The LivingVertical Podcast with Stephen Richert | LivingVertical.org | Type 1 diabetes | Ketogenic (Low Carb, High Fat) Diet | Adventure | Inspiration http://livingvertical.org/ I'm Stephen Richert--a documentary and adventure photographer/filmmaker. I've lived with type 1 diabetes for almost 20 years while pursuing adventure and athletics in some of the most challenging environments of the natural world. In this podcast I'm sharing my perspectives on life with T1D as well as my experience with fitness and nutrition (specifically the Ketogenic Diet) to go beyond the limits I was given at my diagnosis when I was 16. Blogs, social media and eBooks can be found at www.LivingVertical.org Mon, 17 Jul 2017 00:37:20 +0000 en-US © 2016 LivingVertical.org Challenging conventional wisdom about life with type 1 diabetes Stephen Richert-LivingVertical.org Stephen Richert-LivingVertical.org steve@livingvertical.org I'm Stephen Richert--a documentary and adventure photographer/filmmaker. I've lived with type 1 diabetes for almost 20 years while pursuing adventure and athletics in some of the most challenging environments of the natural world. In this podcast I'm sharing my perspectives on life with T1D as well as my experience with fitness and nutrition (specifically the Ketogenic Diet) to go beyond the limits I was given at my diagnosis when I was 16. Blogs, social media and eBooks can be found at www.LivingVertical.org I'm Stephen Richert--a documentary and adventure photographer/filmmaker. I've lived with type 1 diabetes for almost 20 years while pursuing adventure and athletics in some of the most challenging environments of the natural world. In this podcast I'm sharing my perspectives on life with T1D as well as my experience with fitness and nutrition (specifically the Ketogenic Diet) to go beyond the limits I was given at my diagnosis when I was 16. Blogs, social media and eBooks can be found at www.LivingVertical.org Stephen Richert-LivingVertical.org steve@livingvertical.org clean No http://livingvertical.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/P1170786-copy.jpg The LivingVertical Podcast with Stephen Richert | LivingVertical.org | Type 1 diabetes | Ketogenic (Low Carb, High Fat) Diet | Adventure | Inspiration http://livingvertical.org/ https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.1 26817838 AdventureRx Episode 51 In defense of identity: ditching diabetes! http://livingvertical.org/podcast/adventurerx-episode-51-defense-identity-ditching-diabetes/ Tue, 18 Oct 2016 21:36:16 +0000 Steve Richert http://livingvertical.org/?post_type=podcast&p=5725 I fully believe that this is the most important podcast episode I’ve put out here. It contains the central point of value that I have been able to offer through LivingVertical content up till this point. It’s also a fitting place to leave the AdventureRx podcast. I won’t be adding new episodes to this feed any longer. The good news is that this isn’t “goodbye” it’s actually the beginning of a new chapter–and the culmination of what LivingVertical started out as from the beginning.

This Episode is about the importance of protecting our identity and keeping the negativity of a medical condition from becoming who we are. I definitely went down that path over the last 5 years in order to try and communicate a different narrative about life with diabetes–and I am thankful I had the opportunity to do it. On the other hand I realized that I have reached a point where I don’t have a lot more to say about diabetes and I’m tired of trying to make everything I do about diabetes. I am going back to the beginning–where diabetes had to be about everything I choose to do and where I choose to go.

I am going to be focusing on adventure and photography–not diabetes. Diabetes will always be in the picture (pun!) but it will no longer be in focus. In a lot of ways I believe that this is less a divergence from the original priorities of LivingVertical and more of a return to them. I can offer no empowerment greater than to demonstrate that life does not revolve around diabetes–in fact that the opposite must and CAN be true. I remain more than willing to field questions, discuss and share what I can–but that will be on an individual basis–so it will be your choice to initiate that as you see fit.

Make sure to subscribe to the email list at www.livingvertical.org if you’d like to stay connected with the new podcast and exciting new developments!

Send questions my way by emailing steve@livingvertical.org or tweeting @livingvertical

Music:

all titles and artists can be found at FreeMusicArchive.org

“Poppies” Rolemusic

“By Grace” Podington Bear

“Skipping in the ‘No Standing’ zone” Peter Gresser

“Claus” The Dirty Moogs

“Rolands Vegners” Ergo Phizmiz and Margita Zalite

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I fully believe that this is the most important podcast episode I’ve put out here. It contains the central point of value that I have been able to offer through LivingVertical content up till this point. It’s also a fitting place to leave the AdventureRx podcast. I won’t be adding new episodes to this feed any longer. The good news is that this isn’t “goodbye” it’s actually the beginning of a new chapter–and the culmination of what LivingVertical started out as from the beginning.

This Episode is about the importance of protecting our identity and keeping the negativity of a medical condition from becoming who we are. I definitely went down that path over the last 5 years in order to try and communicate a different narrative about life with diabetes–and I am thankful I had the opportunity to do it. On the other hand I realized that I have reached a point where I don’t have a lot more to say about diabetes and I’m tired of trying to make everything I do about diabetes. I am going back to the beginning–where diabetes had to be about everything I choose to do and where I choose to go.

I am going to be focusing on adventure and photography–not diabetes. Diabetes will always be in the picture (pun!) but it will no longer be in focus. In a lot of ways I believe that this is less a divergence from the original priorities of LivingVertical and more of a return to them. I can offer no empowerment greater than to demonstrate that life does not revolve around diabetes–in fact that the opposite must and CAN be true. I remain more than willing to field questions, discuss and share what I can–but that will be on an individual basis–so it will be your choice to initiate that as you see fit.

Make sure to subscribe to the email list at www.livingvertical.org if you’d like to stay connected with the new podcast and exciting new developments!

Send questions my way by emailing steve@livingvertical.org or tweeting @livingvertical

Music:

all titles and artists can be found at FreeMusicArchive.org

“Poppies” Rolemusic

“By Grace” Podington Bear

“Skipping in the ‘No Standing’ zone” Peter Gresser

“Claus” The Dirty Moogs

“Rolands Vegners” Ergo Phizmiz and Margita Zalite

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I fully believe that this is the most important podcast episode I’ve put out here. It contains the central point of value that I have been able to offer through LivingVertical content up till this point. It’s also a fitting place to leave the AdventureRx podcast. I won’t be adding new episodes to this feed any longer. The good news is that this isn’t “goodbye” it’s actually the beginning of a new chapter–and the culmination of what LivingVertical started out as from the beginning.

This Episode is about the importance of protecting our identity and keeping the negativity of a medical condition from becoming who we are. I definitely went down that path over the last 5 years in order to try and communicate a different narrative about life with diabetes–and I am thankful I had the opportunity to do it. On the other hand I realized that I have reached a point where I don’t have a lot more to say about diabetes and I’m tired of trying to make everything I do about diabetes. I am going back to the beginning–where diabetes had to be about everything I choose to do and where I choose to go.

I am going to be focusing on adventure and photography–not diabetes. Diabetes will always be in the picture (pun!) but it will no longer be in focus. In a lot of ways I believe that this is less a divergence from the original priorities of LivingVertical and more of a return to them. I can offer no empowerment greater than to demonstrate that life does not revolve around diabetes–in fact that the opposite must and CAN be true. I remain more than willing to field questions, discuss and share what I can–but that will be on an individual basis–so it will be your choice to initiate that as you see fit.

Make sure to subscribe to the email list at www.livingvertical.org if you’d like to stay connected with the new podcast and exciting new developments!

Send questions my way by emailing steve@livingvertical.org or tweeting @livingvertical

Music:

all titles and artists can be found at FreeMusicArchive.org

“Poppies” Rolemusic

“By Grace” Podington Bear

“Skipping in the ‘No Standing’ zone” Peter Gresser

“Claus” The Dirty Moogs

“Rolands Vegners” Ergo Phizmiz and Margita Zalite

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clean No no no 40:51 Steve Richert
Troubleshooting high cholesterol and a modified keto diet http://livingvertical.org/podcast/a-modified-keto-diet-and-high-cholesterol/ Wed, 05 Oct 2016 20:58:32 +0000 Steve Richert http://livingvertical.org/?post_type=podcast&p=5626 This week we are talking about a modified keto diet! I just got back from my endocrinologist appointment and I wanted to share a little bit about the high cholesterol that I have experienced and the modified keto diet that I have been following in order to mitigate this risk as best I can. I love the keto diet and its benefits to my blood sugar and type 1 diabetes management are literally amazing. My blood sugar for the last month was an average 106 with a standard deviation of 23 points! I am NOT willing to give that up. On the other hand, my cholesterol at last measurement was almost 400. I decided to use a modified keto diet to try and improve my cholesterol without losing the benefits of eating low carb-high fat.

A modified keto diet can mean a lot of different things but for me it means cutting saturated fat and replacing it with unsaturated fat. In simplest terms this means replacing coconut oil (my main source of ketogenic fat) with olive oil wherever it’s appropriate. I have also been replacing some animal fats with greens and more olive oil–and trying to eat more fish (sardines). I am not going totally away from animal products or making massive changes in the diet–but I am trying to gradually make adjustments in favor of the unsaturated (usually plant based) fats and you’ll hear about what that entails and how it seems to be working in this episode!

Links:

Modified Keto Diet blog post

Ketogenic diet and high cholesterol blog post

Support our work

Our YouTube channel

Get our ebooks, including 2 FREE titles 

Send questions my way by emailing steve@livingvertical.org or tweeting @livingvertical

Music:

all titles and artists can be found at FreeMusicArchive.org

“Poppies” Rolemusic

“By Grace” Podington Bear

“Skipping in the ‘No Standing’ zone” Peter Gresser

“Claus” The Dirty Moogs

“Rolands Vegners” Ergo Phizmiz and Margita Zalite

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This week we are talking about a modified keto diet! I just got back from my endocrinologist appointment and I wanted to share a little bit about the high cholesterol that I have experienced and the modified keto diet that I have been following in order to mitigate this risk as best I can. I love the keto diet and its benefits to my blood sugar and type 1 diabetes management are literally amazing. My blood sugar for the last month was an average 106 with a standard deviation of 23 points! I am NOT willing to give that up. On the other hand, my cholesterol at last measurement was almost 400. I decided to use a modified keto diet to try and improve my cholesterol without losing the benefits of eating low carb-high fat.

A modified keto diet can mean a lot of different things but for me it means cutting saturated fat and replacing it with unsaturated fat. In simplest terms this means replacing coconut oil (my main source of ketogenic fat) with olive oil wherever it’s appropriate. I have also been replacing some animal fats with greens and more olive oil–and trying to eat more fish (sardines). I am not going totally away from animal products or making massive changes in the diet–but I am trying to gradually make adjustments in favor of the unsaturated (usually plant based) fats and you’ll hear about what that entails and how it seems to be working in this episode!

Links:

Modified Keto Diet blog post

Ketogenic diet and high cholesterol blog post

Support our work

Our YouTube channel

Get our ebooks, including 2 FREE titles 

Send questions my way by emailing steve@livingvertical.org or tweeting @livingvertical

Music:

all titles and artists can be found at FreeMusicArchive.org

“Poppies” Rolemusic

“By Grace” Podington Bear

“Skipping in the ‘No Standing’ zone” Peter Gresser

“Claus” The Dirty Moogs

“Rolands Vegners” Ergo Phizmiz and Margita Zalite

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This week we are talking about a modified keto diet! I just got back from my endocrinologist appointment and I wanted to share a little bit about the high cholesterol that I have experienced and the modified keto diet that I have been following in order to mitigate this risk as best I can. I love the keto diet and its benefits to my blood sugar and type 1 diabetes management are literally amazing. My blood sugar for the last month was an average 106 with a standard deviation of 23 points! I am NOT willing to give that up. On the other hand, my cholesterol at last measurement was almost 400. I decided to use a modified keto diet to try and improve my cholesterol without losing the benefits of eating low carb-high fat.

A modified keto diet can mean a lot of different things but for me it means cutting saturated fat and replacing it with unsaturated fat. In simplest terms this means replacing coconut oil (my main source of ketogenic fat) with olive oil wherever it’s appropriate. I have also been replacing some animal fats with greens and more olive oil–and trying to eat more fish (sardines). I am not going totally away from animal products or making massive changes in the diet–but I am trying to gradually make adjustments in favor of the unsaturated (usually plant based) fats and you’ll hear about what that entails and how it seems to be working in this episode!

Links:

Modified Keto Diet blog post

Ketogenic diet and high cholesterol blog post

Support our work

Our YouTube channel

Get our ebooks, including 2 FREE titles 

Send questions my way by emailing steve@livingvertical.org or tweeting @livingvertical

Music:

all titles and artists can be found at FreeMusicArchive.org

“Poppies” Rolemusic

“By Grace” Podington Bear

“Skipping in the ‘No Standing’ zone” Peter Gresser

“Claus” The Dirty Moogs

“Rolands Vegners” Ergo Phizmiz and Margita Zalite

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Episode 49 Special: Why you DON’T have to fit in http://livingvertical.org/podcast/episode-49-special-dont-fit/ Mon, 03 Oct 2016 17:36:27 +0000 Steve Richert http://livingvertical.org/?post_type=podcast&p=5619 This is a special “bonus” episode from an interview I did recently with Dan Flanick of More Than Strength. This interview is an exploration of how we can forge our own path in life despite our challenges and how climbing has been a metaphor for freedom and learning to deal with failure. This is, of course, central to life with diabetes where failure is present or possible in just about everything that we do.

Links:

Support our work

Our YouTube channel

Get our ebooks, including 2 FREE titles 

Send questions my way by emailing steve@livingvertical.org or tweeting @livingvertical

Music:

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“Poppies” Rolemusic

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This is a special “bonus” episode from an interview I did recently with Dan Flanick of More Than Strength. This interview is an exploration of how we can forge our own path in life despite our challenges and how climbing has been a metaphor for freedom and learning to deal with failure. This is, of course, central to life with diabetes where failure is present or possible in just about everything that we do.

Links:

Support our work

Our YouTube channel

Get our ebooks, including 2 FREE titles 

Send questions my way by emailing steve@livingvertical.org or tweeting @livingvertical

Music:

all titles and artists can be found at FreeMusicArchive.org

“Poppies” Rolemusic

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This is a special “bonus” episode from an interview I did recently with Dan Flanick of More Than Strength. This interview is an exploration of how we can forge our own path in life despite our challenges and how climbing has been a metaphor for freedom and learning to deal with failure. This is, of course, central to life with diabetes where failure is present or possible in just about everything that we do.

Links:

Support our work

Our YouTube channel

Get our ebooks, including 2 FREE titles 

Send questions my way by emailing steve@livingvertical.org or tweeting @livingvertical

Music:

all titles and artists can be found at FreeMusicArchive.org

“Poppies” Rolemusic

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Episode 48 Lessons from a “failed” adventure http://livingvertical.org/podcast/lessons-from-a-failed-adventure/ Wed, 28 Sep 2016 22:08:00 +0000 Steve Richert http://livingvertical.org/?post_type=podcast&p=5584 In this episode of the AdventureRx podcast I’m reflecting more positively on Lessons from a failed adventure and what I learned from the process. I believe that the value of an experience must determine if it is a success or failure–and value isn’t always apparent up front. Sometimes, like an investment, it takes some time for the sting to dissipate and only then does the success become obvious. Or maybe it never becomes a success but the value lies in fearing failure a little less and going more vigorously after the next project.

I wrote a blog specifically about a handful of particularly memorable photographs that reminded me of what a worthwhile investment our year has been, despite the fact that we are back where we started. Additionally, please check out the new short film I just released on YouTube–share it if you like it! Getting the word out is super important and helpful in supporting any and all of the work we do!

Here are some of the lessons I discuss in episode 48:

  1. The importance of trying things
  2. The value of not being dissuaded by possible failure
  3. Finding clarity in “back to square 1”
  4. Real failure vs not getting our way
  5. The importance of knowing yourself
  6. Sticking relentlessly to your vision

Thanks for listening as always and please connect with us and reach out via any of the links below. Next week I’ll be digging into my modified ketogenic diet and some cholesterol woes I’ve been having to deal with!

Links:

Support our work

Our YouTube channel

Get our ebooks, including 2 FREE titles 

Send questions my way by emailing steve@livingvertical.org or tweeting @livingvertical

Music:

all titles and artists can be found at FreeMusicArchive.org

“Poppies” Rolemusic

“By Grace” Podington Bear

“Skipping in the ‘No Standing’ zone” Peter Gresser

“Claus” The Dirty Moogs

“Rolands Vegners” Ergo Phizmiz and Margita Zalite

 

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In this episode of the AdventureRx podcast I’m reflecting more positively on Lessons from a failed adventure and what I learned from the process. I believe that the value of an experience must determine if it is a success or failure–and value isn’t always apparent up front. Sometimes, like an investment, it takes some time for the sting to dissipate and only then does the success become obvious. Or maybe it never becomes a success but the value lies in fearing failure a little less and going more vigorously after the next project.

I wrote a blog specifically about a handful of particularly memorable photographs that reminded me of what a worthwhile investment our year has been, despite the fact that we are back where we started. Additionally, please check out the new short film I just released on YouTube–share it if you like it! Getting the word out is super important and helpful in supporting any and all of the work we do!

Here are some of the lessons I discuss in episode 48:

  1. The importance of trying things
  2. The value of not being dissuaded by possible failure
  3. Finding clarity in “back to square 1”
  4. Real failure vs not getting our way
  5. The importance of knowing yourself
  6. Sticking relentlessly to your vision

Thanks for listening as always and please connect with us and reach out via any of the links below. Next week I’ll be digging into my modified ketogenic diet and some cholesterol woes I’ve been having to deal with!

Links:

Support our work

Our YouTube channel

Get our ebooks, including 2 FREE titles 

Send questions my way by emailing steve@livingvertical.org or tweeting @livingvertical

Music:

all titles and artists can be found at FreeMusicArchive.org

“Poppies” Rolemusic

“By Grace” Podington Bear

“Skipping in the ‘No Standing’ zone” Peter Gresser

“Claus” The Dirty Moogs

“Rolands Vegners” Ergo Phizmiz and Margita Zalite

 

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In this episode of the AdventureRx podcast I’m reflecting more positively on Lessons from a failed adventure and what I learned from the process. I believe that the value of an experience must determine if it is a success or failure–and value isn’t always apparent up front. Sometimes, like an investment, it takes some time for the sting to dissipate and only then does the success become obvious. Or maybe it never becomes a success but the value lies in fearing failure a little less and going more vigorously after the next project.

