Dami Roelse is certified life coach, writer and retired mental health provider. Born in Holland, Dami has traveled the world extensively, lived on different continents and has learned to use her travel as inspiration for living. Dami uses long distance hiking and backpacking as a means to deepen her connection with nature and the universe. Aside from trekking in the Himalayas and Morocco, walking and hiking in Europe, Dami has hiked more than 2000 miles of the Pacific Crest trail in the last 7 years. Dami writes about the benefits of walking, hiking and backpacking for wom-en50plus. Her book, "Walking Gone Wild, How to lose your age on the trail”, ex-plores and explains walking, hiking, and backpacking as a means to re-invigorating life for women as they age. Interlaced with stories of real women who have built confidence through walking, it presents a new model of aging with vitality, grace, and a deepened connection to life. At age 73 Dami continues to go out for treks on the trail. She guides women50plus to hike and backpack to their ability, gain confi-dence and a new connection with living.