#HLAWunfiltered Podcast – Quarantine Show #5 – Adventure Treks

And the Quarantine continues, kinda, we are partially lifted! Tonight Rebecca and Crystal are talking with the girls from Adventure Treks and discussing the importance of woman leadership in the outdoors! Click play below to listen to the show! For more info on Adventure Treks and how to get involved, head on over to https://www.adventuretreks.com […]

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#HLAWunfiltered Podcast – Quarantine Show #4 – Kindness

And the Quarantine continues! Tonight Rebecca and Crystal are talking about Kindness. In this crazy time we are in it is important to know that there are people around you who might be dealing with something very difficult right now. Let’s all show each other love and kindness. Have you done something selfless for someone […]

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#HLAWunfiltered Podcast – Quarantine Show #2

Who’s over quarantine? WE ARE!!! How are you handling it? Are you still able to get outside, or are you inside binge watching Tiger King? What about keeping the kids occupied? Rebecca and Crystal are sharing their tips for keeping your kids half sane while being cooped up in the house. Click play below to […]

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#HLAWunfiltered Podcast – Quarantine Show #1

We are back and quarantined like the rest of you! So let’s chat. How’s everyone doing? Are you super lonely or loving it? Are you learning to be a homeschool teacher to your kids or teaching yourself a new hobby? Let us know! Click play below to take a listen!   For more information on […]

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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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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 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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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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