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You Don’t Find Happiness, You Create It: Katarina Blom (Transcript)

Katarina Blom at TEDxGöteborg

Full text of psychologist Katarina Blom’s talk titled “You Don’t Find Happiness, You Create It” at TEDxGöteborg conference. In inspiring talk, Katarina lets you in on a few secrets of the mind and how you can cultivate happiness by befriending your brain.

Listen to the MP3 Audio here:


Hello, everyone.

I would like us to begin with a short exercise.

So can everybody place their hands like this? Reach out your hands. Thank you and I will count to three.

And when I say three, I want you to clap your hands, OK? 1…2…3…

So, I did this to show you that we don’t always do, as other people tell us to do. We rather do as other people do. And this is important when it comes to creating wellbeing in ourselves and in others.

I’m a psychologist, and I train organizations, teams and individuals in creating happiness and well-being. And a couple of years back, I co-authored a book on the Science of Happiness.

But when the book was published, I was actually in the middle of a life-crisis. I’d just broken up with the person who I thought I’d spend my life with. I had no place to live, and no job.

And I think this is a very common human experience. We all face problems. We end up in crisis, sometimes, and we struggle.

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