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Learning to Forgive Yourself – Showing ourselves love and compassion

Reading Time: 7 minutes This week I have done a total overhaul on my office work space. I’d love to say it was purely from a place of productivity and freeing myself of distractions, but in truth it was also a form of procrastination. Oh the irony of the modern age; using productivity tools and practices as a way…

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Product Review – Bulldog Gear Strongman Sandbag

Reading Time: 6 minutes Lift heavy things. That’s a golden nugget of advice we give to everyone. Lifting heavy things has a positive effect on pretty much every aspect of our health. We were designed to do it. We discuss the various aspects of a movement practice here with the relevance of lifting heavy. Lifting heavy things is of…

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Born to be Wild – Adding a Feral Touch to Wellbeing

Reading Time: 8 minutes Wildness has always been a part of our ethos here at Wild Life. But what does that mean and what makes a wild life ‘wild’? Before you panic buy the full Ray Mears DVD collection, we are not suggesting you give up on so-called modern civilisation, retreat to woods and spend the rest of your…

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Morning Sunlight for Superior Wellbeing

Reading Time: 8 minutes They say that the eyes are the windows to the soul. Maybe that’s true. What the soul is and where it resides, I have no clue. What I do know is that the eyes are most definitely the windows to the brain. In fact they are the brain. That’s right, the eyes are a physiological…

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DIY Muscle Vests – The Garment of Champions

Reading Time: 6 minutes When people think of me they can’t help but draw comparisons to Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. Whether it’s the drive, the talent, the relentless hard work, the rags to riches success story, or the insane god-like physique, the similarities are undeniable. But of all The Rock’s and my many, many similarities, perhaps the most obvious…

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Shoe Review – Altra Superior 4.5 Trail Running Shoe

Reading Time: 7 minutes We are back with another shoe review from Altra. After my less than ecstatic review of the Altra Lone Peak All-WTHR boot I was less than enthusiastic to purchase a new trail running shoe from Altra. Altra have long been my go-to shoe for long distance running and rocky trails as they hit many of…

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DIY Adjustable Macebell

Reading Time: 6 minutes Warning: Glenn will be using terms such as shaft, butt, balls, knob, flange and nipples. If you are innuendo sensitive Wild Life recommends skipping this article. The Gada/Macebell Last week we discussed some of my favourite unconventional training tools. The gada/macebell/steel mace features very highly on this list. But what is it? The modern macebell…

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Unconventional Training Tools – Strength Through Oddity

Reading Time: 9 minutes “Hey Weirdo! Yeah you in the Kaftan. Why are you so bloody odd?” “Why can’t you just be normal and act like the other kids?” “No, Glenn. A cape is not an appropriate addition to the school uniform. No, not even if it is only waist length.” “Why on earth have you turned up to…

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Myths & Heroes – Unlocking Your Super Powers

Reading Time: 7 minutes In every tradition, in every culture, in every corner of the world, we find legends of heroes; the doers of great and impossible deeds. These archetypal characters share many common traits. Superhuman strength. Invulnerability. A skill level beyond common folk. Great wisdom. Powers that no mere mortal could hope to wield. Scrawled across the walls…

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