The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos
The Happiness Lab Podcast. You might think you know what it takes to lead a happier life and more money, a better job, or Instagram-worthy vacations. You’re dead wrong. Yale professor Dr. Laurie Santos has studied the science of happiness and found that many of us do the exact opposite of what will truly make our lives better. Based on the psychology course she teaches at Yale–the most popular class in the university’s 300-year history–Laurie will take you through the latest scientific research and share some surprising and inspiring stories that will change the way you think about happiness
Moving more is great for your happiness – but many of us decide to exercise because we’re unhappy with our bodies and long to change them. What should be fun and life-enhancing often becomes saturated with self-loathing.
Jessamyn Stanley identified as a “fat and awkward weirdo”, who shied away from exercise until she realised that it was her own body-shaming that was holding her back. She tells Dr Laurie Santos how she decoupled her love of yoga from the corrosive idea of transforming her body – and in the process became an inspirational teacher and author for those who think exercise isn’t for them.
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