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”

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 yourContinue reading “Born to be Wild – Adding a Feral Touch to Wellbeing”

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 physiologicalContinue reading “Morning Sunlight for Superior Wellbeing”

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 obviousContinue reading “DIY Muscle Vests – The Garment of Champions”