Caroline Paul: Outdoor Adventure for Healthy and Happy Aging

Caroline Paul Adventure

Caroline Paul
Outdoor Adventure for Healthy and Happy Aging

Caroline Paul is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Gutsy Girl: Escapades for Your Life of Epic Adventure and Lost Cat: A True Story of Love, Desperation, and GPS Technology, which has been translated into fifteen languages. She is also the author of the memoir Fighting Fire, the middle-grade book You Are Mighty: A Guide to Changing the World, and the novel East Wind, Rain. Her TED Talk, “To Raise Brave Girls, Encourage Adventure,” has been viewed over 2 million times. A longtime member of the Writers Grotto, she lives in San Francisco. Her latest book, Tough Broad: From Boogie Boarding to Wing Walking, How Outdoor Adventure Improves Our Lives as We Age came out in March.

We absolutely love the importance Caroline puts on ADVENTURE for healthy and happy aging. She makes it really clear that adventure is everybody regardless of your interests and tastes, and provides purpose, novelty, community and so many things that benefit our brain health, durability, and mental well-being.

For more info on Caroline, check out her new book and follow her on Instagram.

Points of interest in the episode: 

03:15  Juliet and Caroline have known each other for about 30 years
03:45  Caroline’s new book, Tough Broad is out now
05:35  Caroline’s background in movement; Caroline’s identical twin is actress and activist, Alexandra Paul
09:40  Caroline background in flying
11:45  Experimental gyrocopters explained
13:00  We are still living in a time of firsts for women
15:40  Caroline was the first to mountain bike through the Bolivian Andes in 1987; Caroline, Beth Rypins, and Sue Norman were the first to paddles to some islands in Croatia in sea kayaks
18:15  Caroline was really inspired because her mother changed her life after 40; NYT Column
19:45  Your mindset on aging can affect how you age
22:25  Pillars of fulfilling aging
23:25  Novel activity and brain health; Tommy Wood
32:45  93 year old hiker Dot Fisher-Smith
35:22  Curiosity
36:55  The perception about aging women
39:22  Scuba diving with Louise Wholey in Lake Tahoe; Clean Up The Lake
42:05  Base-jumper Shawn Brokemond
43:40  Birdwatching with Virginia Rose: Birdability
44:35  How to get started with outdoor adventure
50:35  Changing her definition of adventure
51:59  Caroline has recently taken up sailing with Beth Rypins
52:35  It’s good to suck at something new; Karen Rinaldi
55:55  Being underestimated can be a super power
56:45  The negative and positive effects of mindset
59:00  Are societal perceptions of women changing?
65:10  Google “something fun to do here”, or find a Meet Up
66:53  Caroline’s socials


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