Being Kind

Being Kind

Grand Kakadu Explorer Adventure with Women's Fitness Adventures
Grand Kakadu Explorer Adventure with Women’s Fitness Adventures

I hit the ground running this week as life returned to normal after the Grand Kakadu Explorer Adventure. My “extremely dirty shirt” came clean and my empty mind soon became cluttered.

After a week in the wilderness, with no distractions, I was quickly reminded this week of how rushed life in the city is and how it seems that this “busy-ness” can cause some people to lose the kindness that I know we are all born with.

Reflecting on this, I also questioned my own self talk. Sure I am not perfect and at times I beat myself up. If I listen to what I say to myself, I would not dare to say that to anyone else.

So I figure that kindness starts at home. Being kind to myself – forgiving myself if I missed a deadline, spelt a word wrong in a newsletter or didn’t answer that text message on time. Knowing that it is ok if I eat that piece of chocolate or go out without brushing my hair when I wake up.

In being kind to myself I can be even more kind to others. I am not rushed in traffic, so I let people in. I am not a grumpy cat until I have that first coffee. I am not bothered that the ironing is not done or the house not spotless.

Maybe being kind to myself is knowing that exactly where I am is exactly where I am meant to be. What about you ~Contact.FirstName~, do you find this too?

I find kindness in our members – encouragement, support and friendship. It is there on all of the adventures and I am sure you find it too.  Let me know your thoughts below.

Take care until next time –  remember our motto, ” be kind, be brave, be humble”.


Yvonne Shepherd

Founder and CEO, Women’s Fitness Adventures

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Yvonne Shepherd, CEO of Women's Fitness Adventures

Yvonne Shepherd is the Founder & CEO of Women’s Fitness Adventures.

Established in 2014, Women’s Fitness Adventures encourages women to become stronger for life through fitness, adventure and social connection. We do this through our online fitness & hike training programs, thriving online community and our in person multi day adventures in Australia and around the world.

Women everywhere are enjoying the support, friendship and inspiration found inside the Women’s Fitness Adventures community as they connect in real time through our online active adventures that can be done in your location, regardless of where you live.  Your area is our area because we cover every corner of Australia and would love you to join us.

Whether you are ready to go on a hiking adventure right now or it is in the planning, our Hike Training Courses, Masterclasses, Adventure Ready resources and Hike Fitness Programs will equip you with the skills and knowledge to guarantee you success and have the best time ever.

Also is there a way that I can change the author of the story? This one was written by Tricia, not me.


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