The rise of loneliness in the UK: Opportunity and Capacity for Connection
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The rise of loneliness in the UK: Opportunity and Capacity for Connection

Chronic loneliness rose by over half a million people to 7.1% between 2020-2023 in the United Kingdom (UK) (McClelland, 2023) with almost half of all adults reporting feeling lonely occasionally, sometimes, often or always (Campaign to End Loneliness, 2023). Our social landscape has radically changed at a fast pace, reducing conditions for social connectedness despite…

How nature can teach you to value your quiet personality

How nature can teach you to value your quiet personality

We often think of ‘quiet’ as being an undesirable quality, that to communicate we must be loud and put ourselves out there – but nature teaches us differently. To survive, to thrive and to enjoy life, nature beautifully finds its own quieter ways of communicating. By looking at 5 incredible ways that nature uses quiet…

The benefits of Blue Health: An interview with Emily Wheeler, Wellbeing Practitioner

The benefits of Blue Health: An interview with Emily Wheeler, Wellbeing Practitioner

This week Ellie had the privilege of interviewing the wonderful Emily Wheeler from Strength in Feathers. We invite you to dive into the blue world with us as Emily inspires us on the benefits of blue health. Ellie: Hi Emily, it’s great to chat to you and thank you so much for speaking with us, we…

How nature can shift feelings of insignificance & powerlessness

How nature can shift feelings of insignificance & powerlessness

If you’ve ever stood on a clifftop gazing out to the ocean, you’ll know that the wide open seascape can trigger some strong feelings within us, and about us too. You don’t have to be experiencing social anxiety to feel your sense of power and importance ebbing and flowing throughout your life. But for those…

5 top tips for aspiring runners who are feeling self-conscious, from runners who have been there too

5 top tips for aspiring runners who are feeling self-conscious, from runners who have been there too

It’s easy to get into the habit of avoiding exercise because we’re feeling self-conscious. With body image being a key shame trigger for both women and men, I know I’m not alone in worrying what people will think of my sweaty red face, blotchy chest, wobbly bits, inability to control my panting, and even the…

How you can avoid overwhelm and practice self-care this Christmas

How you can avoid overwhelm and practice self-care this Christmas

Feeling frazzled is common at this busy time of year as we attempt to meet perceived expectations and create the perfect Christmas -from the gifts we give, to the meals we cook, the conversation we make and generally doing our best to please all of the people who matter to us on the very same…

Why it’s time for you to be kinder to yourself
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Why it’s time for you to be kinder to yourself

How can Mindfulness help? Mindfulness has become a buzzword of late – known for being a vital component in a self-care tool kit, along with exercise, eating healthily, and all those other things that you know are good for you but you don’t actually do… (Or is that just me?) I knew that mindfulness and…