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Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio Welcomes Naomi Kryske and Jody Bremer May 22nd

Naomi_KryskeNaomi Kryske is a Hurricane Katrina survivor whose fear and helplessness in the devastating Category 5 storm gave her insight into traumatic stress. Determined not just to survive the experience but to triumph over it, she wrote The Witness, an intense crime/suspense novel set in London and told from the victim’s point of view. Naomi shares with us that overcoming PTSD comes in many formats, and for her, it was writing fiction. To learn more about Naomi and her work, visit: www.naomikryske.com

Jody_BremerJody Bremer is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology with Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. Jody received a special certification and verification from the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists in Working with Military and Their Families in Private Practice. Servicemen from the Marines, Navy, Army and Air Force are a significant specialty, allowing her to provide personalized care for all of the military members and their families struggling with the specific hardships the military incurs, such as long-term separations, deployments, and PTSD. To learn more about Jody and her work, visit: www.jodybremer.com

Find your Happiness with Lisa Cypers Kamen every Wednesday at 9 am PST/12 pm EST on www.toginet.com/shows/harvestinghappiness ! For more information, visit Lisa’s websites, www.hh4heroes.orgwww.harvestinghappinesstalkradio.com , and http://harvestinghappiness.com 



Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio Welcomes Martin Papazian, Michele Rosenthal, Jenny Andrews, and Debbie Gregory September 19

Martin Papazian is an actor, writer, and director of feature films. Previously, Martin  directed the award winning short film IN THE WIND, about a soldier’s return to a Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans. As an actor, Martin burst onto the screen in Universal Picture’s, JARHEAD, THE BURNING PLAIN, and THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN. On the small screen you may have seen him featured in 24, Lie To Me, CSI:NY, DEXTER, amongst others.

LEAST AMONG SAINTS marks his debut as a feature director and writer. Inspired by true events, the story centers on a man’s quest for redemption through his compassion and service to an orphaned boy. The film will be released theatrically September 21st, 2012 in Los Angles, New York, Chicago, and Washington D.C. For more information visit : http://leastamongsaints.com/

Michele Rosenthal inspires trauma survivors to overcome depression, anxiety, and fear so that they may build lives full of freedom, meaning, purpose, and joy. A survivor herself, Michele shares her story as a keynote speaker, post-trauma coach, award-winning blogger, poet, author, radio show host, and founder of www.healmyptsd.com, Michele’s trauma recovery memoir, Before the World Intruded: Conquering the Past and Creating the Future, was released in April 2012. For more information visit: www.YourLifeAfterTrauma.com

 Jenny Andrews is one of the founders and the Program Director of Not Alone which provides programs, resources, and services to warriors and families impacted by combat stress and PTSD through a confidential and anonymous community. Through this course, veterans learn to use the strengths gained in service, to transition from the military culture to the civilian workplace culture. For more information visit: www.NotAlone.com

Debbie Gregory, Military Connection, MilitaryConnection.com, directory of military resources, help for military families, military loans, veterans assistance, resources for veterans, Lisa Kamen, Lisa Cypers Kamen, Harvesting Happiness, Harvesting Happiness For Heroes, HH4Heroes.org, Harvesting Happiness Talk RadioAs both the CEO of MilitaryConnection.com and the founder of the Veteran and Military Business Owners Association (VAMBOA), Debbie Gregory covers all the bases when it comes to serving the needs of Military and Veteran Communities. MilitaryConnection.com, one of the most popular websites on the Internet for active military, veterans and their families, is referred to as The Go to Site for jobs, benefits, news, and information regarding education benefits. For more, visit www.MilitaryConnection.com

Find your Happiness with Lisa Cypers Kamen every Wednesday at 9 am PST/12 pm EST on www.toginet.com/shows/harvestinghappiness ! For more information, visit Lisa’s websites, www.hh4heroes.orgwww.harvestinghappinesstalkradio.com , and http://harvestinghappiness.com



Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio Welcomes Debbie Gregory and Patricia Stotter June 27th

Debbie Gregory, Military Connection, MilitaryConnection.com, directory of military resources, help for military families, military loans, veterans assistance, resources for veterans, Lisa Kamen, Lisa Cypers Kamen, Harvesting Happiness, Harvesting Happiness For Heroes, HH4Heroes.org, Harvesting Happiness Talk RadioAs both the CEO of MilitaryConnection.com and the founder of the Veteran and Military Business Owners Association (VAMBOA), Debbie Gregory covers all the bases when it comes to serving the needs of Military and Veteran Communities. MilitaryConnection.com, one of the most popular websites on the Internet for active military, veterans and their families, is referred to as The Go to Site for jobs, benefits, news, and information regarding education benefits. For more, visit www.MilitaryConnection.com

An Emmy Award winning composer and writer, Patricia Lee Stotter lends her tremendous talents in TV, film and social media to furthering awareness of PTSD and Veteran reintegration struggles. Stotter first became interested in Veteran issues while working on a theatre testimonial project that discussed suicide rates among Vietnam Veterans. She has since worked to bring awareness to Veteran issues through True Rep, a repertory company that explores trauma and resilience through testimonial theatre and film, and fosters collaboration among actors, writers and humane service organizations. Her recent documentary, Service: When Women Come Marching Home, highlights challenges facing female Veterans as they transition from active duty to civilian life. For more, visit http://servicethefilm.com/index.php.

