22 Woodland Street Hartford   (860) 841-5894
Happy Thanksgiving

 

It’s Your Choice

 

December 5, 2019 from 7-8:30 PM

alexia bouckoms

 

Alexia Bouckoms

Introducing Alexia Bouckoms as an extraordinary example how she made her way through the unimaginable to redefine her life as a shining example of how to live life and its blessings.

Until 23 years ago I could be described as ‘Alexia Bouckoms, a dentist and public health researcher, mother of three children, and wife of Anthony John Bouckoms’. Then on February 25, 1996 while driving home from an indoor soccer game during a terrible windstorm my life was altered in unfathomable ways when a tree fell on our car resulting in the death of my husband and six year old son sitting in the back seat, in a spinal cord injury for me, and non-life-threatening injuries for my other two children. Since regaining consciousness 39 days later I have strived to fashion a life out of the rubble. Most importantly I can say that Sarah and Miles have gone on to lead enviable, well-adjusted lives. Upon gathering my physical, emotional and psychological strengthens I was able to provide a stable homestead and did my best to raise money and awareness regarding the possibility of restoring function following my spinal cord injury. At first I couldn’t imagine living without half of my body functioning. But now I can truly say I’ve had a remarkable time in spite of Not Walking. Sure I would be delighted if there were a ‘cure’ for my paralysis. However, I can’t wait to walk to live my life. I have to live it now.

 

Please Join Me In Welcoming Alexia Thursday December 5th.

All are welcome!

Best in happiness and love,

Audrey

Hartford Happiness Club
Town & County Club
22 Woodland Street
Hartford, Connecticut 06105
Free Admission and Parking.  All are welcome!!

audreybcarlson@cox.net
860.841.5894
R.S.V.P. Appreciated but optional.
7-8:30 PM

 

Please join me in welcoming our November Guest Speaker Joyce Saltman.

 

Thursday November 7, 2019 from 7-8:30 PM

 

Topic: A Humorous Look at Aging and Sex

 

joyce saltman

Joyce Saltman

A Humorous Look at Aging and Sex

Through a minimum of scientific data and a maximum of humor, this session will deal with the trials and tribulations of being a Senior! Combining research about this important topic for the “senior citizen” set (those of us who are old but not dead!), Joyce will show the beauty of having loving relationships rather than Olympic sex, how insignificant “perfect bodies” are (when our vision is not that good anyway!), and how to see all of our aging issues in a humorous light.

 

About Joyce Saltman

Joyce Saltman is a professor Emeritus of Special Education at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, CT. She chose to receive her doctoral degree from Columbia, because she loved the color of their doctoral gown. It was no small feat that she was able to persuade her mentor to allow her to write her dissertation on “Humor in Adult Learning.” She also holds four graduate degrees in the fields of Special Education and Counseling. Joyce’s innovative teaching style has led to the development of a graduate course entitled. “The Enhancement of Learning Through Humor,” as well as a summer institute called, “Healing, Education Laughter and Play (HELP).”

Her experience in the areas of education, therapy, and comedy has provided an outstanding background for her research on “The Therapeutic Value of Laughter.” Since 1983, when Joyce began lecturing on “Laughter,” she has been interviewed by national radio and TV. Her dynamic seminars and articles, always peppered with humor, address such topic as dealing with difficult people, laughter as therapy, parenting, and relationships. Her goal is to enlighten, educate, and entertain while the audience laughs. Joyce has been speaking on “Laughter” and related uplifting topics since 1983, and hopes to be able to die laughing – but not too soon!!!

Joyce is the 2015 recipient of the Doug Fletcher Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for the Applied and Therapeutic Humor (AATH). She also is the first winner of the Outstanding Faculty Award from the Academy for Continuing Education, (ACE) Boynton Beach, FL, as well as the 2015 First prize joke-telling award from the International Society for Humor Studies (ISHS).
As a result of her speaking engagements she has so far been able to donate over one million dollars to her favorite various charities. Intermittently referred to as the “Guru of Laughter,” and “The Chubby Broad from Brooklyn, Joyce helps people lighten up wherever she goes!

