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What Are Your Wellbeing Priorities for 2018?

The start of a new year is an opportunity, both for reflection and for making fresh plans. Over the last year at the Network of Wellbeing (NOW) we’ve really built momentum in our network and we feel excited about continuing to build wellbeing together in 2018!

In this post we share some wellbeing highlights from last year, and we invite you to share your views on how we can best help improve wider wellbeing in 2018 and beyond.

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NOW’s Top 5 Wellbeing Blogs and Videos of 2017

As well as planning for the future, it's also valuable to reflect back on some highlights from the past year. Here is some of the most popular blog posts and videos NOW published in 2017:

Building Wellbeing Together video:

How can we build wellbeing together - in our own lives, in wider society and in harmony with the natural world? Over 70 people came together to explore this question at our Building Wellbeing Together Weekend held in partnership with Hawkwood Centre for Future Thinking in September 2017. Share this video >>

We need nature and nature needs us:

This video, shared to mark World Environment Day 2017, showed how our own wellbeing is deeply inter-connected to the wellbeing of the planet. Share this video >>

Share Shed – A Library of Things:

In April 2017 we launched a Share Shed in Totnes. A video made about this project by Rob Greenfield went viral, reaching over 1 million views! Share this video >>

The place of kindness:

Talking about kindness in a public policy context doesn’t sit comfortably – it’s often perceived as ‘soft’ and too personal. Yet the ‘Place of Kindness’ report from Carnegie UK Trust shows the importance of kindness in all of our communities and in public policy terms, and their guest blog post about this report proved very popular. Read more >>

Can happiness change the world? Three lessons from Bhutan:

This was one of our most popular blog posts of the year, written by NOW’s Communications Manager Florence Scialom after she had the opportunity to travel to Bhutan. Read more >>

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Thank you and wishing you all a very happy 2018! 

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