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Exploring the Good Life: Germany’s Ministry of Happiness and Well-being

My name is Gina and I am the German Minister of happiness and well-being. You may now be asking yourself: Seriously, is there a Ministry of happiness and well-being in Germany?! Well, yes, there is! I helped to establish this interactive project in 2013, to raise awareness and run creative actions highlighting the important role of happiness and wellbeing in our lives and in wider society...

Let Nature do the Healing: Wellbeing and Wildness Event

Recently the Network of Wellbeing's Kate Reed attended an inspiring Wildness and Wellbeing summer seminar at Young Wood near Taunton. It turned out to be a great opportunity to share experience, explore good practice and find new ways of connecting with nature to enhance wellbeing. Kate reflects on her experiences at the event in this post.

Small Changes, Big Difference: Latest Totnes Wellbeing Fund Awardees

The Totnes Wellbeing Fund aims to support individuals and community groups in Totnes (Devon, UK) and surrounding areas, helping them to turn great ideas to boost wellbeing into reality. Because a small change can make a big difference, we’re keen to support initiatives where a little input from us could really enhance personal, community and environmental wellbeing.

We offer seed grants between £100 and 500 to help turn your ideas into reality. Last week, four more exciting local projects were awarded funding by the Totnes Wellbeing Fund: the Aller Park Project, River Dart Wild Church, Natural Art Movement and an Open-no-mic Night.

Nature is an Inseparable Part of Who We Are

Mac Macartney is an author and speaker on values-based leadership. Over a period of twenty years he was mentored by a group of Native Americans, which has deeply influenced his worldview and informs his work with everyone from corporates to communities. He is the founder of Embercombe, a social enterprise located in Devon that seeks to inspire people from all walks of life to contribute their gifts and energy towards a just, peaceful, and sustainable world. Joshua Malkin interviewed Mac about his work and his perspective on wellbeing, leadership and nature. This post is part of a series of blogs and videos we are sharing in the lead up to World Environment Day.