4 Steps To Happiness

4 Steps To Happiness

Posted on: November 4th, 2016 by authenticity

We had the privilege to speak for the Doris Howell Foundation, an organization dedicated to women’s health research and education. What an amazing night! Check out a recap of the evening on their blog ‘The 4 things you can start doing TODAY on your journey to happiness‘.   Hilary Stokes Ph.D. and Kim Ward Ph.D. […]

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4 Game-Changing Brain Science Discoveries Redefining Happiness

4 Game-Changing Brain Science Discoveries Redefining Happiness

Posted on: October 30th, 2015 by authenticity

Our latest article is inspired by our passion for happiness!! Check in out on psyhcentral.com http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2015/10/26/4-game-changing-brain-science-discoveries-redefining-happiness/ Hilary Stokes Ph.D. and Kim Ward Ph.D. have been a team for 20 years, specializing in mind, body, spirit psychology. They are the authors of the bestselling books The Happy Map: Your roadmap to the habit of happiness and […]

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Compassion – Open Your Heart

Compassion – Open Your Heart

Posted on: July 13th, 2015 by Kim Hilary

We attended the Global Meditation for Compassion this past Saturday at the Chopra Institute in San Diego, Ca. With smiles from ear to ear and warmth filling our hearts we meditated in a packed room of 1500 like-minded people while 220 countries tuned in live across the global telecast. We came together for the singular […]

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Hormone Boost from Holiday Socials

Hormone Boost from Holiday Socials

Posted on: December 14th, 2012 by Kim Hilary

Get a Hormone Boost from Your Holiday Socials Did you know that the holidays offer an opportunity for you to strengthen one of the top predictors of lasting happiness? Here are a few hints about what we are referring to. Lasting happiness is not found in… Buying presents or opening presents. Eating festive foods or […]

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Get Out of Your Own Way

Get Out of Your Own Way

Posted on: October 14th, 2012 by Kim Hilary

Getting In Your Own Way A ship is safe in harbor but that is not what ships are for. ~ William Shedd Purpose is positively correlated with three fundamental aspects of life experience; wealth, health and happiness. Why then are more people not on the purposeful path reaping these amazing benefits? As you set out […]

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Emotions Are Energy

Emotions Are Energy

Posted on: August 28th, 2012 by Kim Hilary

What are emotions? Let’s start by exploring a basic understanding of emotions that will likely be dramatically different than what you have believed up to this point. What we think of as emotion is the experience of energy moving through the body. This is generally felt as sensations of contraction such as tension or expansion […]

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Nutritional Stress Management

Nutritional Stress Management

Posted on: June 10th, 2012 by Kim Hilary

The stresses of modern life have conditioned the mind and body into states of chronic stress. When you perceive stress your body responds via your hormone glands, releasing two primary stress hormones: adrenaline and cortisol. These two hormones have a widespread impact on every system and organ in your body. Specifically they lead to an […]

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Bodymind & The #1 Health Challenge

Bodymind & The #1 Health Challenge

Posted on: June 6th, 2012 by Kim Hilary

Heart Disease Let’s take a look at the bodymind connection as it relates to the #1 health challenge faced by men and women in North America, heart disease. It is still hard to fathom but 1 in 2.5 women will die of heart disease compared 1 in 30 from breast cancer.  Women have different symptoms […]

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The Pursuit of Happiness

The Pursuit of Happiness

Posted on: April 8th, 2012 by Kim Hilary

The Pursuit of Happiness: Life’s Ultimate Aim When asked what most people want in life, they will tell you it is to be happy. Typically, if they answer with some other external factor such as financial freedom, material gain, love relationship or degree of success this is most often because they believe acquiring this will […]

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Happiness Set Point

Happiness Set Point

Posted on: July 1st, 2010 by Kim Hilary

Glass Half Full or Glass Half Empty? Mainstream thought has traditionally believed that happiness is hardwired. Consequently, throughout one’s life whether gaining a job or losing one, getting married or divorced, there are those who will view these circumstances more optimistically while others will take a more glass half empty view. This is known as […]

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