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WordFest Live Rescheduled to December 16

The entire WordFest team of organizers and volunteers is excited to be actively planning for the next WordFest live this year. We do regret to inform you that, …

Remote Work: the Surprising Effects on Wellbeing

Working from home may have some drawbacks, but the benefits far outweigh any negativity. This post looks at finding the good in remote work.

10+ Practical Tips for Actually Getting Through Work-from-Home Stress

Work from home stress can be super difficult to deal with, but here are practical tips from a qualified expert and the GoDaddy team.

We Need Your Expertise: Open Call for Speakers

Are you knowledgeable in WordPress, workflows, mental wellness, remote working, business, or do you have insights on moving forward in trying times? What about similar topics? Do you …

Hello World – #WPGLOBAL the rebranded Virtual #WPLDN

On February 27, 2020, the #WPLDN community came together for what, we didn’t realise at the time, would be the last time for over two years. Today I’m …

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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 …