The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos Move More… But for the Right Reasons

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Moving more is great for your happiness – but many of us decide to exercise because we’re unhappy with our bodies and long to change them. What should be fun and life-enhancing often becomes saturated with self-loathing.
Jessamyn Stanley identified as a “fat and awkward weirdo”, who shied away from exercise until she realized that it was her own body-shaming that was holding her back. She tells Dr. Laurie Santos how she decoupled her love of yoga from the corrosive idea of transforming her body – and in the process became an inspirational teacher and author for those who think exercise isn’t for them.

The Host

Dr. Laurie Santos

Dr. Laurie Santos is Professor of Psychology and Head of Silliman College at Yale University. Professor and podcast host Dr. Laurie Santos is an expert on human cognition and the…