Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat

Helen Russell - Life Hacks and Secrets to Happiness from Around the World

December 16, 2020 Mo Gawdat and Helen Russell Episode 73
Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat
Helen Russell - Life Hacks and Secrets to Happiness from Around the World
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Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat
Helen Russell - Life Hacks and Secrets to Happiness from Around the World
Dec 16, 2020 Episode 73
Mo Gawdat and Helen Russell

Helen Russell is a bestselling author, journalist and speaker. Her first book, The Year of Living Danishly, became an international bestseller and has been optioned for television. She is the author of four other critically acclaimed books, translated into 21 languages.

Helen also writes for magazines and newspapers globally, including The Times and The Sunday Times, the Telegraph, the Independent, National Geographic, Wall Street Journal, the Observer, Metro, Grazia, Stylist and Stella. She’s spent the last eight years studying cultural approaches to emotions and now speaks about her work internationally.

Her newest book, How to Be Sad, will be released in March 2021.

Listen as we discuss:

  • What is the source of Helen's incredible work ethic? (Published 5 books in 5 years!)
  • Is Denmark really the happiest nation on Earth?
  • Fairness, safety, and even climate play a role in happiness.
  • Is safety an illusion and is risk an illusion of the brain?
  • A tour around the world through the lens of her Atlas of Happiness
  • UK: Everything's fine...let's make a joke...
  • Iceland: It will all work out.
  • Greece: Have a labor of love and pour your heart into it.
  • Happiness hacks that actually work.
  • The joy of living small and feeling small.
  • Why it's ok to see and accept the bad sides of life.
  • Does logging off make us happier?
  • Look after yourself.
  • Uphold your values.
  • Do something for the sake of it!
  • How can we be self-starters?

Instagram: @mo_gawdat
Facebook: @mo.gawdat.official
Twitter: @mgawdat
LinkedIn: /in/mogawdat

Connect with Helen Russell on Instagram @mshelenrussell, on Facebook @mshelenrussell, on Twitter @mshelenrussell, and on her website, helenrussell.co.uk

Don't forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Monday and Thursday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy.

Show Notes

Helen Russell is a bestselling author, journalist and speaker. Her first book, The Year of Living Danishly, became an international bestseller and has been optioned for television. She is the author of four other critically acclaimed books, translated into 21 languages.

Helen also writes for magazines and newspapers globally, including The Times and The Sunday Times, the Telegraph, the Independent, National Geographic, Wall Street Journal, the Observer, Metro, Grazia, Stylist and Stella. She’s spent the last eight years studying cultural approaches to emotions and now speaks about her work internationally.

Her newest book, How to Be Sad, will be released in March 2021.

Listen as we discuss:

  • What is the source of Helen's incredible work ethic? (Published 5 books in 5 years!)
  • Is Denmark really the happiest nation on Earth?
  • Fairness, safety, and even climate play a role in happiness.
  • Is safety an illusion and is risk an illusion of the brain?
  • A tour around the world through the lens of her Atlas of Happiness
  • UK: Everything's fine...let's make a joke...
  • Iceland: It will all work out.
  • Greece: Have a labor of love and pour your heart into it.
  • Happiness hacks that actually work.
  • The joy of living small and feeling small.
  • Why it's ok to see and accept the bad sides of life.
  • Does logging off make us happier?
  • Look after yourself.
  • Uphold your values.
  • Do something for the sake of it!
  • How can we be self-starters?

Instagram: @mo_gawdat
Facebook: @mo.gawdat.official
Twitter: @mgawdat
LinkedIn: /in/mogawdat

Connect with Helen Russell on Instagram @mshelenrussell, on Facebook @mshelenrussell, on Twitter @mshelenrussell, and on her website, helenrussell.co.uk

Don't forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Monday and Thursday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy.