Posted November 6, 2012 | by Sue Kenney | in Blog | no responses
My friend Heather, who just walked the Portuguese Camino, just did a podcast and gives some great advice about preparing for the Camino.
There’s a wonderful Post-Camino retreat near Muxia called the Little Fox House and she talks about it too!
Read more on Great Podcast with stories about Pilgrims…
Posted November 6, 2012 | by Sue Kenney | in Blog | no responses
Las Pergrinas…the women who walk.
Las Peregrinas chronicles a group of first-time women pilgrims on their own individual journeys of self-discovery as they walk for 12 days on the ancient pilgrimage route in Spain known as the Camino de Santiago de Compostela.
The Camino is a path that people have walked for over 1100 years. Pilgrims of the past went to Santiago, because the remains of St James the Apostle were alleged to be buried there. They believed if they were closer to the remains of an apostle, they would be closer to God. Modern day pilgrims come from all over the world, from all denominations and cultures to walk the mystical path. This film questions what compels modern day women to voluntarily choose to suffer both the joys and anguish of walking hundreds, sometimes thousands of kilometers on a medieval pilgrimage route in search of something more? We ask: What compels women to voluntarily choose to suffer both the joys and anguish of walking hundreds of kilometers in search of something more? We follow this group of women on the Camino documenting various stages of their quest as they talk directly to the camera in daily diaries and in unguarded highly emotional moments. We are privy to their struggles and epiphanies as they journey.
Anita is a 44 year old business executive. First generation Canadian Italian, from a family of three daughters. She’s optimistic and ready for a possibly difficult journey, and ends up in deep introspection. It’s Anita who raises possibly the most interesting question on the journey; “How much do we have to suffer in order to be happy?” Mony is a 40 year old Lebanese, Canadian MBA, former business (or sales and marketing) exec in the software industry, and now a master pilgrim. She resigned from a lucrative position to walk the Camino in 2003 and then continued on a 5000 kilometer walk for peace from Rome to Jerusalem with another pilgrim. Mony represents hard-core pilgrim values and struggles with her natural inclination to take charge. A soldier for peace, Margie is a 56 year old retired teacher and mother of five children. A strict Roman Catholic, she walked this pilgrimage to pray for her sister in law who has Breast Cancer and for the physical challenge of the journey. “Some people came on this journey to find out who they are, I know who I am.” She came not expecting to have a religious experience but winds up mothering, mentoring and teaching two pilgrims how to pray the rosary. Anita Shuper is a 32 year old MBA graduate looking to find meaningful work, has survived ovarian cancer and saw this journey as an opportunity for personal growth. She’s subjected to a 15th century form of blister surgery, then finds herself in hysterical laughter. Naturally funny and a source of comic relief, Anita started this journey like it was a variation on the family vacation, and nonetheless experiences what is possibly the most profound emotional and spiritual transformation of all the pilgrims.
Sue Kenney, 50 year old writer, speaker and expert pilgrim is on her fifth Camino to Santiago, Sue brings her natural hands-off approach to this diverse group of women. A pastor or guide, she keeps the pilgrims moving in the direction of Santiago while simultaneously giving them the freedom to choose their own path, allowing the Camino to deliver what each pilgrim needs. Balancing the delicate roles of Leader, Guide, Pilgrim and Director, Sue not only brings a unique perspective to the documentary, but is presented with the opportunity to deeply understand and integrate what it means to live her life purpose as one who inspires others. Sue is a mother of three grown daughters and an author of two books on the Camino.
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Posted May 18, 2012 | by Sue Kenney | in Blog | no responses
It’s all about being a pilgrim in life.
What are you doing with your life now that you’ve walked the Camino? You are a pilgrim and on your wayhome. You know that things will be different. Your perspective has shifted and it might be more difficult to identify the yellow arrows once you are away from the Camino. Why not get the support of an expert pilgrim and life coach who can guide you along the way? Sue Kenney, a Canadian best-selling author of the book My Camino and Confessions of a Pilgrim, pilgrim, life/Camino coach, workshop facilitator and inspirational speaker is offering a unique start-up program to provide the insight, guidance and tools pilgrims can apply to help to integrate the Camino experience into their life back home. Sue will walk 225kms of the Camino from Ponferrada leading a group of pilgrims and plans to arrive in Santiago May 31st, 2012. This is her 9th Camino and will walk this time Barefoot. Everyone is welcome.
Read more on Suseya Workshop in Santiago…
Posted March 6, 2012 | by Sue Kenney | in Blog | no responses
Eating organic, raw, nutricious meals, doing yoga/meditating, seeing holistic health practicioners and growing spiritually are all elements of a holistic aproach to life. There is one piece we may have forgotton and it’s right under our feet: Mother Earth. We started wearing shoes and it quickly became a gauge of status cutting us off from a life source. What lies in the ground provides our body with a key component to heal itself. This is my first workshop on Barefoot Healing. I’m quickly becoming an expert in this field and feel that I’ve been called to do this work. I welcome the chance to come to your community and speak/workshop.
Read more on Barefoot Healing Workshops…
Posted January 2, 2012 | by Sue Kenney | in Blog | no responses
Chapter 4&5 from the audiobook version of My Camino is available Free today. Enjoy the stories. www.cdbaby.com/cd/suekenney1
Posted December 31, 2011 | by Sue Kenney | in Blog | no responses
FREE Offer. Beginning January 1st, 2012 you can download daily Chapters of My Camino audiobook for FREE! To get you started with laughter, here’s a short film about the Camino BLOOPERS during the recording session with Sue Kenney narrating the book. Enjoy the journey!
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Posted December 14, 2011 | by Sue Kenney | in Blog | 2 responses
I found my Voice.
From the first time I started writing My Camino the book, I wanted to speak the words of the stories. I had recorded a storytelling CD called Stone by Stone in 2003 before I started writing, yet I still wanted to use my voice. Finally, 10 years have passed since my first Camino and I have finally recorded the entire book. It’s a 5 CD set full of my love for this path that changed my life forever.
Read more on My Camino Audiobook…