22 Woodland Street Hartford   (860) 841-5894

Happiness Can Work For You!

 

It’s All About Happiness! Free Happiness Class!

David Fryburg, MD

David Fryburg, M.D.

YOU’VE PAID TOO MUCH FOR YOUR UNHAPPINESS!

 

Happy U! Continues on Monday, July 23rd from 7:00 – 9:00 PM ET

Are you ready to be happy?

 

Call in at 6:45 PM ET. Dial Conference Call: 1-712-770-8010 and enter code: 601695

 

Don’t miss this opportunity! LEARN ABOUT BEING HAPPY AT HAPPY U!

Happy U is the Happiness School of Higher Education by Lionel Ketchian

Our next Happy U Guest Teacher on Monday, July 23rd will be:

David Fryburg, M.D.

Kindness as a path to genuine happiness.

http://www.envisionkindness.org

David Fryburg, M.D. is the President and Co-Founder of the non-profit Envision Kindness. The mission of Envision Kindness is to promote kindness, empathy, and compassion, in the pursuit of a happier, healthier, and more connected world.

We do so by using the power of image-based stories of kindness to stir the innate predisposition of most people to be kind. Our images are crowd sourced from around the world, illustrating kindness, compassion, and love in a wide variety of forms and interpretations.

We then share these images with the broader public. This is a public health approach to promoting kindness in an era in which most people are overwhelmed by a barrage of negative news and other disconnecting content.

One of the challenges of a novel approach like this is establishing its value. Envision’s research has demonstrated that images of kindness and compassion affect people deeply, inspiring happiness, joy, optimism, gratitude, awe, and compassion much more than pretty photos such as puppies in a basket, bunnies, or flowers.

As a result of this and what is available in the published literature, we are enhancing these crowd sourced images by presenting them in unique ways to tell their respective stories and allow for those viewing it to be maximally inspired. We are coupling the presentation of these images with other works of wisdom, the science of kindness (which is fascinating), concepts in kindness, mindfulness, and humor.

One of the major outcomes of being kind is happiness. Kindness results in a profound (eudaimonic) type of happiness that most likely results from the fulfillment of biological human need—to have meaning and purpose. Meaning, it is posited, derives from connection that is achieved between two people (or really two living beings). That is, through acts of kindness both the giver and receiver get to connect to one another. That positive interpersonal (social) connection reaffirms to both that they have purpose.

David is a published endocrinologist and scientist who has been faculty at the University of Virginia, studied the effects of potential new drugs at Pfizer, and now leads teams of scientists from around the world to solve common problems in diagnosis of disease or assessing the impact of therapy. David is also an avid, published photographer and student of Tai Chi Chuan and other Eastern arts.

 

INFORMATION:

David Fryburg, M.D.

Kindness as a path to genuine happiness.

http://www.envisionkindness.org

 

 

Welcome to the Good Life!

IT’S NOT WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY.

IT’S WHAT YOU ALLOW YOURSELF TO LOSE YOUR HAPPINESS TO.

YOU WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO CONTINUE TO LEARN TO KEEP YOUR HAPPINESS NO MATTER WHAT.

HAPPINESS IS A LANGUAGE YOU MUST LEARN IN ORDER TO COMMUNICATE WITH YOURSELF AS WELL AS OTHERS.

“Happiness is an inner state of well-being that enables you to profit from your highest thoughts, intelligence, wisdom, awareness, common sense, emotions, health, and spiritual values.” – Lionel Ketchian

IT’S ALL ABOUT HAPPINESS! YOU CAN BE HAPPY RIGHT NOW AND FOR EVERY MOMENT FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE.

 

Being Happy is the most powerful skill you can learn. Happiness empowers greater insight in each of us to further a collective vision of world peace.

Happiness is power! Stop giving your power away.

Happiness becomes you!

Your reasons to take part in this course.

You will be better able to:

  • Become a happier person.
  • Become a better person.
  • Improve the management of your emotions.
  • Become more emotionally competent.
  • Learn new problem solving tools and techniques.
  • Eliminate half your problems.
  • Increase your intelligence.
  • Feel more positive emotions in your life.
  • Become resilient.
  • Most important reason to have sustainable happiness is to enjoy a consistent life.

