Action for Happiness Podcast
Josie’s Guide to Active April 2021

Josie’s Guide to Active April 2021

March 31, 2021

Josie from Action for Happiness takes us on a short journey through the Active April 2021 calendar.  

And now for the good news - With Ruby Wax

And now for the good news - With Ruby Wax

March 14, 2021

In today’s episode we are again going to do a throwback to a wonderful conversation that our director Dr Mark Williamson had with the wonderful and longtime AFH friend, Ruby Wax. 

Ruby is very well known for her successful TV career, but what is less well known is her long term struggle with depression. Ruby then stumbled across Mindfulness and the work of Mark Williams that sent her on a journey of self healing.  Ruby went on to get a degree in Mindfulness at Oxford university and was able to transition what she had learned about the brain and incorporate it in her work. In part two we dig into ruby’s new book, and now for the good news, and if you stick around to the end end, Ruby graciously guides us through a brief mindful exercise.

 

For the full video version of this audio podcast that includes extra bonus questions asked by our listeners during the live stream you can- visit youtube.com/actionforhappiness (link in the description), where you can also find the full archive of awesome videos. 

 

Action for Happiness is a movement of people committed to building a happier and more caring society.  Visit actionforhappiness.org to join thousands of others who are spreading a bit more happiness in their homes, workplaces, schools and local communities.  Watch talks from inspiring speakers and check out our monthly groups and our online 10-day course) which is helping people world wide. 

 

Don’t forget to subscribe, like and follow to keep up to date with all our content.  Find out more at AFH.org.  Join the movement, be the change.

 

Gui - @mindulnews.uk

Josie’s Guide to Mindful March 2021

Josie’s Guide to Mindful March 2021

February 26, 2021

Josie, from the Action for Happiness team, takes us on a short journey through the 2021 Mindful March calendar, sharing hints, tips and musings about some of the actions for this month. A must-listen for anyone with an interest in positive psychology or mindfulness.

Emotional Intelligence - with Dr. Dan Goleman and Dr.Mark Williamson

Emotional Intelligence - with Dr. Dan Goleman and Dr.Mark Williamson

January 31, 2021

Dr. Dan Goleman shares how Emotional Intelligence can help us live happier lives and contribute to a better world. This conversation with Dr. Mark Williamson was recorded at an Action for Happiness event on 24 November 2020 www.actionforhappiness.org.

Full Youtube conversation with the audience questions available here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ADA5LcNzIE

Headspace - with the inspirational Andy Puddicombe

Headspace - with the inspirational Andy Puddicombe

August 19, 2020

What a great honour it is to talk with Andy Puddicombe, co-founder and the voice of the amazing Headspace app and website. The Headspace mission to improve the happiness and health in the world is making great progress and has become the most impactful mediation tool.  We talk about Andy's long term friendship with Action for Happiness, his 10 year monastic journey and how this led to creating the Headspace app.  We also talk about Headspace's contribution to the scientific research and get a unique insight into the patterns and trends that Andy has noticed, especially following the global pandemic and his outlook on the next five years.  I get to share my personal story about Headspace and it's impact on my life and I get to geek out in appreciation and end on community and how we can all help to take more action.

We also talk about all the wonderful resources that are available for free such as his 'weathering the storm' section, mindful movement classes and much more.  Try it for free today at headspace.com

Gui -Action for Happiness podcast host

@mindfulnews.uk

 

Self discipline and meditation - with Giovanni Dienstmann

Self discipline and meditation - with Giovanni Dienstmann

July 21, 2020

Giovanni Dienstmann is an author and meditation teacher based in Sydney.  On this podcast, we talk about the different styles of meditation, the importance of training self-discipline and its relationship to meditation. We discuss the difference between mindfulness and meditation, great tips on how to develop and maintain a practice during this lockdown. We also have fun discussing what is Spirituality and how this has impacted Giovanni.

