Take Time To “Do Nothing” This Holiday Season

The space between Thanksgiving and New Year’s is busy. Being busy can be good: gatherings with friends and family, traditions that ground you in a sense of place and community, and creating memories with those closest to us.

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I have blood streaming down my arm and into my jacket. My hands are jammed into the crack above my head, my legs are stretched out as wide as I can manage with my feet pressing against small divots on the granite wall, I am sweating bullets, and breathing so rapidly I fear that I […]

No more hustle. Stop. Hard Reset.

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The patriarchy is a load of shit and it’s time to dismantle it. I’m saying this from my perch of privilege and you’re probably rolling your eyes. “Someone shut this white guy up.” “Matt, it is not your time to speak, here.” “Man, you better be quiet before you put your foot in your mouth.” […]

Fighting the Patriarchy (While Also Being in the Patriarchy)

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A fast and challenging single-track mountain bike descent. The crux moves of a rock climb with wild and disorienting exposure. Climbing a windy ridgeline trail in the driving rain. The sunrise on a still lake as loons fly overhead. Each of these experiences involuntarily creates an experience of mindfulness. The focus, novelty, and environment bring […]

Mindfulness & Gratitude

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The space between Thanksgiving and New Year’s is busy. Being busy can be good: gatherings with friends and family, traditions that ground you in a sense of place and community, and creating memories with those closest to us.

Take Time To “Do Nothing” This Holiday Season

Mental Health

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I use two methods every day to boost my mood, engage my mind, and involve my body—just like an actual adventure.

Two Tips to Experience Adventure Every Day

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When it comes to finding adventure in your everyday life, you need to explore and identify the idea of the “Learning Zone”.

Finding Adventure in the “Learning Zone”

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Although I’m a professional climber, I’ve found that we don’t need to scale a mountain to experience the mental health benefits of adventure. In fact, you can create adventure from right where you are.

Scientifically Backed Benefits of Adventure for Mental Health

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I spend 100 days a year in a tent. As a psychologist and international mountain guide, I spend much of that time leading men on climbing expeditions, helping them reconnect with a sense of adventure.

Connecting the Power of Nature with the Power of Personal Growth

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