Go. One Woman. One Van. A New Beginning.

Have you ever faced a life-changing decision?

You won’t always know you’re ready until you’re ready, but when you’re ready, you’ll go.

When it became clear that my marriage was ending, I felt paralyzed and overwhelmed. In an attempt to simplify my life, I bought a Sprinter van, pared down my possessions to only what would fit inside it, and set out on a spontaneous drive across the country to explore new possibilities for my life.

Travel is good medicine.

During my cross-country trip, I grieved. I wrestled with forgiveness. And I slowly reclaimed my sense of personal sovereignty.

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In Go: One Woman. One Van. A New Beginning*, I share some of my greatest lessons from the road, and how I transitioned from living in survival mode to becoming the designer of my life.

About the Author

STACY FISHER is a registered dietitian, lifestyle coach, health & travel writer, and speaker with more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry. As the founder of LivingUpp, she teaches women how to build a solid self-care foundation using a unique framework and planning system that she developed. Her methodology empowers women to simplify their lifestyles, so they can experience more ease and better health. Stacy has been featured in The Costco Connection and is the author of three other books, including The Lifestyle Design Planner.

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LivingUpp founder Stacy Fisher at the Grand Canyon

Something to look forward to...

The van provided more than just a temporary place to live. It also gave me space to grieve, to explore the possibilities for my future, and to feel alive again. 

Inside Stacy Fisher's van

"No matter what happens, everything's going to be okay."

That's what I kept telling myself over and over and over again until I finally started to believe it. I wanted to believe it. I needed to believe it. Ultimately, that tiny belief is what gave me the courage to go.

Adventurous Self-Care

In many ways, self-care saved me. It's what gave me the strength and clarity to keep moving forward, even when I just wanted to curl up in a ball and hide. It's what kept me from choosing unhealthy coping strategies that would have only pushed me further into a downward spiral of depression. Learning how to recognize what I need and giving myself permission to receive it had changed everything about the way I live. 

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