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Get Happy: Introduction to Happiness

Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
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In this five-part series, US happiness expert and positive psychologist Michelle Gielan and British journalist and author Oliver Burkeman explore ways to become truly happier, backed up by scientific evidence. Bringing their own unique and counter-balanced personalities to proceedings they ask questions such as: what is happiness? Can we make ourselves happier? And why is everyone talking about mindfulness?

Michelle and Oliver tackle these questions with the help of some of the world’s leading experts on the subjects and at the end of each episode, Michelle leads the listener through a quick and easy practical exercise that has been shown to increase happiness. Listeners will be left with a genuine takeaway from each episode and encouraged to explore the topics further and take their own steps towards a happier life.

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Happiness explained well

Happiness is a state of mind and depended upon the small habits we have to enjoy and change them if they are not giving happiness

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Enhanced my knowledge.

It was interesting to listen to some real life experiences and some easy exercises/ habits to create happiness.

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Excellent introduction. The whole narration good.

Loved it thoroughly. Good story telling. I found examples very relevant, inspiring and thought provoking.

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  • Maya W.
  • 15-11-18

A great over view

Science and evidence based as well as anecdotal and experiential. A lovely and not smug taster of ways for us to live happier lives

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 24-11-18

Useful tips

Each episode contained a practical tip to help you become happier in life. I find these tips useful , though the "doubler" sounded very similar to recording gratitude and sounded like the narrators pet invention rather than another proven technique.

I found the American narrator's husband told me more depressing information than information that made me happy. I had to turn it off when he came on talking about suicide as I was listening with my children. I also found guests being introduced as "the best selling author of" a bit irritating as it seemed to be be suggesting that this made them an expert in the field. I've read enough poor books that sold well to know that isn't the case.
In summary, I found the tips useful, but the actual content was quite light.

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  • Pavol P.
  • 23-11-18

Great overview

While I read books from few authors that feature in the program, the introduction nicely summarised their views and presented new ones.
I also liked the format: two very knowledgeable presenters discussing the happiness with various authors of books on happiness.

Good time spent: gave me ideas what else to read about the topic.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28-11-19

Made me happy

Really enjoyed this series. I felt the hosts were easy to listen to and the guests were interesting and informative. I feel this has given me a new approach on happiness that is realistic and achievable without hard work.

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  • Cliente Amazon
  • 22-02-20

Narrated well.

Podcast format, good narration with interesting guests. The concept of happiness varies from person to person, it was great to listen to different views and experiences. Techniques and exercises for finding your internal happiness at the end of each chapter.

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  • Heather Hurt
  • 22-02-20

Useful and informative guide to happiness

This series provides lots of insight, discussion and evidence and tips about happiness which you can apply in your own life in ways to suit you.

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  • Panda
  • 20-02-20

excellent advice

now I know to write gratitude notes every day and do or save kindnesses every day

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  • Rohan Lewis
  • 06-12-19

mind opener

nice clear and to the point, very easy to follow.
worth a listen, seeing as it's free.👌🏿👌🏿👌🏿

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  • Miss A. M. Pinks
  • 21-11-19

so so so good, 5 stars

really informative, goes over so many different topics and ways, really enlightening and must listen

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  • Hannah
  • 04-07-19

great tips for happiness

Very easy and achievable steps that everyone can take and use every day 😊

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  • Leonardo pouyanfar
  • 12-12-19

GENERALLY GOOD

I enjoyed listening to this program and I believe listening daily to something positive has a positive effect on us.

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  • Angelina
  • 11-12-19

insightful

interesting listening and a great mix of people involved with making this podcast and i like hownshort the conversations are

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-12-19

worth it but

needs a second listen because there are a lot of thoughts required to sink into my unhappy brain.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 25-11-19

Great listen

Loved this audio book. Filled with insights and practical tips to understand how to create more happiness in your life and the lives of others.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-11-19

Getting back into happy

Great tips that I have started using! Acts of kindness make you feel great.

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  • ROSE
  • 29-10-19

Well written but maybe just not for me

I love the habit one and it felt more down to earth than this one.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 28-10-19

Brilliant

These recordings are short sharp and relevant. Helpful tips and brief activities at the end are perfect!! Very inspiring, loving the series

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-10-19

Very informative and helpful.

Great content with very helpful ideas and information. I highly recommend this to absolutely everyone!,

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  • Anonymous User
  • 14-10-19

Highly recommended

Excellent, very informative and enjoyable to listen to. I've been recommending this to friends and family aswell.

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  • Scott Wood
  • 12-10-19

Great narration

i liked all the different angles covered about happiness. perfectly narrated. i enjoyed this series :)