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Ed Stafford: Extreme adventurer, explorer, and reality TV competitor

The Art of Excellence

Ed Stafford is a British explorer.  He holds the Guinness World Record for being the first person to walk the length of the Amazon River. He has been one of the National Geographic Adventurers of the Year and was also the European Adventurer of the Year.  He has written multiple books on his quests and now hosts an adventure reality show on the Discovery Channel called Ed Stafford: First Man Out. Some interesting insights from this episode: His insecurity as an adopted child drove his ambition. He had to adapt his behavior in order to make people like him and prove his worth. He set the Guinness record for being the first person to hike the length of the Amazon. It took him 2 years, 4 months, and 8 days to complete the 4,345 mile trek.  “Imagine the thickest of bramble bushes, knotted with razor-sharp vines and spiky palms. Then imagine sinking the whole thing in a swimming pool full of muddy water and having to make your way through that swimming pool using just your 18 inch machete.” “I would start the day positive and upbeat and as each negative experience cropped up, I would set myself the challenge of laughing at it and not allowing it to bring me down. Each time I succeeded, I would give myself a pat on the back and it boosted my morale further to think I was gaining control over the way I reacted to external influences.” “I find myself in the pleasant position of being calmer and happier with the world about me. My confidence now comes from within rather than from the opinions of others. I now know who I am and what I am capable of.” “Excellence is always trying to become the best version of yourself.” Links TV Show: Ed Stafford: First Man Out Books: Walking the Amazon Naked and Marooned Ed Stafford's Ultimate Adventure Guide Personal Site: Ed Stafford 

52mins

23 Mar 2021

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Ed Stafford - Walking the Amazon| Ep 64

Own Your Success

Ed Stafford,is a British explorer. He holds the Guinness World Record for being the first human ever to walk the length of the Amazon River. Stafford now hosts shows on the discovery Channel .  https://www.edstafford.org/

37mins

26 Feb 2021

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Unearthing Birth ft. Ed Stafford

Wandering Into Wellness

Our new slot pitches our guests to consider and confront some unusual aspects of their or their partner's birth process.First up - Ed Stafford - Adventurer, survival expert and all round wilderness guy.Catch our full length deep dive with Ed Stafford on YouTube or wherever you get your podcasts🚀💯@yogawithlydia @thehopsack @edstafford

7mins

22 Jan 2021

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Ed Stafford: Reset, Rewild and Reconnect with Wilderness Skill Masterclasses.

Vivobarefoot SUSTAIN THIS? Podcast

Our guest today is Ed Stafford: a British explorer, TV host and long-time Vivobarefoot ambassador. He holds the Guinness World Record for being the first human ever to walk the length of the Amazon River and more recently has been involved The Last Man Out TV series on Discovery Channel. In this episode, Emma and Ed discuss lockdown in the UK, the necessity for bush craft skills, and most importantly: how reconnecting to nature can benefit us all. If you are looking develop your own bush craft skills, then please head to Ed’s website: https://bushcraft.academy/masterclasses where you can find a variety of courses to get started with!To listen to other episodes from the Sustain This? Podcast visit: https://www.vivobarefoot.com/uk/sustainthis

29mins

14 Jan 2021

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Ed Stafford - No Man Is An Island

Wandering Into Wellness

You can imagine Ed might have been talking about himself at one time when he says, "I find tough guys quite comical". From a conventional rugby playing, beer drinking, macho-man-adventurer kind of background, Ed Stafford has come a long way. Through his treks up the Amazon and most crucially his solitary time whilst making the TV show "Naked & Marooned", he got to spend a lot of time disassembling and reconstructing his identity. A year or so after filming, Ed suffered a complete mental breakdown, something he discusses quite candidly in his writing. We chatted through the struggles of isolation with Ed, and his tools to bring mental fortitude even in the toughest of times. He makes it seem so simple. So, um, perhaps it is...? Thanks to Nuzest Nutrition (Ed is an Ambassador for the lovely nutrition brand, as are we) for hooking us up for this delicious chat. Grab a cuppa and cosy up for this one, and thank Ed who's gone there so you don't have to....even though you probably should!

