Are We Happy Yet?: Eight Keys to Unlocking a Joyful Life

Are We Happy Yet?: Eight Keys to Unlocking a Joyful Life

by Lisa Cypers Kamen

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Overview

Are We Happy Yet? Eight Keys to Unlocking a Joyful Life is an exciting fusion of science and heart, filled with successful tools and techniques for creating your personal "happiness revolution."

Lisa Cypers Kamen, an internationally recognized applied positive psychology coach and expert in life-crisis recovery, reveals her breakthrough system for cultivating sustainable happiness and well-being–regardless of life's drama, trauma, or challenges.

Her inspiring and practical tips, keys, and exercises will boost your "Happiness-Factor" to new levels and show you how to tap into the joy and peace you deserve. You'll learn how to:

- Accept the past for what it is–a reference point, not a destination
- Embrace the truth that while life is tough, you can be happy
- Transform your relationship with yourself from enemy to ally
- Appreciate why less is often more
- Focus on what's right with your life, not what's wrong
- Control the only person you can–yourself
- Invest in yourself to become more mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually fit
- Use your newly discovered joy to become a more positive and productive influence in the world–and much more

"As a reformed depressed person, I did not wander into my happy place. There was a personal evolution to my happiness revolution," says Lisa of her own journey. A sought-after expert in life-crisis triage, including addiction and trauma recovery, she is acclaimed for her dynamic "H-Factor" process that makes it possible for anyone to elevate their well-being through attention, intention, and action.

Lisa's proven techniques and work as host of the popular Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio show have helped millions of people around the world generate more joy and fulfillment in their lives.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780996213134
Publisher: Dragon Gypsy
Publication date: 03/20/2017
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Lisa Cypers Kamen, MA, is an internationally recognized applied positive psychology coach, author, speaker, documentary filmmaker, and the creator as well as host of the popular Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio show. Lisa's global practice focuses on addiction as well as trauma and life-crisis recovery to help clients balance their minds, bodies, and emotions, create greater overall well-being, and transform Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS) into Post-Traumatic Growth (PTG). She is a frequent radio, television, and print media expert and guest as well as a TEDx speaker.

Read an Excerpt

"Happiness is a mysterious thing. We all want it, we all crave it, and still, we can't always have it no matter what we do. Although advertisements try to convince us that if we take the right pill we can be happy all the time, that's simply not true. Because life isn't always happy. This sounds harsh, but it's the truth. Happiness doesn't naturally spring up from beneath our feet each day. And that's because life isn't perfect. In fact, it can be downright cruel and unreasonable at times. And that's okay, because no matter what life throws at us, we have free will and we can use it all to our advantage.

Stuff happens. Every second many are born and many die. Life is filled with tension, disappointment, trauma, illness, and struggle as well as pleasure, excitement, satisfaction, beauty, and simplicity. Life is a "wiggly" experience. It moves this way and then it moves that way, often at the same time as happiness is regularly tinged by difficulty. Life is bittersweet.

How do you wiggle? How do you deal with the roller-coaster ride of life? How do you deal with hardships? Do you go with the flow or do you fight the tide?

When things go wrong, do you play the victim and engage in pity parties that don't serve you? I'm a big proponent of allowing myself the space and opportunity to acknowledge as well as feel what's happening, perhaps gripe about it a bit, comfort myself to the best of my ability with healthy strategies then move on. Wallowing is nothing but a stew that gets thicker with time. Or do you realize that you have the power to control your expectations, your reactions, your choices, and yourself?"

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