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Have you ever asked “What job could I do that would allow me to travel, give me the freedom to follow the sun, the people and the experiences that i want in my life?” then second guessed yourself when you came up with an idea? Read this……
Modern society leaves us hard pressed to find more than a handful of hours a day when we are not exposed to something designed to make us question ourselves . We are mentally and emotionally tired, we are stressed, and we are over-exposed. But there are still a few places where they can’t touch us.
For me personally, it’s only when I’m out there, maybe hiking, running trails, on the open road, or in the clear air, that I remember to breathe and dream. I remember who I really am. Who I was before I decided to live by the rules given to me by others.
Remote multi-day walking and camping adventures, indulgent food and wine trips, and options to explore exotic, hard to reach destinations- there is plenty on offer within Australia!ia.
You’re enjoying a day out with friends. The sun is shining and the laughter is flowing. Then suddenly, for no apparent reason, you’re comparing yourself to the woman next to you, calculating how much faster/fitter/stronger/better she is. Read Sparta Chicks founder, Jen Brown, tips on silencing your inner critic.
She understood nature as the epicentre of connection. Firstly with nature itself, then with ourselves, and then with others. She understood the environment and its effects on our biochemistry. She knew connection in nature was a journey of return.
“When I’m in the outdoors I feel as though I’m exactly where I should be. In the outdoors I feel stronger, more capable and more focused. I no longer care about what I’ve achieved in life because I’ve just achieved something amazing. Right here. Right now. Right in this very moment.”
“So, when are you going to show yourself to the world?”
‘Being able to get clear on exactly what you are scared of is the first step to shifting the fear.” Life Coach Kemi Nekvapil asks What Scares You Most?
A swag of women designers across the world are now creating cool urban cycling fashion and accessories for women. To the naked eye, they look like everyday fashion accessories, but under lights and on a cyclist, they are glamorous, life-saving adornments. Pieces are subtle enough to integrate into the daily wardrobe, going seamlessly from the staff meeting to happy hour.
Albert Einstein once said “Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bicycle.” and we couldn’t agree more. In an instant, cycling can transport you back to your childhood.
I struggled with lots of fear and self-doubt before I finally gathered the courage to press ‘publish’ and launch a podcast dedicated to asking other women about their fear and self-doubt. Oh, the irony!
For some reason, many of us have terrible trouble in pursuing something that satisfies our individual interests outside our social roles as mothers, partners, daughters, wives (etc) without having some guilt about doing it
When I was sure that no one was watching, I got up and danced in the sand. My arms wide, my chin lifted skyward, I moved to the tune of the ocean and the beat of my heart. I began to sing, softly at first, and then gaining courage, I let my vocal cords be free to the wind.
Whether we like it or not, we are now documenting our experiences of life in very public ways. Our lives and journeys have become mini-documentary series' that many of us enjoy following, but not all of us are skilled in constructing.
Brassieres! Over the shoulder boulder holders, double-barrelled slingshots. We have heard them all! It doesn't matter what it is called, all we know is that sometimes these things are painful - especially when you are hiking with a full backpack.
Ever since I can remember I’ve wanted to travel. It’s like it’s in my blood. When I was a kid I’d spend hours contemplating world globes and Atlases, I had created my own world-wide bucket list before I even knew what a bucket list was. Little did I know how long it’d take before I actually started travelling,
Every element of that adventure to Federation Peak should have been miserable and yet, when I reflect on it, all I can find is joy. I am so proud that we overcame the temptation of comfort to embrace the conditions, that we found delight in the discomforts, and that we didn’t turn around in the face of fear or vulnerability.
Our time at the cabin might be over, but its legacy remains. A gift that lives on in each of us, from which we can form new traditions, whatever they might be.
I enter the number again. I am trying to contact the founder of trekking company, Rinjani Women Adventure in Lombok. This time the phone rings and when I get through, I am greeted by the unmistakable voice of Katni Wati; filled with all the warmth and enthusiasm I have come to associate her with – ‘Hello Bonita Grima!’
We can’t tell you how much it makes our hearts swell with pride to read about, tell the stories of and support the daughters out there blazing trails for the next generation.
There is nothing too elegant about true exertion. We know this yet many of us have terrible trouble with our expectations around our race photos…Of all of the things that have the potential to ‘undo’ us, it’s the sight of ourselves.
Your overseas’s packing list is extensive, you’ve got a 20kg baggage allowance,three weeks away from home and you’re not sure where to start.
So what do you pack and what do you leave home?
With a little shake of his head, he proceeded to challenge everything I thought I knew about ‘skiing’. He offered up a place where you could have a powder run every run, a place with no crowds, no lift lines, no hole in the back pocket, a place called the backcountry.
Our addiction to our devices, to social media, to the every shudder, vibration and ping of our phones is real and it’s an epidemic. Yet our world, as challenging as it is beautiful, has more colour than pixels could ever show, more connection than any social media and offers more adrenaline than any video game. So lets learn to log off and live!
The 80's were a particularly wild and fun time for me, and Boy George was, and still is, one of my all-time idols, so I’m not even going to pretend for one second, I’ve never worn a dress before. What I’ve never done, however, is wear one hiking.
The goal was to raise enough money to purchase 23 bikes for children in Cambodia so that they can get to school, you all pitched in & helped make it happen.