In today’s episode with Tal Ben-Shahar we discuss why happiness is about more than pleasure, how we can adapt better to negative events through a process called ‘post-traumatic growth’ and much much more.
We talk about Tal’s best-selling books ‘Happier’ and ‘The Pursuit of Perfect’ and how we can create rituals of gratitude and optimism to become happier, more effective, and to lead a wiser life.
Tal shares with us some of his wisdom from over 20 years of learning, living and teaching about happiness, and offers down to earth and practical advice for thinking and feeling better each day.
Tal Ben-Shahar is a popular author, former Harvard University Positive Psychology professor, squash champion, and founder of The Happiness Studies Institute.
He is a consultant and educator to Fortune 500 companies, and with his direct and articulate style joins us from upstate New York.
Tal Ben-Shahar consults and lectures around the world to executives in multinational corporations, Fortune 500 companies, educational institutions, and the general public. Topics include leadership, education, ethics, happiness, self-esteem, resilience, goal setting, and mindfulness.
Ben-Shahar is the Founder of the Happiness Studies Academy which leads a global happiness revolution encouraging leaders who are committed to personal, interpersonal and communal flourishing.
He is regular contributor to Psychology today, and is the author of books including “Being Happy: You Don’t Have to be Perfect to Lead a Richer, Happier Life (2010), Happier: Learn the Secrets to Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfilment (2007), and Short Cuts to Happiness (2018) which have been translated into 25 languages.