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Be a change-maker

Empathy is in our DNA.  We are naturally generous souls and happier when we do something for others.  Being too busy with ‘life’ and all it’s challenges isn’t an excuse!   Start small and notice how it makes you feel.  Spend time working out how you might heal and help people close to you.  It’s easier than you think and you will find others notice and follow your example.

Love your community

Offer a lift, buy a little extra for your local foodbank, surprise someone in hospital who doesn’t get visitors. Or visit someone just out of hospital who can’t get out and about yet....

Keep in touch

We’ve been taught we need to do more, earn more, experience more, to be happier. It’s simply not true.  We’re social beings, we thrive when we enjoy close relationships with those we care about. Spend time with those you love. Make a list of people......

Lone nuts are leaders

Just to prove you don’t need to be superman to be a leader and change-maker, here are a couple of fun and famous examples. One is about starting a movement, the other about how one man tackled a multi-national and won!...

Make business a force for good

The triple bottom line – where a business cares as much about people and the planet as profit – isn’t pie in the sky idealism. Hundreds of companies are already Benefit Corporations (Ben & Gerry’s is one of the higher profile ones).  Progressive business people......

Create change

Two pioneering organisations that have made huge strides in a short time are Feedback, which has the small ambition of putting an end to food waste, and the Transition Network, which encourages people to get together and change where they live from the inside out.......

Just do it

It’s easier than ever to volunteer. Put in your postcode and Do-it will find you local opportunities. If life’s already packed check out micro-volunteering, those little one off, short term, ad hoc things you can do instead of posting on Facebook or watching TV. Their......

Take the Time

Love yourself – advice writ large by psychologists, counsellors, mentors et al. Start by encouraging kids (and their teachers) to focus on kindness proven to build their self esteem (and get better results).  And don’t forget to be gentle with yourself – just 2 minutes......

A happier life is a generous life.

So let's focus on happiness and meaning. What's stopping you?