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    In a world where life moves relentlessly, and technology seamlessly integrates into every aspect of our existence, a timeless activity reconnects us with the essence of our humanity: walking with a backpack.

    This seemingly simple act is more than just a means of transportation; it is a symbolic journey that teaches us invaluable lessons about resilience, exploration, and personal growth.

    Picture yourself on a crisp morning, the sun gently rising, as you sling your backpack over your shoulders. With each step, you carry not just the weight of your belongings but also the promise of adventure and discovery. Here are a few reasons why walking with your backpack can be one of life’s most inspiring experiences:

    1 – Embrace the Journey: As you walk, every step becomes a metaphor for life’s journey. The path may be winding, filled with unexpected twists and turns, but you gain clarity and perspective with each stride forward. Embrace the unknown, for it is on the journey itself where the true magic lies.

    2 – Travel Light, Travel Far: Your backpack symbolizes the essentials that truly matter. Walking with your backpack teaches you the art of simplicity in a world inundated with excess. Strip away the unnecessary, and you can go further with less. It’s not about the weight of your burden but rather the lightness of your spirit.

    3 – Connect with Nature: In the hustle and bustle of modern life, it’s easy to forget the profound beauty of nature that surrounds us. Walking with your backpack allows you to immerse yourself in the great outdoors, to feel the earth beneath your feet and the wind against your face. With each step, you become attuned to the natural world’s rhythms, fostering a deep sense of connection and appreciation.

    4 – Mindfulness in Motion: As you walk, allow yourself to be fully present in the moment. Notice the subtle details—the rustling of leaves, birds chirping, and the sun’s warmth. Walking with your backpack is a form of moving meditation, a chance to quiet the mind’s noise and simply be. In this state of mindfulness, you’ll discover a profound sense of peace and clarity.

    5 – The Power of Endurance: Walking with your backpack is not always easy. There will be hills to climb, obstacles to overcome, moments of doubt, and fatigue. Yet, it is through these challenges that we grow strongest. With each uphill struggle, with each weary step, we tap into reservoirs of strength we never knew we possessed. When we finally reach our destination, we are greeted not only by a sense of accomplishment but also by the realization that we are capable of far more than we ever imagined.

    So, the next time you find yourself yearning for adventure, for a deeper connection to the world around you, put on your backpack and take to the open road. Let each step be a testament to your courage, your resilience, and your unwavering spirit. For in the simple act of walking with your backpack, you may just discover the extraordinary beauty of the journey itself. If you need someone to walk by your side, join us in one of our programs and lets share the road.

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    February brought an interview on our podcast with Steven MacGregor. Steven is the author of a trilogy of books in the wellbeing space; Sustaining Executive Performance, Chief Wellbeing Officer, and The Daily Reset, is a former international Duathlete and national champion, and hosts the Chief Wellbeing Officer podcast. Steven is an inspiration. It is time to pick up your headphones and walking shoes to listen to this beautiful conversation. Enjoy!

    Steven MacGregor - Podcast Keep walking with me - Walking Mentorship
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    In February, we walked towards the best version of ourselves with the Knowledge for Growth program of Católica Porto Business School and Corticeira Amorim . What an amazing day with a group of amazing people. Near your office or away into the wilderness, we have a program to develop your team.What are you waiting for to bring your team to one of our programs?

    Half-Time - Corticeira Amorim - Walking Mentorship

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    Upcoming dates

    Spring is around the corner, and very soon, we will be back on the road with our immersive group programs. Below are a couple of upcoming programs where we still have places available.

    NEW DATE – Join the Walking Mentorship on “The Way.” A journey of self-discovery where you can explore your needs, desires, fears, and obstacles that keep you from reaching your potential. Apply here (5 places available)

    Camino June 2024 - Walking Mentorship

    Join the Walking Mentorship on “The Fisherman’s Trail”. One of the best coastal trails in the world. Always by the sea, following the local paths to access the beaches and fishing grounds. Apply here (6 places available)

    Costa Vicentina - Walking Mentorship

    Gift vouchers and Referrals

    Can I offer the WM experience to other people? Yes, you can! Check the different options for Gift Vouchers and share the Love.

    What about if I refer the program to a friend? You will receive a voucher every time you refer our program to a friend, the value depends on the final value of the program and you will be able to redeem to yourself or offer to someone else. Make sure they refer your name on the registration process.

    How can we walk together?

    Walking Mentorship is a labor of love that helps you gain deeper insight and equips you to create a meaningful impact on your life and those around you.

    How can we work together? We keep things simple by offering, Individual, Group and Corporate programs. Check the best fit for you or book a call with one of our mentors.

    Until then, keep walking with me,

    Joao Perre Viana - Walking Mentorship

    Upcoming programs

    Parents and Kids - Walking Mentorship
    Group complete
    Via Francigena - Walking Mentorship
    1 place available
    Slow down - Provence - France
    5 places available

    Slow down | Provence | France

    5 September - 8 September 2024

    Camino de Santiago - Walking Mentorship
    4 places available
    Costa Vicentina - immersive programs
    2 places available
    Year-end program - Walking Mentorship
    5 places available

    Year-end (Alumni) | Sierra Blanca | Spain

    12 December - 15 December 2024

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