Category Archives: Wellness

Our Editors’ Worst Night of Outdoor Sleep Ever

We’ve all been there: lying awake in a sleeping bag, staring into darkness, wishing for sleep. Insomnia is a common affliction in the outdoors, and Outside’s editors are hardly immune. Here’s a collection of our worst nights of sleep in the woods. Our hope is that these stories help you to avoid the missteps we’ve […]

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By the Time You Read This, I’ll Be Gone

If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide or self-harm, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline toll-free from anywhere in the United States at 1-800-273-8255, or text HOME to the Crisis Text Line at 741741. If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at […]

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Grace Staberg on the Eating Disorder That Derailed Her Skimo Season

In January, the night before the third Ski Mountaineering World Cup race, I lay awake, staring at the ceiling, hands crossed neatly over my stomach. I’m familiar with prerace nerves, but this was different: I wasn’t thinking about my strategy to get to the front on the climbs, nor was I visualizing how I might minimize […]

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New England’s Nature Is Part of My Identity. How Do I Move Away?

Welcome to Tough Love. We’re answering your questions about dating, breakups, and everything in between. Our advice giver is Blair Braverman, dogsled racer and author of Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube. Have a question of your own? Write to us at toughlove@outsideinc.com. I am moving to pursue my dream job in another part of the […]

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