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Transform Your Life by Walking by Jackie Jarvis

Share in one woman’s thoughts as she hikes across Spain

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Rating: 4.14 out of 5 (7 customer ratings)
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Zoe Jasko
Review date: 24th October 2022

There is something about walking in the countryside that gives you space to reflect and be creative. This space is precisely what Jackie Jarvis found when she walked five pilgrimage routes (Caminos) to Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain. Jackie’s simple, regular prose matches the rhythm of a walk. Her thoughts, observations and questions float into her text just as they must have floated into her mind as she progressed along the Caminos. Transform Your Life By Walking is not a memoir; it is not a diary; it is not a self-help book. It is a personal adventure and a call to reflection that belongs to a category of its own - to an in-between space that echoes the Caminos, those in-between pilgrimage routes in Spain. As we accompany her on her journey, she gently prompts us to consider how we can lighten our burdens, let go of what doesn’t matter, and turn adversity into strength. The good news is you don’t need to go to Spain to benefit from Jackie’s insights. All you need to do is mull over her suggestions on a country walk or give yourself time to ponder them at home, at work, in your car - wherever you find yourself. If that’s not enough, this book is packed with beautiful colour photos. I want to walk a Camino now. In fact, I am already planning my trip.

Zoe Jasko, author of What the Wind Saw: Short Stories from the Heart of Hertfordshire


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Dawn Lillington
Food For Your Mind
Review date: 26th October 2022

If you are a walker you will devour this delight of a book and it will feed your soul, but if you are not a walker Jackie’s thoughts and questions will make you think - its food for your mind.


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Matt Goddard
Insightful ….
Review date: 26th October 2022

If you are thinking about walking the Caminos this book gives you an honest insight to help you plan; if you are looking for insight into walking the journey of life, Jackie will inspire you with helpful questions as she journeys the Camino; and if you are just wondering if you are carrying too much in your backpack through life, Jackie's words will help you look more deeply at what you have picked up along the way. I look forward to sharing this book with my walking friends.


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Philip Curtis
Walking the Walk – Go For it
Review date: 26th October 2022

A lovely description of the author's experiences in meeting challenges and coming out the other side. Touches on history, philosophy, geography, health and wellbeing, and of course expedition walking. A lot of things close to my heart so great to see them combined in this way.


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Pauline Casey
Messages I want to put into pr
Review date: 26th October 2022

An enjoyable and insightful book. After reading it I came away with and will retain and practice some of the messages


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Helen Isacke
Insightful, thought provoking
Review date: 26th October 2022

Jackie shares her experience of walking different sections of the Camino. Walking alone for much of her journey, Jackie gives us an insight into her thoughts which evoke questions we can all relate to.
It's easy to read, full of photographs, and if you haven't considered walking the Camino before, you probably will after reading this.


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Rating: 4.14 out of 5 (7 customer ratings)

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ISBN: 9781914151460
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“Brave, honest, deep and humorous”

Jackie Jarvis, like many before, not only answered the calling to walk, but to share the insights and thoughts that accompanied her solo travelling by foot. As Friedrich Nietzsche said, ‘All Truly Great Thoughts are Conceived by Walking’.

Packed full of great thoughts that were conceived daily whilst the author walked over 3,000 kilometres across Spain. Jackie takes you with her on her journeys helping you make meaning of her insights.

As you read, you too can transform your life by walking with Jackie step by step.

‘A rare combination of a series of epic adventures with a subtly woven insightful diary that provokes deeper self-reflection’
‘An inspiring and uplifting sharing of in the moment thinking that leaves the reader feeling like they are walking with Jackie on the way’
‘Personal writing at its best – astonishing honesty combined with both humour and soul-searching truths.’

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Rating: 4.14 out of 5 (7 customer ratings)
5 stars
83%
4 stars
17%
3 stars
0%
2 stars
0%
1 stars
0%

Reviews

Zoe Jasko
Review date: 24th October 2022

There is something about walking in the countryside that gives you space to reflect and be creative. This space is precisely what Jackie Jarvis found when she walked five pilgrimage routes (Caminos) to Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain. Jackie’s simple, regular prose matches the rhythm of a walk. Her thoughts, observations and questions float into her text just as they must have floated into her mind as she progressed along the Caminos. Transform Your Life By Walking is not a memoir; it is not a diary; it is not a self-help book. It is a personal adventure and a call to reflection that belongs to a category of its own - to an in-between space that echoes the Caminos, those in-between pilgrimage routes in Spain. As we accompany her on her journey, she gently prompts us to consider how we can lighten our burdens, let go of what doesn’t matter, and turn adversity into strength. The good news is you don’t need to go to Spain to benefit from Jackie’s insights. All you need to do is mull over her suggestions on a country walk or give yourself time to ponder them at home, at work, in your car - wherever you find yourself. If that’s not enough, this book is packed with beautiful colour photos. I want to walk a Camino now. In fact, I am already planning my trip.

Zoe Jasko, author of What the Wind Saw: Short Stories from the Heart of Hertfordshire


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Dawn Lillington
Food For Your Mind
Review date: 26th October 2022

If you are a walker you will devour this delight of a book and it will feed your soul, but if you are not a walker Jackie’s thoughts and questions will make you think - its food for your mind.


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Matt Goddard
Insightful ….
Review date: 26th October 2022

If you are thinking about walking the Caminos this book gives you an honest insight to help you plan; if you are looking for insight into walking the journey of life, Jackie will inspire you with helpful questions as she journeys the Camino; and if you are just wondering if you are carrying too much in your backpack through life, Jackie's words will help you look more deeply at what you have picked up along the way. I look forward to sharing this book with my walking friends.


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Philip Curtis
Walking the Walk – Go For it
Review date: 26th October 2022

A lovely description of the author's experiences in meeting challenges and coming out the other side. Touches on history, philosophy, geography, health and wellbeing, and of course expedition walking. A lot of things close to my heart so great to see them combined in this way.


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Pauline Casey
Messages I want to put into pr
Review date: 26th October 2022

An enjoyable and insightful book. After reading it I came away with and will retain and practice some of the messages


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Helen Isacke
Insightful, thought provoking
Review date: 26th October 2022

Jackie shares her experience of walking different sections of the Camino. Walking alone for much of her journey, Jackie gives us an insight into her thoughts which evoke questions we can all relate to.
It's easy to read, full of photographs, and if you haven't considered walking the Camino before, you probably will after reading this.


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