Other Episodes

Episode 41: A Better Way to Talk to Yourself

Her husband has been in prison for 23 years. Our Happiness Guinea Pig tries a new approach…

Episode 40: What to Do When You Feel Like a Failure

The loss of a job, the pain of a breakup -- it's easy to get down on ourselves when things…

Episode 39: Delight in the Unexpected

A high-five from a stranger, a hummingbird on a busy city street. Poet Ross Gay shares his…

Episode 38: How To Let Go of Anger

Are you still mad at someone who hurt you in the past? That can eat away at your health and…

Episode 37: What Are Your Strongest Reminders of Connection?

What kinds of objects, images, and words surround your home or office? Our Happiness Guinea…

Episode 36: Do You Know How to Eat a Raisin?

Do you have trouble slowing down enough to actually enjoy your life? Our Happiness Guinea…

Episode 35: Finding Awe in Every Step

How can we feel connected to the world around us? Singer Diana Gameros tries to cultivate a…

Episode 34: Finding Your Strengths

Do you fixate on your flaws and shortcomings? Our happiness guinea pig tries the opposite:…

Episode 33: Trying Compassion on Capitol Hill

Can you extend compassion toward a difficult person in your life? Congressman Tim Ryan…

Episode 32: A Lesson in Thanks and Vulnerability

A junior high school teacher spent his life defying stereotypes about how men should…

Episode 31: Notice the Good in Your Life

Comedian Maz Jobrani tries to pay more attention to the good things in his life by writing…

Episode 30: The Power of Expressing Your Deepest Emotions

He started Afghanistan's first post-Taliban rock band when he was 18 years old. A decade…

Episode 29: Who’s Got Your Back?

How do you build feelings of trust and security? Our Happiness Guinea Pig learns some…

Episode 28: Being Kinder to Yourself

When you’re helping others cope with stress and anxiety, how do you deal with your own?…

Episode 27: W. Kamau Bell’s Thoughts on Awkward Relationships and Bridging Divides

Comedian W. Kamau Bell discusses the challenges of finding common ground, even with people…

Episode 26: How to Connect with Your Body

International megastar Daniel Wu tries a practice that brings him calm amidst the chaos.

Episode 25: These Words Cause Happiness

Did you know that you have the power to spark happiness in someone else's brain with just a…

Episode 24: Try This Recipe for Happiness

Our Happiness Guinea Pig, children's author Joanne Rocklin, shares her happiness practice:…

Episode 23: Can’t Relax? This Will Help

Why does a bath or swim feel so relaxing? Our guest shares her own happiness…

Episode 22: A Better Way to Say Sorry

“I'm sorry you feel that way.”
Some apologies can actually make things worse. Our…