120: Ray Morvan | There’s Always a Way

Ray Morvan, mortgage officer and part of a Vermont family maple sugaring business, 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 . He went on to compete in nine Peak Death Races which is almost certainly a record. We 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, everyday, and have faith that it will get better.
  3. In addition to PTSD think about PTSG – Post Traumatic Growth.

CREDITS

  • Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
  • Hosts: Joe De Sena with Johnny Waite, Sefra Alexandra, Col. Tim Nye, Dr. Delle & David Deluca
  • Synopsis – Matt Baatz

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