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Shimmy and Shake up your Routines by Lisa Cypers Kamen and What is Your Happiness
Lisa Cypers Kamen Harvesting Happiness

Lisa Cypers Kamen Harvesting Happiness

By Lisa Cypers Kamen, Harvesting Happiness

Recently I took a Zumba class after repeated requests from one of my friends. After many hours in the gym with my personally designed fitness routine to reduce my stress and take care of my body I was delighted with the class.  Looking around the room I saw men and women of every shape, size, color, age and fitness level. Most importantly, they all had one thing in common.  They were all smiling. It was joyful. It was infectious.  I found myself smiling at people I had never met as we shimmied to the dance music.

I realized then that routines are comforting and familiar.  After all, they are routine!  But what routine can do is blind us to the opportunities to the beautiful variety available in life. Doing the same thing over and over can dull your senses, make you deaf, blind and dumb to the sensations around us.  Taking that class reminded me that climbing on the spin bike, plugging into my same playlist and riding my 15 miles in 45 minutes though comforting was limiting my joy.

I forgot how much fun it was to sometimes shake up my routine. Take a different way to your child’s school  Stop at a different Starbucks.  Take a different class at your gym and shimmy and shake up your routine.  You might be surprised and make a new friend, enjoy a new activity or find a new flavored coffee.  It’s the little things in life that bring us joy.  So shimmy and shake up your routine today!

Independent filmmaker, author, happiness coach and speaker Lisa Cypers Kamen creates these blogs to entertain, enlighten and educate us as we each undertake our own personal search for happiness. Happiness is an Inside Job. To contact Lisa, email her directly at lisa@whatisyourhappiness.com and check out her websites at www.whatisyourhappiness.com , www.harvestinghappiness.com  , and www.hh4heroes.org   and listen to her on  www.harvestinghappinesstalkradio.com or download her show at  www.itunes.com.

Harvesting Happiness with Lisa Cypers Kamen brings to the airwaves a fresh talk radio approach promoting happiness, well-being and global human flourishing by presenting a diverse and proactive collection of the greatest thinkers and doers who have devoted their lives to creating a better world in which to live. She is an expert in creating happiness, finding pathways to happiness, and building a happiness formula in her happiness workshops. If you are looking for how to become a happier person, tune in weekly at www.toginet.com Wednesday’s at 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST.

Harvesting Happiness for Heroes is a pending 501(c)(3), non-profit corporation. Our mission objective is to offer support services to Warriors and Warrior families challenged by Combat Trauma, PTSD and post-deployment reintegration issues.  We offer Battle Buddy workshops, family awareness training, online community support, one-on-one coaching services, as well as retreats for Warriors to decompress from battle and understand the tools available for them to adapt their military skills to civilian society.

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Keeping it Simple by Lisa Cypers Kamen and What is Your Happiness
Lisa Cypers Kamen Harvesting Happiness

Lisa Cypers Kamen Harvesting Happiness

By Lisa Cypers Kamen, Harvesting Happiness

Did you ever notice that life could start feeling like a battle for your time, affection, energy and physical being.  My friends want me to do this. My work demands me to be here.  My kids need me there. My mother wants me to call. My sister is mad because I forgot her birthday.  Yet you are only one person, and many days we need to be three of four people.

You become a soldier in your own war only the battleground is your life and your sanity.  If you don’t want to fight this kind of war, you need to simplify your life. This is not as easy as it sounds. But you can begin each morning by talking to yourself before you get swept down the rushing river of you day to identify what one thing can you do to change about your life that will make your life easier.  Can you stop long enough to think about what you need and what would make you happy?  That’s right, in the frantic chaos of life you matter. 

I am here today to put you back into the equation of your life. If you don’t, you will end up feeling exhausted, stretched, overburdened and resentful. No one expects you to be superwoman or superman, and no one ever died because you forgot to send a thank you note.  This is not permission to be selfish, but it is permission to take care of yourself and a lot of times that means getting real, keeping it simple and saying no when you can’t.

Independent filmmaker, author, happiness coach and speaker Lisa Cypers Kamen creates these blogs to entertain, enlighten and educate us as we each undertake our own personal search for happiness. Happiness is an Inside Job. To contact Lisa, email her directly at lisa@whatisyourhappiness.com and check out her websites at www.whatisyourhappiness.com , www.harvestinghappiness.com  , and www.hh4heroes.org   and listen to her on  www.harvestinghappinesstalkradio.com or download her show at  www.itunes.com.