I wrote a blog specifically about a handful of particularly memorable photographs that reminded me of what a worthwhile investment our year has been, despite the fact that we are back where we started. Additionally, please check out the new short film I just released on YouTube–share it if you like it! Getting the word out is super important and helpful in supporting any and all of the work we do!

Here are some of the lessons I discuss in episode 48:

  1. The importance of trying things
  2. The value of not being dissuaded by possible failure
  3. Finding clarity in “back to square 1”
  4. Real failure vs not getting our way
  5. The importance of knowing yourself
  6. Sticking relentlessly to your vision

Thanks for listening as always and please connect with us and reach out via any of the links below. Next week I’ll be digging into my modified ketogenic diet and some cholesterol woes I’ve been having to deal with!

Links:

Support our work

Our YouTube channel

Get our ebooks, including 2 FREE titles 

Send questions my way by emailing steve@livingvertical.org or tweeting @livingvertical

Music:

all titles and artists can be found at FreeMusicArchive.org

“Poppies” Rolemusic

“By Grace” Podington Bear

“Skipping in the ‘No Standing’ zone” Peter Gresser

“Claus” The Dirty Moogs

“Rolands Vegners” Ergo Phizmiz and Margita Zalite

 

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clean No no no 35:43 Steve Richert
Episode 47 Real talk about full time RVing and why we chose to bail http://livingvertical.org/podcast/episode-47-real-talk-full-time-rving-chose-bail/ Thu, 22 Sep 2016 11:05:14 +0000 Steve Richert http://livingvertical.org/?post_type=podcast&p=5506 It’s been months since I’ve dedicated time to regular podcast episodes but, like the post-apocalyptic cockroach, LivingVertical lives on to keep on pushing forward an empowered view of life with diabetes. I’ve been thinking and blogging about the recent choice to bail on full time RVing–it’s been a long and complex journey–certainly not a simple decision. I’m really keen to get back into episodes that will unpack my upcoming project to climb El Capitan in 2017 and answer YOUR questions but it seems appropriate to bridge the gap a little bit and connect from where we left off in 2015.

In this episode we cover all the ground on our journey out and back across the USA–from eager anticipation of life on the road to being completely over it and ready to admit defeat. Hey, it happens. All told, I don’t have regrets–because the value of the investment is not only in immediate enjoyment of the experience. As we learned several times over the last year, sometimes you don’t see the benefit until after the fact.

I’ll be patiently waiting and training for El Cap in the meantime.

Speaking of questions…please feel free to send questions my way by emailing steve@livingvertical.org

Music in this episode from our friends at Pattern: https://www.facebook.com/patternonsaturn/?fref=ts

Help us change the story of Type 1 diabetes through adventure : https://www.patreon.com/livingvertical

Check out our YouTube channel for all of the episodes from the road: https://www.youtube.com/user/LivingVertical

Get our ebooks, including 2 titles http://livingvertical.org/shop/

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It’s been months since I’ve dedicated time to regular podcast episodes but, like the post-apocalyptic cockroach, LivingVertical lives on to keep on pushing forward an empowered view of life with diabetes. I’ve been thinking and blogging about the recent choice to bail on full time RVing–it’s been a long and complex journey–certainly not a simple decision. I’m really keen to get back into episodes that will unpack my upcoming project to climb El Capitan in 2017 and answer YOUR questions but it seems appropriate to bridge the gap a little bit and connect from where we left off in 2015.

In this episode we cover all the ground on our journey out and back across the USA–from eager anticipation of life on the road to being completely over it and ready to admit defeat. Hey, it happens. All told, I don’t have regrets–because the value of the investment is not only in immediate enjoyment of the experience. As we learned several times over the last year, sometimes you don’t see the benefit until after the fact.

I’ll be patiently waiting and training for El Cap in the meantime.

Speaking of questions…please feel free to send questions my way by emailing steve@livingvertical.org

Music in this episode from our friends at Pattern: https://www.facebook.com/patternonsaturn/?fref=ts

Help us change the story of Type 1 diabetes through adventure : https://www.patreon.com/livingvertical

Check out our YouTube channel for all of the episodes from the road: https://www.youtube.com/user/LivingVertical

Get our ebooks, including 2 titles http://livingvertical.org/shop/

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It’s been months since I’ve dedicated time to regular podcast episodes but, like the post-apocalyptic cockroach, LivingVertical lives on to keep on pushing forward an empowered view of life with diabetes. I’ve been thinking and blogging about the recent choice to bail on full time RVing–it’s been a long and complex journey–certainly not a simple decision. I’m really keen to get back into episodes that will unpack my upcoming project to climb El Capitan in 2017 and answer YOUR questions but it seems appropriate to bridge the gap a little bit and connect from where we left off in 2015.

In this episode we cover all the ground on our journey out and back across the USA–from eager anticipation of life on the road to being completely over it and ready to admit defeat. Hey, it happens. All told, I don’t have regrets–because the value of the investment is not only in immediate enjoyment of the experience. As we learned several times over the last year, sometimes you don’t see the benefit until after the fact.

I’ll be patiently waiting and training for El Cap in the meantime.

Speaking of questions…please feel free to send questions my way by emailing steve@livingvertical.org

Music in this episode from our friends at Pattern: https://www.facebook.com/patternonsaturn/?fref=ts

Help us change the story of Type 1 diabetes through adventure : https://www.patreon.com/livingvertical

Check out our YouTube channel for all of the episodes from the road: https://www.youtube.com/user/LivingVertical

Get our ebooks, including 2 titles http://livingvertical.org/shop/

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clean No no no 1:02:01 Steve Richert
The most important story (is the one we tell ourselves) http://livingvertical.org/podcast/5367/ Mon, 15 Aug 2016 23:44:47 +0000 Steve Richert http://livingvertical.org/?post_type=podcast&p=5367 We all tell ourselves a story. This story is how we set our limits and possibilities–and the ironic thing is that most of us, most of the time–don’t even realize that it’s happening. We can’t control the obstacles in our path–but we control the story that we tell ourselves ABOUT those obstacles.

Make sure to subscribe to the AdventureRx podcast on iTunes to follow our journey and leave questions below.

Get our printed photo journal, early access to our movies and more! https://www.patreon.com/livingvertical

Get my FREE Ebook- Type 1 Diet Hacks http://livingvertical.org
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-The Music In My Headphones by Telepathic Teddy Bear is licensed under a Attribution License. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Tel…

-A Minha Embala by A Minha Embala (Aline Frazão e César Herranz) is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/A_M…

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We all tell ourselves a story. This story is how we set our limits and possibilities–and the ironic thing is that most of us, most of the time–don’t even realize that it’s happening. We can’t control the obstacles in our path–but we control the story that we tell ourselves ABOUT those obstacles.

Make sure to subscribe to the AdventureRx podcast on iTunes to follow our journey and leave questions below.

Get our printed photo journal, early access to our movies and more! https://www.patreon.com/livingvertical

Get my FREE Ebook- Type 1 Diet Hacks http://livingvertical.org
INSTAGRAM http://instagram.com/livingvertical
TWITTER http://twitter.com/livingvertical
FACEBOOK http://facebook.com/livingvertical
-The Music In My Headphones by Telepathic Teddy Bear is licensed under a Attribution License. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Tel…

-A Minha Embala by A Minha Embala (Aline Frazão e César Herranz) is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/A_M…

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We all tell ourselves a story. This story is how we set our limits and possibilities–and the ironic thing is that most of us, most of the time–don’t even realize that it’s happening. We can’t control the obstacles in our path–but we control the story that we tell ourselves ABOUT those obstacles.

Make sure to subscribe to the AdventureRx podcast on iTunes to follow our journey and leave questions below.

Get our printed photo journal, early access to our movies and more! https://www.patreon.com/livingvertical

Get my FREE Ebook- Type 1 Diet Hacks http://livingvertical.org
INSTAGRAM http://instagram.com/livingvertical
TWITTER http://twitter.com/livingvertical
FACEBOOK http://facebook.com/livingvertical
-The Music In My Headphones by Telepathic Teddy Bear is licensed under a Attribution License. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Tel…

-A Minha Embala by A Minha Embala (Aline Frazão e César Herranz) is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/A_M…

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clean No no no 11:17 Steve Richert
What happened on Bugaboo Spire? http://livingvertical.org/podcast/happened-bugaboo-spire/ Sat, 13 Aug 2016 23:24:33 +0000 Steve Richert http://livingvertical.org/?post_type=podcast&p=5349 What happened on Bugaboo Spire? Low blood sugar, threatening weather and tricky routefinding on the descent made for a very full-value adventure–and that’s going to be the topic of a short film I’m now working on but in this episode I wanted to give some of the broad strokes and show some of the photos–because I’m pretty excited to share and I don’t want to wait until the video is edited! Of course if you’re listening to the audio you will want to check out the video version of this episode on our YouTube channel–of course there will be blog posts about this too with plenty of images so make sure to subscribe to our email list to avoid missing out on all of the media.

This experience changed my view of my possibilities and that’s partly why I am so excited about it. I feel as though enduring a harder and more fearful ascent than I wanted to showed me just how much remains to be explored beyond my comfort zone. Bugaboo Spire certainly isn’t a hard climb from a technical standpoint but it tested me in ways I couldn’t have anticipated.

Patreon supporters will get early access to the short film, as well as free access to the ebook! 

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-The Music In My Headphones by Telepathic Teddy Bear is licensed under a Attribution License. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Tel…

-A Minha Embala by A Minha Embala (Aline Frazão e César Herranz) is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/A_M…

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What happened on Bugaboo Spire? Low blood sugar, threatening weather and tricky routefinding on the descent made for a very full-value adventure–and that’s going to be the topic of a short film I’m now working on but in this episode I wanted to give some of the broad strokes and show some of the photos–because I’m pretty excited to share and I don’t want to wait until the video is edited! Of course if you’re listening to the audio you will want to check out the video version of this episode on our YouTube channel–of course there will be blog posts about this too with plenty of images so make sure to subscribe to our email list to avoid missing out on all of the media.

This experience changed my view of my possibilities and that’s partly why I am so excited about it. I feel as though enduring a harder and more fearful ascent than I wanted to showed me just how much remains to be explored beyond my comfort zone. Bugaboo Spire certainly isn’t a hard climb from a technical standpoint but it tested me in ways I couldn’t have anticipated.

Patreon supporters will get early access to the short film, as well as free access to the ebook! 

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-The Music In My Headphones by Telepathic Teddy Bear is licensed under a Attribution License. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Tel…

-A Minha Embala by A Minha Embala (Aline Frazão e César Herranz) is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/A_M…

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What happened on Bugaboo Spire? Low blood sugar, threatening weather and tricky routefinding on the descent made for a very full-value adventure–and that’s going to be the topic of a short film I’m now working on but in this episode I wanted to give some of the broad strokes and show some of the photos–because I’m pretty excited to share and I don’t want to wait until the video is edited! Of course if you’re listening to the audio you will want to check out the video version of this episode on our YouTube channel–of course there will be blog posts about this too with plenty of images so make sure to subscribe to our email list to avoid missing out on all of the media.

This experience changed my view of my possibilities and that’s partly why I am so excited about it. I feel as though enduring a harder and more fearful ascent than I wanted to showed me just how much remains to be explored beyond my comfort zone. Bugaboo Spire certainly isn’t a hard climb from a technical standpoint but it tested me in ways I couldn’t have anticipated.

Patreon supporters will get early access to the short film, as well as free access to the ebook! 

Subscribe to our blog/email list
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-The Music In My Headphones by Telepathic Teddy Bear is licensed under a Attribution License. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Tel…

-A Minha Embala by A Minha Embala (Aline Frazão e César Herranz) is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/A_M…

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Type 1 diabetes and the ketogenic diet: what I DON’T like about the keto diet http://livingvertical.org/podcast/type-1-diabetes-ketogenic-diet-dont-like-keto-diet/ Tue, 09 Aug 2016 04:09:59 +0000 Steve Richert http://livingvertical.org/?post_type=podcast&p=5330 I’m releasing the Type 1 Diabetes and the Ketogenic Diet series here on the AdventureRx podcast. The videos are available on our YouTube channel (youtube.com/livingvertical) where you can find the series as a playlist. It may be useful to download the free ebook from our shop that loosely parallels this discussion of type 1 diabetes and the ketogenic diet.

If you’d like to support the work LivingVertical is doing to empower life with type 1 diabetes, you can become a Patron and get awesome perks like early access to our films, free ebooks, photo prints and the AdventureRx PRINT Journal!

Music for the AdventureRx Podcast:

-The Music In My Headphones by Telepathic Teddy Bear is licensed under a Attribution License. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Tel…

-A Minha Embala by A Minha Embala (Aline Frazão e César Herranz) is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/A_M…

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I’m releasing the Type 1 Diabetes and the Ketogenic Diet series here on the AdventureRx podcast. The videos are available on our YouTube channel (youtube.com/livingvertical) where you can find the series as a playlist. It may be useful to download the free ebook from our shop that loosely parallels this discussion of type 1 diabetes and the ketogenic diet.

If you’d like to support the work LivingVertical is doing to empower life with type 1 diabetes, you can become a Patron and get awesome perks like early access to our films, free ebooks, photo prints and the AdventureRx PRINT Journal!

Music for the AdventureRx Podcast:

-The Music In My Headphones by Telepathic Teddy Bear is licensed under a Attribution License. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Tel…

-A Minha Embala by A Minha Embala (Aline Frazão e César Herranz) is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/A_M…

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I’m releasing the Type 1 Diabetes and the Ketogenic Diet series here on the AdventureRx podcast. The videos are available on our YouTube channel (youtube.com/livingvertical) where you can find the series as a playlist. It may be useful to download the free ebook from our shop that loosely parallels this discussion of type 1 diabetes and the ketogenic diet.

If you’d like to support the work LivingVertical is doing to empower life with type 1 diabetes, you can become a Patron and get awesome perks like early access to our films, free ebooks, photo prints and the AdventureRx PRINT Journal!

Music for the AdventureRx Podcast:

-The Music In My Headphones by Telepathic Teddy Bear is licensed under a Attribution License. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Tel…

-A Minha Embala by A Minha Embala (Aline Frazão e César Herranz) is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/A_M…

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Type 1 diabetes and the ketogenic diet: how I handle low blood sugar http://livingvertical.org/podcast/type-1-diabetes-ketogenic-diet-handle-low-blood-sugar/ Tue, 09 Aug 2016 04:09:01 +0000 Steve Richert http://livingvertical.org/?post_type=podcast&p=5328 I’m releasing the Type 1 Diabetes and the Ketogenic Diet series here on the AdventureRx podcast. The videos are available on our YouTube channel (youtube.com/livingvertical) where you can find the series as a playlist. It may be useful to download the free ebook from our shop that loosely parallels this discussion of type 1 diabetes and the ketogenic diet.

If you’d like to support the work LivingVertical is doing to empower life with type 1 diabetes, you can become a Patron and get awesome perks like early access to our films, free ebooks, photo prints and the AdventureRx PRINT Journal!

Music for the AdventureRx Podcast:

-The Music In My Headphones by Telepathic Teddy Bear is licensed under a Attribution License. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Tel…

-A Minha Embala by A Minha Embala (Aline Frazão e César Herranz) is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/A_M…

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I’m releasing the Type 1 Diabetes and the Ketogenic Diet series here on the AdventureRx podcast. The videos are available on our YouTube channel (youtube.com/livingvertical) where you can find the series as a playlist. It may be useful to download the free ebook from our shop that loosely parallels this discussion of type 1 diabetes and the ketogenic diet.

If you’d like to support the work LivingVertical is doing to empower life with type 1 diabetes, you can become a Patron and get awesome perks like early access to our films, free ebooks, photo prints and the AdventureRx PRINT Journal!

Music for the AdventureRx Podcast:

-The Music In My Headphones by Telepathic Teddy Bear is licensed under a Attribution License. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Tel…

-A Minha Embala by A Minha Embala (Aline Frazão e César Herranz) is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/A_M…

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I’m releasing the Type 1 Diabetes and the Ketogenic Diet series here on the AdventureRx podcast. The videos are available on our YouTube channel (youtube.com/livingvertical) where you can find the series as a playlist. It may be useful to download the free ebook from our shop that loosely parallels this discussion of type 1 diabetes and the ketogenic diet.

If you’d like to support the work LivingVertical is doing to empower life with type 1 diabetes, you can become a Patron and get awesome perks like early access to our films, free ebooks, photo prints and the AdventureRx PRINT Journal!

Music for the AdventureRx Podcast:

-The Music In My Headphones by Telepathic Teddy Bear is licensed under a Attribution License. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Tel…

-A Minha Embala by A Minha Embala (Aline Frazão e César Herranz) is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/A_M…

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Type 1 diabetes and the ketogenic diet: what I actually eat http://livingvertical.org/podcast/type-1-diabetes-ketogenic-diet-actually-eat/ Tue, 09 Aug 2016 04:06:50 +0000 Steve Richert http://livingvertical.org/?post_type=podcast&p=5326 I’m releasing the Type 1 Diabetes and the Ketogenic Diet series here on the AdventureRx podcast. The videos are available on our YouTube channel (youtube.com/livingvertical) where you can find the series as a playlist. It may be useful to download the free ebook from our shop that loosely parallels this discussion of type 1 diabetes and the ketogenic diet.

If you’d like to support the work LivingVertical is doing to empower life with type 1 diabetes, you can become a Patron and get awesome perks like early access to our films, free ebooks, photo prints and the AdventureRx PRINT Journal!

Music for the AdventureRx Podcast:

-The Music In My Headphones by Telepathic Teddy Bear is licensed under a Attribution License. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Tel…

-A Minha Embala by A Minha Embala (Aline Frazão e César Herranz) is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/A_M…

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I’m releasing the Type 1 Diabetes and the Ketogenic Diet series here on the AdventureRx podcast. The videos are available on our YouTube channel (youtube.com/livingvertical) where you can find the series as a playlist. It may be useful to download the free ebook from our shop that loosely parallels this discussion of type 1 diabetes and the ketogenic diet.

If you’d like to support the work LivingVertical is doing to empower life with type 1 diabetes, you can become a Patron and get awesome perks like early access to our films, free ebooks, photo prints and the AdventureRx PRINT Journal!

