Do you want a short, lively hit of walking wonder? These TED talks extol the many virtues of walking from a variety of aspects. Walking is free, can be done wherever you are and could literally change your life… Do you want to have more energy, better memory, improved mood and increased focus and attention? … Wonders of Walking Through TED TalksRead More »
Walking is not just a pastime or mode of transport in London – it’s a whole way of being, looking at and interacting with the city. As a walking enthusiast and advocate, I’ve had the pleasure of connecting up with some fantastic movements and groups that have the art, science or wonder of urban walking … Walking MovementsRead More »
The sun shone for our final Self-Boss Networking Walk. It was a moving, bonding and uplifting experience. We enjoyed the park at its colourful, green, blue skied, creative finest. Conversation traversed cycling, walking art, Brexit, secondary schools, the National Park City movement and all manner of subjects, but was held together by a core exploration … Self-Boss Networking Walk – Letting GoRead More »
We walked in all weathers and all seasons. We walked with people engaged in all sorts of businesses and explored many routes through the Olympic Park. Above all, we connected with each other. We networked in an uplifting, different way and took time out to reflect on our work and how we work. This has … A Year of Self-Boss Networking WalksRead More »
This month’s Self-Boss Networking Walk explored the importance of rest and wellbeing. When we work for ourselves we are our business. That is, without us there is no business. Consequently attending to our own wellbeing becomes as fundamental as any other business process. I believe very strongly that work and wellbeing are not opposing forces. … Why Rest is my Current Business GoalRead More »
“The walk allowed me to make meaningful connections, share personal and business challenges and gain some fresh perspective. All within a beautiful setting that promoted clear thinking and new ideas to flourish. I just loved this experience of fresh air networking. This is networking made easy (even for shy people as one only needs to talk to … Self-Boss Networking Walk – WellbeingRead More »
The vibrant banks of flowers and pollinators in the Olympic Park took centre stage for this Self-Boss Networking Walk. The netwalkers engaged with each other and the landscape to reflect on their business and the clients that are at the centre of their work. The colourful flowers acted as a metaphor for the clients we … Self-Boss Networking Walk – ClientsRead More »
Regents Park on a May week day morning Impressions: Green, tame herons, waterfowl, pigeon crowds, moulting geese, bird eating a crab, rose garden in full bloom Question: What is this heron saying? Find out more about Walk Coach Learn events and coachin...
Kew on a May bank holiday Impressions: Pom pom headed aliums, whole variety of pinks and purples, fairy grotto of pink and purple blossom, a spring transformation Question: Purple is the colour of creativity. How does purple make you feel? Find out mo...
Green Park early on a May week day morning Impressions: Flowers, lush greenery, wild meadow, tourists, central London, royal buildings Question: If you are in an office for most of the day, how can you find a few minutes or longer to take a walk and spend some time with summer flowers? Find out more … Finding Time With Flowers in Green ParkRead More »
Kew Bluebells on a May bank holiday Impressions: Magical purple carpet, bluebells, woodland, lush green Question: Close up the blue bells are delicate and intricate, far away they blur into a purple carpet. What are you focusing on and how does refram...
The wall of flowers by the canal in the Olympic Park served as the centrepiece of our walk and discussion during May’s Self-Boss Networking walk. We explored branding in our own business, investigating what we stand for, what we stand against and what we do and don’t do in our work. Slowing down, we used … Self-Boss Networking Walk – BrandingRead More »
The Olympic Park in April is alive with blossom and greenery. The Self-Boss participants drew on this flourishing environment to connect with each other and reflect on growth in our own businesses. We asked what we have been successful developing, how we’ve developed through things going wrong and what support we need to grow our … Self-Boss Networking Walk – GrowthRead More »
We are so busy as we work. Our minds and lives can be so full. Sometimes so full that we feel stressed, overwhelmed and rushed. We have no space to think clearly in order to develop the ideas needed to improve our work life. Perhaps meditation or mindfulness can help. But these practices may seem … How to Turn an Every Day Walk into a Refreshing Micro-RetreatRead More »
After months of cold and rain, the sun is out, flowers are everywhere and greenery is bursting through. Now is a time of growth and development. A time to push, stretch and expand in terms of your own work and professional development. Take a walk with a route that includes lots of new growth, such … April Walking QuestionRead More »
Roehampton University campus early on an April week day morning Impressions: Blossom, daffodils, dandelions, busy swans and geese on the lake, warmth, mild sunshine, campus construction work, sense of calm busyness. Question: With unlimited time and fu...
Barnes Common early on a warm, April week day morning Impressions: Warm, chatty birds, thick, wet mud, thick, dry mud, shoots, greening leaves, insects buzzing, tree bathing. Question: What effect does tree bathing have on you? Find out more about Wa...
Barbican high walks on an April week day lunchtime Impressions: Waving daffodils, bright light, blue white skies, concrete, rectangles, rectangular towers, windows, concrete blocks, glass panes and tiles. Lost above the city, tranquility above the tra...
Greenway on a bright March morning. (The walk that created Yelling Down Drains.) Impressions: We walk the length of the Greenway. Cyclists, walkers, tarmac, street art, graffiti, workmen, Abbey Mills Pumping Station, scent of sewage, strong sunlight. We yell down drains, voices echo, cobwebs, rushing water, smell that gently burns our throats, passerby warns us … Behind the Scenes of Yelling Down DrainsRead More »
The Greenway is an East London cycle and walk way. Except for the occasional waft of scented air, it may not also be obvious that it is also the route of a giant sewer. Look down along the way and you may find a drain to peer into, shout into and produce an echoing yell. … Yelling Down DrainsRead More »