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 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..”

5 Natural Supplements for Sleep

Reading Time: 6 minutes There is a veritable cornucopia of sleep remedies, from the ‘natural’ (a decidedly non- specific term) to the more synthetic, and from the time and research proven, to the downright ridiculous snake-oil-esque. But let’s get one thing clear, sleep supplements are just that, supplementary aids to sleep. What they are not are the front-line, firstContinue reading “5 Natural Supplements for Sleep”

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”

Forgotten Movement Practices

Reading Time: 9 minutes For the mainstream health and fitness industry, a movement practice generally refers to exercise, which is, as Daniel Lieberman describes in his book Exercised, “voluntary physical activity that is planned, structured, repetitive, and undertaken to sustain or improve health and fitness” Here at Wild Life HQ, exercise is just one small part of the movementContinue reading “Forgotten Movement Practices”

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”