Episode #37 How Adventure Saved My Life

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This is a rather somber episode where I get pretty transparent about how Adventure and the Outdoors have impacted my life in a radical way.  Up til now, I have shared very little about my background but this episode will help you to understand where I've come from, my former career and why I had a career change 8 1/2 years ago; and how adventure and the outdoors were my refuge during a very dark time period in my life.

The message of this podcast, is that if you've lost your desire for the outdoors; then get back out there.   If you are experiencing work problems or stressors or personal life issues; then get involved in the outdoors. It's refreshing and recharging to get outdoors.


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  • 11/14/2011 12:08 PM Bryan wrote:
    Good stuff in this episode. Few understand how the outdoors works wonders. Lots of memories stored in my brain from hunting trips and I totally agree with the laughter thing.
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  • 11/18/2011 7:31 PM Brian L wrote:
    Thanks for the insight Craig. My wife and can attest to the fact that I go stir crazy if I stay out of the bush for too long. I pace the floors, have a hard time sleeping, and I get a little irritable. And then I get outside for a weekend of camping or off roading, maybe some hunting or fishing. It really is physically, emotionally and spiritually refreshing for me.
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  • 11/19/2011 1:42 AM The Outdoor Podcast wrote:
    Yep!  It's amazing what a little bit or a whole lot of fresh air, trees, beautiful scenery, awesome nature and wildlife can do for you.  I cherish each an every moment that I get to spend in the outdoors.  Even just sitting by a campfire can be a great experience.

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  • 8/2/2012 2:44 PM COFlyfisher wrote:
    You nailed it! I'm a CO native that moved to CA 8 years ago to start my own business. The business owned my wife and I (80+ hr/weeks!) I had no time for hobbies (not good!). I hit burnout because the business was not paying off and the stress was unbearable. After we rid ourselves of the business, I had a realization that I just let 8 years go down the toilet for what. I needed to get back into the outdoors! So I packed my family up and moved from the ratrace in southern CA back to CO. I now have a job that maxes out at 40 hours/week and my wife is pretty good at her own thing doing ebay. I now hit the woods and waters 1-2x/week and we both agree that we made the right decision not only for our family, but for our health. Great podcasts! And keep em comin. THANKS!!!!
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  • 8/6/2012 8:01 PM The Outdoor Podcast wrote:
    Wow!  That is a great story!  I would love to live in CO!  I myself just switched jobs to a job that is pretty much 40hr max as well and my stress level has dropped dramatically.  Glad you liked the podcast!
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