22 Woodland Street Hartford   (860) 841-5894
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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

 

Finding peace and connecting to love by understanding the Energy Around you

 

December 6, 2018 from 7-8:30 PM

angelina diana

 

Angelina Diana

 

Psychic mediumship readings seminar with Angelina Diana. Finding peace and connecting to love by understanding the Energy Around you.

Psychic Medium Angelina Diana (her born name) had been a popular radio host & newscaster for many years, until the world of connecting to energy came into her life. At first, she studied it privately to make her life better. Then the urge to interview psychics and mediums grew stronger. She then realized that there were those practitioners “in the work to heal and those in it to steal (your money)!” After Angelina received many personal validations from the energy world, she decided to read other people to see if there was evidence. Angelina was surprised to receive more requests to do readings because it “helped’ them. She decided to leave the world of broadcasting, to broadcast other information….from the other side.

As a Psychic Medium, Angelina Diana participated in the prestigious Mediumship Afterlife Tests, The Veritas Research program under the direction of noted author & scientist, Dr. Gary Schwartz, of the University of Arizona, Tucson. It was during extensive scientific testing by that Ms. Diana’s otherworldly accuracy was scientifically verified to the extent that she received honorable mention in Dr. Schwartz’s book, “The Truth about Medium.”

Angelina also has the distinction of being the first medium to be certified by Forever Family Foundation when they began their program in 2005. After she passed the test the first time She went through the certification program various time to help them refine the program to open it up to other mediums.

Angelina has also been a host – “Signs of Life” since it’s inception from 2006 -2013. She lent a hand in the programming, production, formatting and creation of their interview show that has noted scientists in the field of survival of death as well as noted authors and other mediums.

Angelina has had the opportunity to use her past media experience and bring her on air readings, messages of hope and spiritual teachings to television and radio. She is the resident psychic medium on Courtney and Kiss in the morning on 95.7 FM since 2005 She has the honor of being on Better Connecticut WFSB Channel 3 (CBS), FOX 61, WTNH 8 (ABC) and Channel 30 (NBC) in Connecticut. She has also made other TV appearances in Massachusetts WGGB Channel 40 (ABC) and WWLP Mass Appeal Channel 22 ( NBC) and Arizona. She also produced and host her Cable Access show on Cox Cable PA15 shown throughout the Connecticut area.
She wishes to be a resource to help clients discover their own natural psychic ability, and if they have experiences a loss, help them understand their ability to connect to their loved ones on the other side.

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

 

November 1, 2018 from 7-8:30 PM

 

Looking at Life Through the Lens of Forgiveness

 
Barbara Shulman-Kirwin

Barbara Shulman-Kirwin

 

Barbara Shulman-Kirwin is a student of forgiveness. Barbara earned her BS in Philosophy and a masters of science in Physical Therapy and practiced PT for over 15 years. She loved working with her patients and helping them get better, but something was missing in her life. She decided to stop PT and she became a potter apprentice at the Guilford Arts Center. Barbara fell in love with the act of creating and making beautiful functional pieces of pottery, but 4 years into her ceramics life, she contracting Lyme Disease that was undiagnosed and untreated.

Barbara left ceramics because she could no longer throw on the wheel and do functional pottery, and making lemonade out of lemons she ventured into glass fusion and 15 years ago opened Chroma gallery (www.bskdesign.net), in Guilford, CT which is her working studio and exhibit space all in one. Barbara’s healing journey from Chronic Lyme disease introduced her to the world of complimentary and alternative medicine, which is where she discovered the healing qualities of Forgiveness. Barbara believes that forgiveness is the gift we give ourselves to lead us out of the prison of anger, grudges and fear.

Barbara sees clients two days a week helping them heal with looking at life through the lens of forgiveness.( www.forgiveness-works.com) Barbara is looking forward to teaching us the wisdom of forgiveness she has learned along the way.

Please welcome Barbara Shulman-Kirwin to our November Happiness Club! Her topic speaks volumes to everyone. Forgiveness takes on new meaning as we evolve in our lives with the struggles of letting go, anger, pain and in some cases hatred.

For me, I had to find a way to” let go” for survival. I will share my insights and what I had to do when we gather Thursday November 1st when we meet Barbara Shulman-Kirwin to present her story and understand how we can learn from her wisdom and healing benefits through forgiveness.

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

 

The Power of Your Story

 

October 4, 2018 from 7-8:30 PM

 

terry wolfisch cole
 

Terry Wolfisch Cole

Join Terry Wolfisch Cole for an evening devoted to discovering the power of your story. We’ll begin by learning about Terry’s journey to the stage and the joy that one impulsive encounter brought to her life, then learn some tips for effective and engaging personal storytelling. The evening will conclude with an invitation to step up to share your story, or simply to sit back and listen to others’.

