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Ways to Love People and Planet on Valentine’s Day (and Every Day)

Valentine's Day is upon us. To some it is an opportunity to show romantic love, to others an over-hyped demonstration of consumer culture. But what are the options beyond this, and can Valentine's Day remind us of ways to show love to people and planet today and every day? Check out some of the best ideas and campaigns we've spotted from across the web to help mark this day.

A Purpose-Full Life: The Mission for Meaning

Guest post by Michelle Preston, Simply Happy

I remember interviews, in my early twenties being asked the dreaded question, “so, what do you want to be in five years time?” and I would always reply, “I just want to be happy” – this was decades before the birth of positive psychology, and my answer was met with blank expressions and needless to say no job offer on that particular day!

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.

Five Reasons to Take Time Off to Relax Over the Festive Season

Relaxation is a very basic need of almost every living creature. Not only does it keep us from getting ill, but it has the potential to rejuvenate us. Some simple well-intentioned time off can fix, or at least ease, many stresses and problems. This is especially important to remember during the often-stressful holiday season.

Perhaps you’ve been too busy with your job or your family commitments, or you simply find it difficult to relax and let go of daily pressures. So here are five reminders of why you should take your remaining vacation days and find ways you to unwind before the end of the year.

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.