Wayfinder 70 / Running as a Means to Adventure

Running as a Means to Adventure
I’ve turned back or rerouted more times than I’ve had an adventure go the way I had planned. This is not failure; this is inherent to the adventure itself.

Humans aren’t designed to be happy – so stop trying
Something to consider when we aren't feeling our best...

Humans are not designed to be happy, or even content. Instead, we are designed primarily to survive and reproduce, like every other creature in the natural world. A state of contentment is discouraged by nature because it would lower our guard against possible threats to our survival...

In fact, experts in this field argue that nature’s failure to weed out depression in the evolutionary process (despite the obvious disadvantages in terms of survival and reproduction) is due precisely to the fact that depression as an adaptation plays a useful role in times of adversity, by helping the depressed individual disengage from risky and hopeless situations in which he or she cannot win.

8 Tips to Help You Thrive During Life Transitions
It's difficult to keep oneself from overthinking things especially during times of change, but it's important to attempt to live in the moment and allow whatever is to come. Here are some valuable tips on how to thrive during life transitions.

Rather than spending energy ruminating about the past or projecting your fears about the future, try to focus on where you are now. If you can accept where you are and take things step by step as they come, the overwhelm will dissolve.

Research shows that playfully reframing situations (as I just did above) and using positive humor (i.e., not aggressive or self-defeating humor) correlate with subjective happiness. Furthermore, self-enhancing humor (ability to maintain a humorous perspective in the face of stress and adversity) and affiliative humor (ability to enhance one’s relationship with others) have been shown to increase self-esteem and decrease symptoms of depression and loneliness in adolescents.

How Tim Tollefson Reframes Failure
Tim Tollefson shares how he defines success and how he's moving on after UTMB.

Finding the Perfect PNW Post-Event Brew
Susan wrote this piece for RaceCenter magazine last Fall with beer and event options for those in, or traveling to, the PNW.

What if aging weren’t inevitable, but a curable disease?
An interesting article about changing how we view aging and disease to find ways to increase overall lifespan and health over that lifespan. While much research and testing is happening on the pharmaceutical side, the importance of lifestyle improvements isn't overlooked.