#wehiketoheal Turns Five
#wehiketoheal Turns Five
Can you believe, #wehiketoheal is about to be 5 years old!?? Yep, it’s true. This year marks the 5th anniversary of #wehiketoheal and we couldn’t be more excited. We are moving our 100% virtual celebration to the month of May (Mental Health Awareness Month) and we have 5 weeks of amazing content for you to partake in. We will also have a new logo, new merch, and a bunch of awesome master teachers and practitioners!
What Exactly IS #wehiketoheal?
To encourage women all over the world to tap into the healing and empowering influences within ourselves, our communities and the Great Outdoors.
#wehiketoheal is a month-long campaign hosted by the Outdoor Journal Tour. Each week throughout the month registrants receive mindfulness tools and resources via email on the pillars of mindful movement; Mind, Relationships, Body, and Community. Various workshops/classes are scheduled each week on the corresponding topics. Finally, on the last Saturday of the month, also known as “We Hike to Heal Day”, the campaign concludes with group hikes all over the world lead by our community partners. Unfortunately, with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, all 62 group hikes were canceled, and a virtual event was hosted for all participants instead, in an effort to keep everyone safe. We will continue to forgo in-person events for the time being and hope to resume group hikes next year.
HOW IT WORKS
This year, our focus will be on harnessing and empowering our community near and far, even virtually, especially in this current climate. We will encourage participants to log and complete “mindful miles” and “mindful moments” similar to a virtual race. We plan to use this challenge as a time to encourage diverse modes of mindfulness and activity. For example, our tracker will include various methods of movement: (walking, hiking, yoga, running, HITT, swimming, biking, etc.) the tracker will also have a log for different types of mindfulness activities (journaling, meditation, reading, card-pulling etc). We want to encourage participants to get active and get centered however they can, and wherever they can.
In addition to the Mindful Race, registrants will receive weekly mindfulness and movement challenges along with supplemental journaling prompts, mindful meditations, and weekly workshops/classes on the corresponding topic. Each week the challenges will encourage participants to bring more mindfulness to topics related to the pillars of mindful movement.