I was a bit apprehensive about doing a talk to the Sunday Assembly group about how to wire the brain for joy on the 15th November 2015, just two days after the terrific atrocities that happened in Paris. I was still feeling quite stunned and heavy hearted, as I know so many other people were … More May the Joy Be With You – Rewiring the Brain Towards Joy, Sunday Assembly London: 15th Nov 2015
Breaking news!! I am writing a short book that will encompass much of what I’ve learned on my journey thus far. It will contain a number of simple exercises designed to rewire the brain away from stress and towards joy, all backed a little bit by science. I am hoping that it will help others … More Feel Your Feelings
As I was re-reading Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina recently, this quote really stood out to me: “All of the variety, all of the charm, all the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow.” Reading that quote reminded me of the nature of joy. Joy, unlike happiness, is a much more deeply felt experience. Joy is … More What is joy?