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Positive Psychology and Finding Your Purpose: Michelle Preston Webinar

Are you keen to find more passion, purpose and meaning in your life but not sure where to start? Or do you have a strong sense of purpose but you often find yourself too strained and stretched to fulfil your mission in a positive way? Then you will likely benefit from watching the recording from our webinar with the wonderful Michelle Preston, who is Founder of Simply Happy and Women on Purpose and is also an expert in Applied Positive Psychology.

Thriving Places Index Launch: Measuring Wellbeing Beyond GDP

A focus on economic growth and GDP as an end in itself has delivered neither equitable or sustainable wellbeing. The global economy doubled in 25 years, but this has been accompanied by carbon emissions rising to dangerous levels. Inequality is reaching such epic proportions that the top 1% now have more money than the bottom 99%. There is an urgent need for new ways to measure our progress.

On Monday 19th February Happy City launched a new Thriving Places Index to help address this urgent need through providing a new local framework of indicators to measure what really counts; namely those factors which make our communities happy, healthy and well.

Community Wellbeing in Action: Five Reasons to Join Birmingham Tour

Here at the Network of Wellbeing (NOW) we are very excited to be working with Birmingham's Wellbeing Services to offer a free tour of their ground breaking projects. The tour will take place on 8th March 2018 from 9.45am until 4pm or 5.30pm (time depends if you’d like to join us for an optional street party!) Here are five top reasons why you should join us there!

Ways to Love People and Planet on Valentine’s Day (and Every Day)

Valentine's Day is upon us. To some it is an opportunity to show romantic love, to others an over-hyped demonstration of consumer culture. But what are the options beyond this, and can Valentine's Day remind us of ways to show love to people and planet today and every day? Check out some of the best ideas and campaigns we've spotted from across the web to help mark this day.

Celebrating Random Acts of Kindness Week!

Did you know that 11th-17th February is Random Acts of Kindness Week? The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation are offering many ways to get involved and share your stories of kindness. To mark this week we wanted to shared five ways to be kind to yourself and others inspired by the Five Ways to Wellbeing.