All are welcome!

Best in happiness and love,

Audrey

Hartford Happiness Club
Town & County Club
22 Woodland Street
Hartford, Connecticut 06105
Free Admission and Parking.  All are welcome!!

audreybcarlson@cox.net
860.841.5894
R.S.V.P. Appreciated but optional.
7-8:30 PM

 

PLEASE HELP ME WELCOME
OUR OCTOBER 3rd GUEST SPEAKERS:
DANA HILMER and WENDY PERROTTI.

October 3rd,  2019
7-8:30 pm

Life Reimagined – with Dana Hilmer and Wendy Perrotti

Come play with us and reimagine what is possible in your life!

In this engaging and interactive conversation, life coaches Dana Hilmer and Wendy Perriotti will help you get back in touch with your playful side…the you that is YOU… so that you can reimagine exciting possibilities and start charting a path toward your true north.

Our evening together is based on two key beliefs:
1. The life that you have already lived does not dictate who you choose to be in the future.
2. It is never too late to pursue a dream.

 

Together we will:

Rewind: Tap into joy and the truest, most core version of yourself.
Reboot: Get clear on what you love in your life, what you are tolerating, and what you’d like to change.
Re-engage: Get some clarity on what you really want so you can start moving in the direction you want to go.

Let’s do this! We look forward to seeing you.

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dana hilmer

Dana Hilmer

Dana Hilmer is a certified coach, positive psychology consultant, speaker and leadership trainer and she is passionate about helping people live courageously so they can build their dream and love their life.  She is the founder of THRIVEitude, Inc, a women’s leadership and personal development coaching and training company that brings the science of human flourishing and resilience to all those she serves. Through her coaching, speaking and training programs she helps women (and a few good men) elevate their confidence, ignite their potential and be the person they most want to be. Dana has been featured on hundreds of radio and television shows across the country and she speaks on topics related to mastering your mindset, optimal living, the habits of success and creating the life and work you love. Dana lives in Madison, CT with her husband and their three teenage boys. To receive free tips and videos to help you create the life and work you love, go to DanaHilmer.com.

 

wendy perrotti

Wendy Perrotti

Wendy Perrotti is an ICF Credentialed and Professional Certified Coach, speaker and leadership trainer with over 25 years experience in helping individuals and groups nationwide to affect change in themselves and others.

A thought leader in metacognition and personal transformation, Wendy’s unique approach to coaching combines her work and study in psychology, communications, and neuroscience with a passion for growth through exploration, humor, and creativity,

Wendy is the Co-Founder of The Energy Initiative, a neuroscience based executive coaching and leadership development firm as well as the Founder of LIVE BIG, a professional coaching company guiding women in their 40s and 50s to reclaim their passions and transform their lives.  She is the author of the forthcoming book, Reclaiming Muchness: Tap in to a Life of Love, Purpose and Connection.

Together… Wendy and Dana are launching CAMP REINVENTION™… a 6-month transformational program designed to help you get back in touch with you and live a life of joy, purpose and connection. Stay tuned for details.

 

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Guest Speakers October 2019 | Hartford Happiness Club

PLEASE HELP ME WELCOME
OUR SEPTEMBER 5TH GUEST SPEAKERS:
MARIA SIROIS and CATHERINE FLAVIN.

September 5th,  2019
7-8:30pm

catherine flavin

Leader Mom Presents: Self-Care 5.0: What thriving Folk know Author of:
“A Short Course after Happiness after Loss”(and other dark, difficult times)

Catherine has over 25 years of experience in engagement, leadership and culture.  Her niche found her: making very smart people smarter, happier, and more effective leading themselves and diverse teams.
She has supported leaders in financial services, scientists, executives in private equity, physicians, sales superstars, senior leaders and executives charged with shaping culture, leaders in hospitality, and national candidates – all the while collecting wisdom about what works and synthesizing unique perspectives.

