Feel empowered by real experiences, from real people. Get involved with the global movement celebrating women and girls, discover the influencer breaking down barriers, and take action to end stereotypes around eating disorders
The Wellfulness Project
‘Wellfulness’ is all about using mindfulness to improve your wellbeing. You don’t need to practise meditation, mindfulness can be used anywhere at any time. The Wellfulness Project will guide you through how to apply mindfulness in everyday life.
Out 5 March, Octopus Publishing Group, £16.99
2. Out and about
London Dog Week
This week-long celebration is all about the power pups have to bring people together. Head to the capital to enjoy fashion exclusives, interactive experiences, and competitions, all while raising money to support the welfare of dogs around the country. It’s bound to have tails wagging!
23–29 March, for more information head to londondogweek.com
3. Put on a show
Women of the World Festival
Women of the World is a global movement celebrating women and girls. This year is the 10th anniversary of the WOW festival, and it’s set to be bigger than ever! Visit the festival for three days of events, performances, and debates from the world’s leading speakers, activists, and performers.
6–8 March. To find out more, visit thewowfoundation.com
Amber lives with muscular dystrophy, which has left her unable to walk long distances, and has made daily activities more challenging. To help distract herself, Amber began to embrace her passion for cosplay, and now she inspires thousands with her complex costume designs, eye-catching photographs, and ingenious incorporation of her wheelchair.
Follow @amber_kohaku_chan on Instagram
5. Tech Tip-Offs
ThinkUp Positive Affirmations
Do you want to develop a more positive mindset? ThinkUp helps you achieve this by allowing you to choose a positive affirmation, record yourself saying it, and listen to it daily. You can record multiple affirmations specific to your goals, and add your favourite music and photos to tailor the app just for you.
Download from the App Store and Google Play, find out more at thinkup.me
6. Lend us your ears
How Did We Get Here?
Ever wonder how you ended up in a certain situation? Close friends Claudia Winkleman and Professor Tanya Byron discuss the real-life difficulties their guests are facing, and help them to understand why they can’t put into practice what they know they should do.
7. Square eyes
This Disney favourite is back with a bang in this live-action feature film. Mulan tells the story of a young Chinese woman who disguises herself as a male warrior in order to protect her father. Far from a princess waiting to be saved from her tower, this script is filled with female empowerment.
In cinemas 27 March
8. Treat yourself
WAKEcup coffee cup
If you’re trying to go green, a reusable coffee cup is a great way to cut down on the plastic! The WAKEcup coffee cup is made from sustainably farmed bamboo and stainless steel, and 10% of profits go directly to The Marine Conservation Society. Start saving the planet with your coffee.
£19, visit globalwakecup.com for more
9. The conversation
Eating Disorders Awareness Week
Anyone affected by an eating disorder deserves support, no matter what their diagnosis, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, age or background. This week is about breaking down the stereotypes around eating disorders, and sharing real-life stories about how people are affected.
2–8 March, get involved at beateatingdisorders.org.uk
10. Get going
Getting active doesn’t mean you have to give up all tasty temptations! Choose between 5K or 9K routes, and refuel at the chocolate stations as you walk or run around the track. Prizes are on offer for the top three finishers, as well as the best fancy dress.
7 March, find out more at chocathlon.co.uk