As an author and coach, I love words.
They can change our life. They changed mine in 2013 when, aged 59, I heard a man speak about walking the Camino de Santiago, a network of centuries-old pilgrim trails across Europe.
I already knew about the Camino. I’d been there on a cycling trip in 2011 – and almost lost my life. I hadn’t been expecting to return, but the unexpected features front-of-stage in my story.
That man’s words led me out of chronic ill-health, into a new relationship with myself, and into five years and 5,000 pain-free backpacking kilometres along the Camino.
That’s a transformation I write about in Wisdom Along The Way, my book about the Camino and coaching principles, as well as in The Weird Way, my yet-to-be-published Camino memoir.