(Ep. 2.11) Humanness and Happiness with Ivy LaClair and Blake Brandes

 December 12, 2017

Last week, we spoke with Anna Nti-Asare who is a writer, teacher, counselor, a PhD student at Cambridge University. We were really inspired by Anna’s transparency in talking about all the times she wasn’t able to obtain the goals she set for herself and how she valued those times since they made her work harder and appreciate her successes even more.

It’s that practice of gratitude that we’re diving into today and how is applies to our humanness and the global desire to obtain happiness.

What you'll hear in this episode:

  • The main takeaway Ivy had from the conversation with Anna regarding a global truth and Buddhist psychology
  • How we can reduce our suffering by becoming grateful for it
  • Blake’s recent unpleasant experience that ended up being a great exercise in practicing gratitude
  • Why radical acceptance doesn’t mean resignation
  • Ivy’s belief that happiness is the motivator for why humans do everything they do
  • Blake’s belief that reducing suffering takes a higher priority for humans than seeking happiness
  • The power loss aversion has over human behavior and emotions
  • Why you can’t forget to have gratitude for your moments of gratitude

Links and Resources:

Connect with Blake and Ivy:
Email us: ivy@motivationalmillennial.com or blake@motivationalmillennial.com

Referenced Resources:
(Ep. 2.10) Using Vulnerability to Combat Social Injustice with Anna Nti-Asare
Motivational Millennial Blog Post: The Power of Acceptance
The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg