Happiness Abound

Happiness Abound

By Happiness Abound | Tay Proctor
A podcast designed to help those seeking happiness in their lives. We chat about happiness as gained through habit formation, being inspired by the stories of others, and looking for opportunities of growth and learning. Tune in and subscribe today.
WHY IT'S IMPORTANT TO RECONNECT WITH YOURSELF DURING HABIT FORMATION
In this episode, I kick off a theme week all about reconnection with self. Tune in to learn why this is important, particularly when trying to create new habits or routines for yourself. 
10:38
May 22, 2019
MANAGING YOUR THOUGHTS WITH DECLARATIONS
Today, I chat about managing your thoughts to manage your energy. Tune in to find out how. 
11:04
May 21, 2019
TAKING A HARD LOOK AT WHAT YOU INPUT AND HOW IT DRAINS, SUSTAINS, OR BUILDS YOUR ENERGY
Tune in as I take a hard look at our inputs and how they can detract or add to our energy. 
11:01
May 20, 2019
BOOST YOUR ENERGY BY TAKING A LOOK AT THE 5 SELF-CARE ARENAS
Today, I share how self-care and energy management are closely intertwined and how, when we review the 5 areas of self-care to see where we’re lacking, we can get an energy boost — leading to a more productive and happier life. Tune in to learn more. 
10:22
May 15, 2019
BLENDING TIME AND ENERGY MANAGEMENT TO ELEVATE YOUR LIFE
Today I highlight how I blend the Pomodoro time management method with scheduled energy recalibration breaks to elevate my life and the amount I can achieve.  Tune in to learn more. 
10:32
May 14, 2019
THREE KEYS TO MANAGING YOUR ENERGY FOR INCREASED HAPPINESS
Today, we kick off a new theme week, all about managing your energy.  I share the 3 foundational keys to managing your energy over time and how I do this in my own life at work and on weekends. Tune in to learn more. 
11:03
May 13, 2019
WEEKEND CHALLENGE: IMPLEMENTING GRATITUDE AS SPIRITUAL SELF-CARE
As we wrap up our week on spiritual self-care, I discuss how gratitude is a fundamental piece of being able to change your mindset and take care of yourself. Tune in to learn how I implement gratitude in my life and to accept the gratitude challenge. 
08:18
May 10, 2019
FOR YOUR OWN JOY AND HAPPINESS, REEVALUATE WHAT YOU WATCH AND LISTEN TO
In this episode, I break down why we need to reevaluate what we watch and listen to as a form of spiritual self-care.  The things we input in our lives can greatly impact our ability to trust others, achieve our goals, and ultimately, our ability to be happy. Tune in to learn more.
10:49
May 9, 2019
3 STEPS TO FOLLOW WHAT SPEAKS TO YOUR SOUL
Today, I dive into the 3 steps to discover what speaks to your soul vs what is on the societal checklist for your life. Tune in to discover how to decide who you want to be and how you can double check if you are in alignment.  Sign up for the Declarations for Happiness class here: https://www.happinessabound.com/courses-products/declaration-training-class
09:59
May 8, 2019
REDISCOVERING YOUR PASSIONS FOR SPIRITUAL SELF-CARE
In this episode, I share some of my own passions and highlight how when we discover and set aside time for the things that ignite us, it can be a form of spiritual self-care. Tune in to learn more.
11:01
May 7, 2019
RECONNECTING TO YOUR VALUES FOR SPIRITUAL SELF-CARE
Today, I kick off the final week of self-care by discussing how we can reconnect to our values as a non-religious form of spiritual self-care.  Tune in to learn more.
09:33
May 6, 2019
Q&A #1: MAKING HARD DECISIONS AND OVERCOMING IMPOSTOR SYNDROME
In this bonus episode, I answer two listener questions with tips on how to make hard decisions and listen to your gut as well as the steps to overcoming impostor syndrome. Tune in to learn more. Sign up for the Declarations for Happiness Class here: https://www.happinessabound.com/courses-products/declaration-training-class
17:18
May 5, 2019
WEEKEND CHALLENGE: TRY SOMETHING NEW AS A FORM INTELLECTUAL OF SELF-CARE
In this episode, I wrap up our theme week on intellectual self-care by discussing trying something new to add novelty and challenge. Tune in to learn more. 
09:33
May 3, 2019
TWO STEPS TO CRAFTING A POSITIVE MINDSET IN A NEGATIVE SITUATION
Today I share a personal story about being angry over a situation and how, at the moment, I needed to make a choice to have a positive mindset. Then I discuss the two quick things I did to turn my thoughts around and have a good time. Tune in to learn more.
11:05
May 2, 2019
MEDITATING TO FOCUS THE MIND
Today, I share my struggles with traditional meditation and encourage you to find the form of meditation that works for you. Set aside time for meditation as intellectual self-care and tune in to learn more. 
08:15
May 1, 2019
TRACKING YOUR LEARNINGS AND GROWTH TO STAY ON TRACK
In this episode, I discuss the importance of tracking what you are learning and how you are growing to ensure your brain has evidence of improvement. Tune in to learn more. 
09:10
April 30, 2019
INTELLECTUAL SELF-CARE BY BEING COMFORTABLE WITH BEING A BEGINNER
In today’s episode, I kick off the idea of intellectual self-care by being comfortable with the thought of starting something new and being seen as a beginner. Tune in to learn more. 
08:33
April 29, 2019
MANAGING AND RESPECTING YOUR RELATIONSHIPS
Join me for episode #365 as I share how important it is to manage and respect your relationships as a form of social self-care.  Tune in to learn more. 
10:44
April 26, 2019
DEEP CONNECTIONS FOR SOCIAL SELF-CARE
Tune in as I do a deep dive into the importance of true connection with others for self-care vs connecting online and not truly reaping the benefits. 
08:20
April 25, 2019
ORGANIZING YOUR CALENDAR FOR SOCIAL SELF-CARE
Organization and expectations are crucial for social self-care. In this episode, I dive into that idea further with real-life examples of how I organize my calendar. Tune in to learn more.
09:38
April 24, 2019
TWO THINGS THAT KEEP YOU SAYING YES WHEN YOU SHOULD SAY NO
Today, I discuss that you don’t say yes because you are a people pleaser but because you lack organization and clear expectations. Tune in to learn more.
11:00
April 23, 2019
WHAT IS SOCIAL SELF-CARE AND WHERE DO YOU FIT?
In this episode, we kick off our theme week on social-self care by briefly diving into whether you are an extrovert, introvert, or ambivert and how you set up for social self-care based on how you reenergize. Tune in to learn more. 
10:16
April 22, 2019
WEEKEND CHALLENGE: PLANNING TIME FOR EMOTIONAL SELF-CARE
Today I discuss how emotional self-care needs to be scheduled to circumvent the desperation of “need to” moments.  Tune in to learn more and accept the weekend challenge of scheduling emotional self-care time.
09:15
April 19, 2019
SIX EMOTIONAL BUFFERING TECHNIQUES THAT KEEP US FROM SELF-CARE
Today, I discuss and share the top 6 emotional buffering techniques that keep us from self-care. Tune in to learn which buffering technique you use. 
11:00
April 18, 2019
EXPRESSION OVER SUPPRESSION FOR EMOTIONAL SELF-CARE
In this episode, I highlight the need for healthy and positive emotional expression vs suppression. Tune in to learn three tips for emotional expression today. 
10:58
April 17, 2019
SITTING IN EMOTIONAL DISCOMFORT FOR SELF-CARE
In this episode, I highlight how for our whole lives, we are told not to feel “negative emotions” but how actually allowing yourself to feel them is a form of self-care. Tune in to learn more. 
09:57
April 16, 2019
THE FIRST STEPS TO EMOTIONAL SELF-CARE
In this episode, we kick off a new self-care theme week and chat about emotional self-care. As one of the most underrated but most important forms of self-care, managing our emotions can allow us to achieve new successes and peace in our life. Tune in to learn the first steps to emotional self-care and subscribe to hear the upcoming episodes in this theme week. 
08:16
April 15, 2019
USING BODY LANGUAGE AS PHYSICAL SELF-CARE
In this episode, I share the power of body language for self-care. As a little-known act of physical self-care, rearranging your body for better language can help shift your mood and mindset. Tune in to learn how.
11:00
April 12, 2019
THE THREE B'S FOR STRESS MANAGEMENT
Today I review the three B’s for stress management and how when used in stressful situations, they can act as a form of relief and physical self-care. Tune in to learn more. 
10:57
April 11, 2019
CHANGING OUR MINDSET ABOUT PHYSICAL FITNESS AS SELF-CARE
In this episode, I highlight how physical fitness as a form of self-care does not mean lifting weights or being so fit you could join a bikini competition. Instead, it’s about asking what’s right for your body today. Tune in to learn more.
09:27
April 10, 2019
DO YOU USE FOOD FOR EMOTIONAL MANIPULATION OR SELF-CARE?
In this episode, I share a few personal stories of how I used food as a form of emotional manipulation to hide from how I felt and how I now use it as a form of self-care and a way to listen to and provide my body with what it needs to succeed. Tune in to learn more. 
10:49
April 9, 2019
SLEEP AS THE NUMBER ONE FORM OF PHYSICAL SELF-CARE
In this episode, I kick off our physical self-care week by talking all about the importance of sleep. Sleep is our number one and foundational form of self-care yet none of us tend to see it as such. Tune in to learn more about sleep and physical self-care.
10:26
April 8, 2019
USING SELF-CARE TO PREPARE
Today I share how we need to understand that self-care is a form of preparation and that we should use it when we receive indicators, not when we come from a mindset of lack. Tune in to learn more. 
11:03
April 5, 2019
PLANNING AND ORGANIZING SELF-CARE TIME
In this episode, I highlight the need to prepare for and organize your self-care time. If it’s not on the calendar, it doesn’t happen! Tune in to learn more. 
10:00
April 4, 2019
HOW DO YOU RANK IN THE FIVE CATEGORIES OF SELF-CARE
In today’s episode, we explore the five categories of self-care: physical, emotional, social, intellectual, and spiritual. Tune in to learn more about each area and to discover how you rank in each area. 
11:00
April 3, 2019
WHAT EMOTIONS AND ACTION THOUGHTS COME TO MIND WITH SELF-CARE?
Today I challenge you to think about the actionable thoughts and the emotions you have when you think of self-care. Do you feel shame or guilt and think of all the other things on your to-do list? Or do you get excited to learn more and dive into what self-care means to you? While neither of these thoughts is wrong, they do highlight whether or not you feel worthy of self-care or not. Tune in to learn more.
09:48
April 2, 2019
WHAT IS SELF-CARE AND WHEN DO YOU DO IT?
In this episode, I dive into the questions of what is self-care and when do you do it? Is self-care a luxurious thing or a daily task? Do you wait until you need it or do it daily? Tune in to learn more. 
