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Newsletter 8-1-2018

Welcome to the Happiness Zone my Extraordinary Friend!

Practice CPR which is: Continuous Positive Reinforcement



Being right feeds your ego.

Being happy feeds your soul.

Happiness is the difference between being right and doing right!

You cannot control an ecstatic person; it is impossible. You can control only a miserable person. An ecstatic person is bound to be free. Ecstasy is freedom. When you are ecstatic, you cannot be reduced to being a slave. You cannot be destroyed so easily; you cannot be persuaded to live in a prison.” – Osho

Learn Happiness For Free!

You’ve already paid too much for your unhappiness. 

Learn From World Famous Happiness Teachers.

Senia Maymin, Ph.D.
Mike Duffy
Loretta LaRoche
Tina Garrity

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  Be Happy – It’s The Law!  




Our next presentation is: Happiness School of Higher Education. By Lionel Ketchian. Attend this meeting and you will acquire the knowledge and skills for being happy. Happiness Can Benefit All Of Us. Come and take part in getting valuable tools and techniques for making your life the best it can be. Suffered enough? Do you really need to suffer anymore? Are you ready to learn to Be Happy? Being Happy will help you, suffer less and evolve spiritually. Master these strategies to lessen your suffering. External events are difficult for us. Without the right tools to deal with the turbulence you experience unhappiness in life. Your happiness will empower you and keep you on track. You now have the opportunity of learning to keep your happiness no matter what.

Date & Time: Thursday, August 23, 2018, from 7:00 – 8:45 P.M.
Place: the Fairfield Public Library, 1080 Old Post Road, Fairfield, CT 06824
Meetings are held monthly on a Thursday.
Everyone is welcome; admission is free. Meet some wonderful people using happiness in their lives. Learn to have the peace of mind you need and experience happiness now.
Future meetings will be at the Fairfield Public Library. For further info: wwwHappinessClub.com

e-mail PrintLRK@aol.com, call 203-258-7777.



Join Bernie Siegel, M.D. & Lionel Ketchian for a discussion on Happiness and its Benefits. Lionel Ketchian is the co-host with Dr. Bernie Siegel on Mind Health Matters radio programs. Lionel is also the co-host on “The Happiness Show,” broadcast on TV by Cablevision of Connecticut.
Take part in getting valuable tools and techniques for making your life the best it can be. Suffered enough? Do you really need to suffer anymore? Are you ready to learn to Be Happy? Being Happy will help you, suffer less and evolve spiritually. External events are difficult for us without the right tools to deal with the turbulence that we all experience in life. Master these strategies to lessen your suffering. Your happiness can empower you and keep you on track. Learn to have the peace of mind you need and experience happiness now.

Everyone is welcome; meetings are free and no reservations are required. Meet some wonderful people using happiness in their lives.
Date & Time: Tuesday, August 21, from 6:00 to 7:45 PM.
Place: The Woodbridge Town Library located at 10 Newton Road, Woodbridge, CT 06525.
We meet in the new meeting hall at the Library. Meetings are free of charge and no reservations are required. Meetings are held once a month. Future meeting will be on Wednesday, September 26, 2018.
For further info website: www.HappinessClub.com. e-mail PrintLRK@aol.com, call 203-258-7777.




Consider this your invitation to join us for another insightful and inspiring meeting. We have some great people to share with you at this meeting, don’t miss out on it! Lionel Ketchian is the facilitator of this group. Everyone that has been reading and applying Michael A. Singer’s work from his book: The Untethered Soul will benefit from attending this group. It has made a big difference in my life. We discuss the concepts that will empower each of us and benefit one another as well.
Do you want to feel happier and less stressed? Do you want to feel more personal power in your life? Come, MEET, EAT & GREET! Join us for monthly meetings to gather and eat together and discuss ways, tools and techniques to free ourselves from many of life’s problems and challenges.

Date: Wednesday August 1, 2018.
Time: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM (come when you can, leave when you like)
New Meeting Place: Osaka Hibachi Buffet (Chinese Buffet) 955 Ferry Blvd, Stratford, CT 06614 (The Dock Shopping Center) www.osakahibachibuffet.com
Cost: $7.99 for lunch. Less for seniors.
Ask for the Happiness Club group tables. If you are interested in this group, make sure you register.




