Want to Be Happy?

Posted on January 10, 2015 by Dr. Lynda

The day is a gift and this moment is to be unwrapped with mindfulness. Who will you be today? Listen to? Learn from?

Today on Ever Widening Circles we’re introducing you to a radio program that we treat like a weekly retreat in our house: The TED Radio Hour on National Public Radio, our weekly go-to attitude adjustment hour. (Even our three teenagers listen to it without fail!)

A radio program?… Before you jump off the page and disconnect, wait!

If you haven’t laid back and listened to this particular podcast option, you’re missing out!

Give the episode on happiness (Simply Happy) a try, then try out any of their archived shows. You can’t miss; they are all perfect ways to relax, be entertained, and come out the other side of an hour transformed.

Image: Brother David Steinl-Rast
“The challenge is to find opportunity in even the bad things.”
Brother David Steinl-Rast

The TED Radio Hour – “Simply Happy”

So without further ado, here’s a link to the TED Radio Hour with some of the greatest minds in the world on the subject of How to Find Happiness.

About TED, TED.com, TED Talks, and Introducing NPR’s TED Radio Hour

Perhaps you’ve heard of TED.com. We feature their amazing topics and speakers here on EWC almost weekly. There are some TED Talks that have as many as 30 million views!

For the TED Radio Hour, the producers choose a topic and then weave the most fascinating bits from three relevant TED Talks into a depth of inquiry that always turns out mind-bending.

How Happy Are YOU?

Image: Thistle flower represents happiness in the thorns from a TED talk.So… how happy are you? The answer may surprise you after you get a dose of insight from some of the sources we have come across since starting Ever Widening Circles a year ago.

If you’d like a good read on the subject of happiness/how to achieve true happiness, be sure to check out a beautiful book that is the book I keep by my bed and often in my briefcase as an oracle called Happiness by author Mathieu Ricard. If I’m in a tight moment, I’ll crack it open randomly and read the first thing my eyes lay on.

That’s all for today folks!…

Just scroll down to the bottom of this page where you’ll find a few of my favorite articles that continue a few of the trains of thought here!


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Remember to stay open, curious and hopeful.

~ Dr. Lynda