54mins

12 Jan 2021

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#158 Survival On The Edge Of Armageddon (with Ed Stafford)

Under The Skin with Russell Brand

This week is the return of survivalist Ed Stafford! Ed is a survivor in every sense. This is great podcast on how to cope in an extreme world! We discussed everything from the effect the pandemic has had on us mentally, some solutions Ed has found it terms of honing our bushcraft skills and interacting with the natural world in order to feel connected. Ed reveals what life in the military was like and we open up on how crippling loneliness can be, not just during these Covid-times, but in our lives in general. What is it we really need, to live meaningfully and happily? More Info: Ed’s podcast, “Dangerous Minds with Ed Stafford” is available wherever you get your podcasts and his online bushcraft courses can be found at bushcraft.academy/online-courses Twitter: @Ed_StaffordInstagram: @ed_stafford

16mins

7 Nov 2020

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#12 Ed Stafford | Extreme Survival & Mastering our Mind | TAKE A DEEP BREATH Breathcast

Breathcast - TAKE A DEEP BREATH Breathwork Interviews

Ed walked the entire length of the Amazon, which took him 2.5 years (on foot) Ed also spent 60 days ALONE on a desert island, on top of all of this Ed is a husband and father of 3 and a really interesting person.Ed Stafford is a Bushcraft expert, if you have ever wanted to know how to cook in the wilderness, make a  fire etc, then this is the course for you: https://bushcraft.academy/Ed Stafford on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ed_staffordMake sure you are subscribed so you don't forget to breathe:https://www.youtube.com/TAKEADEEPBREATH?sub_confirmation=If you like my breathing exercises be sure to check out our friends @SOMA Breathwork here:https://lp.somabreath.com/soma-breath-mini-course/#a_aid=takeadeepbreath&a_bid=d561ea2dAbout our channel:Welcome to TAKE A DEEP BREATH (TADB), here you will find a huge variety of Breathing Exercises for Health, Relaxation & Motivation, as well as interviews with the worlds leading experts in Breathwork and Wellness.Our breathing tutorials will help you cope with stress and anxiety, raise your energy and improve your immune system.Our video library has a wide variety of breathing exercises such as The Wim Hof Method, The Buteyko Method, Box Breathing, Breath of Fire and many other Yoga breathwork pranayama’s.Breathwork has been an integral part of Yoga for centuries, and now with the help of people such as Wim Hof, Patrick McKeown, and Joe Rogan, breathwork is now part of mainstream society.These Breathing exercises are extremely powerful and act as mindfulness meditation, breathwork allows you to activate your parasympathetic nervous system which reduces the stress hormone cortisol.Subscribe so you never miss a new video:https://www.youtube.com/TAKEADEEPBREATH?sub_confirmation=1

56mins

18 Oct 2020

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Walking the Amazon with Explorer Ed Stafford

Armchair Explorer

Follow world-renowned explorer Ed Stafford on the expedition that made his name: walking the entire length of the Amazon River, on foot. People thought that it was impossible, that he would die trying; and they were nearly right. He was attacked by a tribe of angry machete wielding indigenous Indians, he faced Narco drug traffickers and giant anacondas. But gradually, step by step, over the course of two and half years, through some of the toughest and deadliest terrain on the planet, he proved them all wrong. Ed crossed the entire continent from the Peruvian Andes, and the furthest known source of the Amazon, to Brazil, where the river flows into the Atlantic Ocean, more than 4,000-miles away. He is the first person in history to do it, and holds a Guinness World Record for the achievement. This is one of the boldest expeditions ever attempted, and one of the greatest adventure tales ever told. Are you ready to head into the jungle? Let’s go. Highlights include:·      Hear how Ed survived being surrounded by an angry tribe of indigenous Indians intent on hacking him to pieces·      Find out how he crossed the infamous Red Zone, a lawless area of the jungle controlled by drug-traffickers·      Climb with him to the 18,000-foot summit of Nevado Mismi, in the Peruvian Andes, the furthest known source of the Amazon ·      Meet the Ashaninka Indians, the largest indigenous tribe in the Amazon Basin, and hear how Ed ended up befriending two tribal chiefs and walking with them for more than 6 weeks. ·      Discover what it takes to complete such a long and grueling expedition – 860 days walking through some of the toughest jungle terrain on the planet·      Hear his personal story of transformation. How he began the journey as a ‘volatile young man’ wanting to prove how tough he was, but how the jungle humbled him, and made him connect with a deeper, and more authentic of himself.·      See this amazing forest through new eyes. The Amazon is nearly 20 times the size of Great Britain, home to some 400 billion trees, and 10% of the world’s species. For Ed, it began as a dangerous place, something to be conquered, but it ended up becoming home, a place to be marveled at, and protected·      Hear what adventure means to Ed, how it is the ‘crucible in which you find yourself’, and how you too can use adventure and exploration to connect more deeply with who you really areAlso, find out about Ed’s new series – Ed Stafford: First Man Out – which launches its second series on September 24th on the Discovery Channel in the UK. Available in America and elsewhere too  https://www.discoveryuk.com Find out about Ed's new bushcraft academy at: www.bushcraft.academyFor more background information on this episode, photos, links to his books and shows, and more, please visit https://www.armchair-explorer.com/post/walking-the-amazon-with-explorer-ed-stafford Thank you to Juggernaut Wines for sponsoring this episode. Head over to www.buyjuggernautwine.com and type in the code armchair20 to get a 20% discount on your next orderThe Armchair Explorer: the world's greatest adventurers tell their best story from the road. Each episode is cut documentary style with music and cinematic effects to create an immersive storytelling experience. http://www.armchair-explorer.comHost/Producer Aaron Millar is an award-winning travel writer (Nat Geo, The Times etc.) Instagram/Twitter @AaronMWriter / Facebook: @armchairexplorerpodcast. 

