Life Changes

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The 'Life Changes' with Adventure Solos podcast talks you through some of those times in life when things are changing. We discuss topics such as how to build supportive friendship groups, why it's important to talk to people other than just your partner, dealing positively with relationship or life changes and adopting those everyday nudges that help you to stay healthy. We're here to help you find yourself and to lead a happy, healthy and well connected life.

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Episodes

EP014 - From a Carer to Facing Bombs in Iraq: Angela's Story of Resilience
Mar 7 2024
EP014 - From a Carer to Facing Bombs in Iraq: Angela's Story of Resilience
Angela's life has been shaped by extraordinary resilience and a deep commitment to caregiving. Her strength was forged early, as she cared for her older brother and supported her family. She carried this determination into her career, rising from a clerical position to railway management, then volunteering in Iraq to rebuild infrastructure after the war. Despite the danger, she persevered for two years.Angela's personal journey was filled with both love and hardship. She married her husband in 2004, but their life was forever changed when he contracted a paralyzing infection while working abroad. Angela became his primary caregiver, a role that demanded immense physical and emotional strength. She remained steadfast by his side until his passing. Now, Angela is navigating her own healing from PTSD while continuing to inspire others with her unwavering spirit.---If you enjoy Life Changes, here are some ways you can support us:1). Please leave a rating on this podcast player;2). Consider supporting us via our Patreon (with a shout out on the show and options for merchandise) at https://www.patreon.com/AdventureSolos/3). Join the Adventure Solos mailing list for free at: https://www.AdventureSolos.com/mailing-list---You can find details of Adventure Solos events here:https://www.AdventureSolos.com/adventuresChris is always banging on about Gusto meal boxes! You can get a discount on your boxes using this link here (full disclosure - Chris gets a Gusto credit if you use this link too):https://cook.gousto.co.uk/raf/?promo_code=CHRIS43613799&utm_source=iosappTo find out more about Adventure Solos events, including joining the mailing list, visit:https://www.AdventureSolos.com/https://www.AdventureSolos.com/mailing-listYou can also occasionally find us on social mediahttps://www.instagram.com/AdventureSolos/https://www.facebook.com/groups/AdventureSolos/Support the show
EP013 - From City Broker to rediscovering values and building balance (with Nik Bunney)
Feb 29 2024
EP013 - From City Broker to rediscovering values and building balance (with Nik Bunney)
Nick found himself struggling to reconcile his personal identity and life expectations as he navigated a future shaped by disparate influences from his parents and societal expectations. Pursuing an unfulfilling career in the city broker and witnessing his wife's grief as she lost her mother led to a significant crossroads and awakening for Nick. After exploring works of philosophy and self-help, Nick undertook a profound self-analysis and decided to leave his job and take nine months off to reassess his values and priorities. This led him to write his book "ABCD" oriented around an A-B-C-D framework—authenticity, balance, consistency, and discipline—to help individuals anchor their lives in authentic values, establish balance, maintain consistency in their actions, and practice discipline.---If you enjoy Life Changes, here are some ways you can support us:1). Please leave a rating on this podcast player;2). Consider supporting us via our Patreon (with a shout out on the show and options for merchandise) at https://www.patreon.com/AdventureSolos/3). Join the Adventure Solos mailing list for free at: https://www.AdventureSolos.com/mailing-list---You can find details of Adventure Solos events here:https://www.AdventureSolos.com/adventuresChris is always banging on about Gusto meal boxes! You can get a discount on your boxes using this link here (full disclosure - Chris gets a Gusto credit if you use this link too):https://cook.gousto.co.uk/raf/?promo_code=CHRIS43613799&utm_source=iosappTo find out more about Adventure Solos events, including joining the mailing list, visit:https://www.AdventureSolos.com/https://www.AdventureSolos.com/mailing-listYou can also occasionally find us on social mediahttps://www.instagram.com/AdventureSolos/https://www.facebook.com/groups/AdventureSolos/Support the show
