We have an author in our midst: Canary Riverside resident Mark Hebwood has written Happiness Rules, described as 'self-help for the thoughtful reader'.
"Mark has worked in the City of London as an equity analyst for the last 20 years. In his first book, he has turned his analytical mind to an investigation into the authentic life. In 10 chapters, or 'rules', he presents the methods and tricks he used to make the decisions that worked for him. And these decisions have proven to make him happy.
The first rule explores the key to happiness - how we can understand who we are. Eight further rules talk about how we can find out what it is that we want to achieve, and how to achieve it. The final chapter presents a test we can use to find out how happy we are, and how happy we may become.
But basically, there is nothing special, or private, about Mark's methods - anybody can use them, and they may work for anybody. And that, in short, is the appeal of this book"
Feedback from fellow residents who have read Mark's book has been very positive, and we hope to persuade Mark to hold some readings in the garden this summer. Stay tuned...