On this Episode of Unbound Conversations
Despite being on the edge of death, Woniya’s achievement serves as a powerful reminder to us all and in particular young women that we can pursue our dreams. Her inspiring story emphasizes the importance of humility, responsibility, connection and the joy derived from nature, encouraging us to unplug from our digital lives and engage more deeply with the natural world.
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About the Guest
Woniya Thibeault is a naturalist, craftsperson, and ancestral skills instructor, whose passion is inspiring and empowering people to live their wildest, freest, most abundant lives. She accomplished this through teaching land-based living skills such as those our ancestors used, and nature connection practices.
While never describing herself as a survivalist, she is best known for being the first woman to win a solo survival wilderness challenge on the History Channel’s Alone. She attributes this victory not to her brute strength or force of will, but to her commitment to living in a connective and reciprocal way with, rather than against the natural world. With her Patreon membership, her online and in person courses, her speaking engagements and her debut memoir, Never Alone, she hopes to encourage others to do the same.
- What it’s like at the edges of life and death - how far can we push ourselves?
- Appreciation of life's basics that often get taken for granted.
- Spirituality and Ancestry and how this helped Woniya throughout her life.
- The importance of celebration and establishing routines in extreme conditions.
- What happens when you spend so much time alone in isolation?
- Connection as a survival skill.
- Transitioning from isolation and extreme wilderness survival to modern society.