“Never underestimate the power that we have as individuals” is a quote by the latest podcast guest, Huw Kingston. A long time environmentalist, lover of nature and serious adventurer and explorer, Huw has sought ways to merge the worlds that speak to every heart. The stories in this interview are of the modern day version of David slaying Goliath, and what may surprise you is how it was done — with human kindness!
And it’s this human kindness that’s the driving theme behind Huw’s stories and projects, and its impact and power to create change. Kindness to the self, to each other, as the shared purpose, creating community, and kindness to the sweet precious earth he’s trying to sustain.
One of the biggest questions is where to begin to create the power to create change, and the answers seem to be one of Huws greatest gifts — the ability to motivate, guide, create a shared intention and put into motion the framework that gets the job done and… always gives back!
We discuss the personal impact on living authentically and personal dedication to make an impact. I mean, can you imagine what it was like to walk back into a marriage after 15 months away?? The truth is, there is just too much here to write about in one short blog and too much to talk about in one interview so there is Part 1 and Part 2 of this podcast.
Each episode is filled with jaw dropping inspiration that will change the lens you look through and give you some personal guidance too. My hope through all of this is that you will realize the theme, the common thread through it all; Human kindness is the key but always asks that you also give back. This is where Huw shines and invites you to explore how you can do this in your life too.
Listen in on Part 1 of the Huw Kingston interview. I promise, you’ll be inspired.
Read More About Huw
Adventurer, writer and environmentalist, Huw Kingston has spent over 30 years undertaking long human powered journeys in wild places across the world. He has numerous awards to his name including the Australian Geographic Spirit of Adventure Award and was named one of Time Magazine’s 25 Worldwide Responsibility Pioneers for his work reducing plastic waste and pollution. Huw is also an ambassador for Save the Children Australia and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.
Huw’s most recent long journey was an extraordinary year-long circumnavigation of the Mediterranean Sea by sea kayak, foot, ocean rowboat and bike. A journey that started and finished at Gallipoli and traversed 13,000km through 17 countries.
His book Mediterranean – A year around a charmed and troubled sea tells the story of this journey and is a remarkable account of the people, land and seascapes of the Mediterranean countries of Europe and North Africa at a time of economic and human turmoil.
Huw writes for a range of publications in Australia and overseas, focusing primarily on adventure, travel and sustainability. He is a regular keynote speaker at conferences and other functions around the world.
For 30 years Huw also ran Wild Horizons, offering some of Australia’s best known adventure events and running adventure tours in Australia and overseas. He still leads occasional tours.