Blog Articles (Page 2)

10 Steps to Ageing Positively

Every decade of life has its pluses and minuses, it gives and takes away. Yet the image of later life is one of unmitigated loss:-  loss of vitality, loss of work, loss of status, loss of functioning and loss […]

Walking the Talk to Wellbeing

I recently met Satish Kumar, a world ambassador for walking, who in the 1960s embarked on an epic 8000-mile peace walk from Gandhi’s grave in Delhi to JFK’s in Washington DC. His description of walking as an ‘antidote to […]

Sustainable Well-being

Bristol is the European Green Capital for 2015. My home city has long been a hub of progressive thinking and innovation. With its chilled West Coast vibe, Silicon Valley (the largest digital cluster outside London) and Oscar-winning filmmakers, you […]

Happy City, Hopeful City

Here’s a preview of my chapter in the forthcoming World Book of Hope…

Hope is a very practical concept. For anyone who struggles with being optimistic, then hope is your way to go if you have a goal you want […]

Portugal: Pessimistic to Positive

Right at the tail end of 2012 I was sitting around a table in Porto with a group of psychologists and economists asking why Portuguese well-being was so low – Portugal hovers near the bottom of European league tables. […]

Beating the Winter Blues

The days are short, the resolutions forgotten. The festivities are over and the festivals are far off. It’s no surprise that the mood can sink as low as the winter sun at this time of year.   The clean fresh […]