Being Well Podcast: Authentic Happiness with Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar

Being Well Podcast: Authentic Happiness with Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar

How can we find happiness even when times are challenging? Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar joins us to explore authentic happiness, accepting difficult emotions, and giving yourself permission to be human. 

About our Guest: Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar is the bestselling author of six books, founder of the Happiness Studies Academy, and former professor of two of the largest courses in Harvard’s history. Learn more about his Certificate in Happiness Studies program here. Use the code HAPPY for a 10% discount. 

MILLION DOWNLOAD GIVEAWAY: We hit ONE MILLION downloads earlier this year!  To celebrate, we’re giving away a bundle of books to five lucky podcast listeners. Click here for details and to enter.

Key Topics:

2:45: Unhappiness in spite of success.

4:15: How do you define happiness?

5:50: Combining self-actualization with in-the-moment happiness. 

8:45: Accepting our painful emotions. 

10:10: Giving ourselves permission to be human.

19:10: What did students learn in Tal’s courses that they didn’t expect? 

22:30: How to make hard personal choices. 

28:00: Authenticity and comparison. 

30:15: Does pursuing happiness actually make you unhappy?

36:10: Creating lasting change. 

40:10: Happiness as a business value-add. 

43:00: Managing expectations. 

46:00: The Happiness Studies Academy.

Rick’s Course: If you’d like to learn more about how to change your brain for the better, check out Rick’s Positive Neuroplasticity Training. It’s a six-week online course that will teach you how to beat your brain’s negativity bias, and have more confidence, compassion, and inner peace. Use coupon code BEWELL50 at checkout for $50 off the purchase price! 

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