Return To Glow: A Pilgrimage of Transformation in Italy

Return To Glow: A Pilgrimage of Transformation in Italy #2019

Return To Glow A Pilgrimage of Transformation in Italy In her early forties Chandi Wyant s world implodes in the wake of a divorce and traumatic illness Determined to embrace life by following her heart she sets out on Italy s historic pilgrimage route
  • Title: Return To Glow: A Pilgrimage of Transformation in Italy
  • Author: Chandi Wyant
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  • Page: 118
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • In her early forties, Chandi Wyant s world implodes in the wake of a divorce and traumatic illness Determined to embrace life by following her heart, she sets out on Italy s historic pilgrimage route, the Via Francigena, to walk for forty days to Rome Weakened by her recent illness, she walks over the Apennines, through the valleys of Tuscany, and beside busy highways onIn her early forties, Chandi Wyant s world implodes in the wake of a divorce and traumatic illness Determined to embrace life by following her heart, she sets out on Italy s historic pilgrimage route, the Via Francigena, to walk for forty days to Rome Weakened by her recent illness, she walks over the Apennines, through the valleys of Tuscany, and beside busy highways on her 425 kilometer trek equipped with a nineteen pound pack, two journals, and three pens Return to Glow chronicles this journey that is both profoundly spiritual and ruggedly adventuresome As Chandi traverses this ancient pilgrim s route, she rediscovers awe in the splendor of the Italian countryside and finds sustenance and comfort from surprising sources Drawing on her profession as a college history instructor, she gracefully weaves in relevant anecdotes, melding past and present in this odyssey toward her soul This delightful, transporting tale awakens the senses while inviting readers to discover their own inner glow by letting go of fixed expectations, choosing courage over comfort, and following their heart Chandi s search for herself is both ubiquitous and yet singular her unique voice and honest self examination speak to our shared humanity as we question our mistakes and seek to find passion, love and fulfillment on our Hero s Journey through life Her thoughtful reflection on her short comings reveals a strength of mind and heart, which really drew me in to her experience Her internal struggles are very relatable, and she gracefully avoids becoming a victim of her circumstances I love this book and the lessons it contains Her writing style drew me in immediately, placing me beside her, as if I were there I was affected deeply by her determination and courage to continue If you loved Cheryl Strayed s Wild you will love this book Perhaps If you have dreamed of adventure and transformation read this and be inspired.
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    The book is set in 2009, when the author decided to walk the ancient Via Francigena in Italy in order to arrive in Rome.The memoir is a captivating inner and outer journey and reminds us how to find joy after being at the rockbottom It is perfect for those who are interested in female solo travels or want to know about the medieval route that started in Canterbury and ended in Rome.It also gives us the chance to follow the challenges that she faced during the journey and to be happy for her fin [...]

    If you came across Chandi Wyant s fascinating memoir Return to Glow A Pilgrimage of Transformation in Italy, you might note the athletic looking blonde woman on the cover and think, Oh, this is a rip off of Wild, and pass it by.You would be missing out on a story that shares the barest of similarities with that oh so famous book woman heals herself emotionally and spiritually by taking a long hike but is absolutely original Even , I found this book to be highly engaging, and really uplifting, th [...]

    This is a tale of two journeys, one through the Tuscan landscape and the other through a mental obstacle course as the author seeks to discard painful memories that block access to her heart She captures the Italian culture and countryside beautifully while artfully weaving in details about what caused her emotional wounds Even though I felt due to my ignorance of European history that historical discourses interrupted the flow in a few places, I enjoyed her story, her openness, her fortitude to [...]

    I loved this book I couldn t put it down By day 3 I was already 50% through the book It takes a great deal of courage to do what Chandi did and to pick herself up and pull herself out of such a situation.This book is for anyone who is going through a tough time and wants some faith hat things will work out It s for Italy lovers, for those going to Italy, for those going through a divorce or tragic illness, for those wanting to do a pilgrimage or those wanting to fin their glow Whatever your situ [...]

    I was touched, educated and inspired by this book Chandi has a way of describing places in Italy that make me want to be right with her She is able to see so many details and all the possibilities of a place We journey through Italy, through time and through her mind as we read Her insights are deep and accessible I liked seeing Italy and life through her eyes Her background in the Italian Renaissance and her wide exposure to literature were evident in her writing This would be a great book for [...]

    Home is were the heart is, um conhecido prov rbio ingl s Qualquer coisa como, a nossa casa onde est o as coisas e pessoas que nos s o queridas Nem sempre a nossa casa est no s tio mais prov vel ou m o A casa de Chandi Wyant um pa s, It lia, a que este livro uma declara o de amor Um amor que dura h muitos anos e que ir certamente prosseguir, pois neste momento a autora vive naquele pa s, por escolha Este livro tem dois aspectos admir veis Por um lado, a autora de uma grande coragem ao expor a sua [...]

