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A powerful journey with the wild. Hosted by Cormac Davey and Josh Bulpin, who between us have led more than 50 personal development expeditions in the wild around the world.

We feature guests; ordinarily inspired people from around the world keen to share their relationship with the wild, their human journey, and to inspire you.

We share the wisdom of their authentic stories of the soul, for you to consider yourselves while walking your own path.

Be True. Live Wild

Original Music: Nigel Lacey @delaceynigel (https://www.instagram.com/delaceynigel/)

Follow us @itsthelivingproject (https://www.instagram.com/itsthelivingproject/)

A collaboration between: @joshuabulpin (https://www.instagram.com/joshuabulpin/) + @mindfuladventurejourneys  (https://www.instagram.com/mindfuladventurejourneys/)

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A powerful journey with the wild. Hosted by Cormac Davey and Josh Bulpin, who between us have led more than 50 personal development expeditions in the wild around the world.

We feature guests; ordinarily inspired people from around the world keen to share their relationship with the wild, their human journey, and to inspire you.

We share the wisdom of their authentic stories of the soul, for you to consider yourselves while walking your own path.

Be True. Live Wild

Original Music: Nigel Lacey @delaceynigel (https://www.instagram.com/delaceynigel/)

Follow us @itsthelivingproject (https://www.instagram.com/itsthelivingproject/)

A collaboration between: @joshuabulpin (https://www.instagram.com/joshuabulpin/) + @mindfuladventurejourneys  (https://www.instagram.com/mindfuladventurejourneys/)

    #30 In conversation with Ali Hollest

    #30 In conversation with Ali Hollest

    Our guest today is Ali Hollest, father, husband, business owner and athlete.  

    Ali’s a huge advocate for the outdoors, the wild and the power of reconnecting with nature.  

    In this deep and honest conversation we find out more about Ali and his human journey. He tells us that while he didn’t thrive in academia at school or university, he has always been a keen sportsperson. Sport has been crucial in his journey. Ali says that his love of sport, mostly Triathlon and Ultra Running, has helped him manage his destructive, addictive behaviours, and proved vital in supporting his mental health.  

    While not a linear journey he has slowly found his why, and right now his fire’s burning bright. Becoming a husband and father has also given him focus and a responsibility for others. 

    Ali’s now very much on a journey to help and inspire both individuals and businesses to  become the very best versions of themselves.  

    He does this through his Podcast - Evolve Pod, his triathlon coaching and his new business - The Evolve Wellbeing Group - check out the show notes for more details.

    A key experience for Ali has been devising and doing an ultra run he's called the Snowdon Six Ways Challenge. Through his own efforts, and supported by a wider community, he’s succeeding in raising awareness and crucial funds to support Oxfordshire Mind. 

    To connect with Ali you can find him at:

    www.evolvewellbeinggroup.com (http://www.evolvewellbeinggroup.com/)

    Insta @evolve_wellbeing_group (https://www.instagram.com/evolve_wellbeing_group/) + @snowdon6wayschallenge (https://www.instagram.com/snowdon6wayschallenge/)

    LinkedIn @evolvewellbeinggroup (https://www.linkedin.com/company/evolvewellbeinggroup/)

    Facebook @Ali.hollest (https://www.facebook.com/ali.hollest)

    Thanks for joining us - we hope it provides some thought, and some inspiration for you as you walk your path. We'd love to hear your thoughts.

    Loads of love, Us x

    Want to do something powerful and Wild? Check out our WILD 24  (https://www.thelivingproject.life/wild-24)

    We're on Insta @itsthelivingproject (https://www.instagram.com/itsthelivingproject/) - we'd love to see you there x

    Original Music by Nigel Lacey @delaceynigel  (https://www.instagram.com/delaceynigel/)

    BE TRUE. LIVE WILD

    • 1 hr 5 min
    #29 In conversation with Jason Le Masurier

    #29 In conversation with Jason Le Masurier

    Our conversation today is with Jason Le Masurier who takes the time to chat to us from his home in Donegal on the wild west coast of Ireland.

    It’s a miracle that we’re having this conversation at all. In 2007, Jason had a kite surfing accident, which resulted in a severe brain injury that has a 95% mortality rate.  His story of recovery is truly inspirational. 

    In an instant his life and that of his family changed forever.  He says (metaphorically speaking) that he went from surfing the top of the wave of life to crashing down to the bottom.  

    The Wild, particularly, water has been his passion & teacher throughout his journey.  He’s a self described adrenaline adventure seeker. Before his accident Jason’s professional life was flying. As an Engineer and academic, he worked in New Zealand where he taught Construction Management at Canterbury University. There he focussed on post-disaster reconstruction, which was particularly relevant following the Christchurch earthquake.  

    As it turns out his logical mind, life saving surgery and the rock of his family - his wife Liz and his children - were the critical factors as he first responded and then they began their long road to recovery.

