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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 Art of Savoring Your Past Without Getting Stuck There

In this episode, we're working on our element of Savoring. This element is a powerful antidote for chronic busyness and feelings of overwhelm. And maybe best of all... it's pretty easy to do. And offers quick...
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Harmonious vs. Obsessive Passions

In this episode, we're working on our element of Inspiration by looking at our passions more closely... Harmonious passions are just like inspiration, they fuel us in nourishing and creative ways. Obsessive passions...
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Five Principles for Inspired Change (or something that looks remarkably like it)

The element for this episode is “inspiration.” In the last two episodes, we dug into some strong myths around change and happiness. These centered around the false beliefs that we’re broken; that we need to be fixed;...
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Ignore the Myths of Change

The element for this episode is “inspiration.” We explored this element last episode, busting the myth that you need to be fixed. In the episode, we’re talking more about the myths of change.   There's a jargon-y term...
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You Don’t Need to Be Fixed

Perhaps you're tuning in as we move into this new year. Have you set any resolutions yet? Whether or not you have, we'd like to suggest you put one resolution on the top of your list. Here it is: Resolution #1: I...
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Meditation with Music: Healing the Rejected Self Meditation

We all have pieces of ourselves that we feel are flawed, broken, and that we reject. That rejection keeps us in a stuck place. This meditation helps to bring these stories to the surface so that we can let them go and...
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Meditation with Music: Sympathetic Joy Meditation

This meditation is a surprisingly helpful tool to shift mood and perspective. If you're not sure what sympathetic joy is, head to our last episode, number 36, before or after this. But, the short version is that we're...
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Know Your Obstacles to Joy... Two Small Ones And A Really Big One

In this episode, we're talking about three common roadblocks that stand in the way of our element of sympathetic joy (and joy in general). These three obstacles trick us into feeling like we're always the victim,...
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Eight Billion Quick Tips for Joy

Sympathetic joy may sound like a... funny kind of element. But it is surprisingly powerful. This element encourages us to join in with all the joy that is around us. That means when someone else (like any of the 8...
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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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