The Dreamachine

Last weekend I found myself in Woolwich to experience the Dreamachine. But what is the Dreamachine I hear you ask? Well it is an experience like no other that takes you on an extraordinary and magical journey to explore the possibility and potential of your own mind. It was created by Collective Act, in collaborationContinue reading “The Dreamachine”

Making friends with the cold

The first time I ever heard anything about the Wim Hof Method (WHM) was back in February 2020. One of my closest friends at the time was going to do a WHM workshop in North Carolina. Having never heard about this, I looked it up to find out what it was all about – mainlyContinue reading “Making friends with the cold”

The Beach

In early March I went back to one of my happy places – Playa Uvita on the pacific coast of Costa Rica. I first went there in 2018 and felt the magic of the place. I still don’t know whether it is the thunderous waves pounding to one side of me or the vibrant jungleContinue reading “The Beach”

Cause and effect

This year marks 40 years since the term shinrin yoku (forest bathing) was first coined. It came about in response to a health crisis in Japan following a major cultural shift. Having been a country that lived with the land, the late 1970’s / early 1980’s brought the beginning of the tech boom and withContinue reading “Cause and effect”

Pura vida

If you ever get chance to go to the paradise that is Costa Rica, firstly, don’t pass it up and secondly, there’s one phrase you’ll hear a lot – pura vida!. The literal translation is “pure life” or simple life – but it has a deeper meaning that transcends words. It’s a greeting, a stateContinue reading “Pura vida”

Just breathe

We’re only a matter of days into the year and already it feels like one of epic proportions for me personally. Just a couple of weeks ago I had no idea what was heading in my direction – had I have done I’d have run screaming in the opposite direction to get away from it.Continue reading “Just breathe”

Broken friendship

Every so often you are blessed with having someone walk into your life and changing it for good. That happened to me back in September 2018. I was sat in a bar in a backpacker hostel in Uvita, Costa Rica minding my own business when suddenly life was never the same again. That person walkedContinue reading “Broken friendship”

Listen

There’s a saying that goes “you have two ears and one mouth – use them in that ratio”. It’s a saying I know I should take heed of more than I know I do. There have been far too many times when I have spoken in response to something I haven’t properly heard. But IContinue reading “Listen”