To explore is to delight in taking a risk. — Bonnie Smith Whitehouse, Afoot and Lighthearted. I admit that as I get older I’m not a big risk taker, probably never was. My wife on the other hand is an explorer at heart. Every dirt or gravel road calls her. I act as her restraining bolt, and…

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Bonnie Smith Whitehouse’s journal for mindful walking takes its title from Walt Whitman’s poem, Song of the Open Road, which begins: Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road. Healthy, free, the world before me. The long brown path before me leading wherever I choose.  There are so many times we carry a heavy heart, the…

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Above all. Do not lose your desire to walk. 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. Our friend, Bonnie…

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My son and daughter-in-law’s good friend, Bonnie Smith Whitehouse, recently came out with a journal for mindful walking titled “Afoot and Lighthearted.” If you are like so many of us who enjoy a good walk and are so happy that the sun is starting to come out so those walks can occur, I recommend her…

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