Dr Gail Lash
Dr. Gail Y. Lash, PhD
Dr. Gail Lash believes that we are all one human family, and one with the Earth and its creatures. We express and see this oneness when we travel and get to know each other - in our homes, at work and in leisure times & natural places. Her passion is to create Peace Trails around the world that encourage this unity between humanity and all life - promoting dialogue on compassion, justice and how to create a new world at peace.
Since 1991, Dr. Lash has worked with rural communities, assessing social and economic development issues related to community-based ecotourism in and around parks and protected areas. Her work in Ecuador, Belize, Indonesia, and the United States, has covered such topics as local perceptions of benefits from protected areas and/or endangered species, landowner rights, women's craft groups, guide training, conservation education, and building equitable partnerships.
Since 1996, Dr. Lash has also been on a spiritual journey, learning and developing her intuitive skills. By getting in touch with the Creator, and the Divine-within, she has been able to balance her logical and intuitive knowing, and purposefully create her life. She is blessed with opportunities to teach these principles of inner-knowing through her Peace Brain Training: how to be centered, grounded, detached from outcomes, and passionately creative! Also, she has learned how to access Divine healing and is a spiritual healer, as well as teaching healing classes and doing Peace Counseling to those in need through her Alchemy of Peace workshops and private sessions.
Dr. Lash is Founder and CEO of Tourism For Peace (TFP), promoting the teaching of peace through travelers and their hosts. She is Co-founder and Principal of Ursa International, a design firm that specializes in creating parks and visitor spaces worldwide, primarily zoological parks and animal sanctuaries. She is Coordinator of the Spirituality in Tourism Network for the International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT), and an Associate with Community Conservation, Inc. (CC). Dr. Lash was also a Teacher and Board of Directors member at Horizon Center for Intuitive Awareness; she served on the Board of Directors of The Forest Foundation (TFF), which supports local producer artisan groups in several developing countries; and formerly was on the Board of the International Environment Forum (IEF), an internet-based organization that promotes spiritual principles for finding solutions to environmental problems.
Dr. Lash has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Zoology from Duke University, a Masters of Science Degree in Technology and Science Policy from Georgia Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. in Forest Resources from the University of Georgia.
In her play time, Gail loves to write her books, solve mysteries, play with her dogs, hike in the mountains with her husband Nevin, travel to diverse countries and cultures, photograph animals, attend live theater, be a clown, and walk labyrinths.
What is Peace Brain? Peace Brain is a term that Dr. Gail Lash created to indicate a peaceful mind, body, spirit and world. Peace Brain is the synergistic connection between our mental and emotional bodies – the blending of the electrical power of the mind with the magnetic force of the heart. We humans cannot exercise our complete capabilities and innate gifts to manifest true Peace On Earth unless our Peace Brain is engaged, with these biological and spiritual centers working as one. Unity through Diversity is the goal.
Topics of Peace span the complete continuum of Science and Spirit – and so does The Peace Brain Show! Listen and explore scientific and metaphysical concepts related to the human condition, animals and Nature, our relationship to Universal Energy and implementations of Peace worldwide with your Host, Dr. Gail Lash!
Drawing on her multifaceted background, Dr. Gail features guests who are Zoo and Aquarium leaders, Animal conservation partners, Community facilitators, social Justice organizations promoting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, National park operators, Metaphysicians, Energy healers, Angel workers, Animal communicators, and much more – all imparting their practical wisdom on how we each can create a world of Peace, Love, Justice and Beauty – manifesting “As Above So Below”.
From this, envision a map of the Earth being populated with “Places Of Peace” (markers and practices by these organizations and grassroots individuals) that when linked create Peace Trails around the world! It is practical; it is powerful; it is possible!
The show is a one-hour format. It begins with an opening quote and monologue segment by Dr. Gail, introducing the Peace topic for that show. This is followed by a 30 to 40-minute conversational interview with an amazing guest of note – done in the spirit of friendship, laughter, respect, contemplation and building community. The show ends with a Peace Brain Meditation, in which Dr. Gail enables you to practice turning on and tuning into your Peace Brain! Join us!