Our top 5 most read blog posts from the past 50 issues of our beloved monthly newsletter, The Harvest.
For the uninitiated, camping may seem like way more trouble than it’s worth. (Um, why would you willingly give up a hot shower and a warm bed?) But camping is the stuff classic summer memories are made of. We chat with Ret — avid outdoorsman, Colorado Outward Bound Board Member, and cofounder of Ned — about the joys of roughing it and what you need to get going.
LOVE THE LIFE YOU LIVE
Do you ever think you should be living a more extraordinary life? Yes? All the time? Of course you do! We’re all under immense pressure to keep up with the Joneses. Deep down, we all want to feel connected and relevant. (Spoiler alert: We are, just by being alive.) It’s easy to see this as a character flaw and point the finger at social media, but the truth is, we’re actually programmed to care about what others think of us as a matter of survival, and, like it or not, how we feel about ourselves often hinges on it. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to be admired and loved, but the anxiety it causes can create a lot of problems. So, how can we approach this fact of life in a healthy way?
BALANCE: HOW TO ACTUALLY FIND IT
We’re about to let you in on an ancient secret . . .
10 MISTAKES THAT CAUSE YOU TO FAIL (AND HOW TO SUCCEED INSTEAD)
Don’t have a good track record with keeping your goals or resolutions? You’re not alone, not by a long shot. If only change was as easy as simply deciding to do or not to do something. In reality, our brains are much more complex than that. Studies show 90% of New Year’s Resolutions fail. Once more for the people in the back: Resolutions Do Not Work. Turns out, the way most of us approach change is fundamentally wrong. Here are 10 common mistakes, and what to do instead.
WHAT’S SELF LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT
Groucho Marx once quipped: “I refuse to join any club that would have me for a member.” Humor sure has a way of getting at the most basic truths. Case in point: Without a little self-love, you’ll never be able to fully accept the love of others. This is how we end up hurting the ones we love — and ourselves — and why practicing self-love is so darn important. Knowing how to love ourselves a little is the kindest thing we can do for everyone.