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LIVE WILD Overcoming Adversity

SPRING 2020


Coming Together

The True Power of Mankind In these past few months, we have bared witness to man’s response when unthinkable, life-altering events transpire. We have seen the immense love and empathy we can have for one another when every man, woman, and child finds themselves under a common state of duress. We set aside our differences, displace our personal struggles from being top priority, and become more understanding of others’ circumstances. We do these things because, at last, we share a common understanding. The isolating labels of “we” and “them” are cast aside, and all that is left is “us”. What we have observed is this, under a common duress, man becomes one. This is not the first time the human race has faced an unforeseen and unknown obstacle; however, it is a time where we are able to impact the lives of others in ways like never before. At last, the power of social media has given us the ability to stretch our arms and hands to those across the globe in hopes of reassurance. Reassurance that not a single person has to go it alone. We are all scared of what we do not understand, taking things day by day. Even in this shared time of uncertainty we find solace in uplifting words, pictures, personal narratives, and the fundamental understanding that every being, in all corners of the earth, shares in the validity of one another’s struggles. Despite difficult circumstances there is an innate desire in all of us to care for and invest time in others. Even when we are at our lowest, we have hope in beating the odds; the only way to overcome any adversity as a human race is to lift those around us to the best of our abilities.


We can witness this in even the smallest of ways from fitness instructors going live on Instagram to continue teaching classes to anyone willing to tune in, to tear-jerking memes about social distancing and adapting to work-from-home life. All of these examples curated in an attempt to help the masses seeking some kind of normalcy amidst this time where nothing is in fact normal. There is nothing normal about self-quarantine, but while enduring it together, we find ourselves adapting as one. Very seldom are our actions “influenced� to create a cascading effect far bigger than ourselves for the greater good, but this is what we see more often than not during times such as these. The influence to listen and stay indoors to protect the health of those around us; the influence to help struggling small businesses that are feeling the impact far more deeply than the big box stores; the influence to help our neighbors whether that be financially or simply by taking over an extra roll of toilet paper. Does it take a pandemic for man to wake up and realize the common struggle of all mankind is not found only in times of a worldwide pandemic, but in everyday life? If only we could continue this kindness and empathetic perception of one another long after this obstacle resolves. What a world to live in where the needs and circumstances of others are recognized and acted upon accordingly. A world where we yearn to freely give and receive help from one another. This is but one of many lessons learned during a time of shared struggle. When one is affected, all are affected through a ripple of outcomes. The time to come together is always present because we will all be going through something and personal struggles will not cease to weigh on us after this pandemic passes. If you are feeling alone in this, allow us to break this false state of mind and remind you that you are not alone in this. The power of loneliness and fear lose their grip on you when you reach out to others. There is power in numbers, there is love to go around, and there is understanding to be given.

This is your sign to extend a hand and accept the hands that reach back out to you.


WE TRIED IT:

Hiking Havasu Falls ADVENTURER: CO-FOUNDER KYLE KOEHLER Watching the sun stretch its arms over rust colored plateaus in the distance as we started our decent in to the Havasupai River Valley was certainly a sight to see. Little did I know that it would hardly be scratching the surface of the amazing landscapes that we would be surrounded with the next few days. It was a clear, cool early morning in November and we were just beginning our 3-day hiking trip down into the Havasupai Indian Reservation in Arizona, a secluded and other-worldly destination on the edge of Grand Canyon National Park From the trail head, it’s an 8-mile hike into the canyon to the, err, “town” of Supai. A seemingly dilapidated, yet oddly charming secluded dwelling that’s home to the Havasupai Indians. The, pretty much entirely, downhill hike to the town was an easy one, yet one we would be dreading taking back out on the third day. After obtaining our permits at the entrance station (there’s a lottery system to gain entrance to the reservation each year, which we were lucky enough to obtain), it’s another quick 2-mile hike to the campgrounds. On our way to the campgrounds, it quickly became clear just what we were in store for the next couple of days. Pools upon pools of crystal-clear water fed by gushing waterfalls greeted us along the way, which then gave way to neon blue streams of water feeding into neon blue and clear pools of water.

