First and foremost, we are adventurers, mentors, and storytellers. We are inspiration makers and courage builders. We seek to create unforgettable moments that remind others of our common humanity - to inspire, encourage, comfort, expose, challenge and to bear witness to the beauty, excitement, and mystery to life. We aspire to help women break free from who they think they are to who they are meant to be.
The word “Wayward” means a person who thinks for themselves. A person who refuses to bend to the conventions of society. Although Wayward Adventures supports the role in healthcare tremendously, we believe that treating the whole person is the best prescription to overall health and healing. It takes courage to stand up and decide to live life differently.
the why behind wayward adventures
Wayward Adventures addresses what the National Comprehensive Cancer Network has identified as an integral component of the clinical management of people being affected by cancer, which is, quality psychosocial care. Our programs are designed to increase self-efficacy, physical fitness, cognition, interpersonal relationships, while decreasing feelings of depression, anxiety, isolation, and overall feelings of distress. Wayward Adventures feels different, because it is different. We stand by our conviction that real growth occurs beyond four walls of an office.
MISSION AND VALUES
Mission:Wayward Adventures exists to provide outdoor adventures and healing opportunities for all women affected by cancer and/or those women who have experienced a traumatic loss.
Our Vision: To awaken our ability to live in the moment, and to view cancer not in the darkness, but in the awareness of what it truly means to be alive.
Philosophy: Kind and loving compassion Stories hold tremendous significance Empowerment of every woman Finding meaningful connections Improving distress management The power of mindfulness
Wayward Adventures has tried to assemble some of the most adventurous, spirited, and kind-hearted women we know to help embody what Wayward Adventures truly stands for. We are not only avid Outdoor Adventurists, but we are also, oncology nurse practitioners, oncology social workers, oncology advocates, nurses, holistic heath coaches, yoga teachers, spiritual leaders, yogi masters, artists, fitness instructors, journalists, dental hygienists, pharmacy technicians, and even a couple of cute adventure pups. A true multi-disciplinary team that always have your back!