The Friday Dose #12 – Happiness Expressed

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If it’s been a tough week then this is just the Dose you need. We’re all about happy today. And we’ll start with this little beauty. It shows you just how easy it is to be happier. Enjoy!:

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Next we’ll let the very humorous Shawn Achor help us understand happiness through science all without being overly scientific. You’ll recognize all of these themes from here in the blog and I think this is a wonderfully concise twelve minutes of clarity about a subject that, in practice, can be quite slippery:

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And finally we’ll finish on a popular note. A few weeks back in an earlier Dose I posted a fantastic interview with Pharrell Williams. If you haven’t listened to it I would urge you to do so—especially if you’re an artist (you can find it here: Pharrell Williams Interview). The filmmaker in me loves this video, and it’s nice to see a tide turning in music over the last few years. We’re getting away from grungy, dirge-like angry or depressed grit and we’re turning toward romantic, light, happy and hopeful. Coming from one of the biggest producers, writers and performers in music today, this is also one of the brightest, lightest and happiest songs in recent memory:

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Have an absolutely awesome weekend!

peace and love, s

The Friday Dose is a collection of cool, interesting and surprising things that are chosen for their potential to distract you away from any painful thought loops that may currently be disrupting your sense of perspective. Save these for when you’re feeling low and you want to change your perspective. They’ll help Enjoy. And please let me know if you bump into any broken links. Thanks!

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