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mental challenge

  1. F

    Totally Clueless Beginner

    Hi sorry in advance for the inevitably annoying noob thread :p but I'm in a bit of a panic/rush I have been suffering from an illness (no not that one) it was a mental one and I am mostly better now and on a whim I have decided to walk the camino as someone who inspired me said it changed their...
  2. Kanga

    Support for addicts walking the Camino?

    Yesterday I had a query from a member of the local Camino group. She's been in the AA 12 Step Program for 29 years, and while on Camino last year was upset by the pressure she felt to join in with drinking alcohol. She was not keen to disclose her history every time she sat down with a bunch...
  3. VNwalking

    Walking through cancer. A thread for inspiration.

    No one used to talk about this. Which is ridiculous, as 1 in 8 of us will have to deal with it at some point. I am thinking of @Anniesantiago today, as she faces a possible diagnosis. Anyone who has been through this will know in their gut how that day feels - no matter how long ago it was...
  4. D

    The Introverted Pilgrim

    Note: Undoubtedly there will be some unintentional flub up I've made while trying to write down my thoughts on this topic, but it is not intended to offend anybody. And I do hope that nothing written is meant to convey an attitude of unfriendliness or unwillingness to help others or lend a hand...
  5. VNwalking

    What was your meltdown point?

    In another thread Dave posted this: Which got me thinking of the times when I've 'hit the wall.' and how different it feels to walk day after say as opposed to undertaling a shorter, limited duration event like (say) a marathon or triathlon. It's easier to persevere in the latter two, because...
  6. jozero

    Article about mental health benefits of walking

    An interesting short article published about the mental health benefits of walking in nature (and disconnecting from electronic devices) that may help explain the Camino addiction some (aka Me :p) seem to suffer from!
  7. J

    Mental health on Camino

    Hi fellow pilgrims Mental health is still a health issue so I put it under here but admin please change it if you think that's not right: I'm finding the Camino incredibly triggering and bringing up a few mental health issues of that have been mostly under control for a few years. How did/are...
  8. beiramar

    Mental Health Issues

    All of the threads here deal with fisical health issues and I was missing a discussion about psychic problems and the camino. I already did a camino and from what I experienced there and read in this and other forums, it seems to me that these issues are almost a taboo. The reason for a...