Have you done the things you thought would make you happy but still feel like something is missing?
Are you in a new phase of life in which you don’t actually know what makes you happy anymore?
Have you been so busy taking care of other people, work, etc. that you feel like you’ve lost yourself along the way?
Or, maybe you have some happiness challenges in your life circumstances and want a different way of approaching them.
I work with women who have done (or tried to do) all the things: gotten the degree or job, the house, the partner, the kids, whatever they thought would make them happy. They have done other work too. Read self-help books. Gone to therapy. Explored various forms of spirituality. You name it.
Ultimately they needed a different approach. Some real tools and practices designed specifically for how to deal with everyday life as it comes up and other people to share the journey with as they explore how to be happier..
So, applying a lifetime of happiness and positive psychology research, Eastern and Western approaches, and nine years of organizing with women, in their closets and bathrooms, in their clutter and old beliefs, I began offering happiness groups for women in January 2019.
What is a Happiness Group?
A happiness group is a place to focus on your happiness. You will define what happiness means for you, identify obstacles to that happiness, and gain new tools to engage with your life differently–all with the goal of learning how to be happy, or happier.
We have discussions. I give you happiness tools and teach you strategies you can practice at home. Then, we come back and check in about how it went and what we discovered. Ultimately, you’re getting to know and accept yourself and learning how to be happy.
My Philosophy On Happiness
People claim happiness is a choice, as if you can just choose to be happy and then you are. I don’t believe that. I think happiness is a skill that you practice and build so that you can be present in your life with whatever comes up. You get better at it the more you practice. It involves gratitude, cognitive reframing, mindfulness, and a whole bunch of other practices that add up to being able to accept yourself exactly as you are–while also considering and pursuing what you want.
I can’t make you happy. But if you show up consistently for our happiness group and do the work, you’ll learn how to be happier. You’ll build new neural pathways and actually hardwire your brain for happiness. It’s life-changing stuff.
I’ve done the research and reading, found the tools and techniques. And I can be your guide.