My Strength is My Story with Antonia Malchik, A Walking Life.
How would reclaiming your health and your freedom one step at a time be life-changing for you? Antonia Malchik shares her exploration of walking and how something so fundamental is so essential.
Antonia Malchik is a wife of 20 years, and mom to their two children.
She has written essays and articles in the Atlantic, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, Orion, GOOD, High Country News, and many more.
Previously, she was a travel writer in Austria and Australia.
Now, Antonia is an author of her brand new book, A Walking Life: Reclaiming Our Health and Our Freedom — One Step at a Time.
“It really stuck with me to be able to walk the roots that he had walked as a kid.” ~ Antonia Malchik
Enjoy the multitude of topics discussed including gratitude, the move to Moscow, the “Pig Egg”, depression, and a walking life, plus so much more.
- Name comes from…
- Growing Up
- Move to Moscow
- Meeting the family
- The Flirt
- Social capital
- People Walking business
- United Kingdom
- Brené Brown
- Stress & PTSD
- Grief & Guilt
- Montana Vet Program
- “Pig Egg”
- Broke bottom of spine
- Premature Children
- Walking on uneven surfaces
- Karen Adolph at NYU
- Brain Health & Development
- Heart Health
- Rebekah Gregory (Episode #838)
- Denver, CO
- The Spirited Walker
- A River
“But it seems pretty clear that if you have a walkable community that really builds neighborliness, then it’s harder to feel isolated and alone.” ~ Antonia Malchik
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Quotes and statements within the interview:
“So those two things in particular, family and nature, together are really, really important to me, they’re pretty central.”
“Coming home filled me with gratitude honestly.”
“My Dad walked me to my very first day of Kindergarten and that was it; I was on my own after that.”
“Five days a week, we had intensive Russian lessons in the morning, just the two of us; And then we would just roam Moscow by ourselves until our parents got done with work.”
“Wait! I can’t walk anywhere with my kids, but my dad could walk a lot of places even when he was living under Stalin.”
“Walking with people, walking with friends. It helps you feel empowered. It helps you feel not alone. It helps you feel connected. And it’s really that feeling of connection that I think a lot of us are missing in our lives and that walking can help bring back.”
“They carry the dog tags of every service member that’s been killed in those two wars.”
“My kids were intense and I’m sure they probably got it from me or someone else in my family.”
“I just felt that all of our emotions just had more space.”
“It feels like depression is this thing that kind of gets inside of you and walking forces it to move a little bit.”
“There’s a lot of things that have to do with just pushing your body against gravity, even a little bit.”
“Exercise isn’t related to obesity.”
“I loved her story, because of her honest about it.”
“It can look really different depending on who we are and what our mobility is.”
“We are all so prone to abusing our bodies.”
“Most of us carry a lot of stories inside of us.”
“And I think human beings are kind of like rivers.”
“A human story is a lot like a river.”
What has your story gifted you?
“I am grateful for the amount of gratitude that I feel every day, even when things are hard.”
“My grandmothers were incredible people and I aspire to be like them.”
“You’re stronger than you know!”
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“One step at a time leads to miles of greatness!”
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