Women's Health


On page 132, we ride beside 316 women to discover what it takes to compete in a nine-day off-road race in the Moroccan Sahara. Below, WH advisor Manisha Thakor reveals her most daring moment—and what she learned by taking that risk.

“After I got divorced, I needed to reboot my life in a new location. Through my own mini, I spent six weeks testing places from Boulder to Barcelona. Portland, Oregon, won, and I moved there without knowing a single person. I learned that having a chance to start fresh at age 46 is both terrifying and exhilarating; that the brain, soul, and heart have an amazing capacity to learn and heal at any age; and that one can make some amazing new friends in yoga and Spinning classes!”

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