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They say spending time in nature can change your life. But in a world packed with indoor life pressures, how can you make getting outside just a part of who you are? Welcome to Humans Outside, where we explore a wellness-rich life in the great outdoors from our perch in Alaska while hearing from fascinating outdoor-minded guests.

They say spending time in nature can change your life. But in a world packed with indoor life pressures, how can you make getting outside just a part of who you are? Welcome to Humans Outside, where we explore a wellness-rich life in the great outdoors from our perch in Alaska while hearing from fascinating outdoor-minded guests.

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United States

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They say spending time in nature can change your life. But in a world packed with indoor life pressures, how can you make getting outside just a part of who you are? Welcome to Humans Outside, where we explore a wellness-rich life in the great outdoors from our perch in Alaska while hearing from fascinating outdoor-minded guests.

Language:

English

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703-589-4062


Episodes

227 Best Of: How Walking Therapy Connects Us With Nature and Ourselves (Carmen Rendell)

8/11/2022
Today’s “Best Of” episode is all about walking with therapist Carmen Rendell, a UK-based walking enthusiast who takes her clients and herself outside to see what therapeutic help nature can bring. Those mornings and evenings of summer are the perfect time for taking a walk, and so I hope you find some inspiration in this “Best Of Humans Outside” episode. Some of the good stuff: [2:13] Carmen Rendell’s favorite outdoor space [3:58] How Carmen became someone who likes to go outside [6:16]...

Duration:00:51:49

226 Outdoor Diary: How Heading Outside Has Changed My Priorities

8/9/2022
There’s something funny that happens when you start spending more time outside: what you want out of life changes, too. In this episode Amy reflects on how spending time outside has shifted her priorities, and why her birthday is the perfect pause point to reflect on that shift. Connect with this episode: Join the Humans Outside Challenge Follow Humans Outside on Facebook Follow Humans Outside on Instagram Some of the good stuff: [:45] Have you noticed this about heading...

Duration:00:04:54

225 Outdoor Diary: That Time I Conquered 50 Miles

8/2/2022
There’s dreaming, there’s preparing and then there’s doing. When it comes to big outdoor goals and adventures, dreaming and prepping take the most time -- but the doing is where you get to see if you have what it takes after all. In this week’s Outdoor Diary Amy dives into the race she’s been preparing for all season, why she decided to try the shorter distance instead of again tackling the race she dropped out of last year and how it all went. Listen now. Some of the good stuff: [:46] A...

Duration:00:07:00

224 Best Of: Does Getting Bored In Nature Make You Happier? (Michael Easter)

7/28/2022
If you have a kid or have been a kid, you’ve probably heard or uttered this phrase at some point over the summer. And even as adult, you may have lingered over the feeling of boredom, then quickly pivoted to something like picking up your phone or switching on the TV to ease that discomfort. In this ‘best of’ episode we hear from author Michael Easter on his book The Comfort Crises: Embrace Discomfort To Reclaim Your Wild, Happy, Healthy Self and why getting bored in nature makes you...

Duration:00:53:56

223 Outdoor Diary: The Thing I’m Absolutely, Definitely Not Done With

7/26/2022
We do our best to roll with nature’s punches, but we’re definitely not ready for this warm, sunny and green relationship to be over. It’s only July, after all. But when push comes to shove, perhaps the ticking clock is inspirational. Listen now. Connect with this episode: Join the Humans Outside Challenge Follow Humans Outside on Facebook Follow Humans Outside on Instagram Some of the good stuff: [:46] My buddies, the leaves [1:25] What should be happening with my leaves [1:50] A...

Duration:00:04:28

222: Outdoor Diary 2 Quick Things In the Middle of Summer Busy

7/19/2022
Things are going summer crazy here at Humans Outside as we milk every hot second we can from the season. That’s why this week we’ve only got two things: one suggestion and one ask for help. Listen now. Connect with this episode: Join the Humans Outside Challenge Follow Humans Outside on Facebook Follow Humans Outside on Instagram Email Amy at contact@humansoutside.com Some of the good stuff: [:46] What we’ve been up to [1:04] A midsummer habit suggestion [1:43] Why you should spend...

