I am often asked “What are you doing now…post Alone?” I have made some lifestyle changes, but for the most part I am continuing similar work in the world that I was doing pre-Alone. That said, I do have a few new ventures as well.
In 2017 I moved from Oregon to the Willapa Hills in rural SW Washington with my family. This move allows us to step out our door and into the wild every day. Here we’ve cultivated four organic gardens for food and medicinal plants, expanded to a 40-tree orchard, and we have a flock of hand-raised chickens for eggs. I have three bird-feeding stations that bring me (and the birds) joy and connection, and our rolling meadow is surrounded on all sides by the forest, which allows us to forage for food every day. We are lucky enough to have cougars, bears, elk, deer, and coyotes as neighbors. I love listening to the barred owl’s hoots and watch the goldfinches swirl and dance.
MS and Autoimmune Awareness
I have expanded my work with MS and Autoimmune Health and Awareness. Post-show, I had tens of thousands of inquiries asking how I manage Multiple Sclerosis naturally. On my website I share my strategies about diet, herbs, supplements, and lifestyle to manage MS naturally.
I have expanded my Online Apothecary to share my natural tinctures and salves with the world, including my Warrior Bundle and Mushroom Trio, which I use daily.
Writing, Teaching and Speaking
Since Alone, I have authored 2 new books: The Lost Book of Herbal Remedies: The Healing Power of Plant Medicine and A Reference Guide to Surviving Nature: Outdoor Preparation and Remedies and also have a weekly blog.
I still teach classes and workshops at many traditional skills gatherings, for private and corporate events, and on my land in rural Washington. I enjoy public speaking and keynote on a variety of subjects for corporate groups, academic conferences, fundraisers, motivational seminars, commencements, and workshops.
Africa and The Origins Project
I have continued my work with The Origins Project, a non-profit I co-founded as a joint venture with Jon Young and a community of San Bushmen in Western Botswana. Our goals are to to help create a legacy of ancestral connection for future generations by co-creating a cultural education project of mutual cultural repair.
TV and Film
In addition to my work on Alone, I also consult for TV, books, and movie productions on all aspects of survival, including actor training, on-set advising, and script review. I have a new TV documentary mini-series airing next spring titled “Surviving the Stone Age: Adventure In The Wild”, a month-long Stone Age living project that documents what life would have been like as a mobile-hunter-gatherer clan in the Stone Age.
My health is good and I am happy. Like all of us sometimes my plate gets too full, so I reevaluate my priorities every 3-6 months to make sure that I keep a good work-life balance. Spending time with my loved ones and outside in nature are my top priorities and so I structure my work as best I can to keep healthy, happy and balanced, both mentally and physically.
I discuss my views on Holistic Health and Connection in my blog, on my public Facebook Page, on my Instagram page, and via my newsletter (if interested please hit “Subscribe” at the top of my web page).
Thank you for being a part of my Alone journey, and here’s to thriving!