Looking forward to seeing new and old members joining us. Discussion will be wild, off the wall, and of course about being in our “happy place.”
Date & Time: Wednesday, August 8, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM.
New Location: SBC RESTAURANT 33 New Haven Ave.Milford, CT 06460 (Our new location)
You do not have to order food.
Everyone is welcome; admission is free. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month.
Bert Boquet is the group facilitator. Bert’s Phone: 203-693-3638, e-mail  bertboquet@hotmail.com
Bert Boquet is a hypnotherapy and parapsychologist. He is from New Orleans, Louisiana area. For many years he has been lecturing, doing seminars and workshops on self help and motivational issues. His practical and sensible approach to these modalities makes them relevant and effective.




Rev. Lynette Turner will offer a sermon for the month of August.
Date & Time: Sunday service is from:10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.
Location: Mystics By The Sea, 394 New Haven Avenue, Milford, CT 06460
New Beginning is an interfaith/interspiritual community where all are welcome and appreciated.
Rev. Lynette Turner phone: (203) 257-9120. E-mail: Lynettepostivebliss@gmail.com  Website: www.positivebliss.com ;
Lynette is a Positivoligist™, motivational speaker, and Positivity/Life Strategist coach. She is also a certified dream teacher with the Robert Moss School of Active Dreaming, an Angelspeake facilitator, and an ordained interfaith/interspiritual minister. Sign up on Lynette’s website for her free weekly Positivity Message and tell your friends! Sessions and Workshops for Health & Happiness www.positivebliss.com. http//www.twitter.com/lynettebliss and http/www.facebook.com/608418443. B.L.I.S.S =BelieveLife Is Something Special. Because it is, and so are you.




Our next presentation is: Soul Expansion (Realize Your Radiance through Kundalini) by Jennifer Greenwald.
Kundalini is your life force energy. It is the essence of what makes you YOU. Kundalini is an effective tool to help you expand your consciousness and awareness for a deeper connection with Spirit. It helps you to move beyond self-imposed limitations and live in your highest potential. It is pure energy that ignites healing on the physical and emotional levels. Essentially, Kundalini is a dynamic system of breath-work, movement, meditation, and mantra that delivers you to a greater awareness of Self and the Infinite.
As Yogi Bhajan, the great master of kundalini yoga, said, “Kundalini is the science to unite the finite with Infinity, and it’s the art to experience Infinity in the finite.”
Included in this presentation:
* a brief history of kundalini yoga and it’s benefits
* light kundalini movement and breathing techniques to experience kundalini energy flowing through you
* understanding the power of mantra
* learn an ancient mantra and meditate in Oneness
* understanding music and sound as a healing modality
** Pete Onofrio will be accompanying the presentation with thoughtful explanations on sound healing as well as offering live music during the mantra meditation.
In a world where we can easily be pulled off center by external influences, Jennifer encourages individuals to re-center and reconnect to their inner voice. She believes our main purpose is to transform darkness into light in order to live rich and radiant lives.
Jennifer received a BA in Education from Florida Atlantic University. Education remains a central focus for Jennifer as she follows her passion for spiritual and holistic living. She received her health coach training from the renowned Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She is also a certified Reiki 1 practitioner and has trained along side Gabriel Bernstein when completing her level 2 Spirit Junkie training.
Jennifer’s central focus and intense training has been in the kundalini yoga lineage. She continually trains with master teachers Ravi Singh and Ana Brett in the revolutionary style of kundalini yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan. She has over 500 hours of teacher training and considers herself an eternal student and teacher of Kundalini yoga, which is the basis of her spiritual teaching. She delivers her classes, workshops and coaching sessions with a little humor and a whole lotta soul.

To learn more about Jennifer, visit: jennifergreenwald.com.

Date & Time: Wednesday, August 29, from 7:00 – 9:00 P.M.
Place: The meetings will be held at Hubley Hall, adjacent to the First Congregational Church on the green in Madison. the library will be closing for renovations so I had to find a new spot!!!
No reservations are required. Everyone is welcome; admission is free and open to all. Meetings are held on the last Wednesday of each month, except for holiday months. Tina Garrity is the group facilitator for over 10 years. For more info contact Tina Garrity at Ting45@aol.com. Tina’s phone: 203-245-2632.




