9 min read · 2021-01-18 · Has the novelty of a prescribed stroll long since worn off? From tracking animals to uncovering hidden history, here’s how to discover a new world in your neighbourhood
Being mindful, says Strauss, “just means to be present, focused and aware of your internal and external landscapes in any given moment. When we bring mindfulness into the equation, we take everything up a notch in terms of benefits. We know that mindfulness can slow our heart rate and reduce anxiety and depression.” When we are mindful during exercise, our workout is more effective
1 min read · 2020-10-28 · When Pop Up Magazine thought about the kinds of stories they wanted to make for their Fall Issue, they knew they wanted to make things that were interactive. That compelled listeners to do something……
6 min read · From 2019 · Never mind a runner's high — the buzz some people say they get after a run. Neuroscientist Benedict Kolber was more interested in how to generate pain relief via a brisk walk. It can really work.
8 min read · 2021-12-21 · by Katie Poore “How will you defend yourself?” It was one of the first questions my oldest brother asked me on the phone several months ago, along with: “Do you have a knife? Do you know how to use…
3 min read · 2021-12-21 · “There is nothing more revealing than to see a thinking person walking, just as there is nothing more revealing than to see a walking person thinking… Walking and thinking are in a perp…
To hold up a mirror to oneself is to become both the looking-glass and the eye doing the looking — a sort of infinite Borgesian mirror of self-reflection reflecting itself
8 min read · 2021-12-21 · Eric Ravilious, Chalk Paths Paths that cross Will cross again – Patti Smith Another brilliant series of essays this week on Radio 3’s The Essay in which Robert Macfarlane, author of The…
6 min read · 2021-12-21 · “I walk because, somehow, it’s like reading. You’re privy to these lives and conversations that have nothing to do with yours, but you can eavesdrop on them. Sometimes it’s overcrowded; somet…
the flâneur understands the city as few of its inhabitants do, for he has memorised it with his feet. Every corner, alleyway and stairway has the ability to plunge him into rêverie. What happened here? Who passed by here? What does this place mean? The flâneur, attuned to the chords that vibrate throughout his city, knows without knowing.