New AOV Episode: Envy/Contentment

We released our 26th episode! HAPPY OFFICIAL ONE YEAR PODIVERSARY TO US. But I already celebrated that enough Tuesday. What I'm thinking about today is how our overall emotional experiences may shift as we age, particularly as regarding envy. As I mentioned in our AOV blog post on Envy/Contentment, there are four kinds of envy. … Continue reading New AOV Episode: Envy/Contentment

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In-between Thoughts 3.18.19 — Reflections on podcasting

Lifting legs the day after a 9-mile run was not the best idea I ever had. I. Am. Exhausted. Not even the apple pie pastry I had this afternoon is giving me life. STUPID TIRED LEGS. (I'm sorry for yelling, legs -- I really love you and do want you to be happy. I will … Continue reading In-between Thoughts 3.18.19 — Reflections on podcasting

In-Between Thoughts 3.11.19: Meaning-making

I did sumo deadlifts today! I am enjoying this lift so far. It really targets the glutes and inner thighs, so it's slightly different-feeling than my regularly-scheduled deadlifts. I've had the same routine for a while now, so even this little modification is a nice, invigorating change. Now onto thinking thoughts of the thinker variety... … Continue reading In-Between Thoughts 3.11.19: Meaning-making

Happiness and the meaningful life, and how Hawaii both helps and hurts (new-ish AOV episode)

Diane and I recorded a new podcast episode exploring the relationship between happiness and pleasure. I really like how Martin Seligman, one of the creators of the field of positive psychology, characterizes happiness: an overall state, the arc of a life that includes more positively-valenced feelings than negatively-valenced feelings. AOV Episode 24: Happiness/Pleasure The three … Continue reading Happiness and the meaningful life, and how Hawaii both helps and hurts (new-ish AOV episode)