Education and Family

The Global Child

Dr. David Kenneth Waldman

The Global Child – Well-Being Now: A Conversation with Randy Taran Part I of II

“On July 19th, 2011, the United Nations (UN) passed a resolution urging governments across the globe to start measuring happiness and well-being “with a view to guiding public policy.”

I am pleased to welcome back to The Global Child, Randy Taran, Founder, and Chief Happiness Officer of Project Happiness. Randy created WellBeingNOW TM a two day workshop designed to provide those who care for others a toolkit of skills to in order to thrive, in a classroom, the home, or any stressful environment.

Randy believes it is important to support well-being of educators, health professionals, and parents and provide them with the skills and resilience required to support the well-being of children. Come join us for a two part conversation learn about 9 science-based strategies of WELL-BEING. This is a two day workshop offered by Project Happiness. Listen how you may integrate new strategies of well-being into your life. Today, the first of two shows we will discuss; 1) Working Brain Working Mind -2) Emotional Intelligence – 3) Living with Empathy and 4) Learning Self-Compassion. In part two of our conversation the following week we will continue our discussion and cover topics such as; 5) Building Beliefs -6) Empowering Strengths -7) Intentions & Purpose -8) Navigating the NOW – and 9) Gratitude & Giving Back.

Randy Taran is 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.

Sit back and enjoy a thought provoking show.