happiness


#231 Happiness – Tending Our Garden

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Each of us is given a garden to tend. To create and keep a beautiful garden takes time and effort. Based on Abbey House Gardens in Malmesbury, England. To learn more about the Happiness Podcast, go to: http://www.HappinessPodcast.org. To learn more about Dr. Puff’s Corporate Workshops, go to: http://www.SuccessBeyondYourImagination.com


#230 Happiness – The Scorpion and the Frog

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Finding good friends and well-matched life partners can be challenging at times.  The old story of “The Scorpion and the Frog” gives us some clues into finding healthy relationships and knowing what we can and cannot change.   To learn more about the Happiness Podcast, go to: http://www.HappinessPodcast.org. To learn more about Dr. Puff’s Corporate Workshops, go to: http://www.SuccessBeyondYourImagination.com


#229 Happiness – The Happy Heart in Nature

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New research describes the benefits of just spending 20 minutes in nature.  In this episode, we explore the the beautiful ramifications of spending time in nature.  The study was was done by  H. Yuen & G. Jenkins and was titled “Factors associated with changes in subjective well-being immediately after urban park visit.” International Journal of Environmental Health Research 2019.  To learn more about the Happiness Podcast, go to: http://www.HappinessPodcast.org. To learn more about Dr. Puff’s Corporate Workshops, go to: http://www.SuccessBeyondYourImagination.com


#228 Happiness – The Happiness Reset Button

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Sometimes life is challenging. What if we could reset our day and our lives. Though we often can’t do much to change the external conditions of our lives, we can always change our internal conditions. Learn how to press the “Happiness Reset Button.”  To learn more about the Happiness Podcast, go to: http://www.HappinessPodcast.org. To learn more about Dr. Puff’s Corporate Workshops, go to: http://www.SuccessBeyondYourImagination.com


#227 Happiness – 2 Unexpected Lessons from Mother Teresa

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During the canonization of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, some of her personal letters where made public.  The insights from these letters and her struggles can help us learn how to address struggles with attachments in our own lives.  To learn more about the Happiness Podcast, go to: http://www.HappinessPodcast.org. To learn more about Dr. Puff’s Corporate Workshops, go to: http://www.SuccessBeyondYourImagination.com


#226 Happiness – The 3 Benefits of Smiles

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In this talk, we explore the positive benefits that smiling can have in our lives. We also look at the research study on smiling by N. Coles, J. Larsen and H. Lench entitled “A meta-analyiss of the facial feedback literature: Effects of facial feedback on emotional experience are small and variable,” published in Psychological Bulletin, 2019.  To learn more about the Happiness Podcast, go to: http://www.HappinessPodcast.org. To learn more about Dr. Puff’s Corporate Workshops, go to: http://www.SuccessBeyondYourImagination.com


#225 Happiness – The 2 Parts of Happy Goal Setting

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Goals can be an extremely effective tool to improve our lives. However, they also can cause us and others a lot of suffering if we don’t implement two key factors of successful goal setting.   To learn more about the Happiness Podcast, go to: http://www.HappinessPodcast.org. To learn more about Dr. Puff’s Corporate Workshops, go to: http://www.SuccessBeyondYourImagination.com


#224 Happiness – Happiness Lessons from Voltaire’s “Candide”

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In the Eighteenth Century, life changed permanently because of a tragic event that happened in Lisbon, Portugal.  In this episode, we explore the implications to living a happy life with these new changes that continue to effect us today.    To learn more about the Happiness Podcast, go to: http://www.HappinessPodcast.org. To learn more about Dr. Puff’s Corporate Workshops, go to: http://www.SuccessBeyondYourImagination.com


#223 Happiness – The Unhappiness of Too Much Control

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In this episode, we look at the three things we try to control in our lives and the potential negative consequences of this control.  To learn more about the Happiness Podcast, go to: http://www.HappinessPodcast.org. To learn more about Dr. Puff’s Corporate Workshops, go to: http://www.SuccessBeyondYourImagination.com


#222 Happiness – Curiosity, A Side Effect of Living Well

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One of the side effects of growing emotionally and spiritually, is we should begin to see the curiosity of a child return to our hearts. Instead of being exhausted by life, we begin to find that life is a beautiful universe waiting to be explored.  To learn more about the Happiness Podcast, go to: http://www.HappinessPodcast.org. To learn more about Dr. Puff’s Corporate Workshops, go to: http://www.SuccessBeyondYourImagination.com


#221 Happiness – Finding More Happiness in Giving than Receiving

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Is it better to give or to receive?  Well, when it comes to happiness, giving wins.  We examine the research findings of a study published in 2018 in Psychological Science entitled, ” Impediments to Effective Altruism: The Role of Subjective Preferences ins Charitable Giving,” by J. Berman, A. Barasch, E. Levine, & D. Small.  To learn more about the Happiness Podcast, go to: http://www.HappinessPodcast.org. To learn more about Dr. Puff’s Corporate Workshops, go to: http://www.SuccessBeyondYourImagination.com


#220 Happiness – 4 Steps to Slowing Down & Enjoying Life

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We often get very busy in our lives and in the process, really miss out of many beautiful parts of life. In this talk, we explore 4 things that we can do to helps us slow down and enjoy life.  To learn more about the Happiness Podcast, go to: http://www.HappinessPodcast.org. To learn more about Dr. Puff’s Corporate Workshops, go to: http://www.SuccessBeyondYourImagination.com


#219 Happiness – Burnout, How to Avoid It and Undo It

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Burnout is experienced by many people around the world.  The constant state of tiredness plagues many of us.  In this episode, we explore how to avoid burnout and even undo it. To learn more about the Happiness Podcast, go to: http://www.HappinessPodcast.org. To learn more about Dr. Puff’s Corporate Workshops, go to: http://www.SuccessBeyondYourImagination.com


#218 Happiness – 5 Parts of the Daily Intentions for a Happier Life

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In this podcast, we explore how to create an intention for daily happiness and the five essential ingredients of this intention. Happiness and peace can be improved on a daily basis with the right intentions.  To learn more about the Happiness Podcast, go to: http://www.HappinessPodcast.org. To learn more about Dr. Puff’s Corporate Workshops, go to: http://www.SuccessBeyondYourImagination.com


#217 Happiness – Happiness Helps Us Live Longer

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In this episode, we look at the potential benefits of living longer if we are happier people.  This is based on a study done by Choy-Lye Chei, June May-Ling Lee, Stefan Ma, & Rahul Malhotra at the Duke-NUS Medical School entitled “Happy Older People Live Longer” reported in the Age and Ageing, 2018.   To learn more about the Happiness Podcast, go to: http://www.HappinessPodcast.org. To learn more about Dr. Puff’s Corporate Workshops, go to: http://www.SuccessBeyondYourImagination.com