Transforming Fear of the Ocean into Understanding and Appreciation: Transformational Stories

I’m Katie, the Host of Wander Well Podcast, and I’m teaming up with Bodhi Surf + Yoga to share some of the transformational stories of inspiring women who come and visit Bodhi. While interning for Bodhi earlier this year, I had the pleasure of meeting dozens of guests. One guest in particular, Christie Geiss, spent two consecutive weeks at Bodhi, and I found her story fascinating. I interviewed Christie because her story starts out with an immense fear of water.

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Called by a Vision

I lived in India for almost a year when I was 25, in the early 80’s. As I lived with Indian families and worked with Indian children, I was not a ‘tourist’.  This intimate experience in a culture vastly different from my own, changed me. Yet, it wasn’t until almost 15 years later, that I was called to travel back to ancient lands of people who lived simply and close to the Earth.

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Gordon Hempton: Love at First Listen

Everyone should be blessed with a place they can call their own—a place where they can feel intimately connected with the rest of life; a place where they can shed, like water off a salal leaf, the cares (most of them trivial, after all) of a busier, stressful…

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Rock N Yogi: a Fully Immersive Experience

Both of us are avid travellers, we have both spent a lot of time travelling and really immersing ourselves in different places and destinations. We feel very lucky to be blessed with an awareness that allows us to really see and enjoy everything from the small things to the big.

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Heart Strings Pulled to Africa

My name is Kate Webb and I am a mother to Sam and Emmie- 4 yrs and 2 yrs. I used to be an adventurer in Africa and now am very content planning other peoples life changing journeys and pottering around with the kids on the beach in South Devon.

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Where is your SCHAUPLATZ?

It takes a sense of freedom to realize your dreams and passion to make the impossible possible – the present is all we have, so what keeps you from taking the chance?’ – Daniel Thomas Faller, Founder 

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Tourism as a Force for Good

Eventually I reach the point where I have this overwhelming urge for adventure. It starts small, sometimes with an inability to stay focused, to stay seated, but the yearning is like a rising tide, and I know I’ll only feel better if I go.

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The Road Trip

Eventually I reach the point where I have this overwhelming urge for adventure. It starts small, sometimes with an inability to stay focused, to stay seated, but the yearning is like a rising tide, and I know I’ll only feel better if I go.

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My Purpose in Life

I had just quit my job in a big consultancy company after working for some years in corporate social responsibility and seeing that at the time very few companies had a real commitment to the communities where they were operating.

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From an outsider to being part of the family

In the summer of 2014 I travelled to Nicaragua to spend three months living with a local family in the hills of the northern region of Somoto, volunteering on a water and sanitation project in an extremely rural area. I've always been drawn to adventure and sought out ways to push myself, which is why I decided to sign up to three months without a phone, running water or flushing toilets.

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A Myraid of Journeys

My name is Naghmeh Manshadi and I am the Chief Adventuring Officer of NAMO Journey. Needless to say, I’m passionate about journeys, but particularly the kind of journey where you travel both into the world and into yourself simultaneously.  

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Fueled by a Dream & Passion for Cycling

It seems like yesterday that I was a happy-go-lucky anthropology student at Cornell riding around the Finger Lakes and teaching bicycle instruction to wide-eyed freshman. After graduation, it seemed natural that I would expand my pedaling horizons to Europe, seek out my Italian roots in Le Marche.

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Each day on a Great Walk is a new day

Sometimes there are moments that are just meant to happen for an unknown reason. I was once again surrounded by everything we talk about as what’s beautiful in the great outdoors – the sky, the rocks, interesting plants, unique wildlife and the sounds of the Australian bush. 

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