Have you ever felt you couldn’t possibly leave your kids or partner for an adventure with friends? Felt it would be too selfish? Too indulgent? That nobody would survive without you? Or have you done it and felt guilty? From a daughter who was "left", this one's for you...
Wild Women camp like we mean it. We go looking for secluded, magic places where you can immerse yourself in nature. We're letting you in on our favourite camping spots... so don't go spreading the word too far.
I'm a lot better now, but I still have bad days. When this happens, and I wake up in the morning with nothing but dread and panic, I’ve got some go-to techniques to help me get back on my feet. Most are things I learned in recovery, through therapy, research, reading and recommendations from family and friends. Some are just things I did and found really helpful.
Many of us live in a stressful world where we’re constantly rushing from one commitment to the next. And while a little stress can be good for motivation and productivity, chronic stress can cause disease.
But there’s an antidote to this stress. It's simple, easy, quick and free. Here's how to make it a habit.
Over the past 10 years, we’ve become better at talking about mental health issues. Many of us wear our hearts on our sleeves, literally. Anxious has become an adjective, an Instagram bio. It’s not uncommon to see wrists decorated with semicolon tattoos, a symbol supporting suicide prevention.
But these conditions remain invisible. As much as we want to liken them to a broken arm or bout of flu, they can’t be diagnosed with x-rays or blood tests. Likewise, they can’t be healed without tremendous effort from the one who is hurting, something that can feel impossible with a condition like depression.
It’s this that can make these issues feel so hopeless. But when we have hope, we have healing.
We're going to let you in on a secret. Setting up a cheese board after a hike in the middle of the bush seems fancy and impressive, but it's really, REALLY simple. And quick. And easy. Here's how to do it.
At the end of a long walk, there's nothing much better than sitting with your girlfriends on a clifftop with a cup of hot chocolate or coffee and a delicious sweet. Ann's muffin recipe is the perfect treat for the trail.