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How To Get Your Priorities Straight from The Science of Happiness

From The Science of Happiness - It's easy to lose sight of what matters most. Our guest finds a way to reconnect with her values during stressful times.


The Science of Happiness
Research-based tips for a meaningful life. A co-production with the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley.

How To Get Your Priorities Straight
2019-11-07 03:00:00
It's easy to lose sight of what matters most. Our guest finds a way to reconnect with her values during stressful times.
19 minutes, 22 seconds


How To Get Your Priorities Straight
2019-11-07 03:00:00
It's easy to lose sight of what matters most. Our guest finds a way to reconnect with her values during stressful times.


Does Your Doctor Listen to You?
2019-10-24 03:00:00
Doctors are often trained to be emotionally detached. But our guest finds greater meaning in his work as a physician when he tries to connect more deeply with his patients, co-workers, and family.


Finding Beauty in the Everyday
2019-10-10 03:00:00
A tree next to a bus stop, a flower poking through the sidewalk. Our guest, a veteran of the Iraq War, discovers how awe and wonder can be found anywhere —  if you just pay attention.


How to Find Your Silver Linings
2019-09-26 08:47:33
Do you fixate on what's going wrong in your life? Poet and "recovering pessimist" Maggie Smith practices looking on the bright side.


Can Margaret Cho Get Any Better?
2019-09-12 03:00:00
She's one of the most accomplished comedians of her generation. But Margaret Cho wants to find a different kind of happiness.


Can You Humanize a Zombie?
2019-08-29 03:00:00
Should we try to find common ground with the villains in our lives? Comedian Zahra Noorbahksh tries to understand a "zombie" from her past.


Making Kindness Contagious
2019-08-15 03:00:00
We gave our Happiness Guinea Pig a mission: Do five random acts of kindness in one day.


Facing Your Fears
2019-08-01 03:00:00
Heights. Public speaking. Death. Our Happiness Guinea Pig explains how she overcomes her fears, one small step at a time.


How Michael Lewis Finds the Funny
2019-07-18 03:00:00
How can you unearth humor in everyday life? Best-selling author Michael Lewis goes looking for laughs.


How to Keep Love Alive
2019-07-04 03:00:00
After more than a decade together, our Happiness Guinea Pig tries to bring the spark back into her marriage.


Who Makes You Feel Connected?
2019-06-20 03:00:00
Our Happiness Guinea Pig, the creator of Cartoon Network's We Bare Bears, finds a way to feel close to a loved one he recently lost. Try this week's happiness practice: Feeling Connected


A Better Way to Talk to Yourself
2019-06-06 03:00:00
Her husband has been in prison for 23 years. Our Happiness Guinea Pig tries a new approach to stay strong while working to get him released.


What to Do When You Feel Like a Failure
2019-04-11 03:00:00
The loss of a job, the pain of a breakup -- it's easy to get down on ourselves when things aren't going well. Find out how our Happiness Guinea Pig tuned down the self-critic in her head.


Delight in the Unexpected
2019-04-04 03:00:00
A high-five from a stranger, a hummingbird on a busy city street. Poet Ross Gay shares his own happiness practice: savoring the everyday delights in life. ~ Try one of UC Berkeley's Greater Good in Action happiness practices.


How To Let Go of Anger
2019-03-28 03:00:00
Are you still mad at someone who hurt you in the past? That can eat away at your health and well-being. Our Happiness Guinea Pig tries a new approach to giving up a grudge.


What Are Your Strongest Reminders of Connection?
2019-03-21 03:00:00
What kinds of objects, images, and words surround your home or office? Our Happiness Guinea Pig surveys her apartment for items that spark connection and kindness.


Do You Know How to Eat a Raisin?
2019-03-14 03:00:00
Do you have trouble slowing down enough to actually enjoy your life? Our Happiness Guinea Pig, comedian and radio host Luke Burbank, finds a way to break free from his over-scheduled lifestyle.  Try this week's happiness practice: Raisin Meditation


Finding Awe in Every Step
2019-03-07 03:00:00
How can we feel connected to the world around us? Singer Diana Gameros tries to cultivate a sense of awe in the most unlikely of places. Try this episode's happiness practice: Awe Walk


Finding Your Strengths
2019-02-28 03:00:00
Do you fixate on your flaws and shortcomings? Our happiness guinea pig tries the opposite: focusing on her personal strengths. ~ Try this episode's happiness practice: Use Your Strengths


Trying Compassion on Capitol Hill
2019-02-21 03:00:00
Can you extend compassion toward a difficult person in your life? Congressman Tim Ryan tries a practice to help him reach across the aisle.


A Lesson in Thanks and Vulnerability
2019-02-14 03:00:00
A junior high school teacher spent his life defying stereotypes about how men should express their emotions. Here he takes on a new challenge: getting his students to express gratitude.


Notice the Good in Your Life
2019-02-07 03:00:00
Comedian Maz Jobrani tries to pay more attention to the good things in his life by writing them down -- and encourages his kids to do the same. Try this episodes happiness practice: Three Good Things


The Power of Expressing Your Deepest Emotions
2018-12-20 01:00:00
He started Afghanistan's first post-Taliban rock band when he was 18 years old. A decade later, our Happiness Guinea Pig takes on another challenge: writing about his emotions.


Who's Got Your Back?
2018-12-13 01:00:00
How do you build feelings of trust and security? Our Happiness Guinea Pig learns some truths about what it takes to feel supported.


Being Kinder to Yourself
2018-12-06 01:00:00
When you're helping others cope with stress and anxiety, how do you deal with your own? Psychiatrist Elizabeth Guinto tries a practice to be kinder to herself.


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