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146: 28 Days In Darkness w Traver Boehm

December 4, 2019

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28 Days In Darkness

Traver Boehm is the author of Today I Rise, as well as Man UNcivilized. He’s a two time TEDx speaker and men’s coach, and the founder of the UNcivilized Men’s Movement redefining the way around the globe experience their masculinity by uniquely blending both the Primal Masculine with the Divine.

Drawing upon an eclectic background ranging from professional bodyguarding and Mixed Martial Arts to Traditional Chinese Medicine and meditation, Traver also teaches people to skillfully use the inevitable pain of their lives as fuel for growth and positive change.

In 2016 after losing a pregnancy, his marriage, and his business partnership all within days of each other, he created a radical social experiment and spent the next 12 months as if it were his last year to live, aptly naming it “The Year to Live Project.” A few of the highlights of the year include:

  • Volunteering with the dying as a hospice worker

  • Spending 28 days in complete isolation and pitch black darkness in Guatemala (TEDx for reference)

  • Living in the frigid Utah wilderness for a month with only a knife, a water bottle, and a blanket

When not teaching or radically shifting the way men experience their masculinity, Traver can be found chewing on his thumbnail in front of his laptop, chasing surf around the globe, or being reminded that yoga is a lot harder than it looks.



Topics Discussed: 

  • How to own who you are 
  • The 2 questions every person should ask themselves
  • The Hero’s Journey and answering the call 
  • The year that changed his life 
  • Spending 28 days in complete isolation and pitch black darkness in Guatemala (TEDx for reference)
  • Traver’s biggest questions to MEN 


Traver’s Book: www.ManUncivilized.com/thebook


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