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Adventures in Opting Out
Adventures in Opting Out

Adventures in Opting Out

A Field Guide to Leading an Intentional Life


200 Pages

Formats: EPUB

EPUB, $14.95 (US $14.95) (CA $20.95)

Publication Date: September 2020

ISBN 9781789562804

Rights: BCOM X CA

Trigger Publishing (Sep 2020)


eBook Editions Available

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Not yet published. Ships 9/17/2020.


"I emerged from Adventures in Opting Out feeling courageous. In these pages, Cait Flanders does more than simply inspire us to live with more depth and authenticity. She gives us rare, practical guidance on reaching beyond outworn cultural norms to discover—and to follow—the adventure that is ours alone to create." —Lyanda Lynn Haupt, author of Mozart's Starling "The prose reads like a long letter from a good friend. The book is unique and full of wisdom. I highly recommend Adventures in Opting Out!" —Tammy Strobel, author of You Can Buy Happiness (and It's Cheap)Opt out of expectations and live a more intentional life with this refreshing guide from the bestselling author of The Year of Less. We all follow our own path in life. At least, that's what we're told. In reality, many of us either do what is expected of us, or follow the invisible but well-worn paths that lead to what is culturally acceptable. For some, those paths are fine - even great. But they leave some of us feeling disconnected from ourselves and what we really want. When that discomfort finally outweighs the fear of trying something new, we're ready to opt out. After going through this process many times, Cait Flanders found there is an incredible parallel between taking a different path in life and the psychological work it takes to summit a mountain - especially when you decide to go solo. In Adventures in Opting Out, she offers a trail map to help you with both. As you'll see, reaching the first viewpoint can be easy -- and it offers a glimpse of what you're walking toward. Climbing to the summit for the full view is worth it. But in the space between those two peaks you will enter a world completely unknown to you, and that is the most difficult part of the path to navigate. Offering guidance and advice, drawn from Caits' own journey and stories of others, you'll have all the encouragement and insight you'll need to take the path less travelled and create the life you want. Just step up to the trail head and expect it to be an adventure.

Author Biography

Cait Flanders is the author of Wall Street Journal bestseller, The Year of Less. Described by Vogue as "a fascinating look into a living experiment that we can all learn from," it has been translated into 8 languages, and went on to become one of the most-sold nonfiction books on Amazon in July 2018, and one of Powell's Staff Top Fives that same year. Her story has been shared in the New York Times, The Guardian, The Globe and Mail,, Forbes, and more. Cait always has an adventure in the calendar and believes in leaving every place better than she found it.