What would it feel like to take that first step into “risk land”? If you’re stuck on what steps to take toward living a life of risk, Caroline Paul has the juice – she’s whitewater rafted with legends Lars Holbek and Beth Rypins, been sucked up into a storm cloud while paragliding, and crashed her experimental aircraft due to engine trouble.
Caroline jumps on the podcast this week to discuss the life of adventure she leads, concepts from her book like “micro bravery,” and ways to empower our lives in the face of physical and mental challenge. As a former member of the male-dominated San Francisco Fire Department Rescue Squad and someone who’s climbed the Golden Gate Bridge, she’s an authority on breaking physical and psychological barriers.
Check out Caroline’s latest book, The Gutsy Girl: Escapades for Your Life of Epic Adventure, and remember: “You’re a big wave surfer, if the wave is big for you.”
Why Do We Teach Girls That It’s Cute To Be Scared? – Caroline’s New York Times article.
Fighting Fire – Caroline’s first novel about her experiences in a male-dominated fire department.
Lost Cat: A True Story of Love, Desperation and GPS Technology – featured on Brain Pickings.
The Gutsy Girl: Escapades for Your Life of Epic Adventure – featured on Brain Pickings.
Thermal Flying – A video that closely resembles the terrifying “cloud suck” Caroline encountered.
Amy Cuddy’s TED Talk – How body language can communicate confidence and change perceptions.
Total Immersion – Instruction that teaches swimmers to move through the water efficiently.
Alexandra Paul – IMDB page for Caroline’s twin sister, Alexandra.