Harvesting Happiness: What is Your Happiness?

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  • By Lisa Cypers Kamen.

    Happiness starts with you. It is all about your attitude toward life and the situations you face in daily living. You have to look at what you have accomplished in a day, a week, a month, etc. – not what you haven’t accomplished. If you are having trouble finding happiness in your day and it seems like your attitude is shifting to negative things, here are a few tips for you:

    • Try to change the way you look at things by looking at the bright side.
    • Focus on solutions, not the problems.
    • Listen to music that will lift you up, not bring you down.
    • Watch a comedy movie when you are feeling down; it will make you laugh.
    • Take a few minutes out of your day to read something inspiring.

    When you start to think about negative things, try to change those thoughts to something positive.  Always look at what you have accomplished, not at what you haven’t.

    Every day, do something good for yourself. It can be something as simple as buying a book, eating something you enjoy, or watching your favorite TV show.

    Every day, do at least one thing that makes others happy. You could help out one of your colleagues at work or offer a word of kindness to someone.

    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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    1. Marcelina Hardy
      Marcelina Hardy says:

      Happiness is found within yourself. If you love and accept yourself for who you are – you have found happiness. I have a recent post on my blog about this actually. How cool… 🙂

      • Lisa Kamen
        Lisa Kamen says:

        Hello Marcelina!

        Thanks for taking the time to write. Indeed, self love is one of the many keys to unlock joy. If we can love ourselves fully we can love others in the same way.

        Have a blessed and joyful day!


    2. Arulampalam Ganesasangarlal
      Arulampalam Ganesasangarlal says:

      This is very short and sweet, Focus on solutions not the problem and always look at what you have accomplished not at what you haven’t? are very powerful words of wisdom. Thank you Lisa you’re wonderful and my blessings.


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