Deeply grounded in research on leadership and engagement, emotional intelligence and positive psychology, she enables successful people to target and practice small changes  that lead to seismic gains. And she has a keen awareness of how bias works and how inclusion benefits us all.
Her consulting firm, Whole Leader, is about strategically leveraging assets and managing risks, whether the span of leadership is managing oneself, leading others, leading leaders or leading organizations.  Her passion is her “LeaderMom”™  project, which addresses a primary challenge to the pipeline.  With original research from high-performing senior and executive leaders who are admired as highly engaged mothers, the firm builds skills for women and their managers as well, and offers a model for how to kill it at work and have a rich, healthy personal life.  The firm’s membership platform has been described as an oasis of positivity and practical wisdom, as part leadership development and part social movement.
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dr. maria sirois

 Dr. Maria Sirois is an inspirational speaker, consultant, and licensed psychologist who has worked in the fields of wellness and positive psychology for twenty years. As a positive psychologist (Psy.D.) she focuses on the resilience of the human spirit particularly when under chronic stress, during significant transitions, and/or feeling the shock of wholesale change. Known for her wisdom, authenticity and rampant humor, Maria brings a depth of experience in personal and leadership development for corporate and non‐profit professionals, as well as community members, parents, and those who serve in the health and wellness arenas. Her work in the medical, legal, human service, financial, technology and educational sectors focuses on building capacity and engagement around chronic stressors such as conflicting goals, difficult conversations, unrealistic expectations and moments of failure — using such moments to leverage sustained positive shifts in perspective and ability.

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Hartford Happiness Club
Town & County Club
22 Woodland Street
Hartford, Connecticut 06105
Free Admission and Parking.  All are welcome!!
audreybcarlson@cox.net
860.841.5894 

LeaderMom Presents: Self-Care 5.0:  What Thriving Folk Know

Author of: A Short Course in Happiness After Loss (and Other Dark, Difficult Times)

 

September 5, 2019 from 7-8:30 PM

Maria Sirois

 

Maria Sirois

Please join me in welcoming Maria Sirois, Psy.D. on September 5th for “LeaderMom Presents Self-Care 5.0 – What Thriving Folk Know! 

All are welcome!
Best in happiness and love,
Audrey

 

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Maria Sirois is an inspirational speaker, consultant, and licensed clinical psychologist who has worked in the fields of wellness and positive psychology for twenty years. As a lecturer and motivational speaker, Maria has been invited to keynote at conferences for wellness organizations, businesses, hospitals, hospices, religious and philanthropic institutions internationally. A master storyteller, her lectures and workshops combine powerful and moving anecdotes with rigorous research to enable teams, families and individuals to build a work life and a home life of capacity, grit, meaning and happiness. Addressing topics as diverse as “The Art and Science of Resilience,” “Flourishing No Matter What,” and “A Course in Happiness,” she has been called both a “true teacher,” and “an orator of great power and beauty.”

Recently, she has created a webinar series for presenters, keynoters, teachers and workshop leaders who seek to enable audiences to successfully sustain positive transformation. Teaching for Transformation combines the wisdom of positive psychology with the art of mastery teaching and attendees from around the world have begun to implement her understandings of how to craft a program so that audiences are informed, deeply inspired, and motivated to integrate habit change.

Her clinical work brings the bounty of positive psychology and mind/body medicine to families and children facing terminal illness, and to the staff who care for them. Trained at the New England Deaconness Mind/Body Clinic (Boston, Mass.) and at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (Boston, Mass.) she currently works as a consultant to families, psychology staffs and hospital and hospice organizations. She received her doctorate from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology in 1993.