10:03
April 1, 2019
YOU ARE WORTHY — DON'T BREAK THE CHAIN
In this episode, we wrap our theme week on not breaking the chain by discussing how our mindset is the final piece of the puzzle when it comes to achieving our goals and keeping the chain intact.  Tune in to learn more. 
10:03
March 29, 2019
DO YOU DESERVE TO BREAK YOUR CHAIN?
Today I share how we all think at some point that we deserve a reward or treat for our hard work. When in reality, that mindset is setting you up to break your chain and forget that the real reward for your hard work is to get your goal. Tune in to learn more. 
10:13
March 28, 2019
HOW GETTING A LEVEL OF ACCOUNTABILITY CAN HELP BUILD MOMENTUM
In this episode, I share how we all need, at some level, a little accountability to help us get our goals. I chat about how accountability can come in many forms but most of us need it to help us not break the chain. Tune in to learn more. 
10:22
March 27, 2019
TRACKING TO MAINTAIN MOMENTUM AND KEEP THE CHAIN
In today’s episode, I highlight the importance of tracking and reporting to maintain momentum and to keep the chain intact. I also discuss why using our phones or our brains to track and report without external resources can hinder our ability to keep daily habits alive. Tune in to learn more. 
09:15
March 26, 2019
DON'T BREAK THE CHAIN
In today’s show, we kick off a new theme week dedicated to not breaking the chain of our life. I share a few concepts to help us understand this idea to set us up for the rest of the week’s episodes. Tune in to learn more.
08:38
March 25, 2019
ESTABLISHING STEP GOALS TO MAINTAIN MOMENTUM AND CHANGE YOUR LIFE
In this episode, I share the power of step goals and how they can help you achieve your big goals if they are integrated into your habits/routines. Tune in to learn more. 
10:34
March 22, 2019
EVERY HABIT AND ROUTINE IS BACKED BY A GOAL
In this episode, I highlight my mind-blowing idea that every habit or routine in our lives is backed by a goal. After sharing a few examples, I then challenge you to look at your habits and see what goals you’ve been chasing. Tune in to learn more.
10:20
March 21, 2019
HOW AND WHERE TO INTEGRATE CHAIN HABITS IN YOUR LIFE
In today’s episode, I share two types of chain habits and how you can integrate new routines into your life to help you achieve your goals. Tune in to learn more. 
10:48
March 20, 2019
FIGURING OUT YOUR IF/THEN ROUTINES TO CREATE NEW HABITS
In today’s episode, I share how, when we discover our existing if/then routines, we can alter them to create new habits in our lives. I highlight this with a few stories from my own life and share the three things you should do to figure out your routines and adjust them.  Tune in today.
10:48
March 19, 2019
DON'T WAIT UNTIL MONDAY!
In this episode, I kick off our theme week on creating habits and routines by sharing two key things to take away when you want to start a new habit in your life. Tune in to learn more. 
09:19
March 18, 2019
THREE TIPS TO KEEP YOUR PHONE FROM DISTRACTING YOU DURING YOUR MORNING ROUTINE
In this episode, I wrap up our theme week on creating a morning routine by sharing three tips to keep your phone from being a hindrance or distraction in your morning. Tune in to learn more.
11:03
March 15, 2019
THREE KEY TRAITS OF A MORNING SPACE TO ENHANCE YOUR ROUTINE
In this episode, I quickly share the two spaces where I do my morning routine and the difference it can make in using the same spot(s) consistently. I then highlight the three traits a morning space should have to enhance your morning. Tune in to learn more. 
09:06
March 14, 2019
CREATING A GRAB BASKET TO ENHANCE YOUR MORNING ROUTINE
In today’s episode, I share one of my biggest secrets for morning routine success– my grab basket! Tune in to learn more about my grab basket, how it helps me improve my morning, and to take up the challenge of getting your own.
11:09
March 13, 2019
AN EARLY SOFT START AND OTHER TIPS FOR WAKING UP WITH A MORNING ROUTINE
In this episode, I share my tips for starting early and my recommendations for how to set your alarms so you can start your routine and day off right. Tune in to learn more.
08:45
March 12, 2019
STARTING YOUR MORNING ROUTINE THE NIGHT BEFORE
In today’s episode, to kick off a theme week on creating a morning routine, I share how it was a game-changer for me to start my morning routine the night before instead of hoping I could get it to all come together after waking up. If you’ve ever struggled with a morning routine, tune in to learn more. 
10:16
March 11, 2019
ORGANIZING AND RECORDING YOUR SUCCESS TO BUILD YOUR CONFIDENCE
In this episode, I share my greatest confidence booster technique, having a success book! Tune in to learn more. 
10:01
March 8, 2019
HOW TRACKING AND REPORTING GIVES ME CONFIDENCE ON HARD DAYS
In this episode, I share how, with tracking and reporting, I can have the confidence to move forward on days when I don’t want to. I share a real-time example of this and discuss how tracking provides evidence that I can overcome difficult times. Tune in to learn more.
09:57
March 7, 2019
USE THE TOOLS AND INFO YOU HAVE NOW TO BUILD YOUR CONFIDENCE
In this episode, I discuss how you can use the tools and information you have now to help build your confidence and get your goals. Tune in to learn more. 
09:29
March 6, 2019
ORGANIZATION AS THE OPPORTUNITY TO MONITOR AND IMPROVE YOUR SELF TALK
All too often, we’re told we should speak positively to ourselves but no one tells us how. In this episode, I share the foundations for how you can monitor and change your self-talk through the organization of your goals.  Tune in to learn more.
11:09
March 6, 2019
ORGANIZATION TO BUILD CONFIDENCE AND GET GOALS
In today’s episode, we kick off another theme week, this time talking about confidence! In this episode, I share how, by getting organized, you can automatically build your confidence and work towards achieving your goals. Tune in to learn more. 
11:03
March 4, 2019
GETTING VISUAL TO GET YOUR GOALS
In this episode, we’re talking vision boards and how, to achieve your goals, you must see them to believe them. Tune in to learn how vision boards can accelerate your goal getting and get a few tips to ensure vision board success. Also, for a comprehensive vision board class, check out the Happiness Abound Vision Board Training Class which comes with a recorded 1-hour video of me teaching all about vision boards and an 18-page resource guide with everything you need to know.  https://www.happinessabound.com/courses-products/visonboardtrainingclass 
10:15
March 1, 2019
#324: TRACKING AND REPORTING: NOT EXCITING BUT PIVOTAL TO GOAL-GETTING SUCCESS
In today’s episode, I highlight the importance of reporting and tracking and how even with ambiguous goals, it’s important to maintain momentum and recognize progress. While not the sexiest of goal getting techniques, tracking and reporting is one of the most important. Tune in the learn more. 
10:28
February 28, 2019
#323: USING BODY LANGUAGE TO CONVINCE YOUR BRAIN YOU'LL GET YOUR GOALS
In this episode, I highlight three tips to engage your body and convince your brain that you’ll get your goals. Tune in to get the three tips and learn more. 
09:45
February 27, 2019
#322: WHAT'S THE MINIMUM VIABLE PRODUCT (MVP) FOR YOUR GOALS?
In this episode, I talk about one of my favorite goal getting techniques; working towards MVP (otherwise known as the minimal viable product). I share a personal story about MVP in my own life and how it’s helped me negate overwhelm, pivot when I need to, and achieve my goals by slowly increasing the MVP tasks. Tune in to learn more.
10:59
February 26, 2019
#321: INCLUDING OTHERS IN YOUR GOALS... BUT NOT HOW YOU THINK
In today’s podcast episode, I continue into week-two of our theme on goal-setting and getting by discussing how we should include others in our goals. But not only in ways for accountability but ways for goal achievement. Tune in to learn more and see what I mean. 
10:13
February 25, 2019
#320: A FEW STORIES TO SET UP A GOAL-GETTING SUCCESS SYSTEM
In today’s episode, I share two personal stories of how I set up systems in my life to help me achieve my goals. Tune in to learn more. 
14:50
February 22, 2019
#319: THINKING BACKWARD FROM WHERE YOU ARE TO ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
In today’s episode, I continue our theme week on goal setting and getting by sharing a story about the power of thinking backward. Not necessarily thinking backward from your goal to set step goals but thinking backward from where you are and how you got there so you can understand what may need to change.  Tune in to learn more. 
10:55
February 21, 2019
#318: WHAT IS YOUR TENDENCY FOR GOAL-GETTING?
In this episode, I highlight the amazing framework of the four tendencies by Gretchen Rubin and how when we know our tendency, we can set ourselves up for goal-getting success. Tune in to learn more.
10:43
February 20, 2019
#317: ASKING WHY VS HOW TO ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
In today’s episode, I dive into the power of asking why you want a goal instead of jumping straight to the how. I share that by asking why we can power up our goals and be motivated even when things are tough. And when we ask how first (instead of last), it can stall us out and feel overwhelming. Tune in to learn more. 
10:54
February 19, 2019
#316: WRITING DOWN YOUR GOALS IS MORE IMPACTFUL THAN YOU THINK
In today’s episode, to kick off our theme week on goal setting, we’re talking all about the power of writing down your goals. Tune in to hear how I’ve achieved goals simply by writing them down and how you can too. 
10:12
February 18, 2019
#315: WHICH VOICE DO YOU LISTEN TO, TO OVERCOME FEAR?
As we wrap up our theme week on overcoming fear, I discuss how we have internal voices in our minds that can empower us or hold us back. I share some tips on how to separate the positive and negative voices from one another and which one to listen to if you want to overcome fear. Tune in to learn more. 
10:55
February 13, 2019
#314: OVERWRITING YOUR FEAR STORIES
In today’s episode, we continue theme week by discussing how fear is fed by not knowing the ending of something and the stories we tell to fill in the gaps. I share how by rewriting or overwriting your fear stories you can work through fear and achieve your goals. Tune in to learn how.
14:31
February 12, 2019
#313: 3 QUESTIONS TO UNCOVER AND OVERCOME FEAR
In today’s episode, we chat about 3 questions to help you uncover and overcome fear. Without these questions, we blindly accept our fears and make them stronger but with them, we can uncover our fears, determine if they are real, and move forward in a positive direction. Tune in to learn more. 
09:42
February 11, 2019
#312: BUILDING A POSITIVE PLAYLIST TO OVERCOME FEAR
In today’s episode, I chat about how our audio and visual inputs can foster or prevent fear. I then share one trick I use to overcome fear with audio and that is to build a positive playlist. Tune in to learn more and check out my own playlist of positive songs on Spotify by searching “Happiness Abound Songs.”
14:56
February 5, 2019
#311: OVERCOMING FEAR USING THE FOUNDATIONS OF WHO YOU WANT TO BE
In today’s episode, I kick off a theme week about overcoming fear. I chat about using the foundations of who you want to be with a past, present, and future mindset to help you work through fear and live your best life. Tune in to learn more.
11:04
February 4, 2019
#310: LETTING GO TECHNIQUES TO CLEAR SPACE FOR WHO YOU WANT TO BE
In this episode, I share four techniques and exercises to help you let go of negative emotions and clear out space for you who want to be. Tune in to learn more. 
