We are living in rapidly changing times. How can we take radical action to better care for the world, while also caring for ourselves?
To explore this question, Network of Wellbeing (NOW) and Advaya Initiative - in partnership with Action for Happiness - held an evening with an inspiring panel of change-makers.
In today’s world, we are learning more about what can help us to create truly thriving lives and societies, and many people and projects are working towards more positive visions of the future.
However, there are so many social, political and environmental challenges facing us that it can feel overwhelming. It can be hard to avoid feelings of frustration, demotivation and burnout.
We explored questions of:
• How can we sustain our activism in the long term?
• How can we maintain the strength to confront the world’s problems and adopt new ways of doing things that are better for people and planet?
• What role do practices and topics such as mindfulness, wellbeing and happiness have to do with activism and changing the world?
We were joined by a panel of inspiring and engaging speakers:
• Asad Rehman, executive director of War on Want
• Alex Nunn, head of movement building at Action for Happiness
• Shamash Alidina, author, mindfulness teacher and founder of Museum of Happiness
• Kara Moses, rewilding facilitator, writer and activist
• Paula Haddock, co-organiser of the Mindfulness and Social Change Network, mindfulness trainer and Ulex Project/Ecodharma trainer and advisor.
This event was kindly supported by Eco Soul Hostel, a hub and hostel where people who share values of social change, sustainability and inner wellbeing can connect and inspire each other. Find out more at ecosoulhostel.com.
Our thanks to James Light for production of this video.