Here’s a transcript of this episode.

Where do feelings come from? And why do we have them? In this four-part series, we're digging deep into our emotions.

In this first episode, we're getting happy! We'll get a play-by-play of the chemicals in our brain that trigger joyful feelings, and use the zoom ray to see what good vibes do for our bodies. We'll also hear about how each of us have different emotional thermostats and why thinking about our feelings can help us figure out what to do with them.

At the end of this episode -- and every episode in this series -- Mallika Chopra shares a meditation that can help us manage our feelings. For more on meditation and mindfulness, you can check out Mallika Chopra’s book for kids, Just Breathe.

And click here to find out more about the work of the Holistic Life Foundation.

This series is a collaboration with Call to Mind, American Public Media’s mental health initiative.

Listen to the rest of the series:

Sad: All about feelings, pt. 2
Angry: All about feelings, pt. 3
Nervous: All about feelings, pt. 4