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The Happy Traveler with Jaime Kurtz

Jaime Kurtz is Associate Professor of Psychology at James Madison University. Her research on happiness and savoring has been published widely in scientific journals, receiving national attention from NPR and The Today Show, as well as in print and online magazines. In her book, The Happy Traveler: Unpacking the Secrets of Better Vacations, Jaime looks at how travel can boost happiness and how we can get more of its benefits.  What you'll learn in this podcast: How experiences are more influential to your happiness than material things How to get more out of your vacations Tips for a happy homecoming Links and resources mentioned in this episode: Purchase a copy of The Happy Traveler: Unpacking the Secrets of Better Vacations Learn more about Jaime Kurtz Follow Jaime on Twitter
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The Dog’s Guide to Your Happiness with Garry McDaniel

Garry McDaniel is an award-winning professor teaching courses in leadership, organizational behavior and management. He has written books on leadership strategy, conflict management, and most recently, The Dog’s Guide to Your Happiness: Seven Secrets For a Better Life From Man’s Best Friend.  Garry is a frequent on topics such as developing leadership skills, how to create an inspirational workplace, life balance, and what humans and businesses can learn from dogs to improve their lives. What you'll learn in this podcast: Seven attributes of dogs from which humans can learn and build their own happiness What is keeping you from being happy now Steps you can take to improve your feeling of happiness and fulfillment Links and resources mentioned in this episode: Purchase a copy of A Dog's Guide to Your Happiness Share your stories with Garry about what you have learned from your dog
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Getting Grit with Caroline Miller

Caroline Miller is recognized as one of the world’s leading positive psychology experts in the areas of goal setting and accomplishment, grit, happiness and success and how to apply it to one’s life for maximum transformation and growth. In her book Getting Grit she provides an evidence-based approach to cultivating passion, perseverance and purpose. What you'll learn in this podcast: The different types of bad grit Why goal setting is so important to your overall well-being Steps to take to reach your full potential Links and resources mentioned in this episode: Purchase a copy of Getting Grit Visit CarolineMiller.com
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Finding Awe in Every Moment with Lani Shiota

Lani Shiota completed her Ph.D. in Social/Personality Psychology at University of California, Berkeley, in 2003, and then received post-doctoral training in the Berkeley Psychophysiology Lab. She established the Shiota Psychophysiology Laboratory for Affective Testing (a.k.a. SPLAT Lab), which studies human emotions, relationships, and awe. Awe has been defined as the positive emotion one may experience when confronting a vast stimulus that is not accounted for by one's current understanding, and/or challenges one’s day-to-day scope of experience. What you'll learn in this podcast: How to tap into awe Why experiencing awe is so important The research being conducted on the benefits of awe Links and resources mentioned in this episode: Download a free sketch note of this episode Learn more about SPLAT Lab
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Fun Facts in the July Issue of Live Happy magazine

Explore some of the fun facts that are shared in the July 2017 issue of Live Happy magazine. What you'll learn in this episode: You can slow time down by doing things that leave you awe-struck. Cities with more public grass are happier and healthier. There are five characteristics that the most long-lived cultures seem to share, and one of them is that they don’t exercise. Links and resources mentioned in this episode: Purchase a subscription to Live Happy magazine Download Live Happy magazine on iTunes or Google Play
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No Time Like the Present with Jack Kornfield

What you'll learn in this podcast: How to be more mindful in the present The benefits of meditation to your overall well-being How to reset and find your center Links and resources mentioned in this episode: Purchase a copy of No Time Like the Present: Finding Freedom, Love, and Joy Right Where You Are Learn more about Jack Kornfield
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A Journey in Space with Mike Massimino

Mike Massimino served with NASA from 1996 to 2014, and is the veteran of two space flights to the Hubble Space Telescope. Spaceman is the tale of his unlikely journey to becoming an astronaut, from his small town in Long Island, to Columbia and MIT, to NASA, and finally to the cosmos. It’s a testament to the importance of following your dreams, no matter how out of this world they may seem, and to the power of teamwork to achieve impossible goals. What you'll learn in this podcast: The journey of becoming an astronaut The freedom you can achieve when you follow your dreams What it's like to look down at Earth from space Links and resources mentioned in this episode: Purchase a copy of Spaceman Download a free excerpt of Spaceman
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How to Banish Negative Thoughts with Ora Nadrich

Ora Nadrich is a Certified Life Coach and Mindfulness Meditation Teacher and author of Says Who? How One Simple Question Can Change the Way You Think Forever. In Says Who, Ora Nadrich has created an incredibly easy to follow method to get rid of negative thoughts, taking away all their power over us. It will work for anyone. It starts by realizing that we are in control over our own thoughts, and we get to decide who stays. What you'll learn in this podcast: 7 questions to ask yourself to help banish negative thinking Why most of our negative thoughts don't even belong to us Why we find negative thoughts so comforting Links and resources mentioned in this episode: Purchase a copy of Says Who? How One Simple Question Can Change the Way You Think Forever Visit OraNadrich.com
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Nerd Fitness with Steve Kamb

Steve Kamb is the author of Level Up Your Life: How to Unlock Adventure and Happiness by Becoming the Hero of Your Own Story. He’s also the creator of nerdfitness.com, a worldwide community of regular people looking to live better lives. He hopes to one day become Captain America. What you'll learn in this podcast: Why motivation is a horrible thing to rely on How important nutrition is to a healthy lifestyle How turning life into a game can help you start reaching any goal you want Links and resources mentioned in this episode: Download a free chapter from Level Up Your Life Download the 15 Mistakes That Newbies Make Visit NerdFitness.com Purchase Level Up Your Life
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Discovering Your Hidden Potential with Barbara Oakley

Barbara Oakley is a Professor of Engineering at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan and her work focuses on the complex relationship between neuroscience and social behavior. Her newest book Mindshift: Break Through Obstacles to Learning and Discover Your Hidden Potential is available now and it reveals how we can overcome stereotypes and preconceived ideas about what is possible for us to learn and become. What you'll learn in this podcast: Why the imposter syndrome is actually a good thing How to change your worst traits to your best traits Tips on developing a learning lifestyle Links and resources mentioned in this episode: Read a free excerpt from the book Mindshift Visit BarbaraOakley.com Purchase Mindshift: Break Through Obstacles to Learning and Discover Your Hidden Potential
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