Seize Your Adventure

Seize Your Adventure

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Adventure and outdoor living with epilepsy. The stories and interviews in this podcast cover a spectrum of activities, from long-distance hiking with epilepsy medication in a backpack, to the pleasure of the first duck dive after brain surgery. It advocates adventure in all forms, for everyone, as a way to connect with ourselves, others and the outdoors. This is how we live – with epilepsy.


TRAILER | “The ‘Privilege’ to Choose” on Out There
Oct 28 • 4 min
This is not quite Seize Your Adventure, but rather a short trailer episode to send you off to another podcast. Over the past few months I’ve been working on an episode for another independent podcast called Out There. It looks at the big questions in life…
Can I Do Adventure Sports with Epilepsy?
Oct 7 • 8 min
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…
Seven Lessons
Aug 26 • 15 min
Three months in and seven challenges down, I am right on track with my #30at30forEpilepsy. In this bonus episode, you get to hear the seven lessons I have learned so far from ice climbing, archery, axe throwing, trail running, mountain biking, hiking at…
Amanda Plomp Part Two | A Chat with Amanda
Aug 13 • 43 min
Amanda Plomp is a runner with epilepsy based in Victoria in Canada. As we heard in the last episode, discovering running in her twenties helped Amanda to feel strong and connected to her body, a feeling she had missed since her seizures started when she…
Amanda Plomp Part One | I Am a Runner
Jul 23 • 24 min
DISCLAIMER: Please remember all stories presented reflect the personal experiences of contributors . We take no responsibility for individual decisions made with regards to adventure sports or medical conditions. For most people, the teenage years are a…
Challenge One | Ice Climbing
Jul 7 • 17 min
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…
Adventurers Talk Epilepsy
Jun 11 • 21 min
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…
Jake Quigley Part Two | A Chat with Jake
Apr 22 • 35 min
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…
Jake Quigley Part One | Mind Over Mountains
Apr 8 • 22 min
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,…
Jordan Wylie | 20ish Questions
Mar 26 • 32 min
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…
Fran Turauskis Part Two | Fran Chats
Feb 14 • 27 min
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…
Fran Turauskis Part One | The Camino
Feb 4 • 21 min
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…
Joe Stevenson Part Two | A Chat with Joe
Jan 21 • 26 min
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…
Joe Stevenson Part One | Finding My Inner Peak
Jan 7 • 14 min
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…
Jade Nelson Part Two | A Chat with Jade
Dec 16, 2018 • 37 min
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…
Jade Nelson Part One | Peace in West Texas
Dec 2, 2018 • 18 min
Camping is one of the simplest ways to spend some time outdoors, so when Jade was determined to get back out into nature, a short camping trip seemed like the obvious choice. When she and her husband Eric set out with their dogs, she had specific…
Adventure Teaser
Oct 5, 2018 • 3 min
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…