The Camino de Santiago was one of the most difficult and also one of the most satisfying experiences I’ve ever embarked on in my life. Imagine waking up at the crack of dawn, getting dressed in the dark, packing your sac, and trusting in your swollen and blistered feet to make it to the next town, sometimes 30km (18mi) away, to rest your head at night.
Today, 22 July, we celebrate the feast of Mary Magdalene. Who exactly was Mary Magdalene? She was an apostle of Jesus Christ, the same as the other 12 apostles who were commissioned to spread the story of Jesus. She was the leader of the women that traveled with Jesus, was present at Jesus’ crucifixion, prepared his body for burial, and was the first to witness and speak to his resurrected body on Easter morning.
Tossing and turning in bed with a racing mind before finally falling asleep is not fun. I’m the type of person that needs at least 7 hours of sleep a night in order to operate at my highest potential. Check out my top 10 natural tips for a good night’s sleep for those of you with an anxious mind, nerves, stress, or restlessness before bedtime.
A few of months ago, my co-workers and I were asked if we wanted to take part in a forest bathing experience at work. I work at the Earth Charter International located at the University for Peace sitting on 300 hectares of the last remaining primary forest in the Central Valley outside of San Jose Costa Rica.