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Full Throttle

My Camino speaking has put me in touch with some amazing people.  Last week, I had the pleasure of spending time in Ketchum, ID with Rob and Leslie.  They are fresh off the 500-mile Camino journey and have that just-walked sheen. While I am sure…

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Balance

Last Tuesday, 36 hours of travel took me  from the banks of Mother Ganga to my home in Boise.  My month-long journey was filled with many life lessons that will take years to process.  Nothing in life refreshes me more than immersing in the unknown…

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Mother Ganga

35 days into the 15 day visa application process, I received an evening email from the processing company that my documents would arrive the next day.  I immediately booked a flight to depart for Delhi in 36 hours.  The next day was oddly normal with…

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World Class Inspiration

One of the great things about taking A Million Steps on the Camino de Santiago was meeting incredible people.  That path was filled with every color, shape, and age from every corner of the world. We all have a gift to share and there is…

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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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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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Inevitable Winds

While taking  A Million Steps on the Camino de Santiago, lessons were tucked into each corner and every day. One of my favorites was learning to accept things as they are instead of wasting time trying to control things that are not controllable. This happens…

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Share Your Sunshine!

One of the many joys of taking A Million Steps on the Camino de Santiago was the sense of community with strangers. 95% of the pilgrims are not from the United States. The diversity in size, shape, age, fitness, color, and background made this a…

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Why

After taking A Million Steps on the Camino de Santiago, the most common question I receive is a simple three letter word….”why?’  I adore Annie Lennox but here is my attempt to answer. Routines play an incredible part is all of our lives.  During my…

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Andy’s Handshake

During my 500 mile walk on the Camino de Santiago, people drifted in and out of my life on a regular basis.  In the infancy of the journey, I had a hard time saying goodbye to friends.  The life lesson learned is that although relationships…

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