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Unplugging and spending time with Mother Nature does wonders for the soul. @jessicaszohr agrees. "Feeling the brisk clean air while looking out into the beautiful mountains and colorful trees, hearing the animals, seeing and touching the crystal blue/green water… it was so calming and refreshing. It had us all feeling very connected to each other and our magical Mother Nature." We are grateful to be able to collaborate with the @kindcampaign crew in the great outdoors as they bring global awareness and healing to the effects of girl-against-girl bullying. #soulsisters @lexidupont @laurenpaul8 @mollymaethomps @juleshough @jessicaszohr 📸: @coryt
“We talked a lot about what living our adventure meant to each of us in our every day lives.”
Girls trips are the best! Where drama isn’t involved and everyone’s down to have a great adventure together.
Gossip Girl actress Jessica Szohr recently went to the Canadian Rockies with pals: Lauren Paul, Molly Thompson and Dancing with the Stars’ Julianne Hough. In a partnership with Eddie Bauer and the Kind Campaign, this group of ladies discovered the beauty of the great outdoors along with the depth of female empowerment.
As Paul told US Weekly:
“The whole experience was so incredibly special. Canada has some of the most naturally beautiful landscapes in the world. Being in these environments with these incredible ladies made the whole experience all the more special. Jules, Jess, Lexi, Molly and I bonded on such a deep level.”
Hiking, fishing and yoga were among some of the nature-loving highlights. Paul was even pregnant during the trip, so exploring high peaks and ranges were even more thrilling. Szohr thought feeling the baby kick added to the unique experience:
“One thing that will stay in my heart forever was feeling Lauren’s little baby kick … it was beautiful, surprising and warmly special! It was like this baby was in our conversations and doing all the activities and letting us know they are having a good time!”
Both Thompson and Paul are founders of the Kind Campaign – which is a non-profit organization which brings awareness and healing to the negative and lasting effects of girl-against-girl bullying through global movement, documentary film, in-school assemblies and educational curriculums.
During the Canadian Rockies trip, they partnered with Eddie Bauer clothing brand to combine their efforts to mentor and guide girls around the world. Paul said:
“We always appreciate companies like Eddie Bauer who are passionate about seeing kindness spread throughout school hallways. It’s collaborations like this that allow us to provide all of our Kind Campaign Assemblies and curriculum to thousands of schools across the world free of charge.”
There’s definitely something special that binds all adventurous women. Regarding the concept of bonding and what adventures means to different women, Thompson remembers:
“We talked a lot about what living our adventure meant to each of us in our every day lives and what we came away with is that we’re all out doing things that we’re extremely passionate about and living out our adventure every single day through the work that we do, which in doing so further inspires us to do more and be better and spread kindness and create change.”
Sometimes, it’s nice to put away the phones and indulge in a profound conversation with one another. Not to quote Shania Twain, but “let’s go, girls!”
Where was your best girls trip? Share with us in the comments.