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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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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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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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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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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The Pre-Adventure Adventure

Wow, I cannot believe Ambassador Val is going to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail! Of course we at Hike Like A Woman are going to be following her like a hawk. In this eddition she talks to us about preparations. The Pre-Adventure Adventure #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet Okay, so I’ve decided to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail. […]

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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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Not So Folsom Lake Blues: Spring Hiking after the Rain

Today we follow Allison outside after a wet winter in CA.  She’s a HLAW ambassador who hikes as often as she can locally in the Sacramento area with her dog, Maggy.  Her favorite sound is the crunch of her hiking shoes as they hit the trail! You can find her writing and striving for a […]

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Trail Blazing On Someone Else’s Footsteps

Nature connects us all on such a deep level. But Ambassador Lori finds an even deeper level and discovers how bittersweet life can be. Trail Blazing On Someone Else’s Footsteps #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet As I looked through my dad’s belongings, I found a few bundles of old photos. I opened one bunch and tears […]

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Overcoming Vedauwoo

How do you overcome your fears to do something you want to do? Ambassador Lori is on the blog today talking about just that. She talks to us about a time when she relyed on her friends and her love of nature to conquor something that scares her. Overcoming Vedauwoo #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet Overcoming […]

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Making New Connections

Ambassador Michelle is on the blog today and she talks about how social media has help make connections with women from all over the country! Do you have a love-hate relationship with social media? Have made some life-long connections because of it? Making New Connections #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet I know social media gets a […]

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Love… the four letter word.

Mara here. I love this post by Ambassador Francis! I won’t give too much away, but if you had told me I was going to spend yesterday the way I did, I would have not believed you either. Hiking is definitely therapeutic. As we celebrated Valentine’s Day yesterday, I am reminded of how I don’t […]

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Coping with tragic loss and searching for solace

Have you ever had someone approach you seeking comfort, only to leave you self reflecting on some situations in your own life? Hike Like A Woman Chief Adventure Officer Annie is on the blog today writing about an encounter she had with a acquaintance. “Have you found Jesus?”, recently an acquaintance came to me and […]

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Who We Hike With

Who We Hike With #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet Lorna here. I recently was asked if Tallahassee had a local HLAW group.  I felt bad for a minute as I explained that no, they did not.  The closest group was in Central Florida. I felt bad because I know there probably are more women out there […]

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Regarding Joy

New year, new you blah blah blah. Do you set New Year’s resolutions? Or you do you simply set goals you hope to achieve in the next upcoming 12 months. And do these goals get in our way of enjoying our lives? Ambassador Madelene brings this subject to our attention. Read her thoughts below. Regarding […]

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Gratitude for Mother Nature

Mara here. Today we reflect on what we are thankful for. At Hike Like A Woman we are for sure thankful for Mother Nature. But it goes much deeper than simply saying “I’m thankful.” So Ambassadors Madelene, Katheryn Jones, Sierra, and Lauren detail just exactly why they are grateful for Mother Nature. I will also […]

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Not Instagramable

Mara here. I love this post by Chief Adventure Officer Annie! I have often felt like I don’t belong in the outdoor community  because I don’t measure up to what I see on Instagram. But that really doesn’t matter does it? Not Instagramable #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet I’ve always had a yearning for travel, exploring […]

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Shaka: From the Streets of Rwanda to Wyoming

October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, and we here at HLAW love our pups! So much so that when we asked for submission from our Ambassadors on the subject we got more than enough. So from now until Tuesday, we are running a shelter dog story! Today we welcome Ambassador Kimberly to the blog […]

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Loving Shadow and finding the love of your life

October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, and we at Hike Like A Woman love our four-legged hiking partners. For our third installment of this series, we hear from Ambassador Lori about Shadow Dog. Have you fallen in love with a shelter dog? Loving Shadow and finding the love of your life #HikeLikeAWoman Click To […]

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Jessie’s Shelter Dogs

October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, and we at Hike Like A Woman love our four-legged hiking partners. For our second installment, we hear from Ambassador Jessie about Neena and Ryuk and shelter dogs can rescue us. Jessie’s Shelter Dogs #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet All of my life, my family has owned (or been […]

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Giving Shelter

Mara here. October is a Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, and dogs make great hiking partners. This month we bring you a series on adopting dogs and how to get them outside. I have a bad habit of bring home stray dogs and it has gotten me into trouble many times. But how can you […]

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Loving YOU!

For our next installment of Self Improvement Month Ambassador Sam reminds us of the importance of giving back to yourself and take care of yourself. For the first installment click here. Loving YOU! #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet It’s the easiest thing in the world to forget to give to yourself. You can easily fall into […]

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One Crazy Trip – Part II

Hike Like A Woman’s Chief Adventure Officer Annie tells us about the second leg of her crazy fun trip. After OR she and her mother took off to explore the Rocky Mountains. Here is “One Crazy Trip – Part II” follows. For part I click here. One Crazy Trip – Part II #HikeLikeAWoman Click To […]

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Wide Open Spaces

September is Self Improvement Month, and we at Hike Like A Woman love a chance to reflect, grow and improve ourselves. So each Friday, we bring you an article to celebrate Self Improvement Month. To kick off this series, Ambassador Kimberly writes about wide open spaces. Wide Open Spaces #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet Almost twelve […]

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Do I Belong Here?

Have you ever felt like you were not outdoorsy enough to be outdoorsy? Sometimes the outdoors can give the allusion of being for only a certain type of people. But as it’s important to accept everyone, it’s important to not prejudge how people will perceive you. Hike Like A Woman’s Content Manger Mara, writes about […]

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