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Active listening.
Brave conversations.
Compassionate coaching.
All at your own pace.

Take the next step to a stronger you.
The answer is always to
just take one more step
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Whatever the struggle, the ache, restlessness or the big question, the solution is always to do one manageable thing. Today, it might be to step out into the sunshine. Tomorrow, it might be telling a story while stretching your legs. Soon, you will be hiking, ticking off the miles and milestones without ever gasping for breath. 

This is how Urban Paths began – with one woman walking through big transitions and realizing that she was on the road to a whole new life. Today, through Urban Paths, walking wellness coach Laura Conely guides clients of all ages, abilities and fitness levels to take their own first (and fiftieth and 5,000th) steps. 

Want to feel better in your body? Need to make a major life decision? Confused about your career, your relationships, your passions? Missing feeling like yourself? Deeply desiring more out of this one big life? 

You know the answer. 

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For all Walks of Life
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Find the Urban Paths package that fits your pace. Choose personalized one-on-one sessions, group coaching or customized parties and gatherings. Specially priced membership packages put your self-care, activity and inspiration on the calendar for up to a year at a time. 
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Paths to Success
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Book your walking wellness coach Laura Conely as a keynote speaker and conversation starter for your business, nonprofit, conference or club. She’ll share roadmaps to higher performance, motivated collaboration, and future visioning.
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Move mindfully
Urban Paths special events nourish the soul and work the soles. Take a Walkshop on productivity, teamwork and the badass benefits of taking to the trails every day. Join a Walking Book Club to explore inspiring reads while taking in your city’s most beautiful views. Commit to a 30-Day Challenge or let Laura design a custom event that will get your colleagues, clients or guests going. 

Day 22! #10for31 Walking Challenge. How do you feel about walking in the rain? I LOVE it! Moving thru the rain can feel as cleansing as a good cry. It washes the path clean and shows the world from a different perspective. And then when the sun shines again, and it will, everything sparkles. So friends “let a smile be your umbrella” and go out “singing and dancing in the rain” ☔️ 🌈 #walkingforwellness #gowalkyourself #houstonwalks #walkingintherain

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Day 21! #10for31 Walking Challenge. We ALL fall down = truth. Resolutions, challenges all the things we have all the best intention of doing. But just like we clap and cheer for new walkers for every single attempt they make, for every time they trust and set their minds to the challenge- even if they fall. We must also applaud ourselves. Then get up and get back steppin! This metaphor is for many things in our lives. Today on your 10 minute walk join me and let’s clap for YOU. Celebrate that you are outside moving, going your own way now- let’s go! #walkingforwellness #selfapplause #gowalkyourself #babysteps

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Day 20! #10for31 Walking Challenge. I have a scavenger hunt idea for your 10 minute walk today- See how many circles you can find. Circles have a powerful symbolism often representing unity, love, and commitment. A circle has no beginning or end and can represent cycles in life. Have fun and as Johnny Cash said, “May the circle be unbroken...” #walkingforwellness #circles #scavengerhunt #gowalkyourself

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Day 19! #10for31 Walking Challenge. The blues! Today think about how colors affect your mood. The color blue is often associated with tranquility and calmness and is considered beneficial to the mind and body. Research shows that when exposed to the color blue human metabolism slows and produces a calming effect. So let’s go look for the blues and relax today as we walk for 10 minutes under the amazing indigo sky- at least if you live in Houston! Please snap some photos and share them with us. Keep steppin~ #walkingforwellness #blueskies #gowalkyourself #houston #walkingchallenge

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Day 18! #10for31 Walking Challenge. Have you had a chance to experience how consistently taking time for a 10 minute walk daily can create a little spot of beauty in your day? Like this beautiful bit of loveliness I spotted on a sidewalk downtown. Nature doesn’t need to be forced to be beautiful- it just is. We are the same... Beautiful where ever we sprout up! #walkingforwellness #gowalkyourself #sidewalknaturewalk

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Day 17! #10for31 Walking Challenge. Do you ever feel like you are being guided right into the puddles on the sidewalk of life? Some days we have to remember that every arrow is not ours to follow! Choice on the path is something I’m embracing today on my walk. Which way we go is all up to us. Just keep going... #walkingforwellness #walkoutloud #gowalkyourself

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Day 16! #10for31 Walking Challenge. Today think about a challenge that you are currently facing, big or small. While walking, envision yourself past that challenge. Don’t think about what you need to do to get there, but rather experience the actual joy of moving past it. Because there will be that day... it’s just down the path. . #walkingforwellness #ThisTooShallPass #gowalkyourself @houstonarboretum

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  • Laura Conely has been leading Buffalo Bayou Partnership’s wellness walks since 2017. Her passion for all to enjoy the many new discoveries while walking the paths along Buffalo Bayou is infectious! Laura shares why being outside provides a better quality of life and we all at Buffalo Bayou Partnership are grateful to have her as part of the BBP family.
    Trudi Smith, Director of PR and Events, Buffalo Bayou Partnership
  • The power of a story has lasting implications when shared by a master storyteller. Laura literally walked her way across the big rock moments in her life while perfectly illustrating for my team how these stepping stones pave the path to fulfilling our purpose in life. Laura's conversation left us seeking out ways to continue taking the next steps in life, regardless of the big rocks that lie in our way.
    Brent Gallagher, owner, Avenu Fit
  • Laura was wonderful! She led my co-workers and I on an hour walk along Buffalo Bayou. Even though we are at levels of fitness, she made it challenging for all of us. She pointed out interesting trees and turtles and birds. I was very stressed out when we started the walk, and ten minutes in, I felt completely relaxed and renewed. Thanks for leading us on such a wonderful walk! I definitely recommend a group walking activity for team building.
    Marlene Beita, The Council On Recovery
  • Laura’s enthusiasm kept me coming back, week after week, through the cold of winter and the heat of summer. I learned about nutrition, proper fitting shoes, self-confidence, posture, stretching. I have walked over 200 miles with Urban Paths and have lost 35 pounds. I gained strength, self-confidence and have made many friends. Wednesday night walking is my time for me, and I will keep taking the next step thanks to Laura’s vision.
    Betty, walker
  • Laura’s Urban Path walks ARE magical. On Wednesday nights, she finds a way to connect personally with each member of the walking group she regularly hosts, sometimes sharing a personal story of how she discovered a certain flower or tree, or asking the group to stop and listen mindfully to the sound of a quietly chirping cicadacircada. She knows the stories of each statue and artistic sculpture along the bayou, and invites walkers to appreciate both the humanmade and natural art in the bayou as treasures.
    Anita Cook, walker
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