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& Happiness is a quest to explore the bold question "what makes us happy?" In each podcast episode, our host Klaudia Mitura and a special guest take a topic in alphabetical order and discuss how it relates to and impacts our happiness. The show is full of practical dares, authentic stories, and psychological evidence which supports or contradicts our preconceptions on happiness. In this show, psychology meets play.

& Happiness Klaudia Mitura

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 31 Ratings

& Happiness is a quest to explore the bold question "what makes us happy?" In each podcast episode, our host Klaudia Mitura and a special guest take a topic in alphabetical order and discuss how it relates to and impacts our happiness. The show is full of practical dares, authentic stories, and psychological evidence which supports or contradicts our preconceptions on happiness. In this show, psychology meets play.

    Love & Happiness: How to find and be happy in love with Macy Matarazzo

    Love & Happiness: How to find and be happy in love with Macy Matarazzo

    A multitude of studies confirm that people who have high quality relationships are happier, healthier and live longer. For couples to enjoy happy companionship, for every one negative interaction they have with each other, they also need to have five positive feelings and interactions to combat the negative. These research findings are intriguing but what is happy love exactly and how to find it?
    In this episode Love &Happiness Klaudia discusses how to find a right partner, build healthy relationships and and how to sustain happiness in long term relationships. 
    Her guest Macy Matarazzo is a Love & Relationship Expert. A girl of the ’70s, success for Macy was climbing the corporate ladder saying "I don't need a man" (but wanting Prince Charming!), then finding herself in her 40’s alone, convinced that if love hasn’t just happened, she’s unlovable. That’s when she stopped “winging it”, and decided to do whatever it takes to figure out “love”. Before long, she married Larry, the perfect match. As she shared her story, others found love too. So she quit her 6 figure gig to help singles all over the world find and build happy love.

    Ways to learn more:

    Sign-up for the monthly Podletter:
    https://www.andhappiness.co.uk/newsletter

    Read a summary blog:
    https://www.andhappiness.co.uk/blog/how-to-find-and-be-happy-in-love

    Share your feedback, ask questions and say hello:
    hello@andhappiness.co.uk

    Connect with the guest:
    https://www.getsuperloved.com/
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    • 21 min
    Kids & Happiness: How to raise happy children and stay happy yourself with Kevin Maguire

    Kids & Happiness: How to raise happy children and stay happy yourself with Kevin Maguire

    Research is quite surprising in the field of happiness and parenthood. Even though parents often refer to their children as their "pride and joy”, research tells a different story: having kids doesn't necessarily make people happier or at least not in a way that we may expect.
    As a cool auntie, Klaudia was also curious how can we all contribute to raising happy children and how kids impact our perception of happiness. Whether we are parents or otherwise. 
    To understand more, Klaudia invited Kevin Maguire, a writer who set up The New Fatherhood: a weekly newsletter on modern parenthood, providing an open and honest conversation between community of dads. Klaudia was curious to find out what his readers’ perspective is on kids and happiness.

    Ways to learn more:

    Sign-up for the monthly Podletter:
    https://www.andhappiness.co.uk/newsletter

    Read a summary blog:
    https://www.andhappiness.co.uk/blog/how-to-raise-happy-children

    Share your feedback, ask questions and say hello:
    hello@andhappiness.co.uk

    Connect with the guest:
    https://www.thenewfatherhood.org/
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    • 17 min
    Joy of Food &Happiness: How to overcome emotional eating with Emma Townsin

    Joy of Food &Happiness: How to overcome emotional eating with Emma Townsin

    Food plays a direct role in more than just providing nutrients to our body, it also is a key component in our social life allowing us to celebrate beautiful moments with our friends and family.
    However, we live in the world where we are given mixed messages around food: we are told how much to eat, what to eat, and even what times to eat. These can lead us to feel shame, guilt and confusion. 
    In this episode, Klaudia invited Emma Townsin who is a registered dietitian and a certified intuitive eating counsellor to share her advice on how to overcome emotional eating and heal from a stressful relationship with food so we can experience more happiness in life.
    Through her online practice Food Life Freedom, Emma runs the Empowered Women Academy which transforms the lives of women stuck in a dieting cycle so they can eat without food rules and feel empowered in their bodies
    Ways to learn more:

    Sign-up for monthly Podletter
    https://www.andhappiness.co.uk/newsletter

    Read a summary blog:
    https://www.andhappiness.co.uk/blog/how-to-rediscover-joy-of-food

    Share your feedback, ask questions and say hello:
    hello@andhappiness.co.uk

    Connect with the guest:
    www.foodlifefreedom.com/5-steps
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    • 27 min
    Identity & Happiness: How to expand our internal stories to be happier with Leyla Okhai

    Identity & Happiness: How to expand our internal stories to be happier with Leyla Okhai

    Our internalized story that we create about ourselves, of who we are, is called by psychologist, narrative identity. And that narrative identity impacts our behaviors and the level of our happiness.

