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Phenomenal - A Hesitant Adventurer's Search for Wonder in the Natural World

Leigh Ann Henion

One woman reclaims her sense of wonder by seeking out the globe's most incredible natural phenomena Heartfelt and awe inspiring, Leigh Ann Henion's Phenomenal is a moving tale of physical grandeur and emotional transformation, a journey around the world that ultimately explores the depths of the human heart. A journalist and young mother, Henion combines her own conflicted but joyful experiences as a parent with a panoramic tour of the world's most extraordinary natural wonders. Phenomenal begins in hardship: with Henion deeply shaken by the birth of her beloved son, shocked at the adversity a young mother faces with a newborn. The lack of sleep, the shrinking social circle, the health difficulties, all collide and force Henion to ask hard questions about our accepted wisdom on parenting and the lives of women.Convinced that the greatest key to happiness-both her own and that of her family-lies in periodically allowing herself to venture into the wider world beyond home, Henion sets out on a global trek to rekindle her sense of wonder. Henion's quest takes her far afield, but it swiftly teaches her that freedom is its own form of parenting, one that ultimately allows her to meet her son on his own terms: with a visceral understanding of the wonder he experiences every day at the fresh new world. Whether standing on the still-burning volcanoes of Hawai'i or in the fearsome lightning storms of Venezuela, in the vast animal movements of Tanzania or the elegant butterfly migrations of Mexico, Henion reveals in Phenomenal a world of sublimity and revelation. Henion's spiritual wanderlust puts her in the path of modern-day shamans, reindeer herders, and astrophysicists. She meets laypeople from all over the world, from all walks of life, each going to great lengths to chase migrations, auroras, eclipses, and other phenomena. These seekers trust their instincts, follow their passions, shape their days into the lives they most want to lead. And somewhere along the way, Leigh Ann Henion becomes one of them. A breatht

One woman reclaims her sense of wonder by seeking out the globe's most incredible natural phenomena Heartfelt and awe inspiring, Leigh Ann Henion's Phenomenal is a moving tale of physical grandeur and emotional transformation, a journey around the world that ultimately explores the depths of the human heart. A journalist and young mother, Henion combines her own conflicted but joyful experiences as a parent with a panoramic tour of the world's most extraordinary natural wonders. Phenomenal begins in hardship: with Henion deeply shaken by the birth of her beloved son, shocked at the adversity a young mother faces with a newborn. The lack of sleep, the shrinking social circle, the health difficulties, all collide and force Henion to ask hard questions about our accepted wisdom on parenting and the lives of women.Convinced that the greatest key to happiness-both her own and that of her family-lies in periodically allowing herself to venture into the wider world beyond home, Henion sets out on a global trek to rekindle her sense of wonder. Henion's quest takes her far afield, but it swiftly teaches her that freedom is its own form of parenting, one that ultimately allows her to meet her son on his own terms: with a visceral understanding of the wonder he experiences every day at the fresh new world. Whether standing on the still-burning volcanoes of Hawai'i or in the fearsome lightning storms of Venezuela, in the vast animal movements of Tanzania or the elegant butterfly migrations of Mexico, Henion reveals in Phenomenal a world of sublimity and revelation. Henion's spiritual wanderlust puts her in the path of modern-day shamans, reindeer herders, and astrophysicists. She meets laypeople from all over the world, from all walks of life, each going to great lengths to chase migrations, auroras, eclipses, and other phenomena. These seekers trust their instincts, follow their passions, shape their days into the lives they most want to lead. And somewhere along the way, Leigh Ann Henion becomes one of them. A breatht
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One woman reclaims her sense of wonder by seeking out the globe's most incredible natural phenomena Heartfelt and awe inspiring, Leigh Ann Henion's Phenomenal is a moving tale of physical grandeur and emotional transformation, a journey around the world that ultimately explores the depths of the human heart. A journalist and young mother, Henion combines her own conflicted but joyful experiences as a parent with a panoramic tour of the world's most extraordinary natural wonders. Phenomenal begins in hardship: with Henion deeply shaken by the birth of her beloved son, shocked at the adversity a young mother faces with a newborn. The lack of sleep, the shrinking social circle, the health difficulties, all collide and force Henion to ask hard questions about our accepted wisdom on parenting and the lives of women.Convinced that the greatest key to happiness-both her own and that of her family-lies in periodically allowing herself to venture into the wider world beyond home, Henion sets out on a global trek to rekindle her sense of wonder. Henion's quest takes her far afield, but it swiftly teaches her that freedom is its own form of parenting, one that ultimately allows her to meet her son on his own terms: with a visceral understanding of the wonder he experiences every day at the fresh new world. Whether standing on the still-burning volcanoes of Hawai'i or in the fearsome lightning storms of Venezuela, in the vast animal movements of Tanzania or the elegant butterfly migrations of Mexico, Henion reveals in Phenomenal a world of sublimity and revelation. Henion's spiritual wanderlust puts her in the path of modern-day shamans, reindeer herders, and astrophysicists. She meets laypeople from all over the world, from all walks of life, each going to great lengths to chase migrations, auroras, eclipses, and other phenomena. These seekers trust their instincts, follow their passions, shape their days into the lives they most want to lead. And somewhere along the way, Leigh Ann Henion becomes one of them. A breatht

Language:

English

Narrators:

Nicol Zanzarella

Length:

10h 41m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:25


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:52


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:59


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:28


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:04


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:41


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:23


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:06


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:29


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:32


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:46


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:08


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:04


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:33


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:26


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:48


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:21


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:21


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:04


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:26


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:00


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:17


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:45


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:24


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:25


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:56


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:00


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:58


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:53


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:09


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:13


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:07


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:02


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:12


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:55


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:09


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:25


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:01


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:03


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:34


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:08


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:00


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:01


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:50


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:02


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:09


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:10


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:00


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:11


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:57


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:55


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:12


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:02


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:30


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:13


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:21


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:03


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:06


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:57


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:03


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:10


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:25


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:03


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:58


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:02


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:23


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:15


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:10


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:11


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:30


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:05


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:17


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:03


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:20


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:12


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:02


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:13


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:38


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:50


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:49


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:55


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

03:59


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:00


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:41


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:13


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:09


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:18


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:57


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:55


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

05:14


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:02


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

05:08


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:58


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:48


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

05:17


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

04:45


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

04:55


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

05:30


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

05:31


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

05:09


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

05:14


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

03:51


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

05:03


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

05:09


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

05:06


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

05:39


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

05:26


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

05:19


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

06:18


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

05:13


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

04:39


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

05:16


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

04:32


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

04:59


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

04:54


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

05:11


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

04:38


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

05:17


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

04:45


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

05:20


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

05:24


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

04:48


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

05:56


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

03:45


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

04:59


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

04:56


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

05:00


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

00:38