55 minutes | Oct 20, 2020
4. Diabetes didn't stop me. It shouldn't stop you either.
I've been living with Type 1 Diabetes for 13 years now. I was diagnosed after a short and brutal deterioration period, and I remember asking myself: now what? What will my life look like from now on? I had all these dreams of a future full of adventures, and now I would have to give up on it? In today's episode, Estelle and I will talk about what it’s like to have an active life and go on adventures with a condition such as Type 1 Diabetes. We will first explain what it is and how it affects the everyday life of people who have it. So, even if you're not familiar with the condition, we hope that you will enjoy learning what living with diabetes means. It’s cool for your general knowledge and it will come in handy if you ever meet someone who has it. Then, we'll jump to the crunchy part where we’ll tell you how we monitor my health in the context of our rather crazy lifestyle. We love to go on adventures and by this, we mean “Physically demanding trips, off the beaten path, that are full of uncertainty.” We’ll talk about tools, habits, tips, and give you examples of everything you should NOT do with anecdotes of our previous adventures in China, Australia, or the US where things got very stressful pretty fast. Finally, we’ll tell you from our experience how you can involve your partner and get their support in monitoring your health. We're making today the episode I would have loved to listen to back when I was 14 and when my only question was: will I be able to? Enjoy the story! More stories at www.estelleandramy.com
26 minutes | Sep 8, 2020
3. Lessons of the Wild West (Part 2)
Imagine a place where kids still grow up to become cowboys, where people live among wolves, and where losing a relative to a bear is something you should rightly worry about. Estelle and her sister Magaly tell us the story of their adventure in the Wild Canadian West. Far from being a regular outdoors experience, they discovered a world where the unexpected is the norm. It is a story in two parts about grit, solidarity, and self-awareness where the laws of nature apply to all animals. Humans included. In this second and last part, things go south. British Columbia declares the state of emergency because of major wildfires raging in the region. The airport from which Estelle and Magaly were supposed to fly back home gets destroyed, so the decision becomes obvious: stay, and take part in the fight. You'll discover the behind the scenes of a community's battle against nature's most dangerous forces and you'll experience the (very) surprising turns this story took. Enjoy the show! More stories at www.estelleandramy.com
21 minutes | Aug 12, 2020
2. Lessons of the Wild West (Part 1)
Imagine a place where kids still grow up to become cowboys, where people live among wolves, and where losing a relative to a bear is something you should rightly worry about. Estelle and her sister Magaly tell us the story of their adventure in the Wild Canadian West. Far from being a regular outdoors experience, they discovered a world where the unexpected is the norm. It is a story in two parts about grit, solidarity, and self-awareness where the laws of nature apply to all animals. Humans included. In this first part, we hope you’ll enjoy getting a new perspective on what living on the edge of your comfort zone means where your only option is to figure out a solution and grow. Every. Single. Day. Enjoy the show! Yihaaaa! More stories at www.estelleandramy.com
19 minutes | Jul 29, 2020
1. Jump first. Figure it out later.
Amin Kasimov tells us the story of when he left everything on the side and flew to Senegal, a country he knew nothing about, to bring DIY solar lamp kits to kids living in the Senegalese outback. It's a story about his willingness to say yes to opportunities, even when they're far outside of his comfort zone. In this episode, we hope you'll get inspired by the lessons he learned while undertaking that project. It's a journey about seeking discomfort, the effect chaos has on our ability to grow, and a human adventure about generosity, commitment, and people's ability to welcome strangers into their world, connect, and do good together. Amin is an entrepreneur currently working on www.brandfetch.io, a search engine for brand assets. More stories at www.estelleandramy.com
6 minutes | Apr 3, 2020
Welcome to Life on the Edge - with Estelle & Ramy
Hi everyone, and welcome to Life On the Edge! In this trailer, we’ll introduce ourselves and tell you what this podcast will be about and what you can expect to learn with us throughout the upcoming episodes of the show. In this podcast, we’ll explore what it means to live a life with no boundaries. As we go on with our journey filming and documenting original stories, we’ll share with you the mindset, insights, and wisdom of the people extending the limits of what “possible” means, from explorers of the Arctic to Women Rangers in Africa. What’s their mindset? How do they prepare? What do their lives look like? What are their routines, habits, and systems? Do they have advice or tools they use to out-perform and how did they end up doing what they do in the first place? Enjoy these interviews and stories in a captivating and immersive sound design meant to transport you in our world as well as the fascinating people we will meet throughout the show We'll catch up soon on the first episode!