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October Thoughts From the Path

Be a walking partner and Be part of the growing global social movement of women walkers.

Thoughts to ponder. “Walking is an inexpensive, low risk and accessible form of exercise and it turns out that combined with nature and group settings, it may be a very powerful, under-utilized stress buster…Read more…

WomenWalking is a global social movement of women who enjoy walking outside with a walking partner. Women register and create a profile online, connect with members and then meet in person for walks. Women walking partners experience joy of the outdoors and heart-connected conversation, bringing good energy home. Join or Login Here

As the the northern hemisphere burrows into autumn, hints of transformation and the approaching winter are everywhere. Quietly subtle in some places, more brilliant in others, but present when we stop to see and notice. Walking in nature makes sense of earth’s continual movement and transition – ebb and flow and cycle of the effortless shift from birth to life to death.

The sunflower begins as a tiny green sprout, nudging up through the dirt to become a goddess of stem, leaves and dazzling yellow. Seasons change, the yellow face droops, birds have their way with the sumptuous seeds and green turns to brown. Wind carries neglected seeds and pockets them back to earth; the process begins again. Steps in the natural progression of life.

Be part of this movement. Find a park, walk your neighborhood, explore a footpath, climb a mountain. Spend a moment to stop and notice the small things – those tiny details are gifts to the “ah-ha” moments that become the seeds of our lives – then turn and share these offerings with your walking partner, take them home to your family, spread them around your community. !!

Shaping our profiles is important because it’s where we share bits of information about ourselves. We like to know something about a person before we connect with them to walk. Photos are helpful, too. Please consider fleshing out your profile info and uploading a profile photo!!

A walker’s motto: “Always be prepared.” Keep a pair of your old walking shoes in your car. You never know when you’ll have the opportunity to squeeze in a 10-minute walk.” JoAnn Taylor, The Walking Connection

>Walking reduces and relieves stress. Count to ten. Put on your shoes and go out side to walk. Let go anxiety, bring in calm.You can do it. Tell your friends. They can be walking partners, too! www.womenwalking.net

A walking partner:
Is someone with whom you share your walks, thoughts and outdoor joyous adventures.
Inspires you to get up, put on your shoes and step into the outdoors ~ even if you don’t feel like going.
Is a companion and a buddy.
Simply shares the rhythm of movement and the beauty of the outside without the need for talking.

September’s Thoughts From the Path

September Thoughts – WomenWalking Partners enriching community step by step.

Thought of the Moment “A slow walk is better than no walk,” pronounced a new member. The words settled, melding into an “ah-ha” moment. Isn’t a slow walk better than no walk? Yes it is 🙂

!!We’ve Moved!!  New site. New structure. New, improved and easy to use.
Our new home is cooler, hipper, more fun, simple and a snap to navigate. Open House Everyday. Come Visit. 

Is there a path or trail you’ve noticed and really want to explore but don’t want to go it alone? Just one more reason to walk with a walking partner.

We may start a walk with ideas of how it will be; but we don’t know where it will take us. Begin

You joined for a reason. You like to walk, you’re new to a community, you need inspiration, you’ve had a schedule change, you’d like a walking companion.
For those of you who are active members, yay! Now take another step. Reach out to others and invite them to walk. Those of you who are taking a break or thinking about joining, we invite you to come back. Try again. Be brave. Take a chance.
“If not you, who? If not now, when?” We have flexible subscription options. Try this: Sign up or Upgrade  as a Subscribed member for one month (we are offering a recurring & non recurring) and check us out.

Autumn Equinox represents one of a few days during the year when day and night are of equal length, so it’s a great time to focus on balance. For us in the northern hemisphere, finding balance between work and life in celebration of the equinox can be done simply be stepping out for a walk! It’s not just us talking about walking!

The American Heart Association agrees. “… It’s the simplest positive change you can make to effectively improve your heart health. Research has shown that the benefits of walking and moderate physical activity for at least 30 minutes a day can help you: * Reduce the risk of coronary heart disease * Improve blood pressure and blood sugar levels * Improve blood lipid profile * Maintain body weight and lower the risk of obesity * Enhance mental well being * Reduce the risk of osteoporosis * Reduce the risk of breast and colon cancer * Reduce the risk of non-insulin dependent (type 2) diabetes There really are so many benefits for such a simple activity!”
American Heart Association

October Member Walks Calendar

We’d like to to know. We want to be the best we can be – for you. Please take a minute to let us know your thoughts.
Tell us here.

Member Search: If you move/change address, please be sure to update your profile information so members can find you at your new location.

August Thougths from the Path

We’re Re-Modeling! Stay tuned for new site home.

“I hope you will go out and let stories happen to you and that you will work with these stories… water them with your blood and tears and your laughter till they bloom, till you yourself burst into bloom.” –Clarissa Pinkola Estes

What if walking with a partner initiates the ripple that transforms communities into neighbors?

As a global social movement, WomenWalking is dedicated to strengthening communities by encouraging and inspiring women to spend time outside enjoying the simple pleasure of walking with a walking partner.
When women are happy, the world sings!

Have you tried slow walking? Feel the bottoms of your feet on solid ground, your right foot lifting, moving forward, arcing back down to earth. Then, your left foot rising, moving forward, around and back down. Knee bends, hips shift. Breath in, breath out. Slow. Walking. A chance to receive the world.

We each carry seeds of change within us. Consider you and your walking partner as part of the transformation ripple that unites families and neighborhoods. Walking together enriches and reinforces our communities.

Shine The Light
There is an Extra-Ordinary Spark in each of us. Just Being you is extraordinary!  Share the extra ordinary story of someone you know.

Bees are busy! Did you know they pollinate 71 of the 100 major crops we depend on? Next time you notice a busy bee when out walking (or anytime!), send your thanks for all their good work.

Your participation counts! Grow walking partners from local to many all over the world. Tell a friend.

Be Inspired to join or lead a member group walk. Look to our website for a list of current member group walks.

Write to us with your ideas & suggestions for your favorite places to enjoy walks.

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Say cheese! We want to see your smile! Show us your selfies, snapshots, and photos from your outdoor walking adventures! womenwalking@gmail.com