Fear is stupid. So are regrets.— Marilyn Monroe
Environmentalist, cellist, composer and owner of Modo Yoga, Rebecca Foon talks to us about moving with integrity, and tapping into the fear-conquering power of focusing on meaningful moments instead of sweating the outcome (and how to adopt a “Zero f*&^s given” attitude).
Fear Fact: The feeling of complete and utter terror you get seconds (and hours, TBH) before giving the most important presentation OF YOUR LIFE actually comes from a little part of your brain called the amygdala. (Thanks, but no thanks, evolution.)
Also, size matters — but bigger is not always better. Those with the biggest amygdalas, have the highest risk for anxiety.
When it comes to activism, Rebecca Foon has a resume that puts Robin Hood (and all of his men in tights) to shame. Not only is she the co-founder of Pathway to Paris, she is also the founder of Junglekeepers — a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of the Madre de Dios region of the Peruvian Amazon. By acquiring land rights, monitoring illegal activity (like mining and poaching), and collaborating with local Peruvian communities, Junglekeepers continues to protect the most biodiverse area of the Amazon — and one of the last remaining untouched rainforests on earth.