54 min

On the Run featuring Tom Griffen And Then Everything Changed

    • Society & Culture

Before he began his 6-month walk across the United States, Tom Griffen waded into the Pacific Ocean, hugged his friends, and said goodbye to his girlfriend of 7 years. Tom age 45 and a former athlete and ultramarathoner, had finally decided to fulfill his decades-long dream of crossing America on foot. But what he thought would be a solitary 3,300-mile walk soon became a journey of self-discovery as a steady stream of strangers offered Tom help and compassion and Tom, who had never felt able to truly trust others and kept people at arms-length began to let down his guard. He discovered that the act of accepting offerings from these "roadside saints" was what helped him finally begin to feel comfortable in his own skin; he discovered kindness can’t be stopped.For more information, photos of Tom's walk, and discussion visit:https://andtheneverythingchangedpodcast.comFor Tom's blog visit: https://tomswalkinglife.com For more on Tom and his journey:tomswalkinglife.comInstagram: tomswalkinglifeWalk across America/Revelation/Self-discovery

Before he began his 6-month walk across the United States, Tom Griffen waded into the Pacific Ocean, hugged his friends, and said goodbye to his girlfriend of 7 years. Tom age 45 and a former athlete and ultramarathoner, had finally decided to fulfill his decades-long dream of crossing America on foot. But what he thought would be a solitary 3,300-mile walk soon became a journey of self-discovery as a steady stream of strangers offered Tom help and compassion and Tom, who had never felt able to truly trust others and kept people at arms-length began to let down his guard. He discovered that the act of accepting offerings from these "roadside saints" was what helped him finally begin to feel comfortable in his own skin; he discovered kindness can’t be stopped.For more information, photos of Tom's walk, and discussion visit:https://andtheneverythingchangedpodcast.comFor Tom's blog visit: https://tomswalkinglife.com For more on Tom and his journey:tomswalkinglife.comInstagram: tomswalkinglifeWalk across America/Revelation/Self-discovery

54 min

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