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”

The Good Life – The search for Happiness

Reading Time: 8 minutes For over 2 decades our friends have made reference to Kelley and me being like Tom and Barbara Good from ‘The Good Life’. Between our veg beds, our fermented foods, our home-made and upcycled clothing, and our desire to try and live closer to the way nature intended us to live, I’d say that theContinue reading “The Good Life – The search for Happiness”

The Meathead Philosopher – Reuniting physicality with philosophy

Reading Time: 8 minutes When many of us think of the gym we often think of the tanned, young, buff gym-rat busting out of a t-shirt that is two sizes too small for him, or the lycra-clad gym-bunny with washboard abs and buttocks so pert they put a Greek goddess to shame. We often view the endeavours of theContinue reading “The Meathead Philosopher – Reuniting physicality with philosophy”

The Mental Mountain – Glenn’s Birthday Charity Challenge

Reading Time: 7 minutes Every year, around my birthday I like to challenge myself both physically and mentally to remind myself that I am still alive and kicking, that my body is a truly wondrous piece of natural engineering, and to raise money for charity. https://justgiving.com/fundraising/glenneverest I pretty much always raise money for a mental health support charity. Why?Continue reading “The Mental Mountain – Glenn’s Birthday Charity Challenge”

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”

Getting High, Misogi, and a request for help..

Reading Time: 7 minutes Long before we had kids, if ever we had a problem to solve or a big decision to make, Kelley and I would get high. Literally. We would head out to the hills to sit atop the peaks in the hope to eventually resolve the struggles we were facing. I think the reasons this wasContinue reading “Getting High, Misogi, and a request for help..”

My Meditation Practice – 2 Years On

Reading Time: 7 minutes It’s been a year since I wrote the article How I FINALLY learnt to meditate – and how you can too, and about 2 years since I started a meditation practice in earnest. Two years of fairly constant practice is enough time on the cushion to really see some of the accumulative gains from startingContinue reading “My Meditation Practice – 2 Years On”

Conquering the Mountain

Reading Time: 5 minutes The mountain in this instance is health and fitness and not the gargantuan Hafþór Júlíus “Thor” Björnsson from Game of Thrones. Admittedly this would be one hell of a workout, but probably ones health would suffer in the long run. This morning, as I got up bright and early for a meditation session, the view of Carntogher MountainContinue reading “Conquering the Mountain”

7 Simple Ways to Reduce Your Smartphone Usage

Reading Time: 8 minutes I grew up in a house that had a single, rotary dial telephone positioned in the hallway. Many of my friends didn’t have one in their house at all. To call them you’d first have to remember the number of their nearest phone box, because you had either actually memorised it or written it downContinue reading “7 Simple Ways to Reduce Your Smartphone Usage”