The pictures just don’t do it justice. These spring-fed waters apparently take on lots of lime deposits as they run through the canyon, giving the water a look that resembled Gatorade moreso than water. The sprawling campground ran alongside the banks of the Supai river for about a quarter of a mile or so. We took stock of the availability and chose a nice site nestled up against the side of the canyon, big enough for our three tents. Everything here is hike in and hike out. No RVs, no campers, no other access except for by donkey. This made for refreshingly minimal campsites by more seasoned hikers and campers and thankfully kept out the mega-RVs that tend to (in my opinion) ruin the ambience of many parks and campgrounds. We settled in, made camp, and prepared for the next day, in which we would take a 20-mile roundtrip hike to where the Supai River met the Colorado (the confluence, it’s called, for how the bright blue waters swirls with the muddy brown of the Colorado). The next morning was an early one, as we needed to have enough time to make it to the confluence and back before sundown (about 5:30pm). The beginning (and subsequently tail end) of the hike was a scale down, then up, a waterfall that none of us wanted to make in the pitch-black darkness.


The Problem with Displaced Realities Sometime long ago we heard a piece of truth that’s stuck with us, “Discontent comes from seeking a reality that is not what you are currently living”. The hard truth is, we can hope as much as we like for our circumstances, current situation, and reality to conform to our desires, but that’s simply not how life works. This is the problem with displaced realities. It is far easier to invest our time in wishing and hoping for change than to recognize one of two things: 1. Change requires action and 2. Sometimes the matter of our realities is out of our hand, all we can do is be patient and present in the here and now. Many of us have found ourselves in these familiar states, maybe now more than ever. Social distancing and quarantine are uncomfortable and unfamiliar for many. We want to be outside, surrounded by good company, not worrying about making ends meet, and certainly not thinking about rationing necessities as simple as toilet paper. We look to the future with high hopes and can’t help but think everything will be better down the line when all of this settles. This is where our thoughts and perceptions fail us, because there is no assurance that your life will be any better or worse than how it is at the present moment. Our realities, now and forever, will always be unpredictable and at times unfavorable. But, as with many things, there’s always a lesson to be learned, a silver lining to be found. The solution to overcoming displaced realities? Be present in your days and accept the obstacles that fall along your path. This state of mind is by no means an excuse that you cannot overcome your circumstances, or that hoping and wishing are lost causes. These words of advice are merely an attempt to provide you, and ourselves, a reality check. It’s not a secret that we are in tough times full of strife and uncertainty. Wishing and dreaming for a reality different from anything than what we are currently experiencing will only bring further stress, deeper discontent, heightened anxiety. Change the things you can and release control of the things you can’t. Ask yourself, how can I better come to terms with this reality I am in? What steps can I take, changes can I make, to accept this reality and find peace? Your Now may not be what you would like it be. This is okay. Press forward, adapt, overcome. All that exists is the Now, our current state of being - this is our reality.


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Why You Should Run Toward Discomfort During times of uncertainty and unfamiliarity, take this period in our lives for example, the opportunities to run towards discomfort are plentiful. There is comfort in routine, but what happens when everything we know is stripped away from us and we find ourselves at square one? The discomfort we are experiencing now is not permanent, but wouldn’t it be helpful to take steps towards finding comfort in uncertain times such as this? As we’ve learned from our own experience, the answer is an astounding yes. Millions of people forced to work from home, hundreds of thousands forced to claim unemployment, grocery stores rationing food and other necessities, not a soul to be found amidst once bustling streets - nothing about these times we’re living is comfortable. This is why right now is an ideal time to dive head first into that discomfort, because by doing so, our standards for that which we find uncomfortable will soar. This pandemic will not be the only big obstacle we face in our lifetime, but by grounding ourselves in times of change and finding peace in uncertainty, our future selves can rest assured knowing full well that we’ve overcome far worse. In running towards discomfort and allowing ourselves to acclimate to the unfamiliarity of new circumstances, we adapt. This adaptation may take a week, a month, maybe even years. But know this, you have prevailed in the past, and you will prevail even now. There is little growth to be sparked in our daily routines unless we diverge from that which we know to be comfortable, and chase after that which is not. From discomfort natural challenges flow, challenges most would never willingly fling themselves into. Even still, we prevail, and in those instances when we don’t, growth and realization can still be found. This is your wake up call to accept the challenges of discomfort. Whatever you may be going through right now whether it be financial, social, emotional, environmental, physical - welcome the discomfort and take the steps to adapt and overcome.


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Stress Reducing Practices 1

Get a Good Night’s Rest

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Declutter Your Mind

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Clear Out Your Space

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Forest Bathing & Body Scanning

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Studies show 7-9 hours is the sweet spot for sleep. Remember that each new day brings new opportunities.

Instead of dwelling in your thoughts, put pen to paper and clear the mind. Reading your thoughts can help you to gain perspective and make room for rational thoughts.

