Kate Humble A Year of Living Simply

In A Year of Living Simply, Kate Humble explores the route to real, deep, long lasting happiness and asks whether our lives have just become overly crowded and that we’ve lost sight of the things - the simple things - that give a sense of achievement, a feeling of joy or excitement? Her book questions whether we need to take a step back, reprioritise and just make our lives more simple. If there is one thing that most of us aspire to, it is, simply, to be happy. And yet attaining happiness has become, it appears, anything but simple. Having stuff - The Latest, The Newest, The Best Yet - is all too often peddled as the sure fire route to happiness and yet, in our consumer-driven society, depression, stress and anxiety are becoming ever more common, affecting every strata of society and every age, and even, worryingly, the very young. A Year of Living Simply is Kate Humble’s fresh and frank exploration of a stripped-back approach to life. It is uplifting, engaging and inspiring - and will help us all find balance and happiness every day.

If there is one thing that most of us aspire to, it is, simply, to be happy. And yet attaining happiness has become, it appears, anything but simple. Having stuff - The Latest, The Newest, The Best Yet - is all too often peddled as the sure fire route to happiness. So why then, in our consumer-driven society, is depression, stress and anxiety ever more common, affecting every strata of society and every age, even, worryingly, the very young? Why is it, when we have so much, that many of us still feel we are missing something and the rush of pleasure when we buy something new turns so quickly into a feeling of emptiness, or purposelessness, or guilt? So what is the route to real, deep, long lasting happiness? Could it be that our lives have just become overly crowded, that we've lost sight of the things - the simple things - that give a sense of achievement, a feeling of joy or excitement? That make us happy. Do we need to take a step back, reprioritise? Do we need to make our lives more simple? Kate Humble's fresh and frank exploration of a stripped-back approach to life is uplifting, engaging and inspiring - and will help us all find balance and happiness every day.

Kate Humble is a farmer, writer, activist, entrepreneur and on of the UK's best known TV presenters. Her books have been shortlisted for the Wainwright Prize and The Edward Stanford Travel Writing Award.

Listing Details

Friday 15th October 2.00pm

Venue

Dorford Centre, Bridport Road

Ticket Prices

Adults: £10.00

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Tickets will be on sale from 26th August.

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