Harvesting Happiness with Lisa Cypers Kamen brings to the airwaves a fresh talk radio approach promoting happiness, well-being and global human flourishing by presenting a diverse and proactive collection of the greatest thinkers and doers who have devoted their lives to creating a better world in which to live. She is an expert in creating happiness, finding pathways to happiness, and building a happiness formula in her happiness workshops. If you are looking for how to become a happier person, tune in weekly at www.toginet.com Wednesday’s at 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST.

Harvesting Happiness for Heroes is a pending 501(c)(3), non-profit corporation. Our mission objective is to offer support services to Warriors and Warrior families challenged by Combat Trauma, PTSD and post-deployment reintegration issues.  We offer Battle Buddy workshops, family awareness training, online community support, one-on-one coaching services, as well as retreats for Warriors to decompress from battle and understand the tools available for them to adapt their military skills to civilian society.



Deserving the Good in Life by Lisa Cypers Kamen and What is Your Happiness

 

Lisa Cypers Kamen Harvesting Happiness

Lisa Cypers Kamen Harvesting Happiness

By Lisa Cypers Kamen, Harvesting Happiness

It’s easy to say that we are love, that we are all loved in one-way or another, or altogether. Sometimes we can feel as though we are less than other people or that we are somehow less deserving of the good in life than others.  These thoughts are usually based in fear, insecurity and a lapse in personal confidence.  The fact is, everyone feels this way sometimes.  It’s important to recognize that this is a just a thought accompanied by feelings and that this will pass. 

 It will pass faster if you change your thinking to repeating an affirmation in your mind that you deserver the good things in life just as much as anyone else because you are worth of love, support, care and good things.  When you get away from your limiting thoughts that encourage you to feel unworthy, you can open your heart, mind, spirit and life to receiving the blessings that are due to you and that you can share with others.   By letting yourself accept the good things in life, you allow more of them to come into your life. 

You are entitled to flourish and thrive. You do not have to feel guilty for the blessings in your life.  It’s okay to give yourself over to the good in life and say, “I deserve this and I am worthy of the goodness in my life.”

Independent filmmaker, author, happiness coach and speaker Lisa Cypers Kamen creates these blogs to entertain, enlighten and educate us as we each undertake our own personal search for happiness. Happiness is an Inside Job. To contact Lisa, email her directly at lisa@whatisyourhappiness.com and check out her websites at www.whatisyourhappiness.com , www.harvestinghappiness.com  , and www.hh4heroes.org   and listen to her on  www.harvestinghappinesstalkradio.com or download her show at  www.itunes.com.

Harvesting Happiness with Lisa Cypers Kamen brings to the airwaves a fresh talk radio approach promoting happiness, well-being and global human flourishing by presenting a diverse and proactive collection of the greatest thinkers and doers who have devoted their lives to creating a better world in which to live. She is an expert in creating happiness, finding pathways to happiness, and building a happiness formula in her happiness workshops. If you are looking for how to become a happier person, tune in weekly at www.toginet.com Wednesday’s at 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST.

Harvesting Happiness for Heroes is a pending 501(c)(3), non-profit corporation. Our mission objective is to offer support services to Warriors and Warrior families challenged by Combat Trauma, PTSD and post-deployment reintegration issues.  We offer Battle Buddy workshops, family awareness training, online community support, one-on-one coaching services, as well as retreats for Warriors to decompress from battle and understand the tools available for them to adapt their military skills to civilian society.

 

 



Beauty by Lisa Cypers Kamen and What is Your Happiness
Lisa Cypers Kamen Harvesting Happiness

Lisa Cypers Kamen Harvesting Happiness

By Lisa Cypers Kamen, Harvesting Happiness

There is infinite beauty in all of us and surrounding us if we pause a moment to notice what is

often right in front of us.  But in our busy, cell phone, iPod, rush-rush-rush daily lives we often fail to notice the beautiful creations that are we, within us and around us.  There is great power in the recognition of beauty.

Stop for a moment while reading this and look around.  See something beautiful? Take a moment and focus on the beauty.  Immediately the object of your desire passes its energy to you effortlessly.  That’s one of the reasons we love beautiful things – they help us feel good. They give their beauty to us in the form of pleasure, wonder, delight and you guessed it, happiness.

