MoxieCast 026: Training Your Happiness Muscle, with Susanna Halonen

MoxieCast Episode 26

If you ever find yourself saying, “I’ll be happy when I get promoted/lose the weight/find my hawt partner (or fill in the blank with your own variation),” today’s episode is for you.

Today I’m joined by the “Happyologist,” Susanna Halonen.

Have a guess what percentage of your happiness is predicted by your circumstances.

I said 50 per cent, and Susanna set me straight (tune in to find out – my jaw dropped!)

Some show highlights include:

  • Thinking of happiness as a muscle
  • How to build your resilience and intuition
  • How Susanna knew her happiness was at stake (and that she couldn’t go through with her wedding)
  • What is Finnish ‘Sisu’?
  • How to give happiness-inducing hugs (there’s a science to it)

If you’re in need of an inspiring and uplifting conversation today – and want to learn some practices for cultivating more happiness in your life – join us (two Finns & microphone). You might just find the corners of your mouth lifting.

Show time, 27 min.

Links and Resources

Susanna Halonen’s Website

Happiness Is Here: A 30-Day Guide to Joy and Fulfilment by Susanna Halonen

Screw Finding Your Passion by Susanna Halonen

Susanna Halonen on Instagram

Susanna Halonen on Twitter

Susanna Halonen on Facebook

Review MoxieCast on iTunes


Quotes by Susanna Halonen:


“My mission in this world is to help people to live happier and more fulfilling lives.”


“I realized that happiness is really not a destination, it’s a daily choice.”


“Our mind is a very powerful thing, and that’s why we need to kind of learn to practice focusing on the good things.”