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Episode 136: Learning the Practice of Joy with Danielle Brooker

“You should be grateful,” they say. 

“It isn’t that bad. I’m just whining,” you tell yourself. 

“I shouldn’t be so negative. I have so much to be positive about in my life.” 

Man, oh, man! We really beat ourselves up for not being able to stick with positive thoughts all the time. The minute we start to feel negativity—like fear, anger, or doubt—we’re trained to step in with positivity. 

Yet anger, sadness, and doubt have things to teach us. If we skip right over these “negative emotions,” we never get to experience life on a deeper level. 

Today, I’m thrilled to talk with Danielle Brooker who helps busy, always-on women ditch stress and reclaim their joy. She owns The Daisy Patch, where she offers private coaching and group masterminds as well as digital courses. She also hosts the podcast, Let It Shine, and is a Forbes Magazine author. 

In this episode, Danielle and I totally geek out about the differences between joy, happiness, and positive thinking. There is so much good stuff here and I can’t wait for you to hear it. 

Listen to the full episode to hear:

  • What the difference is between joy and happiness
  • How joy and positive thinking work together yet how they are completely different
  • How you can be uncertain and feel really bad and at the same time experience joy
  • Why she refers to her online home as The Daisy Patch 

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I’ve been working with women like you living with hidden anxiety every day for over 20 years as a coach and counselor.

I wrote The Happier Approach to give you a framework for dealing with your anxiety and start living happier.

The Happier Approach will help you understand the voices in your head and what to do with them. It’s not another woo-woo self-help book that asks you to think positively and live your best life. It’s a practical guidebook for getting out of survival mode and finding a genuinely happy and productive life.

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