Kourting Happiness

Kourting Happiness

Are you committed to happiness? Are you looking to create a happier workplace? Do you value learning more about how science can help? Well, if you answered yes, this podcast is for you. Dr. Kortni Alston is here to help. She is a Happiness Scholar who understands hardships, building resilience, and well-being at work. Plus, she is a TV Reporter, and News Director turned TEDx speaker and Transformational Trainer in positive psychology. Each episode will help you commit to happiness in your personal life and on the job. Dr. Kortni trains journalists, executives, and individuals who are looking for transformative change with evidence-based strategies. Are you thinking about changing your life? Are you focused on meaningful work? Do you want to create a workplace that values well-being? Discover why individuals, companies, and professional organizations turn to Dr. Kortni to increase their levels of happiness, commitment to well-being, and create a positive workplace.


February 27, 2023 21 min

Are you a leader that is ready to be a game-changer?  If you are shouting, "yes."  

We have an approach that will increase well-being in your workplace.  On top of that, it will improve performance.  Strengths-Based Leadership is transformative.  

Our host, Dr. Kortni Alston, will help you uncover the superpowers in your team....

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This week's episode will be released this Sunday, February 26, 2023

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We are counting down to one of our favorite days of the year, and that’s the International Day of Happiness.  It takes place on March 20th.

To celebrate, we are counting down with a positive activity to celebrate – and that’s our own digital Wall of Gratitude

Our host Dr. Kortni Alston discuss...

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Are you ready to add books to help you elevate happiness in your library? 

If you are shouting, "Yes, I am."  Well, this podcast is for you.  

CNBC features our host and happiness scholar, Dr. Kortni Alston's top picks. Check out what they are.  Plus, Dr. Kortni mentions a bonus book only on Kourting Happiness. 


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Did you know that 40 percent of your happiness can be determined based on intentional activities? 

Our host, Dr. Kortni Alston, discusses the science and how to develop your well-being strategy to jump-start 2023.  

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January 15, 2023 17 min

Who can you call at 3:00 a.m.? 

Not having that person could affect your happiness.  

Our host, Dr. Kortni Alston, talks about CBS News coverage of A Key to Finding Happiness.  The story focuses on community.   She discusses how you can create belonging and how the world's longest scientific study on happiness can help. 

Check out the show notes for this podcast. 

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Are you ready to achieve all your goals in 2023? If you said, yes, we have the perfect person to take you to the finish line.  

Katie Jefcoat is a happiness curator, kindness crusader, speaker, and author.  On top of that, she is the host of Everyday Happiness podcast.  

Katie discusses how you can find happiness and harmony b...

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We have a few days until Christmas. Are you searching for the perfect gift? If so, there is no judgment. Maybe, you are searching for some self-care goodies of your own. You are in the right place.

Happiness Scholar Dr. Kortni Alston shares her top picks to help restore, recharge, and create your retreat. And —- gifts that can bring you joy...

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It's known as the most wonderful time of the year.  

It can also be a stressful one.

Our host Dr. Kortni Alston talks about how to make it happier.  She shares tips from National Alliance on Mental illness, also known as NAMI.  You will lear...

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Christmas brings the sights and sounds of the holiday season.  However, it can also be stressful.  

What can you do to make sure you keep your peace?   Give yourself the gift of boundaries. It's essential for our self-care.  

Psychology Today holds some of those answers.  Our host, Dr. Kortni Alston, talks about an article they published by Sharo...

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The world isn't getting a good night's rest.

According to the Philips Global Sleep Survey, 62 percent of adults say they sleep somewhat/not at all well, with just one in 10 saying they sleep extremely well.   Our host, Dr. Kortni Alston, shares an article published in Psychology Today to help restore your slumber.  In addition, she provides bonus tips too.   

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Thanksgiving weekend means turkey, pumpkin pie, veggies, and lots of leftovers.

It also can be served with large portions of gratitude. 

Our host, Dr. Kortni Alston, talks about how you can create a ripple effect of giving thanks, that goes beyond the dinner table. 

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Do your negative emotions need a vacation? 

If you say yes, you can put them into your guest house.  Our host, Dr. Kortni Alston, explains how you can do just that.

Learn how with the help of Mister Rogers and a poem that will empower your feelings to pack their bags and leave. 

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Do you know what good stress is? 

According to the American Institute of Stress, “Good Stress” is the type of stress we feel when we are excited.  There isn’t a threat or a fear. They compare it to going on a rollercoaster ride, being up for a promotion, or maybe evening going on a first date. 

Our host, Dr. Kortni Alston, talks about how to mana...

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Let’s talk about rain. These are not the drops that fall from the atmosphere.  This R.A.I.N. is an acronym that will help you heal.  Our host, Dr. Kortni Alston, shares how it will help you honor your feelings and create your umbrella approach to managing stress. 

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"Your well-being is your most important job," says our host Dr. Kortni Alston.  She dives into what you can do to create a well-being strategy that works for you.  On top of that, Dr. Kortni is sharing it all in a well-being journal that's yours for free.  Yes, free.   Find out how to grab yours today

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The United States Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy, tells Americans that toxic workplaces can harm your health.  Our host, Dr. Kortni Alston, shares Dr. Murthy's recommendations on what organizations can do to create healthier workplaces that foster work-life balance, community, and growth. 

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It's time to breathe well. 

There is so much power in deep breathing. Our host, Dr. Kortni Alston, discusses an article published in Positive Psychology that shares how it can combat diseases, increase positive emotions, and help our well-being.  

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It's time to take note.  Not just to notice or give attention.  But the written word.  Our host, Dr. Kortni Alston, talks about the power of a note.  Learn more about the science of the handwritten message and how it can increase your well-being. 

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Thank God It's Friday, also known as TGIF. 

It has become the phrase used to discuss that the work week has ended, and it’s time to dive into the weekend. 

What about the start of the week?  Yes, TGIM, or better yet, Thank God It's Monday.  Our host, Dr. Kortni Alston, talks about an article published in positive psychology.com that will help mak...

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