About the Movement
The idea for the Outdoor Journal Tour and our signature event #wehiketoheal was born out of a desire to help women learn the importance of “praying with their energy”, actively moving into alignment with their goals and living as if they already embody them.
The Outdoor Journal Tour and #wehiketoheal are designed for women who want to dive deeper into their personal development but are bored with traditional self-help methods. Participants will have the opportunity to explore scenic landscapes and hiking trails while being guided through an empowering (and customized) personal discovery process that uses physical activity, journaling and meditation as healing tools. The process includes daily writing prompts, engaging exercises and weekly guided meditations. If this sounds good to you we look forward to welcoming you into the community!
Kenya Jackson-Saulters is a co-founder, and Chief Experience Officer for the Outdoor Journal Tour. She also is a four-time published self-help author and certified reiki master. With a formal background in psychology and nonprofit management, Kenya is also an avid student of Buddhism, metaphysics, and quantum mechanics. Kenya has always been drawn to the self-help industry, particularly areas that empower women. Since 2015, outdoor spaces have served as a spiritual and emotional respite for Kenya. It is her sincere pleasure to bring her unique blend of self-help to the outdoor community that she has grown to love so much.
Michelle Jackson-Saulters is a Co-founder and Chief Operations Officer for the Outdoor Journal Tour and the #wehiketoheal movement. Since the inception of The Outdoor Journal Tour in 2015, Michelle has traveled all over the country, alongside co-founder and wife Kenya, empowering women through mindfulness and the great outdoors. Together, she and Kenya have reached thousands of women. Professionally, Michelle is a bilingual Sales & Service Manager for an airline catering company. With over a decade of industry experience, she has excelled as the youngest member on her team working with some of the largest and most profitable airlines in the world. Michelle is a self-proclaimed feminist and nerd that wishes to share her light with the world. When she is not traveling, you will find her working on home improvement projects, planning her next adventure, or hanging out with her new puppy Luna and friends both on and off the trails.
How it All Began
In the summer of 2015, Kenya (Founder and Chief Experience Officer), had the idea to get a small group of friends together to hike Stone Mountain near Atlanta, Georgia. The plan was for the women to climb to the top, talk about life and journal about their goals once they got there. The experience was awesome. But it wasn’t until Kenya opened her eyes after the meditation and noticed that two new faces had joined the group, that was the “aha” moment. The women explained that they had seen the group talking, journaling and meditating and they felt compelled to join. Next, they asked, “How can we be a part of the program?” Kenya recalls looking at her partner and mouthing the words, “Is this a program?” But before she could answer, her partner was taking down the ladies’ email addresses and smiling. “It sure is,” she whispered while writing. This was all the confirmation Kenya needed to build a program around the demands of her very first “tourists.”
Absolutely amazing! Renewed! Refreshed! Revived!
Y’all are doing incredible work. Thank you for sharing your brilliance and love and light with the world!
Even virtually I could feel the energy of the other women. It felt so good to be in a community with like-minded people.
Thank you for reminding me that I am strong, unhindered and surrounded by love.