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January 14, 2021 32 min

"All of my wisdom came from all the toughest days

I never learned a thing being happy"

These words from The Wood Brothers' song Happiness Jones sum up our podcast. The band has given us the green light to use the song as our new theme music! We are beyond honored here at The Happiness Quotient. Hear the story of how it came to pass.

We're also going to introduce you to 6-time Everest climber Michael Hamill of Climbing the Seven Summits, one of the top Everest and moutaineering guiding and outfitting companies in the world. From Hanover, New Hampshire, Mike lives in Sydney, Australia with his wife and daughter. They're expecting a boy in February 2021.

Mike's packing now for Everest, where his team has already established Base Camp on the Khumbu Glacier in Nepal. His twenty+ years of guiding on 8,000 meter peaks, including 13 expeditions to Mount Everest, make him the perfect interview to hear how Nepal is doing after having shut down the 2014, 2015 and 2019 Everest seasons, how it's impacted the people who rely on the mountain to make a living.

For more information about Mike, find him here:

Climbing the Seven Summits YouTube channel:

Mike's book, Climbing the Seven Summits:

I'd like to thank Oliver and Chris Wood, Jano Ricks and The Wood Brothers management, as well as their publicist Kevin Calabro for granting us the rights to use HAPPINESS JONES for our theme music. We are deeply honored. 

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Happiness Jones video can be seen here:

For more about Thom Dharma Pollard, about personal coaching or his inspirational presentations, virtual or in person, look for him at

To join his mailing list for A Course In Happiness, email him at

A Course In Happiness and a downloadable pdf of the most recent A Course In Happiness can be found at 

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