Wellness in the Wilderness

Wellness in the Wilderness

If you're ready to slow down and take a cue from nature to help you bring your best self to life, love, and work - welcome to Wellness in the Wilderness, we're glad you're here! Join Sydney Williams and her guests as they explore how creativity, connection, and community are amplified by time spent outside. Through shared story and self-reflection, we can gain tremendous insights and inspiration from our journey on the Trail of Life. Tune in to learn how the outer wilderness influences our inner wilderness to support optimal wellness of the mind, body, and spirit.

Episodes

February 28, 2024 59 mins

Clearly we are not okay - as a society, as a community, as humans. After a nice weekend with some friends, we realized we had forgotten how to hang out, but only after remembering how good it felt. This might blow your mind, I know it did for me since the time period shared is from the year I graduated high school until near-present day. This article in The Atlantic⁠ talks about this phenomenon:

"From 2003 to 2022, American me...

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Sydney and Barry bring you up to speed with everything Hiking My Feelings, or should we say Hiking Your Feelings?

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December 28, 2023 69 mins

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Gladys McGarey began her medical practice at a time when women couldn’t even own their own bank accounts. Over the past sixty years, she has pioneered a new way of thinking about disease and health that has transformed the way we imagine health care and self-care around the world. The cofounder of the American Holistic Medical Association, Dr. McGarey has mentored everyone from Dr. Mark Hyman to Dr. Edith Eger and...

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September 27, 2023 61 mins

This week we are thrilled to have Katie Wightman, former Field Institute Director for the Sequoia Parks Conservancy, joining us for a conversation about the courage to revisit a dream from an earlier chapter in life, managing fear around trying something new, and how she finds wellness in the wilderness!

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Katie Wightman worked for the Sequoia Parks Conservancy in Sequoia + Kings Canyon National Parks for 11 years a...

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September 6, 2023 68 mins

This week we are thrilled to have Liz “Snorkel” Thomas joining us for a conversation about, well, all the things - manifesting your dreams, accomplishing huge goals, failure, teamwork, knowing your weaknesses, finding joy in the wilderness - this chat really does have something to inspire anyone and everyone.

I supposed at the end of the day, this is a chat with a legendary human about her legendary hiking career, and all the trai...

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August 30, 2023 49 mins

This week we are thrilled to have Sirena Rana joining us for a conversation about her work in trail design - she is quite literally blazing trails and making outdoor experiences more accessible through intentional and inclusive trail design via her company, Trails Inspire.


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Sirena Rana shares her love for the outdoors through writing, photography, public speaking and trail design through her company, Trails In...

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This week we are thrilled to have Gabaccia Moreno joining us for a conversation about all the things - People Over Profit (inspired by our panel at Outdoor Retailer), doing life (and business) differently, paying people what they’re worth, the Outdoorist Oath, and so much more!

We recorded this episode together in the van in a parking lot in Salt Lake City - one of our first in-person interviews in awhile - and the joy we're s...

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August 16, 2023 63 mins

Season Two of Wellness in the Wilderness is here and we’ve got an epic mini-season in store for you!

In May, we celebrated five years since we started Hiking My Feelings, and as we were outlining the different guests we wanted to have on upcoming episodes of Wellness in the Wilderness, I noticed a pattern. There are so many incredible humans who have been a big part of our journey - whether that’s helping us get the word out and af...

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August 8, 2023 42 mins

After a brief hiatus, we're back, and now we can finally share something we were teasing for the last half of Season 1: while we were living on Catalina Island, I wrote my second book!

Hiking Your Feelings: Blazing a Trail to Self-Love will be published on March 12, 2024 by Mandala Publishing and distributed by Simon & Schuster.


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  • Sydney and Barry discuss the new book, how it came to be, what it&...
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Join Sydney as she shares 12 tips to help you find your version of Wellness in the Wilderness. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/wellnessinthewilderness/message
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How did Catalina Backcountry get started? Why did Cinde MacGugan-Cassidy decide to buy the business? How has her career in public service influenced how she runs the business? And what is her vision for responsible recreation on Catalina Island? This week we'll be chatting with Cinde about how Catalina Backcountry got started, her success so far, and her vision for the future. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spot...
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In a society that seems hell-bent on keeping us separate from our authentic selves, each other, and the planet we call home, Samuel J's music is the great unifier. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/wellnessinthewilderness/message
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From the White Mountains of New Hampshire to the rugged backcountry of Catalina Island and everything in between, Barry Williams has been an outdoorist and educator in a professional capacity for the past 25+ years. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/wellnessinthewilderness/message
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How does spending time outdoors influence music? For Brendan Dane (Alific), the call of the Loons from his childhood in New England inspired an entire song. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/wellnessinthewilderness/message
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What happens when the worst-case scenario unfolds in slow motion in the desolate wilderness of America's National Parks? How do you return to the places that have brought so much joy and so much pain after tragedy strikes? On April 3, 2021, Emily and her partner, Alexander Lofgren, traveled to Death Valley National Park on a routine camping trip. The next day began the biggest nightmare of their lives - Alex fell from a 70’ cli...
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When time spent outside is an integral part of your lifestyle, how do you cope when an injury keeps you indoors? When we avoid our emotional breaking point, what happens to our physical bodies? And how do we re-integrate after a period away from our favorite activities and places? For Drew Petersen, skiing has been part of his life for as long as he can remember. Once a toddler on skis and now a professional skier, Drew has bee...
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Is 2023 the year you prioritize finding your version of Wellness in the Wilderness? Looking for inspiration to weave more intention into all aspects of your life? This week we're chatting with Anastasia Allison, founder of Kula Cloth, about how her decision to let life be easy has transformed the way she experiences life and continues to innovate in her business. Through the power of shared story, we're excited to tap into the sens...
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After four interviews with legendary athletes in long distance hiking, backpacking, kayaking, and surfing, let's bring it back down for a bit. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/wellnessinthewilderness/message
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If you've ever sat on the beach and felt the waves crashing into the shore, you have some sense of the power that the ocean contains. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/wellnessinthewilderness/message
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After hiking more than 16,000 miles over a span of 20 years, Arlette Laan made history as the first woman to complete all 11 National Scenic Trails in the United States. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/wellnessinthewilderness/message
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