REI CO-OP's Journal (Stories of a Life Outdoors) recently published 'The Nature Fix: Why We're Hardwired for Adventure', speaking to and learning more about Gillian Schair and the Ladies Adventure Club.
“I feel more alive when I adventure,” Schair told me recently. “I spent a good portion of my life being a little bit afraid, not willing to take risks. Then in my 30s, I decided I don’t have to be perfect. It’s okay to take risks and fail. It opened up something inside of me and made me feel energized and thrilled. Being a little outside our comfort zone pushes our interior envelopes a bit.”
The clip below is from Erin Ovalle’s show, MaineLife, which airs every Sunday morning at 11:30 on WCSH & WLBZ. At the end of May, Erin hiked with the LAC at Ovens Mouth Preserve in Boothbay – we had a great time chatting with her and sharing what makes the LAC so special.
Writer Katy Kelleher joined the LAC for a hike up Bald and Speckled Mountains and then published her article in the July issue of the Old Port Magazine. Take a peek at her piece right below; click on the images below for a larger view.
“You can’t grow if you just sit still,” says Gillian Schair of Portland. "You can’t summit a mountain, learn to surf, or try your hand at archery without first making a bold decision to leave the house – and your comfort zone."
Lakeside Archery with Ladies Adventure Club Maine
Bullseye! We honed our archery skills yesterday at Lakeside Archery in North Yarmouth with the Ladies Adventure Club. When they're not honing their inner Katniss, club members also go hiking and snowshoeing, do yoga and meditation, take shooting lessons and drink bourbon. FMI: https://ladiesadventureclubmaine.com/Posted by Fit Maine on Sunday, December 4, 2016