Can We Build The Lives We Want? Discussing the Science of Happiness with Arthur C. Brooks


Episode Notes

Mar. 21, 2024 -- Many people desire happiness, but is there a science to being happy? Can we learn to be happy regardless of external challenges? Are there evidence-based tools and practices for managing emotions and enhancing our lives? We spoke with Arthur C. Brooks, who co-authored the book Build the Life You Want: The Art and Science of Getting Happier with Oprah Winfrey, about using science to understand happiness from a psychological and biological perspective, the intersection of happiness with our environment, the impact of social media, the benefits of healthy relationships, and how we can actively teach ourselves to live happier lives.