I recently shared about my trip to northern Finland (Lapland), where I learned to embrace (lots of) snow, eat reindeer, ride on a dog sled, sleep in an igloo, and even took a polar plunge in a freezing river, among other things!
This adventure was possible thanks to my friend Tero Isokauppila, whom I’ve interviewed before on the podcast. Tero owns a company I’m sure you’ve heard me talk about on the blog called Four Sigmatic. They make amazing mushroom coffees, teas, and elixirs that I drink almost daily instead of traditional coffee or tea.
In this episode, Heather and I talk about the highs and lows of the trip, along with everything in between… plus one particularly challenging moment when I had to face some uncomfortable truths about myself.
Episode Highlights from My Finland Trip
- My surprising mode of transportation
- What it was like to sleep in an igloo! (sort of) 🙂
- What I learned from the Sami, an indigenous people in Finland
- How traditional Finnish saunas wors, and why there are so many in Finland
- The simple but delicious traditional foods I ate
- Why I only want to drink my coffee out of a Kuksa from now on
- Getting to see the amazingly beautiful aurora borealis (northern lights)!
- The totally insane moment when I ran out of a smoke sauna into a freezing river
- A very personal lesson I’ll never forget
- And more!
Resources We Mention
- Four Sigmatic
- Oura Ring (another Finnish company)
- Traditional Finnish barrel sauna
- Furo Cold Tub
- Book: Santa Sold Shrooms
- My cilantro pesto recipe
- Handmade wooden Kuksa mug
More From Wellness Mama
- 207: Santa Sold Shrooms? The Untold Story of St. Nick (& How to Stay Healthy Over the Holidays) With Tero Isokauppila
- Cryotherapy: Healthy or Hype?
- Chaga: King of Medicinal Mushrooms
- Reishi Mushroom Benefits for Immunity, Longevity & More
- Lion’s Mane Mushroom Benefits for Cognition, Memory & More
- Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D?
- How I Reduced My Cortisol Levels Naturally With Food & Light
- Signs of Frostbite + Tips to Keep Kids Warm
What’s an important lesson you learned while traveling? Please drop a comment below or leave a review on iTunes to let us know. We value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the podcast as well.
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