Please join us in welcoming our July guest speaker Teressa Cohen on July 5th, 2018. Teressa is presenting “The Perception and Practice of Happiness“. The founder of Living Awareness LLC, Teressa is a Holistic Life Coach and a Kundalini Yoga and Meditation teacher. Her work is a dynamic integration of her life experience: a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and 20+ years study and training in Eastern philosophy, Buddhist psychology, and Yogic science. Holding black belts in both Seirenkai Karate and Jujitsu, Teressa infuses martial arts principles into her work. Additionally, she brings great passion from her own personal practice, a strong marriage of 22 years, and the experience in mothering two teenagers. Teressa founded Living Awareness, LLC as an emotionally intelligent, collaborative and practice-based approach for living “ free within oneself, deeply connected to others, and at peace with life.” Her non-judgmental attitude, humor, cultural sensitivity, multi-faith perspective and fluency in sign language allows her to welcome and support people of varied backgrounds.

The Perception and Practice of Happiness

Founder of Living Awareness, LLC

July 5, 2018 from 7-8:30 PM

 

teressa cohen

Teressa Cohen

 

All are welcome!
Best in happiness and love,
Audrey

 

Teressa Cohen Links and Contact Information

http://www.livingawarenessllc.com/

Teressa Cohen Facebook Page

 

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

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860.841.5894
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7-8:30 PM

Why Happiness Matters – Maria Sirois, Psy.D.

 

So many life-giving reasons to choose happiness and other states of positivity – here are the top ten, all based on the latest research from the field of positive psychology:

 

1. Happiness brings respite to our heavy moments, which, despite all our best efforts, are part of the show.

2. Positivity elevates optimism, really useful if you are in the habit of reading the news these days.

3. Happiness draws other folk toward us…Yay!

4. It makes the day worth living – even when it’s a basic Monday or a regular Tuesday.

5. Happiness increases self-worth and confidence.

6. It changes the conversation away from pain points toward uplift and what is possible. Wouldn’t that be amazing around the water coolers of your day?!

7. It increases engagement at work…even when that work is repetitive and slightly boring.

8. Happiness is way more fun.

9. Positive emotions bring energy to our bodies.

10. Happiness opens the door for hope…not like hope that I’ll be invited to sing with Bon Jovi or hang with Denzel but grounded hope.

11. It broadens our ability to create a next better moment, upleveling creativity and innovation.

12. It is contagious, sometimes even with the irritable people breathing right next to us.

13. It undoes the effects of negative emotions, so that they stop owning so much of the real estate in our minds, and helps build inner resources like kindness, courage and tenacity.

Okay, so I can’t count – that’s 13 not 10 – but happiness also helps us move away from perfectionism where everything always has to be just so and into that territory where it’s okay to be human and kind of flawed and contributive to the world anyway.

So…that’s 14.

Here’s to happier moments = happier days = the life you have been looking to create!

With love, Maria

 

NEW: Creating Happiness After Loss, June 23,10am – 1pm, MotherLOVE Annual Conference, Mayerson Academy, Cinncinati, OH.  For more information email: marcie@MotherLOVE.net

An Annual Favorite: Introduction to Positive Psychology,August 3-5, Kripalu Yoga Retreat Center, Lenox, MA.  For more information visithttp://bit.ly/29KhwkF

NEW: Authentic and Radical Self Care: A New Paradigm for Resilient Work and LivingAugust 25-26, Eurocenter, Mexico City, For more information contact: informes@ibi.mx

Navigating a Graceful Transition, with Celebrity and Lifestyle Coach, Karlee Fain, Sept. 6, The Happiness Club, West Hartford, CT.  For more information visit: www.hartfordhappinessclub.com

Coming Soon to the New York Open Center, Sept. 2018: A Short Course in Happiness After Loss (A Book Reading and Conversation) andCan Happiness and Loss Co-Exist? The Importance of Positivity in Dark Times (workshop). For more information contact:  mariasirois1@gmail.com

 

 

For more information about my work, visit www.mariasirois.com

Photo Credit:  Rouben Madikians

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Hartford Happiness Club Presents:

An afternoon with Dr. Bernie Siegel

Saturday June 23, 2018. Tickets $20. More…

Join us at our free monthly meetings! The Hartford Happiness Club meets the first Thursday of the month at the Town and County Club at 22 Woodland Street Hartford. All are Welcome!

Please join us in welcoming Laurie Newkirk to the Hartford Happiness Club Thursday June 7th 2018. The topic of Laurie’s presentation is Talk Yourself into Happiness… and Out of Anxiety. In this presentation, you will learn tools to reduce anxious feelings, gain an understanding of where anxiety comes from and explore ways to stop the negative critical inner voice. Plus, activities and thoughts you can utilize in your day-to-day living to become happier, healthier and more at ease.