EP012 - Pregnancy and becoming a first-time Mum (with Gee)
Feb 22 2024
EP012 - Pregnancy and becoming a first-time Mum (with Gee)
Gee met her partner Paul through the dating app Bumble. She found out she was pregnant within a few months, and whilst most people were pleased, her father's reaction wasn't what she expected. We discuss hormones, breastfeeding, full-moon babies, birthing plans, how to pick a midwife, right through to travelling with a newborn and trying to maintain a sense of self. Gee had just moved back from five years in Uganda and found herself locked down in the UK in 2021. She bought a house in the North of England in the July and joined us in August for the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Weekend as a way to meet new people. ---If you enjoy Life Changes, here are some ways you can support us:1). Please leave a rating on this podcast player;2). Consider supporting us via our Patreon (with a shout out on the show and options for merchandise) at https://www.patreon.com/AdventureSolos/3). Join the Adventure Solos mailing list for free at: https://www.AdventureSolos.com/mailing-list---You can find details of Adventure Solos events here:https://www.AdventureSolos.com/adventuresGee joined us for the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Weekendhttps://www.AdventureSolos.com/yorkshire-3-peaks-weekendChris is always banging on about Gusto meal boxes! You can get a discount on your boxes using this link here (full disclosure - Chris gets a Gusto credit if you use this link too):https://cook.gousto.co.uk/raf/?promo_code=CHRIS43613799&utm_source=iosappTo find out more about Adventure Solos events, including joining the mailing list, visit:https://www.AdventureSolos.com/https://www.AdventureSolos.com/mailing-listYou can also occasionally find us on social mediahttps://www.instagram.com/AdventureSolos/https://www.facebook.com/groups/AdventureSolos/Support the show
EP011 - From tackling monsters for England to a spiritual awakening (with Mark)
Feb 8 2024
EP011 - From tackling monsters for England to a spiritual awakening (with Mark)
"I am a bit different and a lot of people think they should be ashamed by that. Once you understand uniqueness, embrace it, and if someone doesn't like it, that's their issue. So I've become so laser focused - once I focus on something, we're going to the N'th degree. We're going to Saturn. Not even the Moon, we're way past the moon!" The first phase of Mark Edmonson's life was physical - playing for the best rugby league teams in the world, including winning many championships with St Helens, playing for England and moving to Australia - tackling monsters (literal and metaphorical) along the way.Crushing injuries brought his playing career to a halt, and after a difficult period, Mark transitions to peak performance psychology and worked his way up to coach the England Rugby Union team, helping them get to the World Cup Final in 2019. He's also worked with the world's fastest man, Usain Bolt.Mark is now on a spiritual journey though - and the third phase of his career and life. He has some fascinating views and, in his own words 'is not for everyone'. Mark is a pleasure to be with and has some great pieces of advice that we can all learn from. This episode is brought to you by Team Edmonson and Adventure Solos. You can find out more about these here:Adventure Solos: Beginner-friendly events and community for people in their 30s, 40s & 50sTeam Edmonson: I'm a Champion on my worst day---If you enjoy Life Changes, please consider supporting the show. Here are a few ways you can do so:1). Leave a rating on this podcast player;2). Join the Adventure Solos mailing list for free at: https://www.AdventureSolos.com/mailing-list3). Consider supporting us via our Patreon (with a shout out on the show and options for merchandise) at https://www.patreon.com/AdventureSolos/---You can also find Mark on Instagram here:https://www.instagram.com/teamedmondsoncoaching/You can find details of Adventure Solos events here:https://www.AdventureSolos.com/adventuresYou may like to check out the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Weekend:https://www.AdventureSolos.com/yorkshire-3-peaks-weekendChris is always banging on about Gusto meal boxes! You can get a discount on your boxes using this link here (full disclosure - Chris gets a Gusto credit if you use this link too):https://cook.gousto.co.uk/raf/?promo_code=CHRIS43613799&utm_source=iosappTo find out more about Adventure Solos events, including joining the mailing list, visit:https://www.AdventureSolos.com/https://www.AdventureSolos.com/mailing-listYou can also occasionally find us on social mediahttps://www.instagram.com/AdventureSolos/https://www.facebook.com/groups/AdventureSolos/Support the show
