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Inspiration and ideas for a creative, adventurous, and intentional lifestyle. Tune in weekly to explore how to apply the science of wellbeing to your everyday life. Host Miranda Anderson casually and conversationally shares examples and lessons from her own life as well as some of the latest research from the world of positive psychology. In addition, she lets you in on humorous and engaging stories about living with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, and six chickens in Richmond, Virginia.

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Inspiration and ideas for a creative, adventurous, and intentional lifestyle. Tune in weekly to explore how to apply the science of wellbeing to your everyday life. Host Miranda Anderson casually and conversationally shares examples and lessons from her own life as well as some of the latest research from the world of positive psychology. In addition, she lets you in on humorous and engaging stories about living with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, and six chickens in Richmond, Virginia.

    Happy Class Week 18: PERMA Music

    Happy Class Week 18: PERMA Music

    This week I turned in my section of a big group project, felt grateful for the timing of the assignments and homework with my birthday weekend (I'll be stress-free!) and dove into the idea of Music affecting Well-Being.
    Reference: Coopersmith, J., Music Flourishes. For inclusion in A. Celenza (Ed.) Music and human flourishing. Manuscript in preparation.

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    • 17 min
    #224: Vital Signs

    #224: Vital Signs

    We know a lot about physical vital signs: blood pressure, pulse rate, temperature. These help us determine physical health, and give us a range for normal. What about emotional/mental/social/spiritual vitality? Do you recognize what activities and relationships are life-giving for you individually? If so, do you treat them as vital? Let's dive in!
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    • 42 min
    Happy Class Week 17: High Quality Connections

    Happy Class Week 17: High Quality Connections

    This week things are feeling a bit lighter-- more up my alley! I share about the organization my group will be working with this semester, and a few thoughts on teamwork. Plus, HQCs.

    Reference: Stephens, J. P., Heaphy, E., & Dutton, J. E. (2011). High-quality Connections. Oxford University Press. 
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    • 20 min
    #223: How to Create A Book Club

    #223: How to Create A Book Club

    Did you know that quality connections with other people increases your life satisfaction, well-being, and even helps you live longer? No better reasons to begin a book club this year! (Or a knitting club, dinner club or podcast club!)
    My book club has been a lifeblood for me this past year and in every city where I've lived. I always have been the one who started it-- listen in for how I do it!
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    • 44 min
    Happy Class Week 16: Optimism

    Happy Class Week 16: Optimism

    I had a blast in Canada with a classmate, and am excited to travel to meet up with other students in these upcoming months. This semester is all about applied science, and I already feel connected to this more practical lens. Cheers to new opportunities!
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    • 19 min
    #222: Finding Flow

    #222: Finding Flow

    Flow has been described as the "optimal experience" and is a balance of skill with challenge. Let's dive into how to create more flow experiences in our everyday lives!
    Sponsor: Fabric by Gerber Life. Visit meetfabric.com/livefree to get started!
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    • 48 min

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