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Notes from Ben
10 minutes | May 6, 2021
Ben discusses Land Art, and particularly two of its great artists, Richard Long and Andy Goldsworthy. Full notes and more at notesfromben.com
14 minutes | Apr 29, 2021
Ben is back in the woods chasing cuckoos and discussing creative inspiration, ways of learning, footpaths, and the 'excitement' of spring. Full notes and more at NotesfromBen.com
11 minutes | Apr 23, 2021
Ben talks about the name change of this podcast, from Being Happiness to Notes from Ben, creativity, sharing what you create, making art everyday, Agnes Martin, reading or not reading the news, and more. Show notes at NotesfromBen.com
15 minutes | Jun 28, 2019
Ep. 10 - The Pillar Is You
What happens when pillars of strength in our lives disappear or don't show up? Three stories, two disappearing teachers and one dad-delivered home birth, show us how we are the pillars in our own lives. Visit Beinghappiness.com
23 minutes | Jun 13, 2019
Ep. 9 - Ending All Stress and Acheivement Anxiety
Ben discusses how to reduce all stress in our lives, and looks at achievement anxiety, and how we can find better ways to measure achievements that really matter. Visit beinghappiness.com for more!
10 minutes | May 30, 2019
Ep. 8 - Everything Turns Out OK
Ben talks about the wonder of impermanence, and how it can help us weather difficult events in our lives, plus how to deal with difficult politicians, and a favourite Zen tale... visit beinghappiness.com
12 minutes | May 10, 2019
Ep. 7 - The Meaning of Life
Ben looks at the meaning of life! We go on a philosophical journey with help from Albert Camus and Thich Nhat Hanh to come up a wonderful way of living. Visit beinghappiness.com for more and to sign up for the newsletter...
12 minutes | Feb 18, 2019
Ep. 6 - Celebrating and Angry People
Today Ben looks at celebrating life even in difficult moments, how to deal with angry people, how we can see what people are saying yes to when they say no to us, and why Richard Branson plays tennis. Join me at beinghappiness.com
13 minutes | Jan 25, 2019
Ep. 5 - What the world needs
Ben looks at purpose anxiety and possible solutions, and how to feel like the king of the world! See beinghappiness.com for show notes...
8 minutes | Jan 18, 2019
Ep. 4 - Too many cows
Ben talks about how our body can let us know when we are doing the right thing or not, and tells a favourite tale from long ago that can help us enormously to see what we might better be focusing on in life. Visit beinghappiness.com
9 minutes | Jan 9, 2019
Ep. 3 - What Fulfills Us
Ben talks about a surprising day where he learned a lot about what leads to a fulfilling life, how easy it is to abandon our needs in favour of achievement-seeking, and how to reconnect with what those needs really are. Show notes at Beinghappiness.com
10 minutes | Dec 28, 2018
Ep. 2 - Look After Today
Ben talks about the origins of his interest in mindfulness, trips to Plum Village, and the importance of looking after every day, as the best way of taking care of the future. See beinghappiness.com for links, notes and more.
8 minutes | Dec 12, 2018
Ep. 1 - Planet Earth is Still Wonderful
Ben looks at the idea that beyond today's media, if we listen to the voices that show human life is improving, and look at the beauty of the world around us, we find great happiness and meaning in our lives. Visit beinghappiness.com
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