Finding Community Helped This Former Addict Build Mental Resilience
Ray Morvan credits stoicism for getting through life challenges that would break a lesser man.
A mortgage officer and part of a Vermont family maple sugaring business, Ray Morvan found extreme multi-day racing at random, after a battle with alcohol and opiate addiction. By helping him find community and a way to exert and build mental resilience, it's exactly what the doctor ordered. Morvan went on to compete in nine Peak Death Races, which is almost certainly a record. Spartan Up! spoke with him at the Spartan Winter Agoge. Morvan credits stoicism for getting through life challenges that would break a lesser man. He is now championing the issue of addiction by assisting anyone who is willing to reach out to him. Morvan's phone line is open.
1. Figure it out. There's always a way.
2. Simply put yourself out there, every day, and have faith that it will get better.
3. In addition to PTSD, think about PTG -- Post Traumatic Growth.
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