An author as well, Maria has published two works: A Short Course in Happiness After Loss (and Other Dark, Difficult Times) brings together the science of positive psychology and the art of resilience to offer a curriculum of sorts for those who are seeking strength, uplift and meaning while wrestling with the harshness of life. Each reflection offers wisdom and practical guidance for those who are suffering from pain, loss, shock, managing chronic stress, or experiencing the disappointments and loneliness of life.

Every Day Counts: Lessons in Love, Faith and Resilience From Children Facing Illness is the tale of Maria’s psychology internship at Dana-Farber. Every Day Counts brings to us the wisdom of the children she treated, wisdom that reminds us in essence that there is no time but now to live life with an open heart. Fearless when facing the suffering of our children, and determined to bring forth the gifts they offer, it is a book, as Paul Newman has written, “{of} great courage, something to lean on in tough times.” Compassion abounds in this book, for the children, for those that love them, and for the caregivers of our world.

Armed with her B.S. Degree in Biology from The College of William and Mary, Catherine enjoys debunking fitness and nutrition myths to help her clients achieve lasting results and uncover the many benefits of an active lifestyle. Catherine has been quoted for her expertise in WebMD magazine, on SparkPeople.com, LiveStrong.com, EmpowHER, Fitbie, and WorldLifestyle, and writes as a blogger for the Huffington Post. Catherine has zero tolerance for diets, supplements, and detoxes (and not just because she’s a huge fan of gluten-full bread!), but lots of love for those new to fitness. An avid runner, she has competed in races from the 1500m to the full marathon, and loves helping others start a running routine. While no longer a classroom teacher, Catherine enjoys using her Master’s in Education from The University of Connecticut to promote literacy as a volunteer tutor in local schools.

“Happiness in Dark Times”, Happiness and Its Causes, 2017  http://bit.ly/2z8Tr74

“A Meaningful Life”, ABC Australia, featuring Michael Steger and myself: http://ab.co/2voTTho

TEDx talk:  “Living An Authentic Life!”  http://bit.ly/1czPzXI

 

Maris Sirois Links and Contact Information
http://mariasirois.com/site
Author page: http://mariasirois.com/books

mariasirois1 -at- gmail -dot- com
Speaking Agent Phone: 215-693-1925

Hartford Happiness Club
Town & County Club
22 Woodland Street
Hartford, Connecticut 06105
Free Admission and Parking. All are welcome!!

Beverage Bar Available
audreybcarlson@cox.net
860.841.5894
R.S.V.P. Appreciated but optional.
7-8:30 PM

Train Your Brain to be More Resilient

August 1, 2019  7-8:30 PM

 

Katrina Steady

Katrina Steady

Everyone experiences cognitive distortions, where our brains play tricks on us.  During this session we will explore how counterproductive thinking can increase our anxiety in stressful situations. Participants will learn a strategy to control their anxiety, build resilience, and increase thought control during these moments. This will be a helpful session for individuals who struggle with anxiety or just want to be proactive by finding ways to be more resilient in their day to day lives.

Please join me in welcoming Katrina Steady August 1st for her session entitled Train Your Brain to be More Resilient.

All are welcome!

Best in happiness and love,
Audrey

Hartford Happiness Club

Katrina Steady is a performance consultant providing leadership development to managers, athletes, and coaches. She has worked with the U.S. Army for 5 years, teaching Soldiers resilience & performance enhancement techniques. She received her Bachelor’s in Psychology from Central Connecticut State University, and her Master’s in Movement Science with a specialization in Sport & Exercise Psychology from Barry University. She is a member of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, and currently teaches a Sport Psychology Graduate course at Springfield College. Katrina has consulted youth sports, college level athletes, and adults. She has experience teaching mental toughness to the following sports: golf, squash, rugby, baseball, soccer, tennis, volleyball, mixed martial arts, track & field, wrestling, lacrosse, basketball, swimming, CrossFit, and Jiu Jitsu.

