9 episodes

Small Ways to Live Well is a podcast from The Simple Things, a monthly magazine about slowing down, remembering what’s important and making the most of where you live. Hosted by the Editor, Lisa Sykes, in Season 2 she’ll be opening the windows and enjoying the lighter days in ‘The Spring Tonic’ with colleagues and contributors. Each episode will embrace small ways to make the most of the season; a pick-me-up to help us make the mental shift from winter hibernation to an appreciation of spring. It’s a gentle reminder to note and notice what’s going on in your patch. We’ll talk about jobs and jaunts that take you outdoors, projects and pastimes that bring their own satisfaction. And the joys of birdsong, blossom and bluebells.

Released weekly from 1 April this six-week companion will take you from when the clocks go forward in the UK through to the May Day weekend. Season 2: A Spring Tonic is supported by Pause, the mindful activity subscription box from mental health charity, Mind. Find out more and sign up at pauseformind.org.uk/simpleTo subscribe or order a copy of the magazine visit thesimplethings.com

Small Ways To Live Well from The Simple Things The Simple Things

    • Leisure
    • 4.7 • 16 Ratings

Small Ways to Live Well is a podcast from The Simple Things, a monthly magazine about slowing down, remembering what’s important and making the most of where you live. Hosted by the Editor, Lisa Sykes, in Season 2 she’ll be opening the windows and enjoying the lighter days in ‘The Spring Tonic’ with colleagues and contributors. Each episode will embrace small ways to make the most of the season; a pick-me-up to help us make the mental shift from winter hibernation to an appreciation of spring. It’s a gentle reminder to note and notice what’s going on in your patch. We’ll talk about jobs and jaunts that take you outdoors, projects and pastimes that bring their own satisfaction. And the joys of birdsong, blossom and bluebells.

Released weekly from 1 April this six-week companion will take you from when the clocks go forward in the UK through to the May Day weekend. Season 2: A Spring Tonic is supported by Pause, the mindful activity subscription box from mental health charity, Mind. Find out more and sign up at pauseformind.org.uk/simpleTo subscribe or order a copy of the magazine visit thesimplethings.com

    The Spring Tonic Episode 2 - CURIOUS

    The Spring Tonic Episode 2 - CURIOUS

    This week Lisa & Becs are feeling curious and ready to try something new. 

    Join them to explore spring foraging and experimental cooking, picking up the things they tried in lockdown and discovering why being curious is good for all of us. 
    Pop the kettle on and pause for a moment with an original short story plus we’ll hear from Mind, which is supporting A Spring Tonic through Pause, the monthly subscription box.

    To subscribe or order a copy of the magazine visit thesimplethings.com

    • 37 min
    The Spring Tonic Episode 1 - TREAT

    The Spring Tonic Episode 1 - TREAT

    This week we are sharing chocolate and cake with Editor of The Simple Things magazine, Lisa Sykes and Wellbeing Editor, Becs Frank. Join them as they chat about why we love an inessential meal, how a treat lifts your mood, the joy of fresh eggs, time away from the to-do list and whether it’s better to save for something special. There will be time to put the kettle on and pause for a moment with an original short story.
    A Spring Tonic is supported by Pause, the subscription box from Mind


    Click here to find out more about the The Simple Things Magazine

    • 37 min
    The Hibernacle Episode 6 – WONDER

    The Hibernacle Episode 6 – WONDER

    This week  we discuss simple things to marvel at during winter.
    In the last of this season, we embrace the season’s bleak but dramatic landscapes, why we love a small hill, natural spectacles, frost and ice and make mention of dragons…

    Join us in The Hibernacle, hosted by Editor of The Simple Things magazine, Lisa Sykes with Jo Tinsley, regular contributor to the magazine, Editor of Ernest Journal and author of The Slow Traveller.

    The Hibernacle is supported by Charnwood Stoves

    • 38 min
    The Hibernacle Episode 5 - WANDER

    The Hibernacle Episode 5 - WANDER

    This week we take a wander in the Hibernacle. We are seeking ways to overcome the lack of daylight and bad weather to lead us out of winter hibernation. Expect beachcombing, microclimates and lunchtime adventures. NB. Please check the laws around beachcombing for your own location.

    Editor of The Simple Things magazine, Lisa Sykes is chatting with Jo Tinsley, regular contributor to the magazine, Editor of Ernest Journal and author of The Slow Traveller and fellow outdoors fan.

    The Hibernacle is supported by Charnwood Stoves

    • 29 min
    The Hibernacle Episode 4 – WISH

    The Hibernacle Episode 4 – WISH

    We look ahead in The Hibernacle this week; exploring the power of positive thinking, the benefits of armchair travel, stating intentions, making plans and spending time with our hopes and dreams, in our WISH episode.
    Hosted by Editor of The Simple Things magazine, Lisa Sykes and Wellbeing Editor, Becs Frank .
    The Hibernacle is supported by Charnwood Stoves

    • 32 min
    The Hibernacle Episode 3 – CHEER

    The Hibernacle Episode 3 – CHEER

    This week in The Hibernacle, Editor of The Simple Things magazine, Lisa Sykes and Wellbeing Editor Becs Frank don their jolliest jumpers and share good cake as they discover small ways to make winter a bit more merry. Think good mood foods and gatherings, seasonal celebrations and the urge to grow things. And why wearing bright things can help. Put the kettle on and pause for a moment with an original short story.
    The Hibernacle is supported by Charnwood Stoves

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Seth of Sockeye ,

Happy, Happy, Happy!

Wonderful and worthy magazine and now a happy and fun podcast interjecting just the right amount of inspiration, joy and lightness.

gray2188 ,

Love this!

I love the magazine and now I love the podcast! So sweet to hear the hosts living out the articles in the magazine. I’ve been curled up quilting with a cup of something warm and listening to this podcast. More please!

SLB5414 ,

Love love love

Love the Magazine so much! And this podcast is a great addition.

Please consider making this a long term thing! The hosts are delightful and charming. A new favorite!

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