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If 2020 taught us anything, it was how important it is to explore local and support local! When traveling is difficult, exploring local trails and activities is so important. It can open our eyes to the fact that our backyard is bigger than we think and YES there are amazing green spaces right here in DFW. (see Part 1 and Part 2 of our DFW Trail Highlights). Equally important is changing our mindset to intentionally support our local businesses. Yes Amazon is convenient and eating at chain restaurants is easy but supporting local business is SO important to keep our...

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What do you think of when hear the word “mindfulness?” Do you picture stillness, silence, someone seated cross-legged on a cushion? The “perfect” atmosphere for mindfulness is not always a quiet, serene setting. You can be walking in the middle of everyday life and practice mindfulness. Mindfulness is, “a technique in which one focuses one’s full attention only on the present, experiencing thoughts, feelings, and sensations but not judging them.” One of the most powerful places to practice is in nature. Mindfulness in movement can even amplify your experience (so, naturally, I created a podcast with that title). Being fully present...

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I often hear things like "I grew up in California and moved here a few years ago. There is just nothing to do here" and while I totally know where people are coming from and I have said this myself countless times about DFW, I have made it my mission to explore this metroplex and prove you can enjoy the outdoors even in DFW. Plus with the current pandemic, we are encouraged more and more to stay close to home. You can stay close to home and still enjoy unique outdoor spaces and have adventures! So I did some research (lots of...

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This is simply a beginners guide to consuming less trash. Obviously there are MANY places to start and it can seem overwhelming which is why I put together this 5 step plan to help people start changing their habits. Before the pandemic, The EPA  reported that the average American person will produce about 5.91 pounds of trash daily. About 1.51 pounds were recycled; 4.40 pounds was the rough average daily waste per person. With COVID 19, Americans, as well as the rest of the world; has increased our use of single use items tremendously. While nature has started rebounding and the air and...

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Jessy Coleman has been leading Hike, Yoga and Brews with ExploreMore for a few months and has been killing it! She is also an avid trail runner, licensed therapist, yoga instructor, wife to Kelli and mother Aiden and Eden. She also just launched a meditation through the Insight Timer app. I hope you enjoy this interview and if you are in the DFW area, don't forget to check out one of Jessica's hikes.  To follow along on her yoga journey, you can also check out her Instagram.   

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