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Spring lights up the path.

Spring is the time to pick up our hearts and listen to one another. Who ever said we have to be alike or think alike to get along? I have no idea. But we don’t!  In fact, contrast and differences make for colorful conversation and deeply significant growth. By walking together, we have an opportunity to “counteract the tendency to ‘otherize,’” the opportunity to have an understanding of where the ...[Read More]

Catch a Falling Leaf and Make a Wish

“When you let yourself be enchanted by the beauty even in the ordinary things, then all things prove to be extraordinary.”   No matter where we walk there’s always something to be noticed. A little tidbit to put in your pocket and carry with you throughout the day; some glimmer of wonder to hold onto that gives pleasure and strength. Simply open the door and slide back the ceiling to reveal t ...[Read More]

The Wonders of Walking

  Maybe the turning point was that morning my husband spit in my face. Or perhaps it’s simply who I am in this lifetime, but in either case, walking is in my soul and it’s how I work stuff out. Walking is a spiritual experience, one that we humans pass by daily. We walk everywhere, even those of us who can’t physically walk. In the car, out of the car. Into the bathroom, out of th ...[Read More]

A Day in the Life

A Day in the Life I’ve been dealing with sciatica (oh, yeah, it’s a big pain in the butt!) so have been walking a lot around my neighborhood. It’s easy. I don’t have to drive anywhere and I can just roll out of bed (literally!), get dressed, tie my shoes and go. While chatting with friends the other day, I was saying (it may have been more like a whine) how boring it gets. ...[Read More]

Spring Renewal

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.” Helen Keller   In the noise and busy-ness of today’s pace, there are times when we just need to take a break. Do it. Put on your shoes, sling wide the door, let the light shine on your face and start walking. One foot in front of the other. One step at a time. Share it wi ...[Read More]

It’s All About Joy

Why Walk? The short answer is because it feels good to get outside. I’m not talking about walking on a treadmill inside. This is an option, of course. A treadmill is good for exercise and I don’t mean to stick up my nose at it (well, I am) but part of the rich value of walking is being outside. You might only walk around your neighborhood, but nature is always there with you. Birds are there or so ...[Read More]

Serendipitous Outdoor Moments

  Walking outdoors offers so many serendipitous moments. Little things that we often pass by without noticing. The tiny busy bird feeding its babies, a cat stalking prey, a hawk fluttering in one position as it looks down on a mouse, glittering green grass moving to the rhythm of the wind, a single gorgeous white feather in the sand… On one morning’s walk I looked up to see – Beautiful, ...[Read More]

All You Ever Wanted to Know About Walking Shoes but Were Afraid to Ask

For advice about walking shoes, we went to Holly Wick, owner of Athletic Soles in Petaluma, CA. Does Holly (and her staff) ever know about shoes!  Here’s the scoop on walking shoes —   WW: What is the difference between a walking shoe and a running shoe? HW: Most podiatrists recommend a “running” shoe over a “walking shoe.” The reason is, walking shoes don’ ...[Read More]

The Real Reasons You Need a Walking Partner.

Why Walking Partners? A walking partner is a friendly companion who makes walking a pleasurable and easy way to get a bit of exercise. She is someone you can talk to and keeps you company while sharing time outside. Laughter and fun are easy companions that support our walking routine. Walking with a friend can actually change the way you think about getting exercise and how you experience this am ...[Read More]

Thoughts in April 2015

“Despite the forecast, live like it’s spring.” Lilly Pulitzer There’s power in walking together. When we walk side by side we share a common direction that provides us with a reassuring way to be together out of doors, in the moment, sharing our stories. Do you have a walking story? Tell us. Read one woman’s story here. Women become new members every day. Keep visiting, posting a ...[Read More]

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