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Our environment has a greater impact on us than we might realize. Feeling closed in by our belongings can indirectly lead us to feel overwhelmed. Deep cleaning can occur at any time, not just spring. Letting go of belongings can help us let go of other burdens.

Another way to get outdoors, to forest bathe means to indulge your senses in your surroundings. Forget your worries by focusing on the sights, smells, and sounds of the environment. Body scanning is a form of meditation that shifts your focus from your thoughts to the feeling of your very own living body.

Fuel Your Body Right

Put good in, feel good throughout. Fueling your body with real and nutritious foods is a great way to not only boost your mentality, but the overall wellbeing of your body.

Get Outdoors

The peace of mind and spirit that nature brings is unparalleled, and the best part, it’s right outside your door. Take a walk through your neighborhood, through the park, or simply roll the windows down in your car.


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Challenge Your Thoughts

Another way of saying “think rationally”. So much of our stress comes from worrying about things out of our control or yet to come. Focus on the present and put your thoughts into perspective.

Nix the Screen

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Escape into a Good Book

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Release your stress through your sweat! Lose yourself in good movement whether that be yoga, running, an intense class, or a slow stroll through the park, any movement that brings you peace of mind counts.

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Stress never has to weigh on your shoulders alone. Sharing our personal struggles with others can open the opportunity for a fresh perspective and it’s a nice reminder that we all are going through our own issues. Let’s be there for one another, shall we.

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Make Time for Happy

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Take a Breath

Books are one of the best ways to escape your own world for a bit and dive into another. Give your mind a break from worry and lose yourself into the stories and words of another.

Daily Movement

Focusing on the needs and circumstances of others helps us put our own stresses into perspective. Through others we realize we’re never alone and though pain is relative, things could be worse.

Confide in Others

Nothing builds stress quite like that of comparison. We often forget that social media is a highlight reel and compare ourselves to the unrealistic pictures and words of others. Unglue your eyes from the screen and live and think for yourself.

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Make Time for Others

Get Some Sun

Your own well-being should be a top priority above work and school and other minor obligations. Put the school books aside to do some pleasure reading, go for a walk on your lunch break, or spend extra time on the phone with that special someone who gives the best words of wisdom.

The easiest, simplest, and most primitive ways to relieve stress - intentional breathing. Yoga teaches us to focus on our breath, and when our minds begin to wander, always come back to the breath. This is a great way to remove yourself from your thoughts to something far more constant and grounding.

In a non damaging way, soak in the rays. Protect your skin by lathering on some SPF, and lay beneath bright rays.


Nature’s

Reset Button

Living through a global pandemic is a rare occurrence, and for many of us, the first to come in our lifetime. The circumstances drum up fear within ourselves and others as thousands of people have fallen victim often in more ways than one.

Planet Earth, however, is thriving. In Wuhan, China, where the coronavirus outbreak initially began back in December, the sky, which is usually home to dangerous air pollution levels, has turned blue. The change has been attributed to travel bans and the pause of factory work. In Venice, Italy, following the reduction of water traffic from boats and cruise ships, sediment has settled, resulting in clearer water, and dolphins have begun to swim in the usually crowded canals, joined by schools of fish and swans. As humans have reduced their carbon footprints, nature has been given the chance to breathe and hit the reset button. And, while we cannot wait to get back to our normal routines, there are several things we can take with us that will help continue promoting a sustainable, healthy environment.


How We Can Positively Impact the Drive less.

Environment

Walk, take public transportation, carpool, rideshare, or bike to your destination whenever possible. This not only reduces carbon dioxide emissions, but it also lessens traffic congestion and the idling of engines that inevitably accompanies it.

Eat low on the food chain.

This means eating mostly fruits, vegetables, and beans. Meat and dairy production is responsible for a large percentage of manmade global greenhouse gas emissions. If you can’t imagine life without meat or dairy, start small by incorporating one meat and dairy-free meal per week.

Choose organic and shop local.

Transporting food, and other consumer goods for that matter, from far away, whether by truck, ship, rail, or plane, uses fossil fuels for fuel. Fossil fuels are also often required if food needs to be cooled while in transit to prevent spoiling. By shopping organic when you can and choosing foods that are local and in season, you are doing your part to lessen the impact.

Buy from companies that are environmentally responsible and sustainable.

