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Such Gratitude For Our Larger Selves (Cells)

One of our commitments, when we decided to make some changes in our lives that resulted in Nicky leaving full-time employment and our choosing to live in a tiny house, was to spend more time with family and friends and … Continue reading

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Spiritual Renewal Retreat

Please Note: We are considering cancelling this workshop due to low number of participants. If you are planning to come and haven’t let us know yet, please email us at nickyandjudy@gmail.com before Friday, April 29th. Hoping we can still make … Continue reading

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When did the pilgrimage begin? When will it end? [An existential journey]

Ideas often come to us when we are walking our dog, Shanti – morning and evening. Two times a day we get to stretch our bodies and let our minds roam freely. We are not walking for five or six … Continue reading

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Now and Then – Then and Now – Step by Step

We often reflect on how walking the Camino helped us stay focused on the here and now and how easy it was to lose our way when not focused on the present moment. It seemed like we might only lose … Continue reading

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Looking for the Little Yellow Arrow…

One of the things we soon took for granted on the Camino was that we knew we would find our way. Initially we did carry some stress about this though. We had promised ourselves, before hopping on a plane to … Continue reading

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Reflecting on the Camino after a Year: #1 Coming Home

As we begin our year of reflecting upon, and blogging about, our time on the Camino and its lingering impact on our lives, we can’t help but think about the parallels between wandering from albergue to albergue and what we … Continue reading

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Marked by the Camino: One year today :)

“Every space of our lives is unknown until we live it.” One year ago today we landed in Madrid, took a high speed train to Leon, and began our three week trek on the Camino Frances (from Leon to Santiago … Continue reading

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Continued Lessons in Perspective…

Our recent trip to Hawai’i, in support of friends dealing with cancer, offered us another wonderful lesson on perspective (see earlier post on this subject: https://learningtoreawaken.wordpress.com/2014/09/14/a-simple-matter-of-perspective/). We came to realize that amidst everything else we were experiencing, we were seeing … Continue reading

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A Life of Bayberries and Seaweed…

I absolutely love the smell of bayberry bushes (Myrica or Morrella pensylvanica)! And I’m so fortunate that many of our daily walks these days involve wandering through knee-high bayberries along high cliffs above the Atlantic ocean. Though not particularly aromatic … Continue reading

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A Simple Matter of Perspective

One of the stories we find ourselves often sharing these days, when asked about our time on the Camino trail, is about how incredible it was to have such a singular focus: Our intention each day was to walk. To … Continue reading

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