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Author: Nicki Bass

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A podcast about how to live more adventurously wherever you are. Host Nicki Bass - a psychologist and Army veteran - speaks to a range of guests who have found ways to weave adventure into their lives. She delves into the psychology behind adventure including building resilience, connecting with others and gaining perspective. A key theme of the podcast is on increasing visibility and accessibility in outdoor spaces. 

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Caroline Paul is an author, adventurer, surfer, pilot and former firefighter who has published 7 books including The Gutsy Girl and Fighting Fire. Her most recent book Tough Broad: From Boogie Boarding to Wing Walking—How Outdoor Adventure Improves Our Lives as We Age is an exploration into the science and psychology of outdoor adventures and our relationship with these activities, typically associated with youth and adrenaline, as we age. As Caroline writes "Ultimately, I am my best se...
Jonny Ball is the host of the ‘Veterans In Politics’ podcast, interviewing over 70 interviewees from across the globe who have ‘stood up to serve again'. He is also Founder of Campaign Force, a not for profit organisation that aims to inspire and support members of the military community to serve in public life. His civilian career has seen him run campaigns at every level of government, from local to National & European elections and as a consultant to military charities as well as a num...
Alastair Humphreys is a British Adventurer and Author. He spent over 4 years cycling round the world, a journey of 46,000 miles through 60 countries and 5 continents.More recently Alastair has walked across southern India, rowed across the Atlantic Ocean, run six marathons through the Sahara desert, completed a crossing of Iceland, busked through Spain and participated in an expedition in the Arctic, close to the magnetic North Pole. He has trekked 1000 miles across the Empty Quarter desert a...
In May 2023, Emma Wood embarked on a two week adventure cycling the length of the UK from John O'Groats to Land's End.As a busy mum of two girls, with a successful career in financial services, the logistics surrounding this journey were half the battle. But having got a taste of long distance cycling during a 4 day trip cycling unsupported from Dorset to Cornwall, she was ready for a bigger challenge . Accompanied by her dad in the support van, she set off cycling solo from the north o...
Joyce Osei is an Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Consultant, an author and storyteller whose works focuses on increasing the representation of women in male dominated industries. Storytelling is at the heart of Joyce’s work and she passionate about increasing the number of people from minoritised backgrounds through content. As part of tackling under-representation, Joyce wrote and published her first book in 2020 ‘The Adventures of Amma and Kwessi in Barbados’, a children’s story inspired ...
Welcome to Season 7 of The Everyday Adventure Podcast! In this episode, host Nicki Bass shares 5 tips to help you get started on your own everyday adventure and overcome some of the common barriers we can encounter. These are: I. Identify your why2. Find a time that works3. Find an activity you enjoy4. Start small5. Prioritise yourself I hope you have enjoyed this episode of The Everyday Adventure Podcast! To keep up to date with the latest news, follow us: Instagram: @everyday...
Nikki Love turned 50 in 2017 and decided it was time to take her love for travel, marathon running, and cross-country running to a new level. She is now on a mission to run across, around, or through as many countries that her feet can take her, bringing as many people as she can along for the run.Her big adventures include running 63 marathons in 63 days through the UK, a 750 mile run around Ireland, running through Malta and around Gozo and across the Netherland and an extremely muddy...
Nick Goldsmith is a a former Royal Marine Commando, speaker and author who served over 10 years between 2007 and 2018 completing 6 operational deployments in some of the world's most challenging regions. After leaving military service, following a diagnosis of Complex- PTSD, Nick turned his focus towards championing mental fitness. His deep & personal understanding of nature's role in supporting mental wellbeing has secured him a place as a thought leader in this field.Nick now work...
Uzma Khan is the founder of Four Seasons CIC, a community walking, hiking and social group based in the north west of the UK. A mother of three from a traditional Pakistani family, she recognised the benefits of the outdoors for her own physical and mental health and wanted to find a way to share her passion with others in her community, breaking down the barriers that still exist. Four Seasons now run regular bi-weekly walks and hikes for individuals and families as well as...