Presents: “Choose Happiness,” with Lisa Brown. Lisa is a positive psychology life coach, passionate about helping individuals and couples lead happier lives by unearthing and tapping into their strengths, values and desires. Years ago, while in a challenging marriage, Lisa found herself searching to learn how to be happier. Rather than focusing on what wasn’t working in her life through traditional therapy, she knew she wanted to give herself permission to dream about who she could be at her best. Lisa studied positive psychology with Tal Ben Shahar, through Wholebeing Institute. She experienced firsthand the lessons and life-changing tools the science of happiness provides. She found the courage and strength to create a life where she is free to shine. From the personal success of her own journey, Lisa is dedicated to helping others discover the joy and fulfillment that comes from living a life of gratitude, self-validation and self-worth. In Lisa’s own words; “Positive psychology taught me that almost half of my happiness is within my immediate control. I choose to work that half like an athlete, because feeling good, feels great.” Lisa coaches one on one, conducts empowering workshops, teaches the proven tools and lessons positive psychology offers, and mentors new coaches striving for success. Recently, Lisa has expanded her reach through webinars and public speaking. Lisa is certified in positive psychology, a certified professional positive psychology life coach, ELI MP (Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner), and specializes in relationships; always starting with the one we have with ourselves.

The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it. ~Eckhart Tolle

Through humorous anecdotes, that include, of all things, a garage door and dirty dishes, Lisa Brown will have you feeling better from the inside out. We all have something that gnaws at us, frustrates us, or we feel badly about. Now, let’s shift those negative feelings to positive feelings. Lisa will help you learn to lift that weight from you’re your shoulders, to make your daily life more pleasant. We can increase and create happiness through our thoughts. Lisa’s approach is realistic; she will help you develop the skills to be aware of the thought that create negative feelings, and to convert them to positive ones. She will tell you, “If you don’t like how you feel about something change your thought!”

We may not be able to make every situation rosy but we can certainly find a way to feel better. When all else fails, use Lisa’s secret weapon: LAUGH! www.LisaBrownLifeCoach.com

All are welcome! Best in happiness and love, Audrey, Hartford Happiness Club
Date & Time: Thursday, August 2, 2018 , from 7:00 – 8:30 PM.
Place: Town and County Club, 22 Woodland Street, Hartford, CT 06105
Beverage Bar available. Free admission and parking.
R.S.V.P. Appreciated but optional. By e-mail to: audreybcarlson@cox.net or call: 860-841-5894
Audrey Carlson is the Facilitator.  I welcome anyone and everyone to join me to share, learn and grow together. I believe we are all connected for a reason. There are no coincidences, this I know for sure. Please accept my heartfelt gratitude for your continued support in helping make the Hartford Happiness Club the best it can be!
With Love & Happiness, Audrey.




We meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 1:45.
Date & Time: Tuesday, August 8, at 1:45 P.M.
Place: Benchmark Senior Living at Split Rock, 708a Bridgeport Avenue, Shelton, CT 06484

Theresa Waldron-Yancoskie is the club facilitator. She is the Director of Resident Lifestyle at Benchmark at Split Rock. Her e-mail is: twyancoskie@benchmarkquality.comTheresa is the Director of Resident Lifestyle at Benchmark at Split Rock. Theresa’s phone number is: 203-929-1111.
Everyone is welcome; admission is free. Meet some wonderful people using happiness in their lives. Learn to have the peace of mind you need and experience happiness now. Happiness Club meets every second Tuesday of each month at 1:30 P.M. Future meetings at the Benchmark Senior Living at Split Rock will be every second Tuesday. This is a Happiness Club for Seniors that has been created to share the benefits of being happy. Happiness Club meetings will give you a rational, common sense approach to accept a positive view of life and deal with the things you cannot change.




