LH84 - Being Happier

Karel devotes this episode to the topic of being happier and summarizes a list of ten items from Positive Psychology that you can start to do right away to be happier. He also recommends a new social network focused on increasing happiness in the world, called Happier.com.

LH80 - Cultures of Wellness

Karel is again joined by Marie-Josée Shaar this time to discuss four approaches to creating cultures of wellness. Make sure to visit Marie-Josée's website smartsandstamina.com which also includes a link to her book. For further information on this topic, make sure to visit positivepychologynews.com.

LH75 - Bullying

Would you like to be more aware of bullying of various types and what can be done about it?  This was a topic that rose to the top of our Facebook poll of listeners.  Karel has university student, George Janeteas, as his guest on bullying in general and cyber-bullying in particular.  You can find more about George at his website at georgejaneteas.ca.  George also provided the following additional resources: the Trevor Project, Youth Line, Kids Help Phone, and Prevnet.

LH74 - Covey's 7 Habits

This episode is a tribute to the late Stephen Covey, the author of the seminal book "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People".  Karel discusses the influence Covey has had on listeners, himself, and the world.  He then provides a few quotes and briefly summarizes Covey's seven habits.

LH73 - Questions about Relationships

Karel dedicates this episode to a set of questions submitted by listeners on the theme of relationships and is again joined by UK Psychologist Mandy Kloppers. The questions address how to deal with infidelity, getting over a failed relationship, and dealing with parents as they are progressing through a divorce. Mandy has also written further on these topics on her blog, specifically "infidelity" and "end of a relationship".

LH72 - Growth Mindset

After having heard Carol Dweck being interviewed on the Harvard Business Review podcast and checking with the Life Habits listeners on the Facebook page, Karel decided to read Carol's book "Mindset: The New Psychology of Success" and to dedicate this episode to its major insights and recommendations. Learn how to transition your thinking from a fixed mindset to one leading to growth in all aspects of your life.

LH68 - Type I Personally

Karel summarizes key insights from Daniel H. Pink's book "Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us", on the recommendation of a podcast listener. He summarizes the alternatives to "carrot and stick" approaches which include a focus on Autonomy, Mastery, and Purpose.  Find out more about Dan Pink and how to get a copy of his book.

LH67 - Types of Help

Karel is again joined by guest UK Psychologist Mandy Kloppers to address a listener request about professional help.  Mandy outlines when you seek help, what types of help are available, and what to expect so that you can get the most out of any professional help you seek. More information and advice on a number of topics from Mandy can be found on her YouTube channel and on her website.