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Walking back to happiness

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The school holidays are nearly here and if there’s one thing we’ve learnt over the last few years, it’s that even a short walk...
Take time at the end of each day to look back and focus on three things you are glad about that day. PHOTO: Paul Stachowiack/Pixabay

Don’t live life on repeat: Why we need to put joy first

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You know you feel better after an evening spent laughing – really belly-achingly laughing – with good friends. You go home, sleep well and wake...
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Her Majesty The Queen – in it for the long game

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As we enter this season of celebration for Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations I want to celebrate all that is good and...
Image by jhenning from Pixabay

A common weed with many uses

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Chickweed, Stellaria media, is popping up all over the place at the moment. I keep pulling it out of my flower beds feeling terribly...
Meditations in nature: A woodland galaxy by Dr Susanna Curtin

Meditations in nature: A woodland galaxy

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Every year, they stop me in my tracks. I cannot walk past clumps of wood anemones without pausing to admire their delicate features as...
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Meditations in nature: Ode to a blackthorn winter

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As I come back from an afternoon walk, my face is smarting against the large snowflakes that twist and tumble from a dark, dense...
Diverse Abilities

Advice appointments available for the deaf community

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People who are deaf or speech impaired can now get sign language support when contacting the Advice Team at Diverse Abilities. The disability charity has...
Two local charities, The Foyer Club and Yeovil District Hospital’s Breast Cancer Unit Appeal yesterday received cheques totalling more than £9,000. A bucket collection, organised by The Octagon Theatre

Panto collections raise over £9,000

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Two local charities, The Foyer Club and Yeovil District Hospital’s Breast Cancer Unit Appeal yesterday received cheques totalling more than £9,000. A bucket collection, organised...
Left to right: Mike Wells, John Short of VDub at the Pub, licensee of the True Lover’s Knot Barry Norris and Bob Oliver, vice-chairman of the Parkinson’s Society Dorset branch with the giant cheque for £4,839.69 presented to him

Villagers fund-raise over £4,000 for Parkinson’s UK

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Motorbike enthusiast Mike Wells, who has been living with Parkinson’s for many years and who during lockdown began Painting for Parkinson’s at his home...
Hike the Jurassic Coast and raise money for Diverse Abilities

Hike the Jurassic Coast and raise money for Diverse Abilities

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Keen walkers and explorers are invited to join Diverse Abilities, Dorset’s disability charity, and take on the Jurassic Coast Challenge over May 14 and...

Latest Health & Wellbeing Stories

Walking back to happiness

0
The school holidays are nearly here and if there’s one thing we’ve learnt over the last few years, it’s that even a short walk...

Don’t live life on repeat: Why we need to put joy...

0
You know you feel better after an evening spent laughing – really belly-achingly laughing – with good friends. You go home, sleep well and wake...

Her Majesty The Queen – in it for the long game

0
As we enter this season of celebration for Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations I want to celebrate all that is good and...