The Happier Approach

The Happier Approach

Nancy Jane Smith
Nov 26, 2020 39 min

EP 161: Experimenting with Meditation and Mindfulness - Part 2

I made it to 30 days of practicing meditation and mindfulness. Technically, it was two weeks of meditation and two weeks of mindfulness—and I get into why I broke it into chunks like this in the episode.
Nov 19, 2020 42 min

EP 160: Successfully Navigating Decision Fatigue, COVID, and the Holidays with Michelle Florendo

In a quest to make the holiday decision-making process as easy as possible (or at least a little bit easier), I wanted to talk with Decision Engineer and Coach, Michelle Florendo. She has spent the past 15 years helping hundreds of professionals use the principles of decision engineering to make decisions with less stress and more clarity.
Nov 12, 2020 20 min

EP 159: A Weekend in the Life of High Functioning Anxiety

HFA is sneaky—and it shows up in the most strange and uncomfortable ways. To illustrate, I decided to record the times when my anxiety was exceptionally high this past weekend. My goal was to share what was happening—and how I felt about it—so you could get a behind the scenes look at how HFA plays out in your life and what to do about it.
Nov 05, 2020 32 min

Episode 158: What is Self-Compassion with Gary Ritts

The self-help industry is FULL of concepts that are meant to inspire you into a better version of yourself—go big or go home, love yourself, rewrite your past—but what happens when they’re overused and lose all their meaning? How can they then motivate you to live happier and more fulfilled?
Oct 29, 2020 25 min

Episode 157: Unhooking the Lie that You Need to be Mean to Yourself

For those of us with exceptionally loud Mongers, we can’t WAIT for the day that our Monger disappears. And while we’d like to silence that inner critic once and for all, what happens if you feel like you’d never get anything done without your Monger? What do you do then?
Oct 22, 2020 26 min

Episode 156: What Is Happy?

I decided to ask some of the people in my life—my mom, my second mom, my nephews, and my friend Andrew, who is a philosophy professor at Otterbein University—what they think about happiness and you’ll hear their ideas throughout the show. As you’re listening to this episode, I challenge you to ask yourself: what is happy for you?
Oct 15, 2020 36 min

Episode 155: Experimenting with Meditation and Mindfulness - Part 1

With all the stress in the world recently and my own anxiety, I thought it might be helpful to revisit meditation. Meditation, after all, puts our anxiety front and center. It encourages us to make space for it so that we can soften our feelings of anxiousness and stress. Maybe it could help?
Oct 08, 2020 1 hr 4 min

Episode 154: How to Be the Caretaker of Your Own Radical Personal Empowerment and Self-Love with Amy E. Smith

Amy E. Smith and I are talking about people-pleasing and how saying I’m sorry all the time is just one of the ways that people-pleasing shows up in our lives and how it disempowers us and keeps us disconnected from the people in our lives.
Oct 01, 2020 59 min

Episode 153: How the Conventional Happiness Formula Is Keep Us Stuck with Kim Stobel

As a leadership consultant and happiness coach, Kim helps businesses, organizations, and high-achievers prioritize their health and well-being so they can reach new levels in their business and their life. And as a result, businesses and organizations take massive actions and create positive change in every area.
Sep 24, 2020 1 hr 2 min

Episode 152: Therapy: Committing to Doing it Differently with Riva Stoudt

A lot of my own work, my own soul searching, my own therapy, and a commitment to doing it differently. Committing to doing therapy differently was how I could ultimately make the choice to continue the work and it’s why I’m here today. It’s rare that I meet another therapist who has this same commitment which is why I was so excited to bring you my conversation with Riva Stoudt of Into the Woods Counseling.