Tag archive for A Million Steps

Mental Toxins

While taking A Million Steps the Camino de Santiago, my daily experiences were vastly different from those at home.  The mixture of meeting new people, getting physical exercise, finding beauty in nature, appreciating the simplest things in life, and living with a tiny pack full of…

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Then and the Power of Now

While taking A Million Steps on the Camino de Santiago, I was able to reflect on many aspects of my life.  Around the 13 year mark, I began to experiment with beer. Unfortunately, I was really good at it and allowed  Coors to consume  the…

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Connecting

While taking A Million Steps on the Camino de Santiago, people often relied on strangers for help and comfort.  Gazillions of random acts of kindness were disbursed on that sacred soil each day.  It may have been sharing a blister bandage or maybe just an…

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Shadows

While taking A Million Steps on the Camino de Santiago, people drifted in and out of my life on a daily basis.  I believe that things happen for a reason and always embraced the opportunity to meet new friends.  I am still astounded at how…

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No Doubt!

While taking  A Million Steps on the Camino de Santiago, doubt made its debut and I wondered, “What am I doing here? Today was pure magic, but can I actually do this, day in and day out, for 490 miles?”  I was confident that my…

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Happiness Happens Now!

Prior to taking A Million Steps on the Camino de Santiago, my life was always rushed and my eyes were squarely focused  on the horizon.  My passion for biking was enhanced by being able to cover lots of ground.  I blew through college and found…

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Recharge

One of the many benefits of taking A Million Steps on the Camino de Santiago was reconnecting with nature. The slowness of walking allowed me ample time to appreciate this gift.  Try to imagine the beginning of a day with cool breath visible upon each…

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Cosmic Stingers

I truly believe that taking A Million Steps on the Camino de Santiago is a metaphor for an entire life cycle.  Upon arrival, everything from the bunk beds to the food is different.  I found myself relying on the kindness and goodness of strangers to…

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Chillin

On the Camino de Santiago, I was very fortunate to have so many  people crossing my path on a daily basis.  My fellow pilgrims came in every size, age, color, and shape from all corners of the globe.  My new journey is sharing this experience…

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Viral Happiness

While taking  A Million Steps on the Camino de Santiago, I saw random acts of kindness each day.  At an Albergue in Granon, I was sitting at a table memorized by an elderly volunteer that was playing a card game with a seven year old…

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