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How Can We Create a Happier World for Ourselves and Others?

How can we create a happier world for ourselves and others? Here at the Network of Wellbeing (NOW) we co-hosted a talk from wellbeing pioneer Nic Marks on this topic in Exeter earlier this month. Nic shared his wealth of experience exploring this question, from his early work on the Happy Planet Index and the Five Ways to Wellbeing, to his more recent engagement with happiness in the workplace.

Building Wellbeing Together Weekend: Amazing Speakers and Stunning Venue!

How can we build wellbeing together; in our own lives, in wider society and in harmony with the natural world? The Network of Wellbeing and Hawkwood College are exploring this question at the Building Wellbeing Together Weekend from 22nd - 24th September 2017, together with many amazing speakers, and we'd like you to join us too!

Happiness And Wellbeing Can Be The Purpose Of The Economy

If we want to change the world, it is important to have a positive vision for where we would like to go. The same is true of creating change in our economic systems and structures. Yes, it is vitally important to fight against injustice and highlight the problems being faced. Yet it is also important to allow space for hope, optimism and positive alternatives. Imagine what the world could look like if economy wasn’t placed above – but instead in service of – the wellbeing of people and planet.

Ideas for a Happier World: Nic Marks’ Public Talk in Exeter on 9th May

Nic Marks is one of the world’s leading thinkers, writers and doers on happiness and wellbeing, having co-created the Happy Planet Index, Five Ways to Wellbeing and Happiness Works. He’s also an inspiring speaker and has given a series of popular TED talks. In this blog post, NOW’s Dr. Larch Maxey introduces an exciting talk by Nic Marks, which NOW will be co-hosting with Exeter University, at 6-8pm on Tuesday 9th May, 2017.

Building Wellbeing Together Weekend – Early Bird Tickets Now Available!

How can we build wellbeing together; in our own lives and in wider society? We invite you to explore this and other related questions with us at a ‘Building Wellbeing Together Weekend‘ from 22nd - 24th September 2017, together with the beautiful Hawkwood College, in Stroud, UK. The Weekend will offer many high profile speakers, interactive sessions and activities, opportunities to connect with others as well as time for deeper reflection.