Katrina Steady Contact Information
Instagram: @steadfast_pc
Twitter: @Steadfast_PC
Facebook: Steadfast Performance Consulting LLC
www.steadfastperformanceconsulting.com
860-593-7641

 

Hartford Happiness Club
Town & County Club
22 Woodland Street
Hartford, Connecticut 06105
Free Admission and Parking. All are welcome!!
audreybcarlson@cox.net
860.841.5894
R.S.V.P. Appreciated but optional.
7-8:30 PM

 

June 6, 2019 Guest Speakers are Rob DiBona and Pam Garramone.

I will be away in Alaska and Facilitating for me will be Jim McNerney. Please help me Welcome him as he will be presenting the Hartford Happiness Club on June 6th with guest speakers Ron DiBona and Pam Garramone.

 

Why Teens Aren’t Happy and How to Cultivate Happiness in Our Schools.

 

This talk will explore the manifold reasons our teens are struggling so mightily with anxiety, depression, and thoughts of suicide. We will examine the factors that result in such troubled teens and the way an active happiness club can cultivate happier and healthier students. We will share the incredible changes in culture and morale the 40% Club has made in our school community and where we are going in the future.

Ron DiBona is a dynamic, passionate English teacher who inspires students through philosophy and humor to achieve and dream. Teaching, for him, provides a most authentic state of “flow”. He is also the founder of the 40% Club at Franklin High School, which actively promotes happiness through student actions of kindness, gratitude, and frivolity.
Pam Garramone,M.Ed. Is a Positive Psychology Speaker and Life Coach and the founder of Thrive Now Boston.

 

Hartford Happiness Club
Town & County Club
22 Woodland Street
Hartford, Connecticut 06105
Free Admission and Parking. All are welcome!!
audreybcarlson@cox.net
860.841.5894
R.S.V.P. Appreciated but optional.
June 6, 2019
7-8:30 pm

June Guest Speakers Ron DiBona and Pam Garramone | Hartford Happiness Club

May 23 2019 from 7-8:30 PM

 

Nurturing Healing Love: A Mother’s Journey of Hope and Forgiveness

 

scarlett lewis

Scarlett Lewis

 

Please give a warm welcome to Scarlett Lewis as she will speak about her journey after Sandy Hook and the loss of her son Jesse Lewis. She will appear on Thursday May 23rd at the Happiness Club from 7-8:30pm.

Scarlett Lewis founded the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement after her son was murdered during the Sandy Hook tragedy in December 2012. Scarlett decided to be part of the solution to the issues in society—and that also caused the tragedy. She became an advocate for social and emotional learning (SEL) teaching children how to manage emotions, feel connected, and have healthy relationships.

Scarlett promotes the Choose Love Enrichment Program, a no cost, comprehensive SEL program empowering educators and students to choose love. The Choose Love Enrichment Program has been downloaded in all 50 states and in more than 70 countries.

 

 

All are welcome!

Best in happiness and love,

Audrey

Hartford Happiness Club
Town & County Club
22 Woodland Street
Hartford, Connecticut 06105
Free Admission and Parking.  All are welcome!!

audreybcarlson@cox.net
860.841.5894
R.S.V.P. Appreciated but optional.
7-8:30 PM

 

May 2 2019 from 7-8:30 PM

 

Surviving Bipolar

 

brandi blouch

Brandi Blouch

 

Please give a warm welcome to Brandi Blouch as she will Present her powerful and profound story on May 2nd at the Happiness Club from 7-8:30pm. This will be a message we all Need to hear again and again.

Brandi is the Best-Selling Author of “From Ups and Downs to Middle Ground”, Surviving Bipolar. She is also a co-author of the Amazon Bestseller in India of Ignition, Answering Your Calling.

She struggled for 10 years to reach a life with a managed stability. She understands what it is and how to maneuver our everchanging lives. Through these years Brandi knew there had to be an easier way to maneuver the constant ups and downs of her illness.

