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The Source: Researching Happiness

Richard Foster | http://bit.ly/1RfgQCJ

Last night's PowerBall drawing for $1.5 billion had many predicting untold heights of happiness if they were fortunate enough to win. 

But would winning actually have made us happier? Maybe.

Beside the trainwreck life choices of some big lotto winners, and the many anecdotes that go along with that small subset of people, money and happiness are linked but not to the extent that many think.

So what does make us happy? 

Ronald Siegel has been studying happiness for decades. The Harvard professor says the biggest way to grow your happiness is through gratefulness or mindfulness.  

We talk to him about what that means.

Dr. Siegel is giving a lecture 7 PM tonight at the Whitley Center at the Oblate School of Theology. Sponsored by the Peace Center of San Antonio, it is free and open to the public. You can also register for their Friday, one-day mindfulness seminar here


  • Dr. Ronald Siegel, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School.

Paul Flahive can be reached at Paul@tpr.org and on Twitter at @paulflahive