Terry Wolfisch Cole is the founder of Tell Me Another, a Hartford-based storytelling show. She teaches people to find and craft the tales of their unique experiences and provides an outlet for them to tell their stories. Her award-winning story “The Runaway” has been featured on the Moth Radio Hour and in the pages of Readers Digest.

All are welcome!
Best in happiness and love,
Audrey

 

Terry Wolfisch Cole Contact Information
Tell Me Another
P.O. Box 23
West Simsbury, CT 06092


Website: https://www.tellmeanotherstories.com/


Facebook: Tell Me Another: Extraordinary Lives, Extraordinary Stories
Phone: 860-558-2587

 

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

Maria Sirois, Psy.D. with Karlee Fain KYT, LMT, AADP

 

Please join me in welcoming Maris Sirois and Celebrity Life Coach Karlee Fain on

September 6, 2018 from 7-8:30 PM

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

Best in happiness and love,
Audrey

Maria Sirois: Navigating A Graceful Transition:  Your New Best Life

why happiness matters

Maria Sirois

 

Maria Sirois, Psy.D. – Psychologist, Consultant, Inspirational Speaker
Certificate in Appreciative Inquiry, Stiller School of Business

 

 


 

Karlee Fain: Celebrity Life Coach, Author, Speaker

Karlee Fain

 

Karlee Fain; KYT, LMT, AADP
Celebrity Health & Life Coach, Author, Speaker
Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner
Every Body Thrive LLC

 


september 6 happiness club

Maria Sirois, Psy.D. with Karlee Fain KYT, LMT, AADP

 

Please join me in welcoming Maris Sirois and Celebrity Life Coach Karlee Fain on

September 6, 2018 from 7-8:30 PM

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

Best in happiness and love,
Audrey

Maria Sirois: Navigating A Graceful Transition:  Your New Best Life

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

 

why happiness matters

Maria Sirois

You’ve felt the itch to make a transition in your career, relationships or health.  But where do you start?  And how do you navigate the uncharted territory of your calling without slipping back into old patterns or turning the good things in your life upside down? In our evening workshop we’ll blend soul with science, integrating tools and practices based on research from the fields of positive positive psychology and life coaching, and we’ll rediscover the wisdom you already carry within you to help you find your path to clarity, calm and meaning…and just a little bit more happy!

 

Maria Sirois BIOGRAPHY

Maria Sirois is a master teacher, facilitator and author. She is devoted to the science of well-being and the art of crafting a life and a work that embodies health, passion and success. As a positive psychologist (Psy.D.) and consultant, she focuses on the resilience of the human spirit particularly when under chronic stress, during significant transitions or changes, and/or feeling the shock of wholesale change. Known for her wisdom, authenticity and rampant humor, Maria brings a depth of experience in leadership development and stress management for corporate and non‐profit professionals alike. 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. Her home is in the Berkshire Mountains where she attempts on a daily basis to love her children well enough so that they too find a way to embrace the world with a grounded optimism and a sense of their own strengths. And on most days, she remembers to feed the cat.

Maria Sirois, Psy.D. – Psychologist, Consultant, Inspirational Speaker
Certificate in Appreciative Inquiry, Stiller School of Business

Maris Sirois Links and Contact Information

www.mariasirois.com
Author page: http://mariasirois.com/books

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

 

 


 

Karlee Fain: Celebrity Life Coach, Author, Speaker

Karlee Fain

Karlee Fain, author, speaker, and teacher, knows that burning yourself into the ground to achieve your goals, is an outdated approach; we all thrive through nourishment, not punishment. Instead, she bridges soul with proven science to show her clients how to reclaim a life and career that are deeply fulfilling and prosperous.
For years, Karlee worked exclusively with celebrity clients, successfully showing the high-profile leaders of our culture how to create and sustain peak performance by cultivating deep self-care as part of an effective business strategy. Her clients win Grammys, launch fulfilling businesses, and play professional sports while having time for a personal life and family. But she began to wonder: what about people that don’t have an entourage, don’t they deserve to thrive too?
Now Karlee works privately with “every day rockstars” and in corporate and education setting, with people who want to have the “Big 3” – a thriving career, health & relationships. You can expect to walk away from a session with Karlee knowing the doable steps to leverage joy, rest, clarity and your authentic values, to live a career and life you love.
Karlee’s speciality is showing driven people how to reclaim more time in their day. Learn more about what is possible for you when you have the space to breathe again at EveryBodyThrive.com.

“I coach driven people. Together we break through the roadblocks that high-achievers experience, unlocking a career and lifestyle that are both prosperous and meaningful. This link is where it all starts: EveryBodyThrive.com/start-here

Karlee Fain; KYT, LMT, AADP
Celebrity Health & Life Coach, Author, Speaker
Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner
Every Body Thrive LLC
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