Have you ever woken-up to find that things are way harder and more sad than you expected? That’s what happened to Amy this week when she got some bad news about a hip injury she started dealing with over the podcast break. Hear how she’s handling it in this episode of the weekly Outdoor Diary.

[:30] Amy keeps it real
[1:10] Amy’s injury
[2:30] Amy’s plan for outdoor time during recovery
[3:25] Sometimes you need to be sad
[4:10] Last minute camping trip
[4:27] This week’s Outdoor Hero

By studying hundreds of time management logs and interviewing some of the most productive men and women in the country, Laura Vanderkam hasn’t just become one of the most sought-after time management experts in the U.S., she has learned what it takes to get the most of time, whether that means doing more for work or making more time to play.

Vanderkam also happens to be the time management expert who taught Amy everything she knows about productivity and getting the most of her time, one of Amy’s favorite subjects. She also has tried Amy’s 20 minutes a day outdoor time experiment.

What she’s learned about time management and getting the most out of the minutes we have can help you find more minutes in your schedule to spend in nature. Hear her best tips, tricks, and insights on this exciting episode of the Humans Outside podcast.

[1:55] Laura’s favorite outdoor space

[3:04] How she got into time management

[4:03] What she learned from spending time outside

[8:45] The biggest thing she’s personally learned about time

[11:09] The biggest time management mistakes

[21:13] What she tells people who say they don’t have time

[25:05] How to start managing your time

[34:04] Unpacking logistics vs. priorities

[36:44] How to find time to go outside

[40:01] Favorite outdoor gear

[40:24] Most essential outdoor gear

[42:34] Favorite outdoor moment

So what exactly has Amy been doing outside this summer? Probably not what you would guess. Listen to hear all of the exciting adventures she has had, and also how she has dealt with the disappointment of the summer not being what she expected.

[:40] Here’s what Amy has been up to over the season break

[:54] The theme over that time.

[1:51] About our arctic adventure

[2:30] How it feels to be crushed

[3:20] What I’m doing instead

[3:50] This week’s outdoor hero

You’ve heard them mentioned, you’ve seen their pictures — and now you get to hear them on the Humans Outside podcast: Amy’s “running wives,” Clare Shea and Rachel Gernat. In this podcast Season 2 premier, Amy, Clare and Rachel discuss outdoor-based friendship, what makes it special and how, exactly, you, too, can make outdoor-minded friends. What’s the secret sauce? How do you even find great friends?

[1:51] Rachel Gernat’s favorite outdoor space

[2:20] Clare Shea’s favorite outdoor space

[4:12] How Amy met her Running Wives

[4:34] How Rachel and Clare met

[6:12] What makes us such great friends

[9:19] Favorite memory of the wives together

[16:30] The importance of finding friends who push you

[18:15] What brought us to Alaska

[23:00] How to find outdoor friends

[34:16] How doing hard things outside helps you find friends

[47:22] Clare’s favorite outdoor gear

[48:30] Rachel’s favorite outdoor gear

[50:04] Clare’s favorite outdoor gear again

[51:00] Rachel’s favorite outdoor gear

[55:57] Amy’s favorite outdoor moment

[56:35] Rachel’s favorite outdoor moments

[57:59] Clare’s favorite outdoor moment

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Palmer, Alaska (the best little town ever, in our opinion)

Kate Arnold (Humans Outside Podcast episode 32)

Clare’s favorite outdoor gear: Sockwell compression socks 

Rachel’s favorite outdoor gear: Her Frosty Bottom marathon hat
Clare’s most essential outdoor gear: Buff
Rachel’s most essential outdoor gear: Montbell down pants (“The Pants.”)

Season 2 of the Humans Outside podcast is coming August 20 — and we are so excited for you to hear what we’ve been working on. From an outdoor therapist, to a time management expert to Amy’s “running wives,” this season is packed with fascinating conversations about and hacks for getting outside. Subscribe now so you don’t miss a thing.

[:01] Coming soon on Humans Outside Podcast
[:50] Humans Outside Season 2 preview
[1:48] What Amy has been doing since the end of Season 1
[2:20] How to support the podcast

There’s something about working with the earth, about hearing the birds sing and about producing in the sun. It’s more than just the physical labor, says this week’s guest Peter Scott, it’s about creating and being a part of something bigger.

Peter Scott can’t talk about a lot of what he did and saw while in the military. But he can talk about the farm he now uses to help veterans like himself heal from the wounds of war and to grow food for local military and veteran families. Listen to this compelling episode now!

[1:40] Peter’s favorite outdoor space
[2:49] How Peter ended up farming
[10:18] How working with the earth helps heal
[13:02] What draws Peter to farming
[17:11] How farming helps heal PTSD
[21:46] How Peter is helping others through his farm
[27:39] How to get started with a farm project
[30:27] Peter’s most essential outdoor gear
[31:37] Peter’s favorite outdoor gear
[32:58] Peter’s favorite outdoor moment

You probably know that “solstice” marks the shortest or longest day of the year. But did you know why it’s worth celebrating?

In this Outdoor Diary, Amy talks about Summer Solstice and why it matters so very much. Listen now!

[:34] The big deal about the light
[1:10] What is solstice?
[1:55] How to understand solstice
[3:00] What happens in the winter
[3:20] What happens in the summer
[3:35] How we celebrated Solstice
[4:39] This week’s outdoor hero: Cairn subscription box

Stephanie Puglisi and her family want to make traveling a part of their lifestyle, but with twin infants, the idea of tent camping seemed kind of crazy and staying in hotels was just super stressful.


Enter: RVing. Stephanie and her husband Jeremy changed their entire lives by investing in an RV and making traveling, camping and spending time in nature just a part of who they are as individuals and as a family. 

 

If you’ve ever thought about taking up camping but just hate the idea of sleeping on the ground or in a tent, this one is for you. Listen to this episode for great tips on purchasing an RV and shaping your professional life to support your personal goals.

[2:00] Stephanie’s favorite outdoor space
[3:24] Stephanie’s childhood in the outdoors
[5:16] Stephanie’s life before the RV
[8:31] Life with twins
[11:24] On the road with kids
[13:24] Making camping work for you
[23:45] Pivoting your career to chase your dream
[28:09] The impact of the outdoors on Stephanie as a person
[30:37] Stephanie’s book
[37:22] Stephanie’s top tip for RV newbies
[41:12] Stephanie’s favorite and most essential outdoor gear
[43:27] Stephanie’s favorite outdoor moment

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