"As soon as we wish to be happier,

we are no longer happy"

Walter Landor

Lots of people experienced in mindfulness and meditation see it as a path to feel more happiness in their lives.  Some feel they are part of a set of tools which cultivate their happiness.  Others feel they enable them to access an innate inner happiness and joy.  Happiness can be elusive, something we speak of finding, feeling, losing and a path we follow.  

At the Mindful Living Show we will be examining this subject in detail. Hosted by journalist Suzy Greaves (Psychologies Magazine), we invite Dr Clare Carlisle (Senior Lecturer, Kings College London), Mo Seetubtim (The Happiness Planner) and Michael Schwammberger (Community of Interbeing) to dissect and debate this emotional subject.


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Suzy will be hosting our panel discussion at the Mindful Living Show 
Paths to Happier Living 
Saturday 3rd June
13.45 - 14.30pm

Why not send in your questions and comments for our panel discussion and come along to the show to hear our expert panellists debate the answers. 

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Happiness is your nature. It is not wrong to desire it.

What is wrong is seeking it outside when it is inside.

Ramana Maharshi

The Keys to Happier Living

Our happiness is not set in stone. Our genes influence about 50% of the variation in our personal happiness and our circumstances affect 10%.  As much as 40% is accounted for by our daily activities and choices we make. So, the good news is that our actions really can make a difference.

Action for Happiness is a charity that has been set up to help create a more balanced, collaborative society that focuses less on consumption and material wealth and more on helping people and communities thrive. Vanessa King will be coming along to the Mindful Living Show to discuss the 10 keys to happier living and how you can simply discover happiness.

Happiness is a state of mind; it lies in the way you look at things - and this can be practiced, influenced, shaped and changed. If we increase our self-awareness, cultivate positive thinking, mindfulness, gratitude, and personal growth, we will increase our happiness level.

In March 2015, Mo Seetubtim launched The Happiness Planner, a beautiful planner/journal that embraces the power of positive thinking, mindfulness, gratitude, and self-development. The Happiness Planner is designed to help you cultivate these key elements. By practising these over and over, one day they will become a part of who you are and no matter what happens in life, you will always find joy and peace from within.

If you would like to see these beautiful planners, visit The Happiness Planner stand at The Mindful Living Show.

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Vanessa King
Board Member
Action for Happiness

Vanessa is the architect of the 10 keys for Happier Living, which have engaged and inspired people around the world to take action for themselves and others and have been used in a wide variety of ways, including in school curricula. Her first book on the 10 Keys to Happier Living was published last year (Headline).

She is a Board member of Action for Happiness (AfH), the leading UK-based not-for-profit that focuses on proactively building skills for psychological wellbeing and resilience. She leads the translation of psychological research into practical action for individuals, organisations and communities as well as Action for Happiness’ consulting work with organisations.
Vanessa is one of a small group people globally to have completed a Masters degree in Applied Positive Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, studying under Martin Seligman and with many of the other leaders in this field.

Her work has been quoted and featured in the Sunday Telegraph, the FT, Sunday Express, Guardian Online, Huffington Post and Psychologies magazine, amongst many other publications. She regularly speaks and runs workshops nationally and internationally. She has two TEDx talks and has delivered a Guardian Masterclass. She has a regular column in Psychologies.

Vanessa is also an experienced leadership, talent and organisational development consultant and has worked with a wide range of organisations around the world. She combines in-depth knowledge of the science of well-being and resilience with her consulting experience help people get the most from themselves and from life and organisations bring the best out of their people.  After her first degree in Psychology and biology Vanessa qualified as a chartered accountant, then her interest in bringing the best out of people, led to career stepping stones that include HR with two international banks and a global consultancy.

She’s endlessly curious, practices yoga, loves design, travel, the arts, food and cooking with friends. 

Mindful Living Show Presentation
Saturday 3rd June
Session Title: Paths to Happier Living

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