A woman’s thirst. {A 40 day *free* adventure}

July 16, 2014

40 day adventure 690 FREE

A free 40 day adventure

August 12th – September 20th (my 40th)

A daily scavenger hunt challenge

Follow and connect with all the players of the adventure on Instagram

Gifts (details down below)

A woman’s thirst calls in the waves of movement and risk that are creating her next becoming.

A woman’s thirst is her desire to fill her cells and spirit with joy and lust and beauty.

A woman’s thirst is a visionary’s self forgiveness brought forth by each sip.

A woman’s thirst brings her to the awakening of adventure, held deep in her blood and bones.

A woman’s thirst allows her to water her future self with the love of a wild woman.

The months leading up to turning 39 (#epic39) sent me into a spin inside my Universe.

It was a feeling that came from knowing this was the last time my age would ever start with a number 3. I held a mix of wild excitement, brave confidence and a total crazy fear of letting go that I was not ready to sink into. So I grabbed 39 by both of it’s numbers and I let it roll over me and through me and around me.

I decided that I would celebrate with an abandon of riches, risks and failures.

The night of my birthday I asked 6 friends to join me on a scavenger hunt around the city of Providence, RI. It was the first time I had ever stepped into celebrating myself this fully. My heart was blown open by the amount of love and support and crazy adventure that happened that night and the months to follow.

We had 39 challenges to complete.


Find someone on a first date and ask them how it was going. Check. Give away 7 white balloons. Check (One went to the first date couple.) Perform rap. Check. Get a bartender to let you go behind bar and pour a beer. Check. Get someone to buy you a drink. Check. Have someone show you a hidden tattoo. Check. Make public art. Check. Take picture with skull. Check. Kidnap someone and take them on adventure. Nope. (But this one couple showed up at the dance club we went to from the previous restaurant we were at, and we had tried to kidnap them, so, kind of…)

We didn’t make it through the 39 challenges, maybe 29 of them.By 2am everything was closing and we were ready to fall onto our pillows.

We didn’t need to make it through all of them. We didn’t need to finish, to cross them all off, we just needed to do it, be in it. We even needed to fail big at some of the challenges.

It was a freedom and happiness that still breathes inside of me.

39 has been a year of so much unknowing and expansion and a pace that I have barely found myself able to keep up with.

I have been raw and alive. This can happen at any age. For me it was 39. My awakening. My peeling. My layers. My freedom. My truth.

I let go of the need to know the answers to all the big questions I thought my impending 40th year self should know.

And then…

I got thirsty. Thirsty in my skin, on my lips, inside my soul. My dehydrated female body had a thirst that wouldn’t be quieted.

At first it was a thirst for water. As my cells started to fill with the power of that water I could feel my soul, my spirit start to open, as though I was the ocean, the waves, the current.

hannah hydrated words

In these waves inside of me I wanted to become movement. To sweat. To cycle my waves, my sweat, with the moon that guides me. I craved the wisdom that was buried inside of me that could only release when I started to know and quench my thirst.

And I danced with failure. It is the attempt, the trying that changes our lives. So during this challenge we will fail sometimes because we made the attempt.

This year I invite you to join a group of women all over the world who seek to push their edges at all ages. Who will hydrate and move and risk failure in the doing.

Here is how our 40 day adventure will work ::

  • A daily email with the day’s challenge
  • Challenges will come from me or a special guest (cause I need surprises too)
  • Our instagram hashtag #awomansthirst will hold all of our photos from the adventures
  • Each day go forth on your adventure and take a picture representing the challenge with the hashtag
  • Explore your edges and dance with surprise
  • Learn a whole new layer of who you are
  • Let yourself become fully inside of your thirst
  • Move with a group of women ready for change
  • 40 days leading up to my 40th birthday when I will give away a gift to one of the adventurers
  • One gift, to one amazing woman, will be free enrollment in all of my online programs for a year
  • Maybe other surprises too, you know…

Sample of our adventures ::

  • Mantra bomb your neighborhood/city by leaving little notes on mirrors, sidewalks, the table with your tip, a fence…
  • Create mason jars filled with fruit water (fruit floating in water) and gift them out during the day
  • Hold the gaze of 5 people today, let them be the first to break eye contact
  • Park one mile away from the destination. Walk. Be open to the surprises.
  • Take a photo with someone, who when you see them, lights you up. (Strangers are bonus points)
  • Tell a story (using one of the prompts provided) to someone of your choosing today. Or blog it.
  • Write a word on your body (using prompt provided) and go out into the world with it visible.
  • These are just a quick sample of how we will play, hydrate, move and quite possibly fail…

“There is a community of the spirit.

Join it, and feel the delight

of walking in the noisy street

and being the noise.

Drink all your passion,

and be a disgrace.

Close both eyes

to see with the other eye” ~ Rumi



“What you do is take women who don’t even know how to believe in what they already are, don’t know that they should, and you give them hope, give them the tools, introduce them to a way of looking at themselves, the world, each other – that illuminates ILLUMINATES the path that we failed to notice was beneath our feet all along.”

“Hannah walks her talk, follows the path so that it is illuminated for the souls she guides. She has her finger on the pulse of the universe, and embodies the sacred feminine.”

