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Guide Real Talk: A Guide's Guide to Addiction

Guide Real Talk: A Guide's Guide to Addiction

“In boating and in recovery, I’ve been around for just long enough to know that I don’t know sh%#. The unknown always looms ahead of me. I let go of my ego, my expectations, and I push forward, leaning into what is downstream, whatever that looks like. In recovery, I trust my values, I trust my commitment to myself, I trust this trail I’m blazing, and I trust that the discomfort won’t last and that it’s good for me.”

Idaho Guide Marisa Mirviss shares how she has navigated recovery as a guide.

Guide Real Talk: Remembrance

Guide Real Talk: Remembrance

Remember the guides that tested and tamed you, who brought you their hearts on their dirty sleeves and in return took care of yours. Remember that boat they rowed, and who rows it today. Remember the joy you share with the currents. This unspoken joy is what makes these fellow guides become precious gems in our timelines.

Idaho guide and Redside Guide Liaison Courtney Smart shares her thoughts - and discomfort - with remembrance.