Are You Happy Enough?

Are you happy? Happy enough? Would you like to be happier? Happiness is really important to health and it’s a strong foe of stress, but happiness can also be stressful because there’s a lot of pressure to be happy and a lot of people with suggestions for how to get there. Jordan Friedman does a happiness reality check with socialogist and happiness expert Tracy Brower to make our worthy quest for happiness easier, less burdensome and more enjoyable. After the interview, the ten happiest states in the US and what makes their residents so satisfied.

About Guest Tracy Brower

Dr. Tracy Brower is a PhD sociologist studying work-life fulfillment and happiness. She is the author of a new book, The Secrets to Happiness at Work as well as her previous book, Bring Work to Life. She is the vice president of workplace insight for Steelcase and a contributor to Forbes.com and Fast Company. Tracy is an award-winning speaker and has over 25 years of experience working with global clients to achieve business results. Tracy is an executive advisor to Like|Minded, an executive council member with Design Museum Everywhere and board member for the United Way. Tracy’s work has been translated into 17 languages and she has been featured in TEDx, The Wall Street Journal, Work-Life Balance in the 21st Century (book), Globe and Mail (Canada), InsideHR (Australia), HR Director (UK), T3N (Germany), Real Estate Review Journal, Fortune.com, Inc. Magazine, HBR (France) and more. Tracy holds a PhD in Sociology, a Master of Management in Organizational Culture, and a Master of Corporate Real Estate with a workplace specialization. You can find her on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Goodreads, Unsplash or at tracybrower.com.

Tracy’s new booK The Secret to Happiness at Work is available on Amazon.

Hawaiian music clip by Greg Marchant

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About Host Jordan Friedman

Jordan is known as The Stress Coach, a career path that likely started when one of the world’s largest brain tumors was discovered in his head at age 10. The resulting, nonstop stress continued through college until he reluctantly enrolled in a stress management class that led to much less stress, a degree in public health, a job as Columbia University’s health education director and now a career as a global stress management speaker, trainer and author. For 25 years, Jordan’s been privileged to help and learn from 9/11 survivors, teachers, CEOs, police officers, incarcerated adults, students and lots of other stressed people who want to be more successful, get better grades, sleep easier and be healthier.

In 2004, Jordan founded The Stress Coach to provide innovative workshops, multimedia webinars, chill apps, online courses and more stress-relief opportunities. The Chill Factory podcast is Jordan’s latest effort to bring stress relief and better health to the world.

Are you happy? Happy enough? Would you like to be happier? Happiness is really important to health and it’s a strong foe of stress, but happiness can also be stressful because there’s a lot of pressure to be happy and a lot of people with suggestions for how to get there. Jordan Friedman does a happiness reality check with socialogist and happiness expert Tracy Brower to make our worthy quest for happiness easier, less burdensome and more enjoyable. After the interview, the ten happiest states in the US and what makes their residents so satisfied.

About Guest Tracy Brower

Dr. Tracy Brower is a PhD sociologist studying work-life fulfillment and happiness. She is the author of a new book, The Secrets to Happiness at Work as well as her previous book, Bring Work to Life. She is the vice president of workplace insight for Steelcase and a contributor to Forbes.com and Fast Company. Tracy is an award-winning speaker and has over 25 years of experience working with global clients to achieve business results. Tracy is an executive advisor to Like|Minded, an executive council member with Design Museum Everywhere and board member for the United Way. Tracy’s work has been translated into 17 languages and she has been featured in TEDx, The Wall Street Journal, Work-Life Balance in the 21st Century (book), Globe and Mail (Canada), InsideHR (Australia), HR Director (UK), T3N (Germany), Real Estate Review Journal, Fortune.com, Inc. Magazine, HBR (France) and more. Tracy holds a PhD in Sociology, a Master of Management in Organizational Culture, and a Master of Corporate Real Estate with a workplace specialization. You can find her on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Goodreads, Unsplash or at tracybrower.com.

Tracy’s new booK The Secret to Happiness at Work is available on Amazon.

Hawaiian music clip by Greg Marchant

Related Episodes

The Happiest States in America

2022’s Happiest States in America by Adam McCann

The Happiest States—And How to Be Happier No Matter Where You Live by Tracy Brower

Calm For Ukraine

Join our initiative which donates free and translated stress and anxiety reduction resources to Ukrainians around the world and those supporting them. The stress and mental health challenges faced by millions are unimaginable and ongoing which is why we hope that you can support our efforts to bring a little peace through Calm for Ukraine. Learn more and join us here.

About Host Jordan Friedman

Jordan is known as The Stress Coach, a career path that likely started when one of the world’s largest brain tumors was discovered in his head at age 10. The resulting, nonstop stress continued through college until he reluctantly enrolled in a stress management class that led to much less stress, a degree in public health, a job as Columbia University’s health education director and now a career as a global stress management speaker, trainer and author. For 25 years, Jordan’s been privileged to help and learn from 9/11 survivors, teachers, CEOs, police officers, incarcerated adults, students and lots of other stressed people who want to be more successful, get better grades, sleep easier and be healthier.

In 2004, Jordan founded The Stress Coach to provide innovative workshops, multimedia webinars, chill apps, online courses and more stress-relief opportunities. The Chill Factory podcast is Jordan’s latest effort to bring stress relief and better health to the world.