Fiona Robards, author of “What makes you happy?” and Emily Dash, deputy chair of FRANS Inc (Making Things happen for People with Disabilities) at the launch of Fiona’s new book at Glebe Library.
Read more: http://www.whatmakesuhappy.com.au/
From Fiona’s website:
“What makes you happy? Most people would answer: ‘I just want to be happy’, Sounds easy right? So why do so many people struggle to find happiness?
The answer is simple. Many of us have adopted lifestyles that don’t support happiness. We lead lives that are rushed, stressful and we focus on things that don’t matter. As individuals we pursue prosperity, while as a society economic growth is almost a religion. But far from improving our wellbeing this obsession often leaves us feeling emotionally impoverished as individuals, depleted as a community and puts an unsustainable strain on our natural resources. We need to rethink our way of life because our unhealthy lifestyles are making us physically and mentally unwell. That’s not a recipe for happy people or a happy planet.”
Read more about Fiona at http://fionarobards.com/.
From the publisher’s website:
“Fiona Robards is a psychologist – with four Masters degrees – but the things that make her happy are simple: a walk with a friend, a movie, travelling, watching waves rise and fall, kindness. In What Makes You Happy? she looks at ten areas of our life, ranging from finances to relationships, personal style to having fun, and through a series of practical exercises and searching questions guides us down the path to finding our own simple solutions to everyday happiness, so that we can stress less and live calmer, richer lives.”