The Happy Wanderers Podcast

The Happy Wanderers Podcast

Join Matt and Sunaina as they learn how to live joyful and compassionate lives, using mindfulness and Nonviolent Communication to map their journey. Every few weeks, they and their guests will explore topics related to wellness, relationships, empathy, growth, and compassion. Learn more at TheHappyWanderersClub.com.... Show More

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June 24, 2019 20 min

We've all had moments where we look at a loved one and think, "WTF?" It could be something they said or did that makes us feel confused, angry, or hurt, and often disconnected. In episode 7 of The Happy Wanderers Podcast, Matt and Sunaina share a powerful way to reconnect: by understanding the needs the other person is trying to meet in that moment. Matt and Sunaina share examples of their prior conflicts (juicy!) and how needs ca... Read more

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Every day we tell ourselves that we "have to" or "should" do certain things, and this thinking can take the joy out of our daily lives. In this episode, Matt and Sunaina chat with Clara Moisello from the New York Center for Nonviolent Communication about how we can view our responsibilities through a more beautiful lens, by seeing how everything we do is to meet an underlying need.

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February 12, 2019 22 min

What does it mean when we say, "I love you"? Matt and Sunaina share how these words can be an expression of appreciation for needs being deeply met by another person, and how relationships are only one beautiful way among many to meet our needs.

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January 20, 2019 16 min

Matt and Sunaina talk about how to set intentions, instead of resolutions, that can lead to growth and joy. What are your intentions for the week, month, or year?

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January 13, 2019 37 min

Matt and Sunaina talk about how to fight! Arguments can be painful, but if we use empathy and deep listening (even when it's f*@!ing hard), then arguments could even strengthen our relationships.

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December 23, 2018 23 min

In this episode, Matt and Sunaina discuss the super power of self-empathy and its ability to find joy, especially in moments of self-judgment.

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December 23, 2018 5 min

In this introductory episode of The Happy Wanderers Podcast, Matt and Sunaina discuss their intentions for the podcast and what happy wandering means to them.

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