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How To Make Time for Happiness from The Science of Happiness

From The Science of Happiness - Her New Year's resolution was to have more joyful and fulfilling experiences in her daily life. Our guest tried a practice to help make that happen.


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 Make Time for Happiness
2020-01-02 03:00:00
Her New Year's resolution was to have more joyful and fulfilling experiences in her daily life. Our guest tried a practice to help make that happen.
18 minutes, 16 seconds


Why Shared Goals Can Bridge Divides
2020-01-16 03:00:00
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How To Make Time for Happiness
2020-01-02 03:00:00
Her New Year's resolution was to have more joyful and fulfilling experiences in her daily life. Our guest tried a practice to help make that happen.


How To Get Your Senses Tingling
2019-12-19 03:00:00
There are millions of YouTube channels with people crinkling bubble wrap or whispering about folding laundry. Our guests talks about why autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) makes her, and many others, feel more calm and happy.


How To Be Less Hard on Yourself
2019-12-05 03:00:00
Do you beat yourself up over every mistake? A high school senior tries to be kinder to himself during an especially stressful time.


Happy Again: How to Notice What You're Thankful For (Encore)
2019-11-28 03:00:00
Comedian Maz Jobrani tries to be more thankful for the good things in his life by writing them down — and encourages his kids to do the same.


Can You Find Wonder in the Ordinary?
2019-11-21 03:00:00
When was the last time you felt connected to something bigger than yourself? Award-winning cellist Yumi Kendall looks, and listens, for moments of awe.


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


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