Nurtured by Nature: How the Great Outdoors can Help us Find Ourselves

Throughout history individuals have ventured far and wide on spiritual or religious journeys to ‘step out’ of themselves and connect with something bigger.
What is it about the great outdoors that specifically helps us (re)discover ourselves?
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Mind Over Munros: Journey of 282 Summits

The benefits of nature for our mental wellbeing are well founded. When it comes to the exploring the great outdoors, it’s tough to beat a hike to a mountain summit.

How about 282 of them?

We chat to David Lever – one of just 6000 ‘Munroists’ – who tells of his 52-year journey traversing spectacular landscapes and challenging environments, summiting all 282 Munros – Scottish mountains that each exceed 3000ft in height. Continue reading Mind Over Munros: Journey of 282 Summits

5 Ways Your Brain Makes You a Real-Life Superhero

Superheroes captivate us for a number of reasons – not least their relatability as flawed individuals trying to do the right thing. But our similarities don’t stop there. Thanks to our brains, we have far more in common with these powerful characters than we realise.

Here are 5 ways your brain makes you a real-life superhero.

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5 Things to Remember if You’re Having a Rough Time

“When life gives you lemons – make lemonade”. But what if life gives you lemons, and this time you can’t make lemonade?
Perhaps you’ve been given so many lemons recently your tools can’t cope with the volume of lemons. You don’t have enough juicers, you don’t have enough energy, and before you know it you’ve crumbled on the kitchen floor, just wishing the lemons would stop. Here are 5 things to remember when life gives you too many lemons. Illustrated by Louise Beryl. Continue reading 5 Things to Remember if You’re Having a Rough Time

Mindfulness Activity – Bake and Make: Sugar Rose cake toppers by the Little Cherry Cake Company

When it comes to activities that improve our wellbeing, it doesn’t get much better than decorating cakes.

This activity is creative (which stimulates our imagination), meditative (which helps us focus and de-stress) and can be collaborative (especially great if you have kids).

Most importantly though, you get to eat something delicious afterwards.
Continue reading Mindfulness Activity – Bake and Make: Sugar Rose cake toppers by the Little Cherry Cake Company