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    By Di Westaway | Chief Adventure Chick at Wild Women On Top

    You’ll love Di’s delicious Buckini Bars, which are packed full of love and nutrition to keep you and your family healthy and happy every day. They are a perfect, super food for wilderness walks, long-haul adventures, Coastrek hikes, exam weeks and breaky on the go. 

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    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. 

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    Ever felt overwhelmed and confused about what to bring in your pack on a hike? We feel you. Melbourne Trek Training coach Sarah Biggs shares the five pieces of kit she won't leave the house without.

     

  • One of our Wild Women, Angela, set herself a challenge. To get up when it was still dark to watch the sunrise every morning. Even when it was freezing. Even when she just wanted to turn off her alarm and stay in bed. 

    Here's how it changed her life. 

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    This creamy pumpkin soup is packed full of veggies and is absolutely bursting with flavour. It's the perfect soup to warm you up in winter. 

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    We know how amazing we feel post workout. But getting out of bed early, before the sun is up, isn't easy. Especially in winter. When it's cold, and dark, and rainy outside.

    Here are 10 great tips that make getting out the door and onto the trail a happy ritual, not a dreaded task.

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    If you're looking for a dish that adds extra veggies to your diet, isn't fussy, and is still lush and flavourful, this is a pefect dish for you. 

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    There's so much to love about sitting down for a plate of pancakes on a Sunday morning after a nice, long walk. They're fluffy, they're flavourful, and they reignite your inner child.

    This week we've got a super delicious and nutritious pancake recipe for you, thanks to one of our amazing team, Robby. 

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    This delicious muesli is perfect for winter mornings when you'd rather get out in nature (or sleep in) than spend lots of time in the kitchen. Make a big batch this weekend and enjoy all week! 

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    Staying inside your comfort zone is easy. Safe. Comfortable. And that's a lovely thing. But if you do it too much, it can make life feel stagnant, monotonous and unexciting. The longer you stay there, the smaller it gets. The more uncomfortable things feel. Stay there too long, and you lose your ability to deal with challenges, to cope when life hits you with things that hurt. You lose your resilience, your ability to bounce back. 

     

    This week, we're going to teach you how to build your resilience so you can feel strong, confident and joyful. Let's do this! 

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    Step, breathe, step, breathe, step, breathe… This is the meditation mantra of our Wild Women team of Himalayan hikers, who recently trekked from Jomsom, the gateway to the hidden Kingdom Of Mustang, to Lo Mantang, near the Tibetan border, in search of adventure, tranquillity and the ancient Tiji Festival. After 12 days of thin air, heat, dust and heavenly views, our tent-based hikers compiled this list of tips, to help both newbies and seasoned hikers fine tune their packing and performance for a more fun and fabulous Himalayan adventure. 

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    Long-term Wild Woman Susie Ashton-Davies shares the hiking advice she swears by.

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    Cathy Murray has just come back from trekking with Wild Women in the Mustang district of Nepal. It was a challenging adventure, with many women experiencing the physical, mental, and emotional hardships that comes with hiking at altitude. She reminds us why looking back is just as important as looking ahead.

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    Trek Training Coach Wanda Nicholson is obsessed with these two pieces of hiking kit.

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    Are you feeling a bit flat about the colder weather and the darker mornings? We want to revive your wonder for winter and remind you of eight things that make this season the best time of year for a Wild Woman!

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    Melbourne Trek Training coach Sarah Biggs has been hiking for as long as she can remember. Her mother introduced her to walking in nature when Sarah was just three-years-old, and she's loved it ever since.

    This Wild Woman has some serious trekking experience and she's sharing a key tip which could banish your blisters for good!

  • Daintree Rainforest

    Instead of being a mature adult, in charge of my emotions, I burst into tears.

    "I can't. I can't," I said. 

    There I was hunched and crying at the top of a mountain. Why? Because I made this one crucial hiking mistake.

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    Wild Woman Di Munns is rarely found at the front of the pack. You'll often discover her at the back of the group, where she's working to hard to get the perfect photo of the horizon.

    A Wild Woman for almost four years, Di reveals why morning trek training is so special to her and shares a piece of hiking advice we all need to bare in mind.

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    Wild Woman Lee-Anne Carson was just eight-years-old when she nearly drowned. The traumatic experience made her absolutely terrified of the water. Even getting near the ocean would send her into a panic. Here's how she overcame her ultimate fear.

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    A breast cancer survivor, a mother of four, a grandmother of three, a keen walker, and a mighty explorer, Julie Towner shares with us her favourite hikes and explains why being a Wild Woman has transformed her life.

     

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