Politics, Happiness and Longer Life, Kindness and Mindfulness
The Matt Townsend Show - Season 4, Episode 101
- May 18, 2015 1:00 pm
- 2:20:44 mins
News and Politics (11:15) Joe Cannon, CEO of Fuel Freedom Foundation, former Chairman of the Utah Republican Party, past assistant administrator in the US EPA, and editor of the Deseret News. Joe talks current political news including Jeb Bush mistake filled week and the money George Stephanopoulos from ABC News gave the Clintons. Effects of Self-Reported Happiness on Longer Life (57:47) Andrew Steptoe is Director of the Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care in the Faculty of Population Health Sciences, and British Heart Foundation professor of psychology. He graduated from Cambridge in 1972, and completed his doctorate at Oxford University in 1975. Dr. Steptoe talks about a study monitoring self-reported happiness and its correlation with general health, that people who were “happier” lived longer. Kindness and Mindfulness (1:42:12) Dr. Elisha Goldstein is a psychologist, author and speaker who synthesizes psychotherapy and mindfulness to achieve mental and emotional healing. He is the author of the book: “Uncovering Happiness: Overcoming Depression with Mindfulness and Self-Compassion”, “The Now Effect: How This Moment Can Change the Rest of Your Life” and “Mindfulness Meditations for the Anxious Traveler”. Dr. Goldstein teaches us about the benefits of mindfulness and kindness, and about how implementing both of these things in your daily life can increase your well-being.