Giovanni has kindly set up a page with three guided meditations specifically for Action For Happiness listeners at: liveanddare.com/actionforhappiness

-Emotional Emergency Pause

-Effortless sleep

-Letting go meditation

Find out more about Giovanni and his work at liveanddare.com

Gui @mindfulnews.uk

The Wanderful path to happiness with David Pearl

The Wanderful path to happiness with David Pearl

March 11, 2020

On today’s episode we have the pleasure of speaking with performer, author and public speaker David Pearl. David worked at the Royal Opera House as the boy soprano soloist for 4 years and Later in his life he played Double Bass, touring as a member of the London Schools Symphony Orchestra and the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. In 2009, David founded a not-for-profit social enterprise called Street Wisdom and we dig into this international, volunteer-led, movement that is active in more than 20 countries. We also talk about his latest book Wanderful, playing the piano, helping others, urban mindfulness and how to use the streets to answer questions. 

Action for Happiness is a movement of people committed to building a happier and more caring society.  You can join thousands of others who are spreading a bit more happiness in their homes, workplaces, schools and local communities. Our website has all the information you need to sign up for our ‘exploring what matters course’ and also details about facilitating one yourself, all the information is online, and we are here to answer any questions you have. 

Don’t forget to subscribe, like and follow to keep up to date with all our content.  Find out more at AFH.org. Join the movement, be the change. 

Gui @mindfulnews.uk

The Rabbit Effect with Dr Kelli Harding

The Rabbit Effect with Dr Kelli Harding

January 13, 2020

Welcome to the Action for Happiness Podcast! In this first episode of 2020, we are joined by Dr Kelli Harding, author of the Rabbit Effect. When Columbia University Doctor Harding began her clinical practice, she never intended to explore the invisible factors behind our health. This path led her to discover the incredible beauty of kindness and how even rabbits lived longer and were healthier the more they were shown human kindness and touch. What does that say about how negative people can really affect us, and also how our kindness and how we choose to treat others can have amazing positive effects. 

'Our bodies are constantly reacting to our social environment' 

'It's our connections to other people that is the most important thing at the end of the day'

And remember, if you would like to help create a kinder and happier world, please get involved with AFH.  You can join thousands of others who are spreading a bit more happiness in their homes, workplaces, schools and local communities. Our website has all the information you need to sign up for our ‘exploring what matters course’ and also details about facilitating one yourself, all the information is online, and we are here to answer any questions you have: www.actionforhapinness.org

 

Gui - @mindfulnews.uk

Engineer your path to Joy - with Mo Gawdat

Engineer your path to Joy - with Mo Gawdat

September 7, 2019

We are back on the road for another Carpool podcast. Our guest today is Mo Gawdat and he is the former Chief Business Officer for Google X, an entrepreneur, and the author of the book Solve for Happy. His understanding of Happiness is truly remarkable having spent over a decade researching and reading on the subject following the tragic death of his 21-year-old son. We talk about how he was able to turn this terrible event into a wonderful life of helping others and inspired his mission to make one billion people happy. Mo and I drive through west London, from Hammersmith to victoria via Buckingham Palace in all its glory. Mo’s breakdown of life, happiness, suffering, meditation, politics is a breath of fresh air and hits at the core. Visit www.actionforhappiness.org for more information, videos and podcasts.

Gui - Podcast host www.mindfulnews.uk

To support Mo and find out more, visit https://www.onebillionhappy.org/

For our full AFH podcast archive, visit https://www.actionforhappiness.org/podcasts

 

 

Levelling up your happiness with Floating - with Ed Hawley

Levelling up your happiness with Floating - with Ed Hawley

July 25, 2019

How can Floating make us happier? What is an isolation chamber or a sensory deprivation tank? Floatworks co-founder talks about the evolution of floatation tanks over the last 5 years and the physical and mental benefits that it can bring. We also discuss the cross-over with mindfulness meditation and we touch on the importance of Philosophy as it relates to Ed's own happiness. For more information visit www.actionforhappiness.org

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