Joe describes how the men who taught him to survive working on an oil rig helped him escape the anger of his mother and grandmother.
Karen describes the terrifying hours and days after her son was born, and how her trust was challenged again and again.
A trip through India and Nepal offers Nate opportunities to make some easy, and some more difficult, decisions.
Minna describes reconciling her complex sense of self in a world that demands absolute truths.
Brad wrestles with a childhood promise he made to himself as he learns to accept the man he has become.
Becca tests the limits of a new relationship while posing as a chef on a charter boat in the Caribbean.
Erin's son is transformed overnight, beginning a nightmare that she must endure to save him, and herself.
An afternoon nap takes Swarvoski on a journey filled with sorrow, and hope.
A wintry drive down Wolf Creek Pass goes wrong, but helps Judith find her way forward.
A night partying with friends turns violent, leaving Aaron changed forever.
Michael describes his adventures hitchhiking with an eccentric friend who had some unique ideas on how to be open to where the universe was leading them.
Ashley tells her story of a spring backcountry skiing trip near Telluride that taught her about the fine line between anger and fear.
Wendy describes her encounter with law enforcement on an otherwise beautiful summer night.
Luke explains how rock climbing almost killed him, but ultimately saved him.
Frank tells his story of looking for his daughter at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon.
Rachel describes her fleeting exposure with wildness during a canoe trip on the Petawawa River in Algonquin Provincial Park.
Liz tells her story of visiting her boyfriend in the hospital, and their unconventional attempt to find some privacy.
Katie describes her battle with alcohol addiction, the man who helped her along the way, and how she found the strength to be present in her life.
David tells his story of chasing the American Dream, and the painful awakening that changed his life.
Dan tells the story of a mountaineering trip to Russia where he learned that carrying cash has it's price.