Archive for the Category: How To A.S.K.

Posted February 9, 2020 by

Earlier last week I found myself spinning with anxiety. I kept saying to myself, “Ok, you need to practice A.S.K.,” so I would acknowledge my feelings (“I am feeling sad and overwhelmed”), and then I would move on to slowing down and getting into my body, and then kindly pulling back to see the big […]

Posted September 1, 2019 by

Over the next few weeks, I want to talk about some common symptoms of High Functioning Anxiety. The challenge with HFA is how socially acceptable it is — there is a fine line between “normal stress and anxiety” and HFA. Hopefully these posts will make that line a little more clear. People with High Functioning […]

Posted January 28, 2018 by

Part 3 of my system for quieting your Monger (inner critic) and hearing from your Biggest Fan.  In which I chat about stress, Mongers, BFFs and the potential healing power of Tim Horton’s doughnuts. Press  to Listen Transcript: Hi and welcome. You are listening to the Happiness Hacks Podcast, and I’m your host Nancy Jane Smith. […]

Posted January 21, 2018 by

Part 2 of my system for quieting your Monger (inner critic) and hearing from your Biggest Fan.  Gain peace, productivity and be happier. 1st step: Acknowledge What You Are Feeling.  I promise it isn’t as painful as it sounds. Press  to Listen Transcript: Hey there and welcome. You are listening to the Happiness Hacks podcast, and […]

Posted January 14, 2018 by

Today I am sharing my system for quieting your Monger (inner critic) and hearing from your Biggest Fan.  Gain peace, productivity and be happier. Press  to Listen Transcript: Hey everyone, I am so excited to be back. It has been quite a while before Thanksgiving before I did a podcast. I have missed you all, and […]

Posted April 23, 2017 by

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. […]

Posted January 14, 2017 by

One of my intentions for the past 6 months is slowing down and not get so caught up in the ‘hustle’ of go, go, go (which tends to be my default). What has surprised me the most, is the more I practice slowing down throughout the day, the more I accomplish and the better I […]

Posted May 3, 2015 by

A few months ago, I had a new client come into my office.  We were talking about her life and the changes she wanted to make. And she said to me, “I want my life to be one of those Pinterest quotes…you know…’live your big dreams’, ‘go BIG or go Home’..etc.” “I feel like life is […]

Posted November 23, 2014 by

One of my favorite words is intentional.  I believe that when we bring intention to our lives we can reduce anxiety and live happier.  Too often we make decisions from a place of obligation, should, guilt, or habit.  The most frequent compliment I receive from clients is that I help them get honest about their […]

Posted October 9, 2014 by

  Ugh, life lessons!  I think most of us have a love-hate relationships with life lessons. As we move through life, we all have things we need to learn, forgiveness, shame resilience, relationships, jobs, etc.  Sometimes the lesson is simple, and sometimes it takes us years to master it. Something we tend to forget about […]