Music for the AdventureRx Podcast:

-The Music In My Headphones by Telepathic Teddy Bear is licensed under a Attribution License. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Tel…

-A Minha Embala by A Minha Embala (Aline Frazão e César Herranz) is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/A_M…

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I’m releasing the Type 1 Diabetes and the Ketogenic Diet series here on the AdventureRx podcast. The videos are available on our YouTube channel (youtube.com/livingvertical) where you can find the series as a playlist. It may be useful to download the free ebook from our shop that loosely parallels this discussion of type 1 diabetes and the ketogenic diet.

If you’d like to support the work LivingVertical is doing to empower life with type 1 diabetes, you can become a Patron and get awesome perks like early access to our films, free ebooks, photo prints and the AdventureRx PRINT Journal!

Music for the AdventureRx Podcast:

-The Music In My Headphones by Telepathic Teddy Bear is licensed under a Attribution License. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Tel…

-A Minha Embala by A Minha Embala (Aline Frazão e César Herranz) is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/A_M…

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clean No no no 30:10 Steve Richert
Type 1 diabetes and the ketogenic diet: getting started http://livingvertical.org/podcast/type-1-diabetes-ketogenic-diet-getting-started/ Tue, 09 Aug 2016 04:05:41 +0000 Steve Richert http://livingvertical.org/?post_type=podcast&p=5324 I’m releasing the Type 1 Diabetes and the Ketogenic Diet series here on the AdventureRx podcast. The videos are available on our YouTube channel (youtube.com/livingvertical) where you can find the series as a playlist. It may be useful to download the free ebook from our shop that loosely parallels this discussion of type 1 diabetes and the ketogenic diet.

If you’d like to support the work LivingVertical is doing to empower life with type 1 diabetes, you can become a Patron and get awesome perks like early access to our films, free ebooks, photo prints and the AdventureRx PRINT Journal!

Music for the AdventureRx Podcast:

-The Music In My Headphones by Telepathic Teddy Bear is licensed under a Attribution License. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Tel…

-A Minha Embala by A Minha Embala (Aline Frazão e César Herranz) is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/A_M…

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I’m releasing the Type 1 Diabetes and the Ketogenic Diet series here on the AdventureRx podcast. The videos are available on our YouTube channel (youtube.com/livingvertical) where you can find the series as a playlist. It may be useful to download the free ebook from our shop that loosely parallels this discussion of type 1 diabetes and the ketogenic diet.

If you’d like to support the work LivingVertical is doing to empower life with type 1 diabetes, you can become a Patron and get awesome perks like early access to our films, free ebooks, photo prints and the AdventureRx PRINT Journal!

Music for the AdventureRx Podcast:

-The Music In My Headphones by Telepathic Teddy Bear is licensed under a Attribution License. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Tel…

-A Minha Embala by A Minha Embala (Aline Frazão e César Herranz) is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/A_M…

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I’m releasing the Type 1 Diabetes and the Ketogenic Diet series here on the AdventureRx podcast. The videos are available on our YouTube channel (youtube.com/livingvertical) where you can find the series as a playlist. It may be useful to download the free ebook from our shop that loosely parallels this discussion of type 1 diabetes and the ketogenic diet.

If you’d like to support the work LivingVertical is doing to empower life with type 1 diabetes, you can become a Patron and get awesome perks like early access to our films, free ebooks, photo prints and the AdventureRx PRINT Journal!

Music for the AdventureRx Podcast:

-The Music In My Headphones by Telepathic Teddy Bear is licensed under a Attribution License. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Tel…

-A Minha Embala by A Minha Embala (Aline Frazão e César Herranz) is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/A_M…

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clean No no no 16:58 Steve Richert
Type 1 diabetes and the ketogenic diet: why I went “keto” http://livingvertical.org/podcast/type-1-diabetes-and-the-ketogenic-diet-why-i-went-keto/ Mon, 01 Aug 2016 22:35:47 +0000 Steve Richert http://livingvertical.org/?post_type=podcast&p=5220 I’m releasing the Type 1 Diabetes and the Ketogenic Diet series here on the AdventureRx podcast. The videos are available on our YouTube channel (youtube.com/livingvertical) where you can find the series as a playlist. It may be useful to download the free ebook from our shop that loosely parallels this discussion of type 1 diabetes and the ketogenic diet.

In this episode I am discussing the context for my decision to go low-carb-high-fat and why the ketogenic diet worked well for me. It’s been hugely beneficial to my climbing and ability to take on big days in the mountains while managing my blood sugar. It’s given me a greater level of predictability in my blood sugar levels and increased energy at the same time. That’s something that I really want to share with others who might be searching for a change in their strategy.

In this series I try to emphasize that I am not “pushing” the ketogenic diet as a solution for everyone. It’s got pros and cons and it’s not going to work exactly the same for everyone. I simply wanted to promote my experience with it in hopes that it encourages your experimentation. The goal in my mind is not to get everyone on this diet–it’s to make everyone aware that eating deliberately can make the difference between guesswork and predictability–at least most of the time. Freedom from that guesswork is the name of the game–freedom to get outside and be active in nature is the goal. The ketogenic diet has enabled me to do that and I hope you find a path to similar results!

If you’d like to support the work LivingVertical is doing to empower life with type 1 diabetes, you can become a Patron and get awesome perks like early access to our films, free ebooks, photo prints and the AdventureRx PRINT Journal!

Music for the AdventureRx Podcast:

-The Music In My Headphones by Telepathic Teddy Bear is licensed under a Attribution License. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Tel…

-A Minha Embala by A Minha Embala (Aline Frazão e César Herranz) is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/A_M…

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I’m releasing the Type 1 Diabetes and the Ketogenic Diet series here on the AdventureRx podcast. The videos are available on our YouTube channel (youtube.com/livingvertical) where you can find the series as a playlist. It may be useful to download the free ebook from our shop that loosely parallels this discussion of type 1 diabetes and the ketogenic diet.

In this episode I am discussing the context for my decision to go low-carb-high-fat and why the ketogenic diet worked well for me. It’s been hugely beneficial to my climbing and ability to take on big days in the mountains while managing my blood sugar. It’s given me a greater level of predictability in my blood sugar levels and increased energy at the same time. That’s something that I really want to share with others who might be searching for a change in their strategy.

In this series I try to emphasize that I am not “pushing” the ketogenic diet as a solution for everyone. It’s got pros and cons and it’s not going to work exactly the same for everyone. I simply wanted to promote my experience with it in hopes that it encourages your experimentation. The goal in my mind is not to get everyone on this diet–it’s to make everyone aware that eating deliberately can make the difference between guesswork and predictability–at least most of the time. Freedom from that guesswork is the name of the game–freedom to get outside and be active in nature is the goal. The ketogenic diet has enabled me to do that and I hope you find a path to similar results!

If you’d like to support the work LivingVertical is doing to empower life with type 1 diabetes, you can become a Patron and get awesome perks like early access to our films, free ebooks, photo prints and the AdventureRx PRINT Journal!

Music for the AdventureRx Podcast:

-The Music In My Headphones by Telepathic Teddy Bear is licensed under a Attribution License. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Tel…

-A Minha Embala by A Minha Embala (Aline Frazão e César Herranz) is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/A_M…

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I’m releasing the Type 1 Diabetes and the Ketogenic Diet series here on the AdventureRx podcast. The videos are available on our YouTube channel (youtube.com/livingvertical) where you can find the series as a playlist. It may be useful to download the free ebook from our shop that loosely parallels this discussion of type 1 diabetes and the ketogenic diet.

In this episode I am discussing the context for my decision to go low-carb-high-fat and why the ketogenic diet worked well for me. It’s been hugely beneficial to my climbing and ability to take on big days in the mountains while managing my blood sugar. It’s given me a greater level of predictability in my blood sugar levels and increased energy at the same time. That’s something that I really want to share with others who might be searching for a change in their strategy.

In this series I try to emphasize that I am not “pushing” the ketogenic diet as a solution for everyone. It’s got pros and cons and it’s not going to work exactly the same for everyone. I simply wanted to promote my experience with it in hopes that it encourages your experimentation. The goal in my mind is not to get everyone on this diet–it’s to make everyone aware that eating deliberately can make the difference between guesswork and predictability–at least most of the time. Freedom from that guesswork is the name of the game–freedom to get outside and be active in nature is the goal. The ketogenic diet has enabled me to do that and I hope you find a path to similar results!

If you’d like to support the work LivingVertical is doing to empower life with type 1 diabetes, you can become a Patron and get awesome perks like early access to our films, free ebooks, photo prints and the AdventureRx PRINT Journal!

Music for the AdventureRx Podcast:

-The Music In My Headphones by Telepathic Teddy Bear is licensed under a Attribution License. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Tel…

-A Minha Embala by A Minha Embala (Aline Frazão e César Herranz) is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/A_M…

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clean No no no 16:45 Steve Richert
Interview with Ryan Little, T1D Climber and my partner for El Capitan this fall! http://livingvertical.org/podcast/interview-ryan-little-t1d-climber-partner-el-capitan-fall/ Mon, 25 Jul 2016 22:45:04 +0000 Steve Richert http://livingvertical.org/?post_type=podcast&p=5195 Today I have an interview with Ryan Little: T1D climber and my partner in “climb” on the upcoming assault on El Capitan (October 2016!). The AdventureRx podcast lives! Now on iTunes…and YouTube! Of course our YouTube channel also has daily vlogs and other short films so there is a LOT going on there–but I will be recording podcast episodes weekly that will be available here as audio podcasts (also on iTunes, Stitcher, Google etc) and as video on YouTube

I’ve alluded to my upcoming project–climbing El Capitan in Yosemite–something that I’ve wanted to do for a long time and something that I’ve failed at previously. What’s been missing from my equation? How about more diabetes! That’s right, I found Ryan Little through LivingVertical’s Facebook page and he’s an accomplished climber with Type 1 Diabetes and together we are tackling this monumental objective to see how far we can push the limits of what is possible in our lives.

If you’d like to support the work LivingVertical is doing to empower life with type 1 diabetes, you can become a Patron and get awesome perks like early access to our films, free ebooks, photo prints and the AdventureRx PRINT Journal!

 

Music for the AdventureRx Podcast:

-The Music In My Headphones by Telepathic Teddy Bear is licensed under a Attribution License. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Tel…

-A Minha Embala by A Minha Embala (Aline Frazão e César Herranz) is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/A_M…

-Derailed by Blue Dot Sessions is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial License. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Blue_Dot_Sessions/The_Depot/Derailed

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Today I have an interview with Ryan Little: T1D climber and my partner in “climb” on the upcoming assault on El Capitan (October 2016!). The AdventureRx podcast lives! Now on iTunes…and YouTube! Of course our YouTube channel also has daily vlogs and other short films so there is a LOT going on there–but I will be recording podcast episodes weekly that will be available here as audio podcasts (also on iTunes, Stitcher, Google etc) and as video on YouTube

I’ve alluded to my upcoming project–climbing El Capitan in Yosemite–something that I’ve wanted to do for a long time and something that I’ve failed at previously. What’s been missing from my equation? How about more diabetes! That’s right, I found Ryan Little through LivingVertical’s Facebook page and he’s an accomplished climber with Type 1 Diabetes and together we are tackling this monumental objective to see how far we can push the limits of what is possible in our lives.

If you’d like to support the work LivingVertical is doing to empower life with type 1 diabetes, you can become a Patron and get awesome perks like early access to our films, free ebooks, photo prints and the AdventureRx PRINT Journal!

 

Music for the AdventureRx Podcast:

-The Music In My Headphones by Telepathic Teddy Bear is licensed under a Attribution License. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Tel…

-A Minha Embala by A Minha Embala (Aline Frazão e César Herranz) is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/A_M…

-Derailed by Blue Dot Sessions is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial License. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Blue_Dot_Sessions/The_Depot/Derailed

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Today I have an interview with Ryan Little: T1D climber and my partner in “climb” on the upcoming assault on El Capitan (October 2016!). The AdventureRx podcast lives! Now on iTunes…and YouTube! Of course our YouTube channel also has daily vlogs and other short films so there is a LOT going on there–but I will be recording podcast episodes weekly that will be available here as audio podcasts (also on iTunes, Stitcher, Google etc) and as video on YouTube

I’ve alluded to my upcoming project–climbing El Capitan in Yosemite–something that I’ve wanted to do for a long time and something that I’ve failed at previously. What’s been missing from my equation? How about more diabetes! That’s right, I found Ryan Little through LivingVertical’s Facebook page and he’s an accomplished climber with Type 1 Diabetes and together we are tackling this monumental objective to see how far we can push the limits of what is possible in our lives.

If you’d like to support the work LivingVertical is doing to empower life with type 1 diabetes, you can become a Patron and get awesome perks like early access to our films, free ebooks, photo prints and the AdventureRx PRINT Journal!

 

Music for the AdventureRx Podcast:

-The Music In My Headphones by Telepathic Teddy Bear is licensed under a Attribution License. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Tel…

-A Minha Embala by A Minha Embala (Aline Frazão e César Herranz) is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/A_M…

-Derailed by Blue Dot Sessions is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial License. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Blue_Dot_Sessions/The_Depot/Derailed

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Episode 46 Updates from the journey and a “different” kind of Photo Journal http://livingvertical.org/podcast/episode-46-updates-journey-different-kind-photo-journal/ Sat, 16 Jul 2016 21:33:07 +0000 Steve Richert http://livingvertical.org/?post_type=podcast&p=5173 It’s been a while since I’ve been able to sit down in a studio and record an episode of the Adventure Rx podcast–so here are some updates from life on the road and other goings on from LivingVertical since the last update.

The Wind River Project  film is almost complete— and it is spectacular!

-I am creating a PRINT photo journal of my diabetes advocacy projects, taking the work from digital to tangible!

-There is a FREE ebook available about my dietary experiments called “Type 1 Diet Hacks”!

-I created a video series on our YouTube channel about the Ketogenic diet and type 1 diabetes !

Support our work on Patreon and get awesome perks!

 

If you have ideas or topics you’d like to hear on the show, drop me an email: steve@livingvertical.org

If you enjoy the Adventure Rx Podcast, make sure you subscribe to our YouTube channel–we’ll see you out there on the road!

Music for the AdventureRx Podcast by: Pattern

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It’s been a while since I’ve been able to sit down in a studio and record an episode of the Adventure Rx podcast–so here are some updates from life on the road and other goings on from LivingVertical since the last update.

The Wind River Project  film is almost complete— and it is spectacular!

-I am creating a PRINT photo journal of my diabetes advocacy projects, taking the work from digital to tangible!

-There is a FREE ebook available about my dietary experiments called “Type 1 Diet Hacks”!

-I created a video series on our YouTube channel about the Ketogenic diet and type 1 diabetes !

Support our work on Patreon and get awesome perks!

 

If you have ideas or topics you’d like to hear on the show, drop me an email: steve@livingvertical.org

If you enjoy the Adventure Rx Podcast, make sure you subscribe to our YouTube channel–we’ll see you out there on the road!

Music for the AdventureRx Podcast by: Pattern

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It’s been a while since I’ve been able to sit down in a studio and record an episode of the Adventure Rx podcast–so here are some updates from life on the road and other goings on from LivingVertical since the last update.

The Wind River Project  film is almost complete— and it is spectacular!

-I am creating a PRINT photo journal of my diabetes advocacy projects, taking the work from digital to tangible!

-There is a FREE ebook available about my dietary experiments called “Type 1 Diet Hacks”!

-I created a video series on our YouTube channel about the Ketogenic diet and type 1 diabetes !

Support our work on Patreon and get awesome perks!

 

If you have ideas or topics you’d like to hear on the show, drop me an email: steve@livingvertical.org

If you enjoy the Adventure Rx Podcast, make sure you subscribe to our YouTube channel–we’ll see you out there on the road!

Music for the AdventureRx Podcast by: Pattern

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Episode 45 They took my license! | Angry diabetic rant http://livingvertical.org/podcast/they-took-my-license/ Tue, 29 Mar 2016 15:15:31 +0000 Steve Richert http://livingvertical.org/?post_type=podcast&p=4047 If you’re not able to tell, this episode is audio ripped from the AdventureRx Vlog and while it’s episode 21 on YouTube it’s episode 45 on the podcast. Moving forward I am planning on doing more episodes like this where I am able to share the same content across multiple platforms. I’d love to have time and space and funding to do separate shows but for now, this is what we are able to accomplish! Life on the road is wonderful but not without sacrifices.

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If you’re not able to tell, this episode is audio ripped from the AdventureRx Vlog and while it’s episode 21 on YouTube it’s episode 45 on the podcast. Moving forward I am planning on doing more episodes like this where I am able to share the same content across multiple platforms. I’d love to have time and space and funding to do separate shows but for now, this is what we are able to accomplish! Life on the road is wonderful but not without sacrifices.

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If you’re not able to tell, this episode is audio ripped from the AdventureRx Vlog and while it’s episode 21 on YouTube it’s episode 45 on the podcast. Moving forward I am planning on doing more episodes like this where I am able to share the same content across multiple platforms. I’d love to have time and space and funding to do separate shows but for now, this is what we are able to accomplish! Life on the road is wonderful but not without sacrifices.

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Episode 44 Diabetes burnout | adjusting expectations from control to influence http://livingvertical.org/podcast/episode-44-diabetes-burnout-adjusting-expectations-from-control-to-influence/ Wed, 02 Mar 2016 09:55:24 +0000 Steve Richert http://livingvertical.org/?post_type=podcast&p=3882 This topic was inspired by this blog that I wrote (with video) and really started percolating when I was scrolling around social media and thinking about the rampant diabetes burnout that dominates much of the posting I see every day. Is it all a matter of bad luck and helpless happenstance–or is there some leverage that we can exert over the situation? In this episode I suggest some possible causes for this issue and some ways that I have been learning to decrease my time spent “stuck in a rut”.

Before getting into the show notes I want to announce that the AdventureRx Podcast may not be posting weekly podcast episodes in 2016. This decision boils down to the logistics of road-studio work. Time and space are at a premium living in a 13′ foot trailer. I am working freelance gigs month-to-month to pay the bills and that impacts the amount of unpaid computer-sitting I am willing to do. The show will go on–but the show must also fit in!

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This topic was inspired by this blog that I wrote (with video) and really started percolating when I was scrolling around social media and thinking about the rampant diabetes burnout that dominates much of the posting I see every day. Is it all a matter of bad luck and helpless happenstance–or is there some leverage that we can exert over the situation? In this episode I suggest some possible causes for this issue and some ways that I have been learning to decrease my time spent “stuck in a rut”.

