This is how the Five Ways are described:

Connect… Connect with the people around you. With family, friends, colleagues and neighbours. At home, work, school or in your local community. Think of these as the cornerstones of your life and invest time in developing them. Building these connections will support and enrich you every day.

Be active… Go for a walk or run. Step outside. Cycle. Play a game. Garden. Dance. Exercising makes you feel good. Most importantly, discover a physical activity you enjoy and one that suits your level of mobility and fitness.

Be curious… Catch sight of the beautiful. Remark on the unusual. Notice the changing seasons. Savour the moment, whether you are walking to work, eating lunch or talking to friends. Be aware of the world around you and what you are feeling. Reflecting on your experiences will help you appreciate what matters to you.

Keep learning… Try something new. Rediscover an old interest. Sign up for that course. Take on a different responsibility at work. Fix a bike. Learn to play an instrument or how to cook your favourite food. Set a challenge you will enjoy achieving. Learning new things will make you more confident as well as being fun.

Give… Do something nice for a friend, or a stranger. Thank someone. Smile. Volunteer your time. Join a community group. Look out, as well as in. Seeing yourself, and your happiness, linked to the wider community can be incredibly rewarding and creates connections with the people around you.

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But none of these deal with the meaning of life: why are we here, what is it all about? Why is Wellbeing preferable to Wine, Women, and making Whoopee?

To answer those questions we have to look elsewhere, and Wellbeing Church (the clue is in the name) wants to commend the take on life explained to his followers and disciples before his death in about 33CE by Jesus of Nazareth, the Jewish Messiah, or Christ, expected for centuries since the time of Abraham. Controversially, his followers in the 21st Century believe he is alive and walks with them on their life journey.

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