Happiness Podcast

Happiness Podcast

Do you ever wonder what it takes to lead a peaceful, happy life? Are you curious about the specific steps involved in a self-actualized, limitless life? Are you struggling with anxiety or depression? Or are you just plain tired and want some help? We explore all these concerns and more every week on the Happiness Podcast, which has been downloaded over 10 million times since its inception. Happiness does not happen by chance, but because we take specific actions in our lives to create it. Dr. Robert Puff, Ph.D., author of 13 books, TV show host, Psychology Today blogger, and corporate trainer, has been studying the actions it takes to reach the highest levels of human achievement for decades, and he wants to share what he knows with you. Come and explore, along with millions of others from the Happiness Podcast, Dr. Puff books and Psychology Today blog, private clients and corporate workshop attendees, the specific steps to take so that you can soar in your life. To learn more, go to: http://www.HappinessPodcast.org/

Episodes

June 21, 2024 15 mins

Beyond Delight: Finding Growth in Life's Challenges

"Beyond Delight: Finding Growth in Life's Challenges" is a podcast that delves into the transformative power of adversity. While joyful experiences undoubtedly bring us happiness, it's often the difficult momen...

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The Joy of Less: The Anticipation Trap

Expectations are a double-edged sword. While they can motivate us to achieve our goals, they can also lead to disappointment and dissatisfaction if they are not met. Often, when o...

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Right of Way or Right of Mind? "The Path to Peace"

Ever been cut off in traffic or felt the rage of someone honking their horn at you? We all experience those moments when someone seems to think they have the "right of way," but do they have the "right of mind?" In this podcast, Right of Way or Right of Mind?: Read more

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Beyond Happiness: Mastering the Art of Change

In a world obsessed with finding lasting happiness, this podcast takes a different path. Instead of chasing an elusive perfect state, we explore the art of adaptability and resilience. Life is full of ups and downs, unexpected twists and turns.  Rather than seeking a constant high, we delve into the skills that allow us to navigate these challen...

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This Too Shall Pass: The Emotional Observer

In "The Emotion Observer," we explore the revolutionary idea that we are not our emotions, but rather witnesses to the ever-changing landscape of feelings within us. Join us as we delve into the transformative power of non-attachment,learning to observe our sad...

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Mind Over Matter: How Thoughts Shape Our World

This podcast delves into the fascinating ways our internal landscape directly influences how we perceive the world.  Exploring the interplay of emotions, thought patterns, and past conditioning, "Mind Over Matter" r...

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Personal Growth: Lessons from Others' Failures

Have you ever wished you could avoid the pitfalls and setbacks that inevitably come with navigating life? The good news is, you don't have to learn everything the hard way! In "Pers...

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Never Give Up: Finding Your Good Life

This talk dives into the profound truth that a fulfilling life is possible, even after setbacks and difficult experiences. We'll explore the transformative power of hope and the importance of self-belief in overcoming challenges. Discover actionable steps to break free from the weight of the past, redefine what a "good life" means for you, and cultivate...

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The Quiet Mind: A Path to Happiness

In a world saturated with noise and distraction, "The Quiet Mind: A Path to Happiness" offers a sanctuary from the storm. This guide invites you on a journey of self-discovery, teaching you how to tame the restless chatter of the mind and uncover the wellspring of peace within. Through insightful teachings and gentle practices, you'll learn to cultivate m...

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Find Peace in the Rollercoaster of Competition: A Guide to Mindful Sports Viewing

Are you a sports fan who gets caught up in the emotional rollercoaster of wins and losses? Do post-game blues or heated rivalries leave you feeling stressed rather than entertained? If so, this podcast is for you. We'll explore how to enjoy the thrill of the game without letting the outcome dictate your mood. ...

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Inevitable Challenges Controllable Responses

Life is full of curveballs – unexpected setbacks, difficult people, and moments that test our limits. While we can't control the challenges we face, we always have power over how we react. The "Inevitable Challenges, Controllable Responses" podcast explores this empowering idea. We'll delve into strategies for developing resilience, emotional int...

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Mental Pain as Urgent as Physical Pain

We're trained to recognize physical pain. A broken bone, a deep cut –these demand immediate attention. But what about the pain that isn't visible? The ache of depression, the sharp sting of anxiety, the relentless throb of unhealed trauma? We've been conditioned to ignore these wounds of the mind, to tell ourselves to "toughen up" or "just get over it." This needs to chang...

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The Discipline of Happiness (Why Joy Isn’t Accidental)


We often imagine happiness as a fleeting emotion, a stroke of luck that comes and goes. But what if true, sustained joy is something we cultivate, not something we stumble upon? "The Discipline of Happiness: Why Joy Isn't Accidental" explores the idea that happiness, like any skill, requires practice. It delves into the habits, mindsets, and intentional choices that foster an ...

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Every choice we make, no matter how seemingly insignificant, has the power to ripple through our lives and shape our future. It's easy to get caught up in the day-to-day and overlook the long-term consequences of our decisions. However, recognizing that each choice carries weight is an empowering first step towards building the kind of future you desire.
 
This guide explores the profound link between dec...

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Being Present (Seeing the World with an Unconditioned Heart)

Being present means shedding the filters of judgment, expectation, and reactivity that color our experience of the world. It's about witnessing each moment with the open curiosity of a child. Our hearts, often hardened by past hurts or future worries, become filters through which we perceive everything. An unconditioned heart is one that is soft, receptive, and free of th...

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March 8, 2024 15 mins

Accepting The World As It Is

Accommodate your mind to the way the world works, not to the way you wish the world worked.

1. Acceptance of Reality: At its core, it emphasizes the importance of accepting the world as it is, rather than clinging to idealized expectations. Sometimes there's a gap between how we want things to be and how they actually are. This can lead to frustration and disappointment.

2. Adaptability: The statement s...

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March 1, 2024 15 mins

Patience is a virtue because it cultivates inner strength and sound judgment. In a world that often feels rushed and demanding, the ability to wait calmly and tolerate delays empowers us to make clear-headed decisions rather than act impulsively. Patience helps us avoid acting out of frustration or anger, thus preventing hasty choices that could have negative consequences. It allows us to navigate challenges with a level head, help...

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February 23, 2024 15 mins

Seeing Others As Crippled, Not Evil

The phrase "seeing others as crippled, not evil" suggests a fundamental shift in how we perceive people often stigmatized, misunderstood, or labeled as bad. Here's a breakdown of what this perspective might entail:

1. Challenging Assumptions about Evil

  • Evil as a label:"Evil" is a weighty term often used to dehumanize people,especially those whose actions dif...
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Pain is inevitable because it's a natural part of being human. We experience challenges, losses, and setbacks, leading to unavoidable emotional and sometimes physical pain.

Suffering, however, is not just the pain itself. It's the mental and emotional anguish we create around the pain. This includes negative thoughts, dwelling on the past, resisting the reality of the situation, and clinging to what we've lost. Suffering amplifies ...

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Punished Not For Your Anger, But By Your Anger

We will not be punished for our anger, but we might be punished by our anger, if we aren’t careful:

Consequences of uncontrolled anger: While you won't face external punishment for expressing anger, the emotion itself can lead to negative consequences. It can damage relationships, cloud judgment, and hinder personal growth. In essence, your anger becomes its own punishment.

Inner turmo...

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