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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.

Non-Violent Communication, Creativity and Supporting Young People: Latest from Totnes Wellbeing Fund

NOW is delighted to announce the three latest recipients of the Totnes Wellbeing Fund: Honouring the Day, Creative Journeys and the Youth Social Events project.

The Totnes Wellbeing Fund aims to support individuals and community groups in Totnes (Devon, UK), offering small seed grants to help turn great ideas to boost wellbeing into reality. Because a small change can make a big difference, we’re keen to support initiatives where a little input from us could really enhance personal, community and environmental wellbeing.

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.

Breaking the Spell of Loneliness and Building Wellbeing Together

Loneliness could be considered the antithesis of happiness and wellbeing. Leading research shows that the single most important action people can take to enhance wellbeing is to ‘connect’ with others. This offers a valuable clue as to the links between loneliness and wellbeing: as loneliness increases, wellbeing and happiness tends to fall, and vice versa. This is one reason why here at the Network of Wellbeing (NOW) we are proud to support the ‘Breaking The Spell of Loneliness Tour’ run by leading journalist George Monbiot and folk singer Ewan McLennan. This Tour has sought to directly address loneliness and build wellbeing by bringing people together to connect, share and enjoy inspiring music.

Building Wellbeing Together: Full Programme and Final Early Bird Deadline!

How can we build wellbeing together; in our own lives, in wider society and in harmony with the natural world?

The Network of Wellbeing (NOW) and Hawkwood College are exploring this question at the Building Wellbeing Together Weekend from 22nd - 24th September 2017 in Stroud, UK - and we'd like you to join us!

We have recently confirmed the full programme for this event. Tickets are on sale now, and we have a limited number of early bird tickets available until 14th July at latest.