August 18th – September 1st, 2023

Risa and her bike “Moxie Blaze” take to the Camino de Santiago for a 500 mile pilgrimage across northern Spain while promoting her new book!

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Camino De Santiago – Roncesvalles to Santiago de Compostela

In May of 2022, I embarked on a journey by foot this time, setting out on a dream trip, 10 years in the making. I trekked up and over the Salkantay Pass at 15,000 feet uncertain of how my body would respond. I faced challenges of excruciating joint pain, fatigue, a friend being evacuated, and threat of the trip ending due to possible Covid exposures. I tapped into my “Moxie – inner grit and determination” and made it to the magical destination of Machu Picchu, Peru. Once again, I was reminded not to limit myself in this life…my life unleashed!

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Risa on Salkantay Pass, 15,000 Ft.

Risa receives a blessing from a Shaman prior to the ascent.

Magical Machu Picchu

While recovering from brain surgery and a summer of radiation treatments, I barely had the strength or energy
to leave the house, let alone get back on my bike. 
It was then that I asked myself, “what can I do?” So I began to paint. This turned into a mindfulness practice for me and I created my Voice and Story sticks (inspired by native cultures).
​I started gifting my Voice and Story sticks to friends, and soon began selling them in shops and around the world.
​Each Voice and Story stick I create is a part of my healing journey, which is truly a gift for me.

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