11:09
February 1, 2019
#309: WHY COMPARISON ROBS YOU OF WHO YOU WANT TO BE
In this episode, I highlight how comparison can rob you of your joy and who you want to be. I share how it can take you off track of your own journey and cause misalignment with your values. Tune in to learn more. 
11:03
January 31, 2019
#308: DECLARING WHO YOU WANT TO BE WITH DECLARATION STATEMENTS
In this episode, I breakdown the differences between declarations and affirmations and teach you how to craft a custom declaration statement to help you declare and remind yourself who you want to be. Tune in to learn more.
11:03
January 30, 2019
#307: 4 QUESTIONS TO HELP YOU DEFINE YOUR VALUES
In today’s episode, I share the importance of living by your values instead of your insecurities and highlight 4 simple questions you can ask to help identify your values and who you want to be. Tune in to learn more. 
21:46
January 29, 2019
#306: WHO ARE YOU WHEN YOU'RE STRESSED?
In this episode, to kick off our “Who do you want to be?” theme week, I review who we are when we are stressed and how we should plan to set ourselves up for success by asking who we want to be before those stressful times come. Tune in to learn more. 
10:23
January 28, 2019
#305: THE STEPS TO CREATING NEW TEMPLATES IN YOUR LIFE
In today’s episode, wrapping up our “understanding your templates” theme week, I share a personal story about the steps I take to create new templates and how it won’t be an overnight change. Tune in to learn about my road rage anger template, how I create new templates, and more.
19:36
January 25, 2019
#304: SETTING YOURSELF UP FOR SUCCESS WITH YOUR TEMPLATES
In this episode, I highlight the three steps to setting yourself up for success and working within your templates in the world. Tune in to learn more. 
18:07
January 24, 2019
#303: YOUR STRENGTHS FINDER TEMPLATE
As we continue our theme week on understanding and exploring our templates, I share my recommendation of the book, Strengths Finder 2.0. This book helped me understand my strength templates and helped me change my perspective on myself, helped me learn to trust my instincts, and helped me define my life’s purpose. I encourage you to tune in and learn more as well as check out the Strength’s Finder 2.0 book and quiz. 
10:05
January 23, 2019
#302: EXAMINING YOUR EXPECTATION TENDENCIES
In this episode, I share one of my favorite books and personality quizzes, The Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin. If you’ve ever wanted to achieve your goals, overcome criticism, and have better relationships (who doesn’t) then this episode and book are for you. Tune in to learn more. 
20:57
January 22, 2019
#301: WATCHING FOR YOUR REACTION TEMPLATES
In this episode, I share a personal story about identifying my emotional reaction templates and explore the benefits of knowing your templates so you can change them. Tune in to learn more. 
18:45
January 21, 2019
#300: REWRITING OUR EMOTIONAL STORIES THROUGH MINDFULNESS
In this episode of the show, I share a few ideas on how we can rewrite our emotional stories and change our lives. Tune in to learn more. 
14:55
January 18, 2019
#299: RELEASING THE STORIES OF OTHERS
In today’s episode, I discuss how other people will always have stories of who they think you are (positive and/or negative), and how if we accept those stories, it can change the trajectory of our lives. I share my 3 tips for not accepting those stories and for creating my own. Tune in to learn more. 
16:54
January 17, 2019
#298: WHAT OUR STRESS STORIES REALLY MEAN
In this episode, I share how when we feel stress, it’s often because of the “not enough” stories we tell ourselves and the lack of balance in our lives. Tune in to learn how to manage your stress, become more balanced, and to change your stress stories. 
16:25
January 16, 2019
#297: THE STORY OF WORRY
In this episode, I share how the stories we tell ourselves of worry can cause a lot of turmoil in our lives. I then discuss how to solve for worry and change our worry stories for the better. Tune in to learn more. 
15:52
January 15, 2019
#296: HIDDEN COMPLAINING AND THE CYCLE STORY IT TELLS
In today’s episode, I kick off the theme week of our emotional stories and discuss the story that complaining tells us. I walk through the complaining cycle and several key questions to ask if you complain without a solution or about things outside of your control. Tune in to learn more. 
18:01
January 14, 2019
#295: 5 TECHNIQUES I USE TO BE FREE OF FEAR
In this episode, to wrap up our theme week on the most damaging emotions and what to do about them, we are discussing the biggie: FEAR. I share how we are hardwired for fear, a few of the things I’m afraid of, and five techniques I use to be free of fear and to step into my better life. If you’ve ever been afraid to achieve your dreams, tune in to learn more.
20:23
January 11, 2019
#294: OVERCOMING FEELINGS OF GUILT TO BE FREE
In today’s episode, I share my own struggles with guilt and it’s damaging effects on our lives. Tune in as I share a few ways I work to overcome guilt and be happier. 
18:14
January 10, 2019
#293: EXPLORING AND WORKING THROUGH SHAME
In this episode, I explore shame and my tips for working through it to be happier in our lives. Tune in to learn more. 
17:57
January 9, 2019
#292: RELEASING EMBARRASSMENT TO FEEL FREE
In this episode, I share why we hold onto embarrassment and how I release it through forgiveness letters. Tune in to learn if you’ve been holding onto the damaging emotion of embarrassment and would like to be your most authentic and free self. 
18:39
January 8, 2019
#291: HOW TO LET GO OF ANGER
Today is the first episode in our theme week series on the most damaging emotions and how to let them go to be happier.  In this episode, I share three tips I use to let go of anger. I share how retelling anger stories or blowing up on someone isn’t letting go but actually continuing to feed the angry feelings. Tune in to learn more. 
18:53
January 7, 2019
#290: 5 DETRIMENTAL EMOTIONS WE HOLD ONTO AND WHY
In this episode, to wrap up our emotional awareness week, I discuss the 5 most detrimental emotions that we hold onto, why we cling to them, and how we can let them go. Tune in to learn more. 
23:10
January 4, 2019
#289: ALLOWING EMOTION WITHOUT JUDGEMENT
In this episode, I reiterate how our labels of emotions being good or bad can hold us back from happiness. Tune in to learn more about emotional judgement as well as how we can move forward without emotional labeling.
11:01
January 3, 2019
#288: ASKING THE RIGHT EMOTIONAL QUESTIONS
In today’s episode, we continue emotional awareness theme week by diving into our emotions by asking the right questions to understand our underlying feelings. Tune in to learn more.
11:14
January 2, 2019
#287: IDENTIFYING AND EXPLORING YOUR EMOTIONS
As the second episode of our emotional awareness theme week, we dive into blanket emotions (our go-to emotions) and how expanding our emotional vocabulary can open us up to more emotional awareness and happiness. Tune in to learn more. 
11:04
January 1, 2019
#286: THE FUNDAMENTAL IMPORTANCE OF EMOTIONAL AWARENESS
In this episode, I kick off the 2019 theme weeks with what I think is one of the most important skills to have, emotional awareness. We review the importance of emotional awareness as a fundamental element of happiness as well as dive into why we’ll never be happy 100% of the time and how that’s ok. Tune in to learn more. 
11:07
December 31, 2018
#285: STARTING WITH A BLANK PAGE
In today’s episode, I share a quote about starting with a blank page and my thoughts as we move into the new year. Tune in to learn more. 
07:41
December 29, 2018
#284: YOU WON'T ALWAYS WAKE UP HAPPY
In this episode, I share how some mornings I wake up angry and mad. I then discuss how I can’t expect to be happy all the time but through  hard work and dedication to my happiness, I am happier than I’ve ever been before. Tune in to learn more. 
10:53
December 29, 2018
#283: ARE YOU WILLING TO BE UNCOMFORTABLE FOR THE GREATER REWARD?
In today’s episode, I share how I hate being uncomfortable in tight, layered clothing needed to go play in the snow.  I liken that to layering on the discomfort to achieve our goals and how without our “snow clothes,” we will never get the reward of playing in the snow. Tune in to learn more. 
06:10
December 26, 2018
#282: TAKE A MOMENT TO CONNECT WITH YOURSELF TODAY
In this episode, I share how during the holiday season, we often focus on our connections with other people and forget that one of our most important connections is the one with ourselves. Tune in to learn more. 
10:21
December 25, 2018
#281: ARE YOU MANAGING YOUR EXPECTATIONS OF OTHERS AROUND THE HOLIDAYS?
In this Christmas Eve episode, I share  how I have been thinking about my expectations of others and if it’s fair for me to hold on to anger from expectations no one knew I had.  Tune in to learn more. 
18:57
December 24, 2018
#280: WEEKEND CHALLENGE: GET IT TOGETHER... OR NOT
In today’s episode, I dive into the phrase “get it together” and what it really means. I then ask us, what would it mean if we didn’t have a self-imposed pressure to “get  it together” and could focus on other things in our lives? Tune in to learn more. 
18:57
December 21, 2018
#279: THE SAVING QUESTION: WHO DO YOU WANT TO BE?
In this episode, I share how during a very rough day yesterday, I had to constantly ask myself who I wanted to be in a situation. By asking this, I was able to recenter and align with my big goals instead of getting caught up in the moment. Tune in to learn more and ask yourself, “Who do you want to be?”
11:04
December 20, 2018
#278: GETTING OUT OF THE "ME" MENTALITY AND SENDING GOOD VIBES TO OTHERS INSTEAD
In this episode, I share two instances where I’ve had to get out of the “me” mentality and send good vibes to others to ensure my own mental happiness. Tune in to learn more.
10:55
December 19, 2018
#277: FEAR AND FRIENDSHIP; AN UNEXPECTED TURN
In this episode, I share own I’ve been wracked with fear and how my own mind has become my own motivating best friend. Tune in to learn more.
17:31
December 18, 2018
#276: A REMINDER TO MONITOR YOUR INPUTS
In this episode, I share how after a long amount of time abstaining from TV, I found myself replaying a scene from a movie that isn’t the kind of thing I’d like re-played. I then share a reminder that it’s important to watch our inputs and see how they are impacting our lives. Tune in to learn more.
10:57
December 18, 2018
#275: MY CONFESSION AND THE POWER OF SELF-WORK AND TALK
In this episode, I share a personal story about some poor behavior of mine last night. I talk about how I was able to identify my triggers, work through my emotions, and use positive self-talk to help me let go of, and learn from, the situation. Tune in to hear my confession and learn more.
24:14
December 14, 2018
#274: LETTING GO TO FREE UP YOUR TIME, EFFORT, ENERGY, AND EMOTION
In this episode, I share how I have battled with feelings of anger, obsession, competitiveness, and fear surrounding an individual who I didn’t get along with. I share how in looking back, my time, effort, energy, and emotions during that time weren’t helping me get to where I wanted to be. Tune in to learn more.
15:39
December 13, 2018
#273: THREE STEPS TO WORK THROUGH YOUR GUILT
In today’s episode, I elaborate further on episode #272 and chat about three steps to work through your guilt and to stop the addiction. Tune in to learn more.
