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Ep. 82 Comparison is the Thief of Joy with Erika Bertin

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Comparison is the thief of joy. Erika Bertin has felt this comparison and wants to send the message out to all adventure parents that it doesn’t have to be. When you see other people adventuring, try not to compare. Getting outside in the backyard, or the park, can be just as amazing as summiting a mountain for us and our kiddos!

Erika is mama to two little explorers, plus 2 doggos. She is a wife, and lover of the outdoors. Her family loves hiking, cross country skiing, enjoying picnics in nature, camping and basically anything that gets them outside. They are working on their 1000 hours outside this year (with her 5-year-old being very passionate about tracking their outdoor time).

Reminders When Comparison Creeps Up: 

  • Try to take inspiration and tips
  • Know that it’s a highlight reel
  • You don’t know what’s going on behind the scenes (you’re only seeing a snippet)
  • Don’t let comparing keep you from doing your own thing – know it’s about being outside and being together
  • Remind yourself of the awesome moments on the adventure
  • Let yourself feel good about you sharing your good moments – don’t let other’s good moments dampen yours

Follow Erika on IG: 

On the KWE Regional Facebook Pages – Calgary, Red Deer, and Edmonton

Kid Podcast Suggestions: 

Cool Facts about Animals –

The Curious Kid Podcast –


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Today’s Host: @adriannaadventures & @laurenrodycheberle from @kidswhoexplore
Production: @kpmediaproductions. Music: @michaelferraro_music