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.
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 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 …
Last month I wrote a piece for Voxel Hub about dealing with individual trauma at a time of collective trauma, and I’m really grateful for the number of comments and positive feedback I received across social media as a result. It clearly resonated and demonstrated how common it has been to struggle with personal crises and perspective through the pandemic. A comment from a friend that particularly struck me read: “Last year …
With longer days and snowdrops here, in the U.K., change is up in the air. That can mean a good thing: hopefulness, joy and lighter reality. We start to move more, leave comfy blankets at home and enjoy long walks or biker rides. However, the pandemic is still here, and many still experience loss. We need to be aware of the quiet, underlying impact of their and our collective trauma, especially now that the healing begins for many of us.
The Cheltenham Wellbeing Festival 2020 goes virtual! Now in its second year, organisers Alex and Lottie have taken the event online, hosting talks and workshops exploring wellbeing, and ensuring the door is still open to have important conversations about health and wellness.
Activists are often consumed by how others feel — and can forfeit their own safety and/or wellbeing in the process. Learning how to reset, re-energise and maintain good mental health is a basic need for an activist to truly be able to make a change, especially in a noisy online world where causes and movements vie for attention.
Interview with Jamie Love – LGBTQ+ wellbeing online.
Jamie Love is an international model, host and educator who believes that acceptance is the key to remedying LGBT issues around the world. Jamie is the Marketing Director and Executive Producer for Pride Edinburgh – he has been working with Pride for over five years. His marketing agency, Monumental Marketing, is one of Pride Edinburgh’s main sponsors. Jamie has also been a radio host on global online LGBT radio, Xpress Radio.
This week I went back to using Relive app and so today I would like to share with you what I really like about it.