8:00 – 9:30 PM (Eastern Time). Recovery International offers meetings to men and women of all Dr. Shawn Blau, Ph.D., leads a free online Recovery International meeting, every Thursday evening from ages. The meetings ease suffering from mental health issues and life’s frustrations. By gaining skills to lead more peaceful and productive lives, many are helped. In the last 80 years RI has equipped over 1 million people with tools to control behavior and change attitudes. The mission of Recovery International is to use the cognitive-behavioral, peer-to-peer, self-help training system developed by Abraham Low, MD, to help individuals.
To attend the free online meeting, just follow this link and register:
Additional information is available on the Recovery International website at:




(National Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance) Twenty years ago, the Greenwich Chapter, recognizing the need within our community, started a chapter in Greenwich, Connecticut. We have been pleased both with the response to the program and with our ability to have helped hundreds of patients and family members. We hold weekly meetings on Fridays from 2:30 – 4:30 PM in a lovely residence in Greenwich, CT.
How Does It Work? The only requirement for participation in our group, which is open to patients and family members, is that the participant with depression or bipolar disorder be under the supervision of a psychiatrist.
There is no charge. Individuals with Depression or Bipolar Disorder from Fairfield and Westchester Counties are welcome to attend as are their friends and family who wish to learn more and be supportive.
John Tamerin, M.D. is the group facilitator and a psychiatrist. phone #: 203-661-8282,
e-mail: jtamerin@optonline.net website: http://dbsagreenwichct.com/




Get ready to get happier simply by talking about happiness! We’ll be in the cafe. Look for our red Meetup sign. Please feel free to arrive late or leave early. It’s great if you can RSVP in advance, but in case you can’t, come anyway. As a reminder, this group has two goals. The first is to explore the relationship between happiness and goodness. The second, much more fun, goal is for us to become much happier just by getting together and talking about happiness. The theory behind this second goal comes from a classic psychology study showing that by simply talking regularly about happiness we can become much happier.
While we’ll depart from them whenever and however much we may wish, like by talking about gratitude, acts of kindness, meditation and other happiness techniques, the following list of 14 topics will serve as a backdrop for our discussions.
Here’s some background on the research our group is based on. In 1980 three New Zealand researchers found that after eight 2-hour conversation sessions about happiness over four weeks, their subjects reported a 22 percent increase in their happiness. Continuing their twice-weekly sessions, by the sixteenth week they reported being 42 percent happier. This group has too many meetings each month to list. Please go on the Meetup link below to learn more.
Sign up on Meetup at:
Sign up for even more meetings in New York City: http://www.meetup.com/Conversations-New-York/
George Ortega is the group organizer.
Everyone is welcome; admission is free. Meet some wonderful people using happiness in their lives. Learn to have the peace of mind you need and experience happiness now.




People Who Need People – Exploring Relationships
http://www.meetup.com/People-Who-Need-People-Exploring-Relationships/ ;;;;;;
Hi Everyone, I’m writing to let you know I’ve just started a new group called People Who Need People – Exploring Relationships. It will meet each 1st and 3rd Tuesday from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at Barnes and Nobel in White Plains, New York. Here are some of the details:
First, our events are always free, it’s okay to arrive late or leave early, and rsvping isn’t absolutely necessary to attend our meetings.
A very dear friend once told me that life is about relationships. This twice-a-month Meetup is mostly about those who mean the most to us – our family, our romantic partner, and our friends. It is also about our co-workers and acquaintances, and about those special people we have yet to meet. Since about 90 percent of us here in the U.S. believe in God, or a higher power, it is also about our relationship with this power. Last, but certainly not least, it’s also about our relationship with ourselves.
Our group is really about our becoming happier. Why? Because decade after decade, as researchers have ask tens of thousands of us what our main source of happiness is, our number one answer has always been “other people.”
So, we’ll talk about how to best enjoy our relationships, how to improve those that need improving, how to get new ones started, and how to make our lives richer and happier by getting better and better at giving the people in our lives the consideration and attention that they, and we, deserve.
Sign up on Meetup at: http://www.meetup.com/People-Who-Need-People-Exploring-Relationships/
George Ortega is the group organizer.
Everyone is welcome; admission is free. Meet some wonderful people using happiness in their lives. Learn to have the peace of mind you need and experience happiness now.




Celebrating over 12 years at the Bridge House Happiness Club. Our connection has been an incredible experience that keeps us growing. Bridge House is a Clubhouse which is modeled on the Fountain House model of psychiatric rehabilitation. The men and women who attend assist with the running of the program, which helps to restore their sense of purpose, dignity and self worth. Members also work at part time jobs, with staff providing intensive supports. Meetings are on the first Thursday of each month at 1:30 PM. Lionel Ketchian is the group facilitator. If you may be interested in attending a meeting, you must contact Maureen Cuda, MSW, LCSW at mcuda@bridgehousect.org or call Maureen at: 203-335-5339.