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Live Event: Finding Happiness When Everything Seems Terrible

October 27, 2020 Updated March 22, 2021

Finding happiness in a pandemic might seem impossible. This year has put us all to the test. While there is a light finally at the end of the tunnel, this winter is going to require us to dig deep to make it through.   Frankly, it can be hard to see the bright side of things and be happy.    

Tonight we will hear from a panel of experts who will offer tangible tips for harnessing happiness in real ways that make us feel better both mentally and physically.  

This is not going to be full of fluff where we tell you to take a warm bath and light a candle. While I love both of those things, we are going to look a little deeper at the ways we live and how our everyday habits can actually contribute to our long term health and happiness.  We will focus on the link between our mental and physical health, how to build emotional resilience in kids, how to Protect Your Mental Health from the News and much more!

Join Micaela Birmingham on this edition of Live.Work.Thrive as she explores with expert panelists on how to find those happy moments when it all seems terrible. Our panelists are Dr. Kelli Harding, Board Certified Psychiatrist and Author of The Rabbit Effect: Live Longer, Happier, and Healthier with the Groundbreaking Science of Kindness, Monica Mo, PhD, Founder & CEO WellSeek and Nedra Glover Tawwab, Relationship Therapist and Author

Maintaining your mental health and prioritizing self-care may seem like an impossible task right now, but it’s still important to carve out time and space for yourself, whether that be a room in the house or a nightly walk around the block. Additionally, fostering and nurturing the relationships that we have in our home, on our Zoom meetings and with our masked neighbors is still significant. 

Much of what affects our mental and physical health is love and kindness. I know what you’re thinking – I sound like a hippy and that I eat only organic and vegan foods! Not the case, except for that phase in college. Remembering to take time for intimacy and kindness can go a long way. Check out Dr. Kelli Harding’s book, The Rabbit Effect: Live Longer, Happier, and Healthier with the Groundbreaking Science of Kindness, and you’ll see what I mean. 


It’s science, people!