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”

The Good Life – The search for Happiness

Reading Time: 8 minutes For over 2 decades our friends have made reference to Kelley and me being like Tom and Barbara Good from ‘The Good Life’. Between our veg beds, our fermented foods, our home-made and upcycled clothing, and our desire to try and live closer to the way nature intended us to live, I’d say that theContinue reading “The Good Life – The search for Happiness”

The Meathead Philosopher – Reuniting physicality with philosophy

Reading Time: 8 minutes When many of us think of the gym we often think of the tanned, young, buff gym-rat busting out of a t-shirt that is two sizes too small for him, or the lycra-clad gym-bunny with washboard abs and buttocks so pert they put a Greek goddess to shame. We often view the endeavours of theContinue reading “The Meathead Philosopher – Reuniting physicality with philosophy”

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”

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..”

Getting fizzy with fermented drinks- Water Kefir

Reading Time: 6 minutes I am not wholly human. In fact less than half of my body’s cells are human. I am a symbiote. And so are you. Now, I’m not talking about the likes of Venom, a dark, oppressive, controlling relationship between you and that thing that you share your body with. It’s more like those god awfulContinue reading “Getting fizzy with fermented drinks- Water Kefir”

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”