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This week we are talking all things barefoot! It gives me great pleasure to introduce a good friend of mine, Kase Lewis, otherwise known as The Barefoot Explorer.
“Barefoot Exploring is built on the premise that many of us as humans have become disconnected from our natural world and along with it our natural selves and all our drives, desires and needs. Barefoot Exploring is about you, it is a person centred, solution focused approach to the future of your life.”
Kase helps people to reconnect with their authentic self and go from chaos to clarity. For more information, check him out on Instagram here.
Years ago I had qualified as a mountain leader and knew I had the skills to navigate the mountains but I was unsure how people would respond when I told them of this crazy idea I had to do the 3 peaks challenge as naturally as possible.
January this year I started living barefoot and let it slip to people what my plans were. It was met with mixed emotions of course. Concerned friends thought I had finally lost it, but in truth I had found my answer.
Saturday 26th September, 4pm.
Sunday the 27th at 7pm.
I was sat on top of Snowdon smiling, like the boy I was seeing the mountains for the first time.
Rewarded, not by queues of people waiting to summit but surrounded by the mountains and my friends, watching the golden sunset and blessed with the warmth of hope for the future.
I thought those 27 hours taught me a lot about resilience, a lot about gratitude, about the importance of being adaptable, and the importance of self belief. I realise now it was the whole journey that gave me the lessons.
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Thank you for publishing my story. I hope people feel inspired to find what makes them feel healthier by reconnecting with themselves
Very inspiring. I love the basic principle. ‘Barefoot’ is something I have rediscovered and is important to me for different reasons, something I never thought was possible. So you might not see me walking round Wollaston with no shoes and socks on any time soon, but reconnecting with the world and all things natural resonates with me.