Before getting into the show notes I want to announce that the AdventureRx Podcast may not be posting weekly podcast episodes in 2016. This decision boils down to the logistics of road-studio work. Time and space are at a premium living in a 13′ foot trailer. I am working freelance gigs month-to-month to pay the bills and that impacts the amount of unpaid computer-sitting I am willing to do. The show will go on–but the show must also fit in!

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This topic was inspired by this blog that I wrote (with video) and really started percolating when I was scrolling around social media and thinking about the rampant diabetes burnout that dominates much of the posting I see every day. Is it all a matter of bad luck and helpless happenstance–or is there some leverage that we can exert over the situation? In this episode I suggest some possible causes for this issue and some ways that I have been learning to decrease my time spent “stuck in a rut”.

Before getting into the show notes I want to announce that the AdventureRx Podcast may not be posting weekly podcast episodes in 2016. This decision boils down to the logistics of road-studio work. Time and space are at a premium living in a 13′ foot trailer. I am working freelance gigs month-to-month to pay the bills and that impacts the amount of unpaid computer-sitting I am willing to do. The show will go on–but the show must also fit in!

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Episode 43 Do people still listen to podcasts in 2016? | Type 1 Diabetes http://livingvertical.org/podcast/do-people-still-listen-to-podcasts-in-2016/ Thu, 25 Feb 2016 07:00:53 +0000 Steve Richert http://livingvertical.org/?post_type=podcast&p=3856 This episode was produced by Richert Media–RichertMedia.com

I’m not sure if people still listen to podcasts in 2016 but if you’re still there and ready to crush stereotypes and take our diabetes to new and exciting places, I’m game! This episode is my best attempt to catch you up with the events that have transpired since episode 42. Most notably, I’ve moved into the trailer and my family and I are living on the road. Finally. We are still traveling a lot–right now we are in Boston for work  and we will be back out west in early March. Since Stefanie is a flight attendant based out of Logan, it’s a necessary commute and it’s also good to see family back east on a regular basis.

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This episode was produced by Richert Media–RichertMedia.com

I’m not sure if people still listen to podcasts in 2016 but if you’re still there and ready to crush stereotypes and take our diabetes to new and exciting places, I’m game! This episode is my best attempt to catch you up with the events that have transpired since episode 42. Most notably, I’ve moved into the trailer and my family and I are living on the road. Finally. We are still traveling a lot–right now we are in Boston for work  and we will be back out west in early March. Since Stefanie is a flight attendant based out of Logan, it’s a necessary commute and it’s also good to see family back east on a regular basis.

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This episode was produced by Richert Media–RichertMedia.com

I’m not sure if people still listen to podcasts in 2016 but if you’re still there and ready to crush stereotypes and take our diabetes to new and exciting places, I’m game! This episode is my best attempt to catch you up with the events that have transpired since episode 42. Most notably, I’ve moved into the trailer and my family and I are living on the road. Finally. We are still traveling a lot–right now we are in Boston for work  and we will be back out west in early March. Since Stefanie is a flight attendant based out of Logan, it’s a necessary commute and it’s also good to see family back east on a regular basis.

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clean No no no 33:40 Steve Richert
Episode 42 You can’t get there from here http://livingvertical.org/podcast/episode-42-you-cant-get-there-from-here-becoming-someone-else-in-2016/ Wed, 30 Dec 2015 02:55:02 +0000 Steve Richert http://livingvertical.org/?post_type=podcast&p=3549 I’m not talking about joining witness protection or running away to Argentina. When I say ‘becoming someone else’ I’m talking about my review of new years resolutions. I have several tasks that I want to accomplish in 2016 and the person I am today can’t get the job done. I’m going to have to evolve (grow up? in order to fit these resolutions into the next year:

  • Climbing: Send 5.12c and log 100,000 vertical feet
  • Creative: 100 videos chronicling life on the road and the pursuit of the above climbing goal
  • Business: formally launch my freelance media company to solidify my self employment and life on the road

I know that the person I am now–won’t be able to accomplish these things. If I can place these goals in my forefront and go for them over the next year, I may not actually achieve them but I will certainly achieve something and gain ground along the way. I wrote a blog this past week about this very topic which you can read here.

This is the last episode in 2015. The next time you hear from me I’ll be out on the road…somewhere out west. I don’t know precisely when the podcast will resume for season 3 but in the meantime I’d love to connect with you and to hear what you’re stoked on! Comment below or email me: steve@livingvertical.org. You can also subscribe on YouTube and follow the journey as it unfolds there.

Support LivingVertical by purchasing one of my photographs:



If you enjoy the Adventure Rx Podcast, make sure you subscribe to our YouTube channel–we’ll see you out there on the road!

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I’m not talking about joining witness protection or running away to Argentina. When I say ‘becoming someone else’ I’m talking about my review of new years resolutions. I have several tasks that I want to accomplish in 2016 and the person I am today can’t get the job done. I’m going to have to evolve (grow up? in order to fit these resolutions into the next year:

  • Climbing: Send 5.12c and log 100,000 vertical feet
  • Creative: 100 videos chronicling life on the road and the pursuit of the above climbing goal
  • Business: formally launch my freelance media company to solidify my self employment and life on the road

I know that the person I am now–won’t be able to accomplish these things. If I can place these goals in my forefront and go for them over the next year, I may not actually achieve them but I will certainly achieve something and gain ground along the way. I wrote a blog this past week about this very topic which you can read here.

This is the last episode in 2015. The next time you hear from me I’ll be out on the road…somewhere out west. I don’t know precisely when the podcast will resume for season 3 but in the meantime I’d love to connect with you and to hear what you’re stoked on! Comment below or email me: steve@livingvertical.org. You can also subscribe on YouTube and follow the journey as it unfolds there.

Support LivingVertical by purchasing one of my photographs:



If you enjoy the Adventure Rx Podcast, make sure you subscribe to our YouTube channel–we’ll see you out there on the road!

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I’m not talking about joining witness protection or running away to Argentina. When I say ‘becoming someone else’ I’m talking about my review of new years resolutions. I have several tasks that I want to accomplish in 2016 and the person I am today can’t get the job done. I’m going to have to evolve (grow up? in order to fit these resolutions into the next year:

  • Climbing: Send 5.12c and log 100,000 vertical feet
  • Creative: 100 videos chronicling life on the road and the pursuit of the above climbing goal
  • Business: formally launch my freelance media company to solidify my self employment and life on the road

I know that the person I am now–won’t be able to accomplish these things. If I can place these goals in my forefront and go for them over the next year, I may not actually achieve them but I will certainly achieve something and gain ground along the way. I wrote a blog this past week about this very topic which you can read here.

This is the last episode in 2015. The next time you hear from me I’ll be out on the road…somewhere out west. I don’t know precisely when the podcast will resume for season 3 but in the meantime I’d love to connect with you and to hear what you’re stoked on! Comment below or email me: steve@livingvertical.org. You can also subscribe on YouTube and follow the journey as it unfolds there.

Support LivingVertical by purchasing one of my photographs:



If you enjoy the Adventure Rx Podcast, make sure you subscribe to our YouTube channel–we’ll see you out there on the road!

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clean No no no 29:46 Steve Richert
Episode 41 Fear is the mind-killer: waiting and worrying http://livingvertical.org/podcast/episode-41-fear-mind-killer/ Wed, 23 Dec 2015 02:26:19 +0000 Steve Richert http://livingvertical.org/?post_type=podcast&p=3517 With nothing to do but wait to leave, it’s hard not to worry about…basically everything. It feels like we should be doing more to prepare but there really isn’t much beyond the day to day left (other than actually loading up the car). In episode 40 the topic of fear came up and in these in-between moments getting ready I’ve been thinking a lot about fear. Not big, scary, serious fear–but little, insidious, worries that cast huge shadows in our lives and stop us from taking the steps to do the things that could change everything for us.

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With nothing to do but wait to leave, it’s hard not to worry about…basically everything. It feels like we should be doing more to prepare but there really isn’t much beyond the day to day left (other than actually loading up the car). In episode 40 the topic of fear came up and in these in-between moments getting ready I’ve been thinking a lot about fear. Not big, scary, serious fear–but little, insidious, worries that cast huge shadows in our lives and stop us from taking the steps to do the things that could change everything for us.

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With nothing to do but wait to leave, it’s hard not to worry about…basically everything. It feels like we should be doing more to prepare but there really isn’t much beyond the day to day left (other than actually loading up the car). In episode 40 the topic of fear came up and in these in-between moments getting ready I’ve been thinking a lot about fear. Not big, scary, serious fear–but little, insidious, worries that cast huge shadows in our lives and stop us from taking the steps to do the things that could change everything for us.

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clean No no no 23:49 Steve Richert
Episode 40 The glass half empty: 10 reasons you shouldn’t try to live the dream http://livingvertical.org/podcast/episode-40-glass-half-empty-10-reasons-shouldnt-try-live-dream/ Wed, 16 Dec 2015 10:25:46 +0000 Steve Richert http://livingvertical.org/?post_type=podcast&p=3471 In recent episodes I’ve focused on informing and enabling those who are interested in trying to live the dream”.  Of course, the whole concept of there being a “dream” in the first place is totally flawed. My goal isn’t to get all existential with you–but rather take a slightly different angle on the pursuit of goals, using my own upcoming lifestyle shift as an example. This episode is an examination of 10 drawbacks to any risky pursuit–and I have continuously been rolling them around in my own head. I decided long ago that if I could be talked out of this adventure, then I shouldn’t be going for it in the first place. Any goal you will pursue will require that view of the drawbacks to be understood and accepted–the specifics of my own process are only a starting point for that process.

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In recent episodes I’ve focused on informing and enabling those who are interested in trying to live the dream”.  Of course, the whole concept of there being a “dream” in the first place is totally flawed. My goal isn’t to get all existential with you–but rather take a slightly different angle on the pursuit of goals, using my own upcoming lifestyle shift as an example. This episode is an examination of 10 drawbacks to any risky pursuit–and I have continuously been rolling them around in my own head. I decided long ago that if I could be talked out of this adventure, then I shouldn’t be going for it in the first place. Any goal you will pursue will require that view of the drawbacks to be understood and accepted–the specifics of my own process are only a starting point for that process.

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In recent episodes I’ve focused on informing and enabling those who are interested in trying to live the dream”.  Of course, the whole concept of there being a “dream” in the first place is totally flawed. My goal isn’t to get all existential with you–but rather take a slightly different angle on the pursuit of goals, using my own upcoming lifestyle shift as an example. This episode is an examination of 10 drawbacks to any risky pursuit–and I have continuously been rolling them around in my own head. I decided long ago that if I could be talked out of this adventure, then I shouldn’t be going for it in the first place. Any goal you will pursue will require that view of the drawbacks to be understood and accepted–the specifics of my own process are only a starting point for that process.

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clean No no no 38:25 Steve Richert
Episode 39 Living the "dream": 10 strategies I used to leave my job and hit the road http://livingvertical.org/podcast/episode-39-living-the-dream-10-strategies-i-used-to-leave-my-job-and-hit-the-road/ Tue, 08 Dec 2015 22:15:17 +0000 Steve Richert http://livingvertical.org/?post_type=podcast&p=3427 We have just over a month until everything gets turned upside down (ish) and our family hits the road. I am keen to document the choices that led us to the point of being able to try this–so I am sharing the 10 strategies I used to leave my job and hit the road. I have no idea if this project will succeed–or even what my exact definition of success is for this project. I think that there will be moment of ups and downs and so long as there isn’t a precipitous nosedive, then we will have to choose to create a narrative of success from the obstacles of day-to-day life. I wrote a blog post about the questions I asked myself in order to get to this point with this project and the definitions of success and failure are part of that.

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We have just over a month until everything gets turned upside down (ish) and our family hits the road. I am keen to document the choices that led us to the point of being able to try this–so I am sharing the 10 strategies I used to leave my job and hit the road. I have no idea if this project will succeed–or even what my exact definition of success is for this project. I think that there will be moment of ups and downs and so long as there isn’t a precipitous nosedive, then we will have to choose to create a narrative of success from the obstacles of day-to-day life. I wrote a blog post about the questions I asked myself in order to get to this point with this project and the definitions of success and failure are part of that.

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We have just over a month until everything gets turned upside down (ish) and our family hits the road. I am keen to document the choices that led us to the point of being able to try this–so I am sharing the 10 strategies I used to leave my job and hit the road. I have no idea if this project will succeed–or even what my exact definition of success is for this project. I think that there will be moment of ups and downs and so long as there isn’t a precipitous nosedive, then we will have to choose to create a narrative of success from the obstacles of day-to-day life. I wrote a blog post about the questions I asked myself in order to get to this point with this project and the definitions of success and failure are part of that.

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clean No no no 41:26 Steve Richert
Episode 38 Launch date for the AdventureRx roadshow, east coast or west coast for the winter–and Tarantulas? http://livingvertical.org/podcast/episode-38-launch-date-adventurerx-roadshow-east-coast-west-coast-winter-tarantulas/ Wed, 02 Dec 2015 04:29:19 +0000 Steve Richert http://livingvertical.org/?post_type=podcast&p=3376 We have just under a month until we depart on the AdventureRx roadshow, traveling, climbing and having free meetups in the outdoors–and sharing that journey right here with you. This episode is about the logistics of where we go one we have the trailer–east or west–and the challenges of moving into a trailer that is located in Minnesota…in the dead of winter…from Massachusetts.

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We have just under a month until we depart on the AdventureRx roadshow, traveling, climbing and having free meetups in the outdoors–and sharing that journey right here with you. This episode is about the logistics of where we go one we have the trailer–east or west–and the challenges of moving into a trailer that is located in Minnesota…in the dead of winter…from Massachusetts.

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We have just under a month until we depart on the AdventureRx roadshow, traveling, climbing and having free meetups in the outdoors–and sharing that journey right here with you. This episode is about the logistics of where we go one we have the trailer–east or west–and the challenges of moving into a trailer that is located in Minnesota…in the dead of winter…from Massachusetts.

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Episode 37 Doing more with less: preparation for life on the road (audio recorded on iPhone!) http://livingvertical.org/podcast/episode-37-doing-more-with-less-preparation-for-life-on-the-road-audio-recorded-on-iphone/ Thu, 26 Nov 2015 04:43:18 +0000 Steve Richert http://livingvertical.org/?post_type=podcast&p=3346 It’s the night before thanksgiving–just the right time for a podcast on the fly! I decided to see if I could apply the “downsizing” that I have been doing to my closet and electronics–to the AdventureRx podcast! That’s right…this entire episode was made from audio recorded on iPhone with some help from a small plugin attachment from Zoom. In the turmoil of turning our life upside down it’s been hard to get space (and time!) to record and so I thought it could be interesting to see how light we can go with our audio–but this isn’t something I am anticipating using under normal conditions…I just figured it would be good to know how it performs!

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It’s the night before thanksgiving–just the right time for a podcast on the fly! I decided to see if I could apply the “downsizing” that I have been doing to my closet and electronics–to the AdventureRx podcast! That’s right…this entire episode was made from audio recorded on iPhone with some help from a small plugin attachment from Zoom. In the turmoil of turning our life upside down it’s been hard to get space (and time!) to record and so I thought it could be interesting to see how light we can go with our audio–but this isn’t something I am anticipating using under normal conditions…I just figured it would be good to know how it performs!

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It’s the night before thanksgiving–just the right time for a podcast on the fly! I decided to see if I could apply the “downsizing” that I have been doing to my closet and electronics–to the AdventureRx podcast! That’s right…this entire episode was made from audio recorded on iPhone with some help from a small plugin attachment from Zoom. In the turmoil of turning our life upside down it’s been hard to get space (and time!) to record and so I thought it could be interesting to see how light we can go with our audio–but this isn’t something I am anticipating using under normal conditions…I just figured it would be good to know how it performs!

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clean No no no 33:53 Steve Richert
Episode 36 Updates on the Ketogenic diet and athletic performance with type1 diabetes http://livingvertical.org/podcast/episode-36-updates-on-the-ketogenic-diet-and-athletic-performance-with-type1-diabetes/ Wed, 18 Nov 2015 10:37:30 +0000 Steve Richert http://livingvertical.org/?post_type=podcast&p=3296 Episode 36 of the Adventure Rx podcast is an update about the Keto diet that I blogged extensively about this summer. One of the reasons I became so enamored with dietary optimization was the fact that climbing was inherently less accessible as I was working in an urban environment and even traveling to a climbing gym was a significant endeavor that would have created an untenable strain on my family life. While I loved the improvement on my blood sugar, I was still unconvinced that it would be ideal for climbing–a pursuit that involves a great deal of metabolic variety. Well, after a few months of putting it to the test in the vertical world, I have an update–and more!

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Episode 36 of the Adventure Rx podcast is an update about the Keto diet that I blogged extensively about this summer. One of the reasons I became so enamored with dietary optimization was the fact that climbing was inherently less accessible as I was working in an urban environment and even traveling to a climbing gym was a significant endeavor that would have created an untenable strain on my family life. While I loved the improvement on my blood sugar, I was still unconvinced that it would be ideal for climbing–a pursuit that involves a great deal of metabolic variety. Well, after a few months of putting it to the test in the vertical world, I have an update–and more!

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Episode 36 of the Adventure Rx podcast is an update about the Keto diet that I blogged extensively about this summer. One of the reasons I became so enamored with dietary optimization was the fact that climbing was inherently less accessible as I was working in an urban environment and even traveling to a climbing gym was a significant endeavor that would have created an untenable strain on my family life. While I loved the improvement on my blood sugar, I was still unconvinced that it would be ideal for climbing–a pursuit that involves a great deal of metabolic variety. Well, after a few months of putting it to the test in the vertical world, I have an update–and more!

