Your One Wild and Precious Life

Once you've got a few decades on the clock, life can reach many cross-roads. Once you're no longer thinking of yourself as 'young', you may be looking back, thinking 'How did I get here?' And also looking ahead, wondering: 'What do I do now?'

This realization that neither time nor choices are limitless is both daunting and exciting. This is the moment to take stock and figure out how to make the best of every precious moment of the rest of your life. And to develop the tools to be able to do so again and again. Read more...





At a time of deep crisis the notion of flourishing seems unimaginable. However, Dr. Maureen Gaffney believes passionately that not only is it possible for us to flourish, but in an increasingly uncertain world, it is essential that we plan to do so. Read more...


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Unlocking and understanding the keys to living your best life

Unlocking and understanding the keys to living your best life   The need for closeness, autonomy and competence are the drives that govern much of our lives, writes psychologist Maureen Gaffney whose new book is out this week   How often do you think about your life and yourself? If you’re like most people, you do it a lot. In fact, there is a special part of your brain devoted to doing just that. Most of the time, however, your brain is busy getting things done, thinking about what’s just...