Body & Mind

10 ways to connect with nature without leaving your home this spring – Positive News – Positivity Article

We may be living under lockdown conditions during the coronavirus pandemic, but outside spring has well and truly arrived. The Wildlife Trusts, a UK movement made up of 46 wildlife charities, has compiled a list of ways to tune into the season from your home. “Spring has arrived in splendid colour and sound,” said Kirsty Paterson from The Wildlife Trusts. “Over the past few days, hundreds of people have told us that they’ve spotted their first butterflies. These are moments…

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University teaches students how to be happy – Positive News – Positivity Article

The University of Bristol is offering a ‘science of happiness’ course designed to teach students a set of science-based strategies for living a happier and more fulfilling life. Following a successful pilot in 2018, the course draws on the latest research in psychology and neuroscience to teach what happiness is and how to achieve it, including tangible practices to apply every day. The 12-week course has been offered since October 2019 to all new students, and so far about 400…

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It pays to be kind: improving workplace culture through kindness – Positive News – Positivity Article

Kindness might not be the first thing to spring to mind when you think about work. But more businesses are recognising that it is just as important to company culture as communication or collaboration. Being kind to others stimulates serotonin and oxytocin – hormones associated with happiness. Research also shows that people who are regularly kind have significantly lower levels of the stress hormone, cortisol. Now, the business world is starting to take note. “We’re a small, close-knit team, and…

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