58mins

22 Sep 2020

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ED STAFFORD | Up Close & personal | ADVENTURER & EXPLORER |MENTAL HEALTH ADVOCATE | LIFE STORY

Inspirational Inerviews

This conversation with Ed Stafford is all about personal discovery. Road mapping the steps Ed has taken on his life journey, Join us for an Up, Close, and Personal venture into Ed’s mind and soul. Ed has lived an exciting and adventerous life. Ed decided to take a camera with him into the Amazon Jungle, and document his entire Guinness World Record breaking walk. This scanned the entire length of the Amazon Jungle and took over two years. Since then, Ed has been working in the television industry. Firstly as an Adventurer, a Survivor, Television Host, Presenter, and more recently also as a Podcast Host and content creator on social media. Ed has had the pleasure and honour of sharing his life journey several times, but as he says in his words; ” I can hear you’re looking depth Jen”; This time, we venture into the unspoken territory of Ed’s mind, heart and soul. We are all seeking connection, approval and meaning in life. This is a beautiful conversation with a man’s man, kind of man, it was real, empowering for those needing it, and as the show suggests, hugely Inspirational! ! I loved it! Listen now, share on with friends and feel free to get in touch with either Ed, or myself below: Reach Ed Here go Check out Eds Podcast called: Dangerous MindsNeed an InterviewerWant Jen to mirror your life story for personal reasons? The post ED STAFFORD | Up Close & personal | ADVENTURER & EXPLORER |MENTAL HEALTH ADVOCATE | LIFE STORY appeared first on Inspirational Interviews.

2hr 10mins

9 Sep 2020

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ED STAFFORD | Up Close & personal | ADVENTURER & EXPLORER |MENTAL HEALTH ADVOCATE | LIFE STORY

INSPIRATIONAL INTERVIEWS

This conversation with Ed Stafford is all about personal discovery. Road mapping the steps Ed has taken on his life journey, Join us for an Up, Close, and Personal venture into Ed's mind and soul. Ed has lived an exciting and adventerous life. Ed decided to take a camera with him into the Amazon Jungle, and document his entire Guinness World Record breaking walk. This scanned the entire length of the Amazon Jungle and took over two years. Since then, Ed has been working in the television industry. Firstly as an Adventurer, a Survivor, Television Host, Presenter, and more recently also as a Podcast Host and content creator on social media. Ed has had the pleasure and honour of sharing his life journey several times, but as he says in his words; " I can hear you're looking depth Jen"; This time, we venture into the unspoken territory of Ed's mind, heart and soul. We are all seeking connection, approval and meaning in life. This is a beautiful conversation with a man's man, kind of man, it was real, empowering for those needing it, and as the show suggests, hugely Inspirational! ! I loved it! Listen now, share on with friends and feel free to get in touch with either Ed, or myself below:Reach Ed Here go Check out Eds Podcast called: Dangerous MindsNeed an InterviewerWant Jen to mirror your life story for personal reasons?

2hr 10mins

9 Sep 2020

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