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An Open Letter to Self Help Junkies

  Hello My Dear, My love.  I know you. I can so relate to you. The hunger for more books, more articles, more resources that will tell you how to be better, kinder, gentler, happier.  I know the joy from thinking this resources, this tip, this idea will be the answer, I know the exhaustion… Continue Reading

Episode 055: Stay in Your Own Car

A simple (but not always easy) way to avoid drama in our lives. Press  to Listen Transcript: Hi, there, and welcome. You are listening to the Happiness Hacks Podcast, formally Stories from a Quest to Live Happier. It’s the same format, just a different name. I’m your host, Nancy Jane Smith. I’m a licensed professional counselor,… Continue Reading

Episode 054: You are Going to Do it Wrong

A new way of looking at your Inner Critics favorite phrase “you are going to do it wrong.” Press  to Listen Transcript Hi, and welcome. You are listening to The Happiness Hacks podcast formerly Stories from A Quest to Live Happier. Same format, just a different name and I’m your host, Nancy Jane Smith. I’m a… Continue Reading

Meet Your Biggest Fan

For me, a game changer in living happier is listening to the voice of my Biggest Fan. We all have countless voices that are playing in our heads all day, but for the most part, we have three voices. One of them is our Monger. It’s constantly telling us how terrible we are and how much… Continue Reading

Episode 053: Asking for Help…Why is it so Hard?

One of the ways to decrease overwhelm is to ask for help, and yet we are SO resistant to it.  In this episode, I explore that resistance and what to do about it. Press  to Listen Transcript: Hi, and welcome. You are listening to the Happiness Hacks podcast, formerly Stories from a Quest to Live Happier.… Continue Reading