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The Road to Self Worth Has Over 2600 Miles

How do you define personal growth? Is it a series of self-help books, personal coaching, a long walk on the beach or simply a great workout? For one man it was a coast-to-coast hike and a camera to catalog each mile.

Photographer Andy Davidhazy recently hiked over 2,600 miles along the Pacific Crest Trail. The PCT trail leads from Mexico to Canada. Here is the catch – Andy took selfies at every mile along the way. This amazing journey took over 5 months to complete, 4.5 million steps, required 5 pairs of shoes and a guest appearance from some exciting wildlife.

After hiking 2600 miles from Mexico to Canada on the Pacific Crest Trail, a man discovers that life after a life-changing experience isn’t the change he planned for.

The end of the trail is the beginning of the story



Aside from the hike, you get to see the amazing transformation his body goes. Loosing 50 lbs and a multitude of beard mixtures, you get to see this happen frame by frame. The full journey and project can be viewed at Andy’s blog

What are you doing to find your calling in life? The clock is ticking and today is the day to set your plan in motion.


Kolby I The Healthy Primate

Quote of the Day

“There are two primary choices in life: accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.”  ~ Denis Waitley

As you start the week- what decisions and choices will you make to get closer to happiness? If there are things that are causing you stress, pain or unhappiness, only one person can change these patterns. This person is you.

Have an awesome week!


The Healthy Primate


How One Man Moved a Mountain, No Really


There is an old saying about tackling big tasks.

Q. How do you eat an elephant?
A: One bite at a time
The lesson in this, although simple is to take on large challenges or issues one step at a time. There is now way to eat the elephant whole – you have to take it piece by piece.

Karmatube posted a great video feature of Mr. Dashrath Manjhi and his journey to literally move a mountain.

“Dashrath Manjhi, also referred to as the “Mountain Man,” spent 22 long years breaking a mountain. It all started when his wife, who was trekking the mountain to bring him food, fell down and got hurt. He said to himself – everyone is born to eat, work and sleep, so why not do one thing in life which is beneficial for his wife and for others and that will serve for a long time to come?

He sold his 3 goats so he could buy the hammer and chisel needed to break the 300 foot mountain. After 22 years of daily toil, working from 4 to 8am and again, after 1pm, he carved a road 30 feet in breadth and 360 feet in length. The people from his village could now access doctors, schools and jobs. 55 years later, the Dashrath Manjhi Welfare Trust has been started to set up an employment training school for local youth. Even after his death, Dashrath Manjhi is still alive as his work has inspired thousands in his village and beyond, and will remain an inspiration for future generations.” Source Karmatube

What mountain will you move today?


The Healthy Primate

One Thing You Can do to be Happier Today

One Thing You Can do to be Happier Today

Accordingly to the Bureau of Labor Statistics we spend less than 10% of our daily time doing things outside of work and sleep. That is a huge majority of your time on this planet working. Now think about your week and put this into context – how happy are you on average? When people in the office ask you how you are doing, what is your response? I see easily over 100 people a day on average. From the start of the day to the end, people ask the same question. “How are you?”

My answer is one of the two.

  1. I’m doing amazing
  2. Best day ever

Don’t let those answers fool you. I didn’t eat a bowl of rainbows this morning and I didn’t win the lottery. Chances are, just like you I am dealing with some sort of adversity. Yet if I start my day sharing that I am doing “amazing” by the end of my day when I am reflecting I notice something interesting. After saying this repeatedly, I have tricked my mind into something. I actually had a good day in the over all perspective of things.

Think about this for a moment. If close to a majority of the time someone asks you how you are doing and your reply is either “i’m ok” or some sort of complaint, how do you feel at the end of the day?

Spoiler alert – I will bet you feel like crap and had a below or average day.

I challenge you to try the above tactic today, and let me know how you feel when you reflect on your drive home.