Have you ever considered that your problems can grow larger when you put more attention on them and how talking about them contributes to a loss of perspective? What are the real benefits of spending more time focused on the positive things going on, and how can we put broadcasting happiness into practice?

Today on the podcast, we talk with Michelle Gielan, a New York Times Best-Selling Author of Broadcasting Happiness: The Science of Igniting and Sustaining Positive Change. Michelle is a former national CBS News anchor turned positive psychology researcher who has become a champion of changing the way we communicate with our friends, families, co-workers and even strangers.

We’ll be talking about how important it is to not lose hope in our ability to affect positive change in our lives and the lives of those around us. Listen in as Michelle explains how important our perspective can be when determining whether we can truly be happy.

Based on Michelle’s research in partnership with Arianna Huffington, just three minutes of negative news in the morning can lead to a 27% higher likelihood of people reporting their day as “unhappy” 6-8 hours later. Wow! It’s amazing to think how indulging in a short amount concentrated negativity can shape the rest of our day and ultimately our future.

We are all faced with negativity every day. While we can’t control all our circumstances, we can control how they impact us and how we choose to practice happiness in our daily lives.

For more information about Michelle Gielan, you can check out her website.

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