Using Nature for Wellbeing, Episode 3: Michael VJ Jones

Greetings! Now that we have added to our family with baby number 2 and the newborn fog has lifted (slightly...), I'm back! Welcome to Episode 3 in the Using Nature for Wellbeing series of guest blogs. You can read Episode 1 and Episode 2 by clicking the links. Today's post is contributed by Michael V … Continue reading Using Nature for Wellbeing, Episode 3: Michael VJ Jones

Joanna Grace writes guest blog for nature for wellbeing series

Using Nature for Wellbeing, Episode 2: Joanna Grace

Today I am delighted to share with you episode 2 in the 'Using nature for wellbeing' blog series from my very good friend and constant inspiration, Joanna Grace. Joanna is a sensory engagement and inclusion specialist, author, trainer, TEDx speaker and founder of The Sensory Projects. If you missed the start, you can catch up … Continue reading Using Nature for Wellbeing, Episode 2: Joanna Grace

How to use nature for better wellbeing

How we use nature for better wellbeing: new blog series!

I'm really excited to begin with the first in my new blog series: How we use nature for better wellbeing! The aim of this series is to showcase how different people use nature in their daily lives to overcome barriers to health and wellbeing. Our relationship with nature is very personal: each of us relate … Continue reading How we use nature for better wellbeing: new blog series!

Spring Nature for Wellbeing workshop, 2nd March 2019

Spring Nature for Wellbeing workshop, Saturday 2nd March

Spring is my favorite time of year. It speaks to me of new beginnings, fresh energy and light, colour and life. Spring makes me feel excited for the rest of the year to come. This is what I'm feeling and channeling this week as I work on Wild Happy Well's first big adventure of 2019! … Continue reading Spring Nature for Wellbeing workshop, Saturday 2nd March

November rose

The view from the olive tree: ecotherapy for better mental health

The dark summer This summer I've discovered how a family going through emotional stress can be healed by their garden space. I need to be matter-of-fact about the next bit as it is not the focus of this piece but is necessary for the overall content and is the reason this blog has been quiet … Continue reading The view from the olive tree: ecotherapy for better mental health

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

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

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