Tag archive for A Million Steps

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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Satisfied Mind

While taking A Million Steps on the Camino de Santiago, I had never been happier and never had less stuff.  My pack weighed 22 pounds and was loaded with the basic necessities.  On the second day of walking I started to purge items realizing that I…

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Reflective Wishing

In 7th grade, my best friend’s father died at a very young age.  The dad was in San Diego at the La Costa Wellness Center, flew home, and had a massive heart attack. The quintessential story of here today and gone tomorrow.  I recall countless…

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Cruz de Nuevo

Roughly 5,000 feet above sea level on The Camino de Santiago, the Cruz de Ferro towers above a gigantic mound of stones.  This famous monument stands as a symbol of the collective journey. The tradition is to drop a stone, brought from the pilgrim’s country…

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