Zazen – Sitting Meditation & Why I Do It

Reading Time: 7 minutes Meditation was always something that I wanted to be good at. I never was very good at it and even now after over two years of daily meditation practices I am still floundering in the shallow end. You see, wanting to be good at meditation is kind of missing the point of it. Saying youContinue reading “Zazen – Sitting Meditation & Why I Do It”

The Cuddlier Gentleman’s Guide to Chafing

Reading Time: 8 minutes WARNING: This post will give you more information than you ever wanted to know. We’ll be discussing the dark, moist places of chafage hell. If you are concerned about ever looking Glenn in the eyes again DO NOT READ ON. You have been warned. When I think of a mountain runner the image of theContinue reading “The Cuddlier Gentleman’s Guide to Chafing”

My top tools for enhancing sleep

Reading Time: 8 minutes At this point in history we should all understand the importance of getting enough sleep, yet we appear to be more sleep deprived than ever. One study from 2018 found that the average person in Britain gets only 6 hours and 19 minutes of sleep, with people only ever getting the recommended 8 hours twiceContinue reading “My top tools for enhancing sleep”

Focus on the Journey

Reading Time: 5 minutes It’s resolution time. That point at which we decide that an aspect of our life will change for betterment in the coming twelve months. An honourable task, but why do we fail so often to see these things through, only to repeat the process again the following year? Look at the word. RE-SOLUTION. PREFIX re-  Continue reading “Focus on the Journey”

Resolutions and Cheese

Reading Time: 4 minutes In this liminal time between Christmas and New Year it seems as though every person on the interweb is currently commenting on New Year resolutions. How they don’t work, or why they are vital for success, or how to make this year different. The thing is, New Year’s Day isn’t really any different from yesterdayContinue reading “Resolutions and Cheese”

Tabata or not Tabata

Reading Time: 6 minutes The Wild Life approach to movement tries to be a broad as possible. We know that no single modality has the answer to everything. To be a healthy, happy, harder to kill human we need a mix of easy, slow movements, a complete assortment of movement patterns, to lift heavy things, to rest our bodiesContinue reading “Tabata or not Tabata”

Natural Born Failure

Reading Time: 4 minutes I am imperfection personified. My teeth are crooked. My thighs rub together when I run. I resort to inappropriate humour when out of my comfort zone, which is often. I don’t chew my food enough. Everyday is a struggle to get out and exercise. Everyday I fail. For much of my earlier life I viewedContinue reading “Natural Born Failure”

DIY Ice Bath and the Benefits of Cold Water Immersion

Reading Time: 7 minutes It’s that time of year again when inland waters are decidedly colder than sea temperatures. That said, here where we live, the nearest sea is the North Sea which feels cold all year round. But it’s now that I don my trusty budgie-smugglers and head off to the lochs, the sea and rivers in searchContinue reading “DIY Ice Bath and the Benefits of Cold Water Immersion”

Bigos – Polish Hunter’s Stew Recipe

Reading Time: 4 minutes This one is for the meat eaters. Here in Ireland and Britain, and possibly much of the rest of the world, when people think of Polish cuisine they could be guilty of imagining a stereotypical meal of meat and cabbage. There is much more to Polish food culture than this. However… Bigos is a dishContinue reading “Bigos – Polish Hunter’s Stew Recipe”