Trail Dames Summit Newsletter 

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What is Your Name?  Christine Gautreaux, MSW

Where are you from?  Duluth, GA

What is the title of your session?  Accessing Your Body Wisdom Using Nature and the Outdoors

What is your favorite part of being outside?  My favorite part of being outdoors is the peace and contentedness I feel. I have a labyrinth in my backyard and taking a few minutes to sit and breath in Mother Nature can shift any bad mood.
What is your favorite hike?  One of my favorite hikes is the when I took 8 of my Senior Girl Scouts to the Len Foote Hike Inn - a ten-mile round trip hike from Amicalola Falls.  

What is your one piece of 'Never Leave Home Without' gear?
My never-leave-home-without piece of gear would have to be my Halulite Tea Kettle - I love its functionality and the fact that I can have my tea ritual on the trail for soothing, healing or just heating water.


What encouragement would you give to a woman that is new to the outdoors or nervous about getting out there? 
Believe in yourself and get a buddy.  I know it's cliche to say that every journey begins with a single step but truly, incrementally, you can do anything.  Order that one piece of equipment today, join a group online to see what's happening, do one thing that delights you outdoors today.  Stop for a moment outside and taking a deep breath and allowing the magic of Mother Nature to whisper to your soul.  She is waiting. 


Any other thoughts?  Our bodies have wisdom.  They carry our stories, the good and the bad.  Telling these stories and listening can be magical for ourselves and others.  

Do you have a website, social media links or blogs that you would like to share? wisdomonwingscoaching/


                  Want to see past newsletters, meeting your clinicians??  Visit here!!!
What else can you expect at the 2018 Summit??
classes, seminars and guest speakers!!!!  Some cool things in the works are:

Starting your own Blog, Sewing Your Own Gear, Map Reading 
Creative Knot Tying, Slackpacking the AT and other awesome classes!

In the months to come, we will be adding more, and will be focusing on them in the Summit Newsletter!!!  So keep an eye out for future posts!!!

Also, keep an eye out here for Sponsors of the 2018 Summit!!!  These businesses go out of their way to support the Summit and women on the trail everywhere!!!  So please visit their sites and take a moment to thank them!!

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