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Camino Part Deux

In 2012, I embarked on a flight to Spain and walked 500 miles on  the Camino de Santiago.  That trip forever changed my life, led to a self published book, allowed me to speak to over 7,000 people at live events, and added serious depth…

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Life Happens Now, and Other Lessons from a 500-Mile Walk

This is my guest blog post that was recently published on Tiny Buddha. In September of 2012, I flew from Idaho to Spain and began a 500-mile pilgrimage walk on the Camino de Santiago. I arrived in St. Jean Pied-de-Port without any expectations and a…

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Big Time

In September of 2012, I left my life in Boise and departed for a walk on the Camino de Santiago. The best thing that I left behind was a pile of expectations for the excursion. I have a firm belief that if you are looking…

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Stuff

While taking A Million Steps on the Camino de Santiago, all of my stuff fit nicely in a Deuter 50 liter backpack. The minimalist items included three pairs of socks, three pairs of undies, two pair of hiking shorts (one with detachable leggings), a windbreaker,…

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Lovely Rita

Walking the Camino de Santiago and writing A Million Steps has forever changed my life. Physically being in Spain provided the opportunity for people to enter and exit my life on a daily basis. The book has created another path that attracts people to intersect…

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Amy

While walking A Million Steps on the Camino de Santiago, there was a constant stream of people entering and exiting my life. I do not believe in the random nature of these occurrences and feel that there is a lesson to be learned or shared…

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Neon Flashers

The directional heart and soul of the Camino is the yellow arrow. These little beauties are painted, carved, sculpted, and etched on every possible surface. As I recall, the smallest was a one-inch hat pin and the largest was a stand-alone sculpture exceeding ten feet….

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Embrace Everyone

The fine people that venture down the Camino de Santiago come in all sizes, shapes, ages, and colors. There is a natural common bond that develops as we march down the 500 mile long trail. We go to bed and wake up together in group…

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Launch Time

On September 14, 2012, I found myself in St. Jean Pied-de-Port staring at the French Pyrenees. Doubt had entered my mind and I wondered, “What am I doing here. Today is nice, but can I actually do this day in and day our for 490…

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Camino Friends

This is an excerpt from “A Million Steps” Chapter 4. I made many attempts to contact all my friends that are in the book. It took me eight months to find Joyce and Ella. We had a very nice reunion on the phone and shared…

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