The Twelve Happiness Practices


Inspired by the Oscar-nominated movie Sound of Metal, Dave Schmelzer looks at the latest research on how to find greater wellbeing.

Starting, as Sound of Metal does, with contemplative practice, Dave looks at the research and advice behind practices like: writing rather than ruminating, spending discretionary money in a way that will lead to more happiness, learning how to savor life, and many more. But he gives particular focus to two practices: contemplatively learning to forgive and successfully nurturing interpersonal relationships.

Mentioned on this podcast: Sound of Metal, a movie on Amazon Prime

The Psychology of Happiness, an Audible Original by Jaime Kurtz

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, by John Gottman with Nan Silver

"36 Questions to Bring You Closer Together"