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#209 BITESIZE | How to Create a Happy Life | Professor Paul Dolan

Season 5, Ep. 209

We all want to be happy, but what truly brings us happiness is often not what we think.

 

Feel Better Live More Bitesize is my weekly podcast for your mind, body, and heart. Each week I’ll be featuring inspirational stories and practical tips from some of my former guests.

 

Today’s clip is from episode 54 of the podcast with behavioural scientist and author of the books ‘Happy Ever After’ and ‘Happiness by Design’, Professor Paul Dolan.

 

Paul believes that happiness is subjective and if we free ourselves from the myth of the perfect life, we can each create a life that’s worth living.


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11/24/2021

#220 Mel Robbins on How To Take Control of Your Life With One Simple Habit

Season 5, Ep. 220
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#219 BITESIZE | How To Connect With Nature for Greater Health and Happiness | Tony Riddle

Season 5, Ep. 219
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#218 How To Train Your Attention and Improve Your Life with Dr Amishi Jha

Season 5, Ep. 218
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