Education and Family

The Global Child

Dr. David Kenneth Waldman

The Global Child – Stress and Depression: Global Problem for Youth: A Conversation with Randy Taran Part II

I am pleased to continue my conversation with our guest Randy Taran, Founder of Project Happiness. Randy’s vision: is that “though we can’t always control what happens in life, it’s good to know we can control how we deal with it. We can find ways to create the best life possible.” Randy believes that every person can learn ways to become happier by developing awareness about the choices we all make in the face of day to day challenges. Learning these skill sets has a positive impact on the classroom, family system and the community at large.

Come join us for Part II of my conversation with Randy and listen as we discuss;
1. What missing in education?
2. What is well-being as compared to happiness?
3. Happiness much more than going through life with rose colored glasses.
4. What is social and emotional learning and how can that help?
5. What about how we define success? What is the science of happiness?

Randy will also discuss the latest research in brain studies on the question what can people do to put more happiness in their lives? Randy will leave listeners with 10 tips they will be able to apply to lower stress in their lives.

Randy Taran is also co-author of the Project Happiness Handbook, and producer of the award winning film Project Happiness. The film features students from the US, Nigeria and India working together for one year to explore the question, “What brings lasting happiness?” Along the way, they interview George Lucas, Richard Gere, neuroscientist Richard Davidson, and ultimately meet in India for an audience with the Dalai Lama.

Randy speaks regularly on various happiness and youth-related issues, and is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post. She serves on the Board of the Dalai Lama Foundation.
Randy is a close personal friend, a founding Board of Director of my Nongovernmental Organization To Love Children, and my great pleasure and honor to have her on The Global Child.

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