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The Case for a Sustainable Wellbeing Innovation Fund

This report was written in the final portion of Life Itself’s first internal Hack Day(s), where we spent 48 hours discussing and developing our ideas around Sustainable Wellbeing. My contribution to this enterprise has focused on how the principle of sustainable wellbeing could be advanced through economic innovation systems. Given it was written in a […]

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Life Itself Conversations: Sustainable Wellbeing

Sustainable wellbeing is an obvious organising principle for society: that we should live in a way that enables future generations to enjoy being alive as much as us (or more). Yet this ethos is not truly at the heart of either the environmental movement or the well-being movement – or society as a whole. Why […]

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Wellbeing and a Moderate Climate Movement

This post summarises the second session of the Wiser Policy Forum, a space to bring together leading experts from across the spheres of policy and civil society to explore new perspectives on traditional policy issues. We were delighted to be joined by Rupert Read, Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of East Anglia and […]

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The Art of Building Communities of Practice for Wellbeing and Presence – Reflections on Buddhafield 2019

Buddhafield is colourful festival of 4000 people that many of us in the Art / Earth / Tech community attend annually. It is sober with very clean loos for a week (!) and fun crazy dancing, saunas, exercises and workshops on everything to decolonisation to Buddhist gratitude practice, to skilful flirting (it’s all about appreciating […]

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A Wellbeing Kuznets Curve

A Kuznets curve for well-being would state that initially well-being increases with material wealth but then at some point it actually starts declining (so as we get richer we get less happy!). To make this concrete think of this example: As wealth increases from a low base, health improves, more food = less hunger; community […]