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Health is More Than the Absence of Disease

Health should be seen as more than simply a life without illness. The World Health Organization (WHO) acknowledges this in its definition of health. WHO defines health as a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Yet, this can leave us with further questions, such as: What more health does involve, and what can we do to support more holistic health and wellbeing? This post is the ninth in a series highlighting the best resources from each of the ten categories in our Wellbeing Database. The series has so far explored wellbeing in relation to the environment, education, food, economy, community, family, work and ethics. This post follows with a summary some of the best resources relating to health and wellbeing.

Coming Together to Explore Wellbeing

In this post, new Wellbeing Ambassador Lauren Lovatt shares how she has been working to support exploration and engagement with wellbeing in her community, based in the heart of Gloucestershire.

Top 12 Wellbeing Resources of 2014

At the beginning of 2014, NOW launched a free online Wellbeing Database, which offers the opportunity to access and share resources about wellbeing, to enable learning and collaboration. The Wellbeing Database continues to grow, and now includes links to a rich and wide variety of videos, reports, research, guides and toolkits. As we start a new year, it can be valuable to reflect upon what we’ve learned from the year just passed, so we have decided to curate some of the most interesting and helpful resources released in 2014, as featured in our Wellbeing Database.

Family Wellbeing: Rooted and Grounded in Love

Humans are social beings. Since our birth until we reach an adequate level of development, we depend totally on others. This web of dependence and care can mostly take place in a structure widely known as the family; in all the different shapes and forms that families come in. Generally, a good family takes responsibility for subsistence, emotional nurture, protection and development of new members. This is the sixth post in a series highlighting the best resources from each of the ten categories in our Wellbeing Database. The series has so far explored wellbeing in relation to the environment, education, food, economy and community. This post follows with a summary of the best resources relating to family wellbeing.