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Welcome to the Mastering Midlife Podcast where we explore life at it’s most stressful and most productive.  We will be featuring conversations with experts in the field of Mental Health, Executive Leadership, Business, Health, Exercise, Nutrition, Sex, and Relationship.  Midlife is a powerful time, and together we will learn to “thrive when the world asks the most of us.”

Jun 17, 2019


Gordon Bernhardt is the President and CEO of Bernhardt Wealth Management, a firm that provides financial strategizing and wealth management services to affluent persons, families, retirees, as well as business owners. He is also the author of the Profiles in Success, a series that focuses on the stories of business leaders around the Washington, DC area. Gordon is a Certified Financial Planner, an Accredited Investment Fiduciary, and a Board Member of the University of Virginia Cornerstone Society.


Gordon joins me today to share his amazing experience when he went on the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage. He describes the moment he realized he wanted to walk the pilgrimage and how he prepared for it. He discusses some of the memorable moments and the great people he met along the way. Gordon also explains why a bad photo of himself during the last day of the walk is his favorite.




“You never know whether your body is going to be able to do something until you attempt to do it.” - Gordon Bernhardt




Today on Mastering Midlife:


  • Gordon's inspiration for doing a walking pilgrimage and his takeaway from it.
  • How he prepared for the walk and how his body handled it.
  • The body speaking to you during a journey that tests your limits.
  • What observing ants made him realize about his life.
  • The spiritual experiences he had during his trip and the people he met.
  • The numbers that symbolized his walking experience.
  • Why a bad photo was his favorite during the trip.



Gordon Bernhardt’s Words of Wisdom:


  • The Camino de Santiago is a life-changing experience.



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