Ep # 32 | Hiking Saved My Life, with Jesse Cody (Boston Mule)
Jesse Cody is the founder/director of Hike the Good Hike, which emphasizes how hiking and wilderness exploration can benefit mental health.
In his own words....
Late in 2014, after years of struggling with my own mental health issues, I was contemplating suicide. Through a series of serendipitous occurrences involving Bill Bryson’s book A Walk in the Woods and a cameo by Robert Redford (long story…), I found myself on the Appalachian Trail, having never pitched a tent before. It was the walk that saved my life - all 2,200 miles of it.
Hiking uplifted my spirit and convinced me that life was worth living. I was able to calm the voices in my head that I’d spent a lifetime battling and actually engage with them from a thoughtful and grounded place. 5 years and roughly 6,500 miles of trails later, I embrace life fully and feel deeply aligned with my purpose. Today I am committed to sharing my journey to inspire others.
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