The Adventure Syndicate Podcasts
Conversations with Dr Jen - EP3 Emily Greaves

Conversations with Dr Jen - EP3 Emily Greaves

May 1, 2022

Conversations with Dr Jen is a podcast exploring how spending time outdoors and having adventures has help people overcome different challenges in their lives. It’s about promoting the health benefits of the outdoors, drawing on theory and personal experience and inspiring people to find adventures of their own. No matter how big or small.

In this month’s podcast Jen chats with one of The Adventure Syndicate’s regional coordinators Emily Greaves. Emily shares some of the highs and lows of raising a family who seek adventure. She talks about some of the pressures teens face to fit in and how this can impact upon young peoples participation in the outdoors, as well as the key life skills which they can learn from becoming independent in the outdoors.

Emily also tells us some heart warming and entertaining stories of some of her family's adventures. There's also an appearance from her daughter Jas, who tells us a little about her experience of adventuring as a family. Emily also gives some great advice for anyone thinking about starting a family but might be nervous about what that means for their adventurous lifestyle.

Hosted and edited by Jenni Myers, founder of The Nature Mind, an online ecotherapy resource.

Conversations with Dr Jen - EP2 Jessie Stevens

Conversations with Dr Jen - EP2 Jessie Stevens

April 1, 2022

Conversations with Dr Jen is a podcast exploring how spending time outdoors and having adventures has help people overcome different challenges in their lives. It’s about promoting the health benefits of the outdoors, drawing on theory and personal experience and inspiring people to find adventures of their own. No matter how big or small.

In this podcast I'm talking to Jessie Stevens, a youth climate activist and founder of the movement People, Pedal, Power. We discuss Jessie's experience of climate anxiety and how spending time outdoors and going on adventures helps her process her fears towards the future of the planet. She also shares stories from her recent 570 mile ride to COP26 and the ups and downs she experienced along the way. We also discuss the accessibility of adventure for young people and the pressures of being a teenager, where it's not always cool to go out and get muddy.

Hosted and edited by Jenni Myers, founder of The Nature Mind, an online ecotherapy resource.

Conversations with Dr Jen - EP1 Natasha Barlow

Conversations with Dr Jen - EP1 Natasha Barlow

March 1, 2022

Conversations with Dr Jen is a podcast exploring how spending time outdoors and having adventures has help people overcome different challenges in their lives. It’s about promoting the health benefits of the outdoors, drawing on theory and personal experience and inspiring people to find adventures of their own. No matter how big or small. Hosted by Jenni Myers, founder of The Nature Mind, an online ecotherapy resource, and Adventure Syndicate Regional Coordinator.

This weeks episode introduces Natasha Barlow, a Associate Professor in Geosciences who shares her experience of recovering from Long Covid. We discuss how the ability to get outdoors and go for a walk was critical in helping her feel normal again. We talk about different perceptions of endurance and adventure and how this changes, especially when recovering from illness or injury and rebuilding fitness. Natasha shares how her experience of Long Covid has helped her to appreciate the small things, being able to get out, be in nature and have adventure.

We also discuss mindfulness and the similarities this has with the restorative effects of nature and it’s benefit to our mental health. I introduce the Attention Restoration Theory and explain how spending time meditating outdoors can enhance the benefits of both meditation and spending time in nature. This leads us to exploring perceptions of what nature is and the tendency to see ourselves as separate from nature. We discuss how adventure is often described as going in to nature and how changing our perception of our place within nature may change our relationship with it.

If you would be interested in being interviewed about your experiences of using the outdoors and adventure to help you overcome different challenges in your life please get in touch. We’d love to hear from you.

 

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Conversations with Dr Jen - EP0 Introduction

Conversations with Dr Jen - EP0 Introduction

February 24, 2022

Conversations with Dr Jen is a podcast exploring how spending time outdoors and having adventures has help people overcome different challenges in their lives. It’s about promoting the health benefits of the outdoors, drawing on theory and personal experience and inspiring people to find adventures of their own. No matter how big or small.

 

Hosted and edited by Jenni Myers, founder of The Nature Mind, an online ecotherapy resource.

#8 The Jenny Graham Round-The-World  Podcast

#8 The Jenny Graham Round-The-World Podcast

April 20, 2020

As Jenny crosses back in to Europe the end is in sight... yet still so, so, far away! 

#7 The Jenny Graham Round-The-World Podcast

#7 The Jenny Graham Round-The-World Podcast

August 25, 2019

With half of Canada still to go Jenny faces some of the toughest weather conditions of the whole trip. One Elephant, Two Elephant... 

#6 The Jenny Graham Round-The-World Podcast

#6 The Jenny Graham Round-The-World Podcast

August 25, 2019

Jenny has one thing on her mind... Big Hairy Bears!! 

Arriving in Anchorage, fatigue has set in but she's lucking out with the kindness of strangers. 

#5 The Jenny Graham Round-The-World Podcast

#5 The Jenny Graham Round-The-World Podcast

July 2, 2019

Jen makes the half-way mark 9000 miles in 55 days! But, its back to basics with weather, food and sleep at the front of her thoughts.

#4 The Jenny Graham Round-The-World Podcast

#4 The Jenny Graham Round-The-World Podcast

July 2, 2019

Jenny finishes the first leg of her journey and is finding her feet Australia with a few surprises along the way.  

#3 The Jenny Graham Round-The-World  Podcast

#3 The Jenny Graham Round-The-World Podcast

June 12, 2019

Jen finds the magic of the East as she rides deeper into Asia. 

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