Get your copy of Misadventure Musings

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After months of caffeine-fuelled all-nighters, my new book is finally here! Misadventure Musings: Lessons learned from life’s awesome and absurd moments is an illustrated collection of 40 true stories from my past and what those experiences have taught me about overcoming obstacles and making the most out of life. I’ve pulled out all the stops for this book, combining some of my absolute favourite stories from this blog with a number of brand new ones.

So if you’re on the prowl for a few laughs, some fun inspirational reading or the perfect Christmas gift for someone, Misadventure Musings may be just what you’re looking for.

Check out the video below to learn more and visit the Books section to order your copy today!

Book Announcement: Josh Martin’s Misadventure Musings

blog1If you’re a regular to this blog, you may have noticed that I’ve been a real slacker lately in terms of posting new content. That’s not to say it hasn’t been a hectic few months. Summer was bookended by some A-grade adventuring. In May, I was climbing glaciers and camping on sheep farms in Iceland. By the end of August, I was sipping moonshine while sitting in a Tennessee river. Continue reading

Channel Your Everyday Awesome

Lifestyle Citizens presentationThe clothes we wear, the food we eat, the way we treat each other: our small, everyday actions can go a long way in making our world an awesome place.

That’s the message behind my new talk that I’ll be sharing with schools, businesses and community groups this year. These presentations are part of my work with my not-for-profit organization Lifestyle Citizens, which aims to empower people to be good neighbours, environmental stewards and ethical consumers.

Learn more about it by clicking on the video below or visiting the Lifestyle Citizens website. And please share with anybody you think might be interested in having me in as a guest speaker! Continue reading

Luck: Lessons learned from a man named Frank

luck - patient shaking handsWe all like to think we’re in control of our lives. But as I learned from a fellow cancer patient, luck is still very much part of the equation.

“I’ll see you when you get out,” I said, shaking Frank’s hand.

Part of me knew I was lying. I’m no doctor, but I had a strong hunch that I was shaking the hand of a dead man. I had lost a lot of weight following my bone marrow transplant. But Frank? Frank was positively skeletal. Continue reading

Handing over the reins: Lessons learned from banshee babies and buttered butts

running with babyAs I learned from being a terrible babysitter, the best bosses don’t freak out when mistakes are made and give their employees time to get better at their job.

I don’t have kids. But I’ve got to think that trusting your children with a babysitter can be a nerve-wracking experience. Particularly if that babysitter is someone like me or my brother Nicholas. Continue reading

The Importance of Community: Lessons learned from chasing a Killer at 2 a.m.

chasing catIt’s 2 A.M., there’s a killer on the loose, and it’s up to me to catch him…

No, that’s not the opening line to my new thriller novel. That exact situation literally happened to me recently. Now, I really wish I could leave it at that and have you believe I’m some badass secret agent. But I feel obliged to reveal a couple other minor details about that night. Continue reading

How to cope and keep going when times get tough (my guest blog on Tiny Buddha)

hikeLife is full of difficult moments. Sometimes we can find ways around them. A lot of times though, we just need to power through them. I’ve had the good fortune once again to guest blog for the uber-awesome advice website Tiny Buddha, where I share five ways to help you weather the storms life throws your way.

Check out the article here.

(You may also be interested in the other post I did for Tiny Buddha, Lessons from Almost Dying: Appreciate the Everyday Awesome.)

Thinking Things Through: Lessons learned from nearly swallowing a severed human toe

toeThere are 3 items on my ultimate bucket list. Joining Captain Dick’s World Famous Sour Toe Cocktail Club is one of them. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this… unusual… drinking tradition, Sour Toe cocktails are found exclusively at the Downtown Hotel bar in Dawson City, Yukon, Canada. Entry into the prestigious club is easy enough: you simply have to drink a shot of whiskey… Oh yeah, and your class has a severed human toe in it, which must touch your lips as you take your drink. Continue reading