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It’s About the freedom

J. Michael Mcdade

I am a counselor, coach, executive, and serial entrepreneur. I love and thrive in adventure and I teach others how to incorporate what they love into their lives.

This page is my personal writing blog and a place to capture my thoughts, emotions, passions, and ideas. I share them freely hoping that they will help others see life more clearly.’



Adventure, in its myriad forms, is more than just a fleeting thrill; it’s a way of life that embodies the spirit of exploration, discovery, and freedom. Whether scaling a mountain, traveling to unknown places, or merely trying something new, the incorporation of adventure into one’s life leads to personal growth and a connection to the world that’s both invigorating and fulfilling. It breaks the shackles of routine and allows the soul to breathe, fostering a sense of wonderment and a deeper understanding of oneself and one’s capabilities.

The mental health benefits of adventure are profound and multi-faceted. Engaging in adventurous activities promotes a sense of well-being, self-confidence, and resilience. It provides a mental escape from daily stressors, opening up new perspectives and creating space for introspection and self-discovery. The freedom to explore, take risks, and embrace the unknown can be profoundly therapeutic, serving as a catalyst for personal transformation and a pathway to a more content, balanced, and joyful life.