, missing our opportunity to be the guardians for tomorrow. Or we can strive to leave a positive legacy for future generations recognizing we are in debt to future generations. It might not be “easy”, but it is very “simple”: it’s all about ensuring that our actions today don't compromise future generations’ well-being or the resources they will need to thrive. Together, choosing wisely, we can accomplish great things for the benefit of people, future generations, and the planet. Let Sir. David Attenborough’s words be clear and loud: “There has been no species remotely clever as homo sapiens, let us live up to that name”.

Healthy Planet Healthy You

Wednesdays at 8AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel

We care about our health, our children’s future, and the planet’s prosperity, so we abide by intentional living and self-responsibility. On the edge of intellectual, poetic, and spiritual perspectives, “Healthy Planet Healthy You” offers nature-based solutions for our own survival as a species. Your hosts, Ximena and Lorenzo, will point you in the direction of making better everyday choices for your health, the planet, and future generations.

Lorenzo Rosenzweig and Ximena Yanez Soto

Lorenzo is an environmental leader with a profound commitment to regenerating the natural and cultural values around the planet. With more than forty years of experience in nature-based solutions, he is a pioneer in the implementation of conservation finance. His vision for innovative projects promoted the empowerment and betterment of rural and urban communities, and hand in hand with rural communities and civil organizations has been a tireless advocate of our natural heritage. For 25 years he was CEO of a $170 million endowment conservation trust fund in Mexico. During this time, Lorenzo and his team designed more than thirty conservation initiatives, fundraised around 400 million dollars, and financed more than 2,000 projects totaling 230 million dollars. Now retired, he has established Terra Habitus, a regional environmental fund focused on private lands conservation in Northern Mexico, borderlands cooperation, regenerative ranching, and environmental journalism. He has published two books on the history of conservation in Mexico and Latin America and is working on his first fiction book, a collection of illustrated essays on human nature and biodiversity called “Impossible animals in improbable environments”. Lorenzo is passionate about photography and diving. He enjoys capturing images of nature in watercolor and can be found sailing the Gulf of California or enjoying long walks in the mountains.

For more than 20 years, Ximena Yanez held the position of CFO for a Mexican environmental fund but suffering from long-term illnesses led her to explore various alternatives for personal and professional transformation. Ximena finished her studies as an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York and was one of eight nomination recipients of the Leadership in Health Coaching Award. She is a Certified International Health Coach, a Yoga Instructor RYS 200, and a Level I & II Reiki and Biomagnetism practitioner. Ximena’s mission is to help those going through difficult situations achieve a healthy lifestyle in harmony with the planet through conscious eating. She is dedicated to accompanying her clients to regain their health and energy during their life transformation processes. She offers a holistic approach that allows them to flourish in all areas of their lives while simultaneously caring for our planet. Ximena believes in a world that offers opportunities to all its inhabitants and considers our most generous action to deliver a healthy, bountiful planet to future generations.

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