Choosing To Be Positive

This section focuses on people who act as positive encouragers.

It also provides practical tools and exercises that people can use in their own ways.

W is for Bronnie Ware: Learning From The Top Five Regrets Of The Dying

Bronnie’s life changed when she worked in palliative care. She found that many people experienced a sense of peace before they died.

Learning from them, she discovered that some had regrets. She Read more

C is for Clayton M. Christensen: How Will You Measure Your Life?

Clayton co-wrote the book How Will You Measure Your Life? Looking at his own life, he asks the following questions.

Is there something that I can leave the world that is something Read more

V is for George Vaillant: Positive Aging

George is a psychiatrist a professor at the Harvard Medical School. Much of his career has focused on studying recovery from illnesses and addictions, but he is also known for writing Triumphs of Experiences.

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D is for Design For Change: Enabling Children To Shape The Future

Kiran Bir Sethi is the founder of a global movement called Design For Change. This encourages children to express their ideas for a better world and put them into action.

Here is an excerpt Read more

N is for Michael Norton: How Money Can Buy Happiness

Michael explains how money can in fact buy happiness. The key, however, is:

To spend money on ways that benefit other people.

Here is an overview of the themes that Michael and his colleagues Read more

B is for Amanda Boxtel: Growing From Pivotal Moments In Our Lives

In February 1992 Amanda had a skiing accident that broke her back in four places. Accepting the reality of the situation, but still full of hope, she focused on shaping her future. She Read more

H is for Alice Herz-Sommer: Her View That Life Is Beautiful

Many people were inspired by Alice Herz-Sommer. A survivor of concentration camps, she believed people could choose to be optimistic.

Alice died in February 2014. This article provides links to some of the interviews Read more

M is for Alice And Richard Matzki: The Art Of Aging

Alice and Richard Matzki are both artists. Here they take a look at aging through a series of projects that confront their fear and curiosity about growing old.

They explore physical changes, sensuality and Read more

H is for Todd Henry: Doing Your Best In Life

Todd’s books encourage people to be creative. They also provide practical tools that enable people to do their best in life.

You can discover more about Todd’s work via the following link.

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W is for What Kids Can Do

Barbara Cervone and Kathleen Cushman co-founded the non profit organisation What Kids Can Do in 2001.

The video above highlights some of Barbara’s work that led to here winning the Encore Purpose Read more