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Julia’s Podcast series Bodhisattva Conversations with….. Steve Walker (Part 1)

Steve Walker is a veteran of the Royal Army Ordnance Corps, he has been homeless and is a recovering addict. Steve is also an angling genius and has just come 5th in the veterans’ carp fishing championships, at Fens Fisheries.

This is the first in a series of podcasts where he talks about his life and his road to recovery.

Steve shares with us his harsh childhood, his life in the army, his life on the streets as a homeless person, his drug addiction, and the incredible story of the Phoenix Heroes charity who found him, and set him on the road to recovery which he has embraced fully.


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I have been running all of my life – it feels I was born to run. In the running step I experienced freedom and my true expression. I came to see that I needed to ‘get out of the way of myself’ and let my energy flow through the running step; allow it to express itself in the dance and the motion of running.

I have also worked in the lives of others as a guide, counsellor, healer and teacher for over 40 years.

I lived as a nomad for 6 years with my husband Anadi, but my inner voice brought me back to the UK in May 2019 and I have been living and working and running in London since then….