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

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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

Nature Connection Useful Links

Here are links to a selection of useful websites and publications to help with ideas to increase nature connection and reading for interest. Let me know if you'd like to see a section on a particular topic - I'll add more over time.   Useful resources for teachers and parents Royal Society for the Protection … Continue reading Nature Connection Useful Links

Make 100 Trees art project: promoting appreciation of natural beauty whilst planting trees

Nature connection through art Recently artist Margarita Mitrovic got in contact with me to ask if I would share her latest art project, and I couldn't help by say 'yes'. Margarita's project, Make 100 Trees, aims to create 100 works of art that specifically focus on trees. Margarita will donate part of the profits to … Continue reading Make 100 Trees art project: promoting appreciation of natural beauty whilst planting trees

The Sensory Projects Sensory Field Event

Parallel London 2017

Parallel London 2017 The big day arrived! Sunday 3rd September 2017 saw the second ever event in Parallel London 2017, at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The day was such a treat! I'd never been to the Olympic Park before so that alone was a good experience. But, oh my, the event itself was incredible! … Continue reading Parallel London 2017

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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

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