Katie Carr is an expressive arts therapist, coach and educator and author of “Moderate Becoming Good Later”, the story of her brother Toby’s attempt to kayak in all areas of the Shipping Forecast. Toby sadly died before he finished his challenge, but as a result of the recordings, photos and extensive notes he collated during his adventure, Katie was able to write the book for him. Having completed the book, she is now finishing his adventure, kayaking the areas of the Shipping Forecast that ...
Soraya Abdel-Hadi is the founder of All the Elements, a community working to increase diversity in the outdoors. Her passion for the outdoors stemmed from childhood and she has carried this through her career ever since. After working as an equestrian journalist, she left in 2014 to study Sustainability in Business. Through her work as a sustainability professional, writer and artist, she aims to help as many people as possible to find their own connection with nature, motivating them in turn...
What is the point of adventure outside of the experience itself? And what impact does it have on the rest of our lives? In this solo episode, host and psychologist, Nicki Bass, explores the wider benefits of adventures, reflecting on how they can support us in many aspects of our lives including our careers, relationships and mental wellbeing. Adventures help us to:Manage uncertainty, building our confidence in our internal resourcesAdapt and trust our innate creativityBuild n...
Louis Hall is a writer, rider and explorer from Scotland. Aged eighteen, he first discovered the power of the horse while in search of a tribe in northern Mongolia. Since then he has gone on to ride down the length of the UK and across Europe in aid of charitable causes. In 2020 he founded The Big Hoof, a charity that promotes adventure and wellbeing though long distance rides. So far, The Big Hoof has travelled over 4000km in 5 different countries, raising over £70,000 for causes centr...
Pip Delamere-Wright is a retired Army Officer turned Therapeutic Forest Practitioner and founder of Knockiehill Woodland Centre in the Scottish Highlands. During her 17 years in the British Army she served around the world and was the first female Army commando. On returning home to Scotland she suffered from severe postnatal depression which led to her retraining as an outdoor leader working with children with additional support needs. Pip and her husband recently established Ope...
Megan Hine is a survival consultant, expedition leader, producer and author. She has gained a wealth of knowledge and expertise through countless expeditions, consulting for TV survival and adventure shows and working and living with indigenous communities. As one of the few high profile women working in the industry, she has carved a reputation not only for her commitment and attention to detail, but also for her reflective approach and psychological insight, as seen in her 2017 book "Mind o...
Welcome to Season 6 of the Everyday Adventure Podcast! During this season, Nicki will explore some of the enduring psychological themes of the podcast in addition to guest interviews. In this first episode she delves into some of the research on comfort zones, performance and resilience and the benefits of doing this. Key points include: What is a comfort zone? How does stepping outside your comfort zone increase performance?How does stepping outside your comfort zone increase resil...
Pammy Johal is the founder of Backbone CIC which she set up to celebrate diversity through adventure connecting underrepresented groups with nature and the outdoors. Through their work, Backbone provides opportunities for Black, Asian and minority ethnic and marginalised communities to form relationships with the outdoor and environmental sectors.Born in the 60’s in inner city Coventry to a Sikh immigrant family, Pammy was introduced to the mountains at the age of 16 when a school trip change...
Kate Mackay is a performance coach, management consultant and the author of Take It All On Board; a self-development book where she uses her journey learning to snowboard to help others step out of their comfort zone. She is also the author of mummysnowboarder, the only UK blog to focus on snowboarding for women and families. She has ridden a camel in the Sahara, an elephant in Rajasthan and a horse in the Rockies before she ever rode snowboard.In this episode, Kate shares her journey of lear...
Aleema Noormohamed is a mindfulness coach and TEDx speaker who helps people to let go of emotions and beliefs that are holding them back. She is a passionate advocate for the power and possibility of nature and the outdoors and regularly works with her clients in outdoor spaces. In this podcast, Aleema shares her story of how she came to embrace mindfulness to navigate her own grief, how she has used it to support her clients and the therapeutic powers of spending time in nature. ...
Sam Bleakley is a writer, academic, presenter, filmmaker, producer and multiple European Longboard Champion. First learning to surf in the early 1980s, Sam has successfully navigated a multifaceted career, combining his interest in the intersection between geography, community and culture with his passion for surfing and emerging surf communities around the globe. He has produced the Surfing Brilliant Corners documentary series for the World Surf League and is the author of several books incl...
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