Hope: How do we stay hopeful?

When it comes to mental health, one thing I found that is incredibly powerful is the potential for hope. In a beautiful quote, American poet Emily Dickinson says: “Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words — And never stops at all.”

So when times are tough, how do we hold on to hope?

Thanks to the following guests for participating:

Writer, performer, storyteller, and author of How to Be Hopeful Bernadette Russell speaks in length about the importance of hope here.

Parenting teenagers expert and psychologist Angela Karanja

Expert SquareSpace Web Designer, former cookery chef, public speaker, and Sophisticated Cloud founder Claudia Tinnirello

Publicity consultant, media trainer, and author of Breaking into the Media Sandra Coffey

Here are some of the resources from the show:

Rebecca Solnit speaks to Slate on finding hope during the pandemic:

Books looked at this week:

Bernadette Russell: How to Be Hopeful: Your Toolkit to Rediscover Hope and Help Create a Kinder World

Rebecca Solnit: Hope in The Dark

PS. I do not receive commission for reviewing books and talks.

Published by suswatibasu

Suswati Basu is a writer, journalist, producer and feminist activist residing in London. She has written for the Guardian, Huffington Post and the F-Word blogs, and has worked for various media outlets such as the BBC, Channel 4 and for ITV News/ITN. She currently works as a senior intelligence expert.

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