The Mountain Life

Wednesday, 9-10 AM

The Mountain Life host Lynn Ware Peek explores a wide variety of topics from health, fitness, and nutrition to parenting, lifestyle, and education. Lynn Ware Peek is an endurance athlete and lover of the mountain lifestyle.

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The Mountain Life welcomes New York Times best-selling author Robert Greene. He shares with us from his new book, The Laws of Human Nature, how to decode the behavior of those around us. We are social animals. Our very lives depend on our relationships with people.

Award-winning author and staff writer for The New Yorker David Owen joins The Mountain Life. Two-thirds of Americans over age 70 have some degree of hearing loss, yet it is a subject not often written about or talked about. Many people take their ears for granted, abusing them with loud restaurants, rock concerts, and Q-tips. And then, eventually, most of us start to go deaf.

The Mountain Life explores a stretching system unlike any other you’ve experienced with Patrick Gregston, a certified practitioner from Santa Barbara, California. The system is based on the protocol of Bob Cooley whose book, the Genius of Flexibility: The Smart Way to Stretch and Strengthen Your Body,  provides the foundation for the classes.

Whitney Finlinson joins The Mountain Life. Whitney is a board member of Camp Gloss, a camp run in the summer to teach girls about grit, leadership, opportunity, service and self. On November 15, the second annual fundraiser, Glossgiving, takes place at the Christian Center from 6- 9pm. 


The Mountain Life speaks with Dr. Will Cole, one of the nation’s leading functional medicine experts. His new book, just released this week, is The Inflammation Spectrum: find Your Food Triggers and Reset Your System. Did you know that every food you eat is either feeding inflammation or fighting it? Inflammation is at the core most common health woes and it exists on a continuum - from mild sysmptonms such as weight gain and fatigue to hormone embalance and autoimmune conditions o the other. 


Writer Sands Hall joins The Mountain Life to discuss her memoir about how an educated and skeptical person could get so deeply into, and then struggle to escape, what everyone around her warned was a dangerous cult -- Scientology, the religion found by science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard in 1952. Her book, now out in paperback, is Reclaiming My Decade Lost In Scientology.

Dr. Kris Kemp, Director of Emergency Medicine at Park City Hospital emergency room joins The Mountain Life. Dr. Kemp sees no shortage of accidental injuries - especially related to the sports and recreation pursuits of residents and visitors, but today, we kick off the conversation on the subject of vaping. One death in Utah has been attributed to vaping and many lung-related injuries and illnesses have been as well, including in Park City. 

Olympian and Park City resident Liz Stephen joins The Mountain Life. Liz developed her love for cross country skiing while in high school at Burke Mountain Academy in Vermont. She was a member of the illustrious US Cross Country Team and a three-time Olympian. Some of her career highlights include 2015 FIS World Cup Standings, 7th (distance), 10th (overall),  and 5th in the 2015 Tour de Ski.

 The Mountain Life speaks with historian, rare book dealer, and writer, William H. Schaberg. He has chronicled the 80 plus years of Alcoholics Anonymous in his new book, Writing The Big Book: The Creation of A.A. The “Big Book,” as it's commonly known, is arguably the most significant self-help book published in the twentieth century.

Joining The Mountain Life is Tucker Norred, the senior marketing manager at Woodward Park City. The year-round sports destination has a fully integrated 125-acre campus with an indoor action sports hub and outdoor action sports venues. The campus is designed to encourage intuitive growth and safe progression in 10 sports and activities including: Snowboarding, skiing, tubing, mountain biking, skateboarding, BMX, scooter, parkour, cheer and digital media. 



The Mountain Life speaks with humorist Emily Flake about the awkward hug. Flake is a regular cartoonist for the New Yorker, and writes and illustrates a comedic journey through this potnetially awkward encounter called the hug. Let's face it, we've all been there. Her guidebook is That Was Awkward: The Art and Etiquette of the Awkward Hug


  The Mountain Life welcomes guest Danny Connolly, a native Utahn, the owner and operator of Parley’s Electric, a family man and a local ultra runner whose race results figure with some of the best in the area. Connolly just finished the St. George Marathon in less than two hours - which is fast. He did it by pushing his brother in a modified 'chariot' of sorts. Brother Brian has Multiple Sclerosis and is in a wheelchair. 






Wild Women Tribe is a locally produced group, facilitated by The Mountain Life guest Renee Huang. The tribe empowers women through transformational outdoor experiences and wilderness workshops. The vision? To build a network of female spirits seeking to share growth, brainstorms, energy and positive intentions with other like-minded fierce women in the great outdoors.

Joining us today on The Mountain Life is branding expert Maria Ross.  We talk about empathy all the time in our organizations, we hope that we are born with it, we try to teach it to our kids. Turns out that empathy is good for business, it’s good for organizations of all types. Ross joins us to discuss her new book, The Empathy Edge, Harnessing the Value of Compassion as a Engine for Success. It’s a playbook for brands, leaders, and teams.