Jan 25, 2023
Julie and Casey sit down with happiness expert Stephanie
Harrison to talk the science, the soft, and the squishy of how we
think about happiness . . . including where we get it wrong, and
what to do about that.
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- We’ve been sold a bill of goods that if you're good enough and
successful enough, you’ll be happy; however, trying to achieve
ourselves out of being human actually hinders our
- Discomfort and challenges are NOT proof that you’re not worthy
of happiness — they are part of the human experience. YOU ARE GOOD
ENOUGH FOR YOUR OWN HAPPINESS.
- The old model of "achievement leads to happiness" actually
leads to burnout. Burnout is not your fault. It is a collective
problem that ultimately needs a collective solution
An expert in well-being, Stephanie Harrison
founded The New Happy based on her Masters thesis in Applied
Positive Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania.
She has spent the last ten years studying happiness from an
interdisciplinary perspective, incorporating perspectives from art,
science, philosophy, religious/contemplative studies, and the
Her book, THE NEW HAPPY, is forthcoming from Penguin Random
Stephanie’s expertise has been featured in Architectural Digest,
Brit+Co, Bustle, Design Milk, FastCompany, Forbes, Greatist, The
Huffington Post, Paper, Shondaland, Tatler, Well+Good, and
A regular keynote speaker, her past engagements have included
Microsoft, LinkedIn, Degreed, Zendesk, Capital One, Juniper,
Eventbrite, Create & Cultivate, and ServiceNow.
Prior to starting The New Happy, Stephanie led the well-being
program and learning platform for Thrive Global, built a product
marketing team that led launches for LinkedIn’s $4B human resources
business, and consulted to Fortune 100 companies on their people
and HR challenges at Deloitte. She also returned to teach as an
instructor at Penn following her graduation.