Duration:00:03:16

221 Best of: The Secret Sauce for Your Outdoor Habit (Karla Amador)

7/14/2022
As a part of our annual summer break, we’re re-publishing some of Humans Outside’s best episodes. This one certainly qualifies. When Amy started her daily outdoor habit in 2017 she had no idea there was a whole world of others already tackling an outdoor effort of their own, formed around a different idea known as the 52 Hike Challenge. Through that program participants pledge to complete 52 hikes over a year. The things its co-founder, Karla Amador, has learned over both her own journey...

Duration:00:48:28

220 Outdoor Diary: Can You Find the Line Between Challenge and Suffering?

7/12/2022
How do you know where a good adventure stops and something that’s just not worth it starts? And can you tell when you’re avoiding something because it’s uncomfortable or if you’re avoiding it because it’s miserable and unnecessary, unrewarding suffering? Those are the questions Amy is asking this week as she scraps a long-planned adventure while thinking about things she’s done that sound bad but end up being great in the end. So how can you make that decision? Connect with this...

Duration:00:06:09

219 Outdoor Diary: Heading Outside Helps Me Make This List

7/5/2022
What if instead of a “to do” list you made the opposite: a “not to do” list? Coming up with the things that should go on it is an exercise in self-awareness and the gift of perspective. And where can you really find that? Outside, of course! In this episode Amy discusses how she developed her “not to do” list and why heading into nature helped her make it happen. Connect with this episode: Join the Humans Outside Challenge Follow Humans Outside on Facebook Follow Humans Outside on...

Duration:00:06:38

218 Best Of Finding Your 'Why' In Nature: Here's How He Did It (Mikah Meyer)

6/30/2022
It’s summer break time at Humans Outside, which means it’s the perfect time for some “Best Of” episodes. Today, LGBTQ outdoor advocate Mikah Meyer is known for his work representing his community and advocating for inclusion in nature. But that hasn’t always been the case. In fact, when Mikah set out on his journey to become the youngest person to visit the over 400 National Park units in the U.S., inclusivity advocacy wasn’t his goal at all. MIkah’s story is not just one of growing into...

Duration:00:51:47

217 Outdoor Diary: The 3-Day Lagoon Adventure Worth the Effort

6/28/2022
It took months of planning, but Amy and her family headed out for a three-day, totally unplugged adventure in a dream Alaska spot: a wild lagoon off the coast in an Alaska State Park. From otters to birdsong, kayak trips to perhaps too many days without a shower, this adventure was a picturesque keeper in Halibut Cove Lagoon of Kachemak Bay State Park. Listen now. Connect with this episode: Join the Humans Outside Challenge Follow Humans Outside on Facebook Follow Humans Outside on...

Duration:00:07:36

216 Outdoor Diary: Why Celebrating the Light Is Important to Me

6/21/2022
Happy solstice! Summer solstice is a big deal in Alaska where there’s plenty of reason to celebrate the endless light. But midnight sun is not why Amy celebrates it, exactly. In this episode Amy talks about why the solstice is important to her -- and what she doesn’t do on it. Connect with this episode: Join the Humans Outside Challenge Follow Humans Outside on Facebook Follow Humans Outside on Instagram Some of the good stuff: [:45] The first thing you need to know [1:00] What this...

Duration:00:04:27

215 Best Of: What Opting Out of 'Should' Has to Do With Heading Outside (Cait Flanders)

6/16/2022
As you’re building a life around going outside, you might have found that making time to go outside is all about opting out of the things that don't matter to you so that you can opt into the things you do care about, like heading into nature. This episode with bestselling author Cait Flanders is all about those choices. She joined us in October of last year to talk about her opt-out habit and I’m excited to re-share this episode with you. Connect with this episode: Visit Cait Flanders’...

