Hola amigos, I'm off for another walk, wandering in Spain and Portugal. Join me as I recap 2016 and 2017, as I'm almost out the door for 2018 on the Camino. Ultreia.
Was Your Camino Life-Changing? Stories Continued Hello, Readers. It's the Season of Light, Change, Celebration and Sharing. The thread that runs through these stories is Gratitude. My hope is that we all continue to practice kindness, gratitude and compassion in our everyday lives, not just on the Camino or in December, but 365 days a … Continue reading More Camino Stories
Hello, Readers. Last month, I asked you this question: Was Your Camino Life-Changing? I'm happy to report that I received many stories, as unique and special as the pilgrims who sent them to me. I plan to share them with you, a few each blog, some long, some brief, but all expressing personal, as well … Continue reading Camino Pilgrim Stories
Life-changing is how many Pilgrims describe their Camino experience. We might spend months and sometimes years preparing for our journey. What happens when we complete our pilgrimage and come home to our everyday life, our time of RE-ENTRY? If you've already walked a Camino, whether short or long, please contribute to the discussion with … Continue reading Was Your Camino Life-changing?
Buen Camino, friends. I'm sharing an amazing and inspiring story and documentary, "I'll Push You" about a lifelong friendship, love, community, courage, faith and The Camino, the story of moving Beyond the Borders of limitations. Watch the Ted Talk and be inspired. In the Documentary, "I'll Push You," we meet two Pilgrims, Justin Skeesuck, in a wheel chair, and … Continue reading Be Inspired: Camino, The Power of Community and “I’ll Push You”
Hola, friends. A note: This post is from my recent 2017 Camino: On the Way home, a stop in Madrid, continued. It's full of photos and. . . . commentary. I'm home, but I feel that I am still on Camino, reporting my experiences and observations on a Madrid Walking Tour and how we … Continue reading Madrid Walking Tour Connecting Yesterday and Today
Dear friends, how many hats does it take to make a grown woman cry? This is the story of Camino Kindness that repeated over and over on my Journey of unexpected turns, detours, changes, surprises and lessons from the beginning. It is why I say, "The Camino never ends." Here is The six word Hemingway … Continue reading Kindness on the Camino: how a lost hat found its way home
Goodbyes, Trains, Hostels, Amigos and Chocolate Hola, amigos, I'm writing this post in California at 10:30 a.m. Spanish time. Jet lag is productive! How can I compose this blog without crying, laughing and dreaming, all at the same time? Once, I dreaded farewells; what good could possibly come from endings? Today I can report that … Continue reading Adiós España 2017 Part One
September 25, 2017 What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. (Attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson, with a little controversy). I love this quote. What does it mean to you? Hola, Amigos. The Camino continues. This blog is a catch up combination of two. … Continue reading Reflections: Camino Comfort Zone, Maps, Arrows, Plans
I love Muxia and stayed an extra two days to hike around the wild coast and climb the rocks. I moved to a different hostal that's right on the main road through this town of more than 5,000 permanent residents. Here are pictures of Muxia, my memories and impressions. I can hear and see the … Continue reading The Costa da Morte