Stoicism on the Slo Mo Podcast

Really enjoyed talking with @MGawdat about Stoicism on Slo Mo podcast. I think it’s one of the best podcasts I’ve done for How to Think Like a Roman Emperor!

Robert Biswas-Diener – The Adventures of the 'Indiana Jones of Positive Psychology' Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat

Today's guest is Dr. Robert Biswas-Diener, widely known as the “Indiana Jones of Positive Psychology” because his research has taken him to such far-flung places as Greenland, India, Kenya, and Israel.He is a leading authority on strengths, culture, courage, and happiness and known for his pioneering work in the application of positive psychology to coaching. Robert has authored more than 60 peer-reviewed academic articles and chapters, two of which are “citation classics” (cited more than 1,000 times each). Dr. Biswas-Diener has authored seven books, including The Courage Quotient, the 2007 PROSE Award winner, Happiness, and the New York Times Best Seller, The Upside of Your Dark Side.Listen as we discuss:The importance of dealing with sadness without trying to soften the realityAccepting that guilt is functional without exaggerating it into something maliciousHow writing his book taught him to allow his kids to feel frustrated sometimesBuying safety for our kids often costs them opportunity as wellWe are allergic to discomfort.His experiences living in a remote village in India and hunting in GreenlandThe common threads of what make people happy regardless of cultureDigging into your happy memories to generate happiness on demand (so cool)Ramadan fasting, simulating poverty, and its effect on gratitudeThe joy of the anticipation often outweighs the anticipated experienceLiking vs. WantingRelationships pay off more than money toward happinessThe man who calculated exactly how much money he needs to be happy, and did itInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialTwitter: @mgawdatLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatConnect with Robert Biswas-Diener on Twitter @biswasdiener and his website,'t forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Monday and Thursday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy.
  1. Robert Biswas-Diener – The Adventures of the 'Indiana Jones of Positive Psychology'
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