Pursuit Of Happiness, The [Radio Scotland]

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01Ali Campbell2012053120120603
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Neil Mackay goes in pursuit of happiness with life coach and self-help author Ali Campbell

1/5 Did you know, in Scotland, last year the sales of Self-help books were up by 15% whilst the rest of the book market saw a decline?

Surprised by that, Investigative Journalist Neil MacKay is going in Pursuit of Happiness for this BBC Radio Scotland series to explore the secrets to happiness which seem to reside between the covers of self-help books. This week, Neil speaks to self-help author Ali Campbell; or 'Mr Fix it' as he's dubbed about his book "Just Get On With it, A Caring, Compassionate Kick up the ass!" and questions if a good kick up the backside is all we really need to attain happiness.

Neil Mackay goes in pursuit of happiness with life coach and self-help author Ali Campbell

1/5 Did you know, in Scotland, last year the sales of Self-help books were up by 15% whilst the rest of the book market saw a decline?

Surprised by that, Investigative Journalist Neil MacKay is going in Pursuit of Happiness for this BBC Radio Scotland series to explore the secrets to happiness which seem to reside between the covers of self-help books. This week, Neil speaks to self-help author Ali Campbell; or 'Mr Fix it' as he's dubbed about his book "Just Get On With it, A Caring, Compassionate Kick up the ass!" and questions if a good kick up the backside is all we really need to attain happiness.

02Dr David Hamilton2012060720120610
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Neil Mackay speaks to Dr David Hamilton about the science of happiness.

2/5 In Scotland, last year the sales of Self-help books were up by 15%. Which, suggests many of us are trying to improve our lives in some way. For this BBC Radio Scotland Series, Investigative Journalist Neil Mackay is going in 'The Pursuit of Happiness'. Neil wants to try and find out what exactly is the key to a happier life? But do these answers really lie between the covers of a self-help book and what makes these self-help guru's think they have all the answers? Today Neil speaks to Author and Scientist Dr David Hamilton who believes the secret to happiness lies in our thoughts...and what's more, he can prove it!...so is happiness, really as simple as positive thinking? Tune in to find out.

03Dr Mark Williamson2012061420120617

Neil Mackay speaks to Dr Mark Williamson about how we can create a happier society.

3/5 In Scotland the sales of Self-help books are booming which suggests many of us are trying to improve our lives in some way.

Investigative Journalist Neil Mackay is going in The Pursuit of Happiness, to try and find out what the secrets are to living a happy life.

In his quest he's joined by Dr Mark Williamson, Director of Action for Happiness, a movement committed to building a happier society.

Will Mark convince Neil he has some of the answers?

3/5 In Scotland the sales of Self-help books are booming which suggests many of us are trying to improve our lives in some way.

Investigative Journalist Neil Mackay is going in The Pursuit of Happiness, to try and find out what the secrets are to living a happy life.

In his quest he's joined by Dr Mark Williamson, Director of Action for Happiness, a movement committed to building a happier society.

Will Mark convince Neil he has some of the answers?

04Lynda Field2012062120120624

Neil Mackay speaks to Lynda Field about how to go from fed up to fabulous in 10 days!

4/5If the booming sales of self-help books here in Scotland are anything to go by more and more of us are trying to change our lives for the better... but do the answers to our problems really lie within the covers of lifestyle books?

For this BBC Radio Scotland series, Investigative Journalist Neil Mackay is going in 'The Pursuit of Happiness'.

He wants to find out what the key to a happier life is and why these self-help gurus think they have all the answers?

Today Neil talk with life coach and author; Lynda Field, who believes she can 'Fast track us all to happiness' from fed-up to fabulous in just 10 days.

05 LASTJohn Whiteman2012062820120701

Neil Mackay speaks to John Whiteman about how to feel fantastic in nine days!

5/5 Did you know, in Scotland, last year the sales of Self-help books were up by 15% whilst the rest of the book market saw a decline? "

Surprised by that, Investigative Journalist Neil MacKay is going in Pursuit of Happiness for this BBC Radio Scotland series to explore the secrets to happiness which seem to reside between the covers of self-help books. John Whiteman, his guest today is author of '9 days to feel fantastic' - which is some claim! But what makes John think he has all the answers? And what exactly is happiness anyway and can you really find it in just 9 days?