Book Review- Calm by Michael Acton Smith

Book review: Calm by Michael Acton Smith

Billy has read Calm by Michael Acton Smith – here are his thoughts on this mindfulness-focused book. To fully appreciate the utility of Michael Acton Smith’s Calm, it’s useful to paint a broad picture of the culture it endeavours to influence. In contemporary Western societies, we’re trained to keep ourselves occupied at all times. There’sRead more

"If you're so smart, why aren't you happy?" Book report - Part 2

Book Report: “If You’re So Smart, Why Aren’t You Happy?” (Part 2)

In If You’re So Smart, Why Aren’t You Happy?, psychological researcher and happiness coach Raj Raghunathan argues that happiness is our natural state. Several aspects of socialisation can lead us astray, but Raghunathan aims to remedy this by identifying the “seven deadly happiness sins” and resolving each of them with a corresponding habit of theRead more

Book Report: If You're So Smart, Why Aren't You Happy? (Part 1)

Book Report: “If You’re So Smart, Why Aren’t You Happy?” (Part 1)

Intelligence doesn’t secure happiness. Neither does financial well-being, creative satisfaction or a healthy marriage. Heck, even winning the lottery won’t slap an immutable smile on your face. But despite these hard truths, Raj Raghunathan argues that happiness is our natural state. The problem is that several aspects of socialisation lead us astray. In If You’reRead more