Feb 1, 2023
Dr. Marc Schulz shares the secret to success and happiness and
key takeaways from the world’s longest study on happiness, which
you can use to cultivate more meaningful relationships and live a
more satisfying life. He explains what helps people thrive in life
and how your lived experience can impact your mood and quality of
life, and even those of your children.
What makes life a “good life"? According to the Harvard Study of
Adult Development, the longest scientific study of happiness ever
conducted (currently over 80 years), the answer to this question
may be closer than you realize.
Dr. Marc Schulz, PhD is a Professor of Psychology, Director of
Data Science, and Associate Director of the Harvard Study of Adult
Development. Along with Robert Waldinger, Marc co-authored “The
Good Life: Lessons from the World’s Longest Study of
Follow Chase on Instagram @chase_chewning
Follow him on Twitter @chasechewning
- Relationships are what keeps us flourishing in our lives
because they nourish us in critical ways. As we’re coming out of
the pandemic, we’re all figuring out how to re-establish our
connections and make meaning in those connections. That why it’s
the perfect time to focus on your relationships.
- What is social fitness and why is it important? Listen in to
learn how to improve your social fitness by practicing attunement
and being present with others.
- Marc details the cost of feeling lonely, highlighting the
research-backed health risks of loneliness.
- Attention is the most valuable thing that you can possess.
- Talking to strangers might be your worst nightmare or not feel
worth it to you, but one study shows that talking to strangers can
actually make you happier!
- Marc breaks down some key takeaways and lessons from the
Harvard Study of Adult Development, highlighting the connection
between health, intention, and well-functioning relationships.
- Can a high quality of life be passed down to our children
- Mutual vulnerability is a source of strength. “If you tune into
people when they’re challenged, when they’re experiencing those
negative emotions, you’re going to learn something that’s pretty
important to them,” Marc says. This is a plead to you to lean into
your loved ones when they’re going through difficult emotions.