Reset your body with a fitness retreat in Spain

Holidays can provide the chance to take stock and recharge, but sitting around by the pool all day isn’t for everyone. Our fitness guru Kate Bennett headed to Granada for a more invigorating break. It’s 5pm on a Thursday evening and I’m sat on a plane that’s taxiing to the runway, surrounded by hen and… Read more

How forest bathing can help with stress and anxiety using nature therapy

Forest bathing

Explore nature like never before by opening your senses to the healing powers of forest bathing. Many of us have experienced the calming effects of being in nature. Not only does it enable us to relax, but it also helps us to have a deeper connection with ourselves and the world around us. The Japanse practice… Read more

How to take part in the Big Butterfly Count this summer

Butterflies by Becki Clark

Mindful butterfly watching this summer can help your physical and mental health, according to Sir David Attenborough. He’s encouraging everyone to get outdoors help to preserve the UK’s butterfly population. How to get involved with the Big Butterfly Count The Big Butterfly Count is a nationwide survey designed to help Butterfly Conservation assess the health… Read more

Go for a safe sea swimming session with tips from surfers Jane and Myles Lamberth

Sea swimming

Jane and Myles Lamberth, authors of the Good Vibes Cookbook, love to start the day with some sea swimming and a hearty breakfast… We  love starting the day with some exercise and healthy eating. It gives you such a mental and physical boost for the rest of the day and a great activity to embark on… Read more

How to bring nature into your home

Natural home decor

Bringing nature inside your home can really transform it into a soothing haven from the rest of the world. It’s a good way to reconnect with nature too. Each natural element you bring into your house should be carefully chosen and placed. Gathering them can be a therapeutic and mindful experience in itself. Sue Fan… Read more

How to celebrate Midsummer the Scandinavian way

Nordic flowers

Midsummer in Scandinavia is a magical time with parties lasting long into the night to celebrate the longest day, says author Brontë Aurell. Midsummer in Scandinavia Midsummer, to Swedes especially, is one of the biggest celebrations of the year. In Sweden, the date moves each year, as it is an official holiday – and it is… Read more

Yoga, wellbeing and mindfulness festivals in the UK in 2018

Mind Body Spirit

We’ve rounded up some of our fave events for mindfulness, yoga, wellbeing, music and more. Plan your trip and pop the dates in your diary! We’ll be updating this page regularly, so come back to see what’s been added to our calendars… Words by Gemma Harris. 2018 festivals Wanderlust 108 The world’s only mindful triathlon… Read more

How to find your ikigai – the Japanese secret to a long and happy life

The people of Okinawa believe that the path to contentment lies in finding your ikigai. Héctor García & Francesc Miralles explore their wisdom and ideas… We all need a passion, a drive, something that gives meaning to our lives. You may have already found yours. You may be at the start of your journey, enjoying… Read more

How to travel with friends and stay friends with them after the trip

Friends on holiday

Understanding yourself, your desires and your shortcomings, and being able to communicate with others about them, is key to a happy holiday, says travel blogger Allison Green. Travel is amazing. It opens doors to cultures you never knew existed. It inspires creativity and passion in avenues you’d never imagine, but it’s also incredibly difficult. Language… Read more

Bring balance to your life with the Swedish lagom lifestyle and try fika

Swedish lake

For the Danish people happiness is all about hygge and for Finns it’s important to find your sisu, but Swedes look for lagom in their lives. Lagom (pronounced law-gum) means ‘just the right amount’ and it describes the Swedish attitude to life. It’s about having what you need, but not more. You don’t over-indulge in anything,… Read more