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The weird, wonderful & unknown of Wellbeing

To list just a few…

  • Laughing for just 15 minutes can burn up to 40 calories, the equivalent of 3 Hershey’s kisses.
  • In some cultures, smelling feet is considered a sign of good luck and prosperity.
  • Sniffing rosemary can improve memory by 75%.
  • Listening to upbeat music can boost physical performance by 15%.
  • Drinking water on an empty stomach in the morning can help detoxify the body and boost metabolism.
  • The average person spends six months of their life waiting for red lights to turn green.
  • The act of hugging releases oxytocin, a hormone that reduces stress and promotes happiness.
  • A 20-minute nap can improve mood, alertness, and performance for up to 10 hours.
  • Research has shown that the simple act of holding a warm drink can make a person perceive others as being warmer and more friendly.
  • A study found that petting a dog for just 15 minutes can lower blood pressure and reduce stress.
  • The color green has been shown to have a calming effect on the brain and reduce stress levels.
  • Research has shown that smelling vanilla can reduce anxiety and increase feelings of calmness.
  • Spending time in nature, even for just 20 minutes, can improve well-being, reduce stress, and increase feelings of happiness.
  • Studies have shown that people who practice gratitude on a regular basis have higher levels of happiness and life satisfaction.
  • Practicing mindfulness meditation for just 10 minutes a day has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety and improve overall well-being.
  • Research has found that people who have a strong sense of purpose in life have better physical health, lower rates of depression, and increased longevity.
  • Eating slowly can increase feelings of fullness, leading to healthier eating habits and improved well-being.
  • The smell of lavender has been shown to reduce stress, improve sleep, and boost overall mood.
  • Holding hands with a loved one has been shown to reduce stress, increase feelings of happiness, and lower blood pressure.
  • Studies have shown that people who regularly practice kindness and generosity have lower levels of stress, increased happiness, and improved well-being.



All interesting, but still, these are not medical or wellbeing advice.

Wellbeing PERMA

The PERMA acronym is a model of Wellbeing theory in the field of positive psychology, by Martin Seligman. PERMA makes up five important building blocks of wellbeing and happiness:

Positive Emotion : feeling good. Including hope, interest, joy, love, compassion, pride, amusement, and gratitude. From exercise, meeting friends, being out in nature, seeing sights, sounds, smells, tastes…

Engagement : being completely absorbed in activities. Living in the present moment and focusing entirely on the task at hand.

Relationships : being authentically connected to others. Feeling supported, loved, and/or valued by others

Meaning : purposeful existence. Belonging and/or serving something greater than ourselves

Accomplishment : a sense of accomplishment and success. Achievement, mastery, competence, attaining goals…

Wellbeing Service

Services relating to the people & groups served

Experience Type

This is a categorisation of the wellbeing experience activity that, in some way, improves your overall Wellbeing

Entertainment : passive watching where you appreciate the activity or performance

Aesthetic : passively engrossed in the beauty or artistic qualities of an object, and not it’s functionality

Sensory : where the activity engages & focuses on one or two of your 5 senses; touch, sight, hearing, smell and taste

Learning : you actively absorb the experience. The activity enhances your knowledge or a skill

Participation : active participation in the activity, where your actions have an effect on the outcome

Volunteer : freely giving your time or knowledge to help others

Embodiment : putting an idea, thought or concept into a physical form or action

Transformation : an activity that takes you from one state (of body, mind or spirit) to a new desired state

Physical , Occupational , Financial , Spiritual
Intellectual , Environmental , Emotional , Social

Wellbeing Dimension

These 8 Wellbeing Dimensions are commonly used in Wellbeing frameworks, to highlight and seperate the various aspects of our lives.

We use these 8 dimensions to categorise listings for better findability, using the filter options.