029 -Jesse Cody is the founder of Hike the Good Hike, a brand that emphasizes how hiking and wilderness exploration can benefit mental health.
In 2014, after years of struggling with mental health issues, Jesse was suicidal. Through a series of serendipitous occurrences involving Bill Bryson’s book “A Walk in the Woods” and a cameo by Robert Redford, he embarked on the Appalachian Trail – a 2,200 mile walk that saved his life. 5 years and roughly 7,500 miles of trails later, Jesse embraces life fully and is deeply aligned with his purpose. In this episode, Thomas and Jesse discuss Jesse’s path and how it can inspire others to take care of their mental health.
2:30 – Jesse’s background and path to hiking & mental health awareness
11:00 – letting others in on struggles and what that felt like for Jesse at his lowest point
13:30 – the universality of not feeling good enough
16:00 – why don’t media outlets cover mental health?
21:30 – what sparked Jesse’s passion for hiking and what keeps him in love with the outdoors
33:00 – Benefits of therapy
33:30- Jesse’s non profit, Hike the Good Hike
39:30 -There e is love in the world for you
41:30 – 3 Things Game
- Jesse’s Question – what are three things you have learned about commitment?
- Thomas Question – what are three things you have learned about business?