This week we have a guest blog from FaithAction‘s National Executive Director – Daniel Singleton. FaithAction is currently looking at how faith groups help tackle the issues of loneliness and social isolation. It is becoming clear that these factors contribute significantly to negative health outcomes and the Government is becoming interested […]

#thoughtfulthursday: First, start with what you have

There is something beautiful and heartwarming about watching children play. In this age of technology, seeing children running, laughing and enjoying each other is very special. We can see the benefits of play for our children, but as adults with busy lives we seldom see it as a priority for […]

#thoughtfulthursday 43: Play!

Gratitude prepares the ground for kindness. When we are thankful we take our eyes off our worries and focus on our blessings. This helps us to be kind to ourselves and others. Thankfulness is an important part of Peaced Together – we have seen that it can dramatically improve your health […]

#thoughtfulthursday 41: Be grateful

I love Hugs! Safe, secure, warm, friendly hugs! When I was a little girl I remember asking my mum for hugs to fill up my ‘love bucket’. Somehow, I felt more confident and at peace with the world when I had a long, warm hug from someone I trusted. Dr […]

#thoughtfulthursday 23: Hug with Heart

In the UK you often hear the phrase ‘No news is good news!’ In other words, if you’ve heard nothing, things are probably OK. Why is it we are so quick to spread bad news but fail to celebrate good news? One of our lessons in Peaced Together is about […]

#thoughtfulthursday 15: Share good news

Do you ever feel like you are always rushing around and people or things that slow you down become an irritation? What if those people or things actually help us to pause, take notice and even enjoy the moment rather than being swallowed up in the ratrace of life? As […]

#thoughtfulthursday 10: Remember where you came from (and where you ...

Sometimes it’s the little things that make a difference to someone’s day. To make that difference, we need to lift our eyes and be aware of and interested in the people around us – whether they are people we know or people we come across on our commute. Looking for […]

#thoughtfulthursday 9: Pay for someone’s journey