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They say spending time in nature can change your life. But in a world packed with indoor life pressures, how can you make getting outside just a part of who you are? Welcome to Humans Outside, where we explore a wellness-rich life in the great outdoors from our perch in Alaska while hearing from fascinating outdoor-minded guests.

Humans Outside Amy Bushatz

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    • 4.9 • 47 Ratings

They say spending time in nature can change your life. But in a world packed with indoor life pressures, how can you make getting outside just a part of who you are? Welcome to Humans Outside, where we explore a wellness-rich life in the great outdoors from our perch in Alaska while hearing from fascinating outdoor-minded guests.

    227 Best Of: How Walking Therapy Connects Us With Nature and Ourselves (Carmen Rendell)

    227 Best Of: How Walking Therapy Connects Us With Nature and Ourselves (Carmen Rendell)

    Today’s “Best Of” episode is all about walking with therapist Carmen Rendell, a UK-based walking enthusiast who takes her clients and herself outside to see what therapeutic help nature can bring. Those mornings and evenings of summer are the perfect time for taking a walk, and so I hope you find some inspiration in this “Best Of Humans Outside” episode.
    Some of the good stuff:
    [2:13] Carmen Rendell’s favorite outdoor space
    [3:58] How Carmen became someone who likes to go outside
    [6:16] How Soul Hub came to be
    [17:15] The plan for walking the British Isles
    [24:35] The gift of having flexible goals
    [25:30] What is “walking therapy?”
    [25:40] But first, what is “wizard school?”
    [29:00] Why nature is a great therapy space
    [32:47] How movement is important in walking therapy
    [35:09] Why don’t all therapists offer walking therapy?
    [38:03] How anyone can do walking therapy
    [47:10] Carmen’s favorite and most essential outdoor gear
    [48:49] Carmen’s favorite outdoor moment
    Connect with this episode:
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    • 51 min
    Outdoor Diary: How Heading Outside Has Changed My Priorities

    Outdoor Diary: How Heading Outside Has Changed My Priorities

    There’s something funny that happens when you start spending more time outside: what you want out of life changes, too. In this episode Amy reflects on how spending time outside has shifted her priorities, and why her birthday is the perfect pause point to reflect on that shift.
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    Some of the good stuff:
    [:45] Have you noticed this about heading outside?
    [:55] How it started for me
    [1:28] How the mission creep started
    [1:54] The shift from time to time, money and energy
    [2:30] Why I’m thinking about this now
    [3:00] What I used to do
    [3:15] What I wanted to now
    [4:20] And here’s what’s next

    • 4 min
    225 Outdoor Diary: That Time I Conquered 50 Miles

    225 Outdoor Diary: That Time I Conquered 50 Miles

    There’s dreaming, there’s preparing and then there’s doing. When it comes to big outdoor goals and adventures, dreaming and prepping take the most time -- but the doing is where you get to see if you have what it takes after all. In this week’s Outdoor Diary Amy dives into the race she’s been preparing for all season, why she decided to try the shorter distance instead of again tackling the race she dropped out of last year and how it all went. Listen now.
    Some of the good stuff:
    [:46] A little bit of background on my race
    [1:34] What happened last time
    [2:26] What I picked instead and why
    [3:14] It started like this
    [3:40] What you can see there
    [4:15] What I was hoping to do
    [4:40] What actually happened
    [5:10] The sweet reward
    [5:20] Tiny little snafu and rescue
    [5:35] Zero stars to the burger place
    [5:45] Bugs are rude
    [6:00] 50 again?
    Connect with this episode:
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    • 7 min
    224 Best Of: Does Getting Bored In Nature Make You Happier? (Michael Easter)

    224 Best Of: Does Getting Bored In Nature Make You Happier? (Michael Easter)

    If you have a kid or have been a kid, you’ve probably heard or uttered this phrase at some point over the summer. And even as adult, you may have lingered over the feeling of boredom, then quickly pivoted to something like picking up your phone or switching on the TV to ease that discomfort.
    In this ‘best of’ episode we hear from author Michael Easter on his book The Comfort Crises: Embrace Discomfort To Reclaim Your Wild, Happy, Healthy Self and why getting bored in nature makes you happier.
    Some of the good stuff:
    [2:31] Michael Easter’s favorite outdoor space
    [4:47] How Michael became someone who likes to go outside
    [7:18] What, exactly, the middle of nowhere in Alaska is like
    [10:41] Why being open to stuff matters
    [15:47] What it’s like to be out there for 33 days
    [18:41] Why do we get bored?
    [23:43] What does boredom do to your brain?
    [27:47] What’s the intersection of discomfort, boredom and going outside?
    [30:37] Why does it make us happier?
    [33:05] Why do we shy away from risk and boredom?
    [36:19] How do we insert boredom into our lives?
    [38:52] How to get bored and stay bored
    [44:07] Michael’s favorite and most essential outdoor gear
    [50:37] Michael’s favorite outdoor moment
    Connect with this episode:
    Visit Michael Easter’s website
    Buy The Comfort Crises affiliate link
    Follow Michael Easter on Instagram
    Join the Humans Outside Challenge
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    • 53 min
    Outdoor Diary: The Thing I’m Absolutely, Definitely Not Done With

    Outdoor Diary: The Thing I’m Absolutely, Definitely Not Done With

    We do our best to roll with nature’s punches, but we’re definitely not ready for this warm, sunny and green relationship to be over. It’s only July, after all. But when push comes to shove, perhaps the ticking clock is inspirational. Listen now.
    Connect with this episode:
    Join the Humans Outside Challenge
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    Some of the good stuff:
    [:46] My buddies, the leaves
    [1:25] What should be happening with my leaves
    [1:50] A startling discovery
    [2:12] We’re going to talk about it anyway
    [2:26] What is “termination dust?”
    [3:00] The bad news
    [3:11] This brings us back to the leaves
    [3:30] What that makes me do
    [4:00] Please send good vibes thanks

    • 4 min
    Outdoor Diary 2 Quick Things In the Middle of Summer Busy

    Outdoor Diary 2 Quick Things In the Middle of Summer Busy

    Things are going summer crazy here at Humans Outside as we milk every hot second we can from the season. That’s why this week we’ve only got two things: one suggestion and one ask for help. Listen now.
    Connect with this episode:
    Join the Humans Outside Challenge
    Follow Humans Outside on Facebook
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    Email Amy at contact@humansoutside.com
    Some of the good stuff:
    [:46] What we’ve been up to
    [1:04] A midsummer habit suggestion
    [1:43] Why you should spend some cash
    [2:25] We really need your help with this

    • 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

HeidiAnnF ,

Inspiring and fun!

Due to the inspiration I get from this podcast. today is day 41 for me of being outside 20 consecutive minutes. Thanks for the push! I look forward to each new episode

Fostering Joy ,

Fascinating and Inspiring

I feel like Amy have been friends for years. She hosts fascinating guest, interesting topics, and inspires our family to explore the outdoors in deeper more meaningful ways. She is authentically human! Worth the time EVERY.SinGLE.EPISODE

Heidi Dusek
Host of Ordinary Sherpa podcast

Holly L Wise ,

Inspiring!

This is my favorite outdoor podcast! I always learn something new and am inspired by Amy and her guests.

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