Languishing in Introverts and How Communities Can Help
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Languishing in Introverts and How Communities Can Help

The concept of languishing has emerged as a crucial focus in mental health research, especially in the wake of global events that have altered our social and work environments. Languishing, a state described as a sense of stagnation and emptiness, lies between flourishing and depression on the mental health continuum (Keyes, 2002). For introverts, who…

The Science Behind Play: Why It Matters and How You Can Embrace It

The Science Behind Play: Why It Matters and How You Can Embrace It

In our fast-paced world, where productivity often takes precedence over leisure, the concept of play can seem elusive, especially for us introverts who may not naturally gravitate towards playful activities. However, the science behind play reveals that it is a fundamental aspect of human well-being, offering a myriad of benefits that extend beyond mere enjoyment….

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…

Social Anxiety Keeping You Up At Night? Try These Tips
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Social Anxiety Keeping You Up At Night? Try These Tips

If there’s one thing worse than social anxiety itself, it’s social anxiety keeping you up at night! At least for me anyway. I’m the type of the girl who loves a good nights sleep, and needs at least 8 hours of winks to function well the following day. Without this, I’m as good as the…

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…