Newkirk is the co-founder of the award-winning, internationally acclaimed website: Motherrr.com. The site focuses on healing the adult daughter/mother relationship. Newkirk has spent nearly 10 years studying the dynamics of intimate relationships including one’s relationship with oneself. She has appeared on radio and TV talk shows, taught workshops and received numerous awards for her writing.

Talk Yourself into Happiness

 

June 7, 2018 from 7-8:30 PM

 

Speaker: Laurie Newkirk

 Hartford Happiness Club
22 Woodland Street
Hartford, Connecticut 06105

Free Admission and Parking. All are welcome!!

Talk Yourself Into Happiness

Website: Motherrr.com

Talk Yourself into Happiness

 

June 7, 2018 from 7-8:30 PM

 

Speaker: Laurie Newkirk

 Hartford Happiness Club
22 Woodland Street
Hartford, Connecticut 06105

Free Admission and Parking. All are welcome!!

Talk Yourself Into Happiness

Website: Motherrr.com

Hartford Happiness Club Presents:

An afternoon with Dr. Bernie Siegel

Saturday June 23, 2018. Tickets $20. More…

Join us at our free monthly meetings! The Hartford Happiness Club meets the first Thursday of the month at the Town and County Club at 22 Woodland Street Hartford. All are Welcome!

Join us in Welcoming our Guest Speakers

 

An Afternoon with Bernie Siegel

Date: June 23, 2018
Time: 1-4:30 PM
Tickets: $20 Paypal

Speaker: Bernie Siegel

Place: Hartford Happiness Club
Town & County Club
22 Woodland Street
Hartford, Connecticut 06105

Free Admission and Parking. All are welcome!!


 

The Life Changing Magic of Showing Up

Date: May 3 2018
Time: 7-8:30 PM

Speaker: Robin Colucci

Place: Hartford Happiness Club
Town & County Club
22 Woodland Street
Hartford, Connecticut 06105

Free Admission and Parking. All are welcome!!


Ignite Happy

Date: April 5, 2018
Time: 7-8:30 PM

Speaker: Darrin Tulley

Place: Hartford Happiness Club
Town & County Club
22 Woodland Street
Hartford, Connecticut 06105

Free Admission and Parking. All are welcome!!


The Hartford Happiness Club is here for You! When you are looking for something more, find out how you can cultivate happiness.

 

Save the Date

An Afternoon with Dr. Bernie Siegel

Saturday June 23, 2018

 

1:30 pm to 4:00 pm

 

$20.00 per person

An Afternoon with Dr. Bernie Siegel

 

Town and County Club at 22 Woodland Street Hartford.

 

Dr. Siegel prefers to be called Bernie, was born in Brooklyn, NY. He attended Colgate University and Cornell University Medical College. He holds membership in two scholastic honor societies, Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha and graduated with honors. His surgical training took place at Yale New Haven Hospital, West Haven Veteran’s Hospital and the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. He retired from practice as an assistant clinical professor of surgery at Yale of general and pediatric surgery in 1989 to speak to patients and their caregivers.

In 1978 he originated Exceptional Cancer Patients, a specific form of individual and group therapy utilizing patients’ drawings, dreams, images and feelings. ECaP is based on “carefrontation,” a safe, loving therapeutic confrontation, which facilitates personal lifestyle changes, personal empowerment and healing of the individual’s life. The physical, spiritual and psychological benefits which followed led to his desire to make everyone aware of his or her healing potential. He realized exceptional behavior is what we are all capable of. For more information on Bernie please visit his website at http://berniesiegelmd.com/

 An Afternoon with Bernie Siegel | Hartford CT | The Hartford Happiness Club

Darrin Tulley Presents : Ignite Happy

Author of Ignite Happy

April 5, 2018 from 7-8:30 PM

 

Please join me in welcoming Darrin Tulley on April 5th presenting “Ignite Happy
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Bookwriting and Business Coach

The Life Changing Magic of Showing Up

May 3 2018, 7-8:30 PM

 

Robin Colucci

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Happiness and Fitness Connection

Author of Superwomen Secrets Revealed

March 1, 2018 from 7-8:30 PM

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Catherine Basu

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Be You Bravely

Bring Balance and Meaning to Daily Life

February 1, 2018 from 7-8:30 PM

 

