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From Sore Soles to a Soaring Soul
Changing My Life One Step At a Time On the Camino De Santiago
by Blaine A. Rada

Overview


"Do you like going for long walks?" Being asked this question by a fellow pilgrim, or peregrino, a few days into my month-long journey walking 500 miles across northern Spain seems ridiculous. And then I realize it's a brilliant question. It seeks to answer why someone would embark on such a challenge. Honestly, I don't like walking. So why would I – or anyone – take a month off from work and life leaving their family behind to walk the Camino de Santiago? The physical, mental, and spiritual journey that is the Camino is profoundly personal yet universally transformational. The greatest challenge is staying transformed when you get off the trail and go back home to your normal life. Walk with Blaine Rada as he shares his daily diary filled with insights, humor, and his quest for meaning. And chocolate milk. From Sore Soles to a Soaring Soul is the book he never intended to write. And is so glad he did. All profits from the sale of this book will be donated to charities that support the Camino.
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Description


"Do you like going for long walks?" Being asked this question by a fellow pilgrim, or peregrino, a few days into my month-long journey walking 500 miles across northern Spain seems ridiculous. And then I realize it's a brilliant question. It seeks to answer why someone would embark on such a challenge. Honestly, I don't like walking. So why would I – or anyone – take a month off from work and life leaving their family behind to walk the Camino de Santiago? The physical, mental, and spiritual journey that is the Camino is profoundly personal yet universally transformational. The greatest challenge is staying transformed when you get off the trail and go back home to your normal life. Walk with Blaine Rada as he shares his daily diary filled with insights, humor, and his quest for meaning. And chocolate milk. From Sore Soles to a Soaring Soul is the book he never intended to write. And is so glad he did. All profits from the sale of this book will be donated to charities that support the Camino.
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About the author


Blaine Rada's travels and adventures started early. Between kindergarten and high school, he lived in eight places, attended eight different schools, and spent three years at a "free school," which encouraged independent learning, where Blaine focused on art, math, and playing in the mud. Smart enough to be a member of Mensa, Blaine still will do things that don't make any sense, like the time he chained his bike to a concrete post, not realizing it could simply be lifted off because the post was only four feet tall. Blaine was named "America's Greatest Thinker" in 2005 by winning The Great American Think-Off, a national philosophy competition. He won the event arguing that cooperation benefits society more than competition. Kind of ironic. [More information on this event can be found at www.thinkoff.org.] As a teenager, Blaine discovered his life mission was to have a positive impact on as many people as possible. Even then, he knew it would involve professional speaking. As a member of the National Speakers Association, Blaine has achieved the highest earned designation, the CSP, or Certified Speaking Professional. Blaine has spent over 30 years in the financial services industry and travels the country helping companies grow their business and stand out from the competition. Blaine would love to hear from you! If you have comments about this book, questions about the Camino de Santiago, or just want to say "Buen Camino!," write to blaine@blainerada.com.
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Book details

Genre:SELF-HELP

Subgenre:Spiritual

Language:English

Pages:150

Format:Paperback

eBook ISBN:9781543975093

Paperback ISBN:9781543975086


Overview


"Do you like going for long walks?" Being asked this question by a fellow pilgrim, or peregrino, a few days into my month-long journey walking 500 miles across northern Spain seems ridiculous. And then I realize it's a brilliant question. It seeks to answer why someone would embark on such a challenge. Honestly, I don't like walking. So why would I – or anyone – take a month off from work and life leaving their family behind to walk the Camino de Santiago? The physical, mental, and spiritual journey that is the Camino is profoundly personal yet universally transformational. The greatest challenge is staying transformed when you get off the trail and go back home to your normal life. Walk with Blaine Rada as he shares his daily diary filled with insights, humor, and his quest for meaning. And chocolate milk. From Sore Soles to a Soaring Soul is the book he never intended to write. And is so glad he did. All profits from the sale of this book will be donated to charities that support the Camino.

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Description


"Do you like going for long walks?" Being asked this question by a fellow pilgrim, or peregrino, a few days into my month-long journey walking 500 miles across northern Spain seems ridiculous. And then I realize it's a brilliant question. It seeks to answer why someone would embark on such a challenge. Honestly, I don't like walking. So why would I – or anyone – take a month off from work and life leaving their family behind to walk the Camino de Santiago? The physical, mental, and spiritual journey that is the Camino is profoundly personal yet universally transformational. The greatest challenge is staying transformed when you get off the trail and go back home to your normal life. Walk with Blaine Rada as he shares his daily diary filled with insights, humor, and his quest for meaning. And chocolate milk. From Sore Soles to a Soaring Soul is the book he never intended to write. And is so glad he did. All profits from the sale of this book will be donated to charities that support the Camino.

Read more

About the author


Blaine Rada's travels and adventures started early. Between kindergarten and high school, he lived in eight places, attended eight different schools, and spent three years at a "free school," which encouraged independent learning, where Blaine focused on art, math, and playing in the mud. Smart enough to be a member of Mensa, Blaine still will do things that don't make any sense, like the time he chained his bike to a concrete post, not realizing it could simply be lifted off because the post was only four feet tall. Blaine was named "America's Greatest Thinker" in 2005 by winning The Great American Think-Off, a national philosophy competition. He won the event arguing that cooperation benefits society more than competition. Kind of ironic. [More information on this event can be found at www.thinkoff.org.] As a teenager, Blaine discovered his life mission was to have a positive impact on as many people as possible. Even then, he knew it would involve professional speaking. As a member of the National Speakers Association, Blaine has achieved the highest earned designation, the CSP, or Certified Speaking Professional. Blaine has spent over 30 years in the financial services industry and travels the country helping companies grow their business and stand out from the competition. Blaine would love to hear from you! If you have comments about this book, questions about the Camino de Santiago, or just want to say "Buen Camino!," write to blaine@blainerada.com.
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Kathy
Sore Soles to Soaring Souls This was an excellent book - it gave me a great 'feel' for what the walk would be like. It also made me realize I would do the walk in parts, as I am not as 'crazy' as Blaine. I love his honesty and willingness to discuss what it was really like. Read more
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