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Beautiful birding: 7 mental health benefits of bird watching

As keen birder Calvin Holbrook explains, the mindful nature of bird watching makes it both a happy – and healing – hobby. From reducing stress levels

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The 8 best meditation books for 2022

With so many books on meditation available, how do you pick the best one to suit your needs? Answer? Just listen to the advice of meditation and

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The 7 best books on happiness

The global pandemic has made many of us re-evaluate our lives and ask ourselves what really makes us happy. If you want to continue the internal

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Beautiful birding: 7 mental health benefits of bird watching

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As keen birder Calvin Holbrook explains, the mindful nature of bird watching makes it both a happy – and healing – hobby. From reducing stress levels to providing moments of breathtaking awe,

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The 8 best meditation books for 2022

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With so many books on meditation available, how do you pick the best one to suit your needs? Answer? Just listen to the advice of meditation and mindfulness teacher Ann Vrlak: she's read them all.

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The 7 best books on happiness

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The global pandemic has made many of us re-evaluate our lives and ask ourselves what really makes us happy. If you want to continue the internal conversation, try reading some of the best books on

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Dreaming of a green Christmas? Here are 10 sustainability tips

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The festive season is a wonderful – but wasteful – time of year. Dee Marques shares 10 top practical ways on how you can have a more sustainable and greener Christmas, including giving gifts that

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6 science-backed health benefits of knitting

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Recently pictured knitting at the Olympics, champion diver Tom Daley has put crochet and yarn back in the public eye. Keen knitter Dee Marques looks at the health benefits of this now-popular pastime

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Art therapy for depression

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Finding your flow, stress reduction and self-expression three ways in which practising art can help fight mental health issues. Stanislava Puač Jovanović explores the evidence around art therapy for

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Why we make art

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From expressing emotions to making sense of the world, seven artists explain why they write, rap, take photos, draw, dance and make movies. One thing they have in common is that the choice to make

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The Life Cube: changing the world through art

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Originating at Burning Man, the Life Cube travels the globe, encouraging goal setting, creativity and helping to bring communities together. Arlo Laibowitz captures the magic of this powerful art

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The 7 best mindfulness podcasts in 2022

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Listening to mindfulness podcasts is a great new way of discovering more about the practice while you're relaxing or on the go. Dee Marques shares her top seven podcasts about staying mindful that

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Journaling techniques: travels to our interior

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Journaling isn’t just for teenagers. As Arlo Laibowitz explains, jotting down your thoughts, plans and reflections can help you with self-development. Check out these six different journaling

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How the power of games is being used to increase community and social impact

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How is gaming changing the way non-profits fundraise and boost community engagement? Corey Harnish explains this growing trend.
 
More and more it seems we're being asked to donate to

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Ava Marie Doodles: meet the handmade heroine with a self-care message

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To celebrate World Creativity and Innovation Day, Calvin Holbrook chatted with illustrator Ava Marie Puckett – AKA Ava Marie Doodles – about her kick-ass illustrations and products that are designed

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Best mindfulness books: our Top 10 picks

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With a saturated market, how do you pick the best book on mindfulness to suit you? You listen to our expert Ann Vrlak, that's how! Here she shares her Top 10 reads, whatever your mindfulness stance:

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Happiness podcasts: 8 that we rate!

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If you hadn't already heard, podcasts are all the rage. Calvin Holbrook selects eight great happiness podcasts that will enrich your life, boost well-being and help you learn

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6 ways travel benefits happiness and mental health

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As COVID restrictions relax, many of us are looking forward to getting away again. And taking time out to travel helps us do more than just chill out. As Calvin Holbrook discovers, research suggests

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Top 3 inspiring movies and documentaries about happiness

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Self-help and improvement often involves reading, but Arlo Laibowitz suggests that watching movies about happiness makes a great alternative. Here are his Top 3 happy films and

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What makes people happy across the world: happiness in different cultures

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When it comes to culture and happiness across the globe, what makes people happy in some countries may surprise or even shock you. And, as Dee Marques discovers, some cultures even believe that

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Games are changing our lives... for good!

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Corney Harnish examines how playing games can actually improve your life, leave you feeling better than ever, and create a social impact.

Are you someone who is skeptical about games?

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The surprising mandala coloring benefits for adults

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Mandala coloring benefits are older than you think. Tine Steiss looks at the advantages – such as relaxation and increased creativity – and traces the history of the mandala.
 
You've

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Free heart Mandala printout

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Artist and happiness maker Tine Steiss invites you to enjoy this free Mandala heart printout that she lovingly made!
 
What do you do on a cold snowy day? I like to spend my free time

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Free printout for mandala coloring

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Here's your free mandala printout so you can start coloring and feel the benefits, such as relaxation and heightened creativity! 
 
We've already explored the benefits of mandala

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