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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. 

My great niece Louise drew this path for me she is just 9 years old!! She is an Urban Paths “Wednesday Walker” and enjoys walking and talking in nature with us. Sometimes she comes to vent and process through stuff just like all the adults. She always brings her authentic self! I miss walking with her- I love her so much! ❤️

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I went walking at Brazos Bend State Park with the kids today. The water lilies were blooming- it was beautiful! Wood ducks and other water birds danced along in front of us as we hiked around the lake. And as you’d expect at Brazos Bend we saw 3 alligators. #walkingforwellness #walkwithyourkids #gowalkyourself #waterlillies #alligator @brazosbendstatepark

I went walking ...

I walked on the beach near San Luis Pass-Galveston. Someone else had walked this beach long before me and left/lost their shoe that became a crustacean condo. #walkingforwellness #thingsiseeonmywalks #gowalkyourself #iftheshoefitswearit

I walked on the...

Performance UP? The arrow is pointing down so I’m kind of getting a mixed single. I walked around the back of building and saw the walking feet! So yes Universe a walk about will take our performance up. #dulynoted #walkingforwellness #gowalkyourself #UP @wellnesswhilewalking #performanceauto

Performance UP?...

The end of life for this magnificent tree @glenwoodcemetery It’s wide trunk hollowed out with age and decay. So beautiful even as it is laying on the ground. I can only imagine the stories it could tell...The growth it witnessed watching downtown Houston grow. I wanted to collect all its pieces and bring them home with me but I realize that some things are just to heavy. I can see it and appreciate its beauty and life and let it go. #walkingforwellness #gowalkyourself #givingtree

The end of life...

What’s your favorite color? I’ll bet you can guess mine! Sometimes a mindful scavenger hunt for your favorite color is just the thing to help you unwind and get right where your feet are. #gowalkyourself #walkingforwellness #turquoise

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Stories are everywhere-do you know what I’m saying? Sometimes I almost trip over them when I’m out walking. And when my curiosity can’t be satisfied with facts I make up the details! What do you think went on here??? #walkingforwellness #gowalkyourself #sidewalkstories

Stories are eve...

A forest bath in Green Tree Nature Trail @buffalobayou Park was the perfect thing at the end of my day. The setting sun spot lit right at my feet! It’s powerful how the simple act of walking in nature- even a neighborhood sidewalk- can change your perspective and create so much relaxation. #gowalkyourself #walkingforwellness #greentreenaturetrail

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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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