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Latest Episode: How to Buy Happiness

Latest Episode: 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.

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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.

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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!

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 Art of Happiness with Arthur Brooks

Healing Collective Trauma

Meaning and purpose in life are key drivers of happiness. However, we know that to understand happiness, we must also understand unhappiness, as these virtues often come through pain and suffering. In this episode, Arthur is joined by renowned teacher, international facilitator, and author of Healing Collective Trauma: A Process for Integrating Our Intergenerational and Cultural Wounds, Thomas Hübl. Together, they discuss how we can understand and process traumatic experiences. They also share some advice on how we can avoid becoming permanent victims of our trauma and pain, and instead, develop resiliency and experience post-traumatic growth.

This episode is brought to you by Bespoke Post, Feetures, Betterhelp, and noom.

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

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References and further reading:

Healing Collective Trauma: A Process for Integrating Our Intergenerational and Cultural Wounds | Thomas Hübl

The Art of Happiness with Arthur Brooks

How to Change Your Mind with Adam Grant

How quick are you to rethink your opinions when presented with new information? Can changing your mind make you a happier person? In this episode, Arthur is joined by Wharton organizational psychologist and bestselling author of Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know to discuss the perks of being wrong. They also explore how thinking like a scientist and having the humility to reevaluate our opinions, while staying true to our values, can help us to not only improve ourselves, but our world, as well.

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

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References and further reading:

Changing Your Mind Can Make You Less Anxious | Arthur Brooks

Think Again | Adam Grant

The Art of Happiness with Arthur Brooks

Overcoming a Fear of Failure

Are you afraid of failure? Has it held you back from living your best life? You’re not alone. The fear of failure is on the rise. Why? In this episode, Arthur and Ceci explore the sources of the fear of failure as well as share some tangible ways to not only overcome this fear, but also to grow in virtue in the process.

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

References and further reading:

Go Ahead and Fail | Arthur Brooks

The Art of Happiness with Arthur Brooks

Happiness through Voluntary Sacrifice

Christians around the world have just entered the season of Lent, a time of prayer, fasting, and voluntary sacrifice. However, this practice isn’t limited to Christianity, or even to those who are traditionally religious. In this episode, Arthur and Ceci explore the positive side effects of sacrifice and share some Lenten strategies and best practices for gaining these happiness benefits, whether we are religious or not.

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

References and further reading:

What You Gain When You Give Things Up | 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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