Talking With Cats

A Journey of Spirit, Healing and Wisdom on the Camino de Santiago

by W. Lee Nichols

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 21/06/2013

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 244
ISBN : 9781452575506
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 244
ISBN : 9781452575520

About the Book

In Talking With Cats, Nichols takes us on a personal journey that enriches the spirit, informs the mind and becomes a map for healing and finding true inner happiness. The author does talk with cats; one of them is wise and thoughtful. Another is sarcastic, rude and funny. He is even ambushed by a horse, anxious to join him on his pilgrimage. On another day, he is attacked by a large German shepherd dog—with a very different outcome than expected. More importantly, he talks with the people who have come to the Camino de Santiago to heal their spirit and find a meaningful life.

This Story is written with a sense of wonder and reverence for nature, earth and all life. Discover the real heart, soul and spirit of the Camino as you meet the people who walk it, the warm hospitality of the volunteers who care for it, and the rich culture and history of the Spanish people who have inherited the unique DNA of pride and service. During 500 miles, walk with Nichols through the Basque country, the Spain of Old Castile and Leon, and the ancient, proud Celtic tribes of Galicia. Savor the wines, learn about the cuisine, and hear the stories of mystical northern Spain.

Talking With Cats is not a guide to a place or a destination. It is a guide to our hearts, walking, and the spiritual journey that heals, instructs, and returns us to an authentic life and a sustainable earth.

About the Author

Lee Nichols was raised and home-schooled on a large farm in Appalachia. He was inspired by the grandmother who raised him to become a student of food, history and culture.

His varied career has included work as a professional chef, butler, and more recently estate management and home sitter.

Nichols has traveled widely and studied cultures, food and religions around the globe.

He is an award winning speaker with Toastmasters, and in 2006 he won a newspaper award for a column he wrote in the Andrews (NC) Journal about culture and foods of the Appalachias

Nichols wants to become “The Poster Boy for Walking” as he advocates for senior health and the healing power and joy of nature.

He lives in Flat Rock, North Carolina with his boss and companion, Max, a Manx cat. This is his first book.

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