10:55
December 12, 2018
#272: DO YOU HAVE AN ADDICTION TO GUILT?
In this episode, I dive deep into feelings of guilt and whether or not they serve a purpose in our lives. I then discuss how many of us can have an addiction to guilt and how, through that addiction, we can eventually find ourselves feeling hopeless and worthless. Does guilt serve you? Do you have an addiction to this emotion, all in the name of being a “good person?” Tune in to learn more.
11:07
December 11, 2018
#271: FEELING CAPABLE AS THE KEY TO HOPE AND HAPPINESS
In this episode, I share one of my key takeaways from the conference I attended last weekend. I discuss, how in one segment of the training, the presenter spoke about feeling capable as the key to happiness. Obviously, this completely resonated me and I had to share my thoughts about it on the podcast. Tune into this episode (#271) to learn more about feeling capable as the key to hope and happiness.
09:22
December 10, 2018
#270: WEEKEND CHALLENGE: DOES SARCASM IMPACT YOUR HAPPINESS AND RELATIONSHIPS?
In this episode, I share what I recently learned about sarcasm and its detrimental impact on relationships. I highlight how I’ve seen this on an acquaintance, co-worker, and now spousal level. Tune in to learn more and take up the weekend challenge of monitoring your sarcasm and its impact on your happiness and relationships.
07:20
December 7, 2018
#269: ARE YOU PROACTIVE OR RETROACTIVE IN YOUR SELF-HELP PRACTICE?
In this episode, I share the idea of looking for help in areas of your life proactively (before they are problematic) or retroactively (when things are in trouble). Which do you do? Tune in to learn more.
07:21
December 6, 2018
#268: THE ONE THING AT THE ROOT OF YOUR UNHAPPINESS
In today’s episode, I share the one thing that is the cause of your unhappiness. I share how adjusting this one thing can change your life and your emotions. Tune in to find out what it is and learn more.
12:35
December 5, 2018
#267: WORKING THROUGH SHAME AND GUILT TO GO FOR YOUR GOALS
In this episode, I discuss how I had a range of emotions when I experienced a bit of a setback in achieving a goal. I then speak about how there are other options beside shame and guilt and how when we work through those, we can pivot and still go for our goals. Tune in to learn more.
10:56
December 4, 2018
#266: SPEAKING OUT AGAINST THE NEGATIVE VOICES
In this new episode, I share how, after taking a break from the podcast, I was swarmed by negative thoughts of why I shouldn’t start back up. I then discuss how it was only when I spoke out against the negative voices and actually told someone else about them, suddenly they weren’t as powerful. Tune in to learn more about speaking out against the negative voices today.
11:03
December 3, 2018
#265: GOOD HABITS WHEN YOU NEED THEM MOST
In this, my last episode until December, I share how we need to remember to lean on our good habits during difficult times; the times when we need them the most. Tune in to learn more and don’t forget to come back on December 1 for fresh new episodes.
10:46
October 29, 2018
#264: 3 WAYS TO PRACTICE GRATITUDE
In this episode, I share 3 ways I practice gratitude. 1) Journaling 2) Daily Routine Cards 3) Daily Expression Tune in to learn more.
08:18
October 26, 2018
#263: RECONNECTING THROUGH JOURNALING
Today, I talk about my belief that journaling is one of the three pillar habits to be happier and I share how it can be used to help you reconnect and realign with yourself and others. Tune in to learn more and sign up for the Journaling for Happiness Training Class here: https://www.happinessabound.com/courses-products/journal-for-happiness.
11:11
October 25, 2018
#262: HOW TO KEEP GOING ON MORNINGS LIKE TODAY
Today, I share my struggle with recording an episode and all the excuses I thought up to not record. I then share how I am able to keep going on mornings like today, when I’m tired, worn-out, and want to do nothing. If you have mornings like today, tune in to learn more.
10:47
October 24, 2018
#261: EXPECTATIONS AND THE DOWNFALL TO CONTENTMENT
In today’s episode, I discuss how we often have expectations that lead us to feeling angry or sad and how those expectations are the downfall to living in the present and having a life of contentment. Tune in to learn more.
10:42
October 23, 2018
#260: S.W.O.T. FOR HAPPINESS
Today I share a concept from my day job called SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) and how we can use SWOT as a tool to track and monitor our happiness. Tune in to learn more.
10:25
October 22, 2018
#259: WEEKEND CHALLENGE: HOW DO YOU FEEL AFTER SCARY MOVIES OR HAUNTED HOUSES?
In this episode, I share how that in my life, I’ve found that scary movies and haunted houses do not serve me. I discuss how I ask myself how they make me feel and if they add value to my life. I then challenge you to do the same. Tune in to learn more.
08:58
October 19, 2018
#258: JUDGEMENT, EMPATHY, AND HOPE
In this episode, I discuss how judgement, empathy, and hope are intertwined and how they each impact our happiness. I also share the steps to work through judgement, gain empathy, and seek out hope. Tune in to learn more.
11:06
October 18, 2018
#257: JOURNALING DURING DIFFICULT TIMES
In this episode, I discuss how journaling has helped me during difficult times and how it can be an incredible tool for overcoming feelings of overwhelm, negativity, and anger. Tune in to learn more.
11:38
October 17, 2018
#256: ARE YOU SEEING THE BIGGER PICTURE?
In today’s episode, I discuss our ability to see the bigger picture when it comes to our happiness. We often believe something is wrong with us when we’re unable to get our goals but the hindrance may be in several factors instead of just one. Tune in to learn more.
10:47
October 15, 2018
#255: THE IMPORTANCE OF SPACE
In this episode, I share an idea about the importance of space in our lives. Space to breathe, space to refresh, space to realign, space to reconnect. Space can be time, physical, emotional and more but it is important in all its mediums. Tune in to learn more.
11:07
October 12, 2018
#254: PEOPLE-PLEASING AS A DOWNFALL TO HAPPINESS
Today, I discuss how people-pleasing can be a downfall to happiness and how I personally work through my people-pleasing tendencies. Tune in to hear more.
11:05
October 11, 2018
#253: ROUTINES FOR HAPPINESS
In today’s episode, I discuss how we each have routines that can help or hinder our happiness. I challenge you to look at your own daily routines and explore how you can add one element that sets you up for success in your day. Tune in to learn more.
09:04
October 10, 2018
#252: TRUSTING THE TIMELINE
In this episode, I share a concept that I continue to struggle with; a lesson it seems I need to continually learn- to trust the timeline of my life. Tune in to learn more.
10:21
October 9, 2018
#251: CONTROL YOUR MINDSET AND THE REST WILL FOLLOW
Today, I share the idea that without controlling your mindset first, it will be impossible to be authentic and achieve your dreams. Tune in to learn more.
08:59
October 8, 2018
#250: ARE YOU STANDING IN YOUR OWN WAY?
In this episode of the podcast, I challenge you to ask the question, “Are you standing in your own way?” I encourage you to challenge your beliefs about yourself and your abilities as well as your thoughts about others. If you have difficulty attaining your goals or even taking the first step towards them, this episode and question are for you. Tune in to learn more.
08:00
October 5, 2018
#249: DO YOU FIND A WAY OR FIND AN EXCUSE?
Today, I share an idea that you either make an excuse or find a way to get your goals and to be happier. So which do you do? Do you find a way or find an excuse? Tune in to learn more.
08:28
October 4, 2018
DO YOU BELIEVE THINGS WILL WORK OUT?
In this episode, I share my personal belief that things will work out during hard times and I ask you what you believe when things feel like a struggle. Tune in to learn more.
06:04
October 3, 2018
#247: STOP WAITING AND START DOING
In this episode, I encourage you to follow your heart and step into what you’ve been holding back on. If you have a dream, a desire, something you want to share, or something you want to do but haven’t–this episode is for you. Tune in to learn more.
10:47
October 2, 2018
#246: THANKFUL AND FIGHTING
In this episode, I share a quote that I felt directly aligned to declarations and happiness. Tune in to discovery the quote and learn more.
04:25
October 1, 2018
#245: WEEKEND CHALLENGE: ASKING YOURSELF WHAT YOU THINK
In this Weekend Challenge episode, I question the frequency of really asking ourselves what we think instead of forming opinions on the fly and sticking with them. Tune in to learn how asking yourself what you think can help you be happier.
10:53
September 28, 2018
#244: STOP BEATING YOURSELF UP AND SEE THE BIGGER PICTURE
In today’s episode, I discuss the idea that we have difficulty seeing the bigger picture of how we’ve changed and how it impacts the way we view ourselves and our goal getting. If you’ve ever beaten yourself up for not achieving a goal, tune in now.
10:57
September 27, 2018
#243: WHAT ARE YOUR MOTIVATORS?
If you’ve ever felt sluggish, bogged down, or even lacking in follow-through in your life, it might be a sign of living in someone else’s motivations instead of your own. Tune in to learn more.
10:47
September 26, 2018
#242: IS IT YOU OR THE SYSTEM?
In today’s episode, I highlight an idea I’ve shared on the podcast before (episodes #42 and #53) but think is worth revisiting. Are you struggling because something is wrong with you or because of the system you’re trying to work within? Tune in to learn more.
10:33
September 25, 2018
#241: 3 STEPS TO TURNING YOUR DAY AROUND
In today’s episode, I share 3 steps and things I do to turn grumpy days around. Say a creative declaration statement. Truly listen to something inspiring. Implement 30-minutes of no screen time. Tune in to turn your day around and to learn more.
11:11
September 24, 2018
#240: WEEKEND CHALLENGE: MONITOR YOUR SELF-TALK
In this episode, I share some reviews and recommendations from my clients about the life-changing power of declaration statements. I also challenge you to monitor your negative self-talk over the weekend and see if the upcoming Declarations Success Class is something that resonates with you. Tune in to learn more.
11:03
September 21, 2018
#239: COMBATING NEGATIVE SELF TALK- DECLARATION SUCCESS CLASS
In this special episode, I share the idea behind my upcoming Declarations Success Class. I cry and share stories of how declarations have changed my life and the lives of others and I encourage you to attend the class if you struggle with negative self-talk, perfectionism, or low self-esteem. Tune in to learn more and sign up for the class at happinessabound.com/courses-products/declaration-training-class.
11:06
September 20, 2018
#238: WHAT'S IN YOUR HAPPINESS DIET?
In this episode, I share a quote I found regarding your diet in forms beyond food. We discuss what things you watch, read, listen to, etc., and how they impact your happiness. Tune in to learn more.
07:27
September 19, 2018
#237: SETTING BOUNDARIES TO BE HAPPIER
In this episode, I share my own story and struggle with setting boundaries and how it has impacted my happiness. I also share how, when I have a strong enough reason why I set a boundary, it’s easier to maintain the boundary and be happier long-term. If you’ve ever struggled with setting boundaries, tune in to learn more.
