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From demanding physical feats to quiet meditation, activities that push our bodies and minds to the limits are good for more than just a brief rush.

Most of us thrive when we’re nesting in our physical and mental comfort zones: a state of being where we feel safe and secure and have the general rhythm of our lives figured out. Anything that takes us out of this bubble becomes unsettling and uncomfortable, and we’re generally apprehensive about—or do our best to avoid—situations that force us to face the great unknown. But the danger of subscribing to this philosophy of self-preservation is complacency—of becoming content with easy

  • Words:
    Rachel Eva Lim
  • Illustration:
    Katrin Coetzer

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  • Words:
    Rachel Eva Lim
  • Illustration:
    Katrin Coetzer
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