Shea Oliver

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Stories of Radical Change & Authentic Happiness


Stories of amazing people who've made radical changes in their lives for something more important.

The 7 Mindset Secrets

My foundational coaching framework that will empower you to radically change your life

Tales and photography of my travels to places of stunning beauty and destinations of significant meaning


Shea's Latest Blog Posts

Changing Your Life is Like Carrying a Snapping Turtle
A chance encounter with a snapping turtle stuck on a road reminds me of the process of changing your life
NuCamp T@G XL Outback Walkthrough
For the last few years, I've been watching the popularity of teardrop trailers explode. These tiny camping wonders were popular[...]
Beginning 1001 Tales of Treasure
In the summer of 2017, I launched "My National Park Quest." It was born during a trip to some of[...]
Relaunching Your Life for Authentic Happiness
What makes someone step away from the narrative of how our lives should be lived? You know, the story that begins with good grades to get into a good college to land that first job, and then move up the ladder, etc., etc. My new project, The Priority Paradigm, is exploring what motivates people to make radical changes in their lives and veer from the "normal" model of life.
Descending into the Black Canyon of the Gunnison
Within the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, reaching the Gunnison River means either repelling down 2,000-foot cliffs or "hiking" down steep ravines. As I am not a technical climber, I opted to trek to the river via the SOB Draw. The trip down took about two hours, while the journey back up took over four hours, but every minute of the day was well worth the effort. Being in the Black Canyon is a unique and memorable experience.
I’m Not A Racist, But…
"You can't be here. You don't belong." In a bar in Mexico, on a dark, isolated, country road, the bartender's words hit. A friend and I were someplace that we didn't belong. In a situation that seemed suddenly dangerous, my mind generated dozens of potentially bad outcomes. The next words from the bartender would teach me an important lesson.