“Hannah is honest, real, a storyteller, authentic, magical, passionate, gentle and tough all at the same time…”

(First photo credit Mara Glatzel)

{ 36 comments… read them below or add one }

Sarah Dennigan July 17, 2014 at 7:01 am

From my birthday (August 12) to yours – I must do this! So fun.


Hannah July 17, 2014 at 7:42 am



Jessica Schneider July 17, 2014 at 7:51 am

Wow!!! This sounds amazing…I am honored to celebrate with you❤️


Meg July 17, 2014 at 8:36 am

I am so excited! I am 48 and I can tell you that the last 8 years have been amazing : )


Lisa July 17, 2014 at 10:37 am

All in with you. xo


Kelly Ann Matuskiewicz July 17, 2014 at 11:50 am


I didn’t even read through all that we’d be doing. I’m in! I love, love, love how you celebrate YOU and life and bring that out in others. The good, the bad, the failures, the successes, the wine, the cheese… Cheers Baby!

Kelly Ann


Melissa July 17, 2014 at 12:33 pm

I turned 40 this year too. This is perfect!


Kristin July 17, 2014 at 1:49 pm

Ready and excited to be a part of this, Hannah!


Pam July 17, 2014 at 3:07 pm

Would love to join you on the 40 days of adventure. Such a cool idea!


Kyra July 17, 2014 at 5:55 pm



judy schwartz haley July 17, 2014 at 10:27 pm

this is going to be amazing


Samantha July 18, 2014 at 12:13 am

Yes please.


Izabela July 18, 2014 at 12:35 am

I’m all in. Thank you Hannah for this beautiful gift.


Nika Ridley July 18, 2014 at 1:31 pm

I’m in, of course. How wonderful!! Thank you. Xoxo


Anne July 19, 2014 at 12:29 pm

I’m so in… Love this Hannah!


deb July 20, 2014 at 2:39 pm

Oh Hannah…this sounds so juicy !!


Bella July 20, 2014 at 9:36 pm

Perfect timing. My 40th is 3 months away!


Joanna July 22, 2014 at 3:19 pm

Perfect. I’m 40 on the 6th of September. Got a Tattoo for my 39th. What will I do this time?


Heather July 23, 2014 at 8:06 am

This sounds life giving! I would love to journey with you. Thank you xo


Jessi July 23, 2014 at 12:23 pm

I am so in!


Dawn July 24, 2014 at 12:38 pm

August 12th is my daughter’s 10th birthday ~ I’m doing this in honor of her and with her, as well as for you and for myself! I feel like this year marks a new beginning, a journey for all 3 of us, connected by an ethereal thread as we follow the paths of a sacred womanhood that’s uniquely laid out by the Universe…thank you for this soulful and wild gift of fun. It’s going to be another life changer! :)


Karen July 30, 2014 at 11:11 am

This sounds like a lot of fun. This November I turn 50 and I have this incredible sense that a seed that has been germinating in me for the last 49 years is about to finally break through the soil. Guess you could say I’m a late bloomer! :) Can’t wait to start this 40 day adventure with you and then I will add 10 more of my own, one of which is to get a dragonfly tattoo!


Stephanie August 7, 2014 at 7:11 am

Karen, I love the germinating seed parallel. I get it.


Karen July 30, 2014 at 11:36 am

Cool, I noticed my comment was posted at 11:11 (your time, I’m in France so it was 17:11). That number has been happening a lot lately!


April August 5, 2014 at 3:51 pm

I have been on a similar journey since I had heart surgery on January 1st of this year. I turn 40 on January 28th. I want more! I want to know this woman trapped inside & let her out! I thirst!


Laurie Mullen August 5, 2014 at 9:17 pm

Knock one off the bucket list!!! Mine is long


Stephanie August 7, 2014 at 7:09 am

I’ve just stumbled into my 39th year. There is great energy here at my feet and greater cosmic caches, painted as this. I’m excited to be a “disgrace” and scared and thirsty.


hilary August 7, 2014 at 5:40 pm

You are such a gift! I love the thirst for life analogy!!


Margaret August 7, 2014 at 7:38 pm

Wonderful words, wonderful passion, wonderful you. Stirring passions inside us woman.


Jessii Clark August 11, 2014 at 5:58 pm

My birthday is September 20th as well!!!


Kristina August 12, 2014 at 1:31 pm

Am I too late to join?! :)


Hannah August 13, 2014 at 1:36 am

No! Not at all!


Asaar SheWolf August 12, 2014 at 2:04 pm

I love how Spirit works, first I found you randomly then I find we have the same birthday :-) I just subscribed to your page, not sure if that is the same as signing up for this challenge but I’m in!


Brandi September 2, 2014 at 12:56 pm

I’m joining late, but my 40th is the day before yours on September 19th! I’m hoping I can still get in on these festivities and celebrate with you! Thank you from Calgary, Alberta, Canada.


Aedeen September 4, 2014 at 9:53 am

Hannah, you sound like such an AMAZING woman! I love the positive, magical energy I felt when I watched your video about the feathers! I am really into feathers too! This sounds like a fun and creative adventure before your 40th. It is a MAGICAL time on a women’s life journey! Get ready for some fireworks!


BarefootOrchid November 23, 2014 at 6:01 pm

Oh nooooooo! I missed such an amazing adventure. :'(


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