An exploration of outdoor adventure as a metaphor for life. Every other week, we talk to players in the outdoor and nonprofit world; in land conservation, recreation, and education to uncover stories that make the world a better place.
Rather than prescription, these stories serve as lessons and inspiration. Past guests have won Olympic Gold (Kikkan Randall), are empowering survivors of sexual abuse and sexual assault through therapy and mountain biking (Jeannine Anders), and make adaptive sports accessible to the backcountry (Vasu Sojitra).
This show is for those who prefer to define your own idea of success and break trail to get there.
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Leigh Bercaw: Living Life as if it Were Short
What happens when you think you have eight years left to live and then you find out it’s actually probably going to be ok?
I learned so much from Leigh Bercaw of Blue Fingers Farm for the season finale of Breaking Trail podcast. First of all, Leigh was super career-focused when a health prognosis meant she more than likely had only 8 years at the most to live. You’re going to learn how this changed her outlook on life and therefore, her life.
Ryan Egan: Keeping Up with the Youngsters with Joint Mobility
Ryan Egan started Movement Gym, well, if we’re being honest, as a Plan B. His original plan was to be a pro snowboarder but that didn’t go well for him in many ways. And now, after years of beating and battering his body, he helps you, me and everyone, keep your body in shape so you can keep going out and doing adventures and share connection with your kids, grandkids, younger friends with a focus on joint mobility.
So with that, let’s listen in and gear up for what’s next.
Sheryl Wiser: Moving at the Speed of Trust
The Director of Outreach at Tilth Alliance, and lead staff for the Eat Local First Collaborative a multi-partnership collaboration between food system organizations around the state.
An established communicator and narrative storyteller, Sheryl is recognized as a builder of strategic partnerships with career experience in the non-profit, corporate, civic, and media sectors. She is a passionate advocate for sustainable agriculture and consumer education promoting local food and farms.
Beth Norton: Life as a Backpacking Adventure
Typically, I talk to people who have already sort of found their path. After things have landed together for them. Today’s conversation is a little different because with Beth Norton, things haven’t landed into place yet, but I found Beth’s story to be so remarkable I wanted to share it here. But really, if you think about it – we are all in the middle of our stories because we are all currently ALIVE. And that means we will still have a next chapter.
Raheim Robinson: How Art Can Change the World
Can you think of a time where you’ve tried something new and felt like you have no business being there, doing your thing. It’s intimidating, the environment feels unwelcome? Some of us have only experienced it here and there but this is a place many grow up in. Raheim didn’t let that stop him from doing the things he loves. And is now doing work to pay that forward with his work with younger adults and his filmmaking. So we talked about things like changing the story you tell yourself...
Jeff Thompson: What's in His Summer Backpack
What are your travel plans? Maybe not much or something pretty local? Maybe something in the backcountry, our best bet as we hopefully wind down on this COVID era. I miss going to Canada, big time. I miss international travel. I will say though that I have found one silver lining in this time. I have discovered many spots within a five-hour drive, of where I live. I am guessing that might be the same for you.
I love hearing the perspectives of the guests that Lisa invites on her podcast. Insightful, interesting, inspiring. Thank you for sharing great information with us!
Like it use it. Brian Harder of Brian.skimolife is predictably great. Host is very good at taking a tough topic and bring it to life. Seems like she does a great job of making high end gear advice accessible.
Great first gear show
Lisa's first gear show, on alpine touring ski gear was excellent. Her guest was from Exum guides, one of the preeminent outfits in north america and he really knew his stuff. I liked that despite the fact that he was WAY into the subject, he was able to inform on the full range of skill levels, including mine as someone that is just looking to buy some gear.
Thanks for the new source of knowledge Lisa!