Have you ever noticed how some people just seem get the happy, no matter what life throws at them? Do you ever feel like, you could be happy too if you could just be more like they were? It's one thing to get happy, but it's a whole different thing to stay there. Sometimes happy can be very elusive and hard to find, let alone keep. Happy Life is a lifestyle where one secures and sustains joy in every circumstance. So, just how does one keep happy when life hits and hits hard? Listen and find out why Happy Life podcasts have been virtually off the grid for 2 months, what I learned regarding this topic of sustaining the happy, as well as find out what I learned at the State Fair, particularly at one vendor's booth.
Life can be tough enough the way it is without us adding any trouble to it. What do you do when you just can't perform at the level you think you could be performing at? Oftentimes we find us beating ourselves up. Come listen to this powerful story of one incredible young man and how God actually helped him stop beating himself up...literally.
It is so great to be back home after a month away speaking at Camp Daniel, a camp for people with disabilities. Out of the north woods and back to Happy Life Studios and the internet, and back to producing Happy Life Podcasts. So in this episode I will reminisce a little about some of the powerful things I saw this last month as well as share a quite inspirational story.
Shout out to James Kocian for the music Twitter.com/JamesKocian
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I've spent the last month in the north woods speaking to, encouraging and hanging out with the awesome people of Camp Daniel, a camp for people with disabilities. We knew we wouldn't have the correct equipment or time to produce a weekly podcast up there, so we've tried something new by taking Happy Life podcasts live via livecasting on our facebook pages facebook.com/StevoHays and
We hope you've been able to check them out. They are still on those pages for you to see if you haven't been able to yet. I have really enjoyed doing those. Camp Daniel is such a powerful life changing place, that I really wanted to share it with you. I was unexpectedly able to tweak a couple things and wrangle up some spare time to actually record and post this, bonus I guess you would say, podcast during my time at Camp Daniel. So please check it out. I talk about Camp Daniel, some world changing teenagers, a stupid choice I made involving a relay race which resulted in a pulled hamstring and a bruise the size of Lake Michigan, as well as a lesson or 2 I learned over my time here so far this summer. Enjoy!
Have you ever entered summer really excited but exited it feeling blah? Is there any way to stop that?
Listen as we talk about how to not only make your summer incredible, but make it count as well. We will also let you in on some exciting changes for Happy Life podcasts this summer. We can't wait. It's going to be a great summer here at Happy Life Studios.
You have a whole summer ahead of you. How are you going to spend it?
Would you like to make this summer stand out or would you rather just let it happen and spend it like you have every other year?
We all struggle with being or staying happy. To be happy is one thing, but to live happy takes work - it doesn't just happen. Don't be fooled, sooner or later, everyone struggles with happy. Sometimes those that seem the happiest can actually be struggling with it the most. So, be encouraged. See, you're probably happier already. In this episode I talk about the personal struggle I've been having with my happy lately. What does one do when life seems to relentlessly sap the happy? For me, there was only one thing I could do. Listen and find out what that is.
Have you ever seen the 80's TV commercials "This is your brain on drugs?" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ub_a2t0ZfTs In this episode we'll talk about "This is your brain on happy." I will talk about a truth I recently learned about that helped me and my happy and I know will help you with yours. So listen, share, get happy and make others happy too.
Have you ever lost a close friend? Ever wish you were better at relationships? Keeping them or making them better? It's pretty difficult, if not near impossible, to live a happy life without good relationships. So in this episode, we talk about a simple truth to make all our relationships better and even restore some wounded ones.
Special thanks to James Kocian facebook.com/james.kocian.1 twitter.com/JamesKocian for providing some of the music in this episode.
Happy Memorial Day!
Many, if not most, will enjoy a great holiday weekend this weekend. Many with friends, family and BBQ. But those who choose to remember will enjoy their holiday weekend even more. So, we recorded this special Memorial Day podcast to help us remember, and to honor those who have fought and even given their lives for our freedom and our happy.
Have a HAPPY Memorial Day, and a HAPPY LIFE!
Ever felt broken or found your life in need of repair? The good news is that God loves to fix things. The bad news is many are embarrassed their life needs any kind of improvement at all. So, instead of giving God the hammer, many decide to try and fix up their lives on their own, when the master architect, designer and builder is waiting right outside the front door of our life, ringing the doorbell with His tool belt on. This is backward thinking.
In this episode I talk about one of my wife's and my favorite HGTV shows "Fixer Upper" starring Chip and Joanna Gaines. I find it interesting that when it comes to buying or remodeling a house, we have no problem asking for help or hiring professionals just like Chip and Joanna, to come in and do their handiwork. Knocking down walls, replacing cabinets, ripping up floors. We know the house needs work so we simply get the help we need. No questions asked or regret felt. I believe our lives are a lot like houses. Fixer Uppers in continual need of remodeling. Constant reconstruction. However, when it comes to us and our broken hearts, mental pain, personal nightmares, bad habits, or other sad states of affairs, we have a difficult time getting or admitting we need any kind of help at all. This is why we feel crappy. But be encouraged, the journey from crappy to happy is pretty simple. So listen and be encouraged. You are of high value and God made and loves you just the way you are. Ding Dong. Someone's at the door. Are you going to answer it?
Another Perfect Day by James Kocian twitter.com/jameskocian facebook.com/james.kocian.1
When it comes to our goals, dreams and plans, most would pick the interstate so they could arrive there as quickly as possible. Because when it comes to success who wants to drive 55? After all, Life is a Highway and I want to drive it all night long. However, sometimes life takes the back roads instead. But that's OK. The back roads actually have a lot to offer that one will never ever get from taking the highway. I know this, because not only do I march to the beat of a different drum, I also take the road less traveled, so I happen to be an expert on back roads. Don't get me wrong, originally I had planned to take the quick route to success and changing the world, but God had a different plan for me and I've noticed that I'm not the only one. Listen and be encouraged. You might just change your mind about the back roads and enjoy the ride of life a lot more. Life is a back road and I want to drive it all night long.