#56 The Mighty Youghiogheny River, “Scenic and Wild”

Greetings, listeners, and welcome to Wildfulness episode #56, all about the Mighty Youghiogheny River. Rivers mean so many things to so many people… Come join me today on a journey down the mighty Youghiogheny River, as we uncover its many treasures, and all the great things we can do on it, and with it. Introduction … Continue reading #56 The Mighty Youghiogheny River, “Scenic and Wild”

#55 B-52 Bomber Down, Lost in the Maryland Mountains!

Greetings listeners and welcome to Wildfulness episode #55, Bomber Down! I'm Lisa Cole, your guide and host. When the wind is howling, and snow is falling fast and furious, it's good to be some place safe and warm. After hearing today's episode, you will appreciate that safety and comfort even more. Today's episode is one … Continue reading #55 B-52 Bomber Down, Lost in the Maryland Mountains!

#53 The Lost Art of (Wildful) Listening & How to Get it Back

Greetings friends, and welcome to  Episode #53 about reclaiming the art of listening, that is, helping us to truly listen and be able to hear what we may not even realize we're losing - a landscape devoid of human noise. We'll be exploring the work of Gordon Hempton, who is an audio ecologist, who has … Continue reading #53 The Lost Art of (Wildful) Listening & How to Get it Back

#50 Leave it to the Beavers: Their Secret Lives & Why They Matter in Western MD

Greetings friends, and welcome to Episode #50, "Leave it to the Beavers," all about this particularly crazy critter, his unique attributes and behaviors, and how they benefit us humans in a very big way, including Western MD. I'm Lisa Cole, your guide and host, and this is Wildfulness. Yes, today's show is all about that … Continue reading #50 Leave it to the Beavers: Their Secret Lives & Why They Matter in Western MD

#48 Deciphering The Dawn Chorus & the Words of Birds

Greetings Friends, and welcome to Episode #48, which is all about an important aspect of our transition from winter into spring, and how it’s the very BEST time to hear the beautiful springtime songs of our fine feathered friends. I’m Lisa Cole, your guide and host, and today’s topic is honestly one of my very … Continue reading #48 Deciphering The Dawn Chorus & the Words of Birds

#44 And All the Woods Went Still . . .Wildfulness in the Winter

Greetings everyone and welcome to Episode #44: And All the Woods Went Still. If you’ve listened to a few of these podcast episodes, you’ve detected the occasional theme of mindfulness, sprinkled amidst the episodes about the history, culture, and things to see and do in these mountains. I’ve also sung the virtues of Minimalism to … Continue reading #44 And All the Woods Went Still . . .Wildfulness in the Winter

#41 “Becoming an Outdoors Woman:” Time for a Walk on the Wild Side!

Greetings friends, and welcome to Episode #41 on how to become an outdoors woman. Gender equity. It's everywhere. Women are making great strides in all fields of endeavor: academics, sports, and many professions as well, such as doctors, lawyers, CEOs even. But we've lagged behind in the area of outdoor recreational sports, such as hunting … Continue reading #41 “Becoming an Outdoors Woman:” Time for a Walk on the Wild Side!

#38 Best Vacation Sleeping: How to Rest & Rejuventate While You’re in the Mountains

If you’re one of the many adults (one out of three!) who have trouble falling asleep each night (like me!), you know the frustration that inevitably occurs as a result of tossing and turning for hours. When you're on vacation, whether in Western Maryland or elsewhere, you want to take the opportunity to maximize your … Continue reading #38 Best Vacation Sleeping: How to Rest & Rejuventate While You’re in the Mountains

#22 Interview with Garrett Trails Director

This 22nd episode consists solely of the entire 20 minute interview with Garrett Trails Executive Director Ashlee Boyd. Tune in for the latest news that's fit to feature about this comprehensive initiative to bring an extensive system of outdoor, multi-use trails to Garrett County, to the benefit of all. And, how we can all pitch … Continue reading #22 Interview with Garrett Trails Director

#21 A Garrett County Christmas, Hand Made and Heart Felt

Greetings, and welcome to this episode of Wildfulness on November 25, where we discover a few of the old-timey, back-to-basics Appalachian Christmas traditions, and then also delve into what are some of the most meaningful Christmas gifts you can find in Garrett County today for your friends and loved ones. Finally, we’ll look at one of … Continue reading #21 A Garrett County Christmas, Hand Made and Heart Felt