You can find beauty in nature, in art, in a child’s smile, or the simple joy of favorite pair of shoes or even in this moment! And never forget you are a being of great beauty – an amazing complex human machine with a glowing inner light that shines through your eyes, face, smile, posture, actions and most of all your heart.  Keep in mind today, and everyday, that beauty brings a powerful force to your life and when you need a boost, it’s a free, easy and powerful choice.

Independent filmmaker, author, happiness coach and speaker Lisa Cypers Kamen creates these blogs to entertain, enlighten and educate us as we each undertake our own personal search for happiness. Happiness is an Inside Job. To contact Lisa, email her directly at lisa@whatisyourhappiness.com and check out her websites at www.whatisyourhappiness.com , www.harvestinghappiness.com  , and www.hh4heroes.org   and listen to her on  www.harvestinghappinesstalkradio.com or download her show at  www.itunes.com.

Harvesting Happiness with Lisa Cypers Kamen brings to the airwaves a fresh talk radio approach promoting happiness, well-being and global human flourishing by presenting a diverse and proactive collection of the greatest thinkers and doers who have devoted their lives to creating a better world in which to live. She is an expert in creating happiness, finding pathways to happiness, and building a happiness formula in her happiness workshops. If you are looking for how to become a happier person, tune in weekly at www.toginet.com Wednesday’s at 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST.

Harvesting Happiness for Heroes is a pending 501(c)(3), non-profit corporation. Our mission objective is to offer support services to Warriors and Warrior families challenged by Combat Trauma, PTSD and post-deployment reintegration issues.  We offer Battle Buddy workshops, family awareness training, online community support, one-on-one coaching services, as well as retreats for Warriors to decompress from battle and understand the tools available for them to adapt their military skills to civilian society.

 



Breaking the Worry Habit by Lisa Cypers Kamen and What is Your Happiness
Lisa Cypers Kamen Harvesting Happiness

Lisa Cypers Kamen Harvesting Happiness

By Lisa Cypers Kamen, Harvesting Happiness

Worry is so commonplace these days that it’s become an epidemic of fear-based stagnation. Did you every notice that 90% of the things you worry about never happen? I can’t tell you how many times I worried about a friend, my children or myself only to find that my worries were unfounded and never came to fruition.

One of the things about worry is that its effects are not desirable for a happy and satisfied life.  Worry can create stress, tension, aging, addictions, insomnia, and eat up your day before you know it.  A lot of times people don’t realize that worry is the base of these feelings and underneath that is fear—fear of losing control, fear of the unknown, fear of losing a friend, fear of my child being hurt and fear that I will lose something important to me.

 

So what do you do?  One of the things you can do is turn your worry into action and if you can’t, then you need to tell yourself to stop worrying and do something else.  If you find yourself unable to control your worrisome thoughts, its time to turn on a happy movie, read a good book, says a prayer to your higher power or pick up a tennis ball and hit a few rounds.  The whole point is to change your state.  Change your focus and soon you will find yourself happier and more productive.

Independent filmmaker, author, happiness coach and speaker Lisa Cypers Kamen creates these blogs to entertain, enlighten and educate us as we each undertake our own personal search for happiness. Happiness is an Inside Job. To contact Lisa, email her directly at lisa@whatisyourhappiness.com and check out her websites at www.whatisyourhappiness.com , www.harvestinghappiness.com  , and www.hh4heroes.org   and listen to her on  www.harvestinghappinesstalkradio.com or download her show at  www.itunes.com.

Harvesting Happiness with Lisa Cypers Kamen brings to the airwaves a fresh talk radio approach promoting happiness, well-being and global human flourishing by presenting a diverse and proactive collection of the greatest thinkers and doers who have devoted their lives to creating a better world in which to live. She is an expert in creating happiness, finding pathways to happiness, and building a happiness formula in her happiness workshops. If you are looking for how to become a happier person, tune in weekly at www.toginet.com Wednesday’s at 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST.

Harvesting Happiness for Heroes is a pending 501(c)(3), non-profit corporation. Our mission objective is to offer support services to Warriors and Warrior families challenged by Combat Trauma, PTSD and post-deployment reintegration issues.  We offer Battle Buddy workshops, family awareness training, online community support, one-on-one coaching services, as well as retreats for Warriors to decompress from battle and understand the tools available for them to adapt their military skills to civilian society.