Brandi intertwines real life stories with helpful tips on how to survive the trepidations of bipolar disorder.

She has a Bachelors’ degree in Psychology with a Minor is Rehab. Counseling. She also has a Certification in Integrative Nutritional Health Coaching, and an ambassador with Plexus.

She believes that no two people are the same, nor do they take the same journey through life.

She is a supportive mentor and a wellness authority who works to help others feel your best. She provides a safe environment where you can share your struggles and be assisted to have a healthy relationship with yourself and the world around you.

All are welcome!

Best in happiness and love,

Audrey

Hartford Happiness Club
Town & County Club
22 Woodland Street
Hartford, Connecticut 06105
Free Admission and Parking.  All are welcome!!

audreybcarlson@cox.net
860.841.5894
R.S.V.P. Appreciated but optional.
7-8:30 PM

 

Please help me welcome our April 4th guest speaker, Florinda Ferguson.

April 4, 2019 from 7 – 8:30 pm

florinda-ferguson
Be E.P.I.C.!
(Engaged, Present, Intentional, Clear)
How to use Contemporary Pilates Anywhere! 5 Easy Movement & Mindset Habits to Lift Your Purpose and Lose the Frantic.

Florinda Ferguson is the principle Mover & Shaker at Trifecta Body ™, LLC. Throughout her professional life she has energized students, trained teachers, and inspired clients to
” do what you can, where you are, with what you have.” ~ Teddy Roosevelt

Florinda’s integrated and dynamic approach to creating a holistic “well” body has its roots in her early cultural and academic life. She was born in NYC and raised in New Haven, CT. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from The University of Connecticut, a Master of Education and Leadership in Teaching from Boston College, and is a National Endowment for the Humanities Scholar (Paris, France).

After relocating from Boston to West Hartford in 2001, Florinda developed her craft as an instructor/trainer at The Center Studio, The Fitness Continuum, and as a Master Trainer at New York Sports Clubs. She founded Trifecta Body ™ in 2012,  where she teaches her Movement with a Message ™ philosophy. Florinda is nationally certified as a Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), by Balanced Body in Barre, Pilates Mat & Pilates Movement Principles (Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced), and in Pilates Reformer (Levels 1, 2 and 3). Additionally, she has nearly 2 decades of training experience in spinning, group fitness, golf fitness, boxing fitness, core conditioning, stabilization & strength training, senior fitness & wellness, prenatal and post natal fitness, and foundations of movement.

Florinda credits her mentor, Joy Puleo (BodyWise, NY &  Balanced Body), in guiding her through best practice teaching and instruction. She is grateful for the support of her colleagues, Sharon McSpeddon (PilatesBarreCore, Ridgefield, CT) & Zayna Gold (Boston Body Barre) and all of their experience and wisdom. Terri Walsh (Celebrity Trainer & Founder of A.R.T. Method, NYC), has additionally been a source of advice and learning for Florinda. She attributes much of her skill in cueing bodywork and its adaptation to the contemporary environment,  to these amazing women. Florinda has also been influenced by the work of Burr Leonard (Founder, The Bar Method), Mike Boyle (Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning), and Justin Price (The Biomechanics Method).

Recently, she has been working with her coach Vito LaFata, to develop visionary programming to teach awareness & practice of well -being and well-doing. Her newest program, Clean Your Life Plate, launches this summer.

Florinda believes ultimately that form is paramount, and that “it
is better to do few beautifully well, than more poorly” ~ Joseph Pilates.

She resides in West Hartford, CT with her active family and strongly believes in what she is often overheard saying to clients, who inspire her every day:

Cultivate Joy. Stay Connected. Fight Inertia. Keep Moving.
“Joy is portable. Bring it with you.” ~ Anonymous

Come join us on April 4, 2019 from 7-8:30pm

Hartford Happiness Club
Town & County Club
22 Woodland Street
Hartford, Connecticut 06105
Free Admission and Parking. All are welcome!!
audreybcarlson@cox.net
860.841.5894
R.S.V.P. Appreciated but optional.

