Medicine for the Mind Bundle

Thoughtful gifts that offer a little lift & a simple way forward


A bundle of gifts that offer a tender response to a tough times. Each one encourages a simple daily habit that can offer a little lift in different ways. Some encourage observation and reflection, others activities to release low mood and more to draw focus towards the positive in a real and meaningful way.

These gifts say gently, to those you love, that you understand and here whilst offering practical and simple first steps towards a brighter place. Each item is a lean towards more mindful living, greater self-care and deeper self-compassion.

This bundle contains:

Worry beads. Twist them, turn them, click them or count them. Worry beads are a tried and tested way to soothe anxious minds. In many cultures people use beads for prayer, meditation or healing. These glass worry beads are inspired by Greek komboloi, which have no religious or ceremonial association, but are widely used for stress relief. 

Observation journal. A hardback sketching journal. Nothing soothes the mind or sharpens the senses like close observation of the natural world. Use this journal to take notes, make sketches, compose poems, make rubbings, press leaves or collect feathers.

Box of walks. A unique set of illustrated cards exploring the joy of walking. Each card includes a different beautiful illustration by Alexandra Ethell and offers guidance from creative thinkers and veteran walkers. One favourite is:

"I'd walk and think about my entire life. I'd find my strength again, far from everything that had made my life ridiculous." Cheryl Strayed

Three Character strengths pencils. This pack of three character strength pencils is part of a set of 24 graphite pencils. These three capture a triad of strengths from the model that relate to qualities that offer a tender response to tough times. The words on the pencils read:

Humility    Integrity without ego

Kindness     Almost never wasted

Perseverance     Fall down seven times, stand up eight

These three pencils come with an illustrated guide to understanding and using the VIA Character Strengths model for personal development. The leaflet includes ideas on how to put strengths into action that can be used individually or with a group. The model is described in the leaflet in full and a link included to a free and very robust questionnaire to discover your own character strengths.

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Information about the products included with this bundle:

Glass worry beads in an illustrated cloth drawstring bag, packaged in a grey cardboard box. These beads are accompanied by a leaflet explaining their history and how they can be used.

Observation journal. A hardback plain notebook with a belly band that is illustrated both inside and out. The belly band contains instructions on how to cut the cardboard and create a bookmark once unwrapped.

Box of walks. This box contains twelve exquisitely illustrated cards offering guidance from creative thinkers and veteran walkers including Henry David Thoreau, John Burroughs, Bruce Chatwin, Cheryl Strayed, Rebecca Solnit and William Ury.

Three character strengths pencils. The character strengths model is central to the Positive Psychology movement and the work of Martin Seligman. If you focus on your strengths - they will grow. These pencils invite you to hone in on your virtues, to appreciate those that come naturally, and to build on those you are unsure of.