The Power of Connection

The Power of Connection | Written by Shelley Roberts Bendall Nothing gets me jazzed up more than making a connection. Luckily, I get to do a lot of that for my job. I coordinate a couple of community-wide accreditation programs and through that I get to meet many people from all walks of life. I […]

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#HLAWunfiltered Podcast -All Shapes & Sizes Discussion/ Q&A

This week Rebecca & Crystal talk BODY!!!!!! All Shapes & Sizes Discussion/ Q&A is happening here at Hike Like A Woman. Tell us your troubles with finding outdoor gear/ clothing, we want to hear from you. Click play below to listen to the show! Today’s show is Sponsored by Biddle & Bop. “Colorful and playful […]

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I’m a hypocrite.

Last week I was at the Outdoor Retailer Show making buying decisions for my ski shop. For someone who owns a retail store this means sitting through appointments with representatives from the brands that I carry as they show me what’s new for next winter and what products they think will do best in my […]

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WINTER BINGO!!!!

You asked for a fun winter challenge…well here it is! Winter BINGO! Will you play along with us? Here’s how to play.  1. Print this PDF —>>> BINGO-28JAN20 . Or copy/paste the image below and then get started on the game.   2. When you get 5 in a row take a photo or screenshot of […]

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HLAW #Unfiltered: We’re BACK!

It’s back. Our weekly LIVE show, Hike Like A Woman. This is the show where we kick back for 30 minutes every week to chat about what’s going on behind the scenes with Hike Like A Woman. Sometimes we have interesting guests on the show. Sometimes it’s just Crystal and I talking about things that […]

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Bring it, 2020.

Hello, hello! It’s 2020. Say what? If you tuned in last week you noticed that we chatted a little bit about why I’m replacing goals with habits this year. But that doesn’t mean that I’ve completely abandoned all structure in my life. Although that does sound appealing… No, I wanted to pop in with a […]

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Why I’m Replacing Goals With Habits

It’s New Years Eve and people everywhere are drinking champagne, reminiscing about 2019, kissing someone good looking at the stroke of midnight and vowing to lose weight, save money, find a better job &/or read more books. I used to be one of those people. I promised myself that I’d get fit, lose weight, feed […]

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Holiday Giving Guide

The holidays are here. But that doesn’t mean we need to be stressed out. Or overwhelmed. Or too busy to sit down and enjoy ourselves. We’re doing something weird here for the holidays. We’re publishing a gift guide without any affiliate links. We’re publishing a gift guide that doesn’t involve our favorite outdoor clothing and […]

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The Complexities of Friendship

In the past few weeks, I’ve been called all sorts of horrible things via email, private message and publicly by women who I once considered to be my close friends. They are women who I let into our Hike Like A Woman ambassador team and some into my leadership circle. They are women who I’ve […]

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Thank You Anna

This morning I did something that I don’t normally do. I stopped at the coffee shop down the street for a chocolate croissant and a mint tea on my way to work. You see, I’ve had a crazy week full of ups and downs. I needed chocolate. On Tuesday I got some news that totally […]

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Taking the time to listen

“How’s it going?” “How are you doing?” These are two phrases are uttered constantly in our daily conversation. The responses vary… “I’m doing well.” “I’m fine, thanks for asking.” “I’m good.” But, what if we asked how someone is doing and genuinely wanted to know the answer? What if we asked how someone is doing […]

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Finding Acceptance

I have this weird tradition. Every morning before my shop opens I sit down on the floor with my cup of tea. Each day I select a different location so I can see my shop from a different vantage point. I stretch my legs and sip my mint tea and watch as the light streams […]

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The Truth

Rebecca here. I’m stepping on my soapbox today. Here’s the truth. I’m tired. I’m tired of working my ass off. I’m tired of trying to live up to everyone else’s expectations of who I’m supposed to be and what I’m supposed to do. I’m tired of owning a small business, of paying rent and payroll […]

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Rediscovering your love and need for the outdoors

Life most definitely gets in the way! Sometimes we simply discover that we don’t have time for all the things we love. But that just makes them tastes sweeter when we rediscover them again. Ambassador Shelley writes about rediscovering her love and need for hiking, backpacking, and being in nature. Rediscovering your love and need […]

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From Basecamp, With Love-June 13th

A few years ago I got this wild, crazy idea. To buy a ski shop. It wasn’t just any ski shop. To me, the shop, which had been in business almost as long as I’d been alive was a diamond in the rough. A gem of a place that I could grow to become my […]

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You have a lot of power in your influence

Mara here. After spending the week with my niece, I noticed something I hadn’t noticed before. As role models, we have a lot more power in our influence than we realize. And the problem is we sometimes do things without realizing we are being looked up to. You have a lot of power in your […]

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Not a hiking post, but a rafting post

We are a group of women who love the outdoors. And sometimes, that doesn’t involve hiking. Ambassador Madelene writes about find a new love in outdoor recreation. Who else loves to packraft or kayak?  Not a hiking post, but a rafting post #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet Recently I have gotten into rafting – packrafting to […]

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Am I doing enough as a mom

Sometimes we all feel like we aren’t good enough, but when that feeling is associated with our children, it tugs on our emotions even harder. Ambassador Crystal speaks about how sometimes she feels like she’s letting her children down. Am I doing enough as a mom #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet I’ve been struggling mentally lately […]