 

Believe Life Is Something Special, because it is, and so are you

March 7, 2019 from 7-8:30 pm

Positivist Lynette Turner

Lynette Turner is a Positivoligist, Positivity Life Coach, author, Certified Angelspeake Facilitator, teaches dream interpretation techniques, and is a Reiki and sound healing practitioner, singer and musician. This presentation will empower you to take steps to further enhance your life and ensure that your journey is one full of rewarding experiences. Lynette is also an ordained interfaith/interspiritual minister. From Anchorage, Alaska, she currently resides in Milford CT. Her motto is, It’s all about B.L.I.S.S., Believe Life Is Something Special, because it is, and so are you!

www.positivebliss.com

Lynette’s book will be on sale following the presentation

Author Lynette Turner will discuss her book The 10 Be’s of Positivity – 10 Steps To A More Positive Way of Living

During this presentation you will gain insight into:

• How to appreciate and be you, your “authentic self” vs. what others expect you to be

• The importance and rewards you will gain by embracing an attitude of gratefulness

• The breadth of experience you will have by being open-minded

• The positive results of being present and living in the moment

• Understand how empowering living your life from a place of forgiveness can be

• Appreciate the joy of living your life with a positive attitude and much more

Welcome to the Happiness Zone my Extraordinary Friend!

Practice CPR which is: Continuous Positive Reinforcement

BEING HAPPY NOW!!!

 

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

   JOIN US! 

  Be Happy – It’s The Law!  

 


FAIRFIELD, CT HAPPINESS CLUB

 

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.


WOODBRIDGE, CT HAPPINESS CLUB

 

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.

 


POWER LUNCH GROUP MEETING

 

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.

 


SOUL OF HAPPINESS, MILFORD, CONNECTICUT HAPPINESS CLUB

 

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.

 


NEW BEGINNINGS COMMUNITY

 

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.

 


MADISON CONNECTICUT HAPPINESS CLUB

 

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.

 


HARTFORD HAPPINESS CLUB, HARTFORD, CT

 

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.

 


BENCHMARK SENIOR LIVING HAPPINESS CLUB, SHELTON

 

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.

 


RECOVERY INTERNATIONAL FREE MEETINGS

 

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:
https://recoveryinternational.webex.com/mw3300/mywebex/default.do?siteurl=recoveryinternational
Additional information is available on the Recovery International website at:
https://recoveryinternational.org/

 


GREENWICH, CONNECTICUT CHAPTER OF THE DBSA

 

(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/

 


HAPPINESS AND GOODNESS CLUB, WHITE PLAINS, NY

 

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:
http://www.meetup.com/The-Happiness-and-Goodness-Club-White-Plains/events/180101602/?a=wm1.i_7&rv=wm1.i
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, WHITE PLAINS, NY

 

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.

 


BRIDGEPORT, CONNECTICUT – BRIDGE HOUSE HAPPINESS CLUB

 

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.

Where am I and Where am I Going?

February 7, 2019 from 7-9:00 PM

 

where am I going

DJ Horn, Kathleen Wawrzyniak Webb, Sharon Smith

Join us February 7th for our 2 hour program Where Am I and Where Am I Going? This program is an exploratory journey into self. Each of us has beliefs and habits that obstruct our ability to live in the present moment. In this program we use experiential processes and gentle movement to examine beliefs and habits that may be limiting creativity and joy. We provide participants with opportunities to discover a heightened awareness of self. We believe these tools can help to live a more a authentic life.

Movement and experiential processes include:

Guided experiences in stillness and movement
Individual and group exercises to build self-awareness
Experiments with play to encourage and foster creativity
Gentle Kripalu yoga and breathing techniques

This program is a good fit for any adult that would like to be more in touch with their authentic self. The Yoga and movement will be appropriate for all levels and can easily be modified to address needs and concerns.