21:05
September 19, 2018
#236: UNDERSTANDING THE TOP 5 NUMBING AGENTS IN YOUR LIFE
In this episode, I share what I view as the top 5 numbing agents in our lives. The top five things we do to not feel our emotions and to become stagnant. Tune in to learn more.
20:46
September 17, 2018
#235: LEANING INTO BRAVERY, COURAGE, AND COMMITMENT FOR YOUR HAPPINESS
In this episode, I share a quote from Dr. Steve Maraboli about bravery, courage, and commitment to be happier and have your dream life. Tune in to learn more.
11:06
September 17, 2018
#234: WHAT GETS MEASURED GETS OPTIMIZED
In this episode, I share the idea that without measurement, we cannot move forward in achieving our goals, having our dream life, and being happier. Tune in to learn more about measurement, why we dig our heels in against measurement, and how to use it as a tool to move forward. 
11:06
September 5, 2018
#233: PATTERNS FOR REFRESH AND RECOVERY
In this episode, I share the idea of looking for patterns of refresh and recovery during your day. I explore looking at times you need to refresh as well as how you refresh to be happier. Tune in to learn more. 
11:06
September 4, 2018
#232: DOING THINGS YOU DON'T WANT TO DO TO HAVE YOUR DREAM LIFE
In today's episode, I share this quote from Mel Robbins, “If you only ever did the things you don’t want to do, you’d have everything you’ve ever wanted.”  The quote really struck me and I share why in the episode. Tune in to learn more. 
05:25
August 31, 2018
#230: HOW NOT TAKING THINGS PERSONALLY HELPS YOU BE HAPPIER
In today's episode, I discuss the idea of not taking things personally and even share a story when someone was trying to offend me and it didn't work. Tune in learn more and explore how not taking things personally can help you be happier.
11:01
August 31, 2018
#229: CONSIDER TREATING YOURSELF LIKE A HOUSEPLANT
In this episode, I make the analogy of treating ourselves like houseplants to ensure we are setting ourselves up for the best chance of learning, growth, and success- regardless of changing environments or situations. Tune in to learn more.
11:24
August 28, 2018
#228: WHY MELTING DOWN IS NOT A STEP BACK BUT A STEP FORWARD
In this episode, I share my weekend experience of having a total meltdown about something that triggered my template of being angry and cocky when I'm scared. It's not pretty but it's raw and I hope you'll tune in to discover why melting down is not a step back but a step forward. 
19:44
August 27, 2018
#227: WEEKEND CHALLENGE: ARE YOU ON THE PATH OF PEACE OR TENSION
Today, I share a quote from Yung Pueblo about paths of tension and paths of peace in our lives. I then challenge you to consider what paths the areas of your life are on. Tune in to learn more. 
09:22
August 24, 2018
#225: GIVING GRACE AND TIME FOR OTHERS TO CHANGE
In this episode, I encourage each of us to give grace and time to others as we all need time and space to make big changes in our behaviors and personalities. I share my ongoing battle with anger and how with grace for myself and others, I am a happier person. Tune in to learn more.
11:04
August 23, 2018
#226: CARING WHAT OTHER PEOPLE THINK AND THE IMPACT ON YOUR HAPPINESS
In today's episode, I share how I struggle with caring what other people think and how it has an effect on my happiness and mental health. I then share the exercise/technique I use to help me align with my authentic self, care less what others think of me, and be happier.  Tune in to learn more.
18:19
August 23, 2018
#224: FALLING OFF THE HAPPINESS HABITS WAGON
In this episode, I share the details of me falling off the happiness habits wagon and really struggling with maintaining good habits like working out, meditating, journaling, and more. I then discuss the idea of having one non-negotiable habit to help you feel like you're still making progress without overwhelming you with all the to-dos. Tune in to learn more. 
10:22
August 21, 2018
Episode 113#222: EMULATING CAPTAIN AMERICA TO BE HAPPIER
In this episode, I share how an article about Captain America inspired me to have fewer expectations of others and to trust them for who they are. I then discuss how this can help me be happier in my life. Tune in to learn more. Read the Captain America article here: https://decider.com/2018/08/13/avengers-infinity-war-captain-america-groot-i-am-steve-rogers/
10:58
August 21, 2018
#223: YOU'RE ABOUT AS HAPPY AS YOU MAKE YOUR MIND UP TO BE
In this episode, I share a quote about happiness from Abraham Lincoln and encourage you to keep it in your mind as you kick off your week. Tune in to learn more. 
04:18
August 20, 2018
#221: THE PERFECTION OF IMPERFECTION
In this episode of the podcast, I do an audio reading of a new blog post on HappinessAbound.com, "The Perfection of Imperfection." I then share further details of my experiences in fighting off perfectionist thoughts and finding the true perfection in my own imperfection. Tune in to learn more. Read the original blog post on HappinessAbound.com and search for "The Perfection of Imperfection."
16:49
August 16, 2018
#220: WHY PASSING JUDGMENT IS COUNTERINTUITIVE TO YOUR HAPPINESS
In today's episode, I share my thoughts on judgment and how passing judgment, sharing judgment and ignoring judgment all have impacts on your happiness. Tune in to learn more.
17:03
August 14, 2018
#219: WINNING AND LOSING IN HAPPINESS
In this episode, I discuss the idea of winning and losing and how it impacts your happiness. I ask you if you are winning for you or winning to beat someone else and how the difference between the two can have a real impact on how you view the world and your own personal joy. Tune in to learn more.
17:35
August 13, 2018
#218: LOOPHOLES FOR HAPPINESS
Today I discuss loopholes when we set goals and how to use loopholes for happiness and success. Tune in to learn more. 
11:02
August 10, 2018
#217: YOU ARE CAPABLE OF HAPPINESS, NO MATTER HOW TRAPPED YOU FEEL NOW
Today I read a journal entry from 2017 where I talk about how trapped and scared I felt about a work-related matter. I highlight that if you've felt that way, it doesn't last forever. Tune in to learn more.
10:56
August 9, 2018
#216: HOW I ADJUST MY NEGATIVE FOCUS WHEN THINGS ARE OUTSIDE OF MY CONTROL
In this episode, I share how I adjust my negative thinking about things that are outside of what I can control. I struggle with this in building our new house so I share details about that specifically and challenge you to look at what areas you focus on that can't be changed. Tune in to learn more.
11:06
August 8, 2018
#215: BEING UNABASHEDLY PASSIONATE
In this episode, I share how being unabashedly passionate can change your life for the better and build so many different opportunities... if you are brave enough to be proud of and share what brings you joy. Tune in to learn more. 
10:59
August 7, 2018
#214: WORKING THROUGH THE NOISE WHEN YOU FEEL OVERWHELMED
In this episode, I share how I can get overwhelmed by looking through my news or Facebook feeds and the actions I take to prevent from feeling more overwhelmed or falling into numbing habits. Tune in to learn more.
07:03
August 6, 2018
#213: WORKING TOWARDS THE MVP (MINIMUM VIABLE PRODUCT)
In this episode, I share the concept of working towards the MVP (minimum viable product) of your goals to help you gain momentum and confidence. Too often we get overwhelmed by how large our goals may seem but by working towards the MVP, all goals are achievable. Tune in to learn more. 
10:59
August 3, 2018
#212: HOW TO SHOW UP AUTHENTICALLY
In this episode of the podcast, I do an audio reading of a new blog post on HappinessAbound.com, "How to Show Up Authentically." I then share further details of my experiences in finding my authentic self and 6 ways I try to be authenritc in my daily life. Tune in to learn more. Read the original blog post on HappinessAbound.com and search for "How to Show Up Authentically."
10:50
August 2, 2018
#211: USING MY 5 SENSES TO BE GRATEFUL IN A DIFFERENT WAY
Today I share my experience with a meditation that guided me to use my five senses to express and feel gratitude differently than I ever have before. Tune in to learn more.
11:01
August 1, 2018
#210: PRACTICING YOUR NON-DOMINANT HAPPINESS SNAP
In today's episode, I share a silly bit of personal history about learning how to and practicing snapping. I then highlight how, to give ourselves options in difficult situations, we should practice our non-dominant templates (left-hand snapping). Not sure where this is going? Tune in to learn more.
10:48
July 31, 2018
#206: 3 REASONS WHY YOU'RE NOT ACHIEVING YOUR GOALS
A podcast designed to help those seeking happiness in their lives. We chat about happiness as gained through habit formation, being inspired by the stories of others, and looking for opportunities of growth and learning. Tune in and subscribe today.
08:53
July 24, 2018
#205: YOU DON'T DECIDE YOUR FUTURE, YOUR HABITS DO
In today's episode, I share a quote I found online about deciding our futures and our habits. Tune in to hear the quote and to explore my take on it.
10:04
July 23, 2018
#204: WEEKEND CHALLENGE: TALK ABOUT YOUR JOYS
In today's episode, I share a quote from Rite Schiano about breaking the habit of talking about our problems and to talk about our joys instead. Tune in to learn more.
07:34
July 20, 2018
#203: THE 6 FUNDAMENTALS OF HAPPINESS
In this episode of the podcast, I do an audio reading of an infographic I created several years back. Tune in to learn more.
11:04
July 19, 2018
#202: WHY WE MUST PRACTICE BELIEVING
In today's episode, I share a quote that really resonated with me and touched on a lot of what we discuss on the show. Tune in to hear the quote and learn more.  Get information about the Happiness Abound Vision Board Training Class at www.happinessabound.com/courses-products/.
04:49
July 18, 2018
#201: THE RIGHT WAY TO SET GOALS
In this episode, I share the "right way" to start goals. Hint: it doesn't start by asking how you'll achieve the goal. Tune in to learn more.
17:50
July 17, 2018
#200: HOW TO KEEP MOVING FORWARD AND MY NEXT STEPS
Today, I share a technique to move forward, feel unstuck, and maintain momentum towards your goals. I get pretty personal on my own goals and I share what I have discovered I need to do to reach them. I also share my mission for the podcast and highlight how to take things to the next level with Happiness Abound training classes and mentoring. Tune in to learn about the technique to keep moving forward and my next steps.
22:43
July 16, 2018
#199: WEEKEND CHALLENGE: HOW DO YOU TALK TO AND ABOUT YOURSELF?
On Instagram stories, I asked what was holding you back and almost unanimously, the response was fear of failure and lack of self confidence. So in today's episode, I challenge you to monitor and track how you talk to yourself and how you talk about yourself to others. Self-talk is the first step to improving or diminishing self confidence. Tune in to learn more.
11:01
July 13, 2018
#198: 7 WAYS TO FEEL LESS STRESSED IN YOUR HOME
In this episode of the podcast, I do an audio reading of an older blog post on HappinessAbound.com, "7 Ways to Feel Less Stressed in Your Home." I then share further details of my experiences in attempting to feel less stressed and the extra things I do infrequently or daily to help. Tune in to learn more.
