Oliver Burkeman is the author of the books ‘The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking’ which explores the upsides of negativity, uncertainty, failure and imperfection, as well as the book: ‘HELP!: How to Become Slightly Happier and Get a Bit More Done’. He is a writer for The Guardian and has a weekly column called ‘This Column Will Change Your Life’ where he writes about; social psychology, self-help culture, productivity and the science of happiness. He’s interviewed everyone from Jerry Seinfeld, Al Gore, Eckhart Tolle, 50 Cent and Malcolm Gladwell among many others.

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Stanley Krippner, Ph.D. is the professor of psychology at Saybrook University. He is internationally known for his pioneering work in the scientific investigation of human consciousness, especially areas such as creativity, parapsychological phenomena and altered states of consciousness. He’s authored, co-authored, or edited 42 books. He is invited to speak all around the globe and in 2002 he received “The American Psychological Association Award for Distinguished Contributions to the International Advancement of Psychology’.

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Carl Honoré is the author of the international bestseller; ‘In Praise of Slow’ which dissects our speed-obsessed society and celebrates those who have gotten in touch with their “inner tortoise” as well as the books, ‘Under Pressure’ and ‘The Slow Fix’. Carl’s TED Talk has been viewed 2 and a half million times and he has been described as “The unofficial godfather of a growing cultural shift toward slowing down”.

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Lynne is an award-winning journalist and the author of 7 books, including her latest book, ‘The Power of 8’ and the 3 worldwide bestsellers ‘The Field’, ‘The Intention Experiment’ and ‘The Bond’ which are all considered seminal books of the New Science and are now translated into 30 languages. She is consistently voted one of the world’s top 100 spiritual leaders for her ground-breaking work with consciousness and the power of intention. Lynne has been a featured speaker in a host of movies, including ‘What the Bleep’, ‘The Living Matrix’, ‘I Am’ and ‘The Abundance Factor’. She is also the co-founder and editor of the world’s No. 1 health magazine, ‘What Doctors Don’t Tell You’ which is published in 14 countries worldwide.

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Dr. Wallace J. Nichols is a scientist, activist and New York Times best selling author of the book ‘Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do’. He is the co-founder of a number of organisations that work to help inspire a deeper connection with nature and create inventive solutions to pressing issues. He’s also the author or co-author of more than 50 scientific papers and reports and has recently been honoured by the Fijian Prime Minister with the Champion of Change Award.

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Sonja Lyubomirsky Ph.D. is Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside. She has been conducting research on happiness for 28 years and has been awarded numerous grants including $1 million from the National Institute of Mental Health to conduct research on the possibility of permanently increasing happiness. She is the best selling author of  the books ‘The How of Happiness’ and ‘The Myths of Happiness’. Her research has been written up in hundreds of magazines and newspapers and she has appeared in multiple TV shows and feature documentaries. Her work has focused primarily on 3 critical questions: 1) What makes people happy? 2)  Is happiness a good thing? and 3) How can we make people happier still?

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