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About Me

Welcome Wildling!
I'm Kirsten.

For most of my life I’ve been caught in a heated love triangle between prose, psychology, and the outdoors.

My journey started as a wide eyed, barefoot free spirit torn between a life in the mountains and sailing the seas.

A passionate advocate for the therapeutic benefits of nature and adventure, I'm psyched on rock climbing, sailing, canyoning, trail running, mountain biking.

As a community builder, and experience chaser, I aspire to bring the outdoors to others and provide transformative experiences.

Reconnecting hard-working adults with nature, I thrive on getting people to interact with the outdoors in a meaningful way.

I am excited to empower people to shape their lives and careers around spending more time outside.

The outdoors is my second home and my place of healing. I have lost myself on journeys far and wide, only to learn that what really matters most is what lies on the inside. Adventure has taught me to step into life and sit with my fear.

I have explored the outskirts of my comfort zone, pushed my limits, and relished in the challenge. I have gained many transferrable skills, which have been so valuable in these times such as adaptability, resilience, and emotional regulation.

With six years university training in psychology, human behaviour, my aim is to empower you through this blog, so you too can discover the benefits of nature and adventure.

I recently completed a Monash University research dissertation exploring how engagement with adventure sports contributes to young Australian womens' well-being and self-esteem.

This is an educational platform to share simple and effective evidence-based strategies from the wilderness and adventure therapy spheres.

For years, I have been told by my friends and family that my passion for the outdoors is infectious, and my knowledge of our bush and wilderness areas of NSW, unique. 

I serve as a useful resource to those seeking inspiration, help, or advice. I have made the decision to own this role and be intentional about it.

I founded the True North Project with a mission to give others a taste of the ways in which nature can enhance our wellbeing and quality of life. 

I'm passionate about helping people lead authentic and intentional lives, rich with experiences that make them feel alive!

I am beyond excited to be on this journey together, and truly hope that you enjoy exploring the blog. May you find value, clarity, hope and inspiration. 

It is my wish that TNP provides you direction and helps chart your course toward your truest and most authentic self, in some small way.

Stay wild, stay true,

Kirsten ✨x

🎓Bachelor Science - Psychology
🎓Grad Dip. - Psychology
🧗🏻‍♀️Outdoor Guiding Qualifications - Abseiling, vertical rescue, rock climbing.

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