Duration:00:59:30

214 Outdoor Diary: Finding a Connection to Place Through Nature

6/14/2022
You know how much Amy loves her small town and all the festivals and outdoor events it hosts. Thanks to one of the annual summer festivals, she’s been thinking about the ways nature creates a sense of place, and why that matters to her. Connect with this episode: Join the Humans Outside Challenge Follow Humans Outside on Facebook Follow Humans Outside on Instagram Some of the good stuff: [:45] The place understanding created by going outside [:55] A reminder that I love where I live...

Duration:00:05:14

213: Outside in Hot and Dry: How to Deal With Blazing Heat (Cassidy Feltenberger)

6/9/2022
If your summer is heating up, you might be tempted to hide out in your cool and comfortable house instead of going outside. But just because it’s hot outside doesn’t mean you can’t head into nature and have a great time. You just need the tools and tips to make it happen. And then there’s the kind of heat you’re dealing with. Hot and humid is one thing, but what about hot and dry? Since dealing with those different kinds of summer heat can utilize different tricks, we’ve split this subject...

Duration:00:43:03

212: Outdoor Diary The 2 Keys to the Best Summer Memories

6/7/2022
What does it take to create summer moments so memorable, they feel like magic? That’s what Amy has been thinking about as they take on the warm, endless sunlight summer days in Alaska. She noticed that all of her best summer memories have two things in common. Learn what they are in this episode of the Humans Outside Outdoor Diary. Connect with this episode: Join the Humans Outside Challenge Follow Humans Outside on Facebook Follow Humans Outside on Instagram Some of the good...

Duration:00:07:19

211: Outside in Hot and Humid: How to Deal With Sticky, Hot Weather (Joe Jacobs)

6/2/2022
Going outside in hot weather can feel oppressive, suffocating and, well, not that fun. But with a little preparation and thought the hot seasons can be just as enjoyable as their cooler counterparts. But how do you dress, eat, and play to make that happen? In this episode of Humans Outside, Joe Jacobs, cycling enthusiast and owner, owner of ArkansasOutside.com joins us from the hot humid state of Arkansas in the southern U.S. to share his best tips and tricks for getting outside and having a...

Duration:00:45:57

210: Tips for Getting Kids Outside in Hot Weather (India Tate)

5/26/2022
When school is out and so is the sun, it can feel like a waste to spend the day inside. But soaring temperatures can make getting outside just seem so hard -- especially if you’re trying to take children with you for more than just some fun in the backyard. How do you get outside with kids in the heat, avoid the meltdowns -- literally and figurative -- and have an enjoyable and enriching time? Adventure mom India Tate makes a lifestyle of getting out for adventures with her two little...

Duration:00:48:20

209: Outdoor Diary: Here Are 2 Challenges for Your Summer

5/24/2022
With warm temperatures and all the sunshine, Amy is ready for summer in Alaska. And she knows summer is the perfect time for you to try two outdoor-related challenges. Hear what they are and how you can get involved in this episode of the Humans Outside Outdoor Diary. Connect with this episode: Join the Humans Outside Challenge Follow Humans Outside on Facebook Follow Humans Outside on Instagram Episode 20: The Powerful Connection of Movement, Nature & Grief (Lisa Hallett) Wear blue:...

Duration:00:06:50

208: Simple and Easy Ways to ‘Rewild’ Your Life by Going Outside (Micah Mortali)

5/19/2022
Simple and Easy Ways to ‘Rewild’ Your Life by Going Outside (Micah Mortali) It can be easy to think of practices like rewilding and mindfulness as being habits of only extra-zen, nature-based people. But if you’re someone who likes to go outside or is building an outdoor habit, they are probably already a part of what you’re doing, at least a little. So how can you do it more? And if you don’t think you’ve added them, how can you make them happen while balancing a modern life? In this...

Duration:00:43:52