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IN THIS ISSUE:

  • Editorial
  • Dare to Imagine - delving into super-resilience
  • Events for 2018
  • Celebrating Celtic New Year
  • Spooky Internet glitches
  • YouTube Video: Take the tree test
  • Book Blog: Want fresh insights? Change your view!
  • Bonus Blog: Earth Wisdom - Glennie Kindred
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IN THIS ISSUE:

  •     Editorial
  •     Great Wellbeing news for Baby Boomers
  •     Events for 2018
  •     Building Wellbeing Together: debrief
  •     Psst: want some good news?
  •     YouTube Video: Gardening Tips for Personal Happiness
  •     Book Blog: Post Traumatic growth
  •     Bonus Blog: From Krakow to Rome: the Tyrolean Way

 

 

 
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IN THIS ISSUE:

  •     Editorial
  •     Super-Resilience: what, why, how
  •     Upcoming events
  •     Dare to Imagine: growing into the future
  •     Future clues from the USA
  •     Brexit: the heart of the matter
  •     Resources Toolkit: composting the upsides of your downsides
  •     YouTube Video: Exploring super resilience
  •     Book Blog: Active Hope
  •     Bonus Blog: Dance and hug for spiritual wellbeing
 

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • Editorial
  • Dreams against Despair: Thomas Berry and the Power of Myth
  • Upcoming events
  • The truth about Trump: it’s worse than you think, but there’s hope...
  • Resource Toolkit: Manifesting a vision - the Pink Bubble Technique
  • New YouTube Video: Nature vs Bad News
  • Book Blog: Pilgrim Perspectives - Camino di San Benedetto
  • Bonus Blog: Thomas Berry - The Great Work: our way into the future

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • Editorial
  • June 5: World Environment Day
  • Upcoming events
  • Support for the challenges of front line work
  • An update on the American challenge
  • Resource Toolkit: Creative Conflict Resolution
  • New YouTube: composting your challenges
  • Book Blog: Siddhartha by Herman Hesse
  • Bonus Blog: Glubb Pasha's elegant way with challenges

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • Editorial
  • Resilience lessons and the NHS
    Upcoming events
    Nourishing health professionals
    Creative ageing: happiness and health
    Low-cost health care: Zimbabwe style
    Book Blog: age is just a number
    Bonus Blog: the National Elf Service
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IN THIS ISSUE:

  • Editorial
  • Getting happy about President Trump
  • World's happiest countries
  • Upcoming events
  • Being happy if you're 16-21
  • New YouTube: how gardens help your happiness
  • Book Blog: The Book of Joy
  • Bonus blog: happiness in Africa

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • Editorial
  • The Gardener's Way: Fruits of Maturity
  • Alan's new book: Not Fade Away
  • New YouTube video: Ageing and Renewal: Gardens and People
  • Upcoming events
  • Resource toolkit: Love Me Do - reinventing partnership in later years
  • Guest blogs: A view from 56, 71 and 74.
  • You and Yours: Positive Ageing, BBC Radio 4
  • Book blog: Marie de Hennezel
  • Bonus blog: Vita Sackville-west on triumphant elderhood

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • Editorial
  • Resource Toolkit: Friendship Tips
  • A Buddhist view of friendship
  • Good news from 2016
  • New YouTube video: Cultivating Friendship
  • Book blog: The Little Book of Hygge
  • BONUS Blog: Donald Trump and the Second Coming

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • Editorial
  • YouTube exclusive: Donald Trump's Gardening Christmas Message
  • Push back, walk out, or rant? Responses to Trumpiana
  • Pilot Weekend for 16-24's: Help Wanted
  • Resource Toolkit: Using Humour to Defuse Tensions
  • Book blog: Christmas Book List from Hazel Hill Wood
  • BONUS Blog: What makes a wild boar wild?

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • Editorial: Celtic New Year: Planning and Dreaming
  • Bracing up for Hurricane Donald
  • 2017 Events: Make me an offer...
  • Mindfulness training for American cops
  • Resource Toolkit: Planning and Dreaming
  • New YouTube video: Life Plans and Garden Plans
  • Book blog: Your Brain on Nature
  • BONUS Blog: Viniculture in Alsace

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • Editorial: Progress!
  • Update on my book
  • October - November Events
  • New project: Scanning our Future
  • NEW: YOUTUBE clip on Harvesting your Life
  • Resource Toolkit: Cycles of Progress Map
  • Book Blog: The Switch - good news on solar energy
  • BONUS Blog: Adventures around Dartmoor

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • Editorial: Learning from Nature
  • Valuing wild margins - nature, people, teams
  • Events: October 29, November 10 and more
  • Community with Nature: people in a field
  • NEW: YOUTUBE clip on Wild Margins
  • Resource Toolkit: Mapping Your Wild Margins
  • Book Blog: Last Child in the Woods, Richard Louv
  • BONUS Blog: Life lessons from Pep Guardiola

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IN THIS ISSUE:

  • Editorial: so good, so bad, the USA
  • Events for this Autumn
  • If only it mattered less: the US Presidentials
  • NEW: YOUTUBE video clip on Gardening Tips for Personal Happiness
  • Book Blog: This Side of Paradise, Scott Fitzgerald
  • BONUS Blog: Love and Confusion - me and the Mustang Convertible

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • Crisis handling: the gardener's way
  • NEW: Natural Happiness Readers Club
  • Resilience Toolkit: discerning, valuing, tolerating
  • Natural Happiness: upcoming events
  • NEW You Tube video: Watering for Growth
  • Book Blog: Capitalism at Risk, Joseph Bower
  • BONUS Blog: Why we all need comfort zones

Newsletter Issue 3 June 2016

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IN THIS ISSUE:

  • Will a holiday make you happier?
  • About the EU referendum
  • New event: Wild Margins of Organisational Change, Nov 10
  • NEW You Tube video: Mulching your New Shoots
  • Men's weekend Sept 2-4
  • Gardener's Way, Oct 29
  • Toolkit: Personal Energy Audit
  • New: Natural Happiness on Facebook and Twitter
  • Book Blog: Feeling Safe, by William Bloom
  • Bonus Blog: Ethiopia

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IN THIS ISSUE:

 

  • EDITORIAL: Lesser ways to greater happiness
  • NEW Natural Happiness Website
  • New event: Natural Happiness - The Gardener's Way: October 29
  • Blog: 'A really positive uplifting weekend'
  • Toolkit: 7 Seeds Resilience Audit
  • Book Blog: Active Hope, Johnstone and Macy
  • Bonus Blog: Do Sleeper Trains resemble their country's leader?

For four years the focus of my learning and teaching was resilience.  I believe it's a crucial skill set for all of us in these uncertain times, but I've now decided to put another focus beside it: natural happiness.

Since 2011, I've learned lots about the benefits of resilience, but also the limitations of the concept.  Some people find it too cold or 'technical' to engage them.  And I've realised that resilience is a means, not an end.  Few of us would say that resilience was our highest aim in life, whereas many would name happiness.  Like all good concepts, it's over-used and misused: I'm using happiness to mean wellbeing, life satisfaction, lasting joy.