Five Ways to Kindness on World Kindness Day

Did you know that World Kindness Day is marked each year on 13th November? This Day offers a lovely opportunity to celebrate the importance of kindness, so below we’ve shared five ways to be kind to yourself and others on 13th November (and every day!). These suggestions are inspired by the Five Ways to Wellbeing, so you can improve your wellbeing while being kind!

Music for Wellbeing

Guest post by Judit Soler-Almendros and Kim Roberts, Music for Wellbeing

Music for wellbeing was born out of our experiences as music therapists. In summer 2016 we qualified as music therapists and had seen how being involved in musical experiences could affect mood, communication and bring people together. We were keen to start a project that made this more accessible to the general public, rather than just people involved in music therapy. Since then we have offered workshops in the community and care homes and are developing work with students and businesses around the Bristol area.

Permaculture and the Five Ways to Wellbeing

This post continues the emerging conversation about the links between wellbeing and permaculture, by exploring the links between the Five Ways to Wellbeing and Permaculture. It builds on a previous blog post and workshop on wellbeing and permaculture, and invites you to share your thoughts and ideas too.

Wellbeing Through Creativity

Guest post by Rebecca Mellor, Creative Wellbeing

Our creativity, as a means of connecting with ourselves, others and the world around us, is vital to building a wellbeing based society. Without it, we are destined to plough through the existing paradigm as it grows ever more obsolete and unresponsive to our needs. By embedding creativity and the value of creativity into our everyday lives and into the way our infrastructure works for us, we don’t just embrace an intrinsic human quality, we allow ourselves the opportunity to develop appropriate solutions to the myriad issues facing society today.

Celebrating World Values Day By Valuing Things That Have No Price Tag

Values are what make us who we are. They are the compass guiding everything we do – our choices and our actions. When we forget that compass, we take the wrong turn. It’s the same for our families, for our communities, for the world. Our values show us the way. The 19th October is World Values Day, and offers a chance to engage and celebrate those values most important to us. The Network of Wellbeing (NOW) is proud to support this Day.