    In this episode, Identity &Happiness, I am speaking with Leyla Okhai, coach, mediator, inclusion and wellbeing practitioner, who is the founder of an organization called Diverse Minds.

    We are discussing with Leyla, how we shape our own identity,  how who we believe we are impacts our happiness and how to expand our internal stories to be happier.

    Ways to learn more:

    Sign-up for monthly Podletter
    https://www.andhappiness.co.uk/newsletter

    Read a summary blog:
    https://www.andhappiness.co.uk/blog/how-to-expand-our-identity

    Share your feedback, ask questions and say hello:
    hello@andhappiness.co.uk

    Connect with the guest:
    https://diverseminds.co.uk/



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    • 25 min
    Happiness at Work: How to be happy at work with Rachel Gilfrin & Klaudia Mitura

    Happiness at Work: How to be happy at work with Rachel Gilfrin & Klaudia Mitura

    Positive psychology researchers are now confirming that our recipe for a successful career has been backwards. We have been told all our lives that when we are successful then we will be happy. 
    But in fact the research shows that increased levels of happiness lead to greater career success. Why is that and how can we be happier in our work? 
    Klaudia was asked this question by Rachel Gilfrin, founder of Rachel Harriet Coaching, is a Confidence Coach, Mentor & Podcast Host working with ambitious women to grow their confidence and propel their careers. 
    So guess what? This episode is a little bit different: instead of Klaudia interviewing a guest, you will hear Rachel interviewing Klaudia about happiness at work as part of her podcast “Achieve with me” 
    In this conversation Klaudia shares scientific insights on:
    - What is happiness in the workplace?
    - Why is happiness essential for our career success?
    - What practical steps can you take to increase your happiness in the workplace?

    Ways to learn more:

    Sign-up for monthly Podletter
    https://www.andhappiness.co.uk/newsletter

    Read a summary blog:
    https://www.andhappiness.co.uk/blog/how-to-be-happy-at-work

    Share your feedback, ask questions and say hello:
    hello@andhappiness.co.uk

    Connect with the guest:
    https://www.rachelharrietcoaching.co.uk/
    Support the show (http://www.andhappiness.co.uk)

    • 36 min
    Grief & Happiness: How to heal from loss with Shelley F. Knight

    Grief & Happiness: How to heal from loss with Shelley F. Knight

    Grief seems to be an unusual topic for happiness but yet it is an essential part of our life – where there is life, there is loss and with any loss comes grief. 
    Some of us will rush through grief whilst others get stuck in it. And in both cases we don’t appreciate the positive, healing aspects of that process.
    In this episode, Shelley F. Knight, a chemotherapy and end of life nurse who is now a writer and the author of “Good Grief – The A-to-Z Approach of Modern-day Grief Healing” shares how to grieve well. 

    Ways to learn more:

    Sign-up for monthly Podletter
    https://www.andhappiness.co.uk/newsletter

    Read a summary blog:
    https://www.andhappiness.co.uk/blog/how-to-grieve-and-heal-well

    Share your feedback, ask questions and say hello:
    hello@andhappiness.co.uk

    Connect with the guest:
    shelleyfknight.com/about-shelley-f-knight/
    Support the show (http://www.andhappiness.co.uk)

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

RikH0303 ,

Timeless insights

Great to hear so much timeless wisdom on the art of being happy. Thank you ladies for pushing this stuff out to a wider audience.

Steve Wiilliams ,

Incredible insights, even if you think you’ve got a complete hold on your happiness

I’ve been working with Kitty and Klaudia on the artwork for this show for a good few months, but am only just getting around to listening myself! Just what I needed during a month of ‘oof’ in my life. I’m known for my (sometimes naïve) optimism, which can be hard to uphold when you’re thrown curveballs. I’m very thankful for the podcast’s scientific insights — a tangible and methodical reframing of a wildly abstract concept. Even if you think you’re invincible and take great pride in your independent mental fortitude, you never know when you might have a ‘Chris Traeger from Parks

Deelia Smithers 81 ,

Great 1st episode!

I enjoyed the Luck episode- so true! It is all about positive outlook! Although it is not always easy to see how lucky we are this really made me think and appreciate how lucky I feel even in the current pandemic. Thanks ladies!!

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