You are about to meet the most joyful person on the planet. He will help you find joy, hope, and positivity in darkness and in loneliness. And, yes, there is a science behind joy and its healing properties.
So … He lives near the North Pole. He’s always jolly. And, no, he’s not Santa Claus. But like Santa, he brings joy to many people around the world. In fact, he’s known for it.
If you’re one of the millions of people who have watched his videos, you’ve seen this joy-drop of a human dancing Bhangra … in the Yukon wilderness … in Northern Canada … on the other side of the world from where he grew up - a small Punjabi farming village.
His name is Gurdeep Pandher. And he made a decision on March 11, 2020 - a decision that changed his life - and the lives of strangers around the globe.
Millions and millions - and, well, tens of millions of video views later, he’s on a mission to heal the world with the power - and magic - of dance.
But more than that, Gurdeep is healing wounds of division and bringing people from different communities, cultures, and backgrounds together.
Look, you need more joy. I need more joy. We all need more joy.
Joy isn’t just some flippant, fleeting thing. Joy is essential to your well-being. And that’s not from the Dahlia National Research Institute of Dahlia Research. That’s science.
Studies show that joyful people have less chance of heart attack, maintain healthier blood pressure, and lower cholesterol. Plus, research proves joy boosts your immune system, fights stress and pain, promotes healing, and improves your chance of living a longer life.
IN EPISODE 28, IN GURDEEP’S MASTERCLASS, YOU WILL LEARN:
• The (scientifically proven) healing power of joy and the magic of Bhangra
• What to do when you have lost all hope
• How being low and lonely can help you grow
• Finding joy in grief and darkness
• Ways to smooth over fractures and divisions between races and cultures
• How you’ll never find joy in perfection - but you will find joy in mistakes
• The power in leading a more minimalist life
• Gurdeep’s personal story, in which he faced many challenges too
• You are not alone
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