Celebrating Random Acts of Kindness Week!

Did you know that 11th-17th February is Random Acts of Kindness Week? The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation are offering many ways to get involved and share your stories of kindness. To mark this week we wanted to shared five ways to be kind to yourself and others inspired by the Five Ways to Wellbeing.

Happier Self and a Happier World: Shamash Alidina Webinar Summary

On Tuesday 30th January the Network of Wellbeing (NOW) hosted a free webinar called Happier Self, Happier World with Museum of Happiness Co-Founder Shamash Alidina. The webinar explored themes of self-compassion, mindfulness and 'kindfulness'. This post shares the top five tips Shamash shared in the webinar, as well as a link to the webinar video if you'd like to watch it in full.

How to be a Wellbeing Practitioner

Guest post by Chris Johnstone, positive psychologist and author

Years ago I trained as a medical practitioner. These days, I prefer to think of myself as a wellbeing practitioner. I see this role as exciting, inviting and life-enhancing. The shifts I’ve made in my transition from medicine reflect a deeper perspective change relevant not only to health-care but also to life in general.

Final Tickets and Bursaries for Building Wellbeing Together Weekend!

Would you like to enjoy a weekend exploring happiness and wellbeing in a beautiful countryside venue? Then join the Network of Wellbeing (NOW) and Hawkwood Centre for Future Thinking at the Building Wellbeing Together Weekend from 22nd - 24th September 2017 in Stroud, UK! With only a few weeks left until the event, we have a small number of places left and we are also able to offer a small bursary contribution to those who would otherwise not be able to attend.

Breaking the Spell of Loneliness and Building Wellbeing Together

Loneliness could be considered the antithesis of happiness and wellbeing. Leading research shows that the single most important action people can take to enhance wellbeing is to ‘connect’ with others. This offers a valuable clue as to the links between loneliness and wellbeing: as loneliness increases, wellbeing and happiness tends to fall, and vice versa. This is one reason why here at the Network of Wellbeing (NOW) we are proud to support the ‘Breaking The Spell of Loneliness Tour’ run by leading journalist George Monbiot and folk singer Ewan McLennan. This Tour has sought to directly address loneliness and build wellbeing by bringing people together to connect, share and enjoy inspiring music.