Hiking: The Journey of a Lifetime Begins Here

One of the interesting things about homo sapiens is our natural curiosity. Our mind’s ability to produce questions without end allows us to move beyond a singular position and propel us out, into our environment. It began the same way 40,000 years ago, when early man woke up one morning. He came out of his […]

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Working the Earth to Work Up a Sweat: The Awesomeness of Sustainable Agriculture

“When it is understood that one loses joy and happiness in the attempt to possess them, the essence of natural farming will be realized. The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.”Masanobu FukuokaThe One-Straw Revolution​​Growing food is an integral part of the human experience. […]

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A Shoebie’s Guide to Surf Training, No Beach Required

When I was a kid, there was one athlete I wanted to be more than anyone else: Otto Rocket. The tween powerhouse surfer, skater, hockey player, and general badass protagonist of Nickelodeon’s Rocket Power (R.I.P.), was a force to be reckoned with on a surfboard, and watching another wild child chase down his big wave […]

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Surfing: Sport for the Soul

​ It’s 7:00 a.m. in Playa Venao, and Leon Mach has been up for more than an hour. As we sit around the breakfast at Los Sombreros, the house restaurant in our sustainable surf hostel, he cracks a few jokes as his fingers tap the table impatiently. When it comes to surfing, it’s all about […]

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A Wall to Lean Against: Looking at a Conventional Program

Whenever you want to break down the walls and expand outward, you need to be able to recognize that those walls are there for a reason: to weed out the uninitiated and the unprepared.When you step into the weight room for the first time, the world seems like a mountain without any paths. After a […]

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Lizard-Monkey

Take a moment, and breath in your surroundings…. Let the sand and water form around your feet, grounding you… And let your mind and body wander together.  There are few greater ways to explore your environment than exploring your body’s form and the way it reacts to your day-to-day habitat. Developed in the heart of […]

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Rockclimbing: Return to the Earth; With Michael Mason

The top of the rocks along the river bed are slippery, and we can hardly keep our footing as we try to cross the water. Yet, we keep going. We have a date with a cliff in much deeper water. It’s Friday in the Panamanian Jungletown of Kalu Yala, and today, Michael Mason and I […]

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Nutrition

One of the greatest challenges in body sustainability has very little to do with the body itself. Instead, it has everything to do with what we use for fuel. Our industrial world, manufacturing people at an alarming rate, has created a perpetual struggle with food. In order to feed the masses, sustainability, fair trade, care […]

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