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Wellbeing at Home during Lockdown

Follow a routine If you’re put into a stricter lockdown, it’s important to create a routine to give your day structure. Try to get up and go to bed at the same time every day, aiming for seven to nine hours of sleep per night. If you’re working from home, make sure you schedule in lunch breaks, and time [...]

Wellbeing at Home during Lockdown2020-11-26T16:50:41+00:00

Stargazing

At this time of year we get mixed weather but often the skies are clear at night. The stars and the moon and sometimes some of the planets can be seen in the night sky if no clouds are obscuring them. Have you ever thought of having a look to see what you can see on one of these [...]

Stargazing2020-11-26T16:41:14+00:00

Basic Willow Wreath

Basic Willow Wreath Click on the button underneath the image to find out how to make a basic Willow wreath. WREATH MAKING INSTRUCTIONS

Basic Willow Wreath2020-11-12T21:56:28+00:00

Cloud Watching

Cloud Watching This time of year there is a real mix of weather including bright sunny days, misty mornings and days filled with clouds and rain. Cloud formations are very varied. They are continually appearing, moving, changing and disappearing. Have you ever taken the time simply to watch how they move and change or just to observe their shapes? [...]

Cloud Watching2020-11-12T21:32:29+00:00

Birds Visiting Your Garden

Birds Visiting Your Garden Autumn is here and the animals and birds are busy stocking up for the winter months. Food is a little hard for some of them to find so why not put some bird seed out for them to eat. If you have any sunflower seeds or mealworms these are a favourite of many garden birds. [...]

Birds Visiting Your Garden2020-10-29T13:45:46+00:00

Mindful Walk

Mindful Walk Blustery day? Why not wrap up warm and go for a walk. Enjoy the feel of the wind against your face and listen for the sound it makes in any trees nearby. Whilst walking notice how the colours of the leaves are starting to change. There may be blackberries and rosehips in the hedgerows. Choose a natural [...]

Mindful Walk2020-10-14T16:50:41+00:00

The Big Butterfly Count

The Big Butterfly Count A great way to #takenotice of the environment around us is to join in with Butterfly Conservations’s Big Butterfly Count. The simple Butterfly ID Chartcan be downloaded from bigbutterflycount.butterfly-conservation.org/. You can enjoy the activity any time at home and you can even submit your findings on the link above any time up to Sunday 9th [...]

The Big Butterfly Count2020-09-30T15:03:20+00:00

Mindful Photography

Mindful Photography You could try the free 7-day Mindful Photography Programme at https://www.look-again.org/ An excellent way to get outside - the programme shows us how the camera can help us to become more aware of the present moment. It involves experiencing the process of creating photographs in a non-judgmental, compassionate way.

Mindful Photography2020-09-30T15:05:05+00:00

Rainbow Walk

Rainbow Walk Head outside and simply start walking while looking for something in each colour of the rainbow. You will begin to tune into your surroundings and start noticing things that you would usually have just walked right by. Pay attention to all the beauty around you and once you have found something in each colour, you can just [...]

Rainbow Walk2020-09-30T15:06:49+00:00

A Mindful Observation

A Mindful Observation This exercise calls for nothing but a leaf and your attention. Pick up a leaf, hold it in your hand, and give it your full attention for five minutes. Notice the colours, the shape, the texture, and the patterns - this can help to bring you into the present and to align your thoughts with what’s [...]

A Mindful Observation2020-09-30T15:07:13+00:00
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