How powerful trauma while rowing the Pacific Ocean, led to profound healing, connection, trust and love. Sarah Outen
Intimacy with the world
Wild and soft adventurer Sarah Outen rowed solo across the planets big oceans and cycled across the continents. She tells us what the oceans taught her, and how the ocean is such a good metaphor for life. Those big waves that throw you around and sometimes crush you, but how, if you just let them move through, and trust the process, good weather will come back… Sarah tells the back story to how she came to row across the Indian ocean, and how the grief over the sudden death of her father was a key factor to her deciding to row solo. And how that first journey lead to a quest to seek out more oceans and continents link to Sarah's film: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/sarahoutenhome/393996855 website: sarahoutenhome.com We speak about how sometimes you have to just do those things you dream of, if not now, when? How different needs arise as we continue on lives journey The differences between being with lots of people , or in complete solitude out on the ocean The surrendering to the experience - The ocean as a metaphor for life, the way it is always in movement, knocks you down, picks you up, etc. How on the ocean you just have to find a way, to survive, even when you are terrified How to welcome the fear, and keep remembering, that we have to keep going through these processes How life on the ocean can often be easier, less choices, more simplicity, more clarity Fearing coming back on land after 4 months alone at sea The gorgeous word “discombobulating” when describing life… Waste, materialism and the disconnect to our planet, to where we come from How when we feel connected to the earth we feel that deep belonging - feeling of coming home Her difficult journey with PTSD due to being caught for days in a tropical storm on the Pacific Going to boarding school at 8 years old, that has consequences How the storms might even bring you a wife Training to be a therapist How she has now got 4 Donkeys, and is learning lots of donkey wisdom We talk about our relationship to rest, to setting boundaries and being clear in our communication What does settling down mean? The constrictions of labelling and expectations Sarah’s ABC of what it takes to row across an ocean: attitude, belief and courage We talk about the beautiful softness in vulnerability Trusting the processes and the fluidity of life Letting go is the chance for letting something new in, for change How the best stuff comes from life not going to plan Trust the mess and bless the mess - you will come out the other side and everything changes Let go of effort, and peace will arrive - Rumi You have to let go to have a go Being scared of our own bubbles - our own mind is our biggest challenge Being with sperm whales and knowing that there is a deep, almost spiritual connection. The connectedness to the universe that came from being alone in nature for so long Disconnection and remembering to reconnect again The importance of nourishing ourselves The best way of surviving life well, is by preparing the territory with softness, care and nurture My website: www.duritaholm.com
This second of a two part interview with Sarah Outen tells the story of her astounding four year journey around the globe from London to London. Sarah tells us about adapting as plans change, the art of control (and not having it), and how the idea for journeying on land was brewed in the middle of the ocean. And there's a human side to Sarah's adventures too, including an unforeseen blossoming romance and the inspiring tale of Gao, who proves that planning is not an essential factor in embarking on a big challenge. Read more about Sarah's work on her website, and if you're on the Instagram she's worth a follow there, too > > > If you enjoy this podcast and would like to say thanks and support future episodes, you can buy me a coffee! Thank you all so much for your support!
Ep. 681: Human Powered Traverse of the Planet - Revisited - Sarah Outen
Adventure Sports Podcast
Originally aired October 23, 2017Between 2011 and 2015, Sarah Outen kayaked, cycled and rowed over 20,000 miles around the northern hemisphere - across Europe and Asia, the Pacific, North America and the Atlantic. It was a journey of contrasts and extremes in terrain, weather, cultures and climates.Book: "Dare to Do"www.sarahouten.comTwitter: @SarahoutenSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/adventure-sports-podcast/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Sarah Outen is right up there as one of the most engaging adventurers of the modern era. Her feats, resilience and storytelling bring to life parts of our planet that many will never visit. We enjoyed our chat so much it was split into two parts, and in this first episode we discuss what led Sarah to adventure, and the trials and tribulations of her first record-breaking journey, across the Indian Ocean in a rowing boat. Read more about Sarah's work on her website, and if you're on the Instagram she's worth a follow there, too > > > If you enjoy this podcast and would like to say thanks and support future episodes, you can buy me a coffee! Thank you all so much for your support!
