Have you tried coaching while walking? ‘Invigorating’, ‘Inspiring’, ‘Great for shifting perspective and getting unstuck!’ These are some of the reflections on coaching walking made by a crowd of AoEC coaching graduates who joined me last week to walk and talk while connecting with each other and London. Remarkably, after a spate of cold, rainy, … Are you a coach that works while walking? (And what about the weather?)Read More »
Do you find that going for a walk makes you feel good, clears your head and helps you solve problems? Walking has so many benefits. There is increasing scientific evidence that walking supports our physical and mental health, as well as our ability to think positively and creatively. Combined with coaching, walking becomes a powerful … Why Coaching While Walking?Read More »
Exhibition and workshops in Stroud I am showing work here alongside Walking the Land artists and offering a short textual intervention with the Space, Place, Practice research group. We give the idea of enchantment ‘a good frisk’, according to one … Continue reading →
' Home coming', 2018I will be joining a fab collection with eighteen wonderful artists at CabinetI'm so delighted to be a part of this collection as it has given me the opportunity to consider how to display my work connecting weaving, ...
My productivity has diminished lately, partly because it’s that time of the semester when other tasks, like marking, take up much of my time, and partly because it’s that time of the winter when I’m particularly exhausted and anxious for spring to arrive. The winters here are long, and this one has been very cold, […]
We need to fail in order to learn. Failure is part of trying new things and moving forward. But how comfortable do we feel talking about and sharing our failures? We (Professor Susannah Quinsee and I) made this the theme of our SEDA conference walk in November: Walking as a tool for reflective practice. Delegates … Walking to reflect on failureRead More »
My essay reflecting on my 250-kilometre walk to Wood Mountain in honour of poet Andrew Suknaski has been published in the International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage. It’s available for download here.
I wasn’t planning on reading this one–yes, I’ve strayed from my list again–but Tim Cresswell referred to it in his book on place, and I realized that there’s a connection between walking and transgression. When I was walking to Wood Mountain last summer, the looks I usually got from passing motorists—their facial expressions typically registered […]
“Sumak Kawsay” * A photo diary with a few words about our walk for Terminalia. VaraThis walk is now recorded through knotted ropes attached to a Vara. It's title: ‘Sumak Kawsay’.A Walk for Terminalia on Saturday February 23rd with Threa...
A Walk for Terminalia with Thread and Word. 23/02/2019 (for more about this walk please see previous blog postings.)‘sumak kawsay’*This photo taken at Reculver , during a walk on Wednesday. A PlaylistWoody Guthrie - Waiting at the Gate : yout...
I do this. I take teams and individuals for coaching walks in green urban areas, aka parks. I do this to help teams think clearly, bond, feel good but mostly to help them manage the change they’re experiencing. UX teams are great to work with. They are often not only undergoing constant changes in their work, they … Developing UX Teams: It’s a Walk in the ParkRead More »
Resilience is one of those terms that is often used and something we’re urged to have. But what is it actually? We may associate it with mental toughness or grit, bouncing back or the ability to just keep going. Resilience Engine describes resilience as our capacity to change. It’s a positive state that is resourceful, adaptable and … Resilience. What is it and why would we want it?Read More »
A Walk for Terminalia with Thread and Word - Some context for our walk .This walk takes place February 23rd in Seasalter, on the Kent Coast.http://terminaliafestival.org you can check the festival out and find us under events.IntiAs I prepare for ...
A walk for Terminalia with Thread and Word.On February 23rd in Seasalter, on the Kent Coast.http://terminaliafestival.org you can check the festival out and find us under events.By way of an explanation, we will be celebrating Terminalia with Thre...
You might be surprised to read this—at least as surprised as I am writing it—but while I was reading Ways of Walking: Ethnography and Practice on Foot, a collection of anthropological essays on walking edited by Tim Ingold and Jo Lee Vergunst, I realized for the first time just how rich the subject of walking […]
Team Development Days are valuable. They are an opportunity to get your team feeling connected, motivated and energised. A chance to step back and review how your team works ready to make improvements and implement new ideas. An ideal way to clarify the team vision and draw up a plan of action. To make this … 9 Steps to Plan a Development Day Your Team Will Actually Look forward ToRead More »
Yesterday I started reading a collection of essays edited by Tim Ingold and Jo Lee Vergunst on walking, but I got sidetracked by a reference to this essay in that book’s introduction. Why not turn to that essay, I asked myself, before carrying on with the book? And so here I am, quickly writing a […]
--> Snow walkBright low sun; dark shadows stretch out crisscrossing the fields. I’ve walked here many times but the snow brings a freshness to the eye.In snow you walk differently, pushing feet into soft snow, a dulled muffled crunching underneath, dragging up snow to expose fresh grass and earth. It’s harder work. Today's must be four to five inches deep; deeper where the wind has banked up the snow against hedges in small mounds. Shall I follow other foot-printed paths ...
I was having trouble deciding what to begin reading this afternoon. I know what I ought to start to read—something difficult and philosophical and theoretical—but I’m not really in the mood for another book. There was one article left in the “general theory and methodology” section of my reading list, and I decided to […]
So, it’s clear that cognitive science isn’t the place to find a language that will help me write about the experience of walking. What else can I try? What about phenomenology? Yesterday, I started reading Sara Ahmed’s Queer Phenomenology, and it seems promising, but a quick Google search turned up a phenomenological study of long […]