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Author of Hiking Your Feelings: Blazing a Trail to Self-Love, founder of Hiking My Feelings, Instructor at the Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park and Field Institute at Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks, Wilderness First Responder.

Sydney Williams

Founder, CEO, Hiking My Feelings

Sydney Williams is the founder of Hiking My FeelingsĀ®, a nonprofit dedicated to the healing power of nature, and the author of Hiking My Feelings: Stepping into the Healing Power of Nature (2019) and Hiking Your Feelings: Blazing a Trail to Self-Love (2024). Williams has 15+ years of communications experience and is a former competitive skydiver and Division 1 athlete. She has been featured in HuffPost, Psychology Today, U.S. News & World Report, Health Magazine, Diabetic Living Magazine, and on the SXSW stage. She is also a certified Wilderness First Responder; an instructor at the Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park; an instructor at the Field Institute at Sequoia National Park; a founding member of the Outdoorist Oath, a community committed to inclusion; and has been nominated for Woman of the Year by San Diego Magazine.

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