1. Is your mood or happiness easily impacted by events or circumstances outside of you?
  2. Is your mind busy and full of chatter?
  3. Do you worry about the future?
  4. Do you find it difficult to say ‘No’ and set limits?
  5. Do you ignore your body’s signals of stress?
  6. Are you generally unaware of what you are feeling when you are feeling it?
  7. Do you feel lonely and wish you had closer relationships?
  8. When you are stressed do you distract yourself so that you don’t have to deal with it?
  9. Do you wish you had more purpose and passion in life?

Your answers to these questions reveal your degree of authentic happiness.

Why does happiness matter? Happy people are healthier, more confident, more creative, have happier and healthier relationships, more productive, recover from illness faster, exercise regularly, live longer and more.

Everyone wants to be happy. In fact, most everything we do is because we believe on some level it will make us happy. Why then do over 70% of people report living in a state of chronic stress, contributing to 80 to 90% of doctor visits? Why do an estimated 1 in 10 adults have depression while 3 in 10 adult have anxiety? And why is it easier to worry or ruminate about stressful issues, than it is to focus on feeling happy and peaceful?

Conventional approaches to happiness are missing significant elements to experiencing long-term happiness. Among these are; the executive power of emotions,the fact that stress hormones take priority over happy hormones, the truth that your mind-body connection is more powerful than your thoughts alone and focusing on your strengths is more effective than analyzing your weaknesses. We have been led to believe that when we are unhappy or stressed, all we need to do is change the way that we think and we will be happier. What happens for most people is they repeat their affirmations, yet at the deeper level of their subconscious mind they don’t believe them. Also, on a day-to-day basis, stress, impatience and overwhelm dominate the day. These two factors won’t allow any real success with positive thinking let alone allow you to create the habit of happiness. Habits of happiness require feeling happy not just thinking happy thoughts.In other words, the strategy for being happy requires more than positive thinking. It is a holistic journey of mind, body and spirit.

Whether you are dealing with high stress, anxiety, or depression or you would like to have greater presence, purpose and passion or you want more fulfilling relationships, better health and confidence with managing your mind, Happy Map Coaching will take you on a step by step journey to develop the habit of happiness. Through a series of experiential and practical strategies we will change subconscious, unsupportive and outdated habits and rewire them for the habit happiness.