Author: Seize Your Adventure

Episode 14: The Outdoor Mindset

In 2010, thirteen individuals got together in a hut in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. The group shared a passion for the outdoors, an unyielding enthusiasm for life… and they also shared a link to different neurological challenges. These hardships could easily have led to a more subdued mindset. The thirteen people could have opted …

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Bonus Episode: Can I Do Adventure Sport with Epilepsy?

I get a lot of people contacting me. People who have adventurous souls and lived and breathed their sports before they started having seizures and were diagnosed with epilepsy. And the question I get asked most by people in this situation is “can I do this sport with epilepsy?”. And no matter what the sport …

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Bonus Episode: Seven Lessons

In this bonus episode, you get to hear the seven lessons I have learned from my #30at30forEpilepsy challenge so far… Three months in and seven challenges down, I am right on track. I have done ice climbing, archery, axe throwing, trail running, mountain biking, hiking at altitude and wild swimming… already I have learned so …

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Episode 13: A Chat with Amanda Plomp

In my conversation with Amanda, I was able to delve into relationship with running and epilepsy in a bit more. I asked for her tips for me, as a new runner with epilepsy, and asked her to talk me through the different types of running terrain she enjoys. Amanda Plomp is a runner with epilepsy …

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Episode 12: I Am a Runner

Today’s story comes from Amanda Plomb. Nowadays, Amanda defines herself as a runner, an athlete… and as an epileptic. But that wasn’t always the case. For most people, the teenage years are a crucial period in finding out who we are. We try out lots of new things, we meet new people, we’re growing into …

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Episode 11: 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

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: A Chat with Jake Quigley

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: 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: 20ish Questions with Jordan Wylie

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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