Freelance journalist Johanna Leggatt says: “Sadness is a reasonable response to the horrors of the world and the absurdities and disappointments of modern life”, and yet we tend to be averse to this notion, running in the opposite direction in a bid to pursue happiness.
So why can’t we sit with sadness, and can it be good for us?
Thanks to the following guests for participating:
Helen Russell, journalist and bestselling author of The Year of Living Danishly, speaks to me about her new book How to Be Sad: Everything I’ve Learned about Getting Happier, by Being Sad, Better:
Mindset coach for transformation Gema Monzon
Parenting teenagers expert and psychologist Angela Karanja
Here are some of the resources from the show:
Author and CEO of Project Happiness Global Randy Taran speaks to NBC:
Books looked at this week:
Helen Russell: How to Be Sad: Everything I’ve Learned about Getting Happier, by Being Sad, Better
Randy Taran: Emotional Advantage: Embracing All Your Feelings to Create a Life You Love
PS. I do not receive commission for reviewing books and talks.