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Add more life to your days and more days to your life by applying science-backed inspiration and research from Andy Proctor, a well-being expert and PhD candidate studying the science of human connection. A podcast seen on New York Times, ABC News and Fox Business. Listen to interviews with New York Times bestselling authors, top researchers, Olympians, TED speakers, influencers and well-being thought leaders. Follow on Instagram and join our thriving community at Support this podcast:


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Add more life to your days and more days to your life by applying science-backed inspiration and research from Andy Proctor, a well-being expert and PhD candidate studying the science of human connection. A podcast seen on New York Times, ABC News and Fox Business. Listen to interviews with New York Times bestselling authors, top researchers, Olympians, TED speakers, influencers and well-being thought leaders. Follow on Instagram and join our thriving community at Support this podcast:




153: Science Behind Good (And Bad) Relationships with Bestselling Author, Eric Barker: Plays Well With Others

Eric Barker is the author of The Wall Street Journal bestseller “Barking Up the Wrong Tree,” which has sold over half a million copies and been translated into 19 languages. It was even the subject of a question on “Jeopardy!” Over 500,000 people have subscribed to his weekly newsletter. His work has been covered by The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Financial Times, and others. Eric is also a sought-after speaker, having given talks at MIT, Yale, Google, the United States Military...


153: Recalibrate Your Mindset and Your Life

Some thoughts on recalibration during transitions. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:


152: Rewire Your Brain for Self-Love with Jonathan Troen

Jonathan Troen is a Life Mastery Coach and creator of the Self Love Revolution. His mission: To help people find the joy inside of themselves. Jonathan spent 20 years in the music and entertainment business, living the life of his dreams and interviewing the biggest stars in the world. But he still wasn't happy. He also found out, he wasn't alone. So he went on a mission to find out why. Once he learned the secrets of true happiness and success, he had to share it with others. This was the...


151: Perfectionism is the Enemy with @AboutProgress Founder Monica Packer

Monica Packer is passionate about teaching practical transformation. As a podcaster, growth coach, and podcast educator, she guides women to find sustainable growth by adopting progress over perfection. Monica is a former middle school teacher, a forever Oprah and Harry Potter fangirl, a perpetual cookie dough maker, and a beginning swimmer. You can find more about Monica at and on Instagram. --- Send in a voice message: Support this...


150: Productive and Present with Monk Manual Founder: Steven Lawson

Steven Lawson is the founder and creator of the Monk Manual, a daily system for peaceful being and purposeful doing. After searching high and low for a formula that resulted in fuller living, he found it amongst the ancient path of the monks. Steven lives in Buffalo, NY with his wife and three kids and splits his time between serving individuals through the Monk Manual and serving businesses through his consulting company Innerspace ( You can check out the Monk Manual at...


149: Natural Anti-Depressant "Prescriptions" with Dr. Susan Heitler

Disclaimer: do not change your medications without first consulting with your doctor or health care provider. This can be very dangerous. Please listen to this episode with an open mind, but with the knowledge that one must be careful when changing their medication routine for mental illnesses. Always consult your psychiatrist, doctor, healthcare provider, therapist before making any changes. Denver clinical psychologist Dr. Susan Heitler specializes in helping her clients to reverse...


148: The Science of Bliss in Your Brain with Dr. Dawson Church, PhD

Dawson Church, PhD, is an award-winning science writer with three best-selling books to his credit. The Genie in Your Genes ( was the first book to demonstrate that emotions drive gene expression. Mind to Matter, ( showed that the brain creates much of what we think of as “objective reality.” Bliss Brain ( demonstrates that peak mental states rapidly remodel the brain for happiness. Dawson has conducted dozens of clinical trials, and founded...


147: Secrets to a More Happy Life - Compilation Episode (12 Guest Soundbites)

This is a special episode where I clip some of the most meaningful soundbites from 12 episodes from the last few years of this podcast. The amazing guests in this episode include Baya Voce, Craig Case, Don Rheem, Nir Eyal, Julianne Holt-Lunstad, Kat Vellos, Kim Christensen, Mauro Gatti, Lyndsey Young, Richard Eyre, Stacy Sherman and Leslie Santos. It shows you the amazing variety of guests we have had on this show over the years. We will do more of these types of episodes if you like...


146: When NOT to Follow Your Gut with Dr. Gleb Tsipursky, PhD

Known as the Disaster Avoidance Expert, Dr. Gleb Tsipursky protects leaders from disasters by developing the most effective decision-making strategies via his consulting, coaching, and training firm Disaster Avoidance Experts. A cognitive neuroscientist and behavioral economist, Dr. Tsipursky writes for Inc., Time, and CNBC. A best-selling author, his new book, available on Amazon and in book stores everywhere, is Never Go With Your Gut: How Pioneering Leaders Make the Best Decisions and...


