Wellbeing and the Importance of Connection

Here one of our Wellbeing Ambassadors, Denise Curi, shares some ideas on what wellbeing means to her. Denise is also currently Senior Volunteer at the wonderful Schumacher College.

"When I think about wellbeing many things come to my mind. One of the first and most powerful is connection. Both words – wellbeing and connection – are, at least from my point of view, immersed in the meaning of sustainability. I can’t think about sustainability without referring to wellbeing, and when I think about wellbeing I immediately relate it to connectedness."

Big Picnic, Enormous fun!

On Sunday 2nd June, the Network of Wellbeing (NOW) and the Transition Town Totnes Skillshare project hosted The Big Picnic, at Follaton Arboretum, in Totnes. The simple invitation to share an informal meal within our community was inspired by The Big Lunch project, which was launched in 2009 and “aims to get as many people as possible across the whole of the UK to have lunch with their neighbours once a year in a simple act of community, friendship and fun”.