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The Comfort Zone

Mara here. As someone who hikes alone most of the time, I love this post by Ambassador Madelene! She has sound advice about the realities of stepping out of our comfort zone and risk assessment. So what helps us show bravery while implementing smart risk assessment? The Comfort Zone #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet Call me […]

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Path to Discovery

In life, it is never a straight path without mountains and valleys. We can get off course and sometimes off-course is where we’re supposed to be. It can lead us to a better place. I love this piece by Leadership Team member Jessica! She writes about taking chances and taking control of that path. Exploring […]

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HLAW Unfiltered- May 7, 2019

Today on the show we answer reader questions about screen time in children, celebrate a few wins and chat a little bit about the struggles of work/life balance and embracing our imperfections. We hope you enjoy today’s show. A special thank you to today’s sponsors, Mountain View Historic Hotel & Cafe, Centennial WY Just click […]

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The Biggest Imposter of Them All

Do you ever feel like an imposter or that you don’t belong? Leadership Team member April discusses the imposter syndrome and how it’s really all in our heads. The Biggest Imposter of Them All #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet Imposter Syndrome: a psychological pattern in which an individual doubts their accomplishments and has a persistent internalized […]

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Do The Hard Things

I think that sometimes in life hard things happen unexpectedly, like the death of a loved one or a relationship gone bad. But sometimes, hard things come as a result of the choices that we make. I tend to make choices that force me to do hard things. Often I wish that I could be […]

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HLAW Unfiltered- April 30, 2019

Today on the show we chat about mental health and what Crystal does to take care of herself and we announce that our application period to become a Hike Like A Woman Ambassador is open! Click here to apply: https://hlaw.typeform.com/to/eHhEse and watch the show to learn more about what an HLAW Ambassador is and what an […]

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It’s time to get real

Sometimes life doesn’t look like we want it to. Sometimes it doesn’t look like we planned, or like we really want to admit to ourselves our anyone else. But when life gets real, we turn to real ways to find peace. I love this piece by Ambassador Michelle. It really hits home with me. I’m […]

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Blazing Trails – International Living

I love this piece by Ambassador Marianne! So much we have these preconcieved notions of things are supposed to be. But when we turn inward, sometimes we will find we fit into a category that we may think we don’t belong. Blazing Trails – International Living #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet Me a trailblazer? Nah…A trailblazer […]

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Why You Should Join an All Women’s Hiking Group 

Did you catch yesterday’s podcast episode? In it Rebecca and Crystal visited with Ambassador Jacquelyn about joining an all women’s hiking group. Jacquelyn talks about it further in this blog post. Why You Should Join an All Women’s Hiking Group #HikeLIkeAWoman Click To Tweet One of the amazing benefits of being part of Hike Like […]

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HLAW Unfiltered- April 23, 2019

Today on the show we talk about the Tooth Fairy, backpacking, our local hiking groups and learn that Crystal collects weird things and Rebecca doesn’t like hiking when she’s on vacation. A huge thank you to the Mountain View Historic Hotel & Cafe, Centennial WY for sponsoring today’s show. We hope you enjoy today’s conversation. Just click […]

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Forest Bathing

Mara here. I find that when life gets to be too much, I crave nature much like I crave a nap, sweets or comfort food. I’t exciting to learn the scientific reasons for that! Ambassador Jacquelyn writes abouts forest bathing. Have you heard of it? Forest Bathing #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet Do you ever escape […]

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HLAW Unfiltered- April 9, 2019

Today on #hikelikeawomanunfiltered we chat about compliment sandwiches, gators and the southern phrase “bless your heart”– thanks so much for joining us and a huge thank you to our sponsor, the Mountain View Historic Hotel & Cafe, Centennial WY. If you’d like to help fund the show through Patreon by donating $1.00/month simply click here: https://www.patreon.com/hikelikeawoman and if you’d like […]

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HLAW Unfiltered- April 2, 2019

Val is an unlikely through hiker. In just a few short months she’ll be headed southbound on the Appalachian Trail. She’s in her 50’s, she’s “fluffy” as she calls herself, she’s asthmatic and she’s a complete and total badass. On the show today she talks about her prep to get ready for this big adventure. […]

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HLAW Unfiltered- March 26, 2019

We’re back with another episode of HLAW unfiltered. This show is actually recorded LIVE on YouTube & Facebook every Tuesday morning at 8:30 MDT. On today’s show, we talk about self-debt, self-loathing and crushing goals. We also chat about motherhood and celebrate just a few of this weeks wins. We hope you enjoy today’s conversation. […]

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The Diabetes

Mara here.This was a really hard piece to write, but I believe sharing our insecurities, struggles, and fears helps build others up.  The Diabetes #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet My doctor began asking me questions before he sat down. “Have you been thirsty a lot lately? Going pee a lot?” I thought this question was quite […]

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TrailFork Review

Note: TrailFork provided samples to us at no charge in order to review. All thoughts and opinions are our own. Good meals in the backcountry or after a long day hike are essential to comfort your tired bones and warm your soul. An easy-to-prepare meal is makes it all the better. Ambassador Jessica reviewed TrailFork; […]

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HLAW Unfiltered- March 12, 2019

We’re back with another episode of HLAW unfiltered. This show is actually recorded LIVE on YouTube & Facebook every Tuesday morning at 8:30 MDT. On today’s show, we talk about loving our bodies no matter their shape and size are. We get spicy about the outdoor industry, shopping in Miami and loving our bodies especially […]

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