DJ Horn is a multi-dimensional therapist delicately weaving together the principles and practices of Physical Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy and professional counseling to meet the unique needs of her clients. DJ received her degree in Physical Therapy from University of Connecticut, is certified in Craniosacral Therapy from the Upledger Institute and received her Master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Central Connecticut State University. DJ has lead and assisted many trainings that encourage self-reflection, mindfulness and living authentically. For more information, please visit www.integratedlifetherapy.com.

Dr. Kathleen Wawrzyniak Webb, PsyD is a parent and licensed clinical psychologist with over 15 years experience working with children, teens, adults, and families. She has provided workshops, psychotherapy, and assessment services across many settings including long-term inpatient, in-home crisis, outpatient community clinics, and private practice. Greater Hartford Wellness, LLC is her private practice which aims to support individuals to live authentically through embracing self-acceptance, utilizing strengths, and nourishing dreams. For more information about Dr. Webb’s services, go to www.greaterhartfordwellness.com or email her at kathleen@greaterhartfordwellness.com.

Sharon Archer Smith is a certified Kripalu yoga instructor. She has assisted yoga and meditation workshops at Kripalu and is especially influenced by its emphasis of self-observation without judgement. She began teaching yoga upon retirement from a long, interesting corporate career which included facilitation of workshops in strategy development, problem solving, and system design. Sharon sings in a kirtan band and writes poetry. “Yoga has helped me find the pure pleasure in being alive on this planet.” Sharon teaches in central Connecticut at West Hartford Yoga www.westhartfordyoga.com.
All are welcome!
Best in happiness and love,
Audrey

 

Hartford Happiness Club
Town & County Club
22 Woodland Street
Hartford, Connecticut 06105
Free Admission and Parking. All are welcome!!
audreybcarlson@cox.net
860.841.5894
R.S.V.P. Appreciated but optional.
7-9:00 PM

Inspire Your Ideal

January 3, 2019 from 7-8:30 PM

 

Jim McNerney

 

Jim McNerney

Join us in welcoming Guest Speaker Jim McNerney on January 3, 2019. Jim McNerney is a licensed Inspire Your Ideal facilitator. Inspire Your Ideal was created by the Wholebeing Institute. Additionally, at the end of January, 2019, he will complete his course work and become a certified and licensed Positive Psychology Coach through the Wholebeing Institute. Jim is also a certified Mind Body Eating Coach through the Institute for the Psychology of Eating.
Join Jim McNerney for an evening of discovering your own spiritual, physical, intellectual, relational, and emotional strengths. Jim will share tools for building upon your strengths and creating a happier and more fulfilling life. This will be a very interactive presentation, including practicing the tools that Jim shares.

SPIRE Well-being

SPIRE well-being considers the whole person—it encompasses spiritual, physical, intellectual, relational, and emotional well-being. By taking the whole into account, the greatest well-being can be realized. We call that wholebeing; and we use the term as our definition of happiness.
The word “spire” is within the word “respire,” meaning to breathe—the act that keeps you alive. The SPIRE perspective encourages you to know yourself—to understand and value that which is uniquely and wonderfully you. When you become grounded in who you are, it becomes a source of energy. While respiring (breathing) keeps you alive, SPIRE wholebeing seeks to keep you enlivened.

In this way, SPIRE Wholebeing helps you gain perspective as you continually grow into the highest and best you’re capable of, while deepening your connection to self.

All are welcome!
Best in happiness and love,
Audrey

 

 

Hartford Happiness Club
Town & County Club
22 Woodland Street
Hartford, Connecticut 06105
Free Admission and Parking. All are welcome!!
audreybcarlson@cox.net
860.841.5894
R.S.V.P. Appreciated but optional.
7-8:30 PM