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”

Product Review – Bulldog Gear Strongman Sandbag

Reading Time: 6 minutes Lift heavy things. That’s a golden nugget of advice we give to everyone. Lifting heavy things has a positive effect on pretty much every aspect of our health. We were designed to do it. We discuss the various aspects of a movement practice here with the relevance of lifting heavy. Lifting heavy things is ofContinue reading “Product Review – Bulldog Gear Strongman Sandbag”

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 Adjustable Macebell

Reading Time: 6 minutes Warning: Glenn will be using terms such as shaft, butt, balls, knob, flange and nipples. If you are innuendo sensitive Wild Life recommends skipping this article. The Gada/Macebell Last week we discussed some of my favourite unconventional training tools. The gada/macebell/steel mace features very highly on this list. But what is it? The modern macebellContinue reading “DIY Adjustable Macebell”

Power Naps – The Science and Art of the Siesta

Reading Time: 8 minutes Ah the arrogance of youth. In my younger days I had the opinion that napping was for old people; that sleep was for the weak. My friend Emily was ahead of the curve though. She would take herself off for a little ‘disco nap’ – a pre-emptive snooze before a hard night of booze, mischiefContinue reading “Power Naps – The Science and Art of the Siesta”

Love Handles – Are Kettlebells the Ultimate Training Tool?

Reading Time: 9 minutes The first time I remember seeing a kettlebell was in a picture of Arthur Saxon, circus strongman, dressed in the typical late Victorian period strongmen garb, tiny underpants and a massive moustache. I was captivated. Not just by the pants and ‘tache, but the hefty, bulbous implement he was holding aloft. It screamed primal savageryContinue reading “Love Handles – Are Kettlebells the Ultimate Training Tool?”

Life Lessons From The Mountain Top

Reading Time: 8 minutes This time last week I was trudging up and down our local mountain as part of my 48 hour Everest challenge. The aim was to push myself to my physical limits whilst raising money for our local mental health charity, S.T.E.P.S. Every year I like to test where my current boundaries, both physically and mentally,Continue reading “Life Lessons From The Mountain Top”

Ancestors, Gurus, and Teachers

Reading Time: 8 minutes Throughout life we meet an endless stream of teachers to help us on our own individual journey through existence. These might be teachers at school, or an instructor of some skill, belief or practice. They could equally be family members, friends, or total strangers. They could be icons, heroes or legends. They could be non-human,Continue reading “Ancestors, Gurus, and Teachers”