The Mountain Life

Wednesday, 9-10 AM

The Mountain Life hosts Lynn Ware Peek & Pete Stoughton explore a wide variety of topics from health, fitness, and nutrition to parenting, lifestyle, and education. Lynn Ware Peek and Pete Stoughton are endurance athletes and lovers of the mountain lifestyle.

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  Rehabilitation consultant, speaker and writer Val Walker joins to discuss her new book, 400 Friends And No One To Call: Breaking Through Isolation And Building Community. There are external as well as internal forces that isolate us, right now that external force is CoVid-19. But how do we escape that isolation — in creative ways? Val guides us in a friendly, candid, and comforting guide for these isolating times when we may feel that we have no one to count on.               

New York Times contributor and Full Table Solutions  founder Sophie Egan joins the show to discuss how to be a conscious eater in these uncertain times, when keeping a strong immune system is a foremost concern. Her book also addresses how we eat in general, before CoVid-19...Is organic really worth it? Are eggs ok to eat? If so, which ones are best for you, and for the chicken - Cage-free, Free-Range, Pasture-Raised? What about farmed salmon, soy milk, sugar gluten, fermented foods and more?  

 Local psychiatrist Dr. Melissa Lopez-Larson joins The Mountain Life. Melissa has developed a diverse knowledge-base in complementary mind-body techniques. She'll talk about coping with stress and anxiety that has recently permeated our world. She has developed some online resources to virtually help the public that can be found through her website. 

Functional medicine practitioner, author, and physical therapist Dallas Hartwig joins The Mountain Life.

 The Mountain Life welcomes Kristina Kuzmič, who has earned "household name" status among her 2.7 million Facebook followers who can't wait for her next video inspiration. It's the kind of comedy about parenting that it's difficult to conjure up when you're int he thick of it. It's one woman’s story of ditching her fairytale dreams and falling in love with her unpredictable, chaotic, imperfect life. Kusmič's new book is Hold On, But Don't Hold Still.

The Mountain Life speaks with Sara Hutchinson, one of the founders of the Hive Family Collective. The Hive, in collaboration with MAHPP (Mothers And Healthcare Practitioners Partnership), exists to support all families. Together they will host monthly speakers focusing on a range of topics around parenthood. The meetings will be held the second Tuesday each month.

The Mountain Life speaks with writer and recovered addict Erin Khar who has written a memoir called Strung Out: One Last Hit and Other Lies That Nearly Killed Me. It's a deeply personal and illuminating memoir about her fifteen-year struggle with heroin. Khar sheds profound light on the opioid crisis and gives a voice to the over two million people in America currently battling with this addiction.  

 The Mountain Life speaks with Dr. Christopher Kerr who is a hospice doctor. All of his patients die. Yet, he has cared for thousands who, in the face of death speak of finding love, insight, and grace through pre-death dreams and visions. His new book is Death Is But A Dream: Finding Hope And Meaning At Life’s End.



 Mountain Mediation Center joins The Mountain Life. Mountain Mediation is non-profit organization whose mission is to provide the residents of Park City, Summit and Wasatch Counties with the support needed to prevent and resolve disputes and to transform conflict into progress.Their aim is to foster a compassionate community in which people with differing viewpoints listen to each other with understanding and mutual respect.

The Mountain Life speaks with journalist and New York Times bestselling author of The Gratitude Diaries, Janice Kaplan, who explores her timely new book, The Genius Of Women: From Overlooked to Changing the World. We tell girls that they can be anything, so why do 90 percent of Americans believe that geniuses are almost always men? Across the generations, even when they face less-than-perfect circumstance

 Chilean Jorge Vargas, a master's degree student in education and Brazilian Larissa Marlangeon, a business management student give us a glimpse of what life is like for international students on J1 student visas who come to experience the mountain life. Park City welcomes over 1,000 international students from south of the equator each winter to help produce a ski season for Park City's many visitors.

  Heinrich Deters of Park City Municipal and Charlie Sturgis of Mountain Trails Foundation join the show to introduce a new randomized City survey on electric mountain bikes and distinguish that survey from the Mountain Trails survey from late last year. Should electric mountain bikes (E-MTB's) be allowed beyond the streets of Park City and onto the non-motorized single track? After all, an E-MTB has a motor.

   Brooke Barker and Boaz Frankel (a married couple) —  have co-written a book about love called Let's Be Weird Together. It is a celebration of the universal phenomenon that couples bring out the best in each other, but also the weirdest. Boaz, who is also the host of the Pedal Powered Talk show in Portland, joins us to talk about the book. 






Psychotherapist Philippa Perry joins The Mountain Life to explore her new book, The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read (And Your Children Will be Glad That You Did). She’s witty and she’s humorous, but she’s not judging you or telling you what you should do.

Nutrition researcher and NYTimes bestselling author Neal Barnard, MD, joins The Mountain Life. His new book, Your Body In Balance, demonstrates how foods affect our hormones—and our health. Dr.