Looking forward to breakfast with top psychologist Maureen Gaffney at High Road House next week (Weds 22nd).
I’m half way through her new book - FLOURISHING, HOW TO ACHIEVE A DEEPER SENSE OF WELL-BEING, MEANING AND PURPOSE – EVEN WHEN FACING ADVERSITY.
If you make it past the title without running out of oxygen, you’ll find a very easy read through some difficult topics – happiness at home, stress at work, the view we have of ourself and each other, the role of our parents in our future and, crucially, the daily balance of positive to negative experiences (3:1) which Maureen believes can mean the fine line between well-being or, to put it bluntly, depression.
The same is true for corporations, families and individuals, who each have an instinctive tendency to focus on negative information rather than positive news and ideas. It’s all to do with survival, apparently; threats to our safety are fast-tracked through our brains, barging past good vibes to demand our immediate attention.
If you’d like to apply for a guest place and meet Maureen in person, contact email@example.com. £10 covers breakfast and a signed copy of the book. In association with the iconic bookseller FOYLES.