Personal & Planetary Well-being
3 Keys to Personal & Planetary Well-being…
One of the pathways to embracing a lifestyle that has a light footprint on the Earth, is finding ways to feel happy, satisfied, and even "luxurious" whilst living a simple lifestyle. In contrast to messages embedded in our consumerist culture, we actually don't need a lot of materialistic "stuff" in order to feel good.
Psychological research shows that, once we have met our physical needs for shelter, food and health, the greatest predictors of well-being include:
- connection with nature, each other and ourselves
- staying awake to what is happening in the "here and now"
- engaging in positive action towards protecting and caring for our world.
These are the very same steps that will also create planetary health.