The Mountain Life

Heather Darling, a nurse practioner who practices functional medicine at the Livewell Center at the Park City Hospital joins The Mountain Life. Darling is one of very few certified practitioners in the state of Utah and she talks about what functional medicine is and what it can do for you. 



Nikki Glandon of the new Oak and Willow Yoga Studio will talk about her new facility located between Park City and Kamas. Glandon says strong roots make it easier to bend (without snapping!). She also partners with Wild Women Tribe for a day retreat on July 28.


21-year old Zachary R. Wood has had a lifelong journey of Uncomfortable Learning, which is also the name of the group he heads at an elite liberal arts college. An avowed liberal democrat, he feels it's important to listen to those with opposing views, no matter what they are. When he extended an invitation to controversial white nationalists Charles Murray and John Derbyshire to speak at Williams College, there was intense outcry from the student population, and eventually Derbyshire's invitation was rescinded by the college president.

For nearly a decade Joe Saladyga and his Savoury Kitchen have been catering food in Park City; meeting people's tastes and food preferences whether with small parties, dinners, helping out non-profits, or even frozen meals for pick-up. Savoury Kitchen has also partnered this summer with Copper Moose Farms' farm stand to serve up a lunch on Tuesday, Thursdays, and Saturdays. 

Aaron Newman of the Summit County Mental Health Alliance and Lynne Rutan with CONNECT Summit County join The Mountain Life to talk about the concept for a Clubhouse.  Through over 320 local Clubhouses around the world, people living with mental illness are offered opportunities for friendship, employment, education, sometimes housing, and access to medical and psychiatric services in a single caring and safe environment – so they can recover and fully participate as valued and respected members of society.




Allison Page of Trail Talk joins the program to talk about a unique approach to hiking a local trail,  amidst an active therapy session with a trained psychiatric nurse practitioner.  It's a formula for peeling back layers, obstacles, stigmas, and creating a space of trust and safety necessary to explore topics such as anxiety, self esteem, and relationships.  

Deborah Reber joins the program. Reber is a bestselling author of Young Adult fiction and nonfiction for girls. But, after experiencing what its like to parent a twice-exceptional son, she transitioned her career towards helping other parents with Differently Wired children. She joins to talk about her new book by that title and offers practical advice for parenting kids with autism, ADHD, dyslexia, and other exceptional conditions.

Bestselling author Pamela Druckerman joins us to discuss her new book about the oft hilarious, poignant, and oh-so-true midlife coming-of-age story: There Are No Grown-Ups.  How do you know you’ve turned 40 other than that massive party thrown for you? Well, you’re no long willing to sleep on anyone’s couch, you no long spend time with people who make you feel terrible, you sometimes wake up hungover even though you’ve had nothing to drink.

Amy MacDonald joins The Mountain Life to talk about a humanitarian trip to the most remote area of Nepal to take women's hygiene kits.  She is raising money for the kits through her art foundation  The project is spearheaded through the Upaya Zen Center in the US and through Nomads Clinic in Nepal. Amy will help deliver, by foot, 1,000 menstrual hygiene and birthing kits.  


Dr. Beverly Hurwitz, local physician and author of two books including the recently released Park City Hiking Guide and her first book, A Walker's Guide To Park City, joins to talk about the upcoming book signing at Dolly’s Bookstore on June 23 at 3:30pm.