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A Long Walk Can Change Everything

When all you can do is take a walk, make it a moment for mindfulness

A photo of a black woman walking her dog at a park.
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The way we walk right now might feel inhuman — it goes against our evolutionary wiring to avoid connecting with other people. When we see a neighbor, we wave from afar. We give strangers a wide berth. There are no coffee shops to stop at, no casual errands to run. It can seem like walking just…




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Antonia Malchik

Antonia Malchik

Antonia Malchik is the author of A Walking Life: Reclaiming Our Health and Our Freedom One Step at a Time; walking, tech, community, and embodiment.

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