Title: How to Find Happiness in Today’s World

The Lesson: It can be difficult to turn down the noise of the electronic, hyper-connected world that we live in – but when we do, it doesn’t just pave the way for true happiness; it also helps to increase the levels of happiness for others in our lives.

Notable Excerpt: “Happiness is a choice. We can be more than just our genes in this current world, but we can actually choose to become a different person. Happiness is the joy we feel striving towards our potential.”

The Guest: Shawn Achor is a New York Times bestselling author and Harvard-educated expert on the psychology of happiness. The American motivational speaker has spent much of his life researching the science of happiness and publishing his findings for the masses. Achor also founded GoodThink Inc., an organization dedicated to giving lectures on science-backed methods of pursuing happiness.

The Host: Oprah Winfrey is an American talk show host, actress, producer, author, philanthropist, and media tycoon. In addition to being the richest African-American person in history, she also hosted the highest-rated television show of its kind and has been called the most influential woman in the world.

Podcast: Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday Talks podcast is available for free on iTunes. The OWN television network series is also available on YouTube.

(LISTEN to the inspiring talk below) – Photo by Eric Rolph, CC

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