Happy You Are Here Podcast

Happy You Are Here Podcast

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Join me on our collective journey of figuring this life out. This show is for you if you find yourself asking: How do I find my purpose? Why do I keep making the same mistakes? How can my relationships be stronger? Is there more to this life than just surviving? We can do more than just survive. We can thrive and live a fulfilling life full of joy. We can attain financial, spiritual, and intellectual freedom. Stop wasting your potential. This is a beautiful abundant life, even if it doesn’t always feel l Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/happyyouarehere/support


Gaps in Mental Healthcare & Technology Solutions with Adam Moen
Aug 2 • 39 min
Adam Moen is a mental healthcare consultant and app creator working on reducing the stigma and encouraging help-seeking behavior around mental and emotional health. Avalo is Adam’s app that brings together real people and mental health professionals for…
Equanimity For Activists & Change-Makers [Guided Meditation]
Jun 18 • 16 min
This meditation is for those that might be struggling to integrate a state of equanimity and peace into making a change in the world. We often feel that, if we release into non-judgement about the way things are, how are we to make the change that needs…
Contagious Suffering in Times of Unrest - The Wheel of Karma in Modern Terms
Jun 4 • 23 min
In this episode I discuss the way suffering grows if we are not careful. How this is particularly noticeable and important in times of open unrest. I also mentioned that I would share some podcasts from people of color in the show notes. I’m adding the…
Acceptance & Responsibilities in the Church with Reverend Ben Fitzgerald-Fye
May 28 • 47 min
Reverend Ben Fitzgerald-Fye joins the show to discuss his experience as a gay minister and progressive faith. Ben gets into the treatment changes with homosexuals, acceptance, and responsibilities within Presbyterian churches and religion as a whole. We…
Mindful Creating and Community with Come Back Sandy
May 14 • 30 min
Come Back Sandy is a musical artist and lyricist based in Omaha, Nebraska. Her music seeks to create community around values of mindfulness, patience, and courageousness and to create positive vibrations, peace, and comfort in this existence. Listen to…
Challenging Habits with Chase Barron
May 6 • 27 min
Chase is a content creator currently working on a full year of 30 Day Challenges related to various habits. In this episode we discuss why it is important to be mindful of our habits and how 30 day challenges can be helpful in becoming more aware of how…
Dealing with Uncertainty in Uncertain Times
Mar 26 • 10 min
We’ve all got a lot of uncertainty going on in our lives right now. I wanted to take a break from interviews (more are coming soon) and discuss how I’ve been coping with these big changes. https://www.happyyouarehere.life/ —- Send in a voice message:…
The Healing World of Sound with Illuminating Hearts
Mar 19 • 25 min
Illuminating Hearts is made up of Astara and Orion who provide innovative mindfulness services centered around sonic resonance and heart coherence. They provide various offerings related to their work AND have an online retreat center where you can get a…
Loving Kindness Meditation
Mar 12 • 12 min
This loving-kindness practice focuses on tapping into our inner sense of compassion and expanding that feeling to encompass everyone, including those with which we may feel ill will. It was originally used as part of a global meditation group coming…
Three Words to Make Life Easier & Develop Self-Compassion
Mar 5 • 8 min
The concept of “simply begin again” comes from mindful meditation practice. It’s an important part of learning to apply less judgment to ourselves. In practice, it applies when your attention wanders, but in life, it can be an effective way to keep going…
Mindfulness in Recovery with Orion
Feb 27 • 19 min
Orion from Illuminating Hearts is back. In this episode we discuss mindfulness and how it can relate to recovery and emotional wellness. You can learn more about Refuge Recovery here: ​https://refugerecovery.org/ —- Send in a voice message:…
Men’s Healing with Orion from Illuminating Hearts
Feb 20 • 17 min
Orion is a healer on many levels. He and his partner, Astara, run Illuminating Hearts. He is involved in various men’s’ healing groups in Omaha and soon will be starting his own tentatively named Man.tra. We discuss the repression of emotions and other…
Hypnotherapy Workshop Results
Feb 14 • 9 min
A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to attend a beta-test of a hypnotherapy workshop here in Omaha. In this episode, I share some of the takeaways from that workshop. There are upcoming versions of this workshop. You can find details at:…
The Voice in Your Head IS AN IMPOSTER!
Jan 30 • 10 min
Who are you? I don’t mean the collection of things you identify as. The traits and experiences you tell others to describe yourself. Who is actually in there making those decisions and telling those stories? An interesting concept is that the voice in…
Improve Motivation By Breaking These Small Addictions
Jan 22 • 10 min
We all have addictions. Small habit loops that suck us into social media or watching videos for longer than we expected. Did you know these little things could be having a massive effect on your motivation and overall sense of wellbeing? This episode…
Climbing Out of the Pit of Depression
Jan 17 • 20 min