10:54
July 12, 2018
#197: EXAMINING YOUR TEMPLATE FOR OVERWHELM
In this episode, I share my own template for overwhelm and explore how it isn't designed to help me but to buffer how I'm feeling or to falsely allow me to feel safe. If you feel overwhelmed and worry you templates are making things worse, tune in to learn more.
16:08
July 11, 2018
#196: LOOKING FOR MOMENTS OF JOY AND OTHER DOG TALES
In this episode, I share a story about my dogs and how they brought me a little moment of joy. I then discuss how I could have let that moment go by and how I think we often let the little moments of joy pass us and when we do, we are only surviving instead of thriving. Tune in to learn more.
10:23
July 10, 2018
#195: REMEMBERING AND GETTING BACK TO THE BASICS
In this episode, I share my own struggle and resistance to getting back to the basics of self-help. I then encourage myself and you to explore where you may be feeling resistance and take the steps to get back to the basics because they are the basics and fundamentals for a reason. Tune in to learn more.
10:12
July 9, 2018
#194: YOUR NEW LIFE COSTING YOU YOUR OLD ONE
In this episode, I tie into episode #193 and ask if you are willing to let go of your old life to create a new one. I share the differences between me at 25 versus now and how I'm almost unrecognizable due to letting go of my old life to step into a happier me. Tune in to learn more.
10:48
July 6, 2018
#193: HOW SERIOUS ARE YOU ABOUT HAPPINESS?
In this episode of the podcast, I do an audio reading of an older blog post on HappinessAbound.com, "How Serious Are You About Happiness?" I then share further details of my experiences of asking myself a series of questions to decide just how serious I am about my goals. Tune in to learn more.
10:29
July 5, 2018
#192: A QUOTE FROM LES BROWN ABOUT YOU DESERVING THE BEST LIFE HAS TO OFFER
In today's episode, I share a quick quote I found from Les Brown about having the best life possible. It's a great quote packed with awesome advice, tune in to hear it!
03:47
July 4, 2018
#191: A TRICK BECOME EMOTIONALLY UNSTUCK
In today's episode, I share a trick I use when I'm done being mad but can't seem to shake the desire to stay mad. Use this trick the next time you want to feel unstuck from an emotion and shift your emotional state into a positive space. Tune in to learn the trick and find out more.
11:01
July 3, 2018
#190: DO YOU FEEL LIKE A FRAUD OR AN IMPOSTOR?
In today's episode, I get real and raw about feeling like a fraud... all the time. I share the thoughts that go through my head every time I publish a podcast or announce that I'm teaching a class. I then share 4 steps to work through the impostor syndrome and step into the best, next version of your self. Tune in to learn more.
19:35
July 2, 2018
#189: DON'T BE AFRAID OF THE FALL
In this episode, I share a quote from Oprah Winfrey about raising the bar in your life and the inevitable fall that will come. I encourage you to reexamine how you interpret the fall and take the weekend to acknowledge how you are raising the bar. Tune in to learn more.
10:04
June 29, 2018
#188: HOW TO BREAK THROUGH THE HAPPINESS FORMULA
In this episode of the podcast, I do an audio reading of an older blog post on HappinessAbound.com, "How to Break Through the Happiness Formula." I then share further details of my experiences of finding my own happiness rituals and playing with the "formula" over time. Tune in to learn more.
10:29
June 28, 2018
#187: COMMITTING TO THE RESULT, NOT A SINGLE PLAN
In today's episode, I share the concept that too often we commit to a single plan and when that plan no longer suits us or works, we then lose sight of the goal. Instead, I encourage you to commit to the goal and not a single plan. Not sure what I mean? Tune in to learn more.
14:59
June 27, 2018
#186: DON'T BE DISCOURAGED, REMEMBER YOUR LIFE MILES
In this episode, I share a quote from Dodinsky that I found incredibly encouraging as we all have our own journeys to walk and new distances to travel. Tune in to learn more.
05:58
June 26, 2018
#185: WHAT QUESTIONS ARE YOU ASKING YOURSELF?
In this episode, I ask you what questions you are asking yourself. Do you ask, "why me?" or "what's wrong with me?" If so I share the idea that our brain will find answers to the questions we ask. So if we want to be more positive and build our confidence, we need to ask different questions to get different answers. Tune in to learn more.
15:40
June 25, 2018
#184: ARE YOU USING SELF-CARE AS A FORM OF SELF-SABOTAGE?
In today's episode, I discuss the idea of self-care for recovery versus self-sabotage under the guise of self-care.  I go pretty deep and ask you to observe how you feel after self-care and whether or not you feel rejuvenated or if you are using self-care as a form of distraction in your life. Tune in to learn about the distinction between the two.
21:33
June 22, 2018
#183: PRODUCTIVITY, HAPPINESS, AND THE TWO P'S
In this episode of the podcast, I do an audio reading of an older blog post on HappinessAbound.com, "Productivity, Happiness, and the Two P's." I then share further details of my experiences in understanding how to be more productive and happy by working with the two P's (personality and perspective). Tune in to learn more.
10:05
June 21, 2018
#182: FEELING UNQUALIFIED TO CHASE YOUR DREAMS?
In this episode, I highlight the fear that so many of us have- that we are unqualified. Whether it's in starting a business, helping someone, or even presenting, we can often feel we aren't qualified to do so. And that fear and feeling of lack of qualification can hold us back from chasing our dreams. So if you've ever felt unqualified to do something, tune in because I share two ways to look at qualification that just may help you move forward.
22:14
June 20, 2018
#181: HAVING A BAD MORNING? ME TOO.
This morning, I had a rough start and I vented about it a bit in today's episode.  But the point is, just because you have rough mornings or bad days doesn't mean you are broken or can't be happy.  So, if you've ever had a bad morning or wanted to just burn up all your good work because you're in a bad mood, tune in.
13:09
June 19, 2018
#180: STEERING THE DIRECTION OF YOUR LIFE
In today's episode, I share one of my favorite quotes about steering the direction of your life and being more than just "lucky." Tune in to hear the quote and learn more.
07:03
June 18, 2018
#179: KEEP GOING, EVEN WHEN THINGS ARE WONDERFUL
So often, we think that once things are going well in our lives, we can stop whatever daily habits got us to our positive state. In this episode, I share my own struggle with an addiction and how I've seen the power in maintaining positive daily habits, even when things are wonderful. If you've ever white-knuckled it and then fallen down to a negative state after living in the positive, this episode is for you. Tune in to learn more.
17:55
June 15, 2018
#178: CREATING YOUR LIFE ON PURPOSE: AN INTERVIEW ON THE LOVE YOUR STORY PODCAST
A podcast designed to help those seeking happiness in their lives. We chat about happiness as gained through habit formation, being inspired by the stories of others, and looking for opportunities of growth and learning. Tune in and subscribe today.
14:14
June 14, 2018
#177: IDENTIFYING YOUR LIMITING BELIEFS
This episode is an incredibly raw and vulnerable look at how I identified my own limiting beliefs and even while recording, the epiphanies I had into why I have some of the beliefs I have. If you've ever struggled with weight loss, fear of success, fear of failure, or money management, I touch on my own limiting beliefs in those areas and explore common and contradictory themes in this episode. Tune in to learn more and discover your own limiting beliefs.
24:52
June 13, 2018
#176: 5 THINGS TO DO TO CULTIVATE HAPPINESS IN YOUR LIFE
In this episode, I continue the theme of cultivating happiness, this time sharing 5 things to do to be happier in your life. Tune in to learn more.
08:08
June 12, 2018
#175: 5 THINGS YOU SHOULDN'T DO IF YOU WANT TO CULTIVATE HAPPINESS IN YOUR LIFE
In this episode, I share five things that you should not do if you want to cultivate happiness in your life. Tune in to learn more.
09:46
June 11, 2018
#174: WEEKEND CHALLENGE: UNCOVER YOUR PERSONAL TRUTHS
In this weekend challenge episode, I encourage you to uncover your personal truths. Personal truths are the thoughts and beliefs you have about yourself when no one is watching or listening. Tune in to learn more.
06:52
June 8, 2018
#173: HOW BECOMING MY OWN BEST FRIEND IS THE BEST THING EVER
In this episode of the podcast, I do an audio reading of an older blog post on HappinessAbound.com, "How Becoming My Own Best Friend is the Best Thing Ever." I then share further details of my experiences in becoming my own best friend and encourage you to explore the negative and positive voices you have. If the idea of being your own best friend sounds crazy or intrigues you, tune in to learn more.
19:06
June 7, 2018
#172: LISTING THREE THINGS TO BE GRATEFUL FOR TO SHIFT YOUR MINDSET
In today's episode, I share my own practice of listing three things to be grateful for when I'm feeling bad about a situation. I highlight several examples of things to be grateful for and point out that when we can focus on gratitude, we can shift our minds and find solutions to problems. Tune in to learn more.
07:39
June 6, 2018
#171: SACRIFICING TO LIVE LIKE NO ONE ELSE
In today's episode, I share the idea of sacrifice to take your life to the next level. I highlight what areas you may need to sacrifice in as well as implore you to explore what things you already sacrifice in a positive way. Tune in to learn more.
17:38
June 5, 2018
#170: HOW HAS YOUR LIFE CHANGED IN 8 MONTHS?
In this episode, I share the shock I had when I found out that I started the podcast 8 months and 17 days ago.  I reflect on how time can pass quickly and we need to focus on transformation to change for the better over any amount of time. Tune in to learn more.
08:38
June 4, 2018
#169: SOMEDAYS YOU JUST NEED TO PAINT
In this short episode, I share an inspiring quote that speaks to me on so many levels and I challenge you to look at the masterpiece of your life. Tune in to hear the quote and to learn more.
05:31
June 1, 2018
#168: 3 WRITING PROMPTS TO DEEPEN YOUR JOURNALING EXPERIENCE
In this episode of the podcast, I do an audio reading of the latest blog post on HappinessAbound.com, "3 Writing Prompts to Deepen Your Journaling Experience." I then share further details of my journal writing experience and encourage you to try out the three tips mentioned. If you've ever wanted to journal or have tried journaling in the past but didn't know what to write, tune into today's episode.
14:35
May 31, 2018
#167: 3 TECHNIQUES TO RESHAPE YOUR ENERGY SIGNALS
Today I share three techniques I use to reshape and reframe my energy when I feel a sense of dread and procrastination. Each of these exercises help me feel more confident and motivated to keep going. If you've ever felt like even the smallest things are hard and you don't want to do them, this episode is for you. Tune in to learn more.
14:18
May 30, 2018
#166: BEING AWARE OF YOUR DISTRACTIONS AND COMING BACK TO YOUR GOALS
In this episode, I share my own struggles with distraction when I'm working towards a goal that is truly important to me. I discuss how sometimes I look for external or internal distractions to purposefully pause my work towards my goals or how sometimes things come up and distract us for longer than expected. Tune in to learn more about distractions and to be reminded that distractions are temporary.
11:43
May 29, 2018
#165: WHAT MINDSET DO YOU HAVE WHEN YOU LEARN SOMETHING NEW?
