Day 22: Healing the Heart – Fromista to Carrión de los Condes

It’s been said that the lessons of the Camino come in three parts, corresponding to the phases of its physical journey. The first lesson is the body, second the heart, and third the spirit. If this is true, then the meseta is the realm of the heart as the second third of the journey emerging between the mountainous Pyrenees and hilly Galicia.

Over these fecund and flat lands, one has the opportunity to contemplate the inner world of the heart without excessive physical strain. It’s certainly a contrast from the cities and forests. Many complain of the boredom of the meseta and absence of interesting features.

Continue reading “Day 22: Healing the Heart – Fromista to Carrión de los Condes”

My blog has received a Liebster Award!

Not only is this my 100th post, but…

Imagine my surprise and delight when I learned that my blog has received a Libester Award from Samantha and Samuel from the blog, A Couple of Backpackers! It’s a special honor since I really love their blog — it inspires me to set my sites on pilgrimages beyond Santiago in the future!

Continue reading “My blog has received a Liebster Award!”

I’m a guest blogger!

Each year, my friend Courtney McHill writes a blog during Lent. She is a pastor at a local church and all-around great person. I was so excited when she accepted my offer of being a guest blogger.

You won’t be surprised when I tell you that I wrote about the Camino. 🙂

The gist was to write about one of the daily readings, so my language there is more religious-sounding. If that’s not your scene, I hope you’ll enjoy the message underneath.

Here’s the link in case you want to check it out:

More to come…

Hi sweet readers!

I’ve been out of commission for a while due to an emergency surgery last month. I’m doing so much better now, but it took away time from my writing.

I’ll be adding more soon as I’m re-starting my daily writing practice next week.

In the meantime, will you comment about what things you’d like to read about? I’d love some inspiration!


Why I’ve not been writing

I had an intention to fill this blog with stories, images, and insights from my journey… and up to mid-July, I was doing fine on this goal.

And then something happened.

I can’t tell you what it is, because I’m not entirely sure myself. But I could feel myself slowly losing the clarity, the groundedness, and the present-awareness I experienced on the Camino.

Continue reading “Why I’ve not been writing”