Depression can dig someone deeper and deeper into a pit of despair and deprive you of your energy, hope, and drive. The tricky part of depression is that it attacks the very things that would help you get better. We haven’t had a new episode in about a…
How Our Moods Mirror the Media We Consume
Nov 22, 2019 • 8 min
Emotional mirroring is a natural part of human development. It’s one way we feel empathy for each other and can communicate without words. There is a concerning trend in media that I only just noticed. Here is what to look out for and why you should care.…
Increase Sense of Love and Wellbeing Through This Meditation & Journalling Practice
Nov 20, 2019 • 10 min
Are you familiar with the term Mettā (Loving kindness)? The last few mornings I have incorporated this into my morning meditation and it always triggers such an expansive, open, joyful feeling of love. I cry too. Every time 😂. It’s somewhat tears of joy,…
Compassion Does Not Exclude Consequences
Nov 19, 2019 • 5 min
One of the most common rebuttals to “we should have compassion for EVERY SINGLE HUMAN” is something to do with those among us that do truly horrible things. Do they deserve our compassion? Should we just allow them to run amok?…
How to Reach Your Higher Self
Nov 18, 2019 • 10 min
We all think in terms of these massive things. These big things we need to do or be in order to become the idealized versions of ourselves. BUT what if there is a more simple way? A way that actually works? Better Ideas Video (How to Build Success by…
Do We Have To Struggle?
Nov 17, 2019 • 11 min
You’ve heard it said that “to live is to suffer” or that struggling causes life to be interesting. Lets dig into that. happyyouarehere.life —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/happyyouarehere/message Support this podcast:…
Hedonistic Pleasures vs. Fulfillment
Nov 16, 2019 • 13 min
Hedonistic pleasures are engrained in our society’s idea of happiness and success. Could we be wrong? happyyouarehere.life —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/happyyouarehere/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/happyyouarehere/support
Leaning Into Fear - Fight or Flight
Nov 15, 2019 • 11 min
When things get scary, that’s usually a sign to push harder… not run away. happyyouarehere.life —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/happyyouarehere/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/happyyouarehere/support
Applying a Mindset of Gratitude with Peggy Caruso
Nov 14, 2019 • 18 min
Peggy Caruso is an author and certified executive and personal development coach. Her new book, Take the First Shot: Strategies to Fire You Up and Change Your Life recently launched on Amazon: http://bit.ly/takethefirstshot In this episode, we discuss…
Learn To Recognize Thought Loops
Nov 13, 2019 • 11 min
Thought loops can be a powerful detriment to your mental health OR a powerful tool. These are patterns or “programs” that the brain runs semi-automatically. They can be particularly insidious if they are negative and feedback into themselves causing…
Coaching the Whole Person with Peggy Caruso
Nov 12, 2019 • 9 min
Peggy Caruso is an author and certified executive and personal development coach. Her new book, Take the First Shot: Strategies to Fire You Up and Change Your Life recently launched on Amazon: http://bit.ly/takethefirstshot In this episode, we discuss her…
Who Are You Surrounding Yourself With? It Matters.
Nov 11, 2019 • 10 min
Who are you surrounding yourself with? Are these people you want to be more like? This is something I’ve become more aware of in the past year. The people you surround yourself with is INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT‼ You can still love and care about people while…
How to Develop Self-Awareness - Meditation
Nov 10, 2019 • 8 min
The way you’ve had meditation described to you is wrong. Whoever started saying the goal of meditation is to clear your mind is completely full of it. That’s just not how it works at all. Let’s talk about it. So we’ve covered Infomation Diet, Gratitude…
Physical Health Affects Mental Health
Nov 9, 2019 • 10 min
We discuss my least favorite thing that is also one of the most effective ways of boosting mood, mental clarity, and general wellbeing: a healthy diet and exercise. Link Between Physical Health & Mental Health:…
How to Be More Positive
Nov 8, 2019 • 9 min
We’re going to get you to stop being so negative… not for anyone else’s sake but for your own. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE take this to heart. Seriously sink into this one. If you’re stuck in this rut of complaining all the time— and we’ll talk about…
Stop Being Brainwashed! How to Deal with Modern Information Overload
Nov 7, 2019 • 10 min
How significant is information overload and what you can do about it? Our brains do take in a LOT of information daily. There are two problems with this: 1. We’re inherently bad at assessing the quality of information we are presented with. 2. Our brains…
4 Habits to Build an Unbreakable Brain
Nov 6, 2019 • 11 min
We’re going to go discuss four tools that practically will help you build a stronger brain geared towards a positive, fulfilling life. Once I stripped back all of the other advice and things I had read or listened to over the last few years, there are…
Does Anything Really Matter?
Nov 4, 2019 • 7 min
In this episode: Does anything really matter? A lot of us reach this point. You might be there right now. I’ve spent most of my life in that state. Helpless. Hopeless. Nothing seems like it matters. HERE IS WHY IT DOES. Connect with us on…