Instincts Aren't Only Helpful For Animals

Why do birds fly south? How do they know how to do it? Why does a bear know how to hibernate? Or a caterpillar know to spin it’s cocoon? All these actions by animals are instinctual. They’re naturally instinctual creatures - as are we. But humans have become removed from our instincts. We have become far more trusting and reliant on external forces than those that we feel.

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Ollie NeveuAnimal Wisdom
Red Kite Hawk Wisdom + Leonardo DiCaprio

It’s been two weeks since Team Neveu packed up, left the big smoke (aka London) and set up camp in a sweet cottage, nestled amongst rolling countryside in Hertfordshire. We’re slowly settling in, finding our roots and figuring out where the best sun spots are for snoozing in. I have many tales I could tell about our move - it was eventful to say the least (no hot water or heating in the middle of winter!). But I wanted to share a story about animal wisdom and an urgent message about...

 

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Ollie Neveu
Are You Taking Life Too Seriously?

Do you ever get caught in the trap of taking life too seriously? After I had a life changing moment at just 22 years old, from ignoring what my heart truly wanted, I swore to throw away my five year plans and stop taking life so damn seriously. To be more carefree, and joyful and trusting – like my furry gurus taught me. But last week I found myself in a familiar but dreaded hole. I had somehow got sucked back into Serious City and it was not a pleasant trip. This past weekend was...

 

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Ollie Neveu
Toad Wisdom - Relying On Inner Strength

One of my favourite things about our new apartment is the big south facing window that overlooks the communal garden. At one point in time, someone put a lot of care and attention into making this a magnificent space with beehives, water features that cascade into a pond and a dedicated bird feeder area. However, over time the garden has become neglected and nature has taken over – making it into a small patch of wilderness in North London. The garden attracts lots of wildlife, and I have spent the past...

 

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Ollie Neveu
4 Ways Dogs Create Community

I have now been a proud card carrying member of the canine human-mama club for over two years, and it’s completely changed my life. Asides from the daily exercise, unconditional love and super fun play times – there is an amazing thing that happens when you bring a dog into your life… Dogs create community. Once you have entered the world of dog companionship, you will find a strange thing starts occurring. Random people on the street will start talking to you. Or to your...

 

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I Ignored My Body. Here's How I'm Getting Back to Wellness

So this post is a bit of a confession and a cautionary tale about what can happen when we ignore our body, and how to get back on the path to wellness. This past weekend, while celebrating a very belated honeymoon in Paris with my husband, I ignored my body and now I am paying the price. They say Paris in the rain in beautiful. Perhaps this is true. But I have no other frame of reference. I have only seen it that way. The days we spent in The City of Lights was rain soaked and freezing. A...

 

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