The Wild Gym Part 2 – The Benefits and Code of Practice

Reading Time: 8 minutes So we are back this week looking at the concept of the Wild Gym; practising and celebrating our body’s ability to move through it’s natural surroundings. In last weeks post we looked at just a few of the movements and naturally occurring things that we can utilise in our movement practices, from gentle balance andContinue reading “The Wild Gym Part 2 – The Benefits and Code of Practice”

The Wild Gym – Nature’s Gift for Natural Movement – Part 1

Reading Time: 9 minutes As modern humans in western society we are very good at making excuses as to why we can’t do something. And when it comes to moving our bodies we are veritable experts at it, able to conjure up a whole cornucopia of reasons as to why we can’t do it. Some reasons are of courseContinue reading “The Wild Gym – Nature’s Gift for Natural Movement – Part 1”

Fruit Leather Recipe – The Perfect Little Sweet Treat From Nature’s Larder

Reading Time: 5 minutes I’ve never been a sweets kind of person. Chocolate, yes. That’s a gateway drug to oblivion for me. I end up coming to, smeared in cocoa, with an over-riding sense of regret and colonic soreness. But sweets not so much. Well, unless you count fizzy cola bottles. I love them. Can’t eat enough of thoseContinue reading “Fruit Leather Recipe – The Perfect Little Sweet Treat From Nature’s Larder”

Sorrel and Red Lentil Soup Recipe

Reading Time: 5 minutes When I was walking with the dog this morning, stuffing my face with blackberries I noticed a fresh new crop of Common Sorrel growing up on the edges of the pathways that had recently been mowed. Glancing around I could see masses of the stuff bursting forth like little emerald starbursts in the grass. ArmedContinue reading “Sorrel and Red Lentil Soup Recipe”

Memento Mori – Death and the Art of Mindful Living

Reading Time: 7 minutes “It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it’s called Life.” Terry Pratchett, The Last Continent The one and only thing we can have absolute confidence in is that, without a shadow of a doubt, one day we will die. It doesn’t matter whether you areContinue reading “Memento Mori – Death and the Art of Mindful Living”

Shoe Review – XeroShoes DIY Huaraches Sandals

Reading Time: 6 minutes With summer seemingly here in Ireland, it’s time to break out the old sandals. Sandals are the perfect footwear at this time of year in Ireland; firstly to let our tootsies enjoy the whole 2 weeks of summer we get, and secondly for wading through the ample puddles and burst rivers that occur for theContinue reading “Shoe Review – XeroShoes DIY Huaraches Sandals”

DIY Gym Equipment – The Kettle-bag/Ruck-vest

Reading Time: 4 minutes Following on from last week’s post on rucking, carrying a weighted backpack over distance, we are going to look at a number of different ways to use our new bit of training kit. Whilst rucking is a superb way to workout, sometimes we just want to do a bit of targeted strength work. Well, asContinue reading “DIY Gym Equipment – The Kettle-bag/Ruck-vest”

Carrying Excess Weight – The Ancestral Art of Rucking

Reading Time: 7 minutes What is the most obvious distinction between humans and the other Great Apes? Some might say it’s our ability to reason and our intelligence. To this I ask: “Have you not seen the news recently?” A more obvious distinction would be our Bipedalism, or our ability to walk upright on 2 legs. There are manyContinue reading “Carrying Excess Weight – The Ancestral Art of Rucking”

Life Lessons From My Dog – Part 2

Reading Time: 7 minutes That’s right folks, we are back with another dazzling episode of Life Lessons From My Dog. Like a cross between Nietzsche and Chewbacca, he’s back with more golden nuggets of wisdom to make our lives better, our bodies healthier, our minds stronger, and our coats glossier. So lets delve into the wisdom that gushes forthContinue reading “Life Lessons From My Dog – Part 2”