A collection of advice I found tucked in my journal, solicited from fellow pilgrims and compiled over sangrias and cervezas during our afternoon rests. … More 10 Tips for Not Being “That” Camino Pilgrim
I came across this story last week about Vancouver author John Izzo. A popular author, business speaker, and consultant, Izzo had a successful career writing and teaching about how to live and work better. But he wasn’t happy. So where did he go to rediscover himself? The Camino, of course. “Izzo hiked in Spain for … More This Is Your Brain On Walking. Any Questions?
The walk from Castet to Romieu was 30 kilometers (18 miles), a distance we’d walked before, but longer than I ever wanted to do in a day. We’d looked at the maps, though, and talked to our friends on the trail, and decided that a longer walk day while the weather was good was the … More 3 Camino Mantras for 2017, Part 3: Choose Your Focus
I spent a lot of time last week trying to sort through how to make 2017 into a better year than 2016. Not having an election is obviously a good start, but I’m looking for things that are a little more personal. And my most meaningful, personal lessons came from the 79 days I spent … More 3 Camino Mantras for 2017, Part 2: Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Lose
I tend to approach the world as if everything is negotiable, everything happens for good reasons, and the people who are kind and fair will be rewarded. We can probably blame four decades of reading novels with happy endings for that. … More Three Camino Mantras to Carry into 2017, Part 1: Practice Acceptance
I admit it: I have the twitch: The instinctive urge to reach for the phone every time there’s a pause in life: waiting in line, or before a show or movie starts, or on the bus…or when there’s just a break in conversation. Am I missing something? What are other people doing? The desire to … More Why I Turned Off My Cell Phone on the Camino
In a world that’s increasingly polarized between “us” and “them,” where “them” is often an enemy not worthy of respect, the Camino is different. … More “We’re All In The Same Boat Here” (Video)