At Walking Pace is a reaction to some of the issues that make life a challenge in the 21st Century. As time has gone by we have become less well, more stressed and less likely to enjoy life. This is despite many of us being materially better off and having technology do much of the traditionally hard work for us.
In fact, it appears that as life has become less challenging physically and intellectually we have ended up more stressed and miserable: not a good state of affairs.
As a long-term walker and problem-solver I started to think about the formula for not just a healthier life but also a happier one – not pretending to be happier but actually enjoying life. The solution I found is based on three principles: walking and moving more, ‘Lo-Fi living’ (a simpler life with more use of human skills and effort) and talking with others to discover pragmatic and creative solutions.
In 2020 I wrote ‘At Walking Pace’, a book that celebrates walking: the way that walking has inspired creative thinkers and assisted humanity since evolution, the benefits that walking brings to wellbeing, creativity, work performance and resilience. In a year dominated globally by Covid-19 people everywhere took to walking in droves. ‘At Walking Pace’ aims to inform and continue to inspire these new walkers as well as existing ones.
At Walking Pace now offers ‘Waas’ Walking as a service! So we run sessions for people to discover resilience, creativity and solve problems using walking. In addition I work with individuals as a personal strategy coach.