Aug. 1, 2021

Jonah Paquette: Change your life by embracing a sense of wonder

Jonah Paquette: Change your life by embracing a sense of wonder

Opening up to an experience of awe can benefit your health, your mind, and your relationships


Happiness expert Jonah Paquette, Psy.D., shows how a shift in your perspective can change your life. He’s the author of AWESTRUCK: How Embracing Wonder Can Make You Happier, Healthier, and More Connected (Penguin Random House).

Powerful experiences like the birth of a child, gazing up at a giant redwood tree, or hearing a sublime piece of music all have something in common, according to Paquette. Not only can they change our lives in profound ways, but Paquette believes there is even an evolutionary purpose to awe. And science is uncovering ways the experience of awe can change our bodies and brains.

In this episode of Mind, Body & Beyond, we talk to Jonah Paquette about:

  • How an awe experience can benefit your health, your mind, and your relationships
  • How experiences of awe connect us to other people and spark our own curiosity
  • The scary, shadow side of awe and what that can teach us
  • A guide to 65 visualization exercises and tips that you can use to bring more awe into your everyday life

 

Learn more about Jonah Paquette here:

  • https://www.jonahpaquette.com/

 

Pick up a copy of AWESTRUCK: How Embracing Wonder Can Make You Happier, Healthier, and More Connected here.

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