    Jason went from a coma to walking down the aisle to marry Liz and, 5 years after leaving hospital he went back and asked the neurologist who told him he’d never walk again, to sponsor him in a triathlon!  He’s since gone on to run the Dublin Marathon too.

    Today Jason seeks to use his crisis in a positive way, as a catalyst to come back stronger and give hope to individuals and organisations facing seemingly impossible challenges. There’s  wisdom in this story and relevance to us all in our current predicament.

    You can find Jason, and explore him working with you and your people at www.jasonlemasurier.com (http://jasonlemasurier.com/)  

    And he's on Insta @jasonlemasurier (https://www.instagram.com/jasonlemasurier/)  

    Thanks for joining us - we hope it provides some thought, and some inspiration for you as you walk your path. We'd love to hear your thoughts.

    Loads of love, Us x

    Want to do something powerful and Wild? Check out our WILD 24  (https://www.thelivingproject.life/wild-24)

    We're on Insta @itsthelivingproject (https://www.instagram.com/itsthelivingproject/) - we'd love to see you there x

    Original Music by Nigel Lacey @delaceynigel  (https://www.instagram.com/delaceynigel/)

    BE TRUE. LIVE WILD

    • 48 min
    #28 In conversation with Sarah Lister

    #28 In conversation with Sarah Lister

    Hello and welcome to Episode #28!

    In this episode we're joined by Sarah Lister. Sarah’s a career coach, podcaster and trail runner living and working in the Peak District. The wild is her inspiration and her coaching is often done through walking, and her podcasts are almost always recorded outside. Sarah hasn’t always lived where she does, or how she does though.

    Today Sarah shares her very human journey. She tells us that while living & working in London she felt unfulfilled. She posed herself a question: "if not this, then what?" She didn't have any immediate answers and felt lost.

    With the help of a life coach, she started to explore the question with curiosity. Drawing on past memories of growing up on a farm in Norfolk, and spending a lot of time outside, she slowly started to bring a sense of adventure back into her life.

    It started with a short local walk, extending into finding new places further afield.  One particular escape to the Peak District was hugely significant. Simply put she fell in love with the Edale valley and Kinder Scout and with the loving support of her family eventually relocated there.

    The positive impact she experiences from being outside, observing nature, and meeting passers by, has inspired her approach to working with others, which focuses on connection, playfulness, and simplicity.

    Ultimately Sarah’s story tells us that change is not a linear process, you can’t just flick a switch. Change can can be messy, and it takes time.  In Sarah’s story it's clear that when she started being what she loved, life started to flow again and things she had to work at, like relationships, came naturally into her life.

    You can find Sarah at:

    https://www.abouttheadventure.com

    and on Insta @about.the.adventure (https://www.instagram.com/about.the.adventure/)

    Thanks for joining us - we hope it provides some thought, and some inspiration for you as you walk your path. We'd love to hear your thoughts.

    Loads of love, Us x

    Want to do something powerful and Wild? Check out our WILD 24 (https://www.thelivingproject.life/wild-24)

    We're on Insta @itsthelivingproject (https://www.instagram.com/itsthelivingproject/) - we'd love to see you there x

    Original Music by Nigel Lacey @delaceynigel (https://www.instagram.com/delaceynigel/)

    BE TRUE. LIVE WILD

    • 1 hr 4 min
    #27 In conversation with Clare Osborn

    #27 In conversation with Clare Osborn

    Welcome to episode #27

    In this episode we're joined by Clare Osborn, the human behind One Life, One Planet, One You.

    Clare describes herself as a heart centred environmentalist, a sustainability and wellbeing coach, a speaker and a consultant.  One Life One Planet One You is based on her belief in the fact that our health and that of the planet are interconnected and this is at the core of everything she does.  She empowers the eco-curious and supports service based businesses to make sustainable changes and create a ripple effect of positive change.  Bringing ocean and nature connection into her work helps to reconnect people with their purpose so they can create even more impact.  Clare believes all change starts within but it's also vital to recognise that the inner work we do is not just for us.  Stepping into your personal power and not allowing fears and negative chat to take over clears space for us to look outward and to contribute.  By giving back we find our purpose, our true calling and with that, anything is possible.

    A few gems from Clare's story today:

    Go to the edge of your fear, explore it and the world opens up to you a little more, it’s never as scary as you might think.

    Exploring the ocean enables us to explore what’s beneath our surface as well as understanding how who we are affects the environment of which we are a part.

    Understanding your values, exploring them and committing to them is crucial to feeling a sense of calm and purpose in life.

    Practising deep gratitude - going into the why behind the gratitude is hugely valuable in creating presence and enables us to pour from a fuller cup.

    She leaves with a magic one liner of life learned wisdom - but we’ll leave that for her to tell you at the end.

    You can find Clare here:

    www.clareosborn.com (https://clareosborn.com/maintenance-mode/)

    Insta: onelife.oneplanet.oneyou (https://www.instagram.com/onelife.oneplanet.oneyou/)

    Facebook: onelife.oneplanet.oneyou (https://www.facebook.com/onelife.oneplanet.oneyou)

    Twitter: 1LifePlanetYou (https://twitter.com/1LifePlanetYou)

    Thanks for joining us - we hope you enjoy it, and would love to hear your thoughts.

