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Feeling Safe by William Bloom

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This excellent book is subtitled How to be strong and positive in a changing world: it’s a short, practical primer on techniques to raise your personal resilience. William’s books inspire me by their skill in presenting ideas which are potentially complex or strange, in common sense mainstream language.  Here, he explores the physiology of resilience, […]

Great Dream: Ten Keys to Happier Living

This is published by Action for Happiness, probably the biggest UK network focussed on happiness.  It may be stretching things to call it a book; it’s a 28-page free download from their website, www.actionforhappiness.org. Along with the ten keys, all helpful, the book suggests ways to use them, for example creating a local group, or […]

What we think about when we try not to think about global warming: by Per Espen Stoknes

What we think about when we try not to think about global warming By Per Espen Stoknes Guest Blog by Jane Sanders There’s a Permaculture principle called the ‘edge effect’ which describes the incredible richness and diversity that is to be found where two habitats meet … for example the edge of a forest. This […]

The Challenger Spirit by Dehnugara and Genkai Breeze

The value of resilience, and purposeful instability… The focus of this well-written book is creating successful, innovative organisations, and the personal skills to enable this.  The authors are co-founders of Relume, a small team who have helped top businesses for many years.  Claire Genkai Breeze draws heavily on her Zen Buddhist training in her approach. […]

Don’t Even Think About It: why our brains are wired to ignore climate change by George Marshall

Don’t Even Think About It: why our brains are wired to ignore climate change. This book is an eloquent explanation of the issue in the title: well-researched, and refreshingly written. It is serious, but not a depressing lecture: the book is entertaining and engaging, partly through its use of stories and interviews as a way […]

“In Time for Tomorrow?” and Carbon Conversations

Rosemary Randall is a psychotherapist and group facilitator who has been involved in the environmental movement for many years.  She writes and lectures widely on the psychological aspects of climate change. Andy Brown is an engineer with a background in the social sciences.  He works in research for the built environment and has been a […]