About

Explore the spectrum of adventure sports and outdoor living, through narratives and interviews from people living with epilepsy. 

From long-distance hikes in Europe to skiing in snowstorms, the storytelling episodes will share life-changing journeys and the smaller moments spent between seizures. 

 

The ‘chats’ with guests dive into the deeper stuff, the hidden aspects of taking on adventures with epilepsy - from carrying medication in a backpack, to assessing seizure risks in the wilderness and recognising limitations.

Other episodes investigate the perceptions of epilepsy and adventure within society. 

Learn about epilepsy, then start planning your adventure.

The Host

Francesca Turauskis

After she walked the Camino de Santiago, solo, in 2017, Fran became uncomfortable with descriptions such as 'brave' and 'inspirational' when people learned about her epilepsy diagnosis. She created Seize Your Adventure to normalise the idea of epilepsy in adventure. As host, editor and producer, she collates all audio and visual content on the podcast, website and social media.

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The Contributors

Jade Nelson

Jade aka @thetraininsideme has been practising a ketogenic lifestyle for over two years.  She enjoys stand-up paddle boarding, yoga, hiking and swimming.  When she isn’t being active, she helps others to find their optimal self through massage, lifestyle coaching and motivational speaking. 

Joe Stevenson

Hiking hobbyist Joe is a member of Manchester and District Walkers (MAD Walkers). He trekked Ben Nevis for charity and has hopes for bigger mountains in the future. He runs a blog (joestevenson.net) and wants to help end discrimination against all invisible disabilities.

Jake Quigley

Jake Quigley is the executive director of the non profit Outdoor Mindset which helps people with neurological challenges to embrace the power of the outdoor. When he is not working, Jake can be found adventuring outdoors with his wife, Jeanie, by foot, bike, or ski.

Amanda Plomp

Amanda Plomp is a runner with epilepsy from Canada. She started having seizures in her teens and discovering running in her twenties helped Amanda to feel strong and connected to her body. She blogs about both on her website Tremors of My World.

The Supporters

Seize Your Adventure is listener supported. Thank you to the following Patrons:

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Seize Your Adventure logo designed by Malva Izquierdo Miller 

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 All rights reserved. Content may not be reproduced or copied without permission. Please remember all information presented here reflects the personal experience of contributors and writers may not be experts in the subject matter. We take no responsibility for individual decisions made with regards to adventure sports or medical conditions.

© 2020 by Francesca Turauskis.