“Every day I walk myself into a state of well-being and walk away from every illness. I have walked myself into my best thoughts, and I know of no thought so burdensome that one cannot walk away from it.” Soren Kierkegaard
When life becomes unbearably painful, sometimes the only thing to do is go for a really long walk. In this episode, Chandi Wyant talks about how walking the Via Francigena in Italy for 40 days helped her heal after a painful divorce, and how the lessons of pilgrimage can take time to emerge.
Chandi Wyant is an author, a Florentine Renaissance historian, and an accredited guide to Italy’s museums. Her latest book is Return to Glow, a Pilgrimage of Transformation in Italy.
- Why Florence and Italy
- What is the Via Francigena?
- The spiritual lessons learned on pilgrimage, even if you’re not religious
- The challenging emotional and physical aspects of pilgrimage
- Digging deep to face the fears that come with traveling solo
- How traveling can increase our appreciation for other cultures
- Travel book recommendations
You can find Chandi Wyant at ParadiseOfExiles.com
My book, Pilgrimage, Lessons Learned from Solo Walking Three Ancient Ways, is out now.