how to live a happy life


#269 Happiness – When Less is More

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In this episode, we explore the wisdom of simplification and living less attached to things and others.  John Muir and Paul Erdos are used as examples. 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


#268 Happiness – Embracing Change

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In this intense time of change in our world, are we destined to suffer or can we learn to embrace change and find peace and beauty in our lives? Perhaps there is a choice. 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


#267 Happiness – Amor Fati “Love of Fate”

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Are there aspects of our lives which we have little or perhaps no control over?  Given that this statement seems true at times, how do we live well with this lack of control?  What can and can’t we 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


#266 Happiness – Fearless in the Face of Fear

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When our fears get so loud that they are paralyzing our lives, then is it time to face these fear and gain our freedom back. We can truly live our lives fearlessly. 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


#265 Happiness – The Happiness Game

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If we would like more happiness in our lives, then we need to both pursue happiness and maintain our happiness skills throughout our 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


#264 Happiness – The Suffering vs. Growth Question

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Sometimes life can be challenging.  But when these challenges arise, what are the healthy, healing questions that we can ask to help us move forward? 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


#263 Happiness – Relaxed Freedom

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There are many descriptors of what happiness means. But perhaps the best description of true happiness is “relaxed freedom.” In this talk, we explore what it looks like to be relaxed and free. 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


#262 Happiness – Are We Shining In Our Lives

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Life can be very challenging at times.  But is there a way to still find radiance in our lives no matter what is happening?  Come and  explore how to keep shining in our 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


#261 Happiness – True, Necessary and Kind

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Healthy communication is a key component to any relationships. In this podcast, we explore three questions to ask when we are feeling overwhelmed by our feelings: Is it true? Is it necessary? It is kind? 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


#260 Happiness – The Art of Listening

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Decisions.  Life is replete with choices that we need to make about how to help our lives go well.  In this episode, we explore the art of listening as the most effective way to navigate the choices of our 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


#259 Happiness – Finding Equanimity by Pausing

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When someone is treating us in an unkind way, there are three steps that we can follow in order to find equanimity in our hearts. Pausing is the first and most important ingredient.   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


#258 Happiness – The Beauty of Aloneness

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As we navigate life, having time for aloneness and solitude will more us in the direction of more peace, happiness and beauty in our 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


#257 Happiness – Advanced Kindness Skills

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When others are being unkind towards us or towards another person, knowing how to respond in a kind way can be challenging. In this podcast we explore the benefits and skills in being kind towards other. 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


#256 Happiness – When Romantic Love Ends

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One of most challenges experiences that we can have in life is a romantic breakup. For teenagers, this is the number cause of suicide in the USA. In this podcast, we examines ways to love others well, while maintaining our own happiness if the relationship ends. 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


#255 Happiness – Our Future Self

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It is better to expect things will be better or worst or the same ten years in the future.  The answer may surprise you.  This is based on a study: J. Reiff, H. Hershfield, & J. Quoidbach. “Identity One Time: Perceived Similarity Between Selves Predicts Well-Being 10 Years Later.” Social Psychological and Personality Science, 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