Five things walking a pilgrimage taught me

Being uncomfortable is OK. When was the last time you were uncomfortable? I’m talking actual physical discomfort, not sadness from a break up or nervousness before an exam or meeting. Chances are if you are a modern, indoors working urbanite like myself you probably have rarely, if ever, experienced it. I hadn’t. Being on pilgrimage taught me that it’s completely OK to be uncomfortable. To be … Continue reading Five things walking a pilgrimage taught me

The happy hormones we get from dirt

When I come upon a tree or a vine with actual fruit on it in the city I get excited. Naturally, I just want to eat the delicious, fresh, found fruit and enjoy the rare delight of being able to pick it myself. Despite the slightly confusing aspect of knowing whether it’s ok to take fruit hanging from a tree that’s half on the footpath … Continue reading The happy hormones we get from dirt

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The dangerous pursuit of perfection

We live in a world of continual comparison and pressure to be different, special and successful. The Western world sits pretty on its foundations of individuality, competition and relentless growth and without knowing it, the young are exposed to all kinds of subtle pressure to perform or shall we say outperform, those around them. The New York Times recently covered a story on the alarming … Continue reading The dangerous pursuit of perfection