International Serendipity Day

Philip CowellUncategorized

Source: Street Wisdom Happy International Serendipity Day! Street Wisdom facilitator Philip Cowell suggests January 28th be considered the new worldwide anniversary of happy and unexpected discoveries. Answers are everywhere – you just need to slow down and tune in to notice them. And not just notice them – enjoy them, listen to them, wonder what they’re about. Though […] … Read More

The street’s an empty stage

Rachel CrowtherUncategorized

Source: Street Wisdom Last Thursday, I spent three hours exploring the Northern Quarter in Manchester as part of a ‘Street Wisdom‘ event. I had heard about this event whilst booking a place at The Mindful Living Show and booked the morning off work, eager to explore what the streets had to offer me. I resisted my usual urge to read […] … Read More

New Year Discoveries in Borough Market

Nick HammondUncategorized

Source: Street Wisdom Hosting the second, ‘New Year, New You’ Street Wisdom Walk in Borough Market on Friday 12th Jan, I was joined by a fabulous group of six, who brought along a really wonderful range of questions. Two antipodean friends, working in London on short-term visas, wanted to know if London was a place to stay for […] … Read More

Try a creative approach to decision making

Rachel CrowtherUncategorized

Source: Street Wisdom Take a few minutes to answer the following questions and feel free to share your answers in the comments below. 1. When was the last time you did something creative? 2. What is creativity to you? 3. Where do you have your most creative ideas? As “grown-ups” we’re sadly not required to be all that […] … Read More

New Year, New Way of Thinking

Rachel CrowtherUncategorized

Source: Street Wisdom The new year brings with it high expectations of what we should be giving up or taking up. This pressure often leads to unrealistic ideals of what we should and shouldn’t be doing, triggering anxieties and negative thinking to make us feel guilty. The old ‘New Year, New You’ somewhat suggests that there was something wrong […] … Read More

The Wonder of Walking

Rachel CrowtherUncategorized

Source: Street Wisdom The benefits of simply going for a walk can be powerful – taking the time to slow down, to be outside, to reflect – but we rarely take the time to do it.  Going for a walk tends to be saved for picturesque locations on holidays and beaches, but fitting a stroll in to your everyday […] … Read More

A Street Wisdom approach to the festive season

Rachel CrowtherUncategorized

Source: Street Wisdom It’s easy to get wrapped up in the indulgences of the festive season with a week of cheese, wine and Christmas TV Specials. This year, why not use the break to recuperate and be mindful, to start the new year with some clarity and energy rather than feeling a bit foggy…in body and mind. Here […] … Read More

The Senses by Pietro Spadafora from the School for Communication Arts

Rachel CrowtherFeatured, School of Communication Arts, Uncategorized

Source: Street Wisdom This morning I was wondering if my first “Street Wisdom” experience can improve me as a street photographer. The two activities resemble in many ways. They both put me into a state of meditation but the day spent with David Pearl (doing Street Wisdom) has additionally been constructive and has helped me to shed light […] … Read More

See the beauty in everything

Rachel CrowtherUncategorized

Source: Street Wisdom People who come on Street Wisdom events are often surprised at seeing their everyday environment in a whole new light. Whether it’s noticing something they hadn’t seen before or seeing their surroundings in a more positive light. There is often a shift in their thinking. One of the tune-ups involves trying to see the beauty […] … Read More

Blue Sky Thinking in Frome

Rachel CrowtherUncategorized

Source: Street Wisdom Street Wisdom taught me I don’t have to disappear into the wilderness for a four-day vision quest, steam away in countless sweat lodges or go on an arduous pilgrimage to Greece to try and discover my real work in the world. I began to unravel the answers, the clues, the pointers in the very prosaic […] … Read More