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Posts tagged "zen"

Weekly Challenge #23: mental photography

Mental Photography is the second of the two new challenges I’m undertaking this week. As with the brain training Memory Challenge, it has to do with improving brain function through precise, active use of the old grey cells. I’ll definitely be more brainy by the end of the week…if that’s even possible What is Mental...
Listen, and the world begins to makes sense

Listen, and the world begins to makes sense

Listen. Stop. Close your eyes, then really listen. Now rinse and repeat for at least 10 minutes every day. I carried out this simple listening exercise for one week, and now I’m in love with listening. Here’s why… Breathing and listening Since investing some time in exploring a little zen breath meditation, inspired by this...

Weekly Challenge #13: listen

Since arriving in Costa Rica a couple of weeks ago I’ve been struck by the rich array of sounds that greet your ears at all times of day and night. Dawn chorus is more like a dawn disco for the wildlife, locals start noisily at daybreak, and the weather can be thunderously loud. This week,...
Turtle conservation in Costa Rica: escapism at its best

Turtle conservation in Costa Rica: escapism at its best

Turtle conservation in Costa Rica. Yes, I have saved leatherback turtles. Now this is the kind of week I had in mind when My Year In Flux began and I took the decision to undertake a new challenge every seven days, journeying to a remote, electricity-free (sounds as good as fat-free, doesn’t it?!) corner of...

Weekly Challenge #9: meditation

Have you ever wanted to just stop? I mean, really stop, set everything aside and just have a breather? In the first two months of My Year In Flux, I expected to steadily recover from the stress of work and London life and emerge a more serene human being. Instead, I’ve racked up several thousand...