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Episode 35 Live from Kentucky: our first type1 meetup (and why we need more!) http://livingvertical.org/podcast/episode-35-live-from-kentucky-our-first-type1-meetup-and-why-we-need-more/ Wed, 11 Nov 2015 09:45:18 +0000 Steve Richert http://livingvertical.org/?post_type=podcast&p=3256 I am back in the Northeast after getting a wonderful group together in the Red River Gorge in Kentucky for a free type1 meetup in the great outdoors! One of the best and worst things about this area of Kentucky is the lack of cell service–it was a great chance to just focus on the people and the climbing–but it also allowed me to do a bit of recording, both audio and video. I decided that with the impending transition of my family onto the road in 2016, this would be a great time to get our YouTube channel up and cranking because there is a decidedly visual  element to what we are doing and it will be a great addition to this podcast!
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I am back in the Northeast after getting a wonderful group together in the Red River Gorge in Kentucky for a free type1 meetup in the great outdoors! One of the best and worst things about this area of Kentucky is the lack of cell service–it was a great chance to just focus on the people and the climbing–but it also allowed me to do a bit of recording, both audio and video. I decided that with the impending transition of my family onto the road in 2016, this would be a great time to get our YouTube channel up and cranking because there is a decidedly visual  element to what we are doing and it will be a great addition to this podcast!
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I am back in the Northeast after getting a wonderful group together in the Red River Gorge in Kentucky for a free type1 meetup in the great outdoors! One of the best and worst things about this area of Kentucky is the lack of cell service–it was a great chance to just focus on the people and the climbing–but it also allowed me to do a bit of recording, both audio and video. I decided that with the impending transition of my family onto the road in 2016, this would be a great time to get our YouTube channel up and cranking because there is a decidedly visual  element to what we are doing and it will be a great addition to this podcast!
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clean No no no 33:14 Steve Richert
Episode 34 How climbing saved my life: an interview with Antonio Cardona http://livingvertical.org/podcast/an-incredible-journey-from-life-on-the-streets-to-the-vertical-world-and-interview-with-antonio-cardona/ Wed, 04 Nov 2015 10:00:58 +0000 Steve Richert http://livingvertical.org/?post_type=podcast&p=3180 Last week I shared a conversation that Stefanie and I had about diversity in the outdoors–here is the interview with Antonio that I mentioned in episode 33 which sparked so much discussion. While this interview is an incredibly powerful account of strength in the face of adversity–it deals with some sobering topics and there is a bit of colorful language. It’s a gritty view of what it means to improve your life, your diabetes diagnosis and your relationships–through adventure. You can also read about this climbing trip to upstate New York in the LivingVertical Blog. This interview is the perfect encapsulation of what Adventure Rx means to me, and I hope that you are moved by the raw honesty that Antonio shares as much as I have been.

Antonio grew up on the streets of Brooklyn and has had an incredible journey that brought him from the military, to gang life, to a diagnosis with type 1 diabetes and most recently to the Gunks where Stefanie and I met him, out climbing with his partner Bruno. We all climbed together and the following day before he headed back down to New York City, we stopped at a local Starbucks for a bit of coffee and a chat in their outdoor seating area–which you will hear in the ambient audio in the interview!

It’s easy to discount the hugeness of the impact that climbing can have in people’s lives. Many perceive it as something which falls between playtime and a death-wish. Antonio’s story is a really powerful example of the ways that lives change as a result of pursuing a closer relationship with the natural world. Certainly I have my own life story, but that is hard to see as significant from a first-person perspective.

A few additional points :

Music for the Adventure Rx podcast was graciously provided by our friends Pattern–I can’t recommend their albums highly enough! If you would like to download their albums and thank them for their contribution to our work click here >> Support Pattern because their music is AMAZING!<<

Support LivingVertical by purchasing one of my photographs:


Love this? Hate it? Let me know in the comments or via email! (steve@livingvertical.org)

LivingVertical thrives because of YOU. I (Steve) personally appreciate the fact that you are part of our growing community of active and adventurous people with diabetes.

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Last week I shared a conversation that Stefanie and I had about diversity in the outdoors–here is the interview with Antonio that I mentioned in episode 33 which sparked so much discussion. While this interview is an incredibly powerful account of strength in the face of adversity–it deals with some sobering topics and there is a bit of colorful language. It’s a gritty view of what it means to improve your life, your diabetes diagnosis and your relationships–through adventure. You can also read about this climbing trip to upstate New York in the LivingVertical Blog. This interview is the perfect encapsulation of what Adventure Rx means to me, and I hope that you are moved by the raw honesty that Antonio shares as much as I have been.

Antonio grew up on the streets of Brooklyn and has had an incredible journey that brought him from the military, to gang life, to a diagnosis with type 1 diabetes and most recently to the Gunks where Stefanie and I met him, out climbing with his partner Bruno. We all climbed together and the following day before he headed back down to New York City, we stopped at a local Starbucks for a bit of coffee and a chat in their outdoor seating area–which you will hear in the ambient audio in the interview!

It’s easy to discount the hugeness of the impact that climbing can have in people’s lives. Many perceive it as something which falls between playtime and a death-wish. Antonio’s story is a really powerful example of the ways that lives change as a result of pursuing a closer relationship with the natural world. Certainly I have my own life story, but that is hard to see as significant from a first-person perspective.

A few additional points :

Music for the Adventure Rx podcast was graciously provided by our friends Pattern–I can’t recommend their albums highly enough! If you would like to download their albums and thank them for their contribution to our work click here >> Support Pattern because their music is AMAZING!<<

Support LivingVertical by purchasing one of my photographs:


Love this? Hate it? Let me know in the comments or via email! (steve@livingvertical.org)

LivingVertical thrives because of YOU. I (Steve) personally appreciate the fact that you are part of our growing community of active and adventurous people with diabetes.

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Last week I shared a conversation that Stefanie and I had about diversity in the outdoors–here is the interview with Antonio that I mentioned in episode 33 which sparked so much discussion. While this interview is an incredibly powerful account of strength in the face of adversity–it deals with some sobering topics and there is a bit of colorful language. It’s a gritty view of what it means to improve your life, your diabetes diagnosis and your relationships–through adventure. You can also read about this climbing trip to upstate New York in the LivingVertical Blog. This interview is the perfect encapsulation of what Adventure Rx means to me, and I hope that you are moved by the raw honesty that Antonio shares as much as I have been.

Antonio grew up on the streets of Brooklyn and has had an incredible journey that brought him from the military, to gang life, to a diagnosis with type 1 diabetes and most recently to the Gunks where Stefanie and I met him, out climbing with his partner Bruno. We all climbed together and the following day before he headed back down to New York City, we stopped at a local Starbucks for a bit of coffee and a chat in their outdoor seating area–which you will hear in the ambient audio in the interview!

It’s easy to discount the hugeness of the impact that climbing can have in people’s lives. Many perceive it as something which falls between playtime and a death-wish. Antonio’s story is a really powerful example of the ways that lives change as a result of pursuing a closer relationship with the natural world. Certainly I have my own life story, but that is hard to see as significant from a first-person perspective.

A few additional points :

Music for the Adventure Rx podcast was graciously provided by our friends Pattern–I can’t recommend their albums highly enough! If you would like to download their albums and thank them for their contribution to our work click here >> Support Pattern because their music is AMAZING!<<

Support LivingVertical by purchasing one of my photographs:


Love this? Hate it? Let me know in the comments or via email! (steve@livingvertical.org)

LivingVertical thrives because of YOU. I (Steve) personally appreciate the fact that you are part of our growing community of active and adventurous people with diabetes.

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Episode 33 Climbing, culture and community: diversity in the outdoors http://livingvertical.org/podcast/climbing-culture-and-community-diversity-in-the-outdoors/ Wed, 28 Oct 2015 10:00:08 +0000 Steve Richert http://livingvertical.org/?post_type=podcast&p=3177 How important is diversity in the outdoors? Is it more than an “interesting conversation–or is it vital to the future of environmental conservation? Can it change the lives of real people in measurable ways? In early October, Stefanie and I took a trip to climb in the Gunks in upstate New York. It was supposed to be a chance to get away from “work” and just have some fun in outdoors. As you will hear in this episode, we wound up coming across a significant issue that forced me to break out the audio recorder!

I had planned to meet a fellow type 1 climber from New York City named Antonio. We were going to climb together and I had suggested that maybe he and I could shoot an interview. That was the plan going into the weekend. Now, I’ll ruin the surprise and tell you that I did interview Antonio and you’ll get to take in that episode right here–next week–and it’s one you do not want to miss. But here’s where things went off-script…

Stefanie had a really strong reaction to seeing me climbing with two other people who looked like her. Both Antonio and his climbing partner, Bruno, are Latino and for her to feel cultural commonalities in a climbing scenario was both strange and empowering for her. For me, it was empowering because I had the commonality of climbing and diabetes with both of the guys.

Sometimes I think that my ideas of the importance of seeing ourselves represented in the outdoors (as diabetics) is just me being silly. When I saw the impact it had on Stefanie to experience this same concept on a cultural plane, it really reinforced the importance of how we see ourselves and how that shapes the things we do.

In this episode we discuss Stefanie’s reaction as well as her stories of growing up in a Hispanic family and always feeling like adventure and being outdoors was something that “white families did”. I realize that discussing issues of ethnicity and cultural norms can be uncomfortable–but this is an honest conversation that I am glad we had–and are sharing. It’s really easy to overlook the importance of including everyone in the natural world when we assume that access to adventure is as simple as getting in a car and “going for it”.

I’m not sure what the “answer” is here, other than an opportunity to see a different perspective. More people outdoors, invested in the value of the natural world is inevitably better–not just for the individuals who get a better experience of life but for the future of environmental conservation. If people don’t feel connected to the natural world they won’t have a reason to protect and maintain it.

A few additional points :

Music for the Adventure Rx podcast was graciously provided by our friends Pattern–I can’t recommend their albums highly enough! If you would like to download their albums and thank them for their contribution to our work click here >> Support Pattern because their music is AMAZING!<<

Support LivingVertical by purchasing one of my photographs:


Love this? Hate it? Let me know in the comments or via email! (steve@livingvertical.org)

LivingVertical thrives because of YOU. I (Steve) personally appreciate the fact that you are part of our growing community of active and adventurous people with diabetes.

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How important is diversity in the outdoors? Is it more than an “interesting conversation–or is it vital to the future of environmental conservation? Can it change the lives of real people in measurable ways? In early October, Stefanie and I took a trip to climb in the Gunks in upstate New York. It was supposed to be a chance to get away from “work” and just have some fun in outdoors. As you will hear in this episode, we wound up coming across a significant issue that forced me to break out the audio recorder!

I had planned to meet a fellow type 1 climber from New York City named Antonio. We were going to climb together and I had suggested that maybe he and I could shoot an interview. That was the plan going into the weekend. Now, I’ll ruin the surprise and tell you that I did interview Antonio and you’ll get to take in that episode right here–next week–and it’s one you do not want to miss. But here’s where things went off-script…

Stefanie had a really strong reaction to seeing me climbing with two other people who looked like her. Both Antonio and his climbing partner, Bruno, are Latino and for her to feel cultural commonalities in a climbing scenario was both strange and empowering for her. For me, it was empowering because I had the commonality of climbing and diabetes with both of the guys.

Sometimes I think that my ideas of the importance of seeing ourselves represented in the outdoors (as diabetics) is just me being silly. When I saw the impact it had on Stefanie to experience this same concept on a cultural plane, it really reinforced the importance of how we see ourselves and how that shapes the things we do.

In this episode we discuss Stefanie’s reaction as well as her stories of growing up in a Hispanic family and always feeling like adventure and being outdoors was something that “white families did”. I realize that discussing issues of ethnicity and cultural norms can be uncomfortable–but this is an honest conversation that I am glad we had–and are sharing. It’s really easy to overlook the importance of including everyone in the natural world when we assume that access to adventure is as simple as getting in a car and “going for it”.

I’m not sure what the “answer” is here, other than an opportunity to see a different perspective. More people outdoors, invested in the value of the natural world is inevitably better–not just for the individuals who get a better experience of life but for the future of environmental conservation. If people don’t feel connected to the natural world they won’t have a reason to protect and maintain it.

A few additional points :

Music for the Adventure Rx podcast was graciously provided by our friends Pattern–I can’t recommend their albums highly enough! If you would like to download their albums and thank them for their contribution to our work click here >> Support Pattern because their music is AMAZING!<<

Support LivingVertical by purchasing one of my photographs:


Love this? Hate it? Let me know in the comments or via email! (steve@livingvertical.org)

LivingVertical thrives because of YOU. I (Steve) personally appreciate the fact that you are part of our growing community of active and adventurous people with diabetes.

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Ok, many of you probably haven’t had ALL of these questions. But now that you know our guest for episode 32 can speak to all of these issues and much more, don’t you want to take a listen? Carter is one of the most stoked people I have ever spoken to and after finishing this interview I asked her if she’d be willing to be a member of our team here at LivingVertical because…she is everywhere and is always going for it. This conversation continues to inspire me and I hope it will do the same for you.

In this episode we discuss the following:

  • Life in the jungles of Panama with diabetes
  • Long term back country risk management
  • Learning to find your own limits and ask for help
  • What happens when your partners don’t understand how serious your diabetes is
  • What happens when your partners are willing to be vulnerable and take emotional risks
  • A hospital visit in Egypt that gets…exciting.
  • Which country is the “best” in terms of diabetes affordability (hint: it’s not what you’d expect!)

A few additional points :

Music for the Adventure Rx podcast was graciously provided by our friends Pattern–I can’t recommend their albums highly enough! If you would like to download their albums and thank them for their contribution to our work click here >> Support Pattern because their music is AMAZING!<<

Support LivingVertical by purchasing one of my photographs:


Love this? Hate it? Let me know in the comments or via email! (steve@livingvertical.org)

LivingVertical thrives because of YOU. I (Steve) personally appreciate the fact that you are part of our growing community of active and adventurous people with diabetes.

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What’s it like being stranded at 13,000 feet with a severe hypoglycemic episode but unable to stop and rest because it’s too cold to sit still without freezing? How about dealing with impassable jungle rivers in Panama or free diving in the Red Sea in Egypt? Ever wondered how easy it is to get insulin and syringes through Indonesian customs? It’s hard enough to travel in the US, to say nothing of international travel with type 1 diabetes!

Ok, many of you probably haven’t had ALL of these questions. But now that you know our guest for episode 32 can speak to all of these issues and much more, don’t you want to take a listen? Carter is one of the most stoked people I have ever spoken to and after finishing this interview I asked her if she’d be willing to be a member of our team here at LivingVertical because…she is everywhere and is always going for it. This conversation continues to inspire me and I hope it will do the same for you.

In this episode we discuss the following:

  • Life in the jungles of Panama with diabetes
  • Long term back country risk management
  • Learning to find your own limits and ask for help
  • What happens when your partners don’t understand how serious your diabetes is
  • What happens when your partners are willing to be vulnerable and take emotional risks
  • A hospital visit in Egypt that gets…exciting.
  • Which country is the “best” in terms of diabetes affordability (hint: it’s not what you’d expect!)

A few additional points :

Music for the Adventure Rx podcast was graciously provided by our friends Pattern–I can’t recommend their albums highly enough! If you would like to download their albums and thank them for their contribution to our work click here >> Support Pattern because their music is AMAZING!<<

Support LivingVertical by purchasing one of my photographs:


Love this? Hate it? Let me know in the comments or via email! (steve@livingvertical.org)

LivingVertical thrives because of YOU. I (Steve) personally appreciate the fact that you are part of our growing community of active and adventurous people with diabetes.

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Episode 31 The one where he’s finally left his job: and has a (mild) panic attack http://livingvertical.org/podcast/episode-31-the-one-where-hes-left-his-job-and-has-a-mild-panic-attack/ Wed, 14 Oct 2015 10:30:15 +0000 Steve Richert http://livingvertical.org/?post_type=podcast&p=3141 In the Episode 30 you heard a frank discussion of finances when the security of employment was almost gone. Now, that bridge has been crossed and on the other side comes a feeling of exposure–questioning the decisions that led us here. Was this a good idea–or the opposite of that? Thankfully, I got some input from someone who’s been there before; Carter Clark (that’s one of her photos above)–and this episode is part one of two. She put my mind at–not ease exactly, but something more tolerable than the panic attack I had been experiencing before we discussed how she has managed to visit more than 23 countries in the last year, enjoying climbing, backpacking and living on a shoestring. Did I mention that she’s had type 1 diabetes since the 90’s and totally could relate to my situation?

I need all the inspiration I can get right now and this conversation hit the nail on the head. It’s so easy to accept the limitations of diabetes–not just the high and low blood sugars–but the knowledge that we are dependent from a social and medical standpoint. It’s a very human need to feel free and when your physiology prevents that you must go to great lengths to regain that feeling.  I am realizing through these conversations that it’s always a struggle to stay moving and to stay present in the moment–not slowing down to let fear overtake the decision making process.

A few of the points that I found to be the most compelling in this discussion:

  • The impact that family and friends support makes on decisions to live adventurously.
  • Taking jobs you may not love to earn freedom down the road.
  • Being scrappy and using techniques like rationing and stockpiling insulin and supplies.
  • Bending the fabric of time through frequent relocation (slightly deep philosophical tangent!)
  • Sacrifices of living “on the go”
  • Establishing an “independent contractor” or entrepreneurial mindset

A few additional points :

Music for the Adventure Rx podcast was graciously provided by our friends Pattern–I can’t recommend their albums highly enough! If you would like to download their albums and thank them for their contribution to our work click here >> Support Pattern because their music is AMAZING!<<

Support LivingVertical by purchasing one of my photographs:


Love this? Hate it? Let me know in the comments or via email! (steve@livingvertical.org)

LivingVertical thrives because of YOU. I (Steve) personally appreciate the fact that you are part of our growing community of active and adventurous people with diabetes. I will be offering diabetes coaching services beginning October 1st–for people who are looking to improve their lifestyle, diabetes control, goal setting and adapt their management to unique, active pursuits. Email me for more info steve@livingvertical.org!

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In the Episode 30 you heard a frank discussion of finances when the security of employment was almost gone. Now, that bridge has been crossed and on the other side comes a feeling of exposure–questioning the decisions that led us here. Was this a good idea–or the opposite of that? Thankfully, I got some input from someone who’s been there before; Carter Clark (that’s one of her photos above)–and this episode is part one of two. She put my mind at–not ease exactly, but something more tolerable than the panic attack I had been experiencing before we discussed how she has managed to visit more than 23 countries in the last year, enjoying climbing, backpacking and living on a shoestring. Did I mention that she’s had type 1 diabetes since the 90’s and totally could relate to my situation?

I need all the inspiration I can get right now and this conversation hit the nail on the head. It’s so easy to accept the limitations of diabetes–not just the high and low blood sugars–but the knowledge that we are dependent from a social and medical standpoint. It’s a very human need to feel free and when your physiology prevents that you must go to great lengths to regain that feeling.  I am realizing through these conversations that it’s always a struggle to stay moving and to stay present in the moment–not slowing down to let fear overtake the decision making process.

