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Joy Lab Podcast

Joy Lab Podcast

Hosted by: Henry Emmons, MD and Aimee Prasek, PhD

Welcome to the Joy Lab Podcast, a podcast that goes beyond your ears, working to help you uncover and foster your most joyful self. Hosts, Drs. Henry Emmons and Aimee Prasek, bring you the ideal mix of soulful and...

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The Happiness Paradox and Cheering for Your Rivals to Build Joy

How do our elements of joy help us build this internal, infinite supply of joy that is within us? One reason is that we don't focus on happiness here at Joy Lab. Sounds wild, right? That's because of a little thing...
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Meditation with Music: Heart-Opening Meditation

In this episode, we're building on what we've discussed in our last few episodes on Gratitude. After a short intro from Aimee, you'll find the Heart-Opening Meditation from Henry. It's a powerful practice to tune into...
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Intro to Your Three Meditation/Visualizations

Greetings, everyone! You'll see three special meditations show up soon wherever you listen or watch your Joy Lab podcast. These three meditations will help you work with the elements of gratitude, sympathetic joy, and...
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Gratitude in the Wild: Choose Wisely

In this episode, we're talking about the element of Gratitude and the third of our strategies to put it into practice (see the first and second strategies in episodes #30 and #31, respectively). This strategy...
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Gratitude in the Wild: Accept What Is

In this episode, we're talking about the element of Gratitude and the second of our strategies to put it into practice (see the first strategy in episode #30). This strategy of "Accepting what is" can be tough....
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Gratitude in the Wild: See What Is

In this episode, we're talking about the element of Gratitude. There's a ton of research on gratitude and how powerful it can be for mental health. We'll talk about a really helpful step-by-step strategy that can be...
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Backdraft: When Being Good to Yourself Feels Bad [ep 29]

In this episode, Aimee is talking about an interesting obstacle to self-compassion: Backdraft. Just to note, this isn't about the 1991 movie, Backdraft (though who doesn't love a De Niro flick?!). Instead, we're...
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Self-Compassion: Remembering You're Not Alone [ep 28]

  In this episode, we're talking about self-compassion. We're digging into that third aspect of self-compassion noted by researcher Dr. Kristin Neff, which is: common humanity vs isolation. The essence of this aspect...
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Self-Compassion: Easing Up On Yourself

  In this episode, we're talking about self-compassion. We're exploring the three aspects of self-compassion noted by researcher Dr. Kristin Neff. The first, mindfulness vs over-identification, was last episode and...
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Self-Compassion: Don't Believe Everything You Think (about yourself)

Episode #26

  In this episode, we're talking about self-compassion. Why? Because most of the time, we're complete jackasses to ourselves. We say cruel things to ourselves, set ridiculously impossible expectations, and perhaps...
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Learning to Love Well: Create a House of Belonging

Episode #25

  In this episode, we’re turning to our fifth lesson of loving well, which is about the power of belonging. This lesson may be the easiest to sell. We all want to belong, and we always have. Even the introverts and...
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Learning to Love Well: Listen Deeply

Episode #24

We’re talking about our fourth lesson of loving well in this episode: Learning to Listen Deeply. Listening well is a skill and a superpower that makes us better colleagues, friends, and parents. It's also a skill that...
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