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 ...

Connecting through Mindfulness

This was our second Street Wisdom event and as always it was thoroughly enjoyed by me, as the host, and the guests. I picked a weekday this time and we didn't have as many participants as on a weekend but it was Market Day in our small town and it gave a whole new dimension ...

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 ...

A little bit of magic created in Oxford….

The second Sunday in January is a perfect time for Street Wisdom - the streets are empty, our January diaries have space as they recover from December, it is the day before the infamous BLUE MONDAY (Copyright some PR company somewhere) and more than anything we are still mindful of our hopes and dreams for the ...

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.

International Serendipity Day

Happy International Serendipity Day! Street Wisdom facilitator Philip Cowell suggests January 28th be considered the new worldwide anniversary of happy and unexpected discoveries. Answers are everywhere – you just need to slow down and tune in to notice them. And not just notice them – enjoy them, listen to ...

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 Discoveries in Borough Market

Hosting the second, ‘New Year, New You’ Street Wisdom Walk in Borough Market on Friday 12th Jan, I was joined by a fabulous group of six, who brought along a really wonderful range of questions. Two antipodean friends, working in London on short-term visas, wanted to know if London ...

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 ...

WIN! A PAIR OF TICKETS TO THE MINDFUL LIVING SHOW.

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After a successful run in London this summer, our partners in mindfulness are hosting their first ever show in Manchester on February 2nd and 3rd, 2018. And they’d love YOU to join them! Learn more about the benefits and practice of mindfulness and meditation with a range of inspiring expert speakers, interactive panels and tips from some ...

Street Wisdom one-on-one

After a break from Street Wisdom, I was really keen to get back into it - and see who would come to a Street Wisdom session with only a few days' notice. The reason was also this: Street Wisdom is a practice for the self as much as it for others; so if no one ...

Mindfulness in one of Britain’s smallest cities

I run a Wellbeing Centre and Training School in Ripon in North Yorkshire and I decided to run a Street Wisdom event. As a Mindfulness practitioner, my working week is full seeing clients who experience anxiety, panic, low mood, insomnia etc. Street Wisdom makes accessing Mindfulness techniques accessible, for free. Twelve people booked onto the event ...

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 ...