Why I Journal – Traffic Control for the Mind

Reading Time: 8 minutes I have suffered from Papyrophilia for most of my life. Despite several therapeutic interventions it appears to be incurable. For those of you who are unaware of this condition, it presents itself in the uncontrolled need to accumulate paper, notebooks, sticky labels, and all things stationary. It all started when I was emotionally touched byContinue reading “Why I Journal – Traffic Control for the Mind”

Life Lessons from Mr Miyagi

Reading Time: 6 minutes My grandfather was a sage in his own, unassuming right. His biggest teachings for me were ones of patience, dedication, play, and unconditional love. He was a quiet giant who emanated so much love in the way only grandads can. To me he was the epitome of Stoicism. I really cannot remember a time whenContinue reading “Life Lessons from Mr Miyagi”

The Eight-fold Year – Reconnecting with Nature

Reading Time: 7 minutes Follow the science. It’s the catchphrase of the 2020s so far. Used to both espouse one set of views and ideologies and dismiss another set. Following the science has been seen as the remedy to so-called quackery and woo-woo notions, despite the fact that it often depends ‘who’s’ science one follows. Here at Wild LifeContinue reading “The Eight-fold Year – Reconnecting with Nature”

The Constancy of Change – Embracing The Tides of Life

Reading Time: 7 minutes Today I once again don the robes and loincloth of the Meathead Philosopher. “Change is the only constant in life” Heraclitus The wise words of ancient Greek philosopher, Heraclitus. Change is inevitable and inexorable. We cannot stop it. Yet, for many of us, that is exactly what we are trying to do. Trying to stayContinue reading “The Constancy of Change – Embracing The Tides of Life”

DIY Folding Meditation Stool Tutorial

Reading Time: 6 minutes There is the common misconception that in order to meditate, one must contort oneself into a kind of human pretzel. And while discomfort can be a very useful tool for focusing the mind, bodily origami is far from an obligatory practice. The simple act of sitting on a normal chair, as I outline in thisContinue reading “DIY Folding Meditation Stool Tutorial”

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 wayContinue reading “Learning to Forgive Yourself – Showing ourselves love and compassion”

Ancestors, Gurus, and Teachers

Reading Time: 8 minutes Throughout life we meet an endless stream of teachers to help us on our own individual journey through existence. These might be teachers at school, or an instructor of some skill, belief or practice. They could equally be family members, friends, or total strangers. They could be icons, heroes or legends. They could be non-human,Continue reading “Ancestors, Gurus, and Teachers”

Entering the Matrix – Prioritising What is Important

Reading Time: 7 minutes In the film, the Matrix is a way of distracting humans from understanding that they are slaves to the artificial intelligence which is controlling the planet. Whilst being distracted with both the urgent and the mind-numbing banalities of ‘reality’, humans accept their fate and fail to free themselves. What if I told you that theContinue reading “Entering the Matrix – Prioritising What is Important”

Walking Meditation – Mindfulness on the Move

Reading Time: 6 minutes Meditation has been a regular and permanent fixture in my daily life for a number of years. It has evolved over time into a practice that works for me and the knock on effects are significant. For those who’d like to read more on my journey into meditation and mindfulness check out these 3 articles:Continue reading “Walking Meditation – Mindfulness on the Move”