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Trigger upward spirals of health and happiness in your life by applying science backed inspiration, humor and research from happiness activist Andy Proctor. Interviews with top influencers in positive psychology and happiness activists in every field. | Follow me on Instagram @morehappylife and join the community at MoreHappyLife.co. To call in and be a part of this podcast go to https://anchor.fm/morehappylife to download the app.

Trigger upward spirals of health and happiness in your life by applying science backed inspiration, humor and research from happiness activist Andy Proctor. Interviews with top influencers in positive psychology and happiness activists in every field. | Follow me on Instagram @morehappylife and join the community at MoreHappyLife.co. To call in and be a part of this podcast go to https://anchor.fm/morehappylife to download the app.
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Trigger upward spirals of health and happiness in your life by applying science backed inspiration, humor and research from happiness activist Andy Proctor. Interviews with top influencers in positive psychology and happiness activists in every field. | Follow me on Instagram @morehappylife and join the community at MoreHappyLife.co. To call in and be a part of this podcast go to https://anchor.fm/morehappylife to download the app.

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Episodes

70: Make Less Decisions = More Fulfillment in Life

6/14/2018
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How many decisions do you have to make every single day? The less decisions you have to make, the more space you’ll have to do things that are meaningful to you and that have to do with you ultimate purpose in life.

Duration:00:31:07

69: How to Say NO With Grace and Why Its Critical to Happiness

6/7/2018
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We all face those moments where we feel like saying no will ruin our relationship or turn us into the bad guy. In this episode we discuss how to say no gracefully and why it is critical for our short term and long term happiness and well being.

Duration:00:40:27

68: Prime Environments for Happier Living

5/30/2018
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Does willpower help you to improve happiness? Studies show that willpower is not sustainable for lasting change in our life. Today’s episode talks about how environmental changes can create virtuous upward cycles of personal transformation that will boost your life to a more happy state in a sustainable way. I take this from the research and writings of Benjamin Hardy PhD, the number one writer on medium.com. Enjoy!

Duration:00:29:46

67: How to Live to Be 99 - Backed by my Grandma (& Science)

5/24/2018
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Today my grandma turned 99. WOW! It was a very special day for her and for our whole family. Not many people live that long. I am amazed at how long she has lived and love hearing the wisdom from someone who just entered her 100th year of life! I can't stop bragging about it. Amazing. But how does one live longer? Unfortunately, I didn't get any audio from my grandma today, but I already set up a time to record her next week where we will go into depth about how she has lived well the last...

Duration:00:45:49

66: Marathon Mindsets From US Olympian Jared Ward

5/16/2018
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This week's episode is an interview with Olympic marathon runner Jared Ward. Marathons are so commonly used as metaphors for life, so I thought it would be powerful to interview an actual olympic marathon runner to see how the research in positive psychology lines up with the marathon running of someone who has run on a United States Olympic team. I learned SO much from Jared on our call. Things like: -The "can do" mindset and being empowered by the reality that the best possible outcome...

Duration:00:38:22

65: This is Your Brain on Hope - The Hope Circuit: Scientific Proof of Curing Depression

5/9/2018
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Martin Seligman’s research on learned is possibly the most cited set of research in the academic journals of psychology. However, 50 years later, he has admitted that he was wrong. Very exciting research on the neuroscience of helplessness and control has proven that we can literally destroy helplessness. This episode needs out about this research and poses the question to you of how we can apply this to improve our life and increase our sense of control over the situations that are...

Duration:00:25:37

64: Changing Your Relationship with STRESS

5/1/2018
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What do you believe about stress? Do you believe it will kill you or do you believe it will help you perform better? Turns out, what we believe will come true regardless of our genetics or physical state. Research shows that our relationship with stress can greatly impact how stress impacts us mentally and physically. In this episode I share a powerful exercise from Stanford researcher Kelly McGonigal to change your relationship with stress in just 10 minutes. This may change your life and...

Duration:00:27:15

63: Three Practical Self Compassion Skills

4/23/2018
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One of the biggest killers of our happiness is social comparison. We very easily get trapped in our own thoughts comparing ourselves to others who we perceive to be stronger or better or more beautiful than we are. How do we avoid this? By practicing self-compassion. In this episode we go over 3 skills that you can practice every day.

Duration:00:18:06

62: Power Up Your Day with Social Reflection

4/16/2018
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Today’s episode is about social reflection, which is one of the many “power ups” from Dr. Jane McGonigal’s book (and app) called SuperBetter, that can be used to make your day go better. As with all things on my podcast, this technique is backed by scientific research and has been shown to increase vagal tone and promote savoring. It’s a very powerful technique that o suggest you try today and repeat often!

Duration:00:19:34

61: How Your Language Affects Your Happiness and Health

4/2/2018
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In today’s episode I highlight the research at UPenn’s world well being project on how the words we use affect our health and happiness. Check out the research here... http://www.wwbp.org/ and watch the ted talk here: https://youtu.be/FjibavNwOUI

Duration:00:08:58

60: World Happiness Summit #WOHASU Recap on Happiness Day

3/21/2018
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It’s international day of happiness and I want to share with you the key takeaways I had from the recent World Happiness Summit in Miami. #wohasu for short, this summit was founded by Karen Guggenheim and is the second annual summit. It was a beautiful presentation of many of the leading happiness experts from around the globe. Listen to my summary and key takeaways from the event and please let me know what you thought of them!

Duration:00:49:24

57: How to Make someone LOVE you

3/3/2018
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The best way to grow and strengthen any relationship isn’t by avoiding the bad conversations but by savoring the BEST conversations. This one thing could make all the difference.

Duration:00:10:46

56: Do Promotions Make You Happier? Research on Why Not.

2/23/2018
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Do you really want that big promotion? Here is what the research shows.

Duration:00:11:38

55: Emotional Intelligence makes you HAPPIER

2/7/2018
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As your emotional intelligence increases so does your happiness. Quick episode sharing some of my current emotions and how to choose which emotions hold your attention.

Duration:00:08:01

54: How to Find Your Life Purpose

1/20/2018
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Studies show that people who know their life purpose live on average 7 years longer than those who do not. There are three powerful ways to find your purpose in life. In this episode I talk about them: 1. Identity 2. Iteration and 3. Ikigai. Listen in to learn more!

Duration:00:13:15

53: Dream Only w/ the Right People

1/11/2018
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We all have dreams and goals but who should we share them with? We have to be careful with whom we share our most precious dreams. The first person we share our dreams with is a large determinant of whether we will actually follow through with it. Share your dreams with those who believe in you.

Duration:00:12:56

52: Goal Setting & FEAR Setting

1/4/2018
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Maybe you have set your goals for 2018, but have you set your fears? This is a powerful 4-question process that helps you understand what your fears are that keep you from accomplishing your goals.

Duration:00:05:44

51: Life by Design or Default?

10/6/2017
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If you don't prioritize your life, someone else will. Great advice from Greg McKeown, author of Essentialism.

Duration:00:04:59