A few of the points that I found to be the most compelling in this discussion:

  • The impact that family and friends support makes on decisions to live adventurously.
  • Taking jobs you may not love to earn freedom down the road.
  • Being scrappy and using techniques like rationing and stockpiling insulin and supplies.
  • Bending the fabric of time through frequent relocation (slightly deep philosophical tangent!)
  • Sacrifices of living “on the go”
  • Establishing an “independent contractor” or entrepreneurial mindset

A few additional points :

Music for the Adventure Rx podcast was graciously provided by our friends Pattern–I can’t recommend their albums highly enough! If you would like to download their albums and thank them for their contribution to our work click here >> Support Pattern because their music is AMAZING!<<

Support LivingVertical by purchasing one of my photographs:


Love this? Hate it? Let me know in the comments or via email! (steve@livingvertical.org)

LivingVertical thrives because of YOU. I (Steve) personally appreciate the fact that you are part of our growing community of active and adve]]> In the Episode 30 you heard a frank discussion of finances when the security of employment was almost gone. Now, that bridge has been crossed and on the other side comes a feeling of exposure–questioning the decisions that led us here. Was this a good idea–or the opposite of that? Thankfully, I got some input from someone who’s been there before; Carter Clark (that’s one of her photos above)–and this episode is part one of two. She put my mind at–not ease exactly, but something more tolerable than the panic attack I had been experiencing before we discussed how she has managed to visit more than 23 countries in the last year, enjoying climbing, backpacking and living on a shoestring. Did I mention that she’s had type 1 diabetes since the 90’s and totally could relate to my situation?

I need all the inspiration I can get right now and this conversation hit the nail on the head. It’s so easy to accept the limitations of diabetes–not just the high and low blood sugars–but the knowledge that we are dependent from a social and medical standpoint. It’s a very human need to feel free and when your physiology prevents that you must go to great lengths to regain that feeling.  I am realizing through these conversations that it’s always a struggle to stay moving and to stay present in the moment–not slowing down to let fear overtake the decision making process.

A few of the points that I found to be the most compelling in this discussion:

  • The impact that family and friends support makes on decisions to live adventurously.
  • Taking jobs you may not love to earn freedom down the road.
  • Being scrappy and using techniques like rationing and stockpiling insulin and supplies.
  • Bending the fabric of time through frequent relocation (slightly deep philosophical tangent!)
  • Sacrifices of living “on the go”
  • Establishing an “independent contractor” or entrepreneurial mindset

A few additional points :

Music for the Adventure Rx podcast was graciously provided by our friends Pattern–I can’t recommend their albums highly enough! If you would like to download their albums and thank them for their contribution to our work click here >> Support Pattern because their music is AMAZING!<<

Support LivingVertical by purchasing one of my photographs:


Love this? Hate it? Let me know in the comments or via email! (steve@livingvertical.org)

LivingVertical thrives because of YOU. I (Steve) personally appreciate the fact that you are part of our growing community of active and adve]]> clean No no no 36:50 Steve Richert Episode 30 Counting the cost: the dollars and cents of our adventure preparation http://livingvertical.org/podcast/episode-30-counting-the-cost-the-dollars-and-cents-of-our-adventure-preparation/ Fri, 09 Oct 2015 04:49:53 +0000 Steve Richert http://livingvertical.org/?post_type=podcast&p=3131 You don’t have to look far to discover the romance of adventure. It’s in television commercials, media, social media, food and clothing. Being perfectly honest, it’s part of what has made LivingVertical a success and I am wearing a flannel shirt as I write and record this episode. What’s less available are frank discussions of what is required to go beyond the “flannel” and flim-flam. What sort of preparation and negotiations are required for normal people to create a sustainable adventure-based life on the road? What is the balance between free time and work? Are sponsors the answer? How much do you have to have figured out to make the decision to just go for it?

These are all questions that we discuss in this episode. I am looking forward to sharing the snapshot moments we will experience as we journey–the sunsets, milky way night skies, mountain-scapes, alpenglow and wilderness vistas–but I also want to share the process it takes to get there ahead of time. Part of the value of those “postcard moments” are the sacrifices and choices that are required to get you there. I also want to speak to a comment that I heard so often during Project365 and one I anticipate as this venture progresses: “You are so lucky! I wish I could do that!”

Here’s the thing. I won’t pretend that this comment has no merit. I am lucky. Or fortunate. Privileged. Blessed. Call it what you want–I am constantly thankful for that. On the other hand I also know that the opportunity to take on adventure is meaningless without the will to sacrifice comfort in order to take hold of it. Many people who ‘wish‘ they could live an adventure-based life actually mean that they wish that there was a lower barrier to entry. Others may not have any idea what the barrier to entry is in the first place and assume that they couldn’t make it work. I think that the obstacles are going to be different for each person and each situation–but seeing the problem-solving process at work can begin to break down barriers.

In this episode my wife (Stefanie) and I start discussing some of the tough choices we are making with relationship to finances and family as we take on the transition to life on the road. This is less of a how-to episode, although there will be several of those in the near future, because I hope to be able to expand your view of your possibilities as well as sharing my own story as it unfolds. Adventure preparation is where the next chapter of that story begins.

I mentioned the Red River Gorge Halloween meetup in this episode–which is gathering steam and if you’re able to attend that would be awesome! We have about 15 people right now who are planning on attending and there is room for you too!

If you get value from this podcast, please subscribe and share it with a friend! If you’ve done all that and you’d like to contribute financially, hit our new Support Page!

Music for the Adventure Rx podcast was graciously provided by our friends Pattern–I can’t recommend their albums highly enough! If you would like to download their albums and thank them for their contribution to our work click here >> Support Pattern because their music is AMAZING!<<

Support LivingVertical by purchasing one of my photographs:


Love this? Hate it? Let me know in the comments or via email! (steve@livingvertical.org)

LivingVertical thrives because of YOU. I (Steve) personally appreciate the fact that you are part of our growing community of active and adventurous people with diabetes. I will be offering diabetes coaching services beginning October 1st–for people who are looking to improve their lifestyle, diabetes control, goal setting and adapt their management to unique, active pursuits. Email me for more info steve@livingvertical.org!

]]> You don’t have to look far to discover the romance of adventure. It’s in television commercials, media, social media, food and clothing. Being perfectly honest, it’s part of what has made LivingVertical a success and I am wearing a flannel shirt as I write and record this episode. What’s less available are frank discussions of what is required to go beyond the “flannel” and flim-flam. What sort of preparation and negotiations are required for normal people to create a sustainable adventure-based life on the road? What is the balance between free time and work? Are sponsors the answer? How much do you have to have figured out to make the decision to just go for it?

These are all questions that we discuss in this episode. I am looking forward to sharing the snapshot moments we will experience as we journey–the sunsets, milky way night skies, mountain-scapes, alpenglow and wilderness vistas–but I also want to share the process it takes to get there ahead of time. Part of the value of those “postcard moments” are the sacrifices and choices that are required to get you there. I also want to speak to a comment that I heard so often during Project365 and one I anticipate as this venture progresses: “You are so lucky! I wish I could do that!”

Here’s the thing. I won’t pretend that this comment has no merit. I am lucky. Or fortunate. Privileged. Blessed. Call it what you want–I am constantly thankful for that. On the other hand I also know that the opportunity to take on adventure is meaningless without the will to sacrifice comfort in order to take hold of it. Many people who ‘wish‘ they could live an adventure-based life actually mean that they wish that there was a lower barrier to entry. Others may not have any idea what the barrier to entry is in the first place and assume that they couldn’t make it work. I think that the obstacles are going to be different for each person and each situation–but seeing the problem-solving process at work can begin to break down barriers.

In this episode my wife (Stefanie) and I start discussing some of the tough choices we are making with relationship to finances and family as we take on the transition to life on the road. This is less of a how-to episode, although there will be several of those in the near future, because I hope to be able to expand your view of your possibilities as well as sharing my own story as it unfolds. Adventure preparation is where the next chapter of that story begins.

I mentioned the Red River Gorge Halloween meetup in this episode–which is gathering steam and if you’re able to attend that would be awesome! We have about 15 people right now who are planning on attending and there is room for you too!

If you get value from this podcast, please subscribe and share it with a friend! If you’ve done all that and you’d like to contribute financially, hit our new Support Page!

Music for the Adventure Rx podcast was graciously provided by our friends Pattern–I can’t recommend their albums highly enough! If you would like to download their albums and thank them for their contribution to our work click here >> Support Pattern because their music is AMAZING!<<

Support LivingVertical by purchasing one of my photographs: You don’t have to look far to discover the romance of adventure. It’s in television commercials, media, social media, food and clothing. Being perfectly honest, it’s part of what has made LivingVertical a success and I am wearing a flannel shirt as I write and record this episode. What’s less available are frank discussions of what is required to go beyond the “flannel” and flim-flam. What sort of preparation and negotiations are required for normal people to create a sustainable adventure-based life on the road? What is the balance between free time and work? Are sponsors the answer? How much do you have to have figured out to make the decision to just go for it?

These are all questions that we discuss in this episode. I am looking forward to sharing the snapshot moments we will experience as we journey–the sunsets, milky way night skies, mountain-scapes, alpenglow and wilderness vistas–but I also want to share the process it takes to get there ahead of time. Part of the value of those “postcard moments” are the sacrifices and choices that are required to get you there. I also want to speak to a comment that I heard so often during Project365 and one I anticipate as this venture progresses: “You are so lucky! I wish I could do that!”

Here’s the thing. I won’t pretend that this comment has no merit. I am lucky. Or fortunate. Privileged. Blessed. Call it what you want–I am constantly thankful for that. On the other hand I also know that the opportunity to take on adventure is meaningless without the will to sacrifice comfort in order to take hold of it. Many people who ‘wish‘ they could live an adventure-based life actually mean that they wish that there was a lower barrier to entry. Others may not have any idea what the barrier to entry is in the first place and assume that they couldn’t make it work. I think that the obstacles are going to be different for each person and each situation–but seeing the problem-solving process at work can begin to break down barriers.

In this episode my wife (Stefanie) and I start discussing some of the tough choices we are making with relationship to finances and family as we take on the transition to life on the road. This is less of a how-to episode, although there will be several of those in the near future, because I hope to be able to expand your view of your possibilities as well as sharing my own story as it unfolds. Adventure preparation is where the next chapter of that story begins.

I mentioned the Red River Gorge Halloween meetup in this episode–which is gathering steam and if you’re able to attend that would be awesome! We have about 15 people right now who are planning on attending and there is room for you too!

If you get value from this podcast, please subscribe and share it with a friend! If you’ve done all that and you’d like to contribute financially, hit our new Support Page!

Music for the Adventure Rx podcast was graciously provided by our friends Pattern–I can’t recommend their albums highly enough! If you would like to download their albums and thank them for their contribution to our work click here >> Support Pattern because their music is AMAZING!<<

Support LivingVertical by purchasing one of my photographs: clean No no no 29:58 Steve Richert Episode 29 Diet, dogma and type 1 diabetes: finding the right approach for YOU http://livingvertical.org/podcast/episode-29-diet-dogma-and-type-1-diabetes-finding-the-right-approach-for-you/ Wed, 30 Sep 2015 20:12:52 +0000 Steve Richert http://livingvertical.org/?post_type=podcast&p=3091 In the last several months I have written a lot about diet and nutrition on the blog. Click here to read about my recent experimentation and discussions. I have always felt like diet is a powerful tool that can give us the upper hand in our battle with diabetes–and honestly I feel the same is true for those who don’t live with it–and there is a lot of conflicting information out there and as a result we are taught to live in fear of our food or completely ignore it. In this episode I share the balance that I’ve found through applying risk management to this conundrum. It “saves my bacon” in the mountains and it keeps me on top of my diabetes when I’m in the frontcountry. Diabetes is risk management; applying a moderate and thoughtful approach gives YOU the tools to manage your risk rather than placing that responsibility on someone else.

I wrote an eBook compiling my experiments with the ketogenic diet and type 1 diabetes which you can check out here:

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I wrote an eBook compiling my experiments with the ketogenic diet and type 1 diabetes which you can check out here:

screen-shot-2016-09-18-at-12-35-35-pmRead more

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In the last several months I have written a lot about diet and nutrition on the blog. Click here to read about my recent experimentation and discussions. I have always felt like diet is a powerful tool that can give us the upper hand in our battle with diabetes–and honestly I feel the same is true for those who don’t live with it–and there is a lot of conflicting information out there and as a result we are taught to live in fear of our food or completely ignore it. In this episode I share the balance that I’ve found through applying risk management to this conundrum. It “saves my bacon” in the mountains and it keeps me on top of my diabetes when I’m in the frontcountry. Diabetes is risk management; applying a moderate and thoughtful approach gives YOU the tools to manage your risk rather than placing that responsibility on someone else.

I wrote an eBook compiling my experiments with the ketogenic diet and type 1 diabetes which you can check out here:

screen-shot-2016-09-18-at-12-35-35-pmRead more

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Episode 28 The Adventure Manifesto: examining priorities (especially) when it’s uncomfortable http://livingvertical.org/podcast/episode-28-the-adventure-manifesto-examining-priorities-especially-when-its-uncomfortable/ Thu, 24 Sep 2015 21:31:27 +0000 Steve Richert http://livingvertical.org/?post_type=podcast&p=3063 Have you ever thought about what the most important thing is in your life? Is that line of questioning reserved for somber, existential moments that follow some kind of loss or trauma? In this episode I take a moment to reflect on how I developed my value system and why it matters to know what is our priority. Simply put, letting our preferences and our sense of comfort guide us is likely to lead us into half measures and compromise rather than honing our focus so that we can achieve our goals.

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Have you ever thought about what the most important thing is in your life? Is that line of questioning reserved for somber, existential moments that follow some kind of loss or trauma? In this episode I take a moment to reflect on how I developed my value system and why it matters to know what is our priority. Simply put, letting our preferences and our sense of comfort guide us is likely to lead us into half measures and compromise rather than honing our focus so that we can achieve our goals.

Read more

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Have you ever thought about what the most important thing is in your life? Is that line of questioning reserved for somber, existential moments that follow some kind of loss or trauma? In this episode I take a moment to reflect on how I developed my value system and why it matters to know what is our priority. Simply put, letting our preferences and our sense of comfort guide us is likely to lead us into half measures and compromise rather than honing our focus so that we can achieve our goals.

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clean No no no 32:36 Steve Richert
Episode 27 Addressing Medicaid stigma head on: broke, not lazy http://livingvertical.org/podcast/episode-27-addressing-medicaid-stigma-head-on-broke-not-lazy/ Thu, 17 Sep 2015 02:50:35 +0000 Steve Richert http://livingvertical.org/?post_type=podcast&p=3023 This week I wrote this blog in response to this photo.

Rather than repost the entire blog linked above, I’ll just invite you to click it and read.

In this episode:

  • New music for Adventure RX! Support Pattern because their music is AMAZING!
  • A recent hubbub online about medicaid: does broke mean lazy? (hint: it does not)
  • My story: Growing up and learning about how lucky I was when I needed Medicaid as an adult
  • Trying out a shorter, more narrative podcast format (to change things up at times)

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This week I wrote this blog in response to this photo.

Rather than repost the entire blog linked above, I’ll just invite you to click it and read.

In this episode:

  • New music for Adventure RX! Support Pattern because their music is AMAZING!
  • A recent hubbub online about medicaid: does broke mean lazy? (hint: it does not)
  • My story: Growing up and learning about how lucky I was when I needed Medicaid as an adult
  • Trying out a shorter, more narrative podcast format (to change things up at times)

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This week I wrote this blog in response to this photo.

Rather than repost the entire blog linked above, I’ll just invite you to click it and read.

In this episode:

  • New music for Adventure RX! Support Pattern because their music is AMAZING!
  • A recent hubbub online about medicaid: does broke mean lazy? (hint: it does not)
  • My story: Growing up and learning about how lucky I was when I needed Medicaid as an adult
  • Trying out a shorter, more narrative podcast format (to change things up at times)

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Episode 26 Chelsea Gelbart: From diagnosis-to-Dia-badass in 90 days http://livingvertical.org/podcast/episode-26-chelsea-gelbart-from-diagnosis-to-dia-badass-in-90-days/ Fri, 11 Sep 2015 09:45:59 +0000 Steve Richert http://livingvertical.org/?post_type=podcast&p=2978 There are many things that escape my memory on a regular basis, even in the short term. One thing I am constantly aware of is how many gaps I have in my memory of diagnosis. When Chelsea emailed me after she had been diagnosed this spring, I was really excited to able to have that first “other person with diabetes” contact. She had been climbing before type1 and when she got home from the hospital she googled “climbing with diabetes” and that’s how we connected. In Episode 26 we discuss her first 90 days of living with type 1 which included climbing in Yosemite, the Alps and some pretty exciting mishaps along the way!

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There are many things that escape my memory on a regular basis, even in the short term. One thing I am constantly aware of is how many gaps I have in my memory of diagnosis. When Chelsea emailed me after she had been diagnosed this spring, I was really excited to able to have that first “other person with diabetes” contact. She had been climbing before type1 and when she got home from the hospital she googled “climbing with diabetes” and that’s how we connected. In Episode 26 we discuss her first 90 days of living with type 1 which included climbing in Yosemite, the Alps and some pretty exciting mishaps along the way!

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There are many things that escape my memory on a regular basis, even in the short term. One thing I am constantly aware of is how many gaps I have in my memory of diagnosis. When Chelsea emailed me after she had been diagnosed this spring, I was really excited to able to have that first “other person with diabetes” contact. She had been climbing before type1 and when she got home from the hospital she googled “climbing with diabetes” and that’s how we connected. In Episode 26 we discuss her first 90 days of living with type 1 which included climbing in Yosemite, the Alps and some pretty exciting mishaps along the way!

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Episode 25 "Non-compliant diabetic" athlete Scott Cooper on aging, type1 diabetes and pushing limits in spite of complications http://livingvertical.org/podcast/episode-25-non-compliant-diabetic-athlete-scott-cooper-on-aging-type1-diabetes-and-pushing-limits-in-spite-of-complications/ Wed, 02 Sep 2015 22:26:08 +0000 Steve Richert http://livingvertical.org/?post_type=podcast&p=2911 A few months ago I wrote this blog post titled: Non-Compliant.

That’s a word that gets used a lot in diabetes and it’s often poorly received. Over the following months, I began exploring the use of that term as a badge of honor–for those who refuse to comply with the often distorted expectations of society.

