Connection & the key to a happy life: two TED talks that could change the way you think forever
In his phenomenal 2015 TED talk (viewed more than 36 million times), Robert Waldinger asked, ‘What keeps us healthy and happy as we go through life? If you were going to invest now in your future best self, where would you put your time and your energy?’
How I’m spending Christmas this year (Hilary’s story)
For many years I volunteered on Christmas Day then spent some time with my elderly Mother. Once my Mother died I was able to spend Christmas entirely on my own and I loved it: a walk on the beach and a lovely veggie curry for Christmas dinner.
How I’m spending Christmas this year (Maxine’s story)
Do what you want at Christmas – whatever makes you happy. Work. Walk. Call someone in a similar situation. Embrace your life. Don’t feel like it’s a lesser life because you are on your own.
Emma Watson says she’s happy being single – judging her misses the point
Singledom is a global phenomenon that’s already here, and is only going to grow. People who pass judgement on those who admit to being happily single are missing the point - the research suggests that as more people than ever before spend more of their lives uncoupled, the people who experience it may benefit, and so should society.