The Pursuit Of Happiness

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.

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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

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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

If 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 & author; Lynda Field, who believes she can 'Fast track us all to happiness' from fed-up to fabulous in just 10 days.

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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?