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In June, I decided to take photos of the sky each day. If I missed a day it didn’t matter, and there was no need to beat myself up about it. Over the month I started to notice the sky more. I still appreciate beautiful skies now. Taking photos of the sky got me noticing how green the city is, so in July I tried to take a photo of a tree each day. The other thing I started to notice was the man made buildings; so for August I’m taking photos of buildings and using the hashtag #Augustbuildings . One Twitter friend said this was an active form of mindfulness. I certainly know that “taking notice” is one of the five ways to well-being – 5 areas that are thought to be improve mental well-being. Do feel free to join me!!

learning2float:

There is no them and us..anyonof us can find ourselves in need of the support of the welfare state..as I discovered only this year

Originally posted on purplepersuasion:

103,545 people on Facebook like “I hate benefit scrounging work shy bastards.”

What separates them from benefit claimants? One event beyond their control.

One departmental downsizing

One ruptured blood vessel

One car accident that you couldn’t prevent

One expected baby born with an unexpected disability

One company that suddenly tumbles into receivership

One slip, one trip, one fall on the ice, the rug, the pavement, the stairs, the shower

One bereavement you couldn’t get over

One rolling contract not renewed this financial year

One frail elderly parent you cannot bear to be cared for by strangers

One faulty gene triggered into rapid action

One unscrupulous employer who learns you are pregnant

One partner who was supposed to be “too young” for dementia

One paid job now done by an unpaid intern

One medical image confirming the worst

One mental health breakdown you never saw coming

One pension fund that didn’t…

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July 31st #Julytrees

An avenue of trees!

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Trees in the London built environment

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I’ve enjoyed taking photos of trees through July. For August, I think it’s going to have to be buildings. #Augustbuildings

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Trees by a castle. (Ludlow)

Trees by the river Avon in Stratford. Love rivers!

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Having to pinch myself that this is the view our of my friends house!! This tree looks heart shaped!

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Green in the city – discovering Woodgate valley country park

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