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.

Lessons:

 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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