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Why do we cry? How come love hurts? And what’s a happiness researcher doing talking about sadness, anyway?

Helen Russell is a journalist and happiness researcher and How to be Sad is a new podcast based on her book of the same name - exploring why we get sad, what to do when we’re sad, and how we can all get happier by learning to be sad, better. Because let’s be honest – we are in unprecedented times. None of us are where we thought we’d be this time last year and we’re all struggling. We’re having to get better at having difficult conversations and finding ways of handling our sadness.

Join Helen as she talks to some high profile people from all walks of life who have done just that. Each week, special guests share their own experiences of everything from heartache to burnout, anxiety to addiction, the differences between sadness and depression - and how they cope.

Find out more @MsHelenRussell #HowToBeSad and order How To Be Sad at https://harpercollins.co.uk/products/how-to-be-sad-everything-ive-learned-about-getting-happier-by-being-sad-better-helen-russell?variant=32618500653134

How To Be Sad with Helen Russel‪l‬ Helen Russell

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Why do we cry? How come love hurts? And what’s a happiness researcher doing talking about sadness, anyway?

Helen Russell is a journalist and happiness researcher and How to be Sad is a new podcast based on her book of the same name - exploring why we get sad, what to do when we’re sad, and how we can all get happier by learning to be sad, better. Because let’s be honest – we are in unprecedented times. None of us are where we thought we’d be this time last year and we’re all struggling. We’re having to get better at having difficult conversations and finding ways of handling our sadness.

Join Helen as she talks to some high profile people from all walks of life who have done just that. Each week, special guests share their own experiences of everything from heartache to burnout, anxiety to addiction, the differences between sadness and depression - and how they cope.

Find out more @MsHelenRussell #HowToBeSad and order How To Be Sad at https://harpercollins.co.uk/products/how-to-be-sad-everything-ive-learned-about-getting-happier-by-being-sad-better-helen-russell?variant=32618500653134

    #2 Meik Wiking

    #2 Meik Wiking

    Meik Wiking is a Danish happiness researcher, CEO of the Happiness Research Institute, and author of the bestselling Little Book of Hygge.


     


    Meik is committed to researching into how more of us can get happier, but in doing so, he’s also studied what doesn’t make us happier. His latest report studied the impact of the coronavirus on wellbeing and - spoiler alert – it isn’t great. Here, he talks about his experiences of loss and sadness – both personally and professionally.


     


    In this episode, Meik talks to Helen about:


    The loss of his mum at an early age

    Why sadness matters

    The dark side of happiness

    Comparison anxiety and inequality

    Imposter syndrome

    Professional setbacks

    Living with less

    Acts of service and the importance of feeling ‘useful’

    How to keep on an even keel

    Finding joy in difficult times


     


    Trigger: suicide, bereavement


     


    Find out more about Meik at https://www.meikwiking.com/ and follow Meik on Twitter and Instagram @MeikWiking or Facebook @meikwiking1


    Follow Helen on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook @MsHelenRussell
    Read more about Helen’s new book, How To Be Sad at Waterstones  or Amazon 
    Get in touch with the show at howtobesadpodcast@gmail.com
    Thanks to Joel Grove for production and to Matt Clacher at HarperCollins for making this podcast happen.

    • 50 min
    #1 Ella Mills

    #1 Ella Mills

    Ella Mills of Deliciously Ella is a champion of plant-based living, an award-winning author, and an adept businesswoman.

    Here, Ella also opens up about her lows and feeling vulnerable at times - not least where it all began with a debilitating condition that started her quest for change.

    In this episode, Ella talks to Helen about:


    Loss

    Regret

    Chronic illness

    Depression

    Trolling and online abuse

    Feelings of rejection and how we gravitate towards negative feedback

    Having a high profile and the challenges that come with it

    Allowing ourselves to be vulnerable

    The importance of ‘acceptance’

    And how ‘everything passes...even when it feels insurmountable’


     


    Trigger: depression


     


    Find out more about Deliciously Ella https://deliciouslyella.com/ and follow Ella on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook @DeliciouslyElla




    Follow Helen on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook @MsHelenRussell



    Read more about Helen’s new book, How To Be Sad at Waterstones  or Amazon 


    Get in touch with the show at howtobesadpodcast@gmail.com


    Thanks to Joel Grove for production and to Matt Clacher at HarperCollins for making this podcast happen.

    • 40 min
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    Why do we cry? How come love hurts? And what’s a happiness researcher doing talking about sadness, anyway?


    Helen Russell is a journalist and happiness researcher and How to be Sad is a new podcast  based on her book of the same name - exploring why we get sad, what to do when we’re sad, and how we can all get happier by learning to be sad, better. Because let’s be honest – we are in unprecedented times. None of us are where we thought we’d be this time last year and we’re all struggling. We’re having to get better at having difficult conversations and finding ways of handling our sadness.


    Join Helen as she talks to some high profile people from all walks of life who have done just that. Each week, special guests share their own experiences of everything from heartache to burnout, anxiety to addiction, the differences between sadness and depression - and how they cope.


    Find out more @MsHelenRussell #HowToBeSad and pre order How To Be Sad at https://harpercollins.co.uk/products/how-to-be-sad-everything-ive-learned-about-getting-happier-by-being-sad-better-helen-russell?variant=32618500653134

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