Tag archive for A Million Steps

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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Camino Wine

Sobriety is the the greatest gift I ever gave myself.  The following is a chapter from A Million Steps.  Have a Merry Christmas!! Day 4 Camino Wine   On the fourth day of my trek, I departed the facility by 6:30. The day before, I…

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As Is

For whatever reason, I feel that the Camino de Santiago is calling me.  I answered by booking a ticket to Madrid for May 13, 2015.  I will  spend 42 days journeying along my favorite path.  Just like any other adventure, I am trying  to depart…

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Flap On

One of the many great things about taking A Million Steps on the Camino de Santiago was finding deep life lessons at the most unexpected moments.  Each day began with a ritual of packing all of my belongs into a backpack.  I quickly came to…

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Portlandia

Taking  A Million Steps on the Camino de Santiago changed my life. I realize that everyone cannot take 45 days and fly to Spain for a pilgrimage walk. A “Camino” is really about putting yourself in any situation that is outside of your comfort zones….

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Thunder Dragon Part IV

The twelfth day of the hike began with some bittersweet goodbyes. Michael and his wife Donna began the trip with the intention of splitting off and completing the Snowman Trek. Our hike included five large mountain passes. Snowman, which is considered to be the most…

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