Short Cuts to Happiness With Tal Ben-Shahar

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Have you ever felt like your barber knew everything about life? Well, leading expert happiness and Harvard professor Tal Ben-Shar did, and he even wrote a book about it. Tal joins us on the Live Happy Now podcast to talk about his latest book, Short Cuts to Happiness: Life Changing Lessons From My Barber, which chronicles his visits with his neighborhood barber, Avi. Throughout the years, Avi’s barber shop has been the neighborhood hub of social connectivity as he hands out priceless wisdom on how to live a happy life—all for the small fee of a haircut.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • The benefits of having social connections.

  • The importance of taking a break from a busy world.

  • Life lessons can come from anywhere if you pay attention.

Also in this episode, we’ll hear from this month’s Happy Activist Dana Donofree about how the devastating news of a cancer diagnosis can turn into inspiration to helps others.

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