1. Health & well-being
- Mind/Mental Health
- Sense of Purpose
- body/physical health
2. Risk & resiliency
- Parenting/Child Development
- Education and learning Frameworks
- Last Child in the Woods: Richard Louv
- How comfortable are parents with risk? balance with safety
- Accomplish Risk=Confidence booster
- unplanned scenarios- experience in the moment
- keep adventure simple
- journey vs. destination
- UK Study: Kids Need Adventure Data on kids and parents desire to experience more adventure
- Edge of the Map (Book): “Sport of climbing is misunderstood…they don’t have a death wish, but a wish to live in a way that few understand.” “It’s a type of alive- not like a party, but like being one with the world. It’s being in tune.” -Johanna Garton (quoting Christine Boskoff)
- most authentic person, alone in the woods experience (reference to OnBeing podcast with Mary Oliver: the trees were her people)
- Challenges experienced along the way
- Moment that breeds confidence, power
- Experience hard things together
- Shared experience builds trust and common will
- WHOorg shows US in top 3 for highest rates of depression and anxiety along with China and India.
- Data from U.S. Bureau of labor and Stats, the average output has increased 400% since 1950
- Women who don’t take vacations are 3x more likely to be depressed and anxious
- Constant sitting—puts you at higher risk of heart disease, diabetes, depression, and obesity…
- Decision fatigue- willpower and reasoning ability drain… Study on Israeli judges- declined to 0% likely to grant parole when not taking breaks, bc easiest and safest answer.
- Nielson Poll 2018 found- 71% who regularly take vacations are satisfied with their jobs, 78% who take vacations at least one a year are happier and more satisfied with their lives
- Framingham Heart Study showed Men who vacationed regularly were over 32% less likely to die from a heart attack and for women who vacation regularly, that figure jumps to 50% less likely to die from a heart attack.
- June 2019: survey, nearly 90% of North American employees claim that taking a lunch breaks helps them feel refreshed and ready to get back to work.
- Ernst and Young showed for each additional 10 hours of PTO taken by employees, their year end performance ratings improved 8%
- Jennifer Deal, the Senior Research Scientist at the Center for Creative Leadership says “research clearly shows that taking a break in the middle of the day for lunch is a recovery period, allowing employees to come back refreshed and reinvigorated for the second half of the day”
Interesting case study:
Citing a famous study, Scott notes that Israeli judges were more likely to grant paroles to prisoners after their two daily breaks than after they had been working for a while. As decision fatigue set in, the rate of granting paroles gradually dropped to near 0% because judges resorted to the easiest and safest option—just say no. Decision fatigue can lead to simplistic decision-making and procrastination.
Kids Need Adventure: A study of 1500 parents and 1103 kids in the UK show the deficiency in kids experiencing adventure
• 50% of kids had never taken part in any adventure sports.
• 50% of kids had never been camping.
• 41% of kids had never taken part in a scavenger hunt.
• 44% of parents played outside as a child more than their kids do.
• 38% of parents said they’re more protective of kids than their parents were.
• 40% of parents said they don’t have time or money to do adventure activities with their kids
Great articles used as sources for above, on the power of taking breaks: