Advice Goddess Radio, Tonight, 7-8pm PT, 10-11pm ET: Dr. Sonja Lyubomirsky--Happiness Myths And The Science For Being Happier
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Dr. Sonja Lyubomirsky, one of the most rigorous researchers whose work I follow, has a terrific new book out, The Myths of Happiness: What Should Make You Happy, but Doesn't, What Shouldn't Make You Happy, but Does.
It turns out that we are very poor predictors of what makes us happy or unhappy, and it doesn't help that we've been stuck with a lot of cultural myths about what things and situations should and shouldn't. On this show, which will focus mainly on relationships, Lyubomirsky will lay out the realities shown in the research and also give us simple, practical ways to be happier -- and practical thinking on how to assess when that's just not possible and it's time to get out.
Listen live at this link at 7-8 pm Pacific, 10-11 pm Eastern, or download the podcast afterward:
Don't miss last week's show with psychologist Jeremy Dean, founder of the popular website PsyBlog and author of Making Habits, Breaking Habits: Why We Do Things, Why We Don't, and How to Make Any Change Stick.
We are convinced that we are the boss of us -- that we do the things we do because they make sense, because we've got goals, because we make smart choices. Often, that's far from the case. But, by understanding how habits are formed, why we develop them, and what our biases are, we can use habit-forming to our benefit and have some chance of stopping the habits holding us back. And that's exactly what you'll hear on this show.
Listen at this link or download the podcast:
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