How to Be Hopeful

Your Toolkit to Rediscover Hope and Help Create a Kinder World

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Pub Date 10 Sep 2020 | Archive Date 01 Dec 2020

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'Hope is the alchemy that turns a life around, and Bernadette's Russell's delightful and informative book gives us the toolkit to ignite hope in each of us.' - Julia Samuel, author of Grief Works and This Too Shall Pass 


Whether we're grieving or afraid, worn down by everyday troubles or relentless bad news, there is always hope. As an expert on the multiple benefits of hope and kindness, Bernadette Russell reveals how hope can be nurtured by all of us, even in uncertain times. 


Filled with cutting-edge research, timeless philosophy and tales of triumph over adversity, this uplifting and essential toolkit will give you all you need to cultivate hope in yourself, your community and in our future. 


With plenty of 'try this' tips and case studies of everyday 'hope heroes', How to Be Hopeful will inspire you to live and to act with renewed hope for a more compassionate world. 

Hope is the fuel that transforms our lives.

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'The perfect book for troubling times. The ideas and exercises in How To Be Hopeful will soothe your soul.' - Katherine May, author of Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times

'Everyone needs to read this book.' - Dr Mark Williamson, director of ACTION FOR HAPPINESS 

'Bernadette reminds us of our values and ideals and that each of us has power to affect change.' - Vera Chok, co-author of The Good Immigrant 

'Exactly what is needed right now. Hope AND action.' - Stella Duffy O.B.E, author and co-founder of Fun Palaces campaign for cultural democracy

'Hope is the alchemy that turns a life around, and Bernadette's Russell's delightful and informative book gives us the toolkit to ignite hope in each of us.' - Julia Samuel, author of Grief Works and ...


A Note From the Publisher

BERNADETTE RUSSELL is an expert on hope and kindness and the creator of the ‘How to be Hopeful’ podcast. She is also a writer, performer and activist who plants a lot of trees – and helps others do the same. She is the author of The Little Book of Kindness and The Little Book of Wonder, both published by Orion and in multiple foreign editions around the world. Since 2012, she has toured the US and UK speaking about the importance and life-changing experience of practicing kindness, including for BBC Radio 4 Saturday Live, Action for Happiness, Birmingham School of Philosophy, People United’s Kindness Symposium, The Roundhouse, Tate Britain, Turner Contemporary, Sunday Assembly and the Southbank Centre, where she was nominated as one of sixty-seven change makers for her project 366 Days of Kindness. Since 2018 she has worked with the Royal Albert Hall, producing performances with kindness and creativity at their heart.

BERNADETTE RUSSELL is an expert on hope and kindness and the creator of the ‘How to be Hopeful’ podcast. She is also a writer, performer and activist who plants a lot of trees – and helps others do...


Advance Praise

‘This book is an invitation to start your own journey towards hope. I believe that active hope increases the chances that our future can be better and our present lives happier.’  

Bernadette Russell 

'The perfect book for troubling times. The ideas and exercises in How To Be Hopeful will soothe your soul.' 

Katherine May, author of Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times

‘This book is an invitation to start your own journey towards hope. I believe that active hope increases the chances that our future can be better and our present lives happier.’  

Bernadette Russell 

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