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TED talks: Ideas about Happiness worth Spreading

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TED is an organisation that believes passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and ultimately the world.

Many of TED's past speakers (including founding members of Action for Happiness) have given fantastic advice about how we can live more meaningful, satisfying lives.

The co-organisers of the Brighton AFH group have found many TED talks to be enjoyable, thought-provoking and inspiring. Hence, we have decided to devote an evening to focusing on three relevant talks. We will watch the videos together, discuss their message and consider how each talk could make a lasting difference to our own and others' happiness.

Happiness is linked to our thoughts, feelings and behaviour so we have chosen three talks, one for each of these.

1. A talk about the possibility of creating happiness by changing our thoughts about our world and circumstances.

2. A talk about the challenge and importance of opening our hearts and connecting with other people.

3. A talk about a simple action we can take regularly to increase happiness for ourselves and others.

Joshua French has loved uplifting others since he was little, making funny faces in his high chair. He is a co-organiser of Action for Happiness in his spare time and a committed happiness-spreader at work too. As co-founder and facilitator with Bailey & French (, he helps organisations be happier and more successful by focusing on employees' strengths.