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Wellbeing: 1/19 of 19

Next steps for Wellbeing in Education

26th September 2017

The University of Buckingham and IPEN are hosting a conference to discuss how best to prepare young people for the demands of the 21st century. Key speakers including Ruby Wax and Nicky Morgan will cover topics ranging from mindfulness and mental health to Education Policy and research. more...
Alan Heeks leads a wellness event at Hazel Wood

Growing resilience: how daring to dream and time in nature make you stronger

Jack Alexander

26th September, 2017

The modern era of shining iPhone screens, zero hour contracts, the threat of nuclear armageddon and continued global poverty can challenge your personal resilience. JACK ALEXANDER reports how the author Alan Heeks has turned to nature and to dreams to restore our strength and vitality more...

Still time to get tickets for resurgence Festival of Wellbeing

Resurgence Trust

13 September 2017

Need to lift your spirits, and together give time to the things that matter most in the world? The fifth Festival of Wellbeing takes place at at St James’s Church, Piccadilly, London on Saturday 23 September from 10am-6pm. more...

Gardening as Therapy: A moving memoir

Harriet Griffey, Culture Editor

20th June, 2017

Labour party leader, Jeremy Corbyn - who said he'd never give up his allotment, whatever the outcome of the recent UK elections - knows it and so do the millions of gardeners, growers and allotmenteers who've found a deeper relationship with their own patch of land. HARRIET GRIFFEY discovers the healing power of that relationship as described in a beautifully written new memoir more...
The Rollright Stones in North Oxfordshire, not far from Paul's home town of Banbury. Photo: Cyrus Mower via Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND).

Noise, the 'ignored pollutant': health, nature and ecopsychology

Paul Mobbs

9th March 2017

The sonic backdrop to our lives is increasingly one of unwanted technospheric noise, writes Paul Mobbs. And as it eclipses the sounds of nature, it's taking its toll on our health, wellbeing and quality of life. So as well as campaigning for more trees, and quieter cars, trucks and aircraft, what's to be done? Let us seek out calm moments of quiet tranquillity - and listen to the birds. more...

Greener cities are healthier for humans - as well as the environment

Ecologist reporter

1st September, 2016

Experts from across the continent attending the Sustainable and Healthy New Towns Conference in Barking have concluded what's good for the environment is good for people too. more...

The Festival of Wellbeing: from economic growth to growth in wellbeing

Resurgence & Ecologist

28th August 2015

Resurgence & Ecologist presents the annual Festival of Wellbeing, 10th and 11th October. A weekend of talks and workshops designed to explore wellbeing, happiness and sustainability. more...

Plants Before Pills


Sebastian Pole

16 June 2015

Ayurvedic practitioner Sebastian Pole of Pukka Herbs looks at the role of plants in the history of medicine and why reconnecting with natural food is essential to our health. With the explosion of system-wide health disorders, its time to take a more holistic approach to wellbeing. more...
Image: 'Smiley Refraction' by Lemsipmatt via Flickr (CC BY-SA).

Happy New World? Human capital and the corruption of happiness

William Davies

3rd August 2015

A transformative, progressive political agenda focused on human wellbeing has morphed into a new form of behavioral management, writes William Davies. Happiness itself has been packaged, commoditised and put to the service of capital - and if you haven't got it, the Happy New World has no place for you. more...

Extreme Inequality

Mark Goldring

6th October 2014

The massive concentration of economic resources in the hands of a few people presents a significant threat to democracy and wellbeing. Mark Goldring, Chief Executive of Oxfam GB, calls for a more progressive agenda for the redistribution of wealth. more...

Resurgence & Ecologist Festival of Wellbeing

11-12 October 2014

Satish Kumar

Annual festival of wellbeing to explore ideas and action. With inspiring speakers and entertainment, plus a day of co-creating solutions, connecting the community and allowing new ideas to emerge. more...
Children at large in the orchard at the Apricot Centre. Photo: Photo: Martin Large / Biodynamic Land Trust.

Healing and inspiring children with animals, mud and a touch of magic

Martin Large

23rd August 2014

The Apricot Centre in Essex is a unique project that uses organic horticulture and animal husbandry to heal, inspire and educate children from diverse backgrounds, and kindle love for the natural world, writes Martin Large. Now it's expanding to Devon, to establish a second, much larger biodynamic smallholding near Totnes and Dartington. more...

Wellbeing: 1/19 of 19

Practicing the Five Ways to Wellbeing

Network of Wellbeing

“Wellbeing is a very big and beautiful concept; its personal wellbeing, its social wellbeing, its community wellbeing, and it is also wellbeing of our planet earth. So, wellbeing is a big and holistic vision” more...

Are we human or are we runners?

Hazel Sillver

A new film staring Anton Krupicka and his favourite mountains magnifies the spiritual side of running..... more...

How meditation makes us much nicer people

March 26th, 2013

by Hazel Sillver

New research proves that a spiritual practice, such as meditation, leads to a kinder world. Hazel Sillver explores a number of different types of meditation. more...
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How modern economics causes both inner and outer climate change

Jonathan Rowe

1st April, 2008

It’s the battle of the century. In one corner, the Economy – big, bloated, greedy and growing. In the other, the planet Earth – fragile, finite and fighting back. more...
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Less is more - the move to a saner happier economy

Andrew Simms

1st April, 2008

Don’t be afraid of the recession, says Andrew Simms , it may just be the lucky break we need to get our heads around a more sane economy and a better quality of life more...
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How to be healthy: Insomnia

Pat Thomas

4th July, 2007

Sleep deprivation is a worse malaise than most people realise. Pat Thomas explains some of its causes, effects and remedies more...
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Britain's Children: Unhealthy and Unloved

News

14th February, 2007

In a damning indictment of our current way of life the UK and US have been ranked the worst of 21 'Advanced Nations' for children to grow up in by UNICEF. The UK came last. more...

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