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Join Louisa Jewell as she takes your life from good to awesome, in a series that explores the science and practice of maintaining mental health and happiness. Together with her qualified experts, Louisa helps you and her guests maintain your energy levels, relationships, cognitive functioning, work performance, longevity and even physical health. Each episode explores a different topic in the science of wellbeing - also known as positive psychology - to give you evidence-based insights and practical strategies that empower you to live your most awesome life.
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About the Creator

Louisa Jewell, Founder and President of the Canadian Positive Psychology Association, reveals the secrets of what keeps us mentally healthy and happy and translates the emerging science into relatable and practical strategies you can implement right away that will positively impact your happiness and wellbeing. Louisa also offers an accompanying workbook that gives you even more tools and tips you can put into practice in your daily life. Louisa Jewell is the featured expert in several documentaries including The Science of Happiness and Mental Health in the City and is author of Wire Your Brain for Confidence, the Science of Conquering Self-Doubt. She is featured regularly on CBC radio as a wellbeing expert, holds a masters degree in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and was a professor of positive psychology at University of Texas, Dallas.

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Not bad, but too shallow and over-edited

Really appreciate the direction this podcast is going, but every episode left me scratching my head and looking around like “is that it??” The episodes are heavily cut down to keep everything snappy and while I appreciate that, it really stilts the conversation. I think it’s over-directed in this sense. While mid-conversation with guests, the host cuts to quick interludes to basic primers on important topics (usually sourced science), but it would be so much more natural to just take 5-10 minutes to explain these concepts to the guest in full, allow them to ask questions and make comments. It’s like the host wants you to come away with three super-actionable bullet points from each episode, and it’s all wrapped up nicely to allow the guest and listener to do exactly that, but you don’t feel that you have a deep enough understanding of the topic to be effective. In fact, it feels like the guest is only brought on as a framing device to allow the host and additional expert to make their nicely packaged, accessible points, and then the guest (who needs and is asking for real help!) is shuffled of the stage as soon as we hit our quota for catchy, consumer-targeted talking points. “What’s one thing we talked about today you can put into practice?” “Uhhh. I guess I’ll start journaling?” “AMAZING, we made SO MUCH PROGRESS today, now go forth and live an AWESOME life!”

Snappy is good, but it’s TOO snappy. The snappiness is detracting from the value here. Also, the generic positive music along with the self-promotion included in each episode starts to feel superficial and insincere.

Good mission, good concept, but doesn’t provide enough value and leaves you asking whether you’ve just wasted your time. A good approach to get real value here would be to ONLY listen to the program for name-drops (authors, thinkers, books, papers, important concepts) and to just go straight to the sources and get your kicks there instead. It’s almost patronizing, like the host thinks that any substantial information will ‘turn off’ the stupid, ignorant audience. Essentially, all this positive psychologist can do is point you in the right direction to cobble together your own curriculum and teach yourself the concepts.

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The Awesome Project is Awesome!

This podcast is going into my self care tool box for life! Too many "ah ha" moments for me to list. Loved this!

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wonderful!!!!

some really great ideas on how to make you life the best life. So many great guests, well researched, informative and entertaining. Loved this and will be listening again soon.

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Greats stories with science to back up happiness

Wonderful content and accessible concepts to help lead us in this journey through challenge toward joy and well being.

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So annoying

So tired of this schtick. Why is it that people have to say how amazing someone is to “validate” them for the reader? The rhetoric of congratulatory accolades is tiresome.

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Great review and sampling of essential self-help.

Great review and sampling of essential self-help techniques, ideas and theory. Well presented with practical applications.

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Awesome!

honestly loved it alot and I would even listen to it again. thank you for making this.

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Golden “Life” Nuggets

What you didn’t learn in school … “How to live an awesome life”

Put the work in, be consistent, curious, always be learning, moving and pushing forward

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thought provoking

a great use of your time to listen to if you value growth and stimulating thoughts.