This One Wild Life: A Mother-Daughter Memoir launched in April 2021.
“Includes research on the shy child, parent-child bonding, social media issues, and the benefits of outdoor activity and nature immersion.
Disillusioned with overly competitive organized sports and concerned about her lively daughter's growing shyness, author Angie Abdou sets herself a challenge: to hike a peak a week over the summer holidays with Katie. They will bond in nature and discover the glories of outdoor activity. What could go wrong? Well, among other things, it turns out that Angie loves hiking but Katie doesn't.
This One Wild Life explores parenting and marriage in a summer of unexpected outcomes and growth for both mother and daughter.”
A view in Elle Magazine says "Anyone who has ever been pushed to do something outdoorsy because it was good for them - or who has been the parent doing the pushing - will find this sweet tale about a growing and changing parent-child relationship all too familiar.”
A life long athlete, Angie loves writing about sport and the many lessons it teaches.
Angie is Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Athabasca University.
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Who is Angie
Living in British Columbia, Canada
Being a writer since 2006
What Angie was like as a child
Loving books from a young age
Being a competitive swimmer and swimming for 4 hrs a day
Learning the lesson of showing up every day
Setting an early alarm…
Balancing swimming with everything else as a teenager
Being in a serious car crash at 29
The impact of that experience
Knowing it would be better to try and fail rather than never try
Processing the aftermath of the crash
Journaling throughout her life
Writing down her goals
How the wilderness played a part in her life
Having a negative experience with social media
The power of nature
New Book - This One Wild Life
Feeling guilty as a mum
Her mother daughter relationships
Her relationship with her daughter
The difference between a child who is introverted and a child who has social anxiety
How motherhood changed her life
Having to make choices
Asking herself what kind of mother does she want to be
Being available for her kids
Girls, confidence and social media
Screen time for children
The benefits of doing hard things
Climbing a peak a week and how the goal changed
The challenges of hiking with a child
Learning from each other
Learning how to be a leader and how to be confident in nature
Where does her drive and ambition come from
Doing a solo 12hr challenge
Thinking about the car accident
Reminding herself that life is a gift
Being present on social media
Listening to her body while using social media
Stop doom scrolling and put the phone down
Final words of advice for other women
Why there is always time for a 30 min walk outside
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