Life is a series of choices, a journey and not a destination. When is the last time you made a major life decision/choice based on whether it would bring you joy? If you are like me, about August this past year I came to the shocking realization that the answer for me was never. All of my major life choices had been made around having purpose, life fulfillment, life bucket lists, accomplishments, but never joy.Read More
There have been a lot of moments the past 4 days on my scooter riding on desolate and very dodgy roads, swimming in the sea with no one else there but me, or hiking down trails that warned people the "trail was broken" when I kept looking around and saying out loud, "thank you, thank you, thank you!"Read More
I walked down the stone steps and arrived here. Looking out, smiling, perfectly imperfect, realizing how a series of wrong turns can still help you arrive to beautiful destinations not only literally, but within your heart.Read More
And so a new adventure begins! She Ventures' new site is live and a big year lies ahead to celebrate and ignite adventure as a way of life for women around the world! Our event series and platform is a movement and vibrant testimony that women can be anything we want to be.Read More
And so it's time for an adventure! When life has been screaming at you to make a change, you have a choice-to listen, or keep on the same path knowing in your heart it's wrong.
At the end of September I gave away 80% of my things (don't worry the 20% is my gear 🙂), got rid of my rent controlled SF apartment with an amazing view, and spent the last month on the couches of many dear friends as I traveled around the country to bring She Ventures to life alongside some amazing women that are game changers and living their truth to bring adventure, wellness, and community to the world around them.
Now more than ever, many young women are stepping out of their comfort zones — and into nature — to find solace and healing. According to a 2017 national studycommissioned by REI on women and the outdoors, more than 85 percent of women believe that being in nature has had a positive effect on their mental and physical health.Read More
I am not sure what triggered all of this emotion, but here it was, a moment I had hoped for 5 years I would some day feel. I was able to say “Thank You” for the loss. I remember actually whispering the words out loud as I walked, filled with a sense of relief.Read More
While my path in life has in no way been linear. All roads have led me to look/experience the lack of equality that exists straight in the face. This is regardless of the industry I have worked, as a solo female founder navigating the capital landscape, as a philanthropist and activist speaking out against gender-based violence, and in every boardroom I have sat in.Read More
In honor of National Superhero Day, Olomomo would like to recognize the real life superheroes that ignite people's drive to take the long road, reach the summit, have the courage to stand up and be the change we want to see in this world.Read More
It's amazing to look back and remember those moments that set your life in a new direction. I often say Adventure changes lives. I say so because it changed mine over a decade ago when curiosity peaked and I decided to take an indoor rock climbing class in LA. Little did I know, it would set me off to climb some of the world's highest peaks and on a journey of self discovery, growth, and entrepreneurship.Read More
My first stop was a solo attempt of Mt. Blanc. In the end, it was a failed attempt due to altitude sickness in a 24 hour push and I ended up having a massive fall when I was just about to rejoin the lower trail that resulted in surgery in October. YET, the biggest learning was the whole time from the fall to post recovery of the surgery, I was always focused on the RISE!Read More
Adventure has the power to change lives. I know so, because it changed mine. There was a time where I could not run a mile, where I had never spent a night under the stars, where my perception of what was possible was in a sense limited. Luckily, slowly but surely the beauty of nature and adventure made it’s way into my life in my 20s but really in my mid to late 20s when I was overstressed with business school, working full time, and had multi-hour commutes. Adventure became my way to preserve balance, sanity, and creativity.Read More
The journey of a founder is not a linear path by any means, and the juggling act is continuous. So what happens when all lights are green and funding is in and/or traction and revenue high and it’s time to grow and grow fast? One thing is for certain, don’t lose sight of your culture when approaching growth.Read More
Our stories -- layered with meaning and inflection points that have brought us to what we are compelled to do today -- have great power. In our social interactions, stories create opportunities to relate to one another, loyalty, and memorability. The same is true in business, and knowing one's story is vital when setting off on building a startup.Read More
Imagining life as a blank canvas can feel incredibly liberating… “wow you can create ANYTHING you want!”… but also terrifying…“holy cow it’s blank, what should my painting look like?” Lately, I have been reminded to go back to my own blank canvas and encouraged to revisit what type of masterpiece I want to create, not just for this next year, but for my life.Read More
The mountains have become my teacher, my soul quencher, my inspiration to keep exploring and push limits. Yet in climbing, the journey up the mountain is not without its challenges, trials, and doubt as to whether continue onward. Lately the mountains have been the constant reminder as to why we must keep climbing in life, even when the going gets tough, when the storm sets in, and the top of that mountain seems out of reach.Read More
There are two ways of looking at life through a “what if” lens. There is the “what if” the worst possible scenario comes about through every risk I am considering to take lens, or there is the “what if” I just shut off my head for a split second and allow for some awesome things to materialize because I took risks in life lens.Read More
It was indeed the hardest physical challenge I have ever endured. My heart is full with gratitude for being able to experience beauty and wonder in such a pure form. The top of the world was even more spectacular than I could have ever imagined! A cause gave me inspiration and fueled my determination to go for a second attempt of this formidable peak.Read More
A formal blog update to come soon, but just wanted to let you all know I am down safe and in Kathmandu! We were able to score a helicopter ride to Lukla from base camp this morning and then caught one of the last flights out to Kathmandu :) So now the plot begins to figure out how to get home! Only problem is our gear is stuck up on the mtn., so more soon!
In a nut shell the past 9 days have by far been the most eventful of the trip! I reached the summit of Everest about 10:15 am on the 21st of May.