265: Taking Time for Ourselves

Originally Published March 15, 2023 Did you know that happiness is not just a feeling, it’s a skill that can be cultivated over time. Today Dr. Allen Lycka welcomes Dr. Gillian Mandich, a Canadian happiness researcher, to chat about the science of happiness. Tune in and learn about the various aspects of happiness, including its definition, how it affects our lives, and practical ways to increase happiness. 


Dr. Gillian shares some common myths about happiness and offers tips on how to lead a happier life. Throughout the conversation, they touch on topics like social connections, exercise, and the importance of mindset in facing challenges. 


About Dr. Gillian Mandich: She is an award-winning, internationally recognized happiness researcher, speaker, educator, and author. In all her work, Dr. Gillian brings academic research to life by combining the latest research, real-world wisdom, and an engaging style to provide practical, evidence based solutions that empower people to live happier, healthier lives.


With a PhD from Western University in Health Science, Dr. Gillian’s primary areas of research are happiness and health. She is the founder of The International Happiness Institute of Health Science Research; Research Associate at The World Database of Happiness, based out of Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands; and was named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women by The Women’sExecutive Network.


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