Heart & Soul Magazine June/July IssueTotally excited to see the double page article spread in the June/July 2009 issue of Heart & Soul magazine, which recounts my trek to Machu Picchu.

It was a once in a lifetime trip and I felt blessed to have shared the experience with some amazing ladies as well.

Excerpt – We lay sprawled along the rocky narrow trail, utterly exhausted. Daypacks as pillows, sunhats half covering our eyes from the sun, fatigue had completely taken over.

Our legs were failing us, muscles tensed from such unfamiliar, grueling exercise. My chest kept expanding wildly, trying to suck in as much of the thin air as it could.

I’d done everything I was told to do – from drinking coca tea to chewing coca leaves to help with the high altitude.

Even time tested remedies wane as one’s psyche takes over. Forging on was virtually impossible at this point.

I had mentally collapsed…..

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