First, you probably need to know that these are a small handful of the things that Ricardo Lau, our latest guestagrammer at instagram.com/thewellnessalmanac, loves to do: fishing, shredding, mountain biking, shooting.
His images are exuberant, cheeky, and full of amazing light.
Then, you’ll understand the power of his final confession:
Being injured, especially in this community, can really do a number on your mental health.
This community is full of people in various stages of rehab, recovery, brokenness and grief and we need to let each other know it’s safe to not always be “winning” and that even if you’re out of commission or reconfiguring your relationship with your body and your expectations, you still belong here.
Thank you, instagram.com/cardobear, for showing up, sharing your images with us, and sharing some of the other pieces of yourself that are harder to put out there but that might open a doorway for other people to do the same.