Walk and write: Memories of the Via Francigena
Recently I have been experimenting with mindfulness techniques other than journaling: meditation and mindful walking.
Very early on during my 6-month unpaid leave – in weeks 2 and 3 in fact – I walked on a long-distance trail called the Via Francigena that runs all the way from Canterbury, UK to Rome, Italy. I had learned about this trail several years back when I was sitting on a plane on a business trip. Back then the only mindful moment in my life was reading through those self-care magazines I used to buy at the airport before boarding.