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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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Episodes

Happiness Break: How to Relax Your Body Through A Standing Meditation, With Sherry Zhang

Last week on The Science of Happiness, we discussed the scientifically proven health benefits of the ancient Chinese practice of... more

13 Jun 2024 · 5 minutes
How Qigong Can Calm Your Mind and Body

Studies show qigong can strengthen your body and mind, and reduce cortisol levels. We explore this Chinese meditative movement practice... more

06 Jun 2024 · 22 minutes
Happiness Break: A Meditation on How To Be Your Best Self, with Justin Michael Williams

Here's a favorite of ours: visualize your best possible self and tap into your inherent enough-ness with this guided meditation... more

30 May 2024 · 7 minutes
Encore: Why We Need Friends With Shared Interests

She's the world's leading animal behaviorist and an autism advocacy leader. Guest Temple Grandin shares what kind of support systems... more

23 May 2024 · 17 minutes
Happiness Break: A Meditation on Cultivating Awe Through Colors

Experiencing awe can help us slow down and connect to the world around us. So how can we harness the... more

16 May 2024 · 6 minutes
How Birdsong Can Help Your Mental Health

Hearing birdsong can help us feel less anxious, recover from stress faster, and even reduce muscle tension ... but can... more

09 May 2024 · 18 minutes
Happiness Break: A Meditation on Pilina: Our Deep Interconnectedness, With Jo Qina'au

Pilina is an indigenous Hawaiian word, or concept, that describes our deep interconnectedness. Harvard Clinical Psychology Fellow Jo Qina'au guides... more

02 May 2024 · 10 minutes
Are You Remembering The Good Times?

Thinking about happy memories activates reward centers in our brains, and can help us feel more connected and accepted. Palestinian-American... more

25 Apr 2024 · 19 minutes
Happiness Break: A Walking Meditation with Dan Harris of 10% Happier

A walking meditation led by 10% Happier Host Dan HarrisHow to Do This Practice: Begin walking. Bring your awareness to the present... more

18 Apr 2024 · 7 minutes
How To Make Work More Satisfying

Finding ways to bend tasks toward your strengths and passions can make you happier, more productive and find more meaning... more

11 Apr 2024 · 15 minutes
The Science of Happiness
Happiness Break: How to Relax Your Body Through A Standing Meditation, With Sherry Zhang
The Science of Happiness