22. Justine Curgenven. Kayaking the Aleutians with Sarah Outen
Always Another Adventure
Justine Curgenven is a highly accomplished expedition sea kayaker. She helped to keep safe Sarah Outen, the round-the-world adventurer, when the pair became the first people to kayak the Aleutian Islands, the chain which stretches from Alaska into the Pacific Ocean.This interview is a companion piece to Podcast 21 with Sarah Outen. However, it goes further and explores Justine's more recent adventures, now she has moved from Wales to Vancouver Island, Canada.Justine Curgenven's film of Kayaking the Aleutians on CackleTVCackleTV.comTwitter YouTubeFacebookSarah Outen's film Home on Vimeo If you enjoy this podcast, please support the hosting costs by buying me a virtual coffee at www.ko-fi.com/sunartmediaCheck out our YouTube channel
Sarah Outen circumnavigated the northern hemisphere using only human power. Well, almost. She traveled by bike, rowing boat and kayak and this is the first of two podcasts about that journey. The second podcast is an interview with Justine Curgenven, who was Sarah’s companion on a massive sea kayaking stretch of the journey along the chain of Aleutian Islands off Alaska. The film of the journey is called 'Home' and is now available (at a reduced price) on Vimeo of Demand here: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/sarahoutenhomeSarahOuten.comTwitterInstagramSarah's book, Dare to Do on Amazon Justine Curgenven's film of Kayaking the Aleutians on CackleTVIf you enjoy this podcast, please support the hosting costs by buying me a virtual coffee at www.ko-fi.com/sunartmediaCheck out our YouTube channel
What does home mean to you? Sarah Outen and adventure film producer Jen Randall have captured what it can mean for a round-the-world adventurer in their beautiful film, Home. It follows Sarah’s four-and-a-half year journey around our planet by rowing boat, kayak and bike, charting both her joys and the darkest corners. Sarah has been a hero of mine for years and I was honoured to sit down with her and talk about trauma, confidence, purpose, vulnerability and her new venture into psychotherapy training. Sarah was severely affected by a tropical storm that left her clinging on to her boat for three days before rescue, subsequently developing PTSD and a deep depression in the months after, conditions that stole her sleep and wreaked flashbacks and terrors. With quality therapy she is recovering - and returned to close the loop of her incredible journey - but it has been far from a linear process. She spoke to me about her breakdowns in 2016 and 2018, and how she has opened up about her mental health experiences by degrees, as well as what it’s been like to reckon with being vulnerable on film. We also discuss how her first expedition - a solo and record-breaking row across the Indian Ocean - helped her begin to process grief from losing her dad. This was one of the hardest edits I’ve had to do since starting the podcast; there was interference over the line that was super tough to fix. You will hear some of this, but I hope it doesn’t detract from Sarah’s inspirational story. She is such a warm, down to earth and calm soul and I love her approach to life. You can download Home (soon!) or find a screening through the website. Sarah's also written a book, Dare to Do, charting the raw realities of her adventures, including her terrifying experience in the Pacific. Please show her some love on social and share this story.
Sarah Outen - Adventures by land & sea, Author 'Dare to Do’, Psychotherapist-in-training, Award-winning feature film #Home in cinemas now!
Tough Girl Podcast
Sarah Outen is an adventurer by land and sea, bestselling author and motivational speaker. Keen to encourage people outside and enable young people to access adventure, she is a proud ambassador and patron of a number of charities. Candid about her own mental health struggles and journey, Sarah is keen to encourage others to seek help and share their vulnerabilities. In November 2015 Sarah completed her London2London:Via the World expedition, a mammoth attempt to row, cycle and kayak 25, 000 miles around the Northern Hemisphere. The journey took 4.5 years and was all the richer for not turning out exactly as planned. 'Home', the feature film of that journey releases across the UK in October 2019. *Please be aware that during this podcast we discuss, grief, trauma, and going to dark places. Before you listen to this episode please just make sure that you are in a good space. Show notes Who is Sarah Starting on big expeditions after university Rowing across the Indian Ocean Loving the outdoors What we covered in the first episode What happened in 2016 Why it’s been a messy few years Coming back from solitude Agreeing to write a book in 3 months…. Having a breakdown in 2016 Getting married to Lucy Why it’s taken a long time to feel at home How Sarah got through 2016 Losing confidence in herself Coming back with huge amounts of debt Having dark thoughts Dealing with un-resolved trauma Finding the right therapies and support Being reunited with her boat after many years Becoming paranoid and not able to trust many people EMDR Therapy Working with her body and releasing it from her body Taking care of herself and leaning to rest Why the movie is called ‘Home’ Having clear boundaries about what she talks about Why she no longer watches her film Making the film Filming the challenge Wanting to find the right film maker for the project Wanting to create a brave film Connecting with Jen Randall The sheer volume of footage!!! Raising money via a Kickstarter campaign! Spending £90K on the film 18 months spend on the film and why it was a difficult process Winning award for the film! The creative process of making a film Money and making money! Training as a child psychotherapist part time in London Wanting to write children books Doing smaller challenges and having balance in her life Quick Fire Questions Social Media Book - Dare to Do: Taking on the planet by bike and boat Website - http://www.sarahouten.com Film - https://www.sarahoutenhome.com/film-screenings Instagram @sarah_outen_home Facebook @sarahoutenhome Twitter @SarahOuten
Sarah Outen is an adventurer by land and sea. Her most recent major expedition was a 4.5-year bid to loop the planet using human power - rowing across oceans, cycling across continents and kayaking the bits in between. An advocate of getting outside, Sarah is all about sharing the good energy and spirit of the outdoors and adventure. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2017. Watch Sarah's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/sarah-outen-chasing-the-opportunities--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/do-lectures/message