Happiness-Advantage_ARTCoincidence can be very fortuitous. How exciting was it to have Shawn Achor deliver his keynote address about the Happiness Advantage at ACEP this past week? Three days after our Book Club Review was released? Best part of it all – none of it was planned. That definitely was a ‘happy coincidence’. :D

Though I was not there, my Twitter feed lit up with Happiness resounding from ACEP on that first day. It seems his message resounded with many in the audience.

Then, something amazing happened. We were so excited that Shawn Achor tweeted and retweeted us! (Thanks Shawn, for your support!)

In our excitement, we decided that it was high time that we actually got together to talk about this book and everything that went down this month for ALiEM Book. After all, a book club without a good, live, discussion just doesn’t feel quite right.

So this month, our weekly wrap up for the book club comes in a new format.

New Format: Google Hangout on Air

Click the link below to see what we’ve done for the ALiEM Book Club Synopsis this time. And then let us know what you think in the comments section below or in the YouTube comments. As always, if you have more to say on this topic, drop us a line in the comments section! You can also read all the wonderful comments from the original Happiness Advantage book club posting.

Who knows? Perhaps we can add some special guests to our live Hangouts in the future. Will it be you?

All content in this post has been developed in concert with Nikita Joshi, MD and Michelle Lin, MD.

Teresa Chan, MD, MHPE
ALiEM Associate Editor
Emergency Physician, Hamilton
Associate Professor, McMaster University
Assistant Dean, Program for Faculty Development, McMaster University Ontario, Canada
Teresa Chan, MD, MHPE


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