Why phenol fasting could take you to the next level

Fish have to keep swimming to move water through their gills so they can get oxygen. Life’s a little like that. You might find a good formula that works well, but if you’re not interested in finding ways to make it even better, then something is lost. We have to keep moving forward, even if … Continue reading Why phenol fasting could take you to the next level

WHAT FOLLOWS FLOW? THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FLOW AND MINDFULNESS, AND HOW THEY CAN COMPLEMENT EACH OTHER

I’ve discovered that I can get into a pretty deep Flow State through writing, if it’s a topic that motivates me and interests me and if I am “on to something” and it gives me scope to use my intellectual capacities to the full, in other words, high challenge matched by high skill. A short … Continue reading WHAT FOLLOWS FLOW? THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FLOW AND MINDFULNESS, AND HOW THEY CAN COMPLEMENT EACH OTHER

A Weekly Cycle to Mend the Biggest Mismatch between the Hunter Gather Within and the Modern Self Without

The music says “Jump!” And your fasting-upregulated stress response says “How high?” And if it’s Uplifting Trance the music comes back with ‘Very high indeed.’ And your up-regulated stress response and reward system say “No problem!” If you were to ask me what the most significant gaps are between the Hunter Gatherer Within and the … Continue reading A Weekly Cycle to Mend the Biggest Mismatch between the Hunter Gather Within and the Modern Self Without

Mending the mismatch between hardwiring and lifestyle: Acknowledging the Hunter Gatherer Within

Our ancestors started evolving towards becoming bipedal a long time ago – a date of around five million years ago is often given - and by around two million years ago (based on what I just Googled) they were fully bipedal. We had long since come down from the trees and were evolving for a … Continue reading Mending the mismatch between hardwiring and lifestyle: Acknowledging the Hunter Gatherer Within

A Trance-Dance Process to Revamp Self-Image

Attaining that state of fluidity where your default patterns of thought and normal self-image is put to one side can assist with shifts of self-image as you return. It gives you a space to consciously recraft your self-image. And that’s a good idea, because a great deal flows from your self-image. Mood, for example, is … Continue reading A Trance-Dance Process to Revamp Self-Image

Celebration, Trance, Healing and a Chocolate Prayer

There is a clear connection between 'frisson' and grateful, celebratory anticipation of the gifts of life, of providence. So much so, that you can use anticipation for and celebratory gratitude for, say, delicious chocolate to help take your trance-joy into the stratosphere, when combining it with Uplifting Trance music and doing it at the end … Continue reading Celebration, Trance, Healing and a Chocolate Prayer

The Friendly Twenties

The term ‘baked in’ has taken on some grim connotations recently, being used to convey the idea that a certain number of deaths will follow on from a certain number of current cases, but with vaccines being rolled out, even as case numbers spiral out of control, an end to the pandemic is now also … Continue reading The Friendly Twenties

“Please May I Get Down Now?” Are our post-Victorian postprandial posture rules actually barbaric?

“How can you have a decent chinwag about art or poetry when all your nervous system really wants is to activate either the Fight response (squaring up to your fellow diners and threatening to clobber them over the head with a stick) or the Flight response (getting down from the table in a hurry and … Continue reading “Please May I Get Down Now?” Are our post-Victorian postprandial posture rules actually barbaric?

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Winter?

“The pandemic led to the realisation that if everyone went into work as normal, commuting into the office, there would be a lot of unnecessary and untimely death. The point I want to make here is that, well, that was already the case, before the pandemic.” There’s a feeling that comes over us in Summer … Continue reading How Do You Solve a Problem Like Winter?

Healthy Longevity: When the Hare beats the Tortoise…

Cultural ideas get passed on successfully from generation to generation based on a number of different factors. Folk wisdom may sometimes represent that fact that "there's something in it," while on other occasions it could be down to rhetoric. Rhetoric is described as the art of persuasion but it many ways it's the art of … Continue reading Healthy Longevity: When the Hare beats the Tortoise…