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  • Episode 6 – Prosocial Behaviour

    Episode 6 – Prosocial Behaviour

    In episode 6 of the Exploring Happiness podcast, I talk about engaging in prosocial behaviour as an intentional activity to make us happier. I like the term prosocial behaviour but I probably should rather say connecting with others, turning towards people (and not away from them). I outline the two important connection types which I…

  • Episode 5 – Gratitude

    Episode 5 – Gratitude

    The next episode of the Exploring Happiness podcast, episode 5, is about gratitude. This is the second part of my mini-series about intentional activities which can make us happier. Listen to episode 4 about positive thinking to catch up if you haven’t already. Gratitude seems straight forward but I struggled quite a bit with practising…

  • Episode 4 – Positive Mindset

    Episode 4 – Positive Mindset

    In this episode, I will look at adopting a positive mindset to be happier. It is the first of four episodes looking into intentional activity improving happiness. In the last episode, we learned about the happiness pie chart and how there is a 40% window for those who are not born happy to still become…

  • Episode 3 – Who is responsible for your happiness?

    Episode 3 – Who is responsible for your happiness?

    This week I’m looking at the question of who is responsible for your happiness. The answer might come as a surprise or relief. In any case, it is very clear who it is and why that is great news. I also visit the happiness pie chart developed by Sonya Lyurbirmirsky and others. You can see…

  • Episode 2 – What is happiness?

    Episode 2 – What is happiness?

    Yeah, what is happiness? In this Exploring Happiness podcast episode, I’m looking at different definitions. I’m not going to come up with one single definition. I think happiness has much to it. There are different facets. Thus, I’m looking at different disciplines. I also think that happiness is sometimes bonding with people, sometimes finding hope…

  • My first podcast episode

    My first podcast episode

    Woohoo!!! My very first podcast episode is recorded. Yes, it’s still bumpy. I had no idea what I was doing. But progress over perfection, right? It was also quite fun. I’m looking forward to recording the next one already. Unsurprisingly, my first podcast episode is an introduction. I’m introducing myself, the idea of the podcast…