TEAM MUSTO: MEL MCDERMOT
Mel is a hiking guide, mental health advocate and the founder of GALZGONEWILD, an all-female led community that nourishes the mental wellbeing and grows the confidence of women via guided outdoor adventures, getaways, workshops and mountain skills training.
What does adventure mean to you?
It's any experience that fills me up and leaves my heart full at the end of the day.
WHY ARE THE OUTDOORS SO IMPORTANT TO YOU?
I’m never more at peace than when I’m hiking in the mountains. I'm embraced by the outdoors - I feel welcomed, rooted, whole, calm, strong, happy, rejuvenated and free. It has the ability to crack me open and heal me over and over again. It's my medicine. It's my coming home.
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WHO OR WHAT INSPIRES YOU TO LIVE FORWARD?
Looking back to the past, back to when I was suffering with depression, I realise that there’s not a single part of that time that I regret.
Without those dark times, I wouldn’t be here now, I wouldn’t be doing what I’m doing, what I love.
I truly believe that things happen the way they are supposed to and that events of the past guide us to where we are supposed to be. My past inspires me to Live Forward, I learn from it, use it and let it shape me into the woman that I am today and will be tomorrow.