The Eight-fold Year – Reconnecting with Nature

Reading Time: 7 minutes Follow the science. It’s the catchphrase of the 2020s so far. Used to both espouse one set of views and ideologies and dismiss another set. Following the science has been seen as the remedy to so-called quackery and woo-woo notions, despite the fact that it often depends ‘who’s’ science one follows. Here at Wild LifeContinue reading “The Eight-fold Year – Reconnecting with Nature”

The Constancy of Change – Embracing The Tides of Life

Reading Time: 7 minutes Today I once again don the robes and loincloth of the Meathead Philosopher. “Change is the only constant in life” Heraclitus The wise words of ancient Greek philosopher, Heraclitus. Change is inevitable and inexorable. We cannot stop it. Yet, for many of us, that is exactly what we are trying to do. Trying to stayContinue reading “The Constancy of Change – Embracing The Tides of Life”

DIY Folding Meditation Stool Tutorial

Reading Time: 6 minutes There is the common misconception that in order to meditate, one must contort oneself into a kind of human pretzel. And while discomfort can be a very useful tool for focusing the mind, bodily origami is far from an obligatory practice. The simple act of sitting on a normal chair, as I outline in thisContinue reading “DIY Folding Meditation Stool Tutorial”

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”

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”

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?”

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”

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”