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Our Wild Calling’ Examines The Benefits Of Connecting With Animals

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The cover of “Our Wild Calling: How Connecting With Animals Can Transform Our Lives — And Save Theirs” is pictured.

It's been nearly 15 years since San Diego author Richard Louv coined the term nature-deficit disorder, which inspired a movement to connect children with nature.

In his latest book, Louv continues to build on those themes by exploring the benefits of connecting with animals. In "Our Wild Calling," Louv documents how animals can transform one's physical, mental and spiritual well-being. He will be speaking about his book Tuesday at Casa del Prado in Balboa Park.

RELATED: San Diego Author Discusses Ways To Combat Nature Deficit

Louv joined Midday Edition on Tuesday to discuss the relationship between humans and animals and what people can do to connect with animals in their everyday lives.

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San Diego author, Richard Louv, will be speaking about his new book “Our Wild Calling: How Connecting With Animals Can Transform Our Lives — And Save Theirs” Tuesday at Balboa Park.

Aired: December 17, 2019 | Transcript

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