Sydney Williams signs “Hiking my Feelings” in California

Sydney Williams signs “Hiking My Feelings: Stepping into the Healing Power of Nature!” in CA tomorrow.


January 12, 2020 3:00 pm
DIESEL, A Bookstore Del Mar
12843 El Camino Real
San Diego, CA 92130
United States

About the Author:

When former collegiate athlete and competitive skydiver, Sydney Williams, unexpectedly found herself on the receiving end of a Type 2 diabetes diagnosis, while grappling with unresolved trauma from a decades-old sexual assault, she set out on a mission: turn her pain into power. Two hikes across Catalina Island and 80 miles later, she founded Hiking My Feelings® to help others tap into the mind-body connection and healing power of nature that helped kick her self-limiting beliefs and disease into remission.

Having more than 10 years of marketing experience with Fortune 500 companies and emerging brands, Sydney serves up her “truth juice” style of storytelling to break wide open tough conversations with practical, powerful content and experiences. Over the years, she’s been featured on the SXSW stage, as well as in Huffington Post, Psychology Today, US News & World Report, and numerous other publications. Today, she is the author of Hiking My Feelings: Stepping Into the Healing Power of Nature and travels across the country empowering others to summit their personal mountains on their way to becoming Well Beings.

About the Book:

Have you ever spoken unkindly to yourself? Do you even realize when you do? Are you ready to make changes but find yourself completely paralyzed by the choices in front of you? We live in a hyper-connected, “always-on” world, and frankly? It’s exhausting. Let’s make time to disconnect from the distractions and reconnect with yourself. Hiking My Feelings: Stepping into the Healing Power of Nature is more than a collection of trail tales – it’s a guide to aid (or begin!) your healing journey, helping you do the work to step up into the best version of yourself. Over the course of our lives, not only do we pick up our own trauma, we carry things for others – their fears, their insecurities, their expectations for how we should live our lives. So many of us are wandering through life wearing an invisible backpack full of those things, and it can be heavy. The weight of the stuff we are silently carrying is killing us slowly. We as individuals and every level of our communities are affected by trauma. When we don’t get help, unresolved trauma manifests as mental and physical disease. Join Sydney Williams as she unpacks her “trauma pack”, sharing the story of how hiking helped her reconnect to, and heal, her mind and body – kicking her limiting beliefs and Type 2 Diabetes to the curb in the process. Hiking My Feelings: Stepping into the Healing Power of Nature is a memoir, coloring book, and journal. After you finish reading, transition into a state of mindfulness by completing the coloring page. The back section of the print edition of the book includes prompts for reflection and space to write, incorporating practical lessons from the trail that you can integrate into your own life. “See Inside” limits to first handful of pages. To read the first two chapters, visit

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