'We do need to push ourselves passed our limited', says Jody Ballard. Founder of the Women Heritage Walk 2016
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How would you like to step out of your comfort zone, do something so distant from your 'everyday', in the pursuit of learning more about yourself and helping you find out if you can push yourself passed your limits? When we live in a world where 'distraction' is deemed normal, how would you like to spend a bit of time focused on one goal and doing that the best you can and know that this will help you both mentally, physically and spiritually. Well my next guest Jody Ballard, is a women on a mission to help you all learn to reconnect with ourselves. To help us recognise that our abilities to heal, push forward and be the best we can be are all within us.
She is the Founder of the Women Heritage Walk, and its in second year this event is designed for women and assimilates a physical challenge with the cultural and historical components of where we live. The walk that starts from Al Ain and ends in Abu Dhabi honours the Emirati Women, who not too long ago made this bi-annual trek. I am taking part in this walk myself and for me this is a personal, mental and physical goal. I've never done anything like this before and yes I'm nervous but I can't wait to get out there, breathe in that warm desert air, hear the silence of the desert and reconnect with myself in an 'undistracted' setting.
Taking place in March 2016, Jody shares with us the story behind the event and the importance of the woman connection. She takes us back to the first heritage walk sharing with us the conversations of the ladies who took part, how they were feeling, what the dynamic was like, what preparation took place and their scariest moments. Press play to listen to this interview.
1. Why do you want to do this event all over again?
2. So how many ladies took part in the last walk?
3. Let's go back to the beginning what is the women's heritage walk 2015 and what is its significance?
4. How long is the walk and how many days?
5. Is this a mental or a physical challenge?
6. What happened in the first 3 days of the 2015 walk that made the ladies feel they could finish this?
7. How were you feeling after the walk? This was your idea your vision?
8. What was the dynamic for the group at the beginning of the Women's Heritage Walk 2015?
9. What were the conversations on the first night at the camp?
10. What was the dynamic for the group at the end of the Women's Heritage Walk 2015?
11. Scariest Moment?
12. What would you say to other women out there that are on edge of committing to go but are still unsure?
Connect with Jody and The Heritage Walk
Founder: Jody: email@example.com
Organisers: - Escape Events - Brenda O Regan email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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