In this 25th episode Scott Cooper discusses the way in which he deals with the aging process and the implications it carries in terms of diabetes. He recently completed a solo, “double century” ride (200 miles in one day) which is no small feat for any athlete at any age. Scott has been living with Type1 Diabetes for 24 years and is 45 years old.

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A few months ago I wrote this blog post titled: Non-Compliant.

That’s a word that gets used a lot in diabetes and it’s often poorly received. Over the following months, I began exploring the use of that term as a badge of honor–for those who refuse to comply with the often distorted expectations of society.

In this 25th episode Scott Cooper discusses the way in which he deals with the aging process and the implications it carries in terms of diabetes. He recently completed a solo, “double century” ride (200 miles in one day) which is no small feat for any athlete at any age. Scott has been living with Type1 Diabetes for 24 years and is 45 years old.

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A few months ago I wrote this blog post titled: Non-Compliant.

That’s a word that gets used a lot in diabetes and it’s often poorly received. Over the following months, I began exploring the use of that term as a badge of honor–for those who refuse to comply with the often distorted expectations of society.

In this 25th episode Scott Cooper discusses the way in which he deals with the aging process and the implications it carries in terms of diabetes. He recently completed a solo, “double century” ride (200 miles in one day) which is no small feat for any athlete at any age. Scott has been living with Type1 Diabetes for 24 years and is 45 years old.

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Episode 24 Choosing adventure (part 2): Hiking the Appalachian Trail with type1 diabetes http://livingvertical.org/podcast/choosing-adventure-part-2-hiking-the-appalachian-trail-with-type1-diabetes/ Wed, 26 Aug 2015 23:12:43 +0000 Steve Richert http://livingvertical.org/?post_type=podcast&p=2888 Here is part two of my interview with Mark Yaeger who is hiking the Appalachian Trail with type1 diabetes. If you haven’t heard the first interview or read the blog I wrote about it then make sure to check those out first! In this episode we discuss the following topics (I do use a little “colorful language” at various points during the conversation, so please be aware of that if you’re sensitive):

  • Risk management with  (and without) type 1 in the mix: diabetes alert tags and tattoos
  • Simplifying and downsizing: how it’s possible to do more with less
  • Sponsorship: it’s awesome to have but how does it change you?
  • Getting from there to here: where do you start if you are inspired to try a project this big?

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Here is part two of my interview with Mark Yaeger who is hiking the Appalachian Trail with type1 diabetes. If you haven’t heard the first interview or read the blog I wrote about it then make sure to check those out first! In this episode we discuss the following topics (I do use a little “colorful language” at various points during the conversation, so please be aware of that if you’re sensitive):

  • Risk management with  (and without) type 1 in the mix: diabetes alert tags and tattoos
  • Simplifying and downsizing: how it’s possible to do more with less
  • Sponsorship: it’s awesome to have but how does it change you?
  • Getting from there to here: where do you start if you are inspired to try a project this big?

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Here is part two of my interview with Mark Yaeger who is hiking the Appalachian Trail with type1 diabetes. If you haven’t heard the first interview or read the blog I wrote about it then make sure to check those out first! In this episode we discuss the following topics (I do use a little “colorful language” at various points during the conversation, so please be aware of that if you’re sensitive):

  • Risk management with  (and without) type 1 in the mix: diabetes alert tags and tattoos
  • Simplifying and downsizing: how it’s possible to do more with less
  • Sponsorship: it’s awesome to have but how does it change you?
  • Getting from there to here: where do you start if you are inspired to try a project this big?

Read more

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Episode 23 Choosing adventure (part 1): Hiking the Appalachian trail with type 1 diabetes http://livingvertical.org/podcast/choosing-adventure-part-1-hiking-the-appalachian-trail-with-type-1-diabetes/ Thu, 20 Aug 2015 10:06:51 +0000 Steve Richert http://livingvertical.org/?post_type=podcast&p=2810 In this episode, I am proud to bring to you a very special interview with Mark Yaeger. I met mark through the serendipity of social media–instagram to be exact. Someone tagged me in a post by Steven Mills Photography that featured a portrait of a guy named Mark who was hiking the Appalachian Trail with type 1 diabetes. I reached out to Steven Mills and he was kind enough to share Mark’s info with me and soon I was in contact with Mark. We initially connected as he was entering Pennsylvania and I was excited to hear that he was heading north because this meant that he would have to pass within several hours of where I am living currently in eastern Massachusetts–and this would be a perfect opportunity for a podcast interview.

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In this episode, I am proud to bring to you a very special interview with Mark Yaeger. I met mark through the serendipity of social media–instagram to be exact. Someone tagged me in a post by Steven Mills Photography that featured a portrait of a guy named Mark who was hiking the Appalachian Trail with type 1 diabetes. I reached out to Steven Mills and he was kind enough to share Mark’s info with me and soon I was in contact with Mark. We initially connected as he was entering Pennsylvania and I was excited to hear that he was heading north because this meant that he would have to pass within several hours of where I am living currently in eastern Massachusetts–and this would be a perfect opportunity for a podcast interview.

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In this episode, I am proud to bring to you a very special interview with Mark Yaeger. I met mark through the serendipity of social media–instagram to be exact. Someone tagged me in a post by Steven Mills Photography that featured a portrait of a guy named Mark who was hiking the Appalachian Trail with type 1 diabetes. I reached out to Steven Mills and he was kind enough to share Mark’s info with me and soon I was in contact with Mark. We initially connected as he was entering Pennsylvania and I was excited to hear that he was heading north because this meant that he would have to pass within several hours of where I am living currently in eastern Massachusetts–and this would be a perfect opportunity for a podcast interview.

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Episode 22 Doctors and Parents promoting adventure: Rock Type1 http://livingvertical.org/podcast/episode-22-doctors-and-parents-promoting-adventure-rock-type1/ Thu, 13 Aug 2015 11:53:59 +0000 Steve Richert http://livingvertical.org/?post_type=podcast&p=2800 In my work promoting adventure as a means to empower and improve life with a chronic illness, I have always felt somewhat inadequate when trying to encourage parents to get their kids outside and pushing their limits. Becoming a parent myself has helped a little bit, but at the end of the day, what do I really know about the fears and burdens of raising a young person with Type1 diabetes? Probably not much, a fact that I am reminded of when I poke my head up and express an opinion about the controversial topic of parenting with diabetes.

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In my work promoting adventure as a means to empower and improve life with a chronic illness, I have always felt somewhat inadequate when trying to encourage parents to get their kids outside and pushing their limits. Becoming a parent myself has helped a little bit, but at the end of the day, what do I really know about the fears and burdens of raising a young person with Type1 diabetes? Probably not much, a fact that I am reminded of when I poke my head up and express an opinion about the controversial topic of parenting with diabetes.

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In my work promoting adventure as a means to empower and improve life with a chronic illness, I have always felt somewhat inadequate when trying to encourage parents to get their kids outside and pushing their limits. Becoming a parent myself has helped a little bit, but at the end of the day, what do I really know about the fears and burdens of raising a young person with Type1 diabetes? Probably not much, a fact that I am reminded of when I poke my head up and express an opinion about the controversial topic of parenting with diabetes.

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Ep 21 LivingVertical returns from Spain–with announcements! http://livingvertical.org/podcast/ep-21-livingvertical-returns-from-spain-with-announcements/ Thu, 06 Aug 2015 10:00:43 +0000 Steve Richert http://livingvertical.org/?post_type=podcast&p=2757 It has been a taxing several weeks for you without new episodes, I am sure–but you can all breathe easy, because the LV podcast is back up and running and…there is a lot of great stuff in the works, much of which I am outlining in this 21st episode! The recording closet and cardboard box studio is back up and running after a catastrophic and ill-timed failure!

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It has been a taxing several weeks for you without new episodes, I am sure–but you can all breathe easy, because the LV podcast is back up and running and…there is a lot of great stuff in the works, much of which I am outlining in this 21st episode! The recording closet and cardboard box studio is back up and running after a catastrophic and ill-timed failure!

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It has been a taxing several weeks for you without new episodes, I am sure–but you can all breathe easy, because the LV podcast is back up and running and…there is a lot of great stuff in the works, much of which I am outlining in this 21st episode! The recording closet and cardboard box studio is back up and running after a catastrophic and ill-timed failure!

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Ep 20 The experiment: high carb low fat plant based diet http://livingvertical.org/podcast/ep-20-the-experiment-high-carb-low-fat-plant-based-diet/ Thu, 09 Jul 2015 08:00:20 +0000 Steve Richert http://livingvertical.org/?post_type=podcast&p=2532 At the end of May I decided to try an experiment with my diet. I had always embraced a LCHF diet, based predominately off of Dr Bernstein’s Diabetes solution and found it to be good for my blood sugar but lacking in terms of athletic performance. The idea of embracing carbs was anathema, but I had heard about a different method that went completely the opposite way–a High Carb Low Fat Plant Based diet. I know that’s a mouthful but I decided to try it for a month to see if I could increase my carb intake without derailing my blood sugar control.

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At the end of May I decided to try an experiment with my diet. I had always embraced a LCHF diet, based predominately off of Dr Bernstein’s Diabetes solution and found it to be good for my blood sugar but lacking in terms of athletic performance. The idea of embracing carbs was anathema, but I had heard about a different method that went completely the opposite way–a High Carb Low Fat Plant Based diet. I know that’s a mouthful but I decided to try it for a month to see if I could increase my carb intake without derailing my blood sugar control.

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At the end of May I decided to try an experiment with my diet. I had always embraced a LCHF diet, based predominately off of Dr Bernstein’s Diabetes solution and found it to be good for my blood sugar but lacking in terms of athletic performance. The idea of embracing carbs was anathema, but I had heard about a different method that went completely the opposite way–a High Carb Low Fat Plant Based diet. I know that’s a mouthful but I decided to try it for a month to see if I could increase my carb intake without derailing my blood sugar control.

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Ep 19: Crossfit and diabetes-when is enough enough? http://livingvertical.org/podcast/ep-19-crossfit-and-diabetes-when-is-enough-enough/ Fri, 03 Jul 2015 00:53:28 +0000 Steve Richert http://livingvertical.org/?post_type=podcast&p=2482 Hang on to your toupees, folks, I know there has been a huge amount of coverage of late about the Crossfit debacle on twitter and I try to get through it in a hurry. This is a short format monologue, stream of consciousness style. Or rant.

In this episode I discuss the bigger picture of society and its view of diabetes–and why this has been a really poignant moment for us to come together as a community and make a statement. Crossfit and diabetes is a smaller indication of the larger problem of stigmatizing diabetes and making it shameful and something that is automatically associated with laziness or apathy towards health. So what does it mean–and more importantly where do we go now that we’ve had our say? Do we need an official autopsy to confirm the horse is dead and that we can put down our bats and go home? There must be a vision toward next steps and positive educational moves.

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Hang on to your toupees, folks, I know there has been a huge amount of coverage of late about the Crossfit debacle on twitter and I try to get through it in a hurry. This is a short format monologue, stream of consciousness style. Or rant.

In this episode I discuss the bigger picture of society and its view of diabetes–and why this has been a really poignant moment for us to come together as a community and make a statement. Crossfit and diabetes is a smaller indication of the larger problem of stigmatizing diabetes and making it shameful and something that is automatically associated with laziness or apathy towards health. So what does it mean–and more importantly where do we go now that we’ve had our say? Do we need an official autopsy to confirm the horse is dead and that we can put down our bats and go home? There must be a vision toward next steps and positive educational moves.

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Hang on to your toupees, folks, I know there has been a huge amount of coverage of late about the Crossfit debacle on twitter and I try to get through it in a hurry. This is a short format monologue, stream of consciousness style. Or rant.

In this episode I discuss the bigger picture of society and its view of diabetes–and why this has been a really poignant moment for us to come together as a community and make a statement. Crossfit and diabetes is a smaller indication of the larger problem of stigmatizing diabetes and making it shameful and something that is automatically associated with laziness or apathy towards health. So what does it mean–and more importantly where do we go now that we’ve had our say? Do we need an official autopsy to confirm the horse is dead and that we can put down our bats and go home? There must be a vision toward next steps and positive educational moves.

Read more

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Ep 18 Josie Johnson: Backpacking with diabetes for the first time http://livingvertical.org/podcast/ep-18-josie-johnson-backpacking-with-diabetes-for-the-first-time/ Thu, 02 Jul 2015 08:00:20 +0000 Steve Richert http://livingvertical.org/?post_type=podcast&p=2426 We all love hearing inspiring stories from experts or people who have developed expertise as adventurers with diabetes–but I think it’s really helpful to hear from people who are starting on the path of adventuring or getting active in the outdoors too. There are a lot of lessons that we learn that over time become second nature and when someone asks us how do we do this or that–it’s tough to answer. I was stoked to meet Josie through the GoBeyond Diabetes initiative where we started discussing her experience backpacking with diabetes for the first time–and I’d love to have you involved as well. Check out the post about it here–and submit your photos/info via email steve@livingvertical.org .

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We all love hearing inspiring stories from experts or people who have developed expertise as adventurers with diabetes–but I think it’s really helpful to hear from people who are starting on the path of adventuring or getting active in the outdoors too. There are a lot of lessons that we learn that over time become second nature and when someone asks us how do we do this or that–it’s tough to answer. I was stoked to meet Josie through the GoBeyond Diabetes initiative where we started discussing her experience backpacking with diabetes for the first time–and I’d love to have you involved as well. Check out the post about it here–and submit your photos/info via email steve@livingvertical.org .

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We all love hearing inspiring stories from experts or people who have developed expertise as adventurers with diabetes–but I think it’s really helpful to hear from people who are starting on the path of adventuring or getting active in the outdoors too. There are a lot of lessons that we learn that over time become second nature and when someone asks us how do we do this or that–it’s tough to answer. I was stoked to meet Josie through the GoBeyond Diabetes initiative where we started discussing her experience backpacking with diabetes for the first time–and I’d love to have you involved as well. Check out the post about it here–and submit your photos/info via email steve@livingvertical.org .

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Ep 17 Joel Livesey: 100 miles of running with diabetes http://livingvertical.org/podcast/ep-17-joel-livesey-100-miles-of-running-with-diabetes/ Thu, 25 Jun 2015 08:00:00 +0000 Steve Richert http://livingvertical.org/?post_type=podcast&p=2353 running with diabetes type 1 diabetic runner

I’ve always been pretty transparent about the fact that I’m not a runner. It’s something that baffles me and is, in a sense beyond me. That’s why I knew I had to get an interview with Joel out to the LivingVertical community. He has an incredible story–a journey from dark and desperate places to a diagnosis with type1 diabetes–and an unquenchable love for running with diabetes that came out of all that struggle.

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running with diabetes type 1 diabetic runner

I’ve always been pretty transparent about the fact that I’m not a runner. It’s something that baffles me and is, in a sense beyond me. That’s why I knew I had to get an interview with Joel out to the LivingVertical community. He has an incredible story–a journey from dark and desperate places to a diagnosis with type1 diabetes–and an unquenchable love for running with diabetes that came out of all that struggle.

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running with diabetes type 1 diabetic runner

I’ve always been pretty transparent about the fact that I’m not a runner. It’s something that baffles me and is, in a sense beyond me. That’s why I knew I had to get an interview with Joel out to the LivingVertical community. He has an incredible story–a journey from dark and desperate places to a diagnosis with type1 diabetes–and an unquenchable love for running with diabetes that came out of all that struggle.

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Ep 16 Andres Arriaga: stronger with diabetes http://livingvertical.org/podcast/ep-16-andres-arriaga-stronger-with-diabetes/ Mon, 15 Jun 2015 00:11:44 +0000 Steve Richert http://livingvertical.org/?post_type=podcast&p=2282 You will notice some changes around the podcast–which are all part of the organic growth process! I am experimenting with a new logo, some new music and a new show format. Let me know how you like it by leaving a review on iTunes and in the comments below!

Here is what happened: basically when I created this diabetes podcast, it was the “LivingVertical Diabeticast” which I couldn’t quite fall in love with as I went on. I felt like the focus shouldn’t be on the “Diabetes” part of the name but rather on the “LivingVertical” part. At the end of the day I don’t set goals based on what my pancreas can’t ever do again. That seems like it would be silly. My focal point is, literally, Living truthfully deliberately and fully in the Vertical world, hence the name of this website. I decided that the name of this podcast should simply reflect that.

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You will notice some changes around the podcast–which are all part of the organic growth process! I am experimenting with a new logo, some new music and a new show format. Let me know how you like it by leaving a review on iTunes and in the comments below!

Here is what happened: basically when I created this diabetes podcast, it was the “LivingVertical Diabeticast” which I couldn’t quite fall in love with as I went on. I felt like the focus shouldn’t be on the “Diabetes” part of the name but rather on the “LivingVertical” part. At the end of the day I don’t set goals based on what my pancreas can’t ever do again. That seems like it would be silly. My focal point is, literally, Living truthfully deliberately and fully in the Vertical world, hence the name of this website. I decided that the name of this podcast should simply reflect that.

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You will notice some changes around the podcast–which are all part of the organic growth process! I am experimenting with a new logo, some new music and a new show format. Let me know how you like it by leaving a review on iTunes and in the comments below!

Here is what happened: basically when I created this diabetes podcast, it was the “LivingVertical Diabeticast” which I couldn’t quite fall in love with as I went on. I felt like the focus shouldn’t be on the “Diabetes” part of the name but rather on the “LivingVertical” part. At the end of the day I don’t set goals based on what my pancreas can’t ever do again. That seems like it would be silly. My focal point is, literally, Living truthfully deliberately and fully in the Vertical world, hence the name of this website. I decided that the name of this podcast should simply reflect that.

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Ep 15 About compliance: new project, fresh inspiration. http://livingvertical.org/podcast/about-compliance-new-project-fresh-inspiration/ Sat, 16 May 2015 21:23:42 +0000 Steve Richert http://livingvertical.org/?post_type=podcast&p=2100 I wrote a blog about a week ago about the meaning of compliance–and while lots of people have feelings about the clinical meaning and use of that label for people with diabetes, I have been thinking more about what it means for LivingVertical. This episode explores the next project that I will be doing–and how it’s not like other projects because it’s a little more focused on what inspires me rather than what might fit into a potential sponsors marketing plan or what will be the next ice bucket challenge.

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I wrote a blog about a week ago about the meaning of compliance–and while lots of people have feelings about the clinical meaning and use of that label for people with diabetes, I have been thinking more about what it means for LivingVertical. This episode explores the next project that I will be doing–and how it’s not like other projects because it’s a little more focused on what inspires me rather than what might fit into a potential sponsors marketing plan or what will be the next ice bucket challenge.

