Living Life Differently

The MahoJos

Hello!

If you ever wanted to live life a bit differently but feel stuck and unable to take the leap of faith, then be inspired by the Living Life Differently podcast.

Ali and Amy (aka The MahoJos) speak with different women who live alternative lifestyles; from someone who packed up a £400 ex-builders van and moved to France, to another woman who lives life as a bicycle nomad.

Their guests share personal insights into the way they live life differently and their journey of how they got there.

Ali and Amy are currently Living Life Differently with their newborn son and dog in a static caravan on a farm in South Wales. They are patiently waiting to start a European campervan adventure once the pandemic restrictions ease up.


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Music

Podcast intro / outro music by Kevin MacLeod | Open Those Bright Eyes | https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4171-open-those-bright-eyes/

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Episodes

EP11 | Linda Wilmott | Independent Hostel Owner
26-06-2021
EP11 | Linda Wilmott | Independent Hostel Owner
When the opportunity came for Linda Wilmott to leave her well established career in the civil service, she jumped at the chance. Her organisation were offering Voluntary Exit packages, and having got to a point of high stress and dissatisfaction with her job, she knew it was time for a BIG change. At the age of 47 she left the security of a career with nothing else to go to.Linda applied for a voluntary role with Stirling Youth Hostel for six weeks, and in that time, she was inspired to try something new. She was already a keen hiker and loved the outdoor life. So after speaking with her partner and sister, she decided that buying a Youth Hostel would be her next step. With no experience of hospitality previously (and lots of Googling), Linda, her partner and sister clubbed together to buy a hostel together in the heart of Cumbria.7 years later, she is still managing the Alston Youth Hostel and despite the long hours, she has no regrets about changing her life.Follow Linda's Youth Hostel adventure here:Website Twitter Facebook _______If you are enjoying our podcast and would like to support our work then you can buy us a coffee! Head over to the following site and check out the supporter / member options: https://buymeacoffee.com/themahojosYou can also follow our adventures or say hi on our own social media channels:Facebook: https://facebook.com/themahojosInstagram: https://instagram.com/themahojosYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/themahojosSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/living-life-differently/donations
EP10 | Kelly Hayes-Raitt | International Pet Sitter
12-06-2021
EP10 | Kelly Hayes-Raitt | International Pet Sitter
Kelly Hayes-Raitt admits that she sleeps around (usually with pets!) as a full-time international pet sitter.Fifteen years ago, after a 30-year career as a political activist promoting social and environmental justice, Kelly ran for public office and got her butt kicked. She decided to take a sabbatical from politics and ended up in the Middle East working with refugees.She’s housesat throughout the U.S., Mexico, Europe, Southeast Asia and Africa.  She’s visited more than 70 countries, including pre- and post-U.S. invasion Iraq, from where she reported.She's written several essays about her trips to the Middle East that have been published in a variety of anthologies, literary journals and newspapers. She's also written the definitive book about housesitting called How to Become a Housesitter: Insider Tips from the HouseSit Diva, available in soft cover or Kindle on Amazon or as an ebook from her web site www.HouseSitDiva.com.Besides sleeping around with animals, Kelly is an avid scuba diver who tries to perfect her octopus-whispering.Follow Kelly on her other social networks:Facebook - www.facebook.com/jumpstartyourbookwithkelly Twitter - https://twitter.com/KellyHayesRaittKelly is also an Editor & Book Coach at: www.JumpStartMyBook.orgAnd a Travel Writer at: www.TravelAwaits.com/author/kelly-hayes-raitt/_______If you are enjoying our podcast and would like to support our work then you can buy us a coffee! Head over to the following site and check out the supporter / member options: https://buymeacoffee.com/themahojosYou can also follow our adventures or say hi on our own social media channels:Facebook: https://facebook.com/themahojosInstagram: https://instagram.com/themahojosYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/themahojosSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/living-life-differently/donations
EP4 | Sarah Williams | Founder of the Tough Girl Podcast
20-03-2021
EP4 | Sarah Williams | Founder of the Tough Girl Podcast
After working in finance for 8 years, Sarah made a big and bold decision to quit her high-flying city job and spent 18 months travelling the world, climbing Kilimanjaro, backpacking around South America and doing a ski season. She used the time abroad to help her decide on what she wanted to do with her life. As a result, she set up Tough Girl Challenges as a way of motivating and inspiring women and girls. She founded and developed the Tough Girl Podcast from scratch, where she’s interviewed over 350 inspirational female explorers, adventurers, athletes and everyday women who have overcome great challenges.The Tough Girl Podcast has been downloaded over 1.5 Million times in 174 countries. It won the Women’s Sport Trust, Media Initiative of the Year Award in May 2018 and the She Extreme best adventure podcast in 2019.  In addition to this she has completed the Marathon des Sables (6 marathons in 6 days across the Sahara Desert), thru hiked the Appalachian Trail in 100 days (2,190 miles), completed a Masters in Women & Gender studies at Lancaster University and cycled the Pacific Coast Highway and Baja California solo and unsupported (over 4,000 km). Follow Sarah’s adventures, podcast and social media channels here If you enjoy our podcast and would like to support us, you can buy us a coffee or become a member hereSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/living-life-differently/donations