Category Archives: Walk

January 01, 2015: Introducting

A New Source of Hope for those Affected by BDD “Your son Nathaniel might have BDD,” Dr. L.K. suggests to my wife Judy and me. “What’s BBD?” we ask, mixing the letters up. “BDD—Body Dysmorphic Disorder,” she repeats. We had … Continue reading

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June 7, 2014: Second Annual OCD Awareness Walk

Circles and Intersections My peregrinations of the past three years consisted mostly of meandering trajectories from home to pre-planned destinations. As the car drives, a trip to Boston is 300 miles, but mine on foot covered 552 (I avoided I-95!). … Continue reading

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MAY 24, 2014: Out of the Shadows

“Are you still walking?” friends often ask me. I answer, “Is there a cure for OCD and related disorders yet?” 7,400,000 steps later (over 3,700 miles), I continue to walk to tell Nathaniel’s story. One pilgrimage has morphed into another, … Continue reading

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MAY 7, 2014: Don’t Give Up, Don’t Ever Give Up

Why Erik’s Walking in Sacramento on May 10th Last year, Erik Duarte was inspired by the story of our son Nathaniel’s struggle with BDD in a blog the IOCDF posted on its website. He too has struggled with BDD. This … Continue reading

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June 8, 2013 Day 19 — Jamaica Pond, Boston (3 miles or 6,000 steps)

It’s already two days after the walk (Monday, June 10) and I feel as if I am still in dreamland. Everything happened so fast. My Camino mind had difficulty adjusting to the new pace. However, the Friday night Terramia Restaurant … Continue reading

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