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  • What Would You Tell Your Younger Self?

    What Would You Tell Your Younger Self?

    We asked our founder Ben Jones to write a letter to his younger self...

  • Happy Connections (and why we’re better off together)

    Happy Connections (and why we’re better off together)

    It turns out that we’re happier together. Good, healthy relationships help us thrive. We feel stronger, more equipped for life and we are physically healthier. The key to well-being is to be social and have strong relationships.

  • Too much Screen Time is Damaging Our Health

    Too much Screen Time is Damaging Our Health

    Instinctively we know too much time on screens can’t be good for us. We even make jokes, slightly nervously, about digital detoxes. We go from the computer screen, to the TV, to the ipad to the phone, our eyes constantly grazing, our mind scattered and feeling emotionally delicate. What’s happening? Why can’t we tear ourselves away from them? And why do they make us feel so flat?

  • Three Reasons why Playing Cards is good for us

    Three Reasons why Playing Cards is good for us.

    Playing cards is fun, we know this. But did you know it can also boost our emotional and mental health? It’s a double whammy. It keeps our minds active and provides a social outlet.

    Not that you need an excuse to whip out our playing cards but here are just three reasons why playing cards is genuinely good for you.

  • Families that Play Together, Stay Together

    Families that Play Together, Stay Together

    Do you find that you never see your family? Well, you see them; slumped over their screen on the couch, playing video games in bed, watching the TV in the den, but you don’t get to see see them. You’re all under the same roof. But you’re never together.

  • 5 Tips for Better Relationships that will give you ALL the Feels

    5 Tips for Better Relationships that will give you ALL the Feels

    Hands down the most important thing we have in our lives is our connection with other people. Positive, supportive, trusting relationships give us super-powers. With good people around us we are strong, healthy and brimming with possibilities. We can’t think of anything more valuable, so we’ve put together our top 5 list of how to develop happy relationships in all areas of our lives:

       

    1. How to Make your Family Happy (it’s easier than you think)

      How to Make your Family Happy (it’s easier than you think)

      We love technology, we’re in, 100%. We Skype our grandparents, use Siri to read our shopping lists and hooray for Uber Eats right? But when we’re looking at our screens all the time, we’re missing out on something. And our families and friends are missing out on something too – us. The truth is, too much digital time reduces real lifetime. It inhibits genuine friendly relationships and basic things that we as human beings need to be human, like eye contact and banter!

    2. Why we need to Unplug to Connect

      Why we need to Unplug to Connect.

      A life on screen is not real social contact, which is what we social animals need to feel happy. Screen life reduces meaningful relationships and loses beautiful intimate moments, that can only happen when you’re in the same physical space. Sometimes what we really crave is a chat with another person, face to face. To enjoy real company can feel like an exotic dish we’ve taken off the menu recently.