You Don't Find Happiness, You Create It | Katarina Blom | TEDxGöteborg

Why is it so hard to find that life of meaning, and connection, and happiness we long for? Why can't we just live in our “happy place” all the time?
According to psychologist Katarina Blom, the brain is not always on your side when it comes to well-being. Survival, absolutely. The rest, not so much. But there is hope!
In this personal and inspiring talk, Katarina Blom lets you in on a few secrets of the mind – and how you can cultivate happiness by befriending your brain. Katarina Blom is a psychologist, a co-founder of a gym for the mind, the first author to publish a Swedish book on positive psychology, and she is the creator of one of the biggest digital platforms on psychology in Sweden. Also, she is an Acroyoga instructor. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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