Embracing Sadness in the Pursuit of Happiness

Embracing Sadness in the Pursuit of Happiness

Dr. Laurie Santos, Professor of Psychology at Yale University, hosts The Happiness Lab, a podcast that intends to alter perceptions of happiness through the sharing of stories and research. In the episode, “Embracing Sadness in the Pursuit of Happiness,” Santos and special guest Helen Russell re-frame the way we think about the emotion of sadness. 

Santos and Russell describe the shame and guilt that surround sadness, which can cause us to apologize for our feelings or conceal them with a “happy face.” The thought-provoking conversation encourages the audience to feel the full spectrum of our emotions as we learn to approach them with acceptance.   

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