289. Happily Even After with Jonah Paquette

It can be hard to find feelings of happiness in our lives. After all, life is unpredictable and we’re all facing our own unique challenges. Nonetheless, it is possible to find happiness, even during difficult times. 

Specializing in the science of well-being, Clinical Psychologist, Jonah Paquette is dedicated to helping us understand the significance of positive psychological principles in achieving happiness. Drawing from learnings in his book, Happily Even After: Daily Practices to Recover Joy After Hardship, Heartache, and Heartbreak, Jonah offers us practical exercises to strengthen our ’emotional fitness’, reduce suffering and build resilience even amid challenging times. 

Whether you’re facing a challenging situation in life, or simply want to know how to cultivate more happiness and peace, this episode will provide you with actionable steps on how to do just that.

Listen and Learn: 

  • How can we expect to build happiness in the face of hardship, heartache, or heartbreak
  • Why Jonah uses the term ‘emotional fitness’ and how this skill can help you in challenging times
  • Distinguishing between happiness and toxic positivity
  • Practices to help you cultivate emotional fitness
  • What is awe and how it relates to happiness
  • How can we access the experience of awe in times of hardship
  • Creative ways to find connection when you feel the most isolated 


About Jonah Paquette

Jonah Paquette, PsyD, is a psychologist, author, and speaker who specializes in the science of well-being and emotional fitness. He is the author of four books including Happily Even After, Awestruck, The Happiness Toolbox, and Real Happiness. Jonah’s writing aims to provide readers with practical, research-backed strategies to foster greater well-being and connection in our everyday lives. In addition to his clinical work and writing, Jonah offers training and consultation to organizations on the promotion of well-being and conducts professional workshops for clinicians around the country and abroad. He is a sought-after media contributor, having been featured regularly in print, online, radio, and podcast outlets. To learn more about Jonah and his work, visit

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Episode 289