If you’re reading this and you have dyspraxia, you know exactly how that feels. So do I. My dyspraxia diagnosis didn’t arrive until I was 59. I’d already spent a lifetime feeling different, frustrated, incompetent, confused, and, worst of all, stupid. Except, deep down, I knew I wasn’t stupid. My ability with words and language demonstrated that. In that context, I was super-human; in the context of normal life though, I was sub-human. My schooldays were accidents waiting to happen – and … [Read more...] about How to accept your dyspraxia as part of yourself
walking into wellness
In one word: 'no'. But one word does not a blog post make, so I shall continue. Since 2014, I've walked the Camino Frances, Ingles, Portugues, Sanabres, the Le Puy route in France, and from my home in London to Santiago. I've seen a lot of pilgrims walking the Camino in their own way. Were they doing it the right way or the wrong way? I don't know because I've stopped judging others. I haven't done that since my first Camino in 2014. That was when I learnt the wisdom of St Matthew's … [Read more...] about Is there a right way to walk the Camino?
Walking is the most natural, most primal activity on the planet. And it can teach us much of a profound and life-enhancing nature. I'd like to claim that thought as my own, but, as is so often the case, the ancient Greeks got there first. Diogenes, the one known as "the cynic", proclaimed: 'It is solved by walking'. This has come to mean that the answer to a problem can usually be found by a practical experiment. For me though, it's also true that the problems going round and round in … [Read more...] about Top ten things walking has taught me: # 1