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31 Days of Adventure

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winter-headerAmy Christensen and Lydia Whitehead are at it again. They want you to start 2013 with adventure. No need to quit your job or take vacation time however. Amy and Lydia want to help you find adventure in everything. I love this idea of finding adventure in our real lives.

After three solid weeks on the mountain I recently took a quick trip to the city. No surprise, it was raining. It was dark and wet as if a layer of saran wrap had been draped over the city and the condensation had built up on everything in sight. Rhododendron leaves dripped, cedar shakes expanded with moisture, rain drops seemed to flow upward from concrete walkways, starting their journey on the ground and traveling up to the sky.

I looked around at the people, huddled beneath their hoods, dodging raindrops. No one bothered with an umbrella; the wind was too strong. No one looked very happy either.

As a skier, this rain is good. It means snow in the mountains. But these people didn’t seem too pleased with the rain. They seemed irritated. They probably weren’t skiers or snowboarders. If I wasn’t a skier, the rain would drive me crazy too.

When you follow 31 Days of Adventure, (I signed up for the 31 Winter Adventures!) what might seem like a nuisance, rain or cold or snow (to the crazed folks that don’t love snow), becomes a reason to celebrate. Today’s adventure is to catch a snowflake on your tongue. For Seattleites, you’ll have to catch a raindrop on your tongue. But the act is the same. The best part of the 31 Days is the Facebook page, where you can share your photos and experiences. Check it out and make everyday a day for adventure. You’ll be glad you did.

Book Review: Adventure in Everything

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Life is meant to be an adventure, and author and climbing guide Matt Walker knows how to find it everywhere.

In his new book he offers a formula for taking the kind of adventure usually found in the mountains and bringing it to our everyday lives.

Matt breaks it down into five elements, showing us how to truly find adventure in everything we do. I recently caught up with Matt and asked him a few questions about his book, Adventure in Everything: How the Five Elements of Adventure Create a Life of Authenticity, Purpose, and Inspiration.

Q: THE BOOK IS CALLED ADVENTURE IN EVERYTHING. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?
Matt:  Adventure in Everything is both a framework and a lifestyle choice. It is a framework that supports living with intention and purpose in the moment, daily, and in a larger sense of making sure that our actions, how we spend our time, and who we spend it with, align deeply and significantly with our values. Read the rest of this entry