On a scale of one to 10, 10 being your most happy, one being completely depressed–how happy do you believe yourself to be? Many of us fall in the middle and we hope to be happier. We yearn for it. But did you know that building sustainable happiness IS doable? Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar of the Happiness Studies Academy taps into the importance of relationships and how instrumental they are to your overall happiness.

Tal’s the creator–as well as the instructor–of the Happiness Studies Academy. After graduating from Harvard with a BA in Philosophy and Psychology and a PhD in Organizational Behavior, he taught two of the most popular courses in Harvard history, Positive Psychology and The Psychology of Leadership. Tal’s an internationally bestselling author whose books have been translated into more than 25 languages. He’s also the Co-Founder of Potential Life and Happier.TV and a certified yoga instructor who works on bridging Eastern and Western traditions, Ancient wisdom and modern technology, and science and art.

Build your community (your tribe) and propel forward like never before!

Key Takeaways:

Your safety net. “The happiest countries in the world are not the ones you would expect, the wealthiest countries in the world, far from it.” What’s the real secret behind the happiest places and people on earth? Boost your health, creativity, and overall joy with this ONE unique thing…[12:53].

Your lonely game. A notification pops up on your phone to tell you a friend just posted something and immediately you open it up. You may view social media as a way to keep updated, but psychologically it could be doing you more harm than good; HERE’s why…[20:20].

Your influenced perspective. Have you ever seen a movie with someone and had a radically different opinion than theirs? After much debate you begin to think maybe they saw something you didn’t–maybe you should rewatch the movie. It’s called subjective interpretation and it happens more than you think, HERE’s why… [31:56].

Your positive tribe. When you have an incredible experience and you have someone to share it with, it makes that burst of happiness more lasting. The research has spoken; building a community is critical to our overall wellbeing. But where do you start? Give these THREE groups a try…[48:20].

Tune in and turn the volume up for a dose of inspiration and life lessons. You’re never more than One Idea Away from a whole, new reality.