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International Forum for Wellbeing: Beyond GDP What Comes Next?

We need to move from a society that allows too much for too few, towards a society of wellbeing for all.

The International Forum for Wellbeing held in Grenoble, France, in June 2018 brought together hundreds of researchers, activists, civil society actors, policy makers and active citizens. The Forum aimed to provide a space to question the dominating narrative of economic growth at all costs, and to share ideas, inspiration and practical tools to help different people and groups work together towards a new type of future.

How Society Could Be Happier Beyond GDP: Video with Happy City

“If we use the wrong measures, we will strive for the wrong things” – Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz.

The Network of Wellbeing (NOW) and Happy City hosted a webinar to mark International Day of Happiness and the 50th anniversary of Senator Robert Kennedy’s famous speech about the weaknesses of measuring societal progress only in terms of a growing economy. Check out the highlights and the full webinar video in this post.

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.

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.

Happier Self and a Happier World: Shamash Alidina Webinar Summary

On Tuesday 30th January the Network of Wellbeing (NOW) hosted a free webinar called Happier Self, Happier World with Museum of Happiness Co-Founder Shamash Alidina. The webinar explored themes of self-compassion, mindfulness and 'kindfulness'. This post shares the top five tips Shamash shared in the webinar, as well as a link to the webinar video if you'd like to watch it in full.