Welcome to August, a month of holidays and first travel adventures for many of you. Time of well-deserved rest, especially this year. It also continues to be a busy time for some of you, especially if you cannot take time off at all. Last month I proposed the idea of active rest, so this time I would like to play with the other side of that coin: rest, reflection, restoration, smarter work and softer routine.
According to the University of Derby course on the topic, nature connectedness (the feeling of being mentally, emotionally connected with nature) can improve our wellbeing. What this means is that at times when our access to the outdoors is limited, we can practice that sense of connection with nature at home. Here are my five top tips on how to do that.
“The Wisdom of Trauma” documentary featuring the life, work and impact of the work of Dr Gabor Maté, a significant voice in trauma and addiction therapy, is currently available for preview online for a small donation (until this Thursday).
If disconnecting from social media and online news is not the right fit for you, here are my personal top five digital wellbeing tips for travelling.
How do you feel, really? Welcome to July and our mid-year reflection. How are you? How are you feeling after all those months of storms and the unveiling of uncomfortable truths about our humanity? We have all come so far, and we all still have a lot of work to do. Many of us experience a lot of collective, generational and individual trauma. Many of us wake up to the …
How much do you know about empathy? Happy National Empathy Day! Happy Pride Month! Here, this month is a time of reflection about the diversity of expression and kindness that unites us in the UK. So what is empathy? Often confused with sympathy (feeling sorry for others), empathy is an ability to step into the other person’s emotional space. It is an ability to feel with them. We can do this in …
How is your connection with nature? This is the question I often ask my clients – regardless of the type of work we do “in the room”. We all have a relationship with the natural world around us. It is, of course, a personal relationship built on our past experiences, so we might all experience nature differently. Some of us dive into an allotmenteering experience, while others prefer one minimal …
This is a giant step for the rights of children and young people online. The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child approved General Comment 25 – a document outlining a more inclusive and participatory approach to regulating digital spaces for and by the young people.
I am very impressed with the Mental Health Foundation’s take on the changes in their approach to race and diversity. Why is their recent announcement effective?
I love the use of tech for visualisations, especially when it is done with the purpose of education, so this one is my recent favourite.