Episode 2

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Published on:

2nd Nov 2019

Just walk it off

What happened to the lean, healthy and balanced humans that walked the plains of Africa? Why do we now spend so much time and effort trying to get balanced? And most of all, could we just simply walk it all off?

Considered, thoughtful and challenging - JJ (Johnathan Jones) is a Pilates instructor, a Yoga teacher and I'd call him a lifelong minimalist. We explore his youth in the UK, the back injury which led him to Pilates and later Yoga, the value of walking, the joy of downsizing your stuff and most importantly, how a perfectly sane chap and his cat ended up living in a van.

Topics include; Back pain, depression, mindfulness, Pilates, Yoga, walking, barefoot shoes, Brexit, meditation, van life and spirituality in the modern world.

Show mentions;

- This song on Spotify

- Barefoot shoes and their benefits (BeLenka, Vivo barefoot, Lems, Feelgrounds)

- The Tiny house movement

- Ford Transit vans, Toyota Previa/Tarago vans

- Book: Ekhart Tolle - The power of now

- Author: Sam Harris

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About the Podcast

Gone Workabout
People that move talk about the things that matter most
People that move talk about the things that matter most. Host Oliver Happy talks to interesting people from around the world. They each share their journey and talk about the things that matter most.

Originally from Aotearoa (New Zealand), Oliver has lived overseas for 17 years and counting, including a decade in Australia. Now based in the UK, the experience of moving and an interest in diverse walks of life form running themes.

Topics include: Travel, moving country for work, work-life balance, health and wellbeing, mindfulness, meditation, barefoot running, starting a business, ethical living, life during lockdown and why Kangaroos can't walk backwards.
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