We cannot preach this enough. By choosing to align yourselves with businesses that are doing good, your efforts will multiply tremendously. At Wildway, we are fully committed to protecting the wild and preserving our natural landscapes to ensure the beauty of this earth will last for thousands of future lifetimes via our We Rise program. We also do our part to ensure we are sourcing the purest and most sustainable ingredients from farmers who are committed to sustainability and ethical practices.

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How We Live Wild (Within Boundaries)

Living through COVID-19 has taught us a lot of lessons and has forced us to get creative indoors. We have never experienced this kind of self-isolation, and like so many others, we found ourselves sitting at home asking ourselves, what now? We’re people who thrive being outdoors, spending time with others, cracking jokes in the office, and many other things that lie beyond the walls of our homes. We weren’t alone in our frustration being stuck at home, an entire world was experiencing the same struggles! It didn’t take long for us to get creative with ways to spend our time mindfully and make the most of this experience. This time is one of good adversity, and just like with any other opportunity to grow from our discomfort, we’re gonna run with it. Here are just a few of the ways we’ve been thriving at home and we hope they help you too.


LIVE WILD Backyard camping.

With all the things we’re restricted from, thankfully, our backyards are not one of them. Who says camping can only happen in the parks? Take your starry night slumber just beyond your backdoor. Roast some marshmallows over a camp stove, set up your hammock, and enjoy your space like never before.

Getting in a daily sweat.

Despite being at home, there’s plenty of ways to get in a good sweat. From live yoga classes on Instagram, to thousands of free fitness classes on Youtube, the sources of inspiration are endless. We would go stir crazy without daily movement, thank goodness we don’t have to.

Embracing our inner artists.

We’re not claiming to be Picasso, but that doesn’t mean we can’t embrace our inner amateur artist. Sometimes this looks like DIY home decor, flinging a paint brush around, or doodling abstractly on pieces of paper. Any way to release our pent up creativity is embraced!

Reading those books we’ve been putting off for months.

The hardest part of reading is picking the right book and actually sitting aside time to read it. Well, now that we’ve got plenty of time on our hands there’s no better time to stick our nose in those books that have been sitting on our shelves and coffee tables. Better to pass the time with good words rather than through mindless scrolling.

Trying our hand at a new skill.

What is one thing you’ve always been curious to try, but have always been hesitant to fully invest in? From gardening to baking, there are endless resources out there to help you get on your way. Now is the time to embrace each day as a new day, free from routine. You can choose to master one skill or dabble in a new one each day!

Sunshine soak sessions.

There’s no denying that spending time outdoors, soaking in the sun, is one of the best ways to remain sane while being confined to our homes. Though your epic adventure plans may have been squashed, you can still venture out into your backyard and embrace the humble beauty around you. Trust us, you’ll be glad you did.

Ripping the bandaid off chores we’ve also put off for months.

You know those chores and tasks you’ve had on the backburner for months now. The excuse “I didn’t have time” isn’t so much an excuse we can make now. Whether it be cleaning the house, finishing the renovations on that one room, or fixing that broken thing, your future-self will be grateful you got it over with when you had the time.


WILDWAY CREW SPOTLIGHT

NATALIE MAGEE yoga “I’m not here to be anything but a conduit for those who are wanting to dive deeper into their self.”


Salutations! My name is Natalie Magee aka Yogi Magee. I’m a part-time flight attendant and full-time adventure seeker. I’m a certified yoga instructor who encourages my students to step off their mat and into the wild by joining in on my yoga adventure retreats. I love nothing more than introducing others to my favorite corners of the world from Colorado to Utah, California and Iceland. I’ve parlayed my love of hiking and yoga into my own business called Yogi Magee Expeditions and I’m always on the lookout for the retreat destination. I decided to start hosting my own retreats after attending one in Costa Rica in 2012. I really enjoyed having a week to dedicate to my practice and to deepen my connection with others. After attending that yoga retreat I knew there were elements of it that I could do better if I was the host so I decided to assemble my own yoga retreats. At the time, no one I knew was putting together retreats that combined hiking and yoga and offered more than just meditation and lounging on the beach. I wanted to appeal to the crowd who didn’t want to relax their whole vacation, but also wouldn’t be judged if they did. When I started my business I only had a blog and paypal. No logo, no website, no easy way to take payments or even a formed waiver. I sought advice from my mentor, brought along an assistant and sold out my first retreat. I learned so much from that first retreat in Telluride that allowed me to continue to be better and do better for my guests in the future.

