A Few Words from a Reluctant Riser

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Personal Disclaimer: One of the Rise Gatherings founders has been my close friend for more than thirty years, but every word of these blog entries is my true and unvarnished experience.  A Few Words from a Reluctant Riser I didn’t initially attend Rise Gatherings Weekend Getaway in 2018 with the most spiritually open mindset. I’m […]


Hiking and Outdoor Adventure Essentials

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It’s summertime, which means a lot of us are spending more time outdoors so we’re here to give you a hiking and outdoor adventure essentials guide. Hiking is definitely our THING and we commit to getting out on the trails regularly. We feel so blessed to live in an area between the Pisgah National Forest […]


Rise TV! – EP04 – Coming Out

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Tami Astorino, has a conversation with Rachel Rubin, about her experience and process in identifying her sexuality and coming out in the world. Tami and Rachel are the co-creators of Rise Gatherings. Rachel Rubin is a progressive leader in the wellness industry. She teaches fitness classes on the OMFIT app and practices somatic therapy in […]


Forest Bathing is a Daily Practice

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When I first started the Forest Bathing Club in 2015, I had to explain to people what forest bathing was and why they needed it. Flash forward a few years to today and now forest bathing, the evidence-based Japanese practice of connecting to nature as a way to destress and heal, has become so popular […]