Reclaim your lunch break with Street Wisdom

How would you like an extra 6 weeks holiday from work a year? Sounds appealing. That's how much time you're missing out on by not taking a lunch break and according to Bupa, a staggering 70% of us aren't taking one. We often fall into the trap of working over a lunch break to get ...

The World Wide Wander 2018

One of the best things about the World Wide Wander weekend is that it gives us the opportunity to galvanise our community from all over the world. It reignites conversations and acts as a reminder for people to slow down and escape their normal routine. It’s a 3-day celebration to get Wanderers, ...

Want to find answers? Get outside

On a balmy evening in May I joined seven strangers for a Street Wisdom walk in Dublin. Steve Blank famously said “there are no facts inside the building so get the hell outside”. While he was referring to customer discovery, sometimes when you’re feeling stuck the only thing to do is get out of the office. In ...

The World Wide Wander 2018

We are very excited to announce our second World Wide Wander taking place Friday 14th to Sunday 16th September. This annual event is a chance to bring individuals together from all over the world for a weekend of wandering and wondering. It's a chance to bring our global network together to strengthen communities, find wisdom ...

Ten Reasons to go for a Walk

The pure and simple pleasure derived from going out for a walk is such that it requires no further justification. But should there be any doubt, this book gives us ten reasons – each as convincing as the next. Learning to walk is the primary occupation of the early years of ...

Street Wisdom for Mental Health Awareness Week

An important part of our remit at Street Wisdom is working towards ending the stigma of mental health in the workplace and support companies to deliver mental wellbeing to staff. Increasingly we’re working with companies who really care about mental health and creating a supportive environment for their employees to shine. That’s why this Mental ...

Street Wisdom for young people

In a few weeks time, we’ll have our first Street Wisdom event specifically for young people led by Gail Donnan, a mindfulness practitioner who is well experienced in helping young people adopt mindfulness into their lives. Of course, Street Wisdom is more than just mindfulness - it provides an accessible, free ...

Add a little wonder into your routine

Art Market Street Wisdom in Jersey

“Life is routine and routine is resistance to wonder.” Abraham Joshua Heschel Routine can be brilliant, it helps us get stuff done as efficiently as possible, makes us well prepared for whatever the day might bring and means things run smoothly. It’s especially important during the working week. Life can ...

VIVA Manchester Magazine interview David Pearl

Within busy working lifestyles it’s often difficult to prioritise our physical and mental health; we book in for gym classes that we’re just too tired for after a hectic day, and New Year’s resolutions of less stress and more ‘me time’ seem a distant memory. David Pearl, founder of Street Wisdom, is on hand to ...

Dublin Street Wisdom

At the centre of Street Wisdom lies the idea that every moment is extraordinary and every street is full of inspiration – that there’s no such thing as an ordinary street, just ordinary thinking.

The street’s an empty stage

Last Thursday, I spent three hours exploring the Northern Quarter in Manchester as part of a 'Street Wisdom' event. I had heard about this event whilst booking a place at The Mindful Living Show and booked the morning off work, eager to explore what the streets had to offer me. I resisted my ...

New Year, New Way of Thinking

The new year brings with it high expectations of what we should be giving up or taking up. This pressure often leads to unrealistic ideals of what we should and shouldn't be doing, triggering anxieties and negative thinking to make us feel guilty. The old 'New Year, New You' somewhat suggests that there ...

The Wonder of Walking

The benefits of simply going for a walk can be powerful - taking the time to slow down, to be outside, to reflect - but we rarely take the time to do it.  Going for a walk tends to be saved for picturesque locations on holidays and beaches, but fitting a stroll in to your everyday ...