Discovering the Power of Words and How Reading Aloud Impacts Our Hearts and Minds with Meghan Cox Gurdon & Tim Lomas

 

In this week's episode you will learn about: 

⦾ The positive impact of reading aloud to young and old alike

⦾ The connection between happiness and what we hear

⦾ Using words to create a positive human connection

⦾ The world map of language

Meghan Cox Gurdon is the author of "The Enchanted Hour: The Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction" (Harpercollins), and the children's book critic for The Wall Street Journal. Her essays and criticism have appeared widely in publications such as The Washington Examiner, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Washington Post, and National Review. She also has five children and has read to them all from the moment they arrived.

Book: The Enchanted Hour: The Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction 

Dr. Tim Lomas has been a lecturer in positive psychology at the University of East London since April 2013. Tim completed his Ph.D. at the University of Westminster in 2012, where his thesis focused on the impact of meditation on men's mental health. Since 2013, Tim has published numerous papers and books on topics including positive psychology theory, mindfulness, Buddhism, linguistics, and gender. His work has been featured in articles in prominent publications including TIME, The New Yorker, Scientific American, The Atlantic, The Psychologist, and The Times. 

Book: Translating Happiness: A Cross-Cultural Lexicon of Well-Being and The Happiness Dictionary: Words from Around the World to Help Us Lead A Richer Life

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