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The Science of Happiness
The Science of Happiness
PRX and Greater Good Science Center

Learn research-tested strategies for a happier, more meaningful life, drawing on the science of compassion, gratitude, mindfulness, and awe. Hosted by award-winning... more

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Happiness Break: A Visualization to Connect With Your Heritage

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23 Nov 2023 · 19 minutes
Happiness Break: Feel more Gratitude, With Eve Ekman

Renew your sense of gratitude by remembering acts of kindness, with social scientist and meditation teacher Eve Ekman. Link to episode... more

16 Nov 2023 · 8 minutes
Encore: The Science of a Good Night's Sleep

This week we revisit our science-backed tips for a good night's sleep with sleep scientist Eti Ben Simon and host... more

09 Nov 2023 · 19 minutes
Happiness Break: Find Calm When You Can't Clear Your Mind, With Lama Rod Owens

Take a break from ruminating with Lama Rod Owens as he leads you in a meditation to cultivate a sky-like... more

02 Nov 2023 · 7 minutes
The Science of Singing Along

For time immemorial, humans have connected deeply through singing with one another. We explore the science behind this, plus how... more

26 Oct 2023 · 16 minutes
A Meditation For Connecting In Polarized Times, With Scott Shigeoka

Having a curious approach to life can improve our mood, creativity and relationships. Scott Shigeoka leads a visualization exercise to... more

19 Oct 2023 · 9 minutes
How Holding Yourself Can Reduce Stress

Simple actions like consciously placing a hand on your heart or hugging yourself can lower your cortisol levels, heart rate,... more

12 Oct 2023 · 16 minutes
5 Minutes of Progressive Muscle Relaxation, With Jo Qina'au

When we mindfully tense and then release our muscles, our bodies are telling our brains to relax. Try this practice... more

05 Oct 2023 · 11 minutes
How To Use Your Body to Relax your Mind

Want to destress your mind? Start with your body. Progressive Muscle Relaxation is a practice where you methodically tense and... more

28 Sep 2023 · 19 minutes
The Science of Happiness
Happiness Break: A Visualization to Connect With Your Heritage
The Science of Happiness
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