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International Older Persons Month: Reflections on Ageing and Friendship

In honour of International Older Persons Month and Mental Health Awareness Week, we’re sharing four reflections from In Praise of Ageing by Carmel Shalev on the theme of ‘friendship’.   Older people are especially vulnerable to loneliness and social isolation – and it can have…

Celebrate Earth Day the Watkins Way

In honour of Earth Day on 22nd April, we’re sharing some fun activities recommended by Watkins authors that can help you make a positive impact on the environment and reconnect with nature. A Year of Forest School by Jane Worroll and Peter Houghton 1. Make…

Meet Your Feet

By Yamuna Zake In honour of National Feet Week, we are sharing an extract from The Foot Fix by Yamuna Zake. In this chapter titled 'Meet Your Feet', Yamuna asks us to take a closer look at our feet and the way we walk. At…

Extract: Living and Loving in the Age of AIDS by Derek Frost

In honour of LGBTQ History Month, we are sharing an extract from Living and Loving in the Age of AIDS, the moving memoir from co-creator of London’s iconic Heaven Nightclub, Derek Frost.   Living and Loving in the Age of AIDS is the tale of…

Read to Succeed: Watkins’ top picks for Expect Success Month

Did you know that February is ‘Expect Success Month’?Expect Success Month is a time to focus on the most powerful secrets and techniques for creating the life of your dreams, but some of us may need a little help knowing where to start. Here are Watkins’…

Four Crafty Ways to Celebrate Samhain This Year

In the Celtic calendar, Samhain is a season to acknowledge the spirit world and our loved ones and ancestors who have passed into the otherworld. Taking time to make crafts that honour our grief and losses, as well as honouring the fertile darkness within our…

How to Have a Happy Menopause All-Year-Round with Nutrition Tips from Jackie Lynch

By Jackie Lynch The media spotlight is very much on the menopause in October – not only is it Menopause Month, but World Menopause Day is on 18th October. But the menopause isn’t seasonal – if you’re one of the 13 million women currently going…

Books for World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day falls on the 10th October every year, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilising efforts in support of mental health.  This year has been difficult for many and if you’re dealing with ill…

Mental Health: How Can We Make a Difference? Take a moment to talk, listen and learn

By Karin Blak Credit: Time to Change 10th October 2020 is World Mental Health Day and this year more than any other, mental health tops the conversations we have and the situations we experience. Anxiety and depression are experienced by more people than ever before…

International Yoga Day 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our lives in a number of ways. However, the lockdown has also given us more time with our families, and more opportunities for spending time together. Why not reclaim your family time with yoga? The practice has innumerable benefits, such…