Rose chafer beetle

30 Days Wild: Days 9 to 20 – struggles to maintain momentum

Maintain momentum I made a commitment to complete 30 Days Wild and that’s what I’m going to do. For me, a key part of the scheme is to get oneself into the habit of connecting to nature daily. However, when it’s a conscious thing to do initially, you have to maintain momentum to get that … Continue reading 30 Days Wild: Days 9 to 20 – struggles to maintain momentum

The Five Ways to Wellbeing: how to feel good and function well

Wellbeing is multifaceted Looking after ourselves and our families isn’t always easy. Some days doing things that normally make us feel better just don’t work. Our wellbeing is a multi-faceted aspect of our overall health, which is shaped during our development in the womb, our social and physical environments, and can fluctuate on a daily … Continue reading The Five Ways to Wellbeing: how to feel good and function well

Archie enjoying nature views at Tyntesfield

30 Days Wild, Days 3 to 8: our family focus on wellbeing

Delightful British summer Well! What weather we’ve had this week… Not exactly the delightful British summer we always hope for, but then we’ve had some amazing days in the last couple of months. When the weather turns bad, it can be hard to think of ways to connect with nature when you have a young … Continue reading 30 Days Wild, Days 3 to 8: our family focus on wellbeing

Nature improves our health and wellbeing: Part 2

Simple ways to enhance health and wellbeing In Part 1, I introduced the wide range of scientific evidence proving that nature connection improves our health and wellbeing. Here in Part 2, I highlight some interesting facts we now know about how this happens. All studies referred to below are cited in The Wildlife Trusts' report, … Continue reading Nature improves our health and wellbeing: Part 2

30 Days Wild, run by The Wildlife Trusts

Taking part in 30 Days Wild 2017

Wild Happy Well is taking part in 30 Days Wild! The Wild Happy Well family is taking part in 30 Days Wild! Here on the blog I’ll be writing about our wild adventures – our Random Acts of Wildness – and how I think it’s improving our nature connection. See Part 1 of my post … Continue reading Taking part in 30 Days Wild 2017

Cycling forest trails is a great way to get your green exercise

Nature improves our health and wellbeing: Part 1

Nature for better health and wellbeing Being in nature helps us feel good. Recently there's been a surge in interest in how the natural world positively impacts on human health and wellbeing. This includes the physical components of the world around us (forests, hills, rivers, etc.) and biodiversity - the plants and animals that live … Continue reading Nature improves our health and wellbeing: Part 1

Garden shame: the reality of home improvements on a budget

As I mention in my About page, my garden will feature on the Wild Happy Well blog. I've put off writing about it for a little while as, to be honest, I'm a bit ashamed of it... Our garden is not the blissful natural space I hope for it to be someday. Here, I open … Continue reading Garden shame: the reality of home improvements on a budget