Category Archives for "outdoor living"

Building Community is Key to Our Wellness

Being part of a strong community has been shown to have tremendous positive effects on our mental health and emotional wellbeing. Community involvement provides a sense of belonging and social connectedness. People who have a supportive community have been shown to have a healthier mindset, improved self-worth, and greater enjoyment in life. Plus having a […]

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The 7 Most Efficient Ways to Complete the Stress Cycle

​The holidays can be a magical time of year BUT they can also be super stressful. Whether you’re meeting up with family or hanging with friends or having a quieter time at home, the end of the year can bring up all kinds of stressors and overwhelm. All of our emotions are a cycle — […]

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What Does Wellness Actually Mean for Real People?

We’ve been hearing a lot about wellness lately — it’s having a moment — but what does wellness actually mean for real people? For me, wellness means whatever makes us feel whole, full, and good. And this is exactly why the outdoors is the perfect vehicle for wellness. Getting out into the wild allows us […]

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Zion National Park trip

Want to experience an iconic National Park with other amazing, adventurous women of color? Zion National Park is awe-inspiring with its red-rock desert features, high-altitude forests, and the iconic Virgin River. This is a bucket bucket-list destination for many outdoor enthusiasts, and on this 4-day adventure you’ll get to experience all aspects of the stunning […]

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Sleeping Under The Stars

Have you ever passed up on an opportunity or adventure because you felt like your folks didn’t do things like that? In other words, have you deemed something, anything, as “White People Shit?” If you know the Color Outside story, you know one of the first meetups I had was on a hike where we […]

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Are You Talking Yourself Out Of Joy?

Have you ever consciously made the decision to not get too happy, too comfortable, too “fill-in-the-blank” simply because IF something happened you didn’t want to be disappointed? Example: Let’s say you’re up for a promotion at work. Instead of allowing yourself to be excited and think about the possibilities, you squash those feelings of excitement so […]

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I Rejected That

Last month The Outbound Collective released the first of their film series, Everyone Outside, which is focused on inclusion in the outdoor space…and it featured and CENTERED our community, Color Outside. There are a million things I want to say, but first I want you to see the film. Watch below, then leave a comment and let me […]

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Is Moab on your To-Do List?

Recently we announced that our Fall 2019 Color Outside Retreat is taking place in Moab, UT, October 10 -13th. We hope that it’s on your to-do list. While we plan to have the best damn time of our lives, the reason it needs to be on your list is simple: This event was created with you at […]

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Pack Your Bags We’re Going To…

MOAB, UTAH!October 10 – 13, 2019When’s the last time life slowed down, things got so simple and quiet that you had the time to stop and be mindful of just breathing? When was the last time you’ve looked inward and thought of your own magic? Well, the *next* time is coming, at the Fall 2019 Color […]

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Our Fall Retreat Is Coming…

I’m absolutely PUMPED about the Fall 2019 Color Outside Retreat! We’ll be announcing the details soon (like within the next week), but first wanted to give you a few hints about where we’ll be basking in some soul-stirring adventure! Here are some clues: This area is home to not one, but TWO, well-known and visually-stunning […]

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