When former U.S. Army Captain and Bronze Star Recipient Stacy Bare retired from the military he began battling depression and substance abuse. For Stacy, the path to healing began when a friend to him rock climbing in Colorado. Stacy wondered “if it feels this good for me, what could it do for others?” Since then, Stacy has used outdoor recreation to help hundreds improve their mental wellness. He’s now the Director of the Sierra Club Outdoors, a Brand Ambassador for The North Face and was co-named National Geographic Adventurer of the Year in 2014. In this episode, learn how taking just a few seconds to appreciate the beauty of your natural environment can help improve your overall happiness.

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