31. How to Start Feeling Happy

How to Start Feeling Happy pencil with the word HappySometimes we need to prime ourselves to start feeling happy. I’ve struggled with not feeling happy for most of my life. I’m not a naturally happy person but over the last few years I’ve learned to build myself up. Now almost every day I truly feel happy (and content!) and I even (most of the time) wear a smile throughout the day.

Learning to be happy wasn’t easy for me. So hard! It required daily… multiple times a day, focus and intent. Even now I have to pay attention to my mood states so I don’t slip but being happy is now SO MUCH EASIER!

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22. Dr. Melanie Harth on Happiness as a Disciplined Practice and Authenticity

Dr Melanie Harth on HappinessToday I’m talking with Dr. Melanie Harth about Happiness and how to make it a disciplined practice we can work towards.

Many folks, myself very much included, don’t have a high happiness set point. For me, I have to work at being and staying happy. Many of us have to diligently practice being happy. When we do, that’s when we experience happiness, and when we experience happiness, we bring in even more happiness into our lives, especially when we are being authentic to ourselves. Change comes from taking action. For many of us, it comes by practicing happiness.

Dr Harth has the same belief about happiness. She teaches and helps others create their own practices. Listen to her story and her experiences. A great conversation!

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15. Anita Wing Lee on Traveling as a Career, Happiness, Meditation, Body Image and Entrepreneurship

AnitaWingLee-InnerEffort300x450-cAnita Wing Lee is a life coach, motivational speaker and entrepreneur who has been traveling the world and sharing her experiences on the new social media platform Periscope.

In this interview, Anita and Alen discuss how she was able to make travelling a career for the last several years, how she’s found happiness, her meditation practices, some past body image challenges and also entrepreneurship. Great conversation!

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11. Aaron Walker on Purpose, Gratitude, Perfectionism and Overcoming a Tragic Accident

Aaron Walker on Inner EffortAaron Walker talks with Alen Standish about purpose, gratitude, perfectionism and overcoming a tragic accident.

Aaron Walker is an amazing entrepreneur and life coach. He talks about the importance of living with purpose and intention and the roles they played in his life. He also discusses the different struggles he’s had to overcome including living with the consequences of a tragic automobile accident.

A great conversation!

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