67: How to be Happier

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We are living in the most data prolific time that has ever existed, and yet according to the world ‘happiness’ index, Americans are more unhappy today than they have been in the past.

In a world where we are being pumped full of information designed to make us feel bad about ourselves, it’s no wonder that it’s easier to feel negative emotions, like fear and anger, than positive emotions, like joy.

So, how do we navigate this new terrain and cultivate lasting happiness?

It turns out, we already have the tools to be happier in life, and it’s actually easier than you might think.

This episode we will be talking about how you can use simple techniques to start leading happier, healthier lives today!

What you’ll hear in this podcast:

  • What is happiness?
  • Revelations by Brene Brown – “shame researcher”
  • Meaning of foreboding joy
  • How to combat foreboding joy
  • 2 ways to become happier
  • Ways to practice gratitude
  • Tips on how to create a healthy relationship with technology
  • Free gifts we all have at our disposal

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Difficult Happens by Lara Currie                                                      

FUSE of the Tri-Cities


Brene Brown’s new Netflix special “A Call to Courage”

Brene Brown’s audio books

Brene Brown research professor at the University of Houston

Definition of foreboding                                                                

Song by Garth Brooks  “Thank God for Unanswered Prayers”

Cal Newport’s book “Deep Work : Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World”

Shlomo Benartzi’s book “The Smarter Screen; Surprising ways to influence and improve online behavior”

Psychologist Glen Wilson at Gresham College in London

Inattentional blindness

Big Data, for better or worse: 90% of world’s data generated over last two years

Show Intro music is Whispering Through by Asura

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