Since that first retreat I have made many changes in my life to continue to pursue my dream. I fly part-time and we moved to an area of Colorado that has better access to the mountains and desert I love calling home. I have also grown my presence on social media because I’m able to hike, climb and explore more now that my cost of living is less. I’ve made many sacrifices to pursue my Wildway of Life, but it’s been so worth the effort. The core of who I am and what I believe is the same today as it was several years ago when I began pursuing my Wildway of Life. Part of being a student of yoga is maintaining the practice with a beginners’ mindset. I know that there is always something to learn and I’m constantly evolving as a person. If anything, my path has led me to become a more understanding and empathetic person. Most people begin the practice of yoga or come on a retreat because they are seeking something. I’m not here to be anything but a conduit for those who are wanting to dive deeper into their self. I can’t do the work for them, but I can give them the safe space to do the work. Living my Wildway Life has helped me become a better listener, a better friend, and a better teacher. Every person I have met has come into my life for a reason and I feel so fortunate to play a small part of helping others along this journey called life. Serving others has always been my dharma...it just took a few years to accept my path.


6 Lessons Learned From Good ADVERSITY 1. Show up with no expectations

Possibly the most important lesson I learned through a series of let downs. Our imaginations are wildly creative and can paint within us an expectation for perfection whether or not we realize it. We must simply show up and appreciate a destination, a journey, for what it is rather than what we hoped for it to be. Since first testing this mindset on a trip to Guadalupe Mountain National Park, I was surprised to find myself far more fulfilled on this one experience than all of my previous travels combined. I arrived with no hopes for things yet to come and departed deeply content and satisfied.

2. Don’t rely heavily on plans

Our plans should flow readily with the eb and flow of life. We can’t possibly anticipate how plans will turn out; therefore, wouldn’t it be best to avoid them? We don’t deny it’s important to have loose plans in the case of emergencies, but certainly some spontaneity is lost when we plan out our every second. And for anyone who wonders what they could miss out on if they don’t research and plan to see the best attractions, trails, and restaurants alike – I can only say some of my favorite adventures have been those unplanned. While backpacking Europe, I departed from Italy with plans to explore Switzerland for a week. Only on the third day while in Switzerland, in the middle of hiking a trail, did I decide I wanted to hitchhike back to Italy. My “plans” had been loose from the beginning, and thank goodness, because I might have missed out on the joys of the Italian coast.


3. Sometimes it’s best to throw yourself into independence

Although much of my adventures have been shared in company, some of the sweetest and most memorable are those I experienced solo. My first memory of throwing myself into independence was on a trip in Colorado. I embarked on a 16-mile trek that revealed more than a quiet lake at the end. It was from this independence that I found peace in my own company and the understanding that I was far more capable than I imagined. Though my surroundings were new and unfamiliar, I felt right at home. Since that trip, many more solo expeditions have revealed to me that to grow independent requires confidence in yourself, and that sense of confidence sometimes means going it alone.

4. Not all adventure company is good company

This lesson was a hard pill to swallow, but maybe the most profound. As an introvert at heart, I very much value my own company to begin with, but some moments are best shared with others. At one time, I generalized “good company” to include anyone who was willing to go on the same adventures as me. It took a couple poor experiences to realize that a similar interest does not guarantee quality company, conversation, and experience. I don’t identify anyone as being bad company, but some people make moments far more sweet than others, and that’s okay. Differentiating between good and adequate company has allowed me to understand people on a deeper level and surround myself with those that will only enhance an experience through times good and bad.

5. It is better to be patient than to force a potentially bad time

Early one summer I had my eyes fixed on Colorado. A friend and I stubbornly journeyed 10 hours to Colorado, despite incredibly poor hiking conditions, determined to make the most of this experience. It took us arriving at a park ranger station and being shown the minute number of trails open for this lesson to finally break through my thick skull. Had I really driven all the way to Colorado knowing full well of the avalanches and limited trails, but still trying to convince myself otherwise, to realize it would be better to practice patience? Yep. We spent a whole 3 hours in Colorado before deciding to delay our trip to later in the summer. Our patience was worth it, because not three months later did we head back to Colorado only to have the most remarkable experience we never would have had had we tried to force our plans the first time.

6. Adversity happens for you

This is a lesson I repeat to myself nearly every day. There are two perspectives of adversity: it either happens to you, or for you. We can fall victim to our circumstances, or we can recognize the silver lining and identify the lessons to be learned. There will always be obstacles on the horizon, so wouldn’t it be nice to have the mindset that no matter the obstacle, everything is happening for you. Each adversity is an opportunity for growth. I am a product of that which happens to me, and though I have no control over what adversities lie in my path, I can choose to prevail.


