Sero Boost: The Happiness Science Insights Podcast

Sero Boost: The happiness science insights podcast is where we discuss all key aspects of happiness with insightful guests, drawing on science, knowledge and experience. Each topic addresses an element from the comprehensive framework of several domains and elements created by the Center for Happiness Science. With us, happiness is a journey, not a destination, and we’re excited to be with you on it.

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Friday Feb 16, 2024

Join our host, Lu Ngo, and clinical child psychologist, Dr. Andrea Mata, on the latest episode of Sero Boost: The Happiness Science Insights Podcast. In this thought-provoking conversation, they delve into the profound effects of loneliness and share strategies to mitigate its impact.
Dr. Andrea Mata brings a unique perspective to the discussion, having grown up in a gang-infested neighborhood on the south side of Chicago. Her personal experiences have fueled her passion for treating antisocial and aggressive behaviors in children and teens. Through her organization, BrightSpot Families, established in 2021, she aims to empower families by providing customized workshops on coping skills, relationships, and parenting.
In this episode, Andrea shares insights on the varying themes of loneliness experienced by people during childhood, in old age, and everything in between. She emphasizes the profound impact of loneliness on our mental and physical well-being. Together, Lu and Dr. Mata explore the role of technology and social media in either amplifying or alleviating loneliness across different generations.
Whether you have a keen interest in psychology or simply seek a thought-provoking experience, this episode of Sero Boost is a must-listen! Don't miss out on this enriching discussion that promises to leave you with a deeper appreciation for the impact of loneliness on individuals across the lifespan.
Follow Dr. Andrea Mata’s work: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Andrea-Mata 
Connect with Dr. Andrea Mata via LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrea-mata-ph-d-278765225/ 
Produced by the Happiness Science Labs, a division of LMSL, the Life Management Science Labs. 
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Friday Feb 02, 2024

Embark on a captivating journey of self-discovery with the latest episode of Sero Boost: The Happiness Science Insights Podcast! This week, join our host, Lu Ngo, as she delves into the profound topic of "The Psychological Impact of Guilt" alongside the renowned Licensed Professional Counselor and Author, Andrea Mathews.
Andrea is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the US and an Author and Trainer for other counselors. She has over 30 years of experience in the mental health field and has written four books. She has a blog on Psychology Today entitled "Traversing the Inner Terrain" with over 4 million readers. She also hosts a podcast, Authentic Living, interviewing some of the world's most influential authors and teachers.
In this episode, Lu and Andrea unravel the intricate web of emotions, exploring the roots of identity formation during childhood and tracing the lasting impact on our adult lives. They talk about how to discover and disclose the liberating power of following your desires and challenging conventional notions of guilt. Andrea also sheds light on recognizing and embracing your authentic self, offering a refreshing perspective that challenges the status quo. Get ready for an eye-opening exploration that will redefine your understanding of guilt and its psychological ramifications through this podcast.
Whether you're a psychology enthusiast, seeking self-discovery, or simply curious about the human experience, this episode of Sero Boost is a must-listen! Tune in now and join us on a journey towards authentic living and lasting happiness.
Follow Andrea’s work and connect with her on the following platforms.Website: https://www.andreamathews.com/Podcast: https://www.voiceamerica.com/Show/1304LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andreamathewslpc/ 
Produced by the Happiness Science Labs, a division of LMSL, the Life Management Science Labs. 
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Friday Jan 19, 2024

Welcome back to another episode of Sero Boost: The Happiness Science Insights Podcast! This week, our host Lu Ngo is with psychology Ph.D. student and certified positive psychology practitioner, Andy Proctor. In this episode, they will examine the correlation between social connectedness, health, and happiness.
Determined to make the world a happier place, Andy runs a podcast, More Happy Life, which has garnered significant media attention. His podcast has been featured in outlets by the likes of The New York Times and ABC News. That aside, he regularly contributes to Psychology Today and serves as co-chair of the Utah Positive Psychology Association.
During the episode, Andy shares his definition of social connectedness, as well as his thoughts on its importance in our individual happiness. He further illustrates the correlation between social connectedness and happiness by elaborating on the psychological effects of chronic loneliness on the body and mind. Together, Lu and Andy discuss how individuals can strike a balance between virtual interactions and in-person connections to achieve optimal happiness.
So, give this episode today for incredible insights that will help uplift your happiness journey!
Follow Andy’s work on the following platforms.Psychology Today: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/contributors/andy-proctor-capp Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/more-happy-life-with-andy-proctor/id1254473331 Website: https://morehappylife.co/
Connect with Andy via the following platforms.Twitter: https://twitter.com/andrewsproctor Instagram: https://instagram.com/morehappylifeLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andy-proctor-94b96a13/ 
Produced by the Happiness Science Labs, a division of LMSL, the Life Management Science Labs. 
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Friday Jan 05, 2024