145: The Language of Happiness with Taylor Proctor

Find Taylor Proctor: In our discussion, we talk about the power of language for our happiness. Power of non-verbal communication: --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:


144: Put Happiness to Work with Employee Happiness Expert, Eric Karpinski

Eric's new book Put Happiness To Work (that this episode is about) was just released! Make sure to get your copy here: More about Eric Karpinski Eric Karpinski has been on the cutting edge of bringing positive psychology tools to workplaces for over 10 years, with clients that include Intel, Facebook, IBM, T-Mobile, Genentech and many others. He is a key member of Shawn Achor’s GoodThink team, trained as a scientist at Brown University and has an MBA from...


143: The Power of One Meaningful Connection Per Day. The Science of Social Health with Kasley Killam, MPH

More About Kasley Killam Kasley Killam, MPH, is the founder of Social Health Labs, an impact organization that leads programs, events, and content related to social connection, loneliness, and health. She completed a master’s at the Harvard School of Public Health, where she deepened her expertise on these topics, and now partners with organizations at local, state, and national levels on initiatives that aim to reduce isolation and improve social well-being. Kasley regularly contributes...


142: Hope After COVID with Virus Hunter (epidemiologist), Dr. Anne Rimoin

More about Dr. Anne Rimoin Dr. Anne Rimoin is an LA-based epidemiologist (expert virus hunter) having worked in public health on the ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo for years and now a leading researcher on COVID-19. She's extremely knowledgeable as a scientist, but also very accessible in discussing the social effects of COVID-19 on a population. She has been a guest on Real Time with Bill Maher and 11th Hours with Brian Williams and regularly makes appearances on CNN,...


141: Helping Millions to Thrive with Nataly Kogan, Founder of

Nataly Kogan is one of the leading global experts in optimizing your emotional fitness and elevating your leadership. She’s the creator of the Happier Method™, founder and CEO of Happier and Happier @ Work™, and author of HAPPIER NOW and GRATITUDE DAILY. Nataly is a highly sought-after international keynote speaker and has been featured in hundreds of media outlets, including The Washington Post, The New York Times, and The Dr. Oz Show. By the age of 37, Nataly held top positions at McKinsey...


140: The Science of Self-Love with Katy Sine

More about Katy: Katy Sine is the director and executive producer of Positive Voices, creating, producing and directing positive media programming with thought leaders, leading academics and influencers in positive psychology. She is an assistant instructor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Master of Applied Positive Psychology program. Katy researches self-love and her goal is to further the science of self-love. She is currently working on a book on this subject and hopes to study this...


139: Bouncing Back From Impossible Odds: From Breaking her Back to Gold Medals & Fighting Lyme Disease with Olympian Arianne Jones

In my pursuit of the good life I have built a life-list of things that I want to accomplish or experience. One of the things that I was so excited to do recently was to hug the tallest tree on earth - Hyperion. It was amazing! Another thing on the list is to interview a gold-medal olympian. Today, that happened! Listen to the whole interview for the amazing story of an olympian who came back to win gold after breaking her back and then went on to battle an almost invisible enemy: Lyme...


138: Giving Language to the Intangible - Emotional Intelligence & Inherent Worth with Dr. Julie Hanks

More about Dr. Hanks Julie de Azevedo Hanks, PhD, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist with 28 years experience specializing in women’s emotional health and relationships. She is an assistant professor of social work at Utah Valley University. Dr. Hanks is the founder and director of Wasatch Family Therapy, an outpatient therapy clinic in Cottonwood Heights and Bountiful, UT. She is author of The Burnout Cure and The Assertiveness Guide for Women, a blogger, a local...


137: Six Powerful Strategies to Increase Meaning in Your Life

Today's episode is all about finding more meaning. It's a solo episode that I hope you enjoy. Here is a sneak peek: 1. Decrease Regret by Taking Action What’s something you can just do today to decrease the regret you would have in the future? Here are the top 5 regrets of the dying: What can you do to connect with your friends more? How can you arrange your life to work less? How can you be more yourself? What are you doing express your true feelings? How are you deliberately adding to...


136: Making News Happier in The Year of The Doomscroll, with Mauro Gatti from The Happy Broadcast

Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the amount of negativity in the news? Do you doomscroll? Well, 2020 is the year of the doomscroll and it can be really hard to avoid the negativity that inundates our digital news feeds. I have spoken about the benefits of taking breaks from the news and the negative impact that constantly watching the news can have on our health. Some choose to avoid the news altogether, but with the constant changes in even our local regulations, you have to be informed. My...


135: Sexuality & Happiness, A Positive View of Sex and Sexuality with Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife

Sexuality and Happiness is a topic I have not discussed on the More Happy Life podcast. I have wanted to for quite some time, but I wanted to introduce it with the right person and I think Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife is the right person. This podcast talks about all things from the foundation of positive psychology research. I think positive sexuality is a really powerful topic for the listeners to hear about and to discuss on social media after hearing this episode. There is so much...