How To Be Hopeful Season 1 Episode 6- The Secret Weapon Is Joy

May 11, 2020

Welcome to my podcast about hope!

This week I speak with Dominic Campbell about hope and getting and being older. We speak about the joy and fun that can be found in later life, about how we can “fall in love with our older selves”, the importance of language and the transformative power of the arts. There’s also an excerpt from a singalong from a sheltered housing unit in Lewisham, with ukulele from the wonderful Carys Lewis.

This whole first series was recorded in Deptford, SE London, during the lock down.

Dominic Campbell is an  inaugural Atlantic Fellow for Equity and Brain Health at the Global Brain Health Institute a project between Trinity College Dublin and University College Southern California an ambitious worldwide program seeking social and public health solutions to reduce the scale and adverse impact of dementia. He was the Bealtaine Festival’s Director in Ireland for eight years.

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You can find out more about Carys Lewis here: https://www.mandy.com/actor/profile/carys-lewis  

More soon!

Love Bernadette

My book "How To Be Hopeful" published by Elliot and Thompson is due out September 2020. This podcast series is a chance for me to chat again to some of the people who I interviewed for the book, as well as some people who I didn't have the chance to. I hope you enjoy it. 

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