EP010 - Leaving London: Pros, cons, and how I knew when it was the right time for me (with Gemma)
Feb 1 2024
EP010 - Leaving London: Pros, cons, and how I knew when it was the right time for me (with Gemma)
Gemma lived in London for around 15 years. She was torn between staying in her current job, career and home versus being closer to family and living a slower pace of life. In this relatable episode, she talks us through the decisions and circumstances that lead to her deciding when was the right time, and talks us through the pros and cons of a first year away out of city life. Gemma has attended the Windermere Weekend by Adventure Solos and the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Weekend.---If you enjoy Life Changes, here are some ways you can support us:1). Please leave a rating on this podcast player;2). Consider supporting us via our Patreon (with a shout out on the show and options for merchandise) at https://www.patreon.com/AdventureSolos/3). Join the Adventure Solos mailing list for free at: https://www.AdventureSolos.com/mailing-list---This is the Jim Carrey 'Enough' clip we reference in the episode:https://www.youtube.com/shorts/GubP-0agK7I?si=Xe3SoHDZQq96NAyuYou can find details of Adventure Solos events here:https://www.AdventureSolos.com/adventuresGemma joined us for the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Weekendhttps://www.AdventureSolos.com/yorkshire-3-peaks-weekendChris is always banging on about Gusto meal boxes! You can get a discount on your boxes using this link here (full disclosure - Chris gets a Gusto credit if you use this link too):https://cook.gousto.co.uk/raf/?promo_code=CHRIS43613799&utm_source=iosappTo find out more about Adventure Solos events, including joining the mailing list, visit:https://www.AdventureSolos.com/https://www.AdventureSolos.com/mailing-listYou can also occasionally find us on social mediahttps://www.instagram.com/AdventureSolos/https://www.facebook.com/groups/AdventureSolos/Support the show
EP009 - Seeking asylum in the UK as a human rights activist (with Adam)
Jan 25 2024
EP009 - Seeking asylum in the UK as a human rights activist (with Adam)
Adam wasn't his real name, but it is now. He had to create a new life in the UK after fleeing his birth country in fear of his life.  Adam started his Adventure Solos journey with a day hike (it was so fulfilling to see him light up now he has a second chance at life) and has since joined us for the Dearne Valley Weekend amongst other events. Hearing this incredible and bold story will give you a newfound appreciation for life and those freedoms we take for granted on a day-to-day basis.---If you enjoy Life Changes, here are some ways you can support us:1). Please leave a rating on this podcast player;2). Consider supporting us via our Patreon (with options for merchandise) at https://www.patreon.com/AdventureSolos/3). Join the Adventure Solos mailing list for free at: https://www.AdventureSolos.com/mailing-list---You can find details of Adventure Solos events here:https://www.AdventureSolos.com/adventuresAdam joined us for the Dearne Valley Weekendhttps://www.AdventureSolos.com/dearne-valley-weekendChris is always banging on about Gusto meal boxes! You can get a discount on your boxes using this link here (full disclosure - Chris gets a Gusto credit if you use this link too):https://cook.gousto.co.uk/raf/?promo_code=CHRIS43613799&utm_source=iosappTo find out more about Adventure Solos events, including joining the mailing list, visit:https://www.AdventureSolos.com/https://www.AdventureSolos.com/mailing-listYou can also occasionally find us on social mediahttps://www.instagram.com/AdventureSolos/https://www.facebook.com/groups/AdventureSolos/Support the show
EP008 - How I beat alcohol and manage depression (with Harrison aka the Fell Foodie)
Jan 18 2024
EP008 - How I beat alcohol and manage depression (with Harrison aka the Fell Foodie)
