Gina Vild: Happiness is a Choice

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BURLINGTON, MA—Why are some people always happy and why some are never (well, almost never) happy? You might blame our genes for at least 50 percent of the problems, but the rest of the 50 percent is our choice.

“Happiness is a choice,” says Gina Vild, co-author of “The Two Most Important Days: How to Find Your Purpose – and Live a Happier, Healthier Life” with Dr. Sanjiv Chopra.

Ms Vild will talk about the anatomy of happiness at the 7th Annual Health, Fitness & Wellness Expo on March 10 at Burlington Marriott Hotel in Burlington, MA. She will also sign her book there.

The 7th Annual Health & Wellness Expo, which is produced by The Mishra Group in collaboration with INDIA New England News, Indus Business Journal and INE MultiMedia, is sponsored by KnowYourMeds, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Lahey Health.

The event is free for all attendees, but you must pre-register. To register for free, please click here.

To watch the full video interview with Ms. Vild, please click here or on the image below.

Ms. Vild has been the associate dean and chief communications officer for the Office of Communications and External Relations at Harvard Medical School since 2008. Under her direction, the office supports the School’s mission as a world leader in biomedical research and medical education, and as a thought leader that informs health care and global health policy with a focus on enhancing public confidence in the scientific enterprise.

She is responsible for the overall communications strategy that ensures the School proactively contributes to national and international discussions about biomedicine and medical education. She also manages internal communications initiatives for HMS’s nearly 12,000 faculty, as well as for students and staff.

Ms. has more than 25 years experience in communications, strategic planning, government relations and marketing. Before joining HMS, she served as director of marketing and communications for cancer and women’s health at Massachusetts General Hospital, and as director of communications for Dana–Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund.

She has also worked for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and in state and local government, including having served as deputy communications director for Ohio Governor Richard Celeste.

In 2018 Ms. Vild co-authored with Sanjiv Chopra the book The Two Most Important Days, How to Find your Purpose and Live a Happier, Healthier Life. She blogs for the magazine Pscyhology Today.

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