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Getting ready for Parallel London 2017

Parallel London preparation I'm very excited as Wild Happy Well's first event is approaching! I'm taking part in Parallel London 2017 volunteering for Joanna Grace's The Sensory Projects, so my Parallel London preparation is now in full swing! The Sensory Projects combine all of Joanna's activities in creating sensory stories, books, structured sensory art, providing … Continue reading Getting ready for Parallel London 2017

How nature improves wellbeing: using the Five Ways to Wellbeing

How nature improves wellbeing and overall health This is the fourth and final post in my introductory series to how nature improves wellbeing, both mentally and physically. You can read the earlier posts here: part 1, part 2, and part 3. This post explores how nature specifically contributes to wellbeing, when we consider the Five … Continue reading How nature improves wellbeing: using the Five Ways to Wellbeing

Overlooking the sea, Dad and Baby together.

Jacamo cargo shorts for Dad: review for getting out and about with baby in comfort and style

Summer time! Hurray, it's officially summer time - that means Jon's leggies start to appear in daylight after a long winter covered in trousers! (They're not even that pastey, thanks to that bit of Spanish blood he has...) Today's post is exciting for me as it's my first containing 'sponsored' content: today I'm reviewing three … Continue reading Jacamo cargo shorts for Dad: review for getting out and about with baby in comfort and style

30 Days Wild: Days 21 to 30 – baby in hospital

Absence It has been along time since I last posted, I have missed writing. However, as you'll see below, we have had a bit of a tough time and frankly, I have prioritised spending time with our little boy Archie. Sometimes, time and love are the only things you can focus on. In hospital It's … Continue reading 30 Days Wild: Days 21 to 30 – baby in hospital

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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