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8 12, 2016

Expanding the Definition of Adventure

By | December 8th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

What is your next adventure?" is a question that audience members frequently ask. I never know how to respond. After a lifetime as an mountaineer and trekker, my answer might seem odd to some. Do I yearn for the summit of another distant peak? Well, yes. And no. Consider the tragedy on Mont Blanc this summer, [...]

8 12, 2016

Re-Defining Adventure: The One Minute Mystic

By | December 8th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The most beautiful and most profound emotion we can experience is the sensation of the mystical. It is the sower of all true science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead. - Albert Einstein The One Minute Mystic A young [...]

28 11, 2016

Shangri-La Found

By | November 28th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Through rutted winding streets of Kathmandu Dodging crowded humans, cows, dogs, rickshaws Everything moves like slow fluid in this atmosphere Thick as dreams With sewage, incense, dust and fever And the smoke of brick kilns and cremations Tom Kelly's bike rumbles down - on the Tibetan side of town. My intention was to sneak across the [...]

28 11, 2016

Stop Being a Wise Guy and…Play!

By | November 28th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

You heard it here first. Serious work is about to become a thing of the past. Not because of robots and cybernetics but because a serious work ethic is an outdated approach to the exigencies of our time. And you, as an ever-adaptive human are going to have to start playing more to survive. Sapien means [...]

28 11, 2016

Living, Laughing Naked on the Beach: The Yaghan Way

By | November 28th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

For centuries, the Yaghans of Tierra del Fuego never bothered to invent clothing. In the coldest, wettest most miserable climate in the world they ran around naked... laughing... fishing... making love... telling stories crouched around fires on the beach. They didn't invent clothing because it wasn't a good idea. Since it rained most every day, anything [...]

13 11, 2016

For Speakers: How to Cast a Magic Spell

By | November 13th, 2016|Categories: Adventure, Speaking|0 Comments

Last year, after twenty-five years as a full-time professional speaker, I finally decided I had accumulated enough knowledge and experience to take on the most challenging adventure of all. I became a speaking coach. Words are magic. Alepho Deng learned this in Africa as he sat around the fire in rapt attention, gape-mouthed, as his father [...]

6 11, 2016

For InVenturers – Free Your Inner Caveman

By | November 6th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

By: Dr. Jeff Salz Six Steps to Optimal Health, Brain Power and Happiness Health is not the absence of disease. It is the desire and ability to actively engage in life. From that state comes our capacity to love, to learn, to create thriving careers and families. The only problem is that prehistoric humans had a [...]

27 09, 2016

For InVenturers: Success! 2014 Himalayan Expedition on Top

By | September 27th, 2016|Categories: Adventure, Speaking|0 Comments

By Dr. Jeff Salz For me, this trek was to be a vertical dance of celebration of the transitions occurring in my life. It was also to be my last. We made it. 17,000 ft. Mt. Shrikhand Mahadev. Photo Credit: Dick Plush The climbing was steep, the elevation and the scenery stole away our breath. The [...]

31 07, 2016

For InVenturers: Epigenetics: The Science of Self Knowledge

By | July 31st, 2016|Categories: Adventure, Speaking|Tags: |0 Comments

By: Dr. Jeff Salz Hallelujah! I got a refund on my union dues. But when I woke up this morning, I musta had someone else's blues. I swear I don't know why. I don't know why I feel this way. I got someone else's blues in the midst of an almost perfect day. --Someone Else's Blues, [...]

31 07, 2016

Eric Kaufman: Choosing Courage

By | July 31st, 2016|Categories: Adventure, Speaking|Tags: , , |0 Comments

By Dr. Jeff Salz "Courage is a choice that we make to not just stand our ground, but to move forward into that realm of disquiet, anxiety, fear, terror or whatever levels of anxiousness might be related to the moment. Courage is a choice. Rather than run backward - which is a reflex, a habit, an [...]