Category Archives: wellbeing

nature awareness – audio recordings

I’ve been recording mindful observations of nature in various places around Scotland – I hope you find them interesting/inspiring/relaxing. This first one was broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland ‘Sunday Morning With’ programme on Easter Sunday  – the introduction went as … Continue reading

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living in dynamic harmony with nature

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Just published a blog on this topic for The Nature of Business, in preparation for an experiential workshop on ‘Daoism, mindfulness and connecting with nature through physical practice’ that I am running this weekend at Edge of The Wild annual UK … Continue reading

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3-day Mindfulness nature retreats

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  In need of rejuvenation and reconnection? Back by popular demand! I am running 3-day residential mindfulness nature retreats for 4-6 people over the summer period. The retreats are taking place in the Lake District and Forest of Bowland. The … Continue reading

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on mindfulness: the breath is your friend

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I’ve been practising mindfulness meditation in various forms for over 7 years, but in the past few months it’s become much more of a central feature in my work and PhD research. It’s like all roads are leading in this … Continue reading

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pro-environmental values in the arts sector

I’ve just written a blog for Mission Models Money re.think project on new insights into the potential for pro-environmental behaviour in the arts sector, that I’ve gained from re-visiting a research project I did a couple years ago on 21st century competencies, … Continue reading

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A new type of local economy

I’m working on a research project with Transition Network to assess the potential value of a new type of local economy in Manchester (I’ll write more about this soon). Transition is an initiative that supports community-led responses to climate change, peak oil and … Continue reading

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Thriving at work

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Health & wellbeing and happiness seem to be high on the political agenda at the moment. Here’s my take on it. Thriving in the 21st century Throughout 2009 and into 2010 I worked on a project researching competencies for thriving … Continue reading

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