Harvesting Happiness: Getting the Most Out of Life

  • By Lisa Cypers Kamen.

    Do you want to get the most you can out of life? You have to be the one to say, “I want more out of my life and I deserve to be happy in life as well.”

    Here are a few things you can try in order to achieve happiness and obtain the most fulfillment in your own life:

    Come up with a goal for yourself and reach to attain that goal. It’s not enough to just want more for yourself, you have to find a way to achieve what you want, and take little steps at a time to reach it.

    Search for ways to bring peace into your life and the world around you. This could include volunteering, baking goodies for local community friends or groups, reading a good novel, exercising, or writing a long old-fashioned letter to someone who needs the company.

    If you see there are problems that you can make better in the world, ask how you can help. Don’t wait for someone else to do it. Figure out how to jump in yourself!

    Don’t say to yourself, when you see a problem in the world or in your own life, that “someone ought to do something” – recognize that you are that someone.

    Live your life so that your children can learn from your example. Show them what the right thing to do is by that example instead of just telling them.

    Remember the phrase “try, try again”. Keep trying and don’t give up!

    Have an open heart so that you can let love in and be loved.

    Every morning when you wake up, be grateful for the new day… and the potential for a fresh start.

    To make your dreams come true, you must begin by taking the steps necessary for them to become a reality.

    Lisa Cypers Kamen

    Lisa Cypers Kamen is a filmmaker, positive psychology coach, author, host of Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio, professor and lecturer specializing in the field of sustainable happiness. She is widely recognized as an expert on the subject. Lisa’s acclaimed documentary film co-produced with her now fifteen year-old daughter, Kayla, “H-Factor…Where is your heart?” explores how people in varied circumstances find, generate and share happiness. In addition to her film on happiness, Lisa has also published a number of articles and books entitled, Got Happiness Now?, Are We Happy Yet?, Leadership: Helping Others to Succeed and Reintegration Strategies, about combat trauma and using positive psychology principles to create wellness in a post-war new normal. Lisa’s written work is featured on blogs for the Huffington Post, PositivelyPositive.com and InspireMeToday.com and she is a TEDx community event speaker. In addition, she is the Happiness Expert for the Florida Department of Citrus/ Florida Orange Juice in its Take on the Day campaign. Harvesting Happiness for Heroes™ is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that delivers stigma-free integrated combat trauma recovery services to warriors and their loved ones. Modalities include scientifically proven strengths based Positive Psychology coaching and interdisciplinary tools such as film, yoga, meditation, art and creative writing designed to mindfully empower the client to achieve increased self-mastery, self-esteem and reclaim her/his life. HH4Heroes focuses on the balance of mind, body and emotion resulting in greater overall wellbeing and the transformation of Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS) into Post-Traumatic Growth (PTG). HH4Heroes offers retreat workshops, one-on-one coaching, Battle Buddy programs, as well as our new R.E.B.O.O.T Online virtual community coaching classrooms designed to reach underserved areas. In addition, HH4Heroes deploys Return to Duty™ civilian and corporate training to help welcome a warrior home and into the community and workplace. Lisa is committed to teaching Happiness is an inside job™ and helping others end their needless suffering through intentionally cultivating greater joy.

    For more information, please visit HH4Heroes.orgHarvestingHappiness.com, and HarvestingHappinessTalkRadio.com.

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