When it comes to our happiness, how much is pre-determined – what’s in our genes – and how much is in our control?

We are exploring the science of happiness with author, professor, and speaker Dr. Catherine A Sanderson. We are discussing the fascinating research that she brings together in her book, The Positive Shift and how we can master our mindset to improve our happiness and health.

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Episode Notes

In this conversation we’re also talking to Catherine about:

  • The power of placebo – fascinating placebo surgeries and what the results tell us
  • Comparison and the “wealthy neighborhood paradox” 
  • Fixed versus growth mindset and how it applies to our relationships and the idea of “soulmates”
  • The science behind why don’t speak up in certain scenarios
  •  + much, much more

Want more life-changing perspective? Check out more of our favorite episodes of This Life Explains It All.

Stefania Romeo

Stefania Romeo

Stefania Romeo is the co-founder of Virra and co-host of the ’This Life Explains It All’ podcast. Prior, Stefania led teams and programs at Uber and BuzzFeed. She is currently based in San Francisco, CA.

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