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The art of reinventing oneself in the midst of midlife: Wildflowers and Whisky with Meghan J. Ward

The art of reinventing oneself in the midst of midlife: Wildflowers and Whisky with Meghan J. Ward

In our latest episode of Wildflowers and Whisky Podcast, Jolene savored a comforting cup of Vanilla Mint Chai while engaging in a heartfelt conversation with Meghan J. Ward, a prominent writer from Banff, and delving into the captivating life of Mary Schäffer Warren, a significant figure in the history of the Rockies during the early 20th century. As Meghan produces her documentary film project, "Wildflowers," she embarks on a journey to retrace the remarkable life story of Mary Schaeffer. However, this adventure goes beyond simply exploring Mary's achievements in the mountains; it also delves into the essence of identity transformation and the art of reinventing oneself in the midst of midlife.

After nearly 20 years as a professional outdoor writer, Meghan J. Ward reached a new phase of her life: her forties. In approaching midlife, Ward feels a diminishing sense of relevance and belonging in the outdoor industry while she simultaneously juggles her roles as a mother, business owner, and creative freelancer.
By exploring the common threads between two kindred souls living a century apart, Wildflowers aims to shine a light on the impacts of Schäffer’s legacy, give a voice to an underrepresented segment of the outdoor community, and inspire people of all ages to explore their own wild spirits.

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