Tag archive for A Million Steps

De-moat Yourself

Taking a million steps on the Camino de Santiago allowed me to push every boundary of comfort.  I walked 500 miles in a foreign country, slept in rooms full of the world’s finest snorers, ate a new diet, learned to communicate through stick drawings, and…

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Stop Foiling Yourself

While taking A Million Steps on the Camino de Santiago, I had the opportunity to deal with some inner pain that had accumulated throughout my life.  This included my fathers death, my own battles with alcohol, and a dysfunctional relationship with my then current girlfriend….

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Adventure 16

One of the many great things about taking A Million Steps on the Camino de Santiago was to enjoy the sense of adventure associated with a grand journey.  The key to the expedition was to leave home without expectations and just go with the flow….

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Unrestricted Flow

One of the many great things about taking A Million Steps  on the Camino de Santiago was to imbibe each moment without any relation to the previous or next.  It was like life was passing through me and I was able to glide along without letting…

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Palm Reflections

On the Camino de Santiago, many strangers crossed my path and I immediately accepted them just as they were.  No time for judgement or over analyzing their personal traits.  They say familiarity breeds contempt, so it made me think about the people that are near…

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Discomfort with Comfort

One of my main reasons for taking A Million Steps on the Camino de Santiago was to put myself in an environment where everything was outside of my comfort zones. I flew to a foreign country, slept in bunk beds, walked 500 miles, changed my…

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That Voice

While taking A Million Steps on the Camino de Santiago, I was able to totally disconnect.  Without the constant pressure of life hammering me with emails and voicemails, I was able to live in the moment.  Being present gave me a precious gift by silencing…

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Camino 101

A million is a rough estimate of the number of steps I took while walking the Camino de Santiago. I made the calculation on day 13 of my trek as I walked along a portion of the path that was parallel to a highway with…

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Twirling Attractions

During my journey on the Camino de Santiago, I felt like I had won the lottery of life each and every day of the trip.   It was 28 straight days of walking with an elated feelings of joy and happiness. At first, I was…

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Why Fly?

While enjoying a birthday lunch with my mom last Saturday, we talked about my upcoming plan to take A Million Steps on the Camino de Santiago this May.  She was recently talking to my uncle about my reunion with Spain and he apparently rolled his…

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