Mindfulness Without Compassion

As I discussed in my last blog entry, this year I am focusing on being nice to people, being kinder and more compassionate to everyone and cultivate Metta (a Pali word for benevolence, friendship, etc often used in Buddhism). When asked by a friend recently why I have decided to spend time practicing being nice [...] Read more »

Slow Life Lessons From Jason Statham?

Who would have thought that Jason Statham would be an advocate for the Slow Movement? Yet, I was perusing Youtube the other day, watching TED talks and School of Life videos (is it procrastination when it is educational?) and I stumbled across these old adverts from 2003 where Jason Statham, before he became the massive [...] Read more »

i-Matter

Staying in the literary theme I started last entry with my celebration of Ulysses, Tracy Sohl, a long time reader of this blog and all round lovely person has written a little book called i-Matter, and she kindly sent me a copy. And I really love it! Lets begin with the title, i-Matter is short [...] Read more »

Slow Parenting – A Flaneur’s Guide To Being a Dad (or Mum)

(NOTE TO TEXT: I am very tired. So some if this is a bit garbled, some is terrible English and there is no doubt that there will be more mistakes than usual.) Well, my already slow blogging activities have been curtailed a a little more recently as three months ago my wife and I had [...] Read more »