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 ...

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 ...

Finding strength in Mexico City

Some weeks ago, I ran a Street Wisdom event in Mexico City. This was part of the World Wide Wander, which involved over 30 Street Wisdom events taking place all over the world. It was a cold and rainy Saturday morning at Parque España, Colonia Condesa. The attendees, all mothers, were ...

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 ...

Finding answers in Vidracco

Vidracco is a very small village, located at the entrance of Valchiusella, in the foothills of the Italian Alps. It has a long history: from its time as a Celtic settlement to becoming the seat of the Temples of Humankind, the underground work of art hidden in the mountain behind the village. The ...

Meeting Street Wisdom

I had never heard about Street Wisdom, until the day I got a message about an event in Vela Luka, a small town on the island of Korčula, Croatia.  I knew straight away, I must be there! The day was warm but clouds threatened rain. So, I prepared myself and went along to the event. When ...

Notting Hill: Connections and Reconnections

The showers stopped and the sun was out for our wanderings in Notting Hill on Saturday 9th September.  Even before participants had arrived, I was making new and interesting connections, not least with Ada of The Tabernacle, who was making me a peppermint tea.  Our conversation started with my necklace, moved on to the Circle ...

Respuestas encriptadas

Comencé mi preparación para facilitar Street Wisdom en Bilbao con un helado para activar mi sentido del gusto, sentido al que no le suelo prestar la atención que merece. El helado no sólo activó mi sentido del gusto, sino también la vista a través de los ...

Deshaciendo las barreras de la integración

Como extranjera en Londres, Street Wisdom me ha ayudado a conectar con la ciudad, a dejar de verla como un lugar extraño en el que he establecido mi residencia, y verla como parte de mi hogar. Por ello decidí que para la World Wide Wander facilitaría un Street Wisdom en Español, con la intención de ...

A Street Wisdom Wander in Borough Market

A Street Wisdom Wander in Borough Market.  8th September 2017. Despite the rather damp weather on this Friday morning, we still had nine intrepid and inquisitive wanderers gather together, at one of the entrances to Borough Market, London. This is the third time I have run a ...

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 ...

Sofia: Dialogue with the city

We had a great #WorldWideWander day in Sofia, Bulgaria on September 10, 2017 with 18 participants, excellent weather and feeling of Sunday timelessness.   Gayane Minassian:"Street Wisdom and #WorldWideWander 2017 in Sofia was a magical and surprisingly rich experience. I literally “met” the answers to my questions (two questions initially and a third was added on the ...

An (almost) flying wander.

It was cold, grey and very windy in Farringdon, the normally busy rail hub was having a peaceful day - thanks to multiple engineering works, and my trusty Street Wisdom umbrella wanted to begin a flying wander before my intrepid participants could find their way to our meeting point. Clerkenwell is one of the oldest ...