Episode 33

Published on:

1st Aug 2023

Michael Amster | The Power of Awe: The Key to a Healthier and Happier You

Have you ever experienced an ‘awegasm?’ Get ready because by the time this episode is done, you will be able to mega-dose. In today's episode, Anil and Ashish sit down with Dr. Michael Amster, a physician and faculty member at the Toronto School of Medicine with over 20 years of experience as a pain management specialist. 

Michael is a firm believer in the power of awe and has conducted extensive research in this space. He co-authored the book "The Power of Awe," which delves into the integration of mind, body, and spirit and the profound effects of awe on our health and well-being.

Throughout the episode, Michael shares his personal journey and how he shifted his definition of happiness over the years. He highlights the importance of living in a state of wonder and gratitude and how micro-doses of awe in our everyday lives can create profound happiness. Michael also introduces the A.W.E. method, a simple three-step process to access moments of awe in the ordinary, and explains how it can positively impact our physiology and overall well-being.

During the conversation, Michael and the hosts discuss the contagious nature of awe and its potential to change communities and the world. They emphasize how practicing awe can foster a greater sense of connection, love, and understanding among individuals, leading to positive changes in the world.

Join in and discover how awe can transform your life, and learn how to develop your own awe practice to reap its numerous benefits. Tune in now and enjoy this inspiring episode!

What You’ll Learn in this Show:

  • The AWE method and how it can be easily incorporated into daily life.
  • The profound impact of awe on our physiology and overall health.
  • The results of research studies showing the positive effects of practicing awe.
  • The ripple effect of awe on individuals and communities, fostering love and connection.
  • Practical advice on cultivating happiness through awe and gratitude.
  • And so much more...


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About the Podcast

The Happiness Squad
Welcome to Happiness Squad.

This is the podcast dedicated to helping you unlock your full potential by mastering the art and science of happiness.

We bring on the best leading experts on these topics to help you unlock your true potential and live with more joy, health, love, and meaning in your life.

Your host is no other than Ashish Kothari who is on a mission to provide you with an unfair advantage to be the masters of your experience and leaders in your industry.

Get ready to be moved, challenged, and enlightened on this podcast. It may change your life.

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About your hosts

Ashish Kothari

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Ashish Kothari is the founder and CEO of Happiness Squad, a company focused on democratizing happiness and touching a billion+ lives over the next 20 years and helping them live with more joy, health, love, and meaning.

Prior to founding Happiness Squad and writing his best-selling book “Hardwired for happiness”, Ashish spent 25 years in consulting, including the last 17 at McKinsey and Co, a premier management consulting firm, helping thousands of clients and their organizations achieve breakthrough performance by building new mindsets and capabilities.

Ashish is a trained ontological coach and a lifelong student of human thriving.

Ashish Kothari

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Anil Ramjiani is an experienced senior leader at Nike, Inc., most recently as the Commercial Director managing key athlete partnerships and business with Cristiano Ronaldo, Kylian Mbappe, and Marcus Rashford.

Anil's passion is grounded in empowering people, unlocking potential, and driving performance. He has worked in consulting and corporate across the US, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia acquiring over 20 years of experience in strategy, brand, and general management at IBM, Adidas, and Nike.

He created the podcast and platform Live. Breathe. Believe., to enable reflection, motivation, and inspiration for his peers. #Knowyoutobeyou!