I n g re d ie n t s

Paleo Blueberry Lemon Loaf 2 c. Wildway Grain-Free Toasted Coconut Hot Cereal (about 4 packets) 2.5 tbsp coconut flour 1.5 tsp baking soda Âź c. coconut oil 3 eggs 2 ripe bananas, mashed 2 tbsp almond milk, unsweetened 1 c. blueberries 1 lemon, zested Essential toppings: Wildway Blueberry Lemon Snack Mix

Di re c ti o n s 1. Preheat oven to 350F and lightly grease a loaf baking dish. a small bowl, combine Wildway hot cereal, coconut flour, and 2. Inbaking soda. Mix until well combined. 3.

In a separate large bowl, combine all wet ingredients: eggs, coconut oil, mashed banana, almond milk, and lemon zest. Whisk until well combined.

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Pour the dry ingredients into the large bowl with the wet ingredients and whisk until well combined. Fold in the blueberries.

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Sprinkle 1 packet of Wildway Blueberry Lemon Fruit & Nut Snack Mix atop loaf and gently press into mixture.

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Bake loaf for 25-30 minutes until able to cleanly insert and remove a fork. When cooked, let cool and then serve. Enjoy!


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Strawberry Coconut Granola Cups For the crust: 2 cups Dark Chocolate Strawberry Granola 2 tbsp maple syrup For the filling: 1 cup coconut cream 1 cup cashews (soaked overnight) 1 cup strawberries, halved Topping: Strawberries (halved) Dark Chocolate Strawberry Granola

Di re c ti o n s 1. 2. 3.

Place a can of coconut cream in the fridge and allow to sit overnight to allow separation of cream. In a medium bowl, cover cashews with water and allow to soak overnight or for at least 4 hours. Place in the fridge if soaking overnight. In a food processor, combine 2 cups Dark Chocolate Strawberry Granola and add maple syrup in one tablespoon at a time until batter sticks when pressed together.

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Line a muffin tin with coconut oil or parchment paper. In a muffin tin, use a tbsp spoon to measure a ball of dough into each muffin well. Press the dough into the sides of the tin and store in the refrigerator.

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For the filling, combine the soaked cashews and the thick portion of the coconut cream from the can in a food processor. Process until well combined and smooth in consistency. Next, add in strawberries and process until strawberries are well combined with small chunks remaining.

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Remove the cooled granola cups from the muffin tin and drop a spoonful of the filling in each cup. Store in the freezer for 30 minutes to set filling. Remove from the freezer and top with halved strawberries. Keep tarts chilled until ready to serve, then enjoy!


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Mint Chocolate Chia Pudding 5 tbsp chia seeds 1 c. nut milk 1 tbsp cacao powder ½ tbsp maple syrup ⅛ tsp peppermint extract Toppings: Fresh fruit Wildway Mint Chocolate Chip Snack Mix

Di re c ti o n s 1.

In a small bowl, combine chia seeds and almond milk. Whisk until well combined.

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Place the bowl in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or until chia seeds have adequately absorbed nut milk.

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Once desired consistency is reached, add in cacao powder and mix until well combined.

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Add in maple syrup and peppermint extract. Mix until well combined.

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Top with chopped banana or other fresh fruit, then sprinkle Wildway Mint Chocolate Chip Snack Mix for the cherry on top. Enjoy!


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Sweet Potato Dessert Nachos 1 medium sweet potato Sprinkle of cinnamon 2 tbsp nut butter, drizzled Wildway Grain-Free Coconut Cashew Granola Additional toppings: Dairy-free yogurt Chocolate chips Fresh fruit

Di re c ti o n s 1.

Preheat the oven to 350F and line a baking sheet.

sweet potato into Âź-in rounds. Place on the baking 2. Slice sheet and spray with avocado or coconut oil. cinnamon on top and bake for 35-40 minutes until 3 . Sprinkle rounds are soft and tender.

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Once cooked, allow the sweet potato rounds to cool.

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On a plate, stack the rounds and top with your favorite sweet treats. We went for our favorite classic - all the nut butter drizzle and granola!


SWEAT

Anytime, Anywhere Challenge yourself to commit 20 minutes three times per week to this routine. Each movement should be practiced for 40 seconds, completing as many reps as possible in that time frame, followed by 20 seconds of rest. Repeat the circuit twice.

Burpees

Forward Lunge Push Ups


Jump Squats V-Ups

Side Planks Mountain Climbers Hip Bridges


“Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.� - Helen Keller


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