In today's episode, I share an experience I had at a recent class. I realized that I can go into learning something new by looking for something I need to change or I can go in and celebrate what I'm already doing well. I opt for the combination of the two and have completed trainings feeling empowered, happy, and ready to grow. Tune in to learn more about what mindset you have when you learn something new and how to approach learning for the best experience possible.
12:48
May 25, 2018
#164: 3 TIPS FOR JOURNALING REGULARLY
In this episode of the podcast, I do an audio reading of the latest blog post on HappinessAbound.com, " 3 Tips For Journaling Regularly." I then share further details of my journal writing experience and encourage you to try out the three tips mentioned. If you've ever wanted to journal or have tried journaling in the past but were unable to maintain the habit, tune into today's episode.
15:43
May 24, 2018
#163: START MAKING CHANGES IN ONE PLACE TO UNTANGLE YOUR LIFE
In this episode, I felt inspired to share the concept of untangling the problem areas of your life -one at a time. It can feel so overwhelming and hard to see so many areas to improve or areas of pain but when we can focus on untangling one area, it allows us to move forward and then focus on the other areas. Tune in to discover how to approach untangling and learn more.
09:15
May 23, 2018
#162: EXPLORING THE COMFORT AND DISCOMFORT OF RESISTANCE
Today I discuss the topic of resistance in our lives. I highlight how to see resistance in action as well as how to work through it. We explore how comfort and discomfort play major roles in our residence habits and how long-term resistance for the sake of comfort can lead to discomfort. Tune in to learn more.
23:36
May 22, 2018
#161: 3 DIFFERENT WAYS TO TRACK YOUR SUCCESS
In this episode, I share three ways that I track my success to help foster my confidence, self-worth, and drive to continue towards my goals.  I also share how tracking your success can help you when you feel unworthy, like you can't go on, and when you don't think you're capable of reaching your goals or changing your life. Tune in to discover the three ways to track your success today.
16:03
May 21, 2018
#160: WEEKEND CHALLENGE: EXPLORE YOUR BELIEFS ABOUT HAPPINESS
Do you feel like happiness should "just be natural" and you shouldn't have to work for it in your life? In today's episode, I challenge you and myself to look at our beliefs about happiness and explore if those beliefs are trapping us or helping us. Tune in to learn more.
13:36
May 18, 2018
#159: 5 WAYS TO WORK THROUGH THE TWO-WEEK SLUMP AND ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
In this episode, I read a blog post titled, "5 Ways to Work Through the Two-Week Slump and Achieve Your Goals." In it, I share 5 ways that I work through the slump and my own experiences with the slump habits and mindset. Tune in to learn more.
14:07
May 17, 2018
#158: CAN'T GET TO YOUR GOALS? IT'S BECAUSE OF THE TWO-WEEK SLUMP
Today I share the concept of the two-week slump. That 10-14 day period after you start working towards a goal, where you start to feel a lack of motivation and slip into old habits... that's the two-week slump. Discover what the slump can look and feel like as well has become aware of your fallback patterns in this episode.
14:51
May 16, 2018
#157: DO YOU HAVE A "SHALLOW" GOAL? GO FOR IT ANYWAYS
In this episode, I share two of my own "shallow/ vain/ materialistic" goals and I discuss how it's not necessarily about achieving the goal but the things you learn and grow from on the way to reaching the goal. The mindset shifts and the amount of discipline and self-love it takes to get there is where the true happiness and growth lies. Tune in to learn more about going for your goals, regardless of how shallow they may seem.
21:14
May 15, 2018
#156: KNOWING THERE IS NO FINISHED PRODUCT
In this episode, I recap how the weekend challenge from episode #155 went for me and then I discuss how we are never finished products but through self-development and working on ourselves, we can move more quickly through difficult times. Tune in to learn more.
11:27
May 14, 2018
#155: WEEKEND CHALLENGE: WHAT EXCUSES ARE YOU MAKING?
In this episode, I share a quote from Jim Rohn about excuses and challenge you to write down the excuses that are keeping you from your goals. Tune in to learn more about this weekend's challenge.
03:57
May 11, 2018
#154: WHY YOU NEED TO "PLAY UP" ONCE IN A WHILE
In this episode, I read a blog post titled, "Why You Need to 'Play Up' Once in A While." In it, I share a story about playing up and discuss the benefits of having a "play up" mindset as adults. Tune in to learn more.
11:58
May 10, 2018
#153: CHANGING YOUR EMOTIONAL TEMPLATE IN SITUATIONS OF FEAR AND HURT
In today's episode, I share the concept of changing your emotional template from fight, flight or freeze in situations that make you feel fear or hurt. I share a story of a recent situation that made me evaluate my own emotional templates and try to become the person I want to be instead reverting to templates of anger, judgment, and comparison. Tune in to learn more.
14:40
May 9, 2018
#152: ARE YOU MOVING FORWARD OR HOLDING BACK?
In this episode, I share a quote from Lewis Howes about focusing on doubt to hold us back and focusing on our dreams to move us forward. I share my take on the quote and add a bit extra. Tune in to learn more.
05:59
May 8, 2018
#151: CLARIFYING WHERE TO SPEND YOUR EMOTIONAL TIME, EFFORT, AND ENERGY
In today's episode, I share the idea of clarifying where you want to spend your emotional time effort and energy. I recommend pulling back from situations and evaluating if the situation warrants your stressful and frustrated emotions. Tune in to learn more.
15:09
May 7, 2018
#150: WEEKEND CHALLENGE: TAKE ACTION!
Today I challenge you to take action on any of the happiness exercises you've heard over the last 150 episodes. I also express my complete pride that we are a group of listeners who take action to improve our lives. Tune in to learn more about this weekend's unique challenge.
09:59
May 4, 2018
#149: 6 WAYS TO STAY POSITIVE
In this episode, I read an older blog post titled, "6 Ways to Stay Positive." How do you boost your positivity throughout the day?
05:19
May 3, 2018
#148: APPLYING BACKWARD THINKING TO REACH YOUR GOALS AND SHARE YOUR STORY
In this episode,  I share a breakthrough I had about the benefits of thinking backward. This skill has served me greatly in my life, in particular in being able to share what I have learned on the podcast and achieving my goals. Tune in to learn more about backward thinking and to discover if you think backward.
13:35
May 2, 2018
#147: SHIFTING THE "MAYBE SHE'S BORN WITH IT" MINDSET
In this episode, I share a story about shifting from a "maybe she's born with it" mindset to a mindset of knowing I can do it. Not sure what I mean? Tune in to learn more about shifting your mindset and to hear a story of my very own about changing from being a houseplant killer to someone with a green thumb.
23:18
May 1, 2018
#146: MAKING ROOM FOR GRACE AND PATIENCE IN YOUR PARTNER COMMUNICATION
In today's episode, I elaborate further on giving time, patience, and grace a space when attempting to enhance communication with your partner. I share a few stories of my own life where I needed time and consistent resilience to see change. Tune in to learn more.
15:47
April 30, 2018
#145: POWERING THROUGH WHEN YOU DON'T WANT TO DO SOMETHING GOOD FOR YOU
In today's episode, I share my own experiences with resisting to do things that I know are good for me to do. I then share three helpful tips on how to power through those thoughts and come out on the other side to a better life. I also quickly share how to tell when it's your brain being uncomfortable or your intuition telling you not to do something. Tune in to learn more.
12:00
April 27, 2018
#144: 5 LETTERS TO WRITE IF YOU WANT TO FEEL CONNECTED AND HAPPY
In today's episode, I do an audio reading of the latest blog post, 5 Letters to Write if You Want to Feel Connected and Happy. I then share some additional insights and tips for writing your letters and how often to write them. Tune in to learn more.  Find the article read in today's episode by searching for 5 Letters to Write if You Want to Feel Connected and Happy on HappinessAbound.com.
17:20
April 26, 2018
#143: 3 TACTICAL WAYS TO STRENGTHEN COMMUNICATION WITH YOUR PARTNER
In this episode, I share 3 tactical ways to strengthen your communication with a partner or spouse. I share what my husband and I do to remain connected and feel emotionally supported on a daily basis as well as offer a few tips on how to integrate better communication into all of your relationships. Tune in to learn more.
25:12
April 25, 2018
#142: CONNECTING TO A HIGHER POWER IN A DIFFERENT WAY
In this episode, I share an exercise to help you connect to and get a response from a higher power. Regardless of your religious or spiritual beliefs, this exercise should complement them and help you feel more connected to whatever your higher power may be. Tune in to learn more.
17:42
April 24, 2018
#141: COMMUNICATING WITH YOUR BODY BY WRITING A LETTER
In this episode, we explore how we communicate with ourselves, specifically, how we communicate with our bodies. In a world where we throw negative conversation to our bodies regularly, this exercise opens us up to communicate clearly and gain a better understanding of how we treat our bodies and ourselves. If you've struggled with body image, weight loss, or poor health, this episode may help. Tune in to learn more.
20:10
April 23, 2018
#140: WEEKEND CHALLENGE: REVIEW HOW YOU COMMUNICATE
In today's episode, I do a quick recap of our first theme week on emotional awareness, mention a potential side effect of being emotionally aware throughout your days, and challenge you to pay attention to how you communicate with others and yourself over the weekend. Tune in to learn more.
11:48
April 20, 2018
#139: 5 THINGS I'VE LEARNED ABOUT MYSELF BY BEING EMOTIONALLY AWARE
In today's audio reading of, "5 Things I've Learned About Myself By Being Emotionally Aware," I share how being emotionally aware has opened up a whole new world to me. I also share additional information and commentary not found in the blog post. Tune in to learn more.
16:52
April 19, 2018
#138: USING MEDITATION FOR EMOTIONAL EASE
In today's episode, I continue the theme of looking at our emotions for a happier life. Specifically, I share a personal story of using meditation for emotional and physical ease and then I encourage you to do the same. I highlight meditation resources and a few of the benefits I've seen by meditating often. Tune in to learn more.
14:02
April 18, 2018
#137: SETTING EMOTIONAL INTENTION BEFORE STRESSFUL MOMENTS
In this podcast episode, I share a story about saying a "prayer" or setting an emotional intention before a stressful situation and I discuss how it shifted my perspective to result in a better outcome. Tune in to learn more and discover how to set emotional intentions for yourself.
13:23
April 17, 2018
#136: EMOTIONAL CHECK-IN UPDATE
How did the challenge from episode #135 go? Did you conduct emotional check-ins throughout the weekend? In this episode, I share the results of my experiment and encourage applying the theories of these challenges to practical applications to see real change. Tune in to learn more.
10:27
April 16, 2018
#135: WEEKEND CHALLENGE: CONDUCT EMOTIONAL CHECK-INS
In today's episode, I challenge myself and you to conduct emotional check-ins throughout your weekend. As you navigate and finish your to-do list items, check-in to understand how they contribute or hurt your emotional wellbeing. Tune in to learn more.