Kelley Biskupiak

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Every individual is charged with finding his own path to happiness. How often do you listen to that still, small voice inside you? When you are stressed, a little unhappy, and feeling as though you are running on a hamster wheel, just stop a moment. When you begin to realize that you may be suffering from information overload, stop for a moment and look inward. Meditation is a practice that allows one to quiet the mind, focus on rhythmic breathing, and being still. Sometimes all one needs to get a grip on reality is a little quiet. For a few minutes several times per day, relax and fully engage your mind/body/spirit with a period of silent reflection. Learn to sit still, breathe deeply, relax every muscle, and empty the mind. Fill your heart with love and gratitude. Immerse yourself in the process of living, and be thankful for that gift. With daily gratitude, self satisfaction and happiness are certain to follow.

The Hartford Happiness Club is looking for individuals who have decided to take control of their lives and CHOOSE Happiness. Our club is a positive, life-affirming and uplifting force in our members’ lives. In our club, our members strive to carry happiness into the world each day, changing the world for the better one individual at a time. The Happiness Club is a fun club to get involved with, on many levels.

Cultivate Happiness in your own life by making small choices every day. Finding Happiness is a process, a personal quest for some. Happiness is a skill that can be learned. Make Happiness a Habit, make it infectious, and spread it around. Implement practices in your life that will elevate your satisfaction and joy. Begin with mindfulness, a relaxed state of awareness of the present moment. Altruism, compassion, and gratitude are all part of the state of mindfulness.Today, millions of people are “looking” for happiness. Our fast-paced world serves up thousands of distractions, perceived threats, bombardment from ‘news’ and ‘social media’. This information age that has made us input junkies, and we feel more alone and unhappy with ourselves and wonder why. Happiness does not come from a pill bottle. There is nothing you can take to make yourself happy until you change your mind and BE Happy.

Why Choosing Happiness is Important

Happiness is a skill that can be learned. Happy people change the world around them in many ways. A positive, happy attitude is infectious, and it all begins with a CHOICE. Happiness makes your brain think differently. Once a person chooses happiness, he feels good. Happiness brings a lightness of being, a sense of subtle connectedness with the world and all that is in it. Happy people have better health, tend to live longer, and expect good outcomes, even in adversity. Happy people change the way they approach ‘challenges’ – problem solving tends to lead to more creative solutions, perhaps because we are creating more beneficial chemistry and hormones.

Happy people are not violent, are more likely to be of service to others, and share what they have with others. If you believe you can benefit from a positive group of people that promote happiness in their own lives and wish to share it with others, come meet us: We are The Hartford Happiness Club, and you are welcome.

Path to Happiness | Hartford CT | Hartford Happiness Club

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 Cultivate Happiness in your own life by making small choices every day. Finding Happiness is a process, a personal quest for some. Happiness is a skill that can be learned. Make Happiness a Habit, make it infectious, and spread it around. Implement practices in your life that will elevate your satisfaction and joy. Begin with mindfulness, a relaxed state of awareness of the present moment. Altruism, compassion, and gratitude are all part of the state of mindfulness.

Where does happiness come from? Your heart and mind work together in determining the choices you make every day. When you take charge of your inner voices you can learn to make better choices in your life. Making better choices will realize that you are empowered – you alone can have abundance and grace in your life by choosing to do so. The Hartford Happiness Club will show you how to find your inner happy, live to your fullest potential and bring light into the world. It’s difficult these days to be optimistic in terms of what our media throws our way, but have faith in your higher self. Switch off the media and get out into the world and connect with people. Be happy over nothing. Share your calm inner grace with people, one soul at a time. Remember who you are, remember your purpose for living. The Club exists to bring people together, to make new friends, to help people overcome the challenges life throws before us. We will show you that being happy is the most powerful skill you can learn. You can be Happy right now and for every moment to come for the rest of your life. Being happy empowers greater insight in each of us to further a collective vision of world peace. Unconditional, incorruptible Love brings freedom to all of creation sharing this beautiful planet.

Our Club empowers you with the ability to find happiness within yourself, to encourage yourself to remain positive, and to inspire others to do the same. We believe that Happiness benefits your relationships, your health, and can make the world a more peaceful place one person at a time.

Get Involved

It is all up to you. Happiness becomes you. 222 Woodland Street, Hartford, CT. (860) 841-5894.

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