Watch out folks. There is a murky world lurking behind the scenes, a sinister cabal of policy-makers, psychologists, CEOs, advertizers and life-coaches, watching you, measuring you, nudging you, monitoring your every smile, all to try and make you happy. We must resist. This, broadly, is the message of sociologist William Davies’ book, The Happiness Industry: Read more…

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I just got back from Wellington College, the boarding school in Berkshire which has been a pioneer in teaching well-being. I was invited to give a ‘fireside chat’ to some of its pupils by the headmaster Anthony Seldon. Seldon is a remarkable person – besides being a successful boarding school headmaster, he’s also very spiritual, Read more…

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The NYT has been doing a good job keeping track of a new market trend in well-being: apps for self-tracking and self-quantification. It wrote in 2010: At a health innovation and investment conference in California earlier this month, there was a lot of energy and excitement about the emerging health and wellness industry…New technology — Read more…

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I’ve been busy the last couple of weeks, moving house, and working on a new AHRC-funded project, The Philosophy Hub, which will launch in May. It will be a network and map of philosophy groups around the world. I need your help with it: if you come across philosophy groups around the world, get in Read more…

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Check out this new app called Buddy App. Look’s a pretty smart CBT app, designed by the South London and Maudsley Foundation Trust. Apparently already being used by several NHS and IAPT services around the UK. Buddy from sidekick studios on Vimeo.

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