Are You the Hero of Your Story? - Mind Body Paddle

Are You the Hero of Your Story?

Are You the Hero of Your Story?

“I wish it need not happen in my time,” said Frodo. “So do I,” said Gandalf,”and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”

In these unprecedented times that require courageous action, we can take inspiration from the courageous heroes and guides of classic stories that we love.

These heroes take courageous action in the face of changing circumstances, life-threatening danger, journeys that seem impossible, and the loss of family and friends. They’re actions stem from a calling that is greater than themselves.

Right now, who are you choosing to be? The hero or the coward of your story?

Join me in this latest vlog to contemplate this question together.

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Scary stories and how to face them

Creek Week is coming up next week, and inevitably the question of scary river stories and how to process them will be a topic of conversation. I remember being on the banks of the White Nile River in Uganda scouting the Class V rapid called Itanda. At the time there hadn’t yet been a successful

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How to paddle with fewer strokes

Do you feel like you paddle hard and still miss lines on the river? The problem may be that you’re paddling too much. Paddling is sometimes overemphasized in instruction causing loss of control and unnecessary energy expenditure. A few years ago I posted this video of me running one of my favorite rapids: Both my

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How to uplevel your boof

Creek Week is almost here, and I’m excited to work with the group to uplevel their boof, one of my favorite whitewater kayaking skills. Not only is boofing fun, but it’s also a key technique that allows you to work with rocks instead of being afraid of them. Cultivating a working relationship with rocks goes

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