The Blue Wren Adventures project centres its philosophy around the four major aims of Positive Psychology:
The inception of the Blue Wren came from my rise to personal challenges and in making the silver linings of many years of adversities. This year marks a decade since my diagnosis with mental illnesses. Needless to say, I celebrate with great pensiveness and gratitude for the way it has shaped everything. Being in the wilderness for a good part of the last ten years has meant a great deal of fumbling in the dark, of falling and tripping, and writhing with painful uncertainty. Yet something wonderful happens in amoungst all that, and that is the ability to sense and recognise other wildlings. An acquired skill to engage and relate to other people, to different people. It drives me to be productive and creative, and most importantly, to look beyond my own life and help others find meaning in their own story.
In Brene Brown's (2017) recent book, Braving the Wilderness, she writes for us to "show up for collective moments of joy and pain so we can actually bear witness to inextricable human connection". Blue Wren Adventures is designed for the purpose of teaching us to show up for strangers as they share in their passion, joy, pain and struggle. It is most certainly about human connection by collective experience, and it is also more as it connects us to the natural world around us, from sea to summit.
The Blue Wren
Counsellor | Coach | Rock Climber | Adventure Seeker | Mental Health Advocate