Episode 101 – Hike, Journal, Meditate
Interview with Kenya and Michelle Jackson-Saulters
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A little mindfulness goes a long way. Meet Kenya and Michelle Jackson-Saulters, co-founders of Outdoor Journal Tour and WE Hike to Heal.
We have a lot on our minds and we often put our own needs on the backburner. Kenya and Michelle believe that self-care can look like a walk in the woods and that the effect is multiplied by journaling and meditating. They’re on a mission to help women all over the world reclaim their bodies, minds, and communities through their special guided hikes and mindfulness lessons.
Featured in this episode: Kenya Jackson-Saulters and Michelle Jackson-Saulters, co-founders of Outdoor Journal Tour
Hosted by Gale Straub
Music is by Jason Shaw, Lee Rosevere, and Kai Engel using CC by A license
In this episode, you’ll hear:
- How meditation can amplify the positive effects of your experiences in nature
- What ‘grounding’ is and why it’s important
- About the origin of Outdoor Journal Tour (ODJT)
- The positive benefits of hiking, journaling, and meditating
- About Michelle’s first solo hike in Georgia
- How ODJT cultivates a welcoming and non-intimidating environment on their group hikes
- Why ODJT gears their work towards women
- About the Journal of Mindful Movement
- Why Kenya included a ‘body apology’ in the journal
- How when we think about health, we should include mental as well as physical health
- About WE Hike to Heal and the March initiative culminating in group hikes around North America on March 30th
- Why embracing healing doesn’t mean there’s something wrong with us
Resources mentioned in this episode:
- Outdoor Journal Tour: Website & Instagram
- WE Hike to Heal: Website
- Sign up for a hike March 30th
- Register to lead a #WEhiketoheal hike! Here’s the form
- Kenya Jackson-Saulters: Website & Instagram
- Michelle Jackson-Saulters: Instagram
- UN/ROOTED podcast: Website & Instagram
- Mirna Valerio: Instagram & SE Podcast Episode
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Kenya, Michelle, and Outdoor Journal Tour
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