99: Stop apologising for being sad with Helen Russell

I am absolutely thrilled to have someone I greatly look up to on the show today. Today’s guest is Helen Russell, a British journalist, happiness researcher and international bestselling author of The Year of Living Danishly, Leap Year, Gone Viking and The Atlas of Happiness. Helen was formerly the editor of Marie Claire online and has been a long term writer for The Telegraph, Stylist, Metro, The Independent and many others. Today we are going to be speaking about her new book and I implore every single person to read this. It’s called How to be Sad. I saw this title a few months ago and I thought this couldn’t be a more relevant book for my show. Embracing our full emotional spectrum is not easy but thankfully Helen is here to share her wisdom about getting happier by being sad. 


With so much going on in the world right now, it’s important we don’t suppress our emotions. We are all allowed emotions and I hope this conversation helps you learn how to embrace them. 


How to be Sad is out in paperback in January 2022 and you can pre-order it here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/How-Sad-Everything-learned-getting/dp/0008384592/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=


Find Helen:

Instagram: @mshelenrussell

Website: https://www.helenrussell.co.uk/

Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/how-to-be-sad-with-helen-russell/id1550928939

Books: https://www.helenrussell.co.uk/books/


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