Hey everybody. This is Aubrey Chavez from Faith Matters. For this conversation, we were lucky enough to bring back Richard Iyer for a second episode, this one, focusing on his book, the Happiness Paradox. We love the book and thought that this discussion would be really timely for the New Year, since so many of us are hoping to find new paradigms that will help us to live in healthier and happier ways.
We think that Richard's book does just that. For those unfamiliar with Richard from our last episode with him, he's had an extraordinary career as an author, consultant, entrepreneur, and speaker. He's the author of more than 50 books, many written along with his wife, Linda, Richard, and Linda are among America's most prominent voices on the subject of parenting.
And together they wrote Teaching Your Children Values, which was a number one New York Times bestseller. They in their work, have appeared on Oprah, the CBS B Early Morning Show Today, good Morning America, and many other national media outlets. Richards also experienced wide-ranging church service, including serving as the president of the England London South Mission, and he and Linda served as external advisors to the Church on Family.
We're excited to share this episode with you. We'll get into the details once the conversations start. But Richard's book taps into some of the most counterintuitive and vital ideas from the great wisdom and religious traditions of the world, including our own. We wanna extend a huge thanks to Richard for coming on again and spending some more time with us.
We hope that you enjoy this conversation as much as we did.
Okay, Richard Ier, thank you so much for coming back and, uh, and us on the podcast
this time on a book that, uh, is actually written. Yes,
No. And, and it's a, it's a wonderful book. I will say that. And I will say the, the most striking thing, I'm holding the book in my hands for the, for, um, those that are just listening and not watching.
Um, the most striking thing about this book, On first glance is that it has two front covers, right? Uh, if you flip it over upside down, you, you get a slight, so the Happiness Paradox, right on the front side, on the, on the backside, it's another front cover that, that says The Happiness Paradigm. And that's just in the middle.
Both ends are in the middle . Yes. And I was gonna say, and the covers are just the, uh, that's just the tip of the iceberg. There's a whole, there's a whole reason, uh, behind why you, why you did this. Would you, would you mind telling us a little bit about the background of this book and,