OK, I've been writing a lot about depressing topics like peak oil and TEOTWAWKI (the end of the world as we know it). So, let's turn to a more positive topic. The New Economics Foundation, a government agency in the UK, has been working to understand and promote the well-being of its citizens. They've identified the 5 Ways to Well-Being, actions people can take to achieve greater happiness and satisfaction in their lives: connect, be active, take notice, keep learning, give.
about this blog
Hi, my name is Diane and I live in Portland, Oregon. I'm learning how to reduce my expenses so I can spend less time working to pay the bills and more time doing things that are meaningful to me, including volunteer work. I'm finding that it's not easy - our economy is designed to keep us trapped in a "spend more, work more" cycle. In this blog, I explore these issues and share insights from experts about the new economy, social justice, sustainable living and related topics. I hope this information is helpful and interesting to you.