Street Wisdom with Fear Hack

Fear Hack - Feb 2019Street Wisdom is particularly powerful when the question being asked of the streets is crystal clear: the clearer the question, the clearer the answers. We encourage people to say their question out loud and make it super simple, taking away any jargon.  A group with a collective, clear ...

Dublin Street Wisdom 2019

Street Wisdom is a social enterprise with a mission to bring inspiration to every street on earth. It’s a form of 'walking-based problem solving' – ask a question, walk the streets, unlock fresh thinking and see what answers present themselves.

Finding connection in Cirencester

Recurring numbers, affirmations, questions which arose from questions, food for thought and a wonderful poem… These were a handful of things which came out of our latest Street Wisdom event in Cirencester on January 27 2019. Whether you find an answer to your question, or whether you even have a question ...

Walking is… spacewalking

During the first hour of the free three-hour Street Wisdom walkshop, we tune up our senses. It helps you re-see the world around you with fresh eyes. Fresh everything really – being a body involves all 33 senses (as neuroscience now suggests there are). One of the tune ...

Nothing to fear but fear itself

Although I've run several Street Wisdom events, I've not yet facilitated one with a specific focus. So it was interesting to go along to the event this week run by Hilary Gallo. We started with a discussion on fear and then approached the Fear Wall to write up our particular fears. The two that ...

Finding the courage to ask for answers

Personally, I found the exercise surprisingly effective. I analyse processes and plans for a living - I am always thinking things through. But I don't consider my own navel very often and the question I chose to explore - "Why am I procrastinating on this spreadsheet?" is not a question I would ask often or ...

Creative Writing Wisdom

She scanned the middle distance. Her compass turning her towards the islands. A long view dotted with curves and lines. While others reached for the far horizon, or climbed familiar ropes and ladders, she looked for shapes she might interpret. Her eyes came to rest on the wreck. A ship out of water, grounded, frozen in ...

Walking is… giving

Something I love about Street Wisdom is the spirit of generosity at its heart. It’s free. No-one’s paying and no-one’s getting paid. Participants are invited to “pay attention”, not fees, but even attention here is less about paying something and more about giving everything. Before Christmas I was inspired by ...

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 ...

Walking is… protest

I have just got home from a protest march. While I was there, I realised that – in a way – we were all on a giant Street Wisdom. Here’s what I mean: First, we tuned in. Even though it was a “march”, we did not get walking for ...

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, ...

The Street doesn’t matter!

Sometimes people think that to get a good Street Wisdom experience you need to do it in a location that has beautiful buildings and plenty going on. I can understand why they think that but I know from experience that it just isn’t true. Over the past 13 months I’ve been part of or delivered four ...

Riddle’s Close

I am the place within nobody’s aim, except today when they wander in, all different yet somehow the same. A quiet space at the end of a dark gloomy lane, a gate half closed, neither inviting nor advertising, nor calling your name. Hidden in time waiting for your world weary frame, for the unveiling, the descaling, the ...

Walking is… time

This’ll blow your socks off: time passes more slowly for your feet than it does for your head! I read this recently in Carlo Rovelli’s timely new book, The Order of Time: “If our feet adhere to the pavement, it is because our whole body inclines naturally to where time runs more ...

Still Sille

I wondered why I was hesitating to write something about the glorious Sille Lundquist, a dear Street Wisdom friend who passed away in January.  And then I received a shared email from her "fan club" (thank you HeartSpace) letting me know yesterday would have been her birthday.   It’s so much more lifeful to mark ...

Walking is… waiting

Someone clever has worked out that we spend, on average, five years of our lives waiting. That’s five years of waiting in queues, at traffic lights, for friends to turn up... Dare I say it: five years of waiting for something to happen. The extraordinary larger-than-life photograph above (it’s almost two ...

Soul Wisdom

‘I was looking at a screen for fourteen hours a day and I realised I couldn’t remember the last time I saw a star. Our eyes aren’t meant to look at screens, we’re meant to look at the stars.’ This was the start of my drive to host the Street Wisdom event in Glasgow. Like a ...