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 & Guests

Jade Nelson

Jade practices the 

ketogenic diet.  She enjoys SUP, yoga, hiking and swimming.  

Find her at jadenelson.net

Joe Stevenson

Hiking hobbyist Joe is a member of Manchester and District Walkers (MAD Walkers)He runs a blog (joestevenson.net).

Jake Quigley

Jake Quigley is the executive director of  Outdoor Mindset. He can be found adventuring    with his wife, Jeanie, by foot, bike, or ski.

Amanda Plomp

Amanda Plomp is a runner with epilepsy from Canada.  She blogs about both on her website Tremors of My World.

Becky Sampson

Becky Sampson has been travelling the world by bicycle for 3 years, You can find her at Misadventure Magnet on Facebook. 

Jordan Wylie

Soldier, Adventurer, Author. Jordan is the brains behind Running Dangerously and Rowing Dangerously. Find him at jordanwylie.org

Ian Johnston

Ian has a Masters in Clinical Exercise Physiology. His dissertation focused on the influence of epilepsy on habitual activity.

Annie Brooks

Jared Muscat is the Social Media Producer for Patagonia. When he’s not at his desk you can find him out in the ocean surfing.

Jared Muscat

Jared Muscat is the Social Media Producer for Patagonia. When he’s not at his desk you can find him out in the ocean surfing.

The Supporters

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

Catherine Coppinger

Peter Johnson

Damiana Day

Jeanie S.

Mark T.

Chris Winwood

Companies

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Website and cover design by Francesca Turauskis

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.