From 20 pints a day to sober, Harrison (also known as the Fell Foodie) shares his story of learning to better  manage mental health through the outdoors. Harrison previously joined us on a Windermere Weekend event. For him, depression set in during puberty and he found alcohol was a way of dealing with this, until that fairly quickly became a problem in itself also. We chat about with Harrison about his brave recovery from alcohol addiction, his ongoing management of his mental health, and how he uses the outdoors to manage some of the peaks and troughs. He has since cooked on a hillside for Dame Mary Berry and now has his own book out called Cook Out.---If you enjoy Life Changes, here are some ways you can support us:1). Please leave a rating on this podcast player;2). Consider supporting us via our Patreon (with options for merchandise) at https://www.patreon.com/AdventureSolos/3). Join the Adventure Solos mailing list for free at: https://www.AdventureSolos.com/mailing-list---You can find details of Adventure Solos events here:https://www.AdventureSolos.com/adventuresHarrison joined us back in 2021 for a Windermere Weekend eventhttps://www.AdventureSolos.com/windermere-weekendYou can find Harrison's book, Cook Out, here:https://amzn.to/48p4tmQChris is always banging on about Gusto meal boxes, and this episode is no exception! You can get a discount on your boxes using this link here (full disclosure - Chris gets a Gusto credit if you use this link too):https://cook.gousto.co.uk/raf/?promo_code=CHRIS43613799&utm_source=iosappTo find out more about Adventure Solos events, including joining the mailing list, visit:https://www.AdventureSolos.com/https://www.AdventureSolos.com/mailing-listYou can also occasionally find us on social mediahttps://www.instagram.com/AdventureSolos/https://www.facebook.com/groups/AdventureSolos/Support the showSupport the show
Dearne Valley Preview
Jan 16 2024
Dearne Valley Preview
In February we're hosting our first Adventure Solos event of 2024! Find out what's involved in the Dearne Valley Weekend in this chat with Nat and Chris. Please note this is an additional episode, the usual weekly podcast will be out as usual this week also.You can find tickets and information about the Dearne Valley Weekend by following the link below: https://www.AdventureSolos.com/dearne-valley-weekend---If you enjoy Life Changes, here are some ways you can support us:1). Please leave a rating on this podcast player;2). Consider supporting us via our Patreon (with options for merchandise) at https://www.patreon.com/AdventureSolos/3). Join the Adventure Solos mailing list for free at: https://www.AdventureSolos.com/mailing-list---You can find details of Adventure Solos events here:https://www.AdventureSolos.com/adventuresJoin us for the Canoe Scotland Expedition event:https://www.AdventureSolos.com/canoe-scotland-expeditionChris is always banging on about Gusto meal boxes. You can get a discount on your boxes using this link here (full disclosure - Chris gets a Gusto credit if you use this link too):https://cook.gousto.co.uk/raf/?promo_code=CHRIS43613799&utm_source=iosappTo find out more about Adventure Solos events, including joining the mailing list, visit:https://www.AdventureSolos.com/https://www.AdventureSolos.com/mailing-listYou can also occasionally find us on social mediahttps://www.instagram.com/AdventureSolos/https://www.facebook.com/groups/AdventureSolos/Support the show
EP004 - Saving a life in the Moroccan Earthquake (with Nick)
Dec 22 2023
EP004 - Saving a life in the Moroccan Earthquake (with Nick)
In September 2023, an earthquake struck Morocco killing 6,000 people, injuring many more, and leaving countless homeless and trying to rebuild their lives. We speak to Nick, a paramedic who was on a trip of a lifetime, sound asleep ready for a big day ahead, when an earthquake struck. Nick, who was with his son at the time, recounts his experience, and how he was able to apply his paramedic skills to try to help save the life of a young girl injured in the tragedy.  ---If you enjoy Life Changes, here are some ways you can support us:1). Please leave a rating on this podcast player;2). Consider supporting us via our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/AdventureSolos/3). Join the Adventure Solos mailing list for free at: https://www.AdventureSolos.com/mailing-list---Nick and his son were raising funds for the hospice that looked after his wife. You can donate using this link:https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/haltonhaventrekmorocco2023You can donate to Unicef's Morocco Earthquake relief fund here:https://www.unicef.org.uk/donate/morocco-earthquake/Nick joined us on the Canoe Scotland Expedition by Adventure Solos, you can find details of that event here:https://www.AdventureSolos.com/canoe-scotland-expeditionTo find out more about Adventure Solos events, including joining the mailing list, visit:https://www.AdventureSolos.com/https://www.instagram.com/AdventureSolos/https://www.facebook.com/groups/AdventureSolos/Support the show