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Latest Episode: Happiness from All Things New

Latest Episode: Happiness from All Things New

Can variety and novelty bring us happiness? Is there ever too much of a good thing when it comes to new experiences? In this episode, Arthur and Ceci discuss the good and bad side of neophilia, the love of new things. Most importantly, Arthur shares how a healthy appetite for life and an openness to experiencing new things can lead to an abundance of beauty, satisfaction, and adventure in our lives. 

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The Art of Happiness with Arthur Brooks

Happiness from All Things New

Can variety and novelty bring us happiness?Is there ever too much of a good thing when it comes to new experiences? In this episode, Arthur and Ceci discuss the good and bad side of neophilia, the love of new things. Most importantly, Arthur shares how a healthy appetite for life and an openness to experiencing new things can lead to an abundance of beauty, satisfaction, and adventure in our lives. 

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References and further reading:

Don’t Approach Life Like a Picky Eater | Arthur Brooks

The Art of Happiness with Arthur Brooks

Life After COVID

Were you happy with your life pre-pandemic? Are there toxic relationships or draining activities that might be better left behind as we reemerge from the pandemic? In this episode, Arthur and Ceci discuss how we can use these waning months of the coronavirus pandemic as an opportunity to honestly evaluate our lives and assess our happiness. Arthur also provides a step-by-step guide on how to learn from difficulties and suffering of the pandemic in order to return to “normal” better, and happier, than we were before.

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We’d love to hear from you! Write to us at arthur@arthurbrooks.com or ceci@arthurbrooks.comwith your happiness questions.

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References and further reading:

A Once-in-a-Lifetime Chance to Start Over | Arthur Brooks

The Hidden Toll of Remote Work | Arthur Brooks

The Art of Happiness with Arthur Brooks

Designing Happiness

People usually make two mistakes when it comes to their own happiness: First, they assume that happiness already exists, and they just have to go find it. Second, they equate happiness to other complicated problems, solvable through engineering the right formula. However, happiness is complex, and requires a different approach. In this episode, Arthur is joined by co-authors of the #1 New York Times bestseller Designing Your Life and co-founders of the Stanford Life Design Lab, Bill Burnett and Dave Evans. Together, they share some insights from the world of design to help you build a life of happiness and meaning.

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Happiness Survey: I’d love to hear from you about your thoughts on happiness and current practices to improve your well-being. If you can spare five minutes, I’d appreciate your participation in a short survey to help guide my future happiness work.  To get started, go to arthurbrooks.com/art-of-happiness/ and click on the survey link. Thank you, friends.

References and further reading:

Designing Your Life | Bill Burnett and Dave Evans

Designing Your Work Life | Bill Burnett and Dave Evans

The Art of Happiness with Arthur Brooks

Achieving Effortlessness and Greater Happiness

Are you making your life harder than it needs to be? Satisfaction is one of the key macronutrients of happiness, but it can prove elusive. And it’s easy to burn out chasing it, and inventing more and more wants in our lives. Can we escape this phenomenon? In this episode, Arthur is joined by New York Times bestselling author Greg McKeown to discuss his latest bestseller, Effortless: Make It Easier to Do What Matters Most. Together, they share some practical advice for living more effortlessly, while doing more of what matters and finding the true satisfaction that we seek.

Join The Art of Happiness Circle of Friends!

Happiness Survey: I’d love to hear from you about your thoughts on happiness and current practices to improve your well-being. If you can spare five minutes, I’d appreciate your participation in a short survey to help guide my future happiness work.  To get started, go to arthurbrooks.com/art-of-happiness/ and click on the survey link. Thank you, friends.

References and further reading:

Effortless| Greg McKeown

Essentialism| Greg McKeown

The Art of Happiness with Arthur Brooks

How to Buy Happiness

Can money buy happiness? It’s easy to get trapped in a cycle of working more and more hours, chasing more and more money, in the hopes of getting happier. But after a certain point, despite our hard-wired belief to the contrary, more money doesn’t bring more happiness. In this episode, Arthur and Ceci discuss the sometimes complicated relationship between money, happiness, and satisfaction. They also share how, at any income level, with a little knowledge and practice, we can actually use money to buy a little more happiness.

Join The Art of Happiness Circle of Friends!

Happiness Survey: I’d love to hear from you about your thoughts on happiness and current practices to improve your well-being. If you can spare five minutes, I’d appreciate your participation in a short survey to help guide my future happiness work.  To get started, go to arthurbrooks.com/art-of-happiness/ and click on the survey link. Thank you!

References and further reading:

How to Buy Happiness | Arthur Brooks

High income improves evaluation of life but not emotional well-being | Daniel Kahneman, Angus Deaton

Experienced well-being rises with income, even above $75,000 per year | Matthew A. Killingsworth

Time Smart: How to Reclaim Your Time and Live a Happier Life | Ashley Whillans

The Arthur Brooks Show

Season 2, Episode 7: Arthur Brooks in conversation with Simon Sinek

March 29, 2019

In a special bonus episode, Simon Sinek talks to Arthur Brooks about loving your enemies at an event at the 92nd Street Y in New York City.

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