Interviews, Articles & Stories

Q&A with Kaydee Gaeta: Tough in Mud
Kaydee Gaeta (30) posts on Instagram about running with epilepsy, and the training she fits into her busy life. But ...
Hot Drinks for Cold Campers
The warmer days of summer entice more of us out into the countryside and it is the most popular time ...
An Interview by Travelettes
Seize Your Adventure Founder, Fran Turauskis was interviewed by Kathi Kamleitner for the website Travelettes. Here is their conversation, which ...

Show Notes

Bonus Episode: Challenge One | Ice Climbing

Bonus Episode: Challenge One | Ice Climbing

Today’s story is a small epic of a tale. It starts on the other side of the world, it includes some dramatic moments, some aspirations achieved. I also had to download a beep sound to censor some swear words in this episode – and you’ll soon understand why… This is the story of my first … ...
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Episode 10: Adventurers Talk Epilepsy

Episode 10: Adventurers Talk Epilepsy

We’ve heard from people with epilepsy how they seize adventure. Now it’s time to put some adventurers on the spot. I talk to three people who work within the adventure field to find out what they know about epilepsy, what they don’t, and how we can get more people with epilepsy in adventure. We mention: … ...
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Episode 9: Jake Quigley Part Two | A Chat with Jake

Episode 9: Jake Quigley Part Two | A Chat with Jake

Jake Quigley is the executive director of the non profit Outdoor Mindset. The organisation’s mission is to unite and inspire people affected by neurological challenges through a common passion of the outdoors. It is a free membership-based community. When he is not working, Jake can be found adventuring outdoors with his wife, Jeanie, by foot, … ...
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Episode 8: Jake Quigley Part One | Mind Over Mountains

Episode 8: Jake Quigley Part One | Mind Over Mountains

For Jake Quigley, adventure is more than just a past time, or even a passion. Adventure is a lifestyle, and one he built up around his epilepsy. Jake was diagnosed with epilepsy when he was eleven years old. Rather than being scared by the condition, those around him encouraged and supported Jake to try adventurous … ...
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Episode 7: Jordan Wylie | 20ish Questions

Episode 7: Jordan Wylie | 20ish Questions

Adventurer. Soldier. Author. Jordan Wylie is known for his challenges at the extreme end of the adventure spectrum. Described by Sir Ranulph Fiennes as “A determined, fearless adventurer and an inspiring man”, Jordan has run races in Iraq, Afghansistan and Somalia, he has written a book about his time tackling pirates off the coast of … ...
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Episode 6: Fran Turauskis Part Two | Fran Chats

Episode 6: Fran Turauskis Part Two | Fran Chats

Advocate for adventure and epilepsy awareness. Writer. Editor. Podcaster. Public Speaker. In this interview (of sorts) you get to hear more from me, Fran Turauskis. To celebrate the one-year anniversary for seizeyouradventure.com you asked me about my adventures, epilepsy, and more. I talk about: Finding the way when you’re lost Adapting adventures to your ability … ...
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Episode 5: Fran Turauskis Part One | The Camino

Episode 5: Fran Turauskis Part One | The Camino

Let me take you on a very intimate journey from my first seizure to walking the Norte and Primitivo Caminos. With music recorded whilst I was walking, this will give you an insight into my experience of The Way. On a post-referendum quest to discover more of Europe, I decided to take a five-hundred mile … ...
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Episode 4: Joe Stevenson Part Two | A Chat with Joe

Episode 4: Joe Stevenson Part Two | A Chat with Joe

It is important to acknowledge when we do impressive things. Not just because a sense of pride won’t do us any harm. But because it makes our stories more realistic to that person who is scared that it’s too hard for them. In a strange way, if we acknowledge that something is hard for us, … ...
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Episode 3: Joe Stevenson Part One | Finding My Inner Peak

Episode 3: Joe Stevenson Part One | Finding My Inner Peak

This podcast takes you to one of the most remote parts of the UK, an area renowned as the last wilderness of Britain. Even the most touristic areas take some effort to get to. Welcome to the Scottish highlands. Joe Stevenson tells us about a charity hike he did a couple of years ago. Charity … ...
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Episode 2: Jade Nelson Part Two | A Chat with Jade

Episode 2: Jade Nelson Part Two | A Chat with Jade

In this Q&A, we’ll learn a bit more about Jade Nelson, who wrote and read the Episode 1 story, “Peace in West Texas”. Jade is a licensed Massage Therapist, Epilepsy Advocate, Public Speaker and Writer based in Austin, Texas. Her focus is helping spread awareness of epilepsy and the ketogenic diet (a high fat, low … ...
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Episode 1: Jade Nelson Part One | Peace in West Texas

Episode 1: Jade Nelson Part One | Peace in West Texas

Welcome to the Seize Your Adventure podcast! This podcast lets you listen stories and interviews from people living the outdoor and adventure lifestyle, with epilepsy. Our first episode explores the idea of a spectrum of adventure, and gives an insight into one way a person with epilepsy enjoys the outdoors. Camping is one of the … ...
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Podcast Episode 0 | Teaser

Podcast Episode 0 | Teaser

Start gearing up for the Seize Your Adventure podcast: this is where the adventure community and the epilepsy community meet. This podcast will share intimate stories and conversations from people with epilepsy who enjoy the adventure lifestyle. For those of you who have no contact with epilepsy, these stories will let you connect with the … ...
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