Cheryl-StrayedHappiness interview: Cheryl Strayed.
I wanted to do a happiness interview with Cheryl Strayed after I read her fascinating memoir, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail. In her twenties, at a time when she felt as though she had nothing more to lose, Cheryl hiked solo along the Pacific Crest Trail for 1100 miles. She was inexperienced and ill-prepared, but determined to set herself on this adventure.
I love all accounts of happiness projects; Cheryl's undertaking had nothing in common with the kind of things I did for my happiness project, yet I gained a lot from reading about her experiences.
Gretchen: What's a simple activity that consistently makes you happier?
Cheryl: Walking. Doesn't it make everyone happier? I challenge you to walk for twenty minutes and not feel better by the end of it. It's the cheapest, healthiest cure on earth.
What's something you know now about happiness that you didn't know when you were 18 years old?
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