You know how it seems like every time you travel, your bag somehow ends up expanding, even bursting at the seams, by the time you're ready to take it back home?
My fellow Ladies Climbing Coalition friend and travel partner May pointed this out to me at the end of our 17 day journey through the Kombu Valley to Everest Base Camp with Driftwood Adventure Treks.
It stopped me in my tracks as she then observed how travel does the same thing with our bags that it does with hearts: it fills them up and leaves them more full than when we began.
It seems to me that the more we open ourselves up to experiences and people that allow our hearts to be touched and cracked open, our souls to be moved and stirred, the stronger our hearts radiate back out into the world.
This was the first big international trip I've ever embarked on, and it shook me to my core. There will undoubtedly be months of processing and assimilation to come. But something that's immediately apparent to me is the realization of how travel equally challenges and rewards our willingness to embrace our vulnerability by gifting our hearts with a deepened capacity for empathy.
Just Beyond Yourself: A Poem
By David Whyte
Half a step
and the rest
There is a road
When you see
the two sides
at that far horizon
and deep in
of your own
it’s the road
how you know.
need to be.
Who's up for a summer getaway with YURTS and Yoga, FOOD and Fitness and so much more?! I'm SUPER stoked to be partnering with my awesomely talented friend Colin Aina of 212 Health and Performance to offer you an AMAZING summer getaway at Driftwood, located near the foothills of the White Mountains, July 6-8!
Enjoy fun and engaging outdoor fitness and yoga classes customized for all abilities, with built-in coaching designed to help you leave feeling empowered, inspired, connected, and rejuvenated.
In your down time, wander remote walking paths, take a dip in the salt water pool and hot tub, go for a hike in the White Mountains, visit the adjacent horse stables, or lounge in one of the hammocks.
Additionally, enjoy gourmet meals, nightly activities, music, and thought-provoking campfires with AWESOME new friends.
Colin is a world class athlete and head coach with an awesome sense of humor. He and I both share a passion for helping people step outside of their comfort zones and bring out the very best in themselves while having a ton of fun along the way!! If your abs aren’t sore from our classes they most definitely will be sore from all the laughing 🤣😭😭
This retreat WILL SELL OUT so please don't delay! Register today to reserve your spot and bring a friend or two!