EP #20: Part 1– No phone, food, or shelter…she’s answering the call for a Vision Quest in the NC wilderness


In part one of this two-part series, podcaster Tracy Crow, an author, writing coach, and MarineC524F867-677A-4B8D-9726-AB2FC9F94D97.jpeg Corps veteran, talks with friend Teana Kivett, a North Carolina native and outdoors enthusiast, who shares when and why she knew it was time (finally) to search for answers about her life through a four-day Native American rite-of-passage known as the Vision Quest. For years, she admits, she waved off suggestions of a Vision Quest from close friends who lead such ventures. The concept of heading into the woods with nothing more than water, clothing, a sleeping bag, and a tarp just never appealed to her, largely because of her fear of the dark. Whenever she'd been hiking and camping with friends, she says she'd curl up in the fetal position, afraid she'd be eaten. "And I was in a tent," she laughs. No tent allowed on a Vision Quest! Teana shares how she chose her site for the Vision Quest and why her first day solo in the woods was, and still is considered, the longest day of her life.

Be sure to return March 28 to learn what happens Days 2, 3, and 4 of Teana's Vision Quest, and for her life-changing self-discoveries. And for more information about a Vision Quest, contact Sam and Novella Kennedy through their website, Earth Visions.