06:15
April 13, 2018
#134: THE UPS AND DOWNS OF A HAPPY LIFE
In today's episode, I do an audio reading of the latest blog post on HappinessAbound.com, "The Ups and Downs of a Happy Life." I also add some color commentary to the inspiration behind today's episode and topic as well as share a few more details about my own journey and down days. Tune in to learn more.
19:23
April 12, 2018
#133: GETTING OUT OF A RUT AND TRYING SOMETHING NEW
When was the last time you did something for the first time? Today, I share 5 steps to help you trick your brain, mix up your habits, and get out of a rut. Tune in to learn more.
15:33
April 11, 2018
#132: THE BIGGEST OBSTACLE WE WILL EVER OVERCOME IS OUR OWN BRAIN
In this episode, I discuss the common thought that we can't be happy unless we've overcome something. That we are unworthy of happiness unless we've come out on the other side of something difficult. I share my own experience with feeling unworthy to talk about happiness because I haven't had an extremely difficult situation to overcome in my life. I also chat about how when it comes down to it, it doesn't matter if you've had a hard situation or not, it comes down to the fact that the only obstacle that anyone has to overcome is our own brain. Tune in to learn more.
19:12
April 10, 2018
#131: SEEING OUR SHADOWS THROUGH JUDGEMENT
In this episode, I chat about how a deeper look at what we judge can reveal the spaces in our lives where we have a need to feel validated. I take a look at common situations like taking a promotion and leadership path at work vs staying a creative space, working vs stay at home moms, and more. Tune in to explore this topic and discover how, by looking at judgment, we can see our own shadow areas.
09:08
April 9, 2018
# 130: DIVING DEEPER TO LEARN THE ANSWERS
In today's episode, I bare it all by sharing some of my fears and insecurities– only brought to light by not accepting the first answer my brain provides me with but by diving deeper to learn the answers to the problems and situations that are frustrating me. If you've ever felt stuck and didn't know why you were doing something or feeling a certain way, this episode may help. Tune in to learn more.
21:36
April 6, 2018
#129: YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO GROW
In this episode, I share a quote that frames the concept that you have the right to grow. You don't need to stay the same for anyone and you can grow and change at any moment. Tune in to hear the quote, explore my perspective, and see if it also resonates with you.
05:16
March 30, 2018
#128: FORGIVING YOURSELF IS THE HARDEST PART
In this episode, I read the blog post, "Forgiving Yourself is the Hardest Part." We explore how we internally beat ourselves up for not being perfect and how a fear of others can actually be negated by forgiving yourself. Tune in to learn more.
10:36
March 29, 2018
#127: A FEW STEPS TO WORK THROUGH A FEAR OF MEETING NEW PEOPLE
In this episode, I share the results of my experiment to get over my fear of meeting new people. I also share what I learned at the conference (which tied in wonderfully to networking and confidence) and I express the steps I tried to work through the fear. Tune in to learn more.
10:02
March 28, 2018
#126: A FEAR OF MEETING NEW PEOPLE
Today I share my fear of meeting new people and how I have an opportunity to face that fear. I discuss my plan to overcome the fear through simple steps and explore the concept that we can choose who we want to be, whether that's someone who is outgoing or shy. Tune in to learn more.
09:00
March 27, 2018
#125: 30 TRUTHS FOR A HAPPIER LIFE (PART 3)
In today's episode, I read the final truths from blog post, "30 Truths for a Happier Life. " While the blog post lists all 30 truths, I share the last set of 10 truths that I've discovered and add additional context as to why and how each one can shift your life in a more positive direction. Tune in to learn more and if you liked this episode, please subscribe on iTunes and GooglePlay. 1. It doesn't have to be slow to be right.  2. Trust the process- the right things come at the right time.  3. Self-awareness and knowledge are everything.  4. Don't be more complex than necessary.  5. Don't settle.  6. Push to your limits- and then go further.  7. Money health is just as important as physical health.  8. Don't compare yourself to anyone else. 9. Ask the right questions- don't assume for yourself or others.  10. Try everything that feels right. What truths would you add or do you disagree with?  Let me know on Facebook or Instagram.
34:37
March 26, 2018
#124: 30 TRUTHS FOR A HAPPIER LIFE (PART 2)
In today's episode, I read the blog post, "30 Truths for a Happier Life. " While the blog post lists all 30 truths, I share the second set of 10 truths that I've discovered and add additional context as to why and how each one can shift your life in a more positive direction. Tune in to learn more and subscribe on iTunes and GooglePlay to catch the next episode highlighting the remaining 10 truths.  1. Consistency is crucial for positive change.  2. Go for it- don't let fear hold you back. 3. You can only control you. 4. Pay attention to the energy around you.  5. Allow yourself to feel fancy- take care of yourself.  6. Gratitude leads to more.  7. What you focus on and believe comes true. 8. Working out makes you feel better.  9. Pay attention to how you feel.  10. Anger and envy indicate something deeper. What truths would you add or do you disagree with?  Let me know on Facebook or Instagram.
31:11
March 23, 2018
#123: 30 TRUTHS FOR A HAPPIER LIFE (PART 1)
In today's episode, I read the blog post, "30 Truths for a Happier Life. " While the blog post lists all 30 truths, I share the first 10 truths that I've discovered and add additional context as to why and how each one can shift your life in a more positive direction. Tune in to learn more and subscribe on iTunes and GooglePlay to catch the next few episodes highlighting the remaining 20 truths.  1. Every day matters. 2. Give people the benefits of the doubt. 3. Smile whenever you can- it makes a difference for you and others.  4. You don't have to be stressed to work hard.  5. We need people to grow. 6. Take a chance on yourself. 7. Look for how you can help. 8. Don't complain.  9. Set your environment up for success.  10. Live your values.  What truths would you add or do you disagree with?  Let me know on Facebook or Instagram.
20:58
March 22, 2018
#122: CUTTING BACK ON YOUR PHONE ADDICTION
Today I share five steps and strategies to cutting back on your phone and being more in the moment. Tune in to learn more.
16:11
March 21, 2018
#121: TRANSITIONS AND THE DEMAND FOR A DIFFERENT VERSION OF YOU
In this episode, I share a quote from Gabby Bernstein about each level and transition in our lives demanding a different version of ourselves. As I look at several upcoming transitions in my own life (selling my house, being debt-free on credit cards, my 30th birthday), I see that every level or event in my life has demanded a different version of me and each level has been an opportunity and choice to be the best me or the worst. Tune in to hear more about these choices and the demand for different (and hopefully) best versions of ourselves.
15:40
March 20, 2018
#120: CLEARING BROKEN AGREEMENTS WITH YOURSELF
In this episode, I walk through the steps of clearing a broken agreement with yourself to help identify how you treat yourself and your time as well as any patterns of self-sabotage. Tune in to learn more.
14:09
March 19, 2018
#119: WEEKEND CHALLENGE: EXPLORING WHO FREES THIER TIME FOR YOU
In this episode, I share the quote, "Some talk to you in their free time and some free their time to talk to you. Learn the difference." I then discuss what this quote means to me and how I am challenging myself and you to explore who frees their time to talk to you and who you free your time to talk to. Tune in to learn more.
08:18
March 16, 2018
#118: THE SURPRISING FREEDOM THAT COMES FROM DISCIPLINE
Today I read an evergreen blog post titled, "The Surprising Freedom That Comes From Discipline." In the article, I share my own experiences with discipline and freedom as well as share some color commentary after the audio reading. Tune in to hear and learn more.
08:52
March 15, 2018
#117: WE GIVE MEANING TO OUR EXPERIENCES
In today's episode, I share four real-life examples of the choice to add meaning (good or bad) to a situation you may be experiencing. Each choice is an opportunity to change your life in big or small ways and add happiness or despair. Tune in to hear the stories and learn more about how we have the power to choose the meaning of our experiences.
18:21
March 14, 2018
#116: FIGHTING AGAINST WHO YOU WANT TO BECOME
In this episode, I share a personal story about how for years, I fought against who I wanted to become. I was trapped between liking where I was and being afraid of what I'd lose if I "took things to the next level." I discuss my fears and how I have been able to change my perspective to continue to learn and grow. Tune in to learn more.
20:49
March 13, 2018
#115: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS AND EXAMINING SYSTEMS OVER JUDGING YOURSELF
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS AND EXAMINING SYSTEMS OVER JUDGING YOURSELF
05:47
March 12, 2018
#114: WEEKEND CHALLENGE: LOOK TO DECLUTTER
For this episode's weekend challenge, I encourage you to declutter your home and remove items that no longer bring joy or are used. This is inspired by my need to do the same this weekend as we move into a new apartment while we wait for our home to be built. Tune in to learn more about the challenge today.
06:41
March 9, 2018
#113: THE BEAUTY & POWER OF SLOW PROGRESS
In today's episode, I read one of my most treasured blog posts, "The Beauty and Power of Slow Progress." As I read, I share my thoughts on the worlds need for immediacy and how there is actually benefit and beauty in taking things slow. Tune in to learn more.
11:35
March 8, 2018
#112: CONSISTENCY IN YOUR APPROACH TO KNOW WHERE TO ADJUST
Consistency is one of my favorite happiness topics and today, I share an approach to consistency that highlights how even if the odds are stacked against you, you can succeed. I share a few stories from my youth and discuss how consistency is key to everything. Tune in to learn more about consistency and how it teaches you to know when and where you need to adjust in life.
21:45
March 7, 2018
#111: CLEARING MENTAL CHATTER TO BE MORE PRESENT
In today's episode, I share a few strategies that I use to live more in the moment and clear up mental chatter surrounding sticking to my goals. If you've ever set an intention to live more in the moment/be present or have difficulty sticking to resolutions because of internal arguments with yourself, this episode is for you. Tune in to learn more.
18:37
March 6, 2018
#110: YOU INSPIRE THOSE WHO PRETEND NOT TO SEE YOU
In this episode, I share a sentence I found on social media: "You inspire people who pretend to not even see you. Trust me." I discuss what this sentence means to me and how my opinion of it has shifted the more I ruminated on it. I'd love to know your opinion and thoughts about it as well. Tune in to learn more.
14:14
March 5, 2018
#109: USING CLUES FROM YOUR PAST TO REVEAL HAPPINESS
In today's episode, I read a blog post from last year that encourages you to look at clues from your past to find renewed joy and happiness. After the audio reading, I share further insights into the inspiration behind the post and more tips on how to dive into clues from your past. Tune in to learn more.
14:28
March 1, 2018
#108: REALIZING EMOTIONAL DRAINS AND HOW TO RECOVER
In this episode, I share a story from yesterday about being emotionally drained and the steps I took to understand the drain and how to recover. Tune in to hear the story and discover how it may be applicable to your own life.
09:10
February 28, 2018
#107: A QUOTE ABOUT TRUE HAPPINESS
In this episode, I share a quote from Dan Buettner about true happiness. I share my thoughts on it and why the quote inspired me. Tune in to learn more.
06:51
February 27, 2018
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