Can Choosing to Live with Less Make You Happier?

How would you rate your satisfaction with life and your sense of well being? Could living with less make you happier? Dr Teresa Belton joins Jane Garvey to talk about the ideas in her book, Happier People, Healthier Planet. Listeners can call from 8am, so if you would like to take part the number is 03700 100 444 [calls cost no more than to 01, 02 landline numbers], or you can tweet the show using @BBCWomansHour or send an email on the website.

Presenter: Jane Garvey
Interviewee: Teresa Belton
Producer: Lucinda Montefiore.

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Mon 5 Jan 2015 10:00

Living with Less

After a period of conspicuous consumption it seems as good a time as any to ask, how happy are you feeling,  how would you rate your satisfaction with life, your sense of wellbeing? Researcher Dr Teresa Belton has written a book, Happier People, Healthier Planet, in which she argues that living with less can make you happier. She’ll be in the studio with Jane on Monday talking about her research. We want to hear from you too. Are your cupboards overflowing with stuff you don’t want? Have you got clothes you never wear? Are your children already bored with all the brand new plastic toys they were given at Christmas?  How much do you worry about the materialistic culture we live in? Have you recently made changes in order to live more modestly – through necessity or choice? Does retail therapy and stuff make you happy?  If not, what does?


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PresenterJane Garvey
Interviewed GuestTeresa Belton
ProducerLucinda Montefiore

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