A very happy new year to all! Join us for a special new year episode of Sero Boost: The Happiness Science Insights Podcast. Today, host Marie Stella, filling in for Lu, chats with emeritus English professor at UCLA’s department of Education, Barbara Jaffe. 
Hailing from San Francisco, Barbara’s passions have always lied in reading and writing, with a strong focus on non-fiction. She is also passionate about meaningful reflections on life and all the beauty that comes with its challenges. This has bled into her professional life, where she helps students find their unique writers’ voices.
In this episode, Barbara details the relationship between life’s purpose and our overall happiness. She elaborates on what it means to evaluate our life’s purpose, and offers advice on how to maintain that sense of purpose through setbacks. Tune in for an awe-inspiring interview that just might give you some clarity on how to approach the new year!
Follow Barbara’s work on: https://www.barbaraannjaffe.com/ 
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Friday Dec 22, 2023

Happy holidays and welcome back to another episode of Sero Boost: The Happiness Science Insights Podcast. On this episode, Lu Ngo talks to Chris Prange-Morgan about authentic holiday joy and how to avoid toxic positivity.  It's that time of the year when festivities are in full swing, but are we really feeling the joy, or are we drowning in the expectations of the season?
Author of the book ‘Broken, Brave and Bittersweet’, Chris is a self-care advocate, trauma-informed authenticity coach, and passionate connector. A trauma survivor who lost a limb, whose story has been featured on the Today Show, The Trauma Therapist Project, The Institute for Healthcare Improvement blog, and Amplitude Magazine. Chris is on a mission to normalize INTERdependence, and to use her story as a catalyst for personal, collective, and generational healing. Chris is a freelance writer and contributor at Psychology Today, Living With Amplitude, and other publications, including The Huffington Post. 
In this episode, Chris and Lu delve into the challenges many of us face when gathering with family during the holiday season. We explore the nuances of meaningful connections versus materialistic exchanges, emphasizing "presence" over "presents." Discover why the so-called most wonderful time of the year can inadvertently pile on pressure, fueling the flames of consumerism. Chris shares insights on how to navigate these challenges, promoting authentic conversations and personal, collective, and generational healing. Get ready for a thought-provoking discussion on cultivating true joy during the festive season!
Follow Chris' work on these platforms.
Website: https://chrisprangemorgan.com/  
Psychology Today: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/contributors/chris-prange-morgan-ma-msw 
Connect with Chris on:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chrisprangemorgan/  
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chris-prange-morgan-ma-msw-2518b318a 
Produced by the Happiness Science Labs, a division of LMSL, the Life Management Science Labs. 
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Friday Dec 08, 2023

Join us for this week's engaging episode of Sero Boost: The Happiness Science Insights Podcast, where our host Lu Ngo sits down with renowned psychotherapist and author Sean Grover. Based in New York City, Sean is a respected figure in the world of psychotherapy, a dedicated Buddhist practitioner, and the author of the well-received parenting book "WHEN KIDS CALL THE SHOTS," which has been translated into five languages. His expertise has also led him to be a guest on over 200 radio shows and podcasts.
In our episode, Sean delves into the complex relationship between sadness and happiness. He offers valuable insights and strategies for embracing sadness as a part of our emotional spectrum, helping us to see it as an opportunity for personal growth and development. Tune in for an enlightening session that promises to enrich your understanding of emotional well-being.
Follow Sean's work on these platforms.PsychologyToday: https://www.psychologytoday.com/ Website: www.SeanGrover.com
Connect with Sean on:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/seangroverlcswLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sean-grover-6591b217/ 
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Friday Nov 24, 2023

We all need a support system, those trusted friends who stand by us through thick and thin, bringing positivity and joy to our lives. But there's a delicate balance between fostering a positive outlook and acknowledging our real emotions.
Join Lu Ngo on the latest episode of Sero Boost: The Happiness Science Insights Podcast as she chats with Emily P.G. Erickson, a freelance writer specializing in topics which benefit a wide-range of different audiences. Emily understands scientific thinking and methods because of her work as a researcher for a cognitive linguistics lab, a wildlife survey project in Madagascar, and a group studying PTSD at the Department of Veterans Affairs. 
Tune in to discover real-life examples of toxic positivity and explore the art of maintaining genuine positivity while respecting our emotions. Emily also shares valuable insights on nurturing optimism in children while allowing them to embrace their feelings. It's a friendly chat you won't want to miss! 
Follow Emily’s work via the following platforms.Website: https://emilypgerickson.com/ 
Connect with Emily on:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/emilypgericksonFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/emilypgericksonTwitter: https://twitter.com/EmilyPGEricksonInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/emilypgerickson/ 
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Friday Nov 10, 2023

