Pursuing Happiness

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Happiness is more than the feeling you get after eating a delicious meal. But what is happiness? On this Voices in the Family special, Dr. Dan Gottlieb explores this question and seeks to understand how one might find more happiness. Dr. June Gruber, a psychology professor at the University of Colorado –
Boulder, discusses how too much happiness can lead to adverse mental health, and Dr. Dacher Keltner, a professor at UC Berkeley, describes how feelings of awe and daily practices of compassion can boost our happiness levels. Rachel Drane joins the conversation and tells the story of her struggle with depression and journey to happiness.

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