    Having fixed expectations may block a miracle If I release expectations daily, it will open me to the unexpected, to possibilities unconsidered, to seeing, as William Blake put it, heaven in a wildflower Chandi Wyant in Return to Glow Not merely a narrative of self discovery, this is a love story, one woman s sonnet to a country that has nourished her both spiritually and physically.And certainly courage was required to write much of that sonnet All women know that being female carries with it c [...]

    Cultured, adventurous and well traveled at an early age, the author seamlessly weaves her early life experiences with those recent, revealing what has brought her to Italy, the country she loves like no other.It s a very grounded yet inspiring story that takes us through her modern day experience of an ancient pilgrimage.l brought on by an acute, life threatening illness and simultaneously painful divorce process The day to day accounts of her journey are honest, relevant, funny, romantic and s [...]

    The subtitle of this book is A Pilgrimage of Transformation in Italy , and it falls in the genre Women traveling to get over divorce breakdown depression and or mid life crisis , within the sub genre Travel to Italy Actually, the book is less the purported memoirs of a walk along Italy s ancient pilgrimage route, the Via Francigena, and an autobiography that includes the childhood, adolescence and adulthood of the author, and even background on the author s family.The writing is educated and we [...]

    A wonderful story about one broken woman s journey to fulfillment Worn down by life s often cruel and unrelenting blows, Chand Wyant reveals her inner struggles in an intimate yet entrancing way as she reaches deep into her soul to rediscover herself.From the outset, each page leaves you wanting until the reader and the author become one Her story starts out screaming of hurt and emptiness and finishes with a vibrant joy Her choice to walk Italy s pilgrimage route as a vehicle for healing and r [...]

    This memoir is a sumptuous read for lovers of Italy, travel, and solo travel, and those seeking hope and solace when overcoming emotional and physical hardships The author takes the reader along on her journey, sharing the tales of the sojourn, interspersed with many historical, geographical and cultural references Her passion for Italy, its culture, customs and people are apparent throughout The story is than a travelogue, however Through the course of walking along this symbolic pilgrimage ro [...]

    Return to Glow is a story of an inner journey and outward one It s about confusion and clarity, struggle and hardship, and the growth and insight that can come of it It s a story of courage and adventure and recovering one s self in the process The author beautifully captures the particular magic and wonder that reveals itself to a humble and open traveler If you love travel, adventure, and stories of moving through painful life events to the discovery of something sacred and beautiful, this boo [...]

    To rise up from such a debilitating illness , as well as a tough divorce, Chandi decides on this pilgrimage , in spite of whether or not she was ready Her writing style drew me in immediately, placing me beside her , as if I were there I was affected deeply by her determination and courage to continue , regardless of the physical pain, extreme fatigue, and her facing challenge after challenge I had tears often when she did It is a real page turner,I had to know what happened each day when she go [...]

    I enjoyed this book so much I recommended it to my book club The author is able to explain the pain of her divorce and her life threatening illness with such vividness that I could understand her motivation to go on a pilgrimage She is articulate and intimate and I felt like I was in her shoes much of the time We learn about life and we learn about Italy in this book Her love for all things Italian is beautifully communicated She notices all the small details in her surroundings and illuminates [...]

    This powerful story is told beautifully The prose is quite engaging It is the kind of book that you don t want to end If anyone is looking to read a very human story, focused on overcoming adversity and chasing your dreams, this is it And plus it s set in Italy, which in itself is glorious A lovely read with the perfect dose of wanderlust.

    I found this book so delicious, I had to force myself to dole it out in smaller bites otherwise I would have devoured it in one night Chandi had me hooked with her writing and narrative in the first chapter when she described limping on both feet I knew she and I would get along just fine, and I wished for a time machine, to go back and whisper to her, We re all right here with you Your readers are rooting for you Chandi Now, let s get walking The big questions How can I get myself to Italy and [...]

    I could not put this book down It is one part inspiration, one part adventure, one part personal tale and one part travelogue, but all of it was highly entertaining and touching Return to Glow is for anyone who has ever wanted to be closer to their true selves, for anyone that is seeking to know themselves better, for anyone looking for a way to move beyond difficulties and find a way to connect with their courageous self It is also for anyone that loves travel or loves Italy, and wants an insid [...]

    I m a sucker for a pilgrimage story because I find that though people have done them since before recorded history, something profound and personal happens in every person that takes one And when that person writes about it so honestly and skillfully as Chandi does in Return to Glow, and takes us through Italy as a bonus, the result is a wonderful, rewarding read.

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