Hope has far more power than meets the eye. It isn’t just aimless wishful thinking, but a dynamic force that can propel us towards our goals when harnessed correctly.
On this week's episode of Sero Boost: The Happiness Science Insights Podcast, your host Lu Ngo is catching up with Dr. Rodney Luster, the Senior Director of Research Strategy, Innovation, and Development for the College of Doctoral Studies, at Phoenix University. Together, they're exploring the incredible impact of hope and how to make the most of it.
Dr. Rodney isn't just a multitasker; he's a seasoned pro in higher education, business, and healthcare, bringing over two decades of teaching experience to the table. When he's not leading the charge at the Center for Leadership Studies and Organizational Research, he's breaking down addiction barriers in research articles and tackling fear in his upcoming book. And let's not forget his passion project, Inspirethought, where he helps people overcome life's challenges.
In this episode, Dr. Rodney breaks down the concept of “pathway thinking” and its role in strengthening hope during tough times. Join Lu and Dr. Rodney as they chat about the principles of hope theory and how it can be a game-changer for mental health and stress-related challenges. Dr. Rodney also shares some wisdom on how having hopeful goals can be your secret weapon against life's twists and turns.
Tune in this week for a dose of hope and inspiration—and more importantly, advice on how to strategically channel your hope for your future.
Follow Dr. Rodney’s work via the following platforms.Phoenix University: https://www.phoenix.edu/research/about/chair/dr-rodney-luster.html PsychologyToday: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/contributors/rodney-luster-phd
Connect with Dr. Rodney on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/rodneyluster 
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Friday Oct 27, 2023

In this episode of Sero Boost: The Happiness Science Insights Podcast, host Lu Ngo engages in a fascinating conversation with Dr. Cahit Guven, a renowned global econometrician at XERO, exploring the art of measuring happiness— from individual smiles to the societal policies shaping our lives.
Dr. Cahit, a respected expert in applied econometrics with a Ph.D. in Economics, shares insights from over a decade of research on happiness and well-being. His work has been featured in esteemed publications and garnered attention from international media outlets like the Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal. Recently, his research on marriage quality and happiness has made waves in Psychology Today.
In this episode, Dr. Cahit discusses the profound connections between social responsibility and happiness across different regions. He offers policy recommendations to enhance social responsibility, thereby boosting overall societal happiness. Lu and Dr. Cahit explore how individuals can collaboratively foster social responsibility within their communities, positively impacting both personal contentment and public well-being.
Tune in for a thought-provoking discussion on the intricate relationship between personal happiness and its broader societal implications.
Follow Cahit’s work on the following platforms:Website: https://cahitguven.home.blog/Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Cahit-Guven Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com.tr/citations?user=tb8DPyIAAAAJ&hl=en 
Connect with Cahit via LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cahit-guven-phd-8887944b/ 
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Friday Oct 13, 2023

Welcome to a new episode of "Sero Boost: The Happiness Science Insights Podcast," where we confront the heavy burden of chronic guilt. Join our host, Lu Ngo, in conversation with the experienced existential-humanistic therapist, Bob Edelstein, as they unravel the complexities of guilt and explore the path to liberation.
In this episode, Bob Edelstein, a seasoned psychotherapist from Portland, Oregon, draws from his 40 years of expertise to delve into the roots of guilt and its impact on our happiness. Together, Lu and Bob explore practical ways to shed the emotional weight of guilt. Bob begins by defining guilt and skillfully guides the discussion toward reframing self-judgment and embracing self-compassion practices.
This conversation isn't just for those seeking an escape from emotional turmoil but also for those wanting to support a loved one in distress. The insights shared in this episode offer valuable strategies to break free from the shackles of guilt and embrace a more compassionate, fulfilling life. Tune in and let's embark on a journey toward emotional liberation and genuine happiness.
Follow Bob’s work at https://bobedelstein.com.
Peruse Bob’s Psychology Today articles: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/contributors/bob-edelstein-lmft-mft 
Produced by the Happiness Science Labs, a division of LMSL, the Life Management Science Labs. 
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Sero Boost: The Happiness Science Insights Podcast

Sero Boost: The happiness science insights podcast is where Lu Ngo, your host, discusses all key aspects of happiness with insightful guests, drawing on science, knowledge and experience. Each topic addresses an element from the comprehensive framework of several domains and elements created by the Center for Happiness Science.

With us, happiness is a journey, not a destination, and we're excited to be with you on it. Thank you to all the experts, researchers, and all people involved in making this show happen for our team here at the Happiness Science Labs, a division of the Life Management Science Labs. We hope you enjoy the show and take away practical tips you can use in your life to improve your happiness using our scientific insights.

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