Find your Happiness with Lisa Cypers Kamen every Wednesday at 9 am PST/12 pm EST on www.toginet.com/shows/harvestinghappiness ! For more information, visit Lisa’s websites, www.hh4heroes.orgwww.harvestinghappinesstalkradio.com , and http://harvestinghappiness.com



WHAT IS YOUR HAPPINESS? HAPPINESS AND CONNECTION VS SEPARATION BY LISA CYPERS KAMEN

By Lisa Cypers Kamen, Harvesting Happiness

Remember the Declaration of Independence saying that we all had a right to “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness”? We all have that right, and we should not worry about an  “us vs. them” line of thinking. No one person is better than someone else and we are all connected to each other in one way or another. We need to find ways to connect with people instead of separating from each other. We can all work together in the same pursuit – the pursuit of happiness.

We seek to find ways to live free from fear and to live from a place of love in all areas of life: health, finances, relationships, family, career, etc. To put it simply, we seek to HEAL ourselves by accepting ourselves wholly and being free of thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that can torment us and sabotage our lives.

Only a healed and whole person can lead a happy and successful life. It sounds so simple, yet so many of us get overly caught up in the material concerns of the world, which can lead us to fear and its family (anger, resentment, guilt, blame, shame, etc.) We human beings have also developed a “me versus you” or “us versus them” mentality. We have led ourselves away from the divine one-ness/wholeness of the great Universe of which we are a part. We see this today in the phenomenon of school bullying, racial discrimination, and war, just to name a few examples. There are unfortunately many others.

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 and shares them with http://www.motherhoodincorporated.  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  http://harvestinghappinesstalkradio.wordpress.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.

Weekly on 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 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? HAPPINESS AND VOLUNTEERISM BY LISA CYPERS KAMEN

By Lisa Cypers Kamen, Harvesting Happiness

When we volunteer our time to do something for others, such as helping out an elderly neighbor or taking part in a local community project, it can be good news for our health, our children’s education and even reduce the local crime rate too.

People who live in areas that record high levels of informal voluntary activity in their neighborhood, also enjoy better health, students perform better and their communities suffer fewer burglaries. There is an interesting link between helping others and enjoying a good quality of life. It seems that when we focus on the needs of others, we may also reap benefits ourselves. It means that voluntary activity in the community is associated with better health, lower crime, improved educational performance and greater life satisfaction. Communities with lots of public and community engagement are also communities that have environments that foster promising outcomes such as these.

Volunteering has a positive influence, irrespective of a community’s social class or wealth. A relatively poor community with lots of voluntary activity can do better in relation to health, crime and education than a relatively affluent community which lacks such activity. There is a strong link between communities with lots of volunteering and those where people are very satisfied with their lives.

Volunteering is a growing activity. Volunteering clearly has benefits for citizens, families and communities. Volunteerism also helps create a commodity more powerful than money called Social Capital.

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 and shares them with http://www.motherhoodincorporated.  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  http://harvestinghappinesstalkradio.wordpress.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.

Weekly on 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 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? HAPPINESS AND HOBBIES BY LISA CYPERS KAMEN

By Lisa Cypers Kamen, Harvesting Happiness

Hobbies and happiness can work together. Hobbies can calm your mind by staying out of work and concentrating on a thing you like. Thus they can help you reduce your stress level.

Hobbies are very similar to meditation. Both in meditation and hobby you try to reach a common goal, happiness.  There are no rules when it comes to choosing a hobby.  It may be gardening or watching good movies or listening to uplifting music or reading books.  It is something that brings you joy. Hobbies vary for every person.

Think of them as a social or even family occasions. You can spend time with your children while completing tasks together.  Hobbies lead you on a path to your happiness and also to the happiness of your family.

Happiness and hobbies also can go hand in hand with flow theory. You may be asking, what is flow theory?

Flow theory is the feeling of complete and energized focus in an activity, with a high level of enjoyment and fulfillment. The components of a Flow producing activity are:

  • We are up to the activity.
  • We are able to concentrate on the activity.
  • The activity has well-defined goals.
  • The activity has direct feedback.
  • We feel that we control the activity.
  • Our worries and concerns disappear.
  • Our subjective experience of time is altered.

Just remember that your hobbies can make you feel better and you can choose what those may be.

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 and shares them with http://www.motherhoodincorporated.  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  http://harvestinghappinesstalkradio.wordpress.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.

Weekly on 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 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? HAPPINESS AND ECONOMIC CRISIS BY LISA CYPERS KAMEN

By Lisa Cypers Kamen, Harvesting Happiness

It seems that you can’t go even one day without hearing a comment, a remark, a report, or an article highlighting the current economic downturn.  How can we keep a positive attitude during these tough economic times?

What can I change by becoming upset, anxious, or nervous? Nothing. By complaining or allowing my body to suffer through anxiety, I will accomplish nothing.

I choose not to focus any energy on something that puts me in an un-resourceful state. Remember, what we focus on expands. We will get more of whatever we focus our attention on. We get more of what we think about, talk about, and listen to.

First, recognize that there are many things out of our control; things like, the weather, the past, other people, and the economy. Anxiety, worry and fear usually come when we focus on these external things that we cannot control. Recall the last time you were really worried or nervous about something. What were you focused on? Was it something external that was beyond your control?

Second, recognize that we do have choices. We always have choices. We may feel that we don’t have a choice, because we don’t want to face the options – our pride and ego becoming hurt.

There is one thing we definitely have control over, and that is, we have control over the meaning which we give to things and circumstances. We have a choice in the perspective which we use to interpret a given situation.

There are benefits from the economic crisis. Here are some:

Real estate prices are lower, stock prices are cheaper, stores are having real sales and people are “mattering” more. When money is no longer the most valuable commodity on the planet, people begin defining their wealth elsewhere.

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 and shares them with http://www.motherhoodincorporated.  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  http://harvestinghappinesstalkradio.wordpress.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.

Weekly on 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 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.