Reasons for Hope in a Changing World: Chandolin Retreat Review

By Florence Scialom

“The last thing the world needs is our despair… if we want to be agents of change we need to cultivate qualities of hope, understanding, happiness and love”.

These are the words of Ha Vinh Tho, one of the teachers at a retreat I recently attended in Chandolin, Switzerland. The retreat was called Transformation and Healing: Ancient Wisdom for a New World, and explored how we can bring more hope and positive action to these changing times we live in. Continue reading “Reasons for Hope in a Changing World: Chandolin Retreat Review”

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Can Mindfulness Change the World? Daniel Goleman Event Review

By Florence Scialom

This post was originally published via Action for Happiness.

Last week I attended an Action for Happiness event called From Mindfulness to Action, featuring the renowned author and Emotional Intelligence expert Dan Goleman.

The theme of the event was the relationship between mindfulness and social change; or how our personal happiness connects to the influence we can have on the wider world. Continue reading “Can Mindfulness Change the World? Daniel Goleman Event Review”

Can Happiness Change the World? Three Lessons from Bhutan

By Florence Scialom

This post was originally published via the Network of Wellbeing (NOW).

“Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing” – Arundhati Roy.

The powerful words above from author Arundhati Roy have often inspired me, because they remind me that many people are working – often quietly, yet powerfully – towards new ways of living, to counteract the environmental destruction and political chaos we see in the world today. Continue reading “Can Happiness Change the World? Three Lessons from Bhutan”

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