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Latest Episode: The Falling Tides of Life

Latest Episode: The Falling Tides of Life

As we enter a new season, we’re facing the reality that the pandemic is not a temporary affliction, but an involuntary transition from one way of life to another. In this episode, Arthur and Ceci discuss the psychology behind why transitions—whether voluntary or involuntary—can be so uncomfortable and why our natural reaction is to resist them. Most importantly, Arthur shares how instead of working against them, we can embrace these periods of “falling tides” in our lives and reap the benefits.

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The Art of Happiness with Arthur Brooks

The Falling Tides of Life

As we enter a new season, we’re facing the reality that the pandemic is not a temporary affliction, but an involuntary transition from one way of life to another. In this episode, Arthur and Ceci discuss the psychology behind why transitions—whether voluntary or involuntary—can be so uncomfortable and why our natural reaction is to resist them. Most importantly, Arthur shares how instead of working against them, we can embrace these periods of “falling tides” in our lives and reap the benefits.

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References and further reading:The Clocklike Regularity of Major Life Changes |Arthur Brooks

The Art of Happiness with Arthur Brooks

A Look into Your Future

Imagine you had the ability to predict how people’s actions in their 20s or 30s would affect their lives in their 70s and 80s. You’d have a pretty good idea of how to crack the happiness code, right? Turns out, for 80 years, Harvard researchers have been doing just that in one of history’s longest studies of happiness, the Harvard Study of Adult Development. In this episode, Arthur is joined by psychiatrist Bob Waldinger, the current director of the study, to learn about the origins of the project and the enduring lessons on happiness, aging, and relationships that it has revealed.

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References and further reading:

Harvard Study of Adult Development

What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness |TED Talk |Bob Waldinger

The Art of Happiness with Arthur Brooks

Overcoming the Success Addiction

Would you rather be special, than happy? If so, you might be a success addict. In this episode, Arthur and Ceci discuss why success can be so addictive and explain some of the key attributes of those who Arthur deems “success addicts.” No matter your stage in life, Arthur shares three tips for overcoming your success addiction and living a happier, more balanced, and fulfilling life.

References and further reading:

‘Success Addicts’ Choose Being Special Over Being Happy | Arthur Brooks

Trading Health Risks for Glory: A Reformulation of the Goldman Dilemma| González, et al.

Drinking: A Love Story | Caroline Knapp

The Art of Happiness with Arthur Brooks

Managing Transitions in Life

The coronavirus epidemic and the residual economic effects are spurring life transitions for a lot of people, from small changes to more dramatic “lifequakes.” How can you effectively manage life transitions of any magnitude? In this episode, Arthur is joined by New York Times bestselling author Bruce Feiler to discuss his new book, Life is in the Transitions: Mastering Change at Any Age. Together, they outline some practical strategies for optimizing life’s inevitable changes.

References and further reading:

Life is in the Transitions: Mastering Change at Any Age | Bruce Feiler

The Art of Happiness with Arthur Brooks

Curing the Epidemic of Fear

What are you afraid of? We’re facing a fear epidemic in America, and it’s not just due to the coronavirus. In this episode, Arthur and Ceci take a deep dive into fear—including how to understand, manage, and even neutralize it. Most importantly, Arthur shares some actionable tips for building your defenses against fear and learning to love and live courageously.

This episode is brought to you by Noom, Bound by Oath, and Conceived in Liberty, The Bradley Speaker Series.

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References and further reading:

Love Is Medicine for Fear | Arthur Brooks

Fear Can Make You a Better Person | Arthur Brooks

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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