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

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

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

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

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

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