    Loads of love, Us x

    Want to do something powerful and Wild? Check out our WILD 24 (https://www.thelivingproject.life/wild-24)

    We're on Insta @itsthelivingproject (https://www.instagram.com/itsthelivingproject/) - we'd love to see you there x

    Original Music by Nigel Lacey @delaceynigel (https://www.instagram.com/delaceynigel/)

    BE TRUE. LIVE WILD

    • 54 min
    #26 The Surprise

    #26 The Surprise

    Hello and welcome to Episode #26 of The Living Project Podcast!

    Today's episode's a little surprise, an impromptu chat after Storm Christopher played havoc with our scheduled conversation recording...

    Adapting to the influence of the Wild we grabbed the opportunity and this shorter-than-usual-show gives you a little insight into our inspiring up-coming guests in the rest of season 3, and some bits of magic for us, and you, coming up on the horizon.

    Season 3 guests starting next week:

    Clare Osborn: Wild ocean soul and mindset coach. Clare's on Insta @onelife.oneplanet.oneyou (https://www.instagram.com/onelife.oneplanet.oneyou/)

    Sarah Lister: Peak District based career coach and podcaster. Sarah's on Insta @about.the.adventure (https://www.instagram.com/about.the.adventure/) and her website is www.aboutheadventure.com (https://www.abouttheadventure.com)

    Jason Le Masurier: Motivational Coach. Can be found at his website http://jasonlemasurier.com

    Israh Goodall: Expedition Leader, Rights of Passage Guide, Midwife. Israh can be found on Insta @israhgoodall (https://www.instagram.com/israhgoodall/) and through her website https://www.israhgoodall.com

    Ali Hollest: Wellbeing coach and consultant. Runner. Check out Ali's work at www.evolvewellbeinggroup.com (https://www.evolvewellbeinggroup.com/consultancy)

    Want to do something powerful and Wild? Check out our WILD 24 (https://www.thelivingproject.life/wild-24)

    Thanks for joining us today, we hope it's provided a little inspiration for what's to come. We look forward to sharing Clare's story with you next week, and sharing the Wild with you soon.

    We're on Insta @itsthelivingproject (https://www.instagram.com/itsthelivingproject/) - we'd love to see you there x

    Original Music by Nigel Lacey @delaceynigel (https://www.instagram.com/delaceynigel/)

    BE TRUE. LIVE WILD

    • 10 min
    #25 In conversation with Josh Bulpin

    #25 In conversation with Josh Bulpin

    Hello!

    In today's show Cormac hosts The Living Project's very own Josh Bulpin.

    Josh currently lives on his Dutch barge, Chimp, and is presently moored somewhere on the Kennet + Avon Canal.  He is many things. An exceptional expedition leader, a  coach, chef, author and now Podcaster!  However, it's not the doing that defines him but rather the being.

    When it comes to the wild it's the mountains and ocean that really give him a sense of awe, and self. Josh is full of admiration for the conscious living of communities living in high places and talks passionately about the joys of what he calls peasant food, simple food made with love, and the magic of learning about communities through cooking, and food.   

    Our conversation with the wild is powerful.

    Over the last year Josh’s water journey, mainly along the length of the Thames, has enabled him to slow down and connect with nature away from the urban chaos and what can sometimes be the franticness of life. He describes boat life as more conscious and focused on life’s more immediate and simple tasks, such as finding a daily mooring, collecting water and fire wood.  It’s very Zen! 

    Josh is a keen surfer, and life on the water has helped cool his inner fire. It's allowed him to reflect in a safe and more compassionate way. 

    Currently feeling the air, a renewed lightness has enabled him to engage playfully and with fun in what he describes as a passion project, to enable people to access the wild in a way that supports their wellbeing and mental health. This is of course The Living Project (https://www.thelivingproject.life/home) and we hear about his and its values.   

    Above all Josh is a thoughtful, passionate, loving, and funny human being. He has bravely told his story as it is now, today. 

    You can contact him @joshuabulpin (https://www.instagram.com/joshuabulpin/) and @itsthelivingproject (https://www.instagram.com/itsthelivingproject/)

    Listeners should be aware that in this episode we discuss suicidal thoughts and depression.

    Thanks for joining us - we hope you enjoy it, and would love to hear your thoughts.

    Loads of love, Us x

    Want to do something powerful and Wild? Check out our WILD 24 (https://www.thelivingproject.life/wild-24)

    We're on Insta @itsthelivingproject (https://www.instagram.com/itsthelivingproject/) - we'd love to see you there x

    Original Music by Nigel Lacey @delaceynigel (https://www.instagram.com/delaceynigel/)

    BE TRUE. LIVE WILD

    • 1 hr 12 min

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