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Why Sadness Matters - with Helen Russell

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Join us for a special event with author Helen Russell to learn how a healthier approach to sadness can help us cope better and live happier

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Could learning how to embrace sadness actually help us be happier in the long run?

If you've been feeling sad at all recently, that’s okay – you’re certainly not alone. Having researched happiness for the past eight years, Helen has come to realise that sadness is more common than society would have us believe – and it’s also taboo. We're often so busy trying to avoid feeling sad that we undermine our wellbeing and actually make things worse. This is a big problem, especially now in the middle of a global pandemic.

Even if we know that sadness is natural, we’re not always good at allowing for it. But sadness is going to happen for all of us - and so it’s time to start facing our problems and talking about them. Studies show that, rather than striving to be constantly happy, we could all benefit from learning the art of sadness and how to handle it well.

The event will take place on Zoom at 7pm London time (GMT).

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Helen Russell is a journalist and bestselling author of The Year of Living Danishly, Leap Year, Gone Viking and The Atlas of Happiness. Her new book is How To Be Sad: Everything I’ve learned about getting happier, by being sad. She's also a TEDx speaker and gives keynote talks internationally.

The event will be hosted by Dr Mark Williamson from Action for Happiness.


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