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 ...

See the beauty in everything

People who come on Street Wisdom events are often surprised at seeing their everyday environment in a whole new light. Whether it’s noticing something they hadn’t seen before or seeing their surroundings in a more positive light. There is often a shift in their thinking. One of the tune-ups involves trying to ...

Blue Sky Thinking in Frome

Street Wisdom taught me I don't have to disappear into the wilderness for a four-day vision quest, steam away in countless sweat lodges or go on an arduous pilgrimage to Greece to try and discover my real work in the world. I began to unravel the answers, the clues, the pointers in the ...

What haven’t you noticed?

Amsterdam

“I’ve worked around here for 20 years and never noticed that building before”   One of the wanderers from an event last week was amazed to notice things she walks past every day but had never paid attention to before. You spend a lot of time in one place but ...

Step away from your smartphone…

London Underground is a scary place to be at rush hour. Not least because of the volume of people or being 40 meters underground but because of the zombifying effect it can have on people… In his book Wake Up! Chris Barez-Brown says we spend 80% of our waking days on ...

Get out of the boardroom, get on to the streets

Why you should be taking your meetings outside... Walking meetings are increasingly popular and it’s easy to see why. Most of us are parked at our desks for the majority of the day in the hope of maximising productivity. But, more often than not, it’s having the opposite effect. There are lots of benefits ...

Try a new approach to problem-solving

Problem-solving is something we all do on a daily basis - whether it’s in the office, the supermarket or at home and it is an important skill to master. From a young age, we have to make decisions and figure out how best to make them. So how do you tend to go about solving problems? We ...

How Street Wisdom is good for mental wellbeing

Street Wisdom is a simple but powerful way of using your everyday environment to find answers and inspiration. It’s also the perfect way to find calm and focus on the busy urban streets. It’s a guided walking mindfulness experience and the perfect antidote if you’re feeling stressed, overwhelmed or just a little stuck… <p ...

Stories from Frome

This a collection of stories from the Street Wisdom event held in Frome, Somerset as part of the World Wide Wander led by RSA Fellow, Brett Sadler. Firstly, thank you again for this interesting experience. I'm still pondering on it and expect that its full impact will unfold over time. It's certainly ...