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Newsletter 5: BBC coverage and Headspace tickets

27 Jan 2011 | Mark Williamson

It's an exciting week for those involved with Action for Happiness, with TV coverage and event appearances taking our message to a wider audience.

A very warm welcome to everyone who's joined us this month - we're now over 3,000 strong and growing rapidly, with 60 countries represented.

BBC coverage: The 'Happiness Challenge'

As many of you have hopefully seen, we've been working with the BBC to run a series looking at happiness all this week on BBC Breakfast.

They have been encouraging viewers to try out some simple actions in their daily lives - including mindfulness, being grateful and acts of kindness for others. The response has been fantastic so far.

You can see the coverage here: The Happiness Challenge.

Exclusive tickets for Headspace event

As part of the Happiness Challenge we partnered with our friends at Headspace who are experts in mindfulness meditation.

In keeping with our theme of kindness they have just offered us 25 free tickets exclusively to our members for their event this Saturday, 29 Jan.

It's a full day in London and a great opportunity to learn mindfulness. Tickets normally cost £125 and include refreshments but not lunch.

You can find out more about the event here: Headspace events. If you'd like to book your free place email info@getsomeheadspace.com and tell them you're an Action for Happiness member.

Our 25 tickets will be allocated on a first come first served basis, but need to be requested individually.

Join the debate online

There's been lots of great discussion on our Facebook page and Twitter feed recently - so please join us there if you haven't already.

Most of our news and ideas relating to happiness are being published on Facebook and Twitter ahead of our new website being launched.

Coming soon…

We've got lots we want to tell you all about - including our "Ten keys for happier living" which Richard Layard outlined in his talk at the School of Life last Sunday. Thanks to everyone who made it along by the way!

Plus we're also firming up plans for our launch event in April which we'd love as many of you as possible to be involved in and attend. So watch this space...


Hope you've all had a positive start to what will hopefully be a great year. We'd love to hear from you at info@actionforhappiness.org

I'll leave you with some great words from the Dalai Lama: "Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions".


Mark Williamson
Director, Action for Happiness



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