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Giving Tuesday – A Thank You

It’s hard to believe Giving Tuesday is here! It’s been a year of growth and opportunity for us at Big Orange Heart, and we’re keen to do a …

Overcoming Pain and Understanding Hope: A Self-care Journey

When I set out on my mental health journey, I had no idea that it would be this…complicated.  There are millions of blogs, videos, and books to help …

Color My Heart Orange: Our First Ever Coloring Book

Providing for the mental wellbeing of remote workers and funding the resources necessary to do it is an ongoing job. But have no fear, the creative team at …

Times of Grief as a Business Owner

Yesterday I sat with a family member, listening and comforting, as they planned their funeral. This family member has a diagnosis that has given them an estimated timeline …

WordFest Live 2022 – Call For Speakers Now Open

What have you learned? What do you know? What do you want to share with the global WordPress community? Share your knowledge with the world at Big Orange …

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The WordPress Community Mental Health & Well-being Survey 2019

Our last year Throughout 2018; 28 volunteers donated 3,302 hours of their time to help Big Orange Heart deliver 792 hours of mentorship and companionship to members of the WordPress community, while 925 community members registered to attend a Big Orange Heart event. On the 24th August 2018 Big Orange …

One of us; we are all “one of us”

Goodness, it’s harder than it seems, to write stuff quite so personal somewhere beyond one’s personal blog (and even that takes some gumption at times). My first #PressForward post was to be part of a personal month-long topic of “Good Enough” across the various blogs and online places in which …

An Open Letter to the WordPress Community

Big Orange Heart Needs Your Help

Image credit: @WPBristolPeeps There are a few key areas that are our current focus: Fundraising Website content Impact report Mental health survey If you’re able to dedicate any time to any one of these areas we’d be very grateful. If you’re unsure how you can help, we’d be happy to schedule …

Take time for your mental health

Do you set aside time to look after your mental health? Do you feel buried underneath huge amounts of work, clashing deadlines or moving targets? Working in the fast-changing communications and web world can mean a culture of always-on and feeling you can never escape. Starting from World Mental Health …

WordPress, the Community and Your Mental Health

Recently I had the honour to be invited to speak at the Greenville, South Carolina WordPress Group.  Being UK based, I had two choices; jump on a plane the day after (the amazing) WordCamp Brighton where I’d also had the honour to speak or do a video link up. So 11pm …

Big Orange Heart #PressForward Campaign

Big Orange Heart are supporting and promoting positive mental health within the WordPress community. The team behind the Big Orange Heart charity come from a place of experience and understanding. We appreciate the challenges, the extreme highs and extreme lows of running web and digital-focused businesses, because we are business …

Color My Heart Orange

Color My Heart Orange – a collaborative and community-focused project – is the first in a series of mindfully focused coloring books by Big Orange Heart.

Now Available 

An illustrated image of three internal pages from the book Color My Heart Orange