The Seize Your Adventure podcast is where the adventure community and the epilepsy community meet. This podcast will let you listen to intimate stories and conversations from people with epilepsy who enjoy the adventure lifestyle. You will hear about epic journeys, such as long-distance hiking with epilepsy medication in a backpack. We will talk about our personal challenges, including a hike up Ben Nevis for Epilepsy Action; and you get to listen to us describing our small pleasures, like the first duck-dive when surfing after brain surgery.

For those of you who have no contact with epilepsy, these stories will let you connect with the people behind the diagnosis and will give you an idea of how we can do adventure sports with epilepsy. For those with the condition, I hope it will encourage you and give you confidence to get out there at bit more. For all of us, it will bring a little bit more adventure and inspiration into our lives.

This is how we live – with epilepsy. 

Show Notes

Bonus Episode | Can I Do Adventure Sport with Epilepsy?

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

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 12: Amanda Plomp Part Two | A Chat with Amanda

Episode 12: Amanda Plomp Part Two | A Chat with Amanda

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 11: Amanda Plomp Part One | I Am a Runner

Episode 11: Amanda Plomp Part One | 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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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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