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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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Cannot delete

Do not want this in my library but cannot delete.
Is this a problem for others ?

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Great applicable points here.

Happiness is that fleeting thing so many when asked can’t put into words.
This series answers questions and make you ask better ones of yourself.
Worth every minute listening.
It left me wanting more episodes.

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Makes a lot of sense

The narrative is compelling. The speakers know their stuff. Happiness is achievable for the majority of us who have free will.

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

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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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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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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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Getting back into happy

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

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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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  • Maya W.
  • 15-11-2018

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
  • 24-11-2018

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.
  • 23-11-2018

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
  • 28-11-2019

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
  • 17-06-2021

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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  • Kindle Customer
  • 17-02-2021

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
  • 18-12-2020

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
  • 07-12-2020

great content

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

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  • Аmazon Customer
  • 22-10-2020

nice

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

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-10-2020

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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