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Get Happy: Introduction to Happiness

Written by: Michelle Gielan,Oliver Burkeman
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  • Summary

  • 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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Episodes
  • Nov 9 2018

    Michelle and Oliver open the series with perhaps the biggest question of all – asking ‘What is Happiness?’.

    Serving as an introduction to the subject we hear from neuroscientist Ash Ranpura who lays out the science behind four key neurochemicals in the body and reveals why they’re crucial in helping us understand happiness. Victoria Milligan lays bare her tragic story of losing her partner and child in a boating accident and how eventually it led her to truly appreciate life. And finally, Michelle calls on one of the world’s leading happiness experts, who’s racked up millions of views for his TED talk and who also just happens to be her husband, Shawn Achor. How does Shawn define happiness? At the end of the episode Michelle talks listeners through a quick and easy gratitude exercise called The Doubler.

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    25 mins
  • Nov 9 2018

    Michelle and Oliver unpick the science behind strategies to make ourselves happier, with the help of leading psychologist in the field Professor Sonja Lyubomirsky from the University of California. We hear from British author Helen Russell who moved to Denmark when her husband got a job with Lego, and quickly discovered why the Danish way of life is so conducive to happiness. And Michelle shares one of her favourite daily exercises that helps train the brain to think more positively.

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    19 mins
  • Nov 9 2018

    Research shows that Americans invest more time, money and emotional energy into the ‘pursuit of happiness’ than any other nation, but they’re sliding down the global happiness scale. Are these two things linked? We ask British author living in LA, Ruth Whipmann why she thinks they are, and what she’s discovered really DOES make us happy.

    And ex-boy-band member Harry Judd (from McFly) tells us how exercise helped relieve his battle with anxiety and OCD and why he thinks more people need to understand the link between exercise and happiness.

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    21 mins

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Such an underrated Podcast !

I Highly recommend these four audible orignal podcasts including this one :-
Tip the scales, Be Mindful, Make life work, In the Habit. thank me later.
my favourite is Ashish Ranpura 💗 and the cool Australian comedian !

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-06-21

It helped my depression

After just the first two I was able to try the doubling and found myself crying from happiness!! THANK YOU THANK YOU!!

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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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17-06-21

So relatable

Loved it so many relatable moments and new techniques that I will apply into the future. I will definitely listen to this again every few weeks.

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  • 17-02-21

Interesting and Informative

Found it very interesting. I'm going to read some of the other books mentioned now too.

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  • Sara P
  • 18-12-20

really interesting

really insightful and interesting definitely worth a listen. would recommend to anyone who wants a little bit more happiness in their life

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  • Deli.Ford
  • 07-12-20

great content

Thought it was great. made me want to discover more. Always good to learn more.

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  • Аmazon Customer
  • 22-10-20

nice

You can really get in to happiness listen to all of the episodes. very happy

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  • Sophia
  • 12-10-20

a technical look at what happiness is

an interesting incite in to what happiness is and what can produce it. a thorough examination

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-07-20

Excellent

Great series, really enjoyed it. Highlighted a few things I can change in my life to improve it and my mindset. Clear info and personal interviews.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-06-20

A great Book!

This is a really Interesting book that I really enjoyed and I would really recommend this book as it really is based on alot of what we already know so I could relate easily while listening to it and it was perfectly put together! A must listen for sure!

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  • natasha b
  • 18-05-20

Insightful

Thoroughly enjoyable and inspiring! Light bites and a dream to listen to. Loved it! Thank you

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  • Naomi
  • 08-04-20

Really enjoyed

Really agree on the scoial media thing. I felt more disconnected with friends and family then connected with facebook!!
I feel is dose not connect people at all.
Thank you so much for this audible boom just loved it!

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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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  • Linton Carter
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 :)