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Horton Community Farm: A Wellbeing Hero

We all know our own Wellbeing Hero; that person or project that makes a huge difference to people's health and happiness levels, helping people to have a positive impact and feel good about themselves in the process. Here at the Network of Wellbeing we wanted to find a way to celebrate these Wellbeing Heroes; those doing amazing work in different communities across the world. So, we've invited our Wellbeing Ambassadors to write about Wellbeing Heroes in their own communities, sharing what makes this person or project so special. One of our Wellbeing Ambassadors, Anna Schmidt, has gone a step further; she's not only written something but also made an inspiring video about her Wellbeing Hero: Horton Community Farm. Read more and check out her video in this excellent post.

How do we move towards a society that prioritizes wellbeing?

Sam is one of our Wellbeing Ambassadors, based in Rochester NY in the United States. He is currently finishing his Master’s dissertation in Economics for Transition at Schumacher College. His work is centred on exploring the impacts of the wellbeing indexes which are already in use, and on their potential for being applied to the local scale. This post provides an introduction to some of the wellbeing measures Sam has been researching thus far.

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."

Immersion in Wellbeing: The Vitalising Powers of a Waterfall

By Anna Schmidt, Wellbeing Ambassador
In times of uncertainty, it can be difficult to maintain one’s wellbeing. I just finished university, and finding a job proves to be a daunting task. Finding motivation after being rejected again and again can be difficult, and at times, even getting out of bed and starting yet another day of writing applications seems like an insurmountable hurdle. Yet, bathing in a waterfall near Bradford this morning provided me with a source of wellbeing, which washed away all negative thoughts, feelings and expectations. It was a wonderful experience, which I would like to share with you here.