Nov 25, 2018
The host of an adventure podcast pauses to examine the internal adventures of kindness, humor, and stillness. Shelby Stanger of Wild Ideas Worth Living, sponsored by REI, shares her strategies for biohacking feeling good daily. She invites athletes to challenges themselves with quieter pursuits of meditation and Yoga and leaves listeners with the relief and encouragement she experienced when writing herself a letter from her future self.
Join us as Shelby and I resonate on the challenges of carving out space for quiet, slowing down and learning we actually have the tools and insight to offer ourselves the self-help we need, perhaps without needing to consult an external “expert.”
Wild Ideas Worth Living Podcast https://wildideasworthliving.com/
Alex Honnold http://www.alexhonnold.com/
Courtney Carver https://courtneycarver.com/
Shelby’s Interview with Gabby Reece https://wildideasworthliving.com/gabby-reece-advice-on-life-finding-balance-and-optimizing-fitness-and-health/
Laird Hamilton https://www.lairdhamilton.com/
Jen Sincero https://jensincero.com/
Shelby’s interview with Cheryl Strayed https://wildideasworthliving.com/cheryl-strayed-on-hiking-getting-outside-being-kind-and-writing-like-a-mofo/
Shelby’s interview with Rebecca Rusch https://wildideasworthliving.com/rebecca-rusch-how-to-take-risks-and-carve-your-own-trail/
Yoga Healer Podcast https://yogahealer.com/podcasts/
Prince Harry surfing for Mental Health https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/people/prince-harry-and-meghan-join-mental-health-group-hug-on-bondi-beach-1.3669012
01:28 Easeful Living Practice ~ What are your internal adventures?
05:04 Interview with Shelby Stanger begins!
09:05 Another way to challenge yourself if you’re already an athlete: yoga, stillness, quiet
12:28 How Shelby biohacks feeling good everyday including JOMO (the joy of missing out!)
19:25 Letting go of perfectionism and being with the task at hand
24:00 Humor as a healer for perfectionism and its power to help us learn new things
29:57 Why kindness matters
33:24 Ayurvedic Self-Massage and quick transition into princess adventuring:)
37:21 More on humor and Shelby’s strategy of writing herself a letter, plus getting real about substances and emotions
“A good adventure is one that gets you a little out of your comfort zone, but helps you make a positive change in your life.” -- Shelby Stanger
“My physical challenge... is to try to do a little less, a little more consciously, and to carve some space for just quiet; that’s not easy for me though!” -- Shelby Stanger
“I don’t stack, I focus. I monotask.” -- Shelby Stanger
“I think being offended really sets us back, and doesn’t allow us to take power, it just allows us to divert our anger.” -- Shelby Stanger
“The biggest thing we can all do is just be really kind to each other.” -- Shelby Stanger
“There’s this perception (in the
self-help world) that we have to wait for someone else to tell us
what we need to help ourselves.” -- Andrea Catherine
Shelby Stanger has been obsessed with storytelling since she inked her first article in a national newspaper at the ripe age of 15. As a longtime adventure journalist and marketing consultant in the action and outdoor sports world, the waterwoman has standup-paddled a portion of the Peruvian Amazon, dove into the punk rock scene reporting about a summer-long series called the Vans Warped Tour, surfed from Tofino to Tavarua, and interviewed countless CEOs, entrepreneurs and pro athletes on assignment for major international publications and brands like Outside Magazine and Vans. The common thread: A little adventure is life’s antidote. To second chances. To soul seeking. To success. Her Wild Ideas Worth Living podcast, established in 2016, amplifies these narratives with Shelby going further afield for high-impact storytelling that empowers others to live their passions, and get outside.