 



Turning Negativity into Positivity by Lisa Cypers Kamen and What is Your Happiness
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Lisa Cypers Kamen Harvesting Happiness

Lisa Cypers Kamen Harvesting Happiness

 By Lisa Cypers Kamen, Harvesting Happiness

Negative emotions such as worry, anger, fear, and resentment are called negative emotions because they lead to thoughts that drain away our time, energy and forward direction.  Can you remember a time when you were feeling good, working on something or perhaps enjoying time with friends and then a worry or resentful feeling washed over you and lead to some negative thoughts? Pretty soon you find yourself feeling lousy, not wanting to participate and you might sit down and feel really terrible not wanting to do much of anything except feel bad.

That’s how negative emotions and thoughts derail us on the happy journey of life.  Now let’s look at the reverse.  Think about a time where you feel joy, elation, hope, and excitement.  Do you feel the power?   You can actually feel your power levels rise and you start moving – talking, dancing, creating and living.  So next time you find yourself down in the dumps, worrying, feeling angry, fearful or having resentments change your thoughts to something brighter and feel those negative emotions fall away.   In a positive state you can then do something about the situation that is related to those negative emotions and solve the problem.

Independent filmmaker, author, happiness coach and speaker Lisa Cypers Kamen creates these blogs to entertain, enlighten and educate us as we each undertake our own personal search for happiness. Happiness is an Inside Job. To contact Lisa, email her directly at lisa@whatisyourhappiness.com and check out her websites at www.whatisyourhappiness.com , www.harvestinghappiness.com  , and www.hh4heroes.org   and listen to her on  www.harvestinghappinesstalkradio.com or download her show at  www.itunes.com.

Harvesting Happiness with Lisa Cypers Kamen brings to the airwaves a fresh talk radio approach promoting happiness, well-being and global human flourishing by presenting a diverse and proactive collection of the greatest thinkers and doers who have devoted their lives to creating a better world in which to live. She is an expert in creating happiness, finding pathways to happiness, and building a happiness formula in her happiness workshops. If you are looking for how to become a happier person, tune in weekly at www.toginet.com Wednesday’s at 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST.

Harvesting Happiness for Heroes is a pending 501(c)(3), non-profit corporation. Our mission objective is to offer support services to Warriors and Warrior families challenged by Combat Trauma, PTSD and post-deployment reintegration issues.  We offer Battle Buddy workshops, family awareness training, online community support, one-on-one coaching services, as well as retreats for Warriors to decompress from battle and understand the tools available for them to adapt their military skills to civilian society.



What Is Your Happiness? Mourning a Loved One – by Lisa Cypers Kamen

Helen Keller once said, “When one door of happiness closes, another opens.” It may be difficult to keep that in mind especially when you are mourning the death of someone you love, but it can be very true when you are able to see past the pain you are feeling at first. 

Happiness is an Inside Job, Finding Your Happiness, H-Factor, What Makes You Happy, whatisyourhappiness.com, Where is Your Heart?, Lisa Kamen, Where Is Your Heart, Lisa Cypers Kamen, Finding Happiness Channel, Happiness Project, H-Factor Where is Your Heart, Tips to Find Happiness, What is Happiness, well-being, Harvesting Happiness, LisaKamen.com, HarvestingHappiness.com, Choose to be happy, What is your happiness?There’s no need to be morbid. There’s no need to surrender to ugly and expensive design. And there’s no need to stow away the sentimental items we inherit.

From saying goodbye in life to the services and ceremonies that later honor that life, it is important to find rituals that feel contemporary. We are so creative in life, why do we throw it all away when it comes to death? Why settle for tacky services, plastic flowers and hollow sympathy cards?

I believe in meaningful repurposing. Making quilts out of old clothing, new jewelry out of inherited trinkets, teddy bears out of mink coats. There are so many creative options to keep sentimental items in our lives, giving them new purpose in the process.

The Modern Mourner is about joy, humor and happiness. After all, death is just part of life! – Taken directly from the Modern Mourner blog
For new perspectives and ways to mourn, check out the Modern Mourner blog at http://modernmourner.blogspot.com
Something unique you might try after you’ve lost a loved one is to take a trip to the beach and write some phrases in the sand like “You will never be forgotten,” “Remember me” or “I love and miss you”. It might amaze you what response from passers-by you just might get.

Independent filmmaker, author, happiness coach and speaker Lisa Cypers Kamen creates these blogs to entertain, enlighten and educate us as we each undertake our own personal search for happiness.  Happiness is an Inside Job. To contact Lisa, email her directly at lisa@whatisyourhappiness.com and check out her websites at www.whatisyourhappiness.com  & www.harvestinghappiness.com .