9 episodes

This Podcast is the brainchild of Shanti Hodges, but was inspired by her experience over the last four years as the founder of Hike it Baby. Join her every week as she talks to hiking families who inspire her and like minded adventurers she’s met along the way. To learn more about the other endeavors Shanti is working on from her book (Hike it Baby Across the US: 100 Adventures with Toddlers and Babies) that comes out in May 2018 to the family festival (www.familyforestfest.com) she’s putting on this summer, go to www.hikingmywaytohappiness.com

Hiking My Way to Happiness Podcast Shanti Hodges

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    • 4.9, 12 Ratings

This Podcast is the brainchild of Shanti Hodges, but was inspired by her experience over the last four years as the founder of Hike it Baby. Join her every week as she talks to hiking families who inspire her and like minded adventurers she’s met along the way. To learn more about the other endeavors Shanti is working on from her book (Hike it Baby Across the US: 100 Adventures with Toddlers and Babies) that comes out in May 2018 to the family festival (www.familyforestfest.com) she’s putting on this summer, go to www.hikingmywaytohappiness.com

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    Covid-19 is Closer Than You Think

    Covid-19 is Closer Than You Think

    Today one of Shanti's good friends in Oregon got confirmation that she has Covid-19. She wasn't surprised and she spent over a week trying to get tested and convince the doctors in her area that she was positive she had it. The scary part is she knows exactly when and where she got it and there were over 400 people in the same jampacked club she was at in Portland, OR. 

    • 29 min
    PODCAST 8 - From One Extreme to Another with Shannon Martinez

    PODCAST 8 - From One Extreme to Another with Shannon Martinez

    SHANNON MARTINEZ - From one extreme to another through hiking with kids
     
    Shannon Martinez is not your everyday average Hike it Baby mom. First of all she is a mother of seven with children ranging from 2 years old to 21 years old. Second of all she has never actually formally hiked with a Hike it Baby group, but considers herself an active member because she participates in the Hike it Baby 30 and is involved in the Facebook groups located about an hour from her. Lastly she has a crazy backstory as a former Neo-Nazi skinhead who participated in hate crimes, which has led her to speaking at the UN and forming a nonprofit called Freeradicals.org that helps people come to terms with their extremist past and move on. One of the ways she encourages people to move on from hate is to find community. But she also preaches that parents who find groups like Hike it Baby and engage early on with their children in nature, are less likely to raise children who head down the path toward extremism. Learn more about her story and how a group like Hike it Baby could be the solution for helping our planet heal and move toward raising more resilient children. 

    • 53 min
    PODCAST 7 - Rain or Shine Mama with Linda McGurk

    PODCAST 7 - Rain or Shine Mama with Linda McGurk

    Hear from Linda McGurk, author of “There's No Such Thing as Bad Weather: A Scandinavian Mom's Secrets for Raising Healthy, Resilient, and Confident Kids.”

    • 49 min
    PODCAST 6 - The Quirin Family and The Appalachian Trail

    PODCAST 6 - The Quirin Family and The Appalachian Trail

    In this episode Shanti Hodges talks to Bekah Quirin who is hiking the entire Appalachian Trail with her husband and 16 month old daughter. Bekah is a Hike it Baby Ambassador from Roanoke, VA and her family set out in the late spring to hike the trail.

    • 35 min
    PODCAST 5 - Florence Williams and The Nature Fix

    PODCAST 5 - Florence Williams and The Nature Fix

    FLORENCE WILLIAMS AND THE NATURE FIX

    In this episode Shanti Hodges talks to writer and nature enthusiast Florence Williams about her new book The Nature Fix. The Nature Fix details the science of the restorative and healthy benefits of time spent outdoors.  Her insights and investigations provide all the reasons we need to get up and get our outdoor fix.
    ABOUT THE FLORENCE WILLIAMS

    Florence Williams is a contributing editor at Outside Magazine and a freelance writer for the New York Times, New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, The New York Review of Books, Slate, Mother Jones, High Country News, O-Oprah, W., Bicycling and numerous other publications. She is also the writer and host of the new Audible Original series, Breasts Unbound. In her new book The Nature Fix, Florence "investigates the science at the confluence of environment, mood, health, and creativity. Delving into completely new research, she uncovers the powers of the natural world to improve health, promote reflection and innovation, and ultimately strengthen our relationships. As our modern lives shift dramatically indoors, these ideas—and the answers they yield—are more urgent than ever."
    About Hike it Baby

    Hike it Baby is the fastest growing new parent outdoors group in the country with over 200,000 families participating on social media and 3,000 in-person crowdsourced hikes a month in the calendar. To learn more about Hike it Baby or get out with the community go to www.hikeitbaby.com to find daily adventures in your backyard.

    • 41 min
    PODCAST 4 - Rachel Farmer and Her Little Zen Monkey

    PODCAST 4 - Rachel Farmer and Her Little Zen Monkey

    Rachel Farmer and her husband Zak are raising Ellie, an almost 4 year old who is such an advanced climber that she appeared on the Ellen Degeneres show when she was 1.5 climbing. Listen in to hear her amazing story.

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Decatur Trail Post ,

Excellent listen!

Shanti does a great job at creating a podcast that emulates all that a hike with Hike It Baby include. Meaningful, nonjudgmental conversation with strangers who quickly become dear friends. Hiking and podcasts are what have helped me thrive in this often rocky role of motherhood. I hope Shanti finds time in busy schedule to record more!

Amandaplease86 ,

Inspiring

I absolutely love this podcast! It is so inspiring to me and helps me realize that when I have a child I can still hike and camp and show my child the outdoors. Thanks!!

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