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I wrote a blog about a week ago about the meaning of compliance–and while lots of people have feelings about the clinical meaning and use of that label for people with diabetes, I have been thinking more about what it means for LivingVertical. This episode explores the next project that I will be doing–and how it’s not like other projects because it’s a little more focused on what inspires me rather than what might fit into a potential sponsors marketing plan or what will be the next ice bucket challenge.

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Ep 14 Saying goodbye to the low carb diet http://livingvertical.org/podcast/saying-goodbye-to-the-low-carb-diet-lifestyle/ Wed, 08 Apr 2015 20:39:25 +0000 Steve Richert http://test.livingvertical.org/?post_type=podcast&p=1995  

A lot has happened since the last time I sat down to record a podcast. If you’re reading this on the new website–well, that’s one of them–and there’s more! In this episode we discuss ideas for upcoming climbing projects, the effect of the CGM on my training and nutrition, and we are officially welcoming Blake McCord to the LivingVertical team as our visual director!
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A lot has happened since the last time I sat down to record a podcast. If you’re reading this on the new website–well, that’s one of them–and there’s more! In this episode we discuss ideas for upcoming climbing projects, the effect of the CGM on my training and nutrition, and we are officially welcoming Blake McCord to the LivingVertical team as our visual director!
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A lot has happened since the last time I sat down to record a podcast. If you’re reading this on the new website–well, that’s one of them–and there’s more! In this episode we discuss ideas for upcoming climbing projects, the effect of the CGM on my training and nutrition, and we are officially welcoming Blake McCord to the LivingVertical team as our visual director!
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Ep 13 The “Other Half” Of Project365: My Wife Stefanie (Part 2 Of 2) http://livingvertical.org/podcast/the-other-half-of-project365-my-wife-stefanie-part-2-of-2/ Thu, 12 Feb 2015 23:28:32 +0000 Steve Richert http://test.livingvertical.org/?post_type=podcast&p=1974 This is part two of my interview with my wife Stefanie about the Project365 documentary. Enjoy–and thank you for your continued support. We are getting back on the road for the beginning of a new project–details, photos and podcasts will be forthcoming in several weeks. Until then…

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This is part two of my interview with my wife Stefanie about the Project365 documentary. Enjoy–and thank you for your continued support. We are getting back on the road for the beginning of a new project–details, photos and podcasts will be forthcoming in several weeks. Until then…

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This is part two of my interview with my wife Stefanie about the Project365 documentary. Enjoy–and thank you for your continued support. We are getting back on the road for the beginning of a new project–details, photos and podcasts will be forthcoming in several weeks. Until then…

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Ep 12 The "other half" of Project365: my wife Stefanie (part 1 of 2) http://livingvertical.org/podcast/the-other-half-of-project365-my-wife-stefanie-part-1-of-2/ Mon, 09 Feb 2015 08:12:49 +0000 Steve Richert http://test.livingvertical.org/?post_type=podcast&p=1971  

Many people know LivingVertical through my writing and photos. It’s no secret that I am the face of this mission, but there’s a lot more to it than that. In this episode of the diabeticast, I actually interview Stefanie and get her thoughts on what it felt like to embark on a seemingly Quixotic quest–in a supporting role that asked a lot and often gave little in return. There’s no question in my mind that this entire effort took a huge personal toll on us–as individuals and the relationship we shared–and that didn’t really make it into the film, although many people who are intuitive enough to know have asked privately about the impact it had.

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Many people know LivingVertical through my writing and photos. It’s no secret that I am the face of this mission, but there’s a lot more to it than that. In this episode of the diabeticast, I actually interview Stefanie and get her thoughts on what it felt like to embark on a seemingly Quixotic quest–in a supporting role that asked a lot and often gave little in return. There’s no question in my mind that this entire effort took a huge personal toll on us–as individuals and the relationship we shared–and that didn’t really make it into the film, although many people who are intuitive enough to know have asked privately about the impact it had.

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Many people know LivingVertical through my writing and photos. It’s no secret that I am the face of this mission, but there’s a lot more to it than that. In this episode of the diabeticast, I actually interview Stefanie and get her thoughts on what it felt like to embark on a seemingly Quixotic quest–in a supporting role that asked a lot and often gave little in return. There’s no question in my mind that this entire effort took a huge personal toll on us–as individuals and the relationship we shared–and that didn’t really make it into the film, although many people who are intuitive enough to know have asked privately about the impact it had.

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Ep 11 Project365 Q&A (part 2 of 2) http://livingvertical.org/podcast/project365-qa-part-2-of-2/ Fri, 06 Feb 2015 07:35:38 +0000 Steve Richert http://test.livingvertical.org/?post_type=podcast&p=1968 Part 2 of our audience questions: this episode covers some interesting terrain–what did Stefanie and I do before Project365, did we leave jobs for the project, who was the film aimed at and what was the main message?

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Part 2 of our audience questions: this episode covers some interesting terrain–what did Stefanie and I do before Project365, did we leave jobs for the project, who was the film aimed at and what was the main message?

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Part 2 of our audience questions: this episode covers some interesting terrain–what did Stefanie and I do before Project365, did we leave jobs for the project, who was the film aimed at and what was the main message?

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Ep 10 Project365 Q&A (part 1 of 2) http://livingvertical.org/podcast/project365-qa-part-1-of-2/ Mon, 02 Feb 2015 03:22:27 +0000 Steve Richert http://test.livingvertical.org/?post_type=podcast&p=1953 With the recent release of the Project365 documentary (watch it now!) I have been thinking about how much of the year didn’t make it into the film–and how much of that information really deepens the value of the entire undertaking. Here is part 1 of the Q & A that I collected from our supporters via social media and email. Part 2 coming soon as well as an interview with my wife Stefanie about her role in the project!

Music provided by: Ken Hamm

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With the recent release of the Project365 documentary (watch it now!) I have been thinking about how much of the year didn’t make it into the film–and how much of that information really deepens the value of the entire undertaking. Here is part 1 of the Q & A that I collected from our supporters via social media and email. Part 2 coming soon as well as an interview with my wife Stefanie about her role in the project!

Music provided by: Ken Hamm

Project 365 cover

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With the recent release of the Project365 documentary (watch it now!) I have been thinking about how much of the year didn’t make it into the film–and how much of that information really deepens the value of the entire undertaking. Here is part 1 of the Q & A that I collected from our supporters via social media and email. Part 2 coming soon as well as an interview with my wife Stefanie about her role in the project!

Music provided by: Ken Hamm

Project 365 cover

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Ep 9 Edward Abbey meets diabetes advocacy http://livingvertical.org/podcast/edward-abbey-meets-diabetes-advocacy/ Thu, 29 Jan 2015 20:00:41 +0000 Steve Richert http://test.livingvertical.org/?post_type=podcast&p=1938 “Sentiment without action is the death of the soul” –Edward Abbey

What constitutes diabetes advocacy? Where is the line between advocacy and just “talking”? Action is the value that I keep returning to when I turn the lens of self reflection on my work. It’s the gold standard that I strive to achieve–to do more than just make noise and instead, make change. It’s not easy, obviously–and getting action to happen often requires some talking in the process!

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“Sentiment without action is the death of the soul” –Edward Abbey

What constitutes diabetes advocacy? Where is the line between advocacy and just “talking”? Action is the value that I keep returning to when I turn the lens of self reflection on my work. It’s the gold standard that I strive to achieve–to do more than just make noise and instead, make change. It’s not easy, obviously–and getting action to happen often requires some talking in the process!

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“Sentiment without action is the death of the soul” –Edward Abbey

What constitutes diabetes advocacy? Where is the line between advocacy and just “talking”? Action is the value that I keep returning to when I turn the lens of self reflection on my work. It’s the gold standard that I strive to achieve–to do more than just make noise and instead, make change. It’s not easy, obviously–and getting action to happen often requires some talking in the process!

Read more

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Ep 8 Risk and Reward – Kilimanjaro, Yosemite and T1D http://livingvertical.org/podcast/risk-and-reward/ Tue, 20 Jan 2015 07:15:43 +0000 Steve Richert http://test.livingvertical.org/?post_type=podcast&p=1760 Welcome to the first episode of 2015!

We have a lot of exciting things coming your way this year; new climbing projects, new films, old(er) films that will be released for the first time and of course more discussion and engagement of LIFE with diabetes from an empowering standpoint.

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Welcome to the first episode of 2015!

We have a lot of exciting things coming your way this year; new climbing projects, new films, old(er) films that will be released for the first time and of course more discussion and engagement of LIFE with diabetes from an empowering standpoint.

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Welcome to the first episode of 2015!

We have a lot of exciting things coming your way this year; new climbing projects, new films, old(er) films that will be released for the first time and of course more discussion and engagement of LIFE with diabetes from an empowering standpoint.

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Ep 7 A fresh look at diabetes research from a skeptics position http://livingvertical.org/podcast/a-fresh-look-at-diabetes-research-from-a-skeptics-position/ Sat, 13 Dec 2014 08:12:35 +0000 Steve Richert http://test.livingvertical.org/?post_type=podcast&p=1840 If you have followed LivingVertical for a while you will probably know that I have had a fairly strained relationship with diabetes research over the years. At best I’ve been pretty ambivalent about it–and other times I’ve been downright frustrated with promises of “pie in the sky”. Now, I have taken a job working at a research non-profit startup and it’s really changed my view and given me hope.

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If you have followed LivingVertical for a while you will probably know that I have had a fairly strained relationship with diabetes research over the years. At best I’ve been pretty ambivalent about it–and other times I’ve been downright frustrated with promises of “pie in the sky”. Now, I have taken a job working at a research non-profit startup and it’s really changed my view and given me hope.

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If you have followed LivingVertical for a while you will probably know that I have had a fairly strained relationship with diabetes research over the years. At best I’ve been pretty ambivalent about it–and other times I’ve been downright frustrated with promises of “pie in the sky”. Now, I have taken a job working at a research non-profit startup and it’s really changed my view and given me hope.

Read more

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Ep 6 The Wind River Project (interview with Matt Spohn) http://livingvertical.org/podcast/the-wind-river-project/ Sun, 30 Nov 2014 08:13:28 +0000 Steve Richert http://test.livingvertical.org/?post_type=podcast&p=1842 I have always aimed to send a strong message to the world about what is “possible” while living with diabetes–and climbing has proven an ample medium for that. No type of climbing typifies self reliance and adventure more than climbing first ascents–being the first party to travel up a rock face via a given series of features. It’s creative, it’s unknown and it’s significant–because it’s not a place where people with diabetes “belong”. 

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I have always aimed to send a strong message to the world about what is “possible” while living with diabetes–and climbing has proven an ample medium for that. No type of climbing typifies self reliance and adventure more than climbing first ascents–being the first party to travel up a rock face via a given series of features. It’s creative, it’s unknown and it’s significant–because it’s not a place where people with diabetes “belong”. 

Read more

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I have always aimed to send a strong message to the world about what is “possible” while living with diabetes–and climbing has proven an ample medium for that. No type of climbing typifies self reliance and adventure more than climbing first ascents–being the first party to travel up a rock face via a given series of features. It’s creative, it’s unknown and it’s significant–because it’s not a place where people with diabetes “belong”. 

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Ep 5 Five Reasons I hate Diabetes Awareness Month (and few reasons that I don’t!) http://livingvertical.org/podcast/5-reasons-i-hate-diabetes-awareness-month/ Sun, 02 Nov 2014 08:22:41 +0000 Steve Richert http://test.livingvertical.org/?post_type=podcast&p=1845 I just recorded episode 5 of the LivingVertical Diabeticast and it may shock you to hear that I sort of cringe in late October knowing that November is “all about diabetes”. So rather than just keep my feelings to myself, I decided to share 5 reasons that the month of November and the inundation of all things diabetes are difficult for me. See, I don’t hate diabetes–or diabetes awareness. Quite the opposite, as I have dedicated much of my life to sharing and promoting awareness. It’s just hard to live with diabetes and spend your life streamlining diabetes as a condition so it doesn’t require constant attention being drawn to it–and then turn around and have a month where you have to undo all of that in order to get people to notice all the effort of the previous 11 months!

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I just recorded episode 5 of the LivingVertical Diabeticast and it may shock you to hear that I sort of cringe in late October knowing that November is “all about diabetes”. So rather than just keep my feelings to myself, I decided to share 5 reasons that the month of November and the inundation of all things diabetes are difficult for me. See, I don’t hate diabetes–or diabetes awareness. Quite the opposite, as I have dedicated much of my life to sharing and promoting awareness. It’s just hard to live with diabetes and spend your life streamlining diabetes as a condition so it doesn’t require constant attention being drawn to it–and then turn around and have a month where you have to undo all of that in order to get people to notice all the effort of the previous 11 months!

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I just recorded episode 5 of the LivingVertical Diabeticast and it may shock you to hear that I sort of cringe in late October knowing that November is “all about diabetes”. So rather than just keep my feelings to myself, I decided to share 5 reasons that the month of November and the inundation of all things diabetes are difficult for me. See, I don’t hate diabetes–or diabetes awareness. Quite the opposite, as I have dedicated much of my life to sharing and promoting awareness. It’s just hard to live with diabetes and spend your life streamlining diabetes as a condition so it doesn’t require constant attention being drawn to it–and then turn around and have a month where you have to undo all of that in order to get people to notice all the effort of the previous 11 months!

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Ep 4 Comrades in arms: the diabetes partnership http://livingvertical.org/podcast/comrades-in-arms-the-diabetes-partnership/ Thu, 16 Oct 2014 08:30:05 +0000 Steve Richert http://test.livingvertical.org/?post_type=podcast&p=1847 This past weekend I was in New York climbing at the Gunks while shooting a video for the exciting new #smashdiabetes campaign (www.smashdiabetes.org –go check out the vid, it’s pretty sweet!) and I had a chance to share some stories about the Team LivingVertical climbing meetup that took place this summer in City Of Rocks in Idaho–with Jeffrey Lash who is a Type 1 Diabetic climber and member of our loosely affiliated team of adventurous diabetics.

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This past weekend I was in New York climbing at the Gunks while shooting a video for the exciting new #smashdiabetes campaign (www.smashdiabetes.org –go check out the vid, it’s pretty sweet!) and I had a chance to share some stories about the Team LivingVertical climbing meetup that took place this summer in City Of Rocks in Idaho–with Jeffrey Lash who is a Type 1 Diabetic climber and member of our loosely affiliated team of adventurous diabetics.

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This past weekend I was in New York climbing at the Gunks while shooting a video for the exciting new #smashdiabetes campaign (www.smashdiabetes.org –go check out the vid, it’s pretty sweet!) and I had a chance to share some stories about the Team LivingVertical climbing meetup that took place this summer in City Of Rocks in Idaho–with Jeffrey Lash who is a Type 1 Diabetic climber and member of our loosely affiliated team of adventurous diabetics.

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Ep 3 Fear and Failure http://livingvertical.org/podcast/fear-and-failure/ Fri, 03 Oct 2014 09:07:33 +0000 Steve Richert http://test.livingvertical.org/?post_type=podcast&p=1852 Super cheery stuff in this third episode of the diabeticast–it’s tough dealing with it but it’s a big part of my life with diabetes as a climber. I was inspired to think about the way we view our relationship with success or failure when reading THIS ARTICLE by Riva Greenberg who generally writes really amazing pieces about her life with diabetes.

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Super cheery stuff in this third episode of the diabeticast–it’s tough dealing with it but it’s a big part of my life with diabetes as a climber. I was inspired to think about the way we view our relationship with success or failure when reading THIS ARTICLE by Riva Greenberg who generally writes really amazing pieces about her life with diabetes.

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Super cheery stuff in this third episode of the diabeticast–it’s tough dealing with it but it’s a big part of my life with diabetes as a climber. I was inspired to think about the way we view our relationship with success or failure when reading THIS ARTICLE by Riva Greenberg who generally writes really amazing pieces about her life with diabetes.

Read more

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Ep 2 Adaptation in Diabetes and adventure http://livingvertical.org/podcast/adaptation-in-diabetes-and-adventure/ Thu, 25 Sep 2014 09:13:31 +0000 Steve Richert http://test.livingvertical.org/?post_type=podcast&p=1854 Welcome to episode 2 of the Diabeticast–where we are exploring diabetes as an adventure; because life with diabetes is still about LIFE! Adaptation is important for diabetes–and climbing. Recently I have had to adjust to a lot of new changes and in this second episode of the LivingVertical Diabeticast I take on the value of being able to change up routines without getting thrown off the wagon. 
 

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Welcome to episode 2 of the Diabeticast–where we are exploring diabetes as an adventure; because life with diabetes is still about LIFE! Adaptation is important for diabetes–and climbing. Recently I have had to adjust to a lot of new changes and in this second episode of the LivingVertical Diabeticast I take on the value of being able to change up routines without getting thrown off the wagon. 
 

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Welcome to episode 2 of the Diabeticast–where we are exploring diabetes as an adventure; because life with diabetes is still about LIFE! Adaptation is important for diabetes–and climbing. Recently I have had to adjust to a lot of new changes and in this second episode of the LivingVertical Diabeticast I take on the value of being able to change up routines without getting thrown off the wagon. 
 

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Ep 1 Welcome to the D-cast! http://livingvertical.org/podcast/welcome-to-the-d-cast/ Sun, 07 Sep 2014 09:21:13 +0000 Steve Richert http://test.livingvertical.org/?post_type=podcast&p=1856 This is my first podcast–and we are stoked to be connecting with you through this medium. The LivingVertical blog will still be going strong at www.livingvertical.org but the podcast will be our focus as we move forward. Subscribe on iTunes! I promise to do my best to keep things interesting!

special thanks to Montes Rook for the use of their music (which you really ought to check out!)

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This is my first podcast–and we are stoked to be connecting with you through this medium. The LivingVertical blog will still be going strong at www.livingvertical.org but the podcast will be our focus as we move forward. Subscribe on iTunes! I promise to do my best to keep things interesting!

special thanks to Montes Rook for the use of their music (which you really ought to check out!)

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This is my first podcast–and we are stoked to be connecting with you through this medium. The LivingVertical blog will still be going strong at www.livingvertical.org but the podcast will be our focus as we move forward. Subscribe on iTunes! I promise to do my best to keep things interesting!

special thanks to Montes Rook for the use of their music (which you really ought to check out!)

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