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Taking up space

“Nature belongs to all of us. We belong here. There’s power in occupying space that’s been told doesn’t belong to you. You deserve to connect with the elements and pull power up & out of the earth to recharge and reignite our passion and purpose. Color Outside is here to help normalize the idea that […]

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How will you put yourself first this week?

In order to truly take care of those around us and to contribute fully to our communities, we must be self-centered. We must center our own joy, passion, and purpose. When we’re centered, we can stand strong in our convictions and move our mission forward. When we’re centered, we can easily pour into others in […]

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Have you found community through getting outside?

One of our favorite benefits of getting outdoors is the community it can help us to build. According to psychologists, exposure to nature helps us shrug off societal pressures, allowing us to remember and value more important things like relationships, sharing, and community. Have you found community through getting outside?

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For the past couple of years, I’ve been a coach trainer at the life coaching school that I was certified at 10 years ago. During the final class with my coaching students, I tell them to go out and make magic. I believe that coaching people and helping them access their inner knowing is nothing […]

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How else can you be more mindful in your life?

You’ve probably heard the term “mindfulness” thrown around a lot, but what does it mean for you? Practicing mindfulness is about being focused on the present moment. You’re not being pulled into the past, you’re not worried about the future, you’re not running through your mental list of to-dos. You’re simply being in the moment, […]

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In Mary Oliver’s poem “Invitation” she invites us to linger and enjoy what nature provides. She goes on to write: “I beg of you, do not walk by without pausing to attend to this rather ridiculous performance.” Here’s your gentle reminder to pause and find joy in the beauty around us this week.

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Feel those feelings

I talk a lot about joy, but I don’t want you to think that I think we should always be happy. That couldn’t be further from the truth.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣There is power in feeling your feelings — 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐨𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐟𝐞𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣Like all biological processes, the stress response cycle has a beginning, middle, and end. Too often, our […]

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Action and Positivity

Let’s start the week off with action and positivity! Write this affirmation down